OS X Mountain Lion

Golden Master OS X Mountain Lion seeded to developers

Golden Master OS X Mountain Lion seeded to developers

Apple has hit a major milestone with its latest version of OS X Mountain Lion. Cupertino previewed Mountain Lion back in February highlighting a bunch of features that would be common between the new Mac desktop operating system and iOS. Those features include Messages, Reminders, Notes, Notification center, Game center, and more.

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MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2012)

MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2012)

Apple's MacBook Air may have fallen into the shadow of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display at their WWDC 2012 launch this past week, but the updated ultraportable has plenty going for it. A proven design favorite, and undoubtedly the inspiration for a legion of Windows-powered ultrabooks, the MacBook Air now gets a fresh batch of processors in the shape of Intel's latest Ivy Bridge chips, along with a general refresh to the spec sheet. Is that enough to keep the MacBook Air at the top of the ultraportable tree? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Skype 5.8 gets Mountain Lion upgrade

Skype 5.8 gets Mountain Lion upgrade

Skype has launched a new, OS X Mountain Lion ready version of its VoIP and video calling app for Mac, with improved screen sharing but no mention of Retina Display readiness. Skype 5.8 for Mac now allows premium subscribers to see both video calling and screen sharing simultaneously, "so that you can see the reaction of the person or people you're sharing with" (perfect for those shock & awe PowerPoint sessions).

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display review (mid-2012)

MacBook Pro with Retina Display review (mid-2012)

Faced with one of the most news-packed WWDC keynotes so far, it takes a very special product to stand out but the MacBook Pro with Retina Display managed it. Apple's collective interpretation of what a "next generation" pro-level notebook should be, the new model introduces the first design change in several iterations and marks the debut of Retina screen technology on a Mac. There's no questioning the specifications, but with prices starting from $2,199 - a $400 premium over the regular MacBook Pro, which stays on sale alongside - is the MacBook Pro with Retina Display too rich for the market? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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WWDC 2012 keynote highlights hit 80-second video

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights hit 80-second video

If you're the kind of person who loves CliffsNotes for all your reading activities and also want to see everything Apple showed off this week at WWDC 2012's main keynote, there's an 80 second version of the video for you right here. Courtesy of Michał Cichecki from UpsterTV we've got a video that's no longer than 80 seconds of quick-cut video from the official Apple release of the WWDC 2012 keynote from yesterday. You'll see everything from the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina display down to the race car driver stepping on stage to assure you that Apple's deeply invested in the gaming universe.

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Mountain Lion’s Secret Weapon

Mountain Lion’s Secret Weapon

This week Apple brought a bit more detail to the eventual full release of their next big desktop software version OS X Mountain Lion, and one feature continues to present itself as the real hero. This feature is of course known as Notification Center. While this sort of functionality began its life in the Apple universe on the iPhone, it has come to the desktop in what might be the best form its been in yet. Here lies the connection between all of your desktop applications and functionality, accessed by you with great ease.

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MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch with Retina Display Hands-on

MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch with Retina Display Hands-on

Apple may have had a jam-packed WWDC 2012 keynote, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Kept behind glass in its first public showing, that didn't stop us digging up a review unit of our own for some playtime. We've been waiting a long time for a significant reworking of the Pro range, and this new model is more than just a pixel-packed screen.

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Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2012 has started off with a bang with no less than a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 line with Retina display, iOS 6, and several secret updates to hardware now live in the Apple Store online. This event has released a whole wave of updates in the Apple universe and to help you keep them all straight, we've got a guide which lies here below. This guide will show you what you'll be getting on your current-wave hardware for software upgrades and will also inform you on what it will mean to upgrade to the newest hardware this summer!

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Mac Pro 2012 gets stealth refresh

Mac Pro 2012 gets stealth refresh

Today amongst the major amount of updates to both hardware and software in the Apple world during the first large keynote of WWDC 2012, it appears that a stealth update has occured to the Mac Pro. This tower has been updated for 2012, well overdue since the last version came out all the way back in 2010. This tower Mac will be upgraded with two six-core 3.06GHz Intel Xeon X5675 processors along with a few lesser bumps as well.

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Mountain Lion available in July for $19.99

Mountain Lion available in July for $19.99

Deadly curious to know exactly when Mountain Lion will be available to download, and for how much? Apple has taken the wraps off the info, saying that it will be available in July for $19.99. Even with that cheap price, if you buy any new Mac starting from today, you’ll get the update absolutely free when it is made available next month.

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