OS X Mountain Lion

Apple unveils AirPlay Mirroring, 1080p streaming to TV

Apple unveils AirPlay Mirroring, 1080p streaming to TV

Apple has just demoed a new AirPlay Mirroring feature that can be used to easily push 1080p content wirelessly to your TV from your Mac running the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion. This means no more fiddling with an HDMI cable to get the same result. Audio can also be mirrored this way to AirPlay-enabled stereo systems and speakers.

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Apple brings Game Center to the Mac

Apple brings Game Center to the Mac

Apple has decided to bring Game Center across from the iPhone and iPad to Mountain Lion. The feature works much in the same way as it does on iOS devices, with users being able to sign in and keep a track of games currently being played, plus stats and scores being offered up via custom profiles.

 

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Power Nap Apple app revealed at WWDC 2012

Power Nap Apple app revealed at WWDC 2012

A brand new bit of software has been introduced this week at Apple's WWDC 2012 called Power Nap, an application that allows your computer to continue working while you're asleep. This software takes applications like notes, iPhoto, Calendar, and Mail, and "keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps." This software will keep your data backed up at all times, even while your computer is asleep - like magic!

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Apple brings Dictation to Mountain Lion

Apple brings Dictation to Mountain Lion

Apple has added a ton of new features to Mountain Lion today here at WWDC, and one of them is Dictation. Users will be able to speak in almost every app across Mountain Lion and have their words transcribed to text automatically. Apple say that Dictation will work for Facebook, Mail, and Microsoft Word. It’s not quite the full-blown Siri support that some were expecting, but it’s the next best thing.

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OS X Mountain Lion gets iCloud built-in

OS X Mountain Lion gets iCloud built-in

Apple has announced some of the new features to expect with OS X Mountain Lion, starting off with the iCloud being built-in. This means that when you sign in, all your apps are configured for you and your content is up-to-date across all your devices, be they running Mac OS X or iOS.

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WWDC 2012 Keynote gets pre-event Black Banner tease

WWDC 2012 Keynote gets pre-event Black Banner tease

The fabled Black Banner is back this morning at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 as we ramp up to the main event with our own live feed and stream, it likely containing that one big reveal we've been waiting for! This event is sure to be the home of a brand new version of Apple's mobile operating system iOS 6, we've seen a banner showing off what appears to be a slightly new iteration of Apple's AirPlay, and of course there's the Black Banner (photographed by @SaschaSegan) which will almost certainly be revealed during or directly after the first keynote. We expect it'll be something fabulous like a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 model or a showing of the final features of OS X Mountain Lion - let's have a peek at what's possible!

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Your WWDC 2012 preparation guide: MacBook Pro and iOS 6 for everybody

Your WWDC 2012 preparation guide: MacBook Pro and iOS 6 for everybody

This week we're getting prepped for one of the larger Apple events of the year, that being the Wordwide Developers Conference 2012. This conference is billed as "the weeek we've all been waiting for" by Apple and is sure to bring on more than just software - as we've seen in years past - but hardware as well. We'll be bringing you all of the action live from our WWDC livecast portal as well as here in the main news feed, but before we get there, have a look at our pre-event guide.

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Mountain Lion’s “Do Not Disturb” rumored for iOS 6

Mountain Lion’s “Do Not Disturb” rumored for iOS 6

Not too long ago we heard details that Apple had included a “Do Not Disturb” feature in the latest Mountain Lion betas. When enabled, any alerts or banners would be hidden from the user to avoid distractions, but the Notification Center would still kick track of everything when you needed to come back to the important alerts. 9to5Mac has heard from trusted sources that iOS 6 will include similar functionality, plus additional features.

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Siri’s Voice Dictation spotted in OS X Mountain Lion code

Siri’s Voice Dictation spotted in OS X Mountain Lion code

The same Siri-based voice dictation features as on the new iPad look increasingly likely to show up in OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's next-gen Mac platform, according to new beta code tidbits. According to a new mention in the latest seed of Mountain Lion, spotted by 9 to 5 Mac, Apple could be using a new keypress combo to trigger what's presumably the same server-based dictation system as offered on the iPad.

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Automatic Downloads added to Mountain Lion

Automatic Downloads added to Mountain Lion

Apple continues to add more and more iOS-like features to Mountain Lion. The latest addition to the developer preview brings the Automatic Download function for apps purchased from the OS X App Store. Just like iOS, once you enable this feature any Mac that is logged on the same account will automatically download purchased apps. The feature doesn’t seem to be fully baked in just yet, however.

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