OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion hasn’t mauled us insists Growl

Mountain Lion hasn’t mauled us insists Growl

Apple's Notification Center was one of our favorite elements in our OS X Mountain Lion preview, but third-party devs Growl claim not to be concerned that the big cat is moving on on their territory. In a blog post titled "Welcome to the party" the developers of the long-standing notifications tool for Macs deny that Growl is dead, and say that in fact they're looking into whether it can be integrated into Notification Center.

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Developers cautiously convinced by Apple Gatekeeper

Developers cautiously convinced by Apple Gatekeeper

Apple began its Mountain Lion Gatekeeper charm-offensive with developers last week, it's been revealed, though there remain concerns around whether non-Mac App Store apps will get the same advantages as those released through the official download store. Developers Panic have documented Apple's outreach efforts, co-founder Cabel Sasser having been invited to a preview session with Mountain Lion earlier in February, where the Cupertino company was keen to reassure him that it has no plans to make the Mac App Store the only way to get apps in OS X.

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Mountain Lion upgrade only way to keep Messages post-beta?

Mountain Lion upgrade only way to keep Messages post-beta?

Apple Messages, the iChat replacement that integrates cross-platform text, video and photo messaging between Mac and iOS, will only be available for OS X Lion users until Mountain Lion is released this summer it's suggested. Having previewed Mountain Lion, Apple released the Messages beta yesterday for those with Macs running Lion to try the software out. However, according to Consomac's digging, the beta will only be valid until Mountain Lion's release, at which point users will apparently have to upgrade if they want to continue chatting.

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Apple’s Cook coy on touchscreen Mac

Apple’s Cook coy on touchscreen Mac

OS X Mountain Lion's reimagined iOS features may have brought Notifications Center and more gestures to the desktop, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is playing coy on whether an actual touchscreen will show up on Macs any time soon. Echoing former CEO Steve jobs dismissal of touchscreen desktop ergonomics, Cook told the WSJ that "this kind of reach for me isn’t a terribly intuitive thing" if dealing with a touch-enabled iMac. However, as for touchscreen notebooks, Cook declined to answer.

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Mountain Lion ditches older Macs

Mountain Lion ditches older Macs

Apple Mountain Lion will force many Mac models into legacy status, with no support for the upcoming OS X refresh for numerous pre-2007 MacBooks, MacBook Pros and desktops. The minimum hardware requirements of Mountain Lion - which we previewed comprehensively yesterday - apparently count out multiple models using integrated Intel GPUs, so TUAW's developer source says. That means, if you have a pre-unibody MacBook or the original MacBook Air, there's no Mountain Lion for you.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone. If we had to guess what's on your mind right now, we'd say Sony's upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld. If we were right, you must check out our first look article where we play around with our early review unit of the device. If that's not what was on your mind, perhaps we can distract you with this wicked cool Lego Minecraft set? Still not good enough? Then read on for the rest of the big news from today.

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Mountain Lion could maul Windows 8

Mountain Lion could maul Windows 8

Mountain Lion came as a surprise today, proving Apple still has the capacity to shock and that Microsoft can't expect plain sailing with Windows 8 later this year. The next version of OS X isn't expected in consumer form until this summer, but already - with just a few features revealed - it's looking more grounded and cohesive than Lion before it. Microsoft's challenge is completing a risky, high-stakes revolution in its PC business, while Apple consolidates its already capable, well-esteemed platform and further feathers its maturing ecosystem.

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Wrap-Up

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Wrap-Up

Today Apple has released information galore on the newest version of its desktop software OS X Mountain Lion. This wrap-up should provide you with a nutshell idea of what it will mean for you to upgrade to the next version of Apple's Mac software as well as let you in on the security upgrades that are the star of this next wave of Apple's integrated system. This wild cat is set to bring the desktop and Apple's mobile world of iOS closer than ever!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

It's a very Mac morning with more updates on the next version of Apple's desktop software than you can possible handle! The next version will be called Apple OS X Mountain Lion and you'll be able to check out our very full guide on it in the post Meet Apple OS X Mountain Lion. Next be sure to check out the brand new Messages for OS X which you can download in beta right this second! Apple is also making some vast privacy changes that could affect 1000s of applications, and Chris Davies has a featured column by the name of Apple Gatekeeper is the Game-Changer - straight from the Mountain Lion's mouth!

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