OS X Mountain Lion

Apple’s Facebook snub has a backdoor

Apple’s Facebook snub has a backdoor

Facebook has again been snubbed by Apple, rival social network Twitter getting picked for deep integration in OS X Mountain Lion, though unlike with iOS there's still room for Zuckerberg to sneak inside. Just as iOS 5 included broad Twitter support across the iPhone and iPad platform, Mountain Lion natively supports the short-messaging service but leaves Facebook on the outside. However, while the huge social network might not be there out-of-the-box, Mountain Lion does give it another way to jump onboard.

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Apple Gatekeeper is the Game-Changer

Apple Gatekeeper is the Game-Changer

OS X Mountain Lion is going to be the topic of much conversation over the next few weeks, but while much will center on its iOS-style evolution, it's Apple Gatekeeper that's arguably the biggest deal. Apple's attempt to challenge malware with a digital signing system for apps distributed outside of the Mac App Store, Gatekeeper introduces Developer ID, a certification program that, while ostensibly optional for OS X coders, is nonetheless something most will find impossible to resist.

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Meet Apple OS X Mountain Lion

Meet Apple OS X Mountain Lion

Seven months ago Apple launched OS X Lion; now, 19m copies later, it's ready to preview OS X Mountain Lion. The next update for Mac isn't expected to hit the Mac App Store for download until this summer, but SlashGear caught up with Apple to find out the top ten - or in fact eleven - headline features of Mountain Lion, as well as get our hands on early version of the developer preview. iMessage jumps to OS X, along with Game Center and Notifications, and plenty more, as Apple narrows the gap between iPad and Mac. Read on for all the details.

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