Here’s what we’ve seen of Mountain Lion, which is coming out for $19.99 next month: Reminders, Notes, and Notification Center are coming to the Mac iMessage is hitting Mountain Lion (though the service as a whole needs to be more reliable) iCloud is going to play a much larger role in Mountain Lion – particularly […]
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OS X Mountain Lion for $20: Details and July Release Date Announced

Here’s what we’ve seen of Mountain Lion, which is coming out for $19.99 next month:

  • Reminders, Notes, and Notification Center are coming to the Mac
  • iMessage is hitting Mountain Lion (though the service as a whole needs to be more reliable)
  • iCloud is going to play a much larger role in Mountain Lion – particularly with Documents in the Cloud (for which a third-party SDK is available)
  • A new Safari is here, and it’s got a gorgeous unified address and search bar, consistent iCloud tabs across devices, and new gestures for tab navigation
  • Apps will have share buttons built into them for easier tweeting, messaging, and e-mailing of links and media
  • Voice dictation is coming to the Mac!
  • Power Nap will allow certain MacBook Airs and the new MacBook Pro to update and back up while sleeping (presumably on a charger)
  • AirPlay mirroring on the Mac (which will make Apple TVs even more useful as ways to get media onto your TV)
  • GameCenter on the Mac (slow clap…) will allow for cross-device multiplayer gaming
  • Mountain Lion works as an upgrade from OS X Snow Leopard or Lion

[details via The Verge liveblog, Engadget liveblog]

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