Apple teases with its next Mac OS called Mountain Lion
The next version of the Mac operating system is being announced by a team in Cupertino California. This new operating system is called as the Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and is now released to the developers. It will be made available for the consumers by late summer at the Mac Application Stores and also on new Apple laptops and desktops.
The Mountain Lion came out only seven months ago, and it adds a lot of features that can be called as to be inspired by the Apple’s iPhone iOS. Some of the new features included into the Mountain Lion that can be pointed out as –
Messages - The iChat messaging service on Macs is included with this OS, but it will replace that software with messages, which ties in with iMessages. This software was a hit on iPhone and iPad last year. This will allow the users to message anyone on their phones through your laptops or desktop, and also allows them to chat on popular instant messaging programs, like AIM, Yahoo and Google Talk from the same program.
New Notifications – The notification center that was earlier integrated to the iOS is also made available in this version of the Mac OS. This will allow the alerts of messages, calendar appointments, Twitter updates and a lot of other notification to appear in the screen just as they appear on a phone.
Gaming Center – The Social Gaming network has also been made an option which allows the users to play games with friends who may be on Mac or any other Apple device like the iPhone or iPad.
Reminder app – The remainder application that syncs with the iOS devices will help you to remember things.
Along with all these a new security system is also headed to this OS, the Gatekeeper Security, which gives users the control over what applications can be downloaded and installed on their Macs.
Till now no price for the Mountain Lion has been proposed for the consumers. However, the price to upgrade to the current Mac OS, Lion is about $30.