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Mountain Lion Available in July From Mac App Store

Mountain Lion Available in July From Mac App Store

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Apple today announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion introduces more than 200 innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration*, Dictation, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices.
Apple today announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion introduces more than 200 innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration*, Dictation, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices.

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Mountain Lion Available in July From Mac App Store MARKHAM, Ontario—June 11, 2012— Apple today announced that

OS X Mountain Lion, the n inth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion introduces more than 200 innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notificat ion Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration*, Dictation, Power Nap, Ai rPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iClou d built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices. “The pace of innovation on the Mac is amazing, OS X Mountain Lion comes just a yea r after the incredibly successful launch of Lion,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s sen ior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With iCloud built right in and the new Notification Center, Messages, Dictation, Facebook integration and more, this i s the best OS X yet.” Using your iCloud account, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to set up you r Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes. The new Reminders and Notes apps help you remember important tasks and jot down your thoughts quickly , while iCloud automatically keeps everything up to date. Documents in the Cloud works with iCloud-enabled apps including Apple’s iWork suite so you can always ac cess and edit your documents on any device. The new Messages app replaces iChat and brings iMessage to the Mac, so you can s end messages to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac. You can include attachments, high quality photos and HD video, and your iMessages appear on all your devices so you can pick up a conversation right where you left off. iMessage includes group messaging, delivery and read receipts, typing indicator s and secure end-to-end encryption. The Messages app also supports traditional i nstant messaging services, including AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Jabber. Mountain Lion streamlines the presentation of notifications, and with Notificati on Center you can see all your notifications from OS X and third party apps in o ne convenient place. You can customize which apps send you notifications, the ty pe of notification you receive, and how many items are shown in Notification Cen ter. When you want to focus on your work or watch a movie, you can choose to tem porarily suspend all notifications. New system-wide Sharing is built into Mountain Lion, making it easier than ever to share links, photos, videos and other files. Clicking the Share button allows you to share quickly without having to switch to another app, and you just need to sign in once to use third-party services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Vimeo. Facebook and Twitter are integrated with Notification Center so you can r eceive notifications when someone sends you a message or mentions you in a post or Tweet. With built-in support for Facebook, you can post photos, links and comments with locations right from your apps. Once you’ve signed in, your Facebook friends auto matically appear in Contacts with their profile photos. Your Facebook notificati ons work with Notification Center in Mountain Lion, and you can even update your Facebook status from within Notification Center. Dictation is built into Mountain Lion and allows you to dictate text anywhere yo u can type, whether you’re using an app from Apple or a third party developer. Mou ntain Lion also introduces Power Nap, an innovative new feature that keeps your MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air (second and third generation) up to date while it sleeps. Power Nap automatically refreshes Mail, Contacts, Cale ndar, Reminders, Notes, Photo Stream, Find My Mac and Documents in the Cloud, an d when plugged in, downloads software updates and backs up your Mac using Time M

achine. The revolutionary new Gatekeeper feature makes downloading software from the Int ernet safer by giving you control over which apps can be installed on your Mac. You can choose to install apps from anywhere, just as you do today, or for maxim um security you can set Gatekeeper to allow only apps from the Mac App Store. Th e default setting allows you to install apps from the Mac App Store and apps fro m developers that have a unique Developer ID from Apple. In addition to checking daily for security updates, Mountain Lion includes app sandboxing to keep misbe having apps from compromising your system, and kernel ASLR for improved protecti on against buffer overflow attacks. Additional new features in Mountain Lion include: • AirPlay Mirroring, an easy way to wirelessly send an up-to-1080p secure stream o f what’s on your Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV, or send audio to a receiver or spe akers that use AirPlay; • Game Center, which brings the popular social gaming network from iOS to the Mac so you can enjoy live, multiplayer games with friends whether they’re on a Mac, iP hone, iPad or iPod touch; • a faster Safari with a unified Smart Search Field, iCloud Tabs that present your open tabs across your devices, and a new Tab View to quickly swipe through them ; • new features for China, including significantly improved text input, a new Chine se Dictionary, easy setup with popular email providers, Baidu search in Safari, built-in sharing to Sina Weibo and popular video websites Youku and Tudou; and • over 1,700 new APIs that give developers access to the latest core OS and web te chnologies, as well as the newest features of OS X, including Documents in the C loud, Notifications, Sharing and Game Center. Pricing & Availability OS X Mountain Lion will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 ( CAN). Mountain Lion requires Lion or Snow Leopard (OS X v10.6.8 or later), 2GB o f memory and 8GB of available space. For a complete list of system requirements and compatible systems, please visit: apple.com/osx/specs/. OS X Server requires Mountain Lion and will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 ( CAN). The OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date upgrade is available at no additional ch arge via the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac s ystem from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 11, 2012. *Facebook integration will be available in an upcoming software update to Mounta in Lion. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, i Life, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone wi th its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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