Archive for July, 2012
Did you hear the Mountain Lion roar? Yes you heard me right probably the most awaited OS from Apple the Mountain Lion was introduced in its complete form, at least to the developers present. There had been a lot of buzz and speculation ever since the Mountain Lion was announced. You can now get your hands on the latest Apple OS for just $19.99 and it will ship in July. If you purchase any Mac you are sorted as you will receive your Mac preloaded with the all new OS X Mountain Lion. Apple first previewed the Mountain Lion in February with many features which you can find on the iOS including reminders, notes, notification center, game center and much more. You probably read something about the features the mountain lion is expected to bring with it here on our iOS 6 blog, now is the time to take a look at them.
Executives at the WWDC gave a preview of features such as dictation, power nap and iCloud Tabs. Besides this the OS X Mountain Lion will bring 200 brand new features. The dictation feature will be incorporated throughout the operating system which means you can use it to enter text wherever it might be required. Makes you wonder if Apple hopes to get us hooked to voice controls after touchscreens. We here at the iOS 6 concept blog expected dictation to be integrated after we heard of resource files for Safari which pointed to dictation features.
iCloud Tabs was also demoed and is a brand new feature for safari on Macs. With iCloud tabs you can see all of the tabs open on all your iOS devices and do not need to move from one device to the other. All you need to do is login to the same iCloud account on all your devices. Safari now features a unified search and address bar, thus you no longer need or will see the small search bar on the right side of the screen.
Power Nap is an innovative new feature which had all those present excited. With almost all laptops when you close the lid they will either hibernate or go in to standby mode. With the new Power Nap feature your MacBook will update itself and download all your emails while it is being charged or in sleep mode. If you own a time machine it will back up all your files automatically which means your MacBook is hard at work trying to make your digital life easy even when you think it’s asleep.
The beauty of this feature is that all this happens without making any sound using the SSD on your MacBook. However for the moment power nap will only be available for new generation of Macs and MacBook Airs which feature a Solid State Drive which might disappoint a few enthusiasts.