Apple’s Mountain Lion Has Arrived.
Apple is recognized by many as the world’s leading technology firm. Their much anticipated Mountain Lion iOS with more than 200 features is finally here! And, this innovative release is more than just an upgrade of repetitious features.
This new version seeks to push OS X towards the look and feel of iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, which currently runs on the majority of Apple’s devices. It also makes up for the majority of Apple’s revenue.
Even Microsoft is moving towards this concept with all their devices. Cloud technology for example, is where much of the technology is heading nowadays with smartphones and tablets. This technology is proving extremely profitable for Apple and helped thrust it to the forefront of the industry as the number 1 technology company in the world. It is only a matter of time that all Apple products come full circle simulating the same experience.
Apple iCloud integration includes the following features: Notification Center, Social sharing, voice dictation, Airplay, a Game Center, the r much anticipated security suite called Gatekeeper, and Power Nap, a feature that manages software updates and incoming messages even when the computer sleeps.
iCloud is the master holding all of this together for Apple. There is wireless synching and cloud storage service, not to mention, documents functionalities that bring support to many applications, such as, content updates in new desktop apps and the capability to sync Safari browser tabs across devices.
A lot of these functionalities will look similar to the current iOS users. Notification Center, Notes, Messages, Reminders, Siri-powered dictation and in-app social sharing will all be the same.
All the upgrades described will only be available to users currently running Lion or the latest version of Snow Leopard. Here are the following specs for machines that are eligible for the upgrades:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)