Mountain Lion

Why Apple chose Twitter over Facebook

With the upcoming release of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple will be fully integrating Twitter social sharing across all of their included apps, as well as extending a developer API for 3rd party apps available through the Mac App Store. This follows similar integration in iOS 5 last year and leaves one huge, lingering question: where's the Facebook integration?

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Back to the iPad: What Apple should take from OS X Mountain Lion and give to iOS 6

Apple is clearly bringing the best parts of the iPad to the Mac, but how about bring iOS some of the best parts of OS X as well?

Yesterday Apple released the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion developers preview, and like OS X 10.7 Lion before it, front and center was a drive to take what worked best in iOS in general, and the iPad in specific back to the Mac. To make an Apple experience that's more consistent across their two platforms.

But how about a little quid pro quo? There are several aspects of OS X, including some of what's being implemented in Mountain Lion, that I'd love to see in iOS 6.

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Hands on with Messages for Mac beta

We are all familiar with Messages for iPhone and iPad and now Apple has brought Messages to the Mac. Messages for Mac is technically in beta, but it's a public beta which means if you're running OS X 10.7 Lion or the developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can download it now and give it a try.

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Will you be switching to OS X Mountain Lion for Mac? [Poll]

What do you think of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

Apple shocked the tech geek community with this morning's surprise announcement of OS X Mountain Lion where they once again brought iPad and iPhone features "back to the Mac", including Messages, Reminders, Notification Center and more.

There's no word on Siri, Apple's voice controlled assistant, for Mac yet, but then again there's no word on Siri for iPad 3 yet either.

Apple is taking their time and doing what they do best -- seeding interest and creating buzz. They're excellent at it, just look at all the coverage they're getting this morning without even holding one of their famous keynotes!

And we want to know how its working.

If you're a Mac user, is this a no-brainer, instant-update for you when it's available, or would you rather Apple kept OS X and iOS separate and distinct?

If you're a Windows user, does anything you've seen today tempt you to make the switch to Mac, or does the idea of iOS-style stuff on your desktop make you even less likely to make the change?

If you're undecided, if you're waiting to see more, what precisely would Apple have to do to win you over to Mountain Lion?

You know the drill, vote in the poll above and give us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses bringing iPad, iPhone experience to Mountain Lion

Apple officially announced they'll be pushing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to the public later this summer, further integrating the iPad experience with the desktop bringing Messages, Reminders, Notification Center and more. The Wall Street Journal sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss some of the reasons Apple chose to bring the iPad experience over to the Mac.

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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview video

Apple has posted an official preview video showcasing some of the features they plan to include in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. With Mountain Lion, Apple is moving even further into merging the experience between the iPad and the desktop, integrating features like Messages, Notification Center, Reminders and more.

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iCloud gets properly integrated into the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion

Apple released a developer preview for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion today, and it finally makes the Mac an equal iCloud citizen, alongside the iPhone and iPad. Previously, iCloud could be enabled as a sync tool for OS X, and a way to re-download iTunes content, but versions of apps like iWork for Mac weren't updated to take advantage of Documents in the cloud.

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iOS Notes comes to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Take a note on your Mac at home, update it on your iPad at a meeting, read it on your iPhone on the go. Built in.

A proper, iOS-style Notes app is one of the 100 features included in today's announcement of OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion developer preview.

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Notification Center comes to Mac with OS X Mountain Line

Keep track of all your mail, message, twitter, and other alerts on your Mac as easily as you do on your iPhone or iPad

Notification Center will be making its way from your iPhone and iPad to your Mac with the release of OS X Mountain Lion. It was one of the most eagerly awaited features of iOS 5 and aims to do the same now for Mac -- bring all your alerts to you in one place, including mail, reminders, calendar, messages, Twitter, and more.

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Reminders for Mac brings iOS-style task lists to OS X Mountain Lion

Apple announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to be released later this summer, bringing with it a number of new iPad-influenced features. Among the added features will be a new Reminders app that synchronizes reminders across your Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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