Agenda What is OS X Mountain Lion Features of OS X Mountaion Lion Dropped Features of OS X Mountaion Lion Renamed Features of OS X Mountaion Lion
About OS X Mountain Lion One of the Worlds advanced desktop operating system. OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is the ninth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.s. OS X Mountain Lion was officially released on July 25, 2012. It gains features from iOS and apart from that it supports 200 plus new features.
Features Accessibility Access from anywhere. It supports 14 new braille displays. You can now drag items using VoiceOver. Support for press and hold buttons.
Notification Center Notification Center consolidates notifications from Messages, Calendar, Mail, Reminders, and third- party apps in one convenient place. You can click Menu bar icon to view the notification. The user can access the center anytime, even when you’re using a full-screen app. Share your thoughts to Twitter right from Notification Center. Update your facebook status message in Notification Center.
iCloud Easy to setup. The iCloud Document Library is a convenient way to access your iCloud. Sign in once with your Apple ID to set up Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime, Game Center, Safari, Reminders, iTunes, the Mac App Store, and Notes. Sort options are also provided. You can organise folders by just drag and drop.
AirPlay Mirroring Send what’s on your Mac screen to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. Automatic detects an Apple TV on the same network. Provides Audio support. Delivers High performance. Seamless integration with iTunes. (eg: When you play movies in iTunes, AirPlay Mirroring will automatically switch to full screen mode).
Finder Share files in messages or mail using share button. Easy encryption. You can encrypt even drives from the finder. Customizable sidebar.
Dictation Shortcut keys to enable Dictation(fn key twice). Talk anywhere you need to type. Works with text fields in any OS X app. No need of any third party software. Works with Contacts. Dictation supports English (U.S., UK, and Australia), French, German, and Japanese.
Social Networks:(Facebook and Twitter) Single sign-on. Even for your apps. When you are signed in fb/twitter notifications can be viewed, modified and updated from notification center. Lets your Facebook/Twitter friends know where you are by location indicator. Facebook/Twitter friends into Contacts. You can even sign-in to multiple accounts.
Notes Your notes stay up to date on all your devices(iPad,iPhone and Mac) using iCloud. Stay organized by arranging notes in folders. Search field to quickly find the note. Notes supports links. Drag a photo or an attachment into a note to include. Click the full-screen button to enable full screen mode.
Messages The elegant new design of Messages makes it easy to follow conversations. Autocomplete names. You can send iMessages to a phone number or to an email address associated with an Apple ID. Send encrypted messaging for privacy. Send large attachments upto 100mb, such as high-quality photos, full HD video or documents using iMessage.
Mac App Store OS X software updates are available through app store. Mac App Store notifies when updates are available. Share button to share on social networks. Full screen can also be enabled. Automatic download of app updates.
Reminders Pushed to all devices using iCloud. Upcoming reminders appear in Notification Center. Mark as complete when the task is accomplished. Click a date in the calendar to see all the reminders due that day. The search field makes it easy to find a specific reminder. Set priority.
Dropped and changed features iChat — replaced by Messages and FaceTime. MobileMe — replaced entirely by iCloud. RSS support in Mail and Safari has been removed. Software Update — has been unified into the Mac App Store. Web Sharing — option removed from System Preferences. Apache is still included with the operating system and can be enabled using third-party software. Display Preference Menu — replaced by AirPlay icon.
Renamed applications Address Book renamed "Contacts". iCal renamed "Calendar".