Apple released OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion today, and the reviews around the web are coming in, and while it’s not unanimous, it looks like the “experts” are loving Mountain Lion! I know I’m digging it, but lets see what other sites are saying…
OS X News
OS X Mountain Lion is debuting, and with it comes one of my favorite features: Dictation! The new version of Apple’s venerable OS X operating system will allow you to talk to enter text instead of typing it by hand in just about any app on your Mac.
Just in case you didn’t get your “final reminder” from Apple, be aware that you need to save your iWork.com documents by July 31. Otherwise, they all go poof!
ZEVO, the software package by former Apple file system engineer Don Brady that brings the Sun-backed ZFS file system to OS X, has been acquired by GreenBytes, a storage appliance hardware company that already uses ZFS in its products.
Expectations are that Apple will release Mountain Lion next week. They’ll be launching Mountain Lion Server at the same time. It’s a revolutionary server platform in many ways, not the least is that it’ll only cost $19.99.
A new browser based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to your computer, be it a OS X, Windows, or Linux based computer.
According to a new study, Objective-C, the programming language used to build applications for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, is now the 3rd most popular coding language among programmers.
If your Mac doesn’t meet the minimum recommended system specifications for OS X Mountain Lion, the App Store may not let you download it.
Unless you have a mid-2011 or newer iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or early-2011 or newer MacBook Pro, you may not be able to enjoy AirPlay Mirroring with your second generation or newer Apple TV when OS X Mountain Lion is released.
Apple has grabbed an increasingly larger share of mobile devices being tracked by Net Applications, reaching a whopping 65 percent in June. The 65.27 percent share was up from 62.65 percent in May.
Apple has released driver updates for OS X. The updates are specifically for printers from Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Infotec, Gestenter, Ricoh, Savin, Lanier, InfoPrint, and NRG.
AnandTech posted its full review of the Retina Display MacBook Pro last week, and the section on graphics performance bears review. At its highest resolutions, Apple is clearly pushing the limits of the machine’s graphic capabilities.
Apple released an update to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview 4 yesterday afternoon. The system will now do daily checks for security updates and will install them automatically or upon restarting your Mac.
Apple released an update on Tuesday that adds RAW compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto 11 for three Canon cameras and one Sony model.
Apple has quietly removed a statement from its website claiming that its OS X operating system isn’t vulnerable to viruses.
Philips Speech Processing has announced their new dictation and transcription software for OS X. Starting this month, the app will be available on all SpeechExec DVDs, which ships with all Digital Pocket Memo packages.