Apple release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Apple released their latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system last Wednesday to the delight of Apple fanatics the world over.

OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard users will be able to download the Mountain Lion at a price of $19.99. Those who bought a Mac after June 11 will be able to upgrade to the Mountain Lion without paying a single cent.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the release during the company’s fiscal third quarter result. An Apple insider source previously suggested that the Mountain Lion will be released on the 25th of July.

According to Cook, “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

The OS X Mountain Lion features an AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and improved integration with the iCloud.

Developers got a hold of the Mountain Lion two weeks ago to test the new Apple operating system. Since then, no issues have been reported regarding the Mountain Lion’s graphic quality and performance, media importing, networking performance and reliability and viewing or editing.

As an Apple owner, are you excited to try the Mountain Lion out?

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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion increases Privacy Control

After the long awaited released of their latest iPad, Apple is now back at it as they are working towards releasing their latest OS X 10.8 this summer.

Also known as Mountain Lion, the Cupertino based company has just released the 2nd developer preview for registered Apple developers. And according to sources, there is a marked improvement and at the same time some still need tweaking and improvement.

Like the Game Center, Air Play and the Notes app, sources reveal that these areas need improvements.

But what comes as a big boost is the much improved privacy feature.

One Dustin Courtis has discovered that if you have an app that attempts to gain access to your personal information, such as contacts, a message will pop-up and informs you whether you want to trust this app to gain access to such data.

Another security update also features the ability to revoke or opt out app permissions that you previously authorized.

If these reports are true then Kudos to Apple for taking steps in trying to protect the privacy of their clients. Privacy issues have troubled smartphone companies due to their inability to correct and protect their clients.

Good job for Apple and their development team!