Desktops and Notebooks: OS X Lion` Launches with a Roar
Launchpad Gives -Lion' an iOS Feel
OS X Lion features the Launchpad tool, which is meant to put all of ones applications at ones fingertips; could this be the first sign of a future merging of the OS X platform with iOS?
A Replacement for Spaces
Mission Control brings together all the applications currently running into a one-blink view: open windows, Dashboard widgets and full-screen applications all get a bit of the limelight.
What's an -AirPort'?
Apple has stopped referring to its 802.11 wireless networking as AirPort, choosing instead to go with the industry standard WiFi and thereby saving users some confusion.
New -Large Type' Titles in Finder
The Finder has been given a makeover, with the Lion theme of muted colors and larger, more-visible titles in the sidebar.
The Mail application in Lion has also been reskinned with the Lion OSs muted themes and a reorganized interface meant to give users more screen to work with.
The Preview tool for viewing image and PDF files has seen a reworking, with a new full-screen view, a smart magnification feature, and auto save support, as well as other enhancements.
Leather-bound Look for iCal
The iCal appointment manager has also gone full-screen in Lion, and a new Year view allows the user to see 12 months at once.
Finally, Full-Disk FileVault
The overhauled FileVault encryption feature now supports encrypting the entire disk, instead of being limited to the users home directory, as in previous versions; external volumes can also be encypted.
Address Book Gets a Makeover
The leather-bound look also makes an appearance in Address Book, which adds support for FaceTime video calls, birthdays without a year, and social network profiles.