Apple's Mac OS X 'Mountain Lion' Tightens iOS Connections

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2012-02-16
 
 
 

Notes

Apple's upcoming Mountain Lion lets users jot down notes, insert photos and images, and share them with friends or colleagues. Notes interoperate with iCloud, updating across the users' range of devices.

Notes

Notification Center

Mountain Lion will offer a hub that consolidates email, messages, reminders and alerts.

Notification Center

Reminders

The Reminders app, well, reminds users of upcoming tasks.

Reminders

Game Center

Mountain Lion imports Game Center from iOS, complete with the ability to compete against friends and measure your top scores against those of others.

Game Center

Messages

This robust app lets users send unlimited messages to others using either a Mac or a mobile device running iOS 5.

Messages

Twitter

With Mountain Lion's Twitter integration, users can Tweet links and photos from Safari, iPhoto or Photo Booth.

Twitter

Gatekeeper

Mountain Lion's security apparatus offers granular control over what can be downloaded onto the Mac.

Gatekeeper

AirPlay

In conjunction with an Apple TV, AirPlay Mirroring lets users stream content from the Mac to the television screen.

AirPlay

iCloud

Apple's iCloud has now expanded to the Mac, letting users sync their data across the entirety of the company's mobile devices, desktops and laptops.

iCloud

Share Sheets

Many Mountain Lion apps will feature a "share" button for sending links, photos, video and notes to contacts.

Share Sheets

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