Top 5 features of OS X Mountain Lion
Nowadays everything is in the tech world is going mobile, and so with Apple Back to the Mac”. In this article, top 5 features for Mountain Lion will be highlighted.
Message or iMessage---replace iChat
Messages, also iMessages, It replaces iChat with extended features, and far better and bigger than iChat. It lets you send and receive texts, photos and 1080p HD videos between iOS devices and other OS X Mountain Lion. Also, it includes other instant messaging service like AIM, Yahoo!, and Google Talk, etc on the conversation. Thanks to Messages, we can now send texts from Mac to any other iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or another Mac, the conversation never has to end. In addition to chatting, sharing documents, pictures, videos, and much more becomes much securer (encryption is applied), easier and quicker.
iCloud---sync documents, contacts, mail, calendar, Apps and more
iCloud—Apple's service that syncs all your information to the cloud and across devices. It’s already introduced in OS X Lion, but the integration is deeper in Mountain Lion in the following ways: 1) allowing you to access your documents across multiple computers and mobile devices 2) syncs not only documents, but also contacts, mail, calendar, Messages, FaceTime, TextEdit and third-party apps via APIs. 3) adds the option to Find My Mac” in the same way you can register your iPhone for tracking in case they’re lost or stolen. If you want to make a stable copy from iPhone, iPad, iPod to Mac, or vise versa, you can resort to Transpod for Mac.
Airplay Mirroring---stream anything between Mac and HDTV
AirPlay Mirroring is the technology that takes whatever is on your Mac's screen on your television or any other device wirelessly via Apple TV (make sure it can receive an Airplay transmission).
It’s firstly introduced to iOS 5 to stream live content on the device onto a HDTV display, and now it hits Mac. In OS X Mountain Lion, you can shows anything on your desktop, including movies, presentations, slideshows, photos, websites, etc. and stream it directly to your TV sets.
Now you can use your Mac in your meetings and conferences for broadcasting onto HDTV with Apple TV. It is indeed a great addition.
Notification Center---inspired from iOS but smarter
Much like on the latest version of iOS (5 or later) for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, Mountain lion comes with a newly-designed Notification Center that brings all of the user’s latest updates neatly into one place.
It will alert you when there’s an incoming email, message, software update, or calendar alert. The messages will appear there briefly, and you’ll have a chance to ignore the notification or address it immediately by clicking on it, which brings you to the appropriate application instantly.
The Notification Center can be completely customized . You can choose how a notification is shown or disappear for each application and also set some notifications filtered to avoid some superfluous notifications from apps you don't care about. For example, you can set preference for the email VIPs to avoid the annoying interruption of spammers.
Sharing---quickly and easily share anything on Mail, Message, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and more
Sharing is a great feature inspired by iOS, and comes much easier on OS X Mountain Lion. Now you can find a button labeled as Share Sheets on any app, which you can share links, photos, videos, messages, notes, mails right away without switch to another app and login. For example, if you share a webpage from Safari, you can choose to insert it (or just its URL) in a new Mail message, or insert a link in a new message in Messages, or even compose a tweet containing the URL. When you select Twitter, a small floating composition window will appear and allow you to write and send a tweet quickly, without leaving the website you’re browsing.
Note: Apple has also added the Facebook Like button to iTunes and the App Store, so you will be able to recommend songs, TV shows, movies and apps you like.