Apple's newest version of OS X arrived today, with a heap of future-looking features in tow. Here are five of our favorites
By Nick StattPosted 07.20.2011 at 6:15 pm 1 Comment
The newest version of Apple's desktop and laptop operating system, Mac OS X, was released today, as version 10.7--better known as Lion. It's a major overhaul for OS X, blending elements of Apple's mobile iOS operating system and moving the design further away from the cutesy, bubbly visage of its past. But beyond the talk of modal interfaces and the rise of mobile are a whole bunch of new features that are flat-out futuristic--cloud-based downloads, ad-hoc sharing, new uses for multitouch, and more. Here are our five favorite forward-looking features in Mac OS X Lion.
Check out Mac OS X's newest tricks in the gallery.
It’s wasn’t unexpected but for those of us running Snow Leopard on our Macs it is significant: Apple launched it’s Mac App Store today as part of an update to Mac OS X 10.6, bringing the current version up to 10.6.6. For the uninitiated, the Mac App Store is like the App Store in iTunes that lets you purchase and load software apps to peripherals like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, but the apps are optimized to run on your computer. That’s right: Angry Birds for your desktop.