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Mac OS X Mountain Lion – the next version of Apple’s glossy desktop operating system — is getting an automatic downloads feature that’s borrowed straight from iOS. The latest edition of the Mountain Lion developer preview adds the new tool, which sees other Macs logged into the same account automatically downloading apps when you purchase them,9to5Mac reports. The new feature doesn’t seem to work yet, but expect it to be primed and ready to go once Mountain Lion is finished. It’s due out this summer. iOS devices already offer this feature, funneling apps to your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad if you’ve already bought them on another bit of kit. If you’ve never experienced this feature on your own iDevice and are wondering how to turn it on, go to Settings and tap Store. You might have to enter your Apple ID and password, which any iOS user will know is always a thrill.
Avid operating system watchers will know Apple’s slowly adding more and more features from its mobile platform to its desktop variant. Mountain Lion will also bring iOS-style notifications, for example, which will incorporate programs such as email and iMessage, as well as Twitter mentions and direct messages. Other incoming features include AirPlay Mirroring to stream your Mac’s screen to a telly that’s hooked up to Apple TV, as well as iOS apps Notes and Game Center. A new security tool called Gatekeeper will only let software that’s had Apple’s stamp of approval be installed on your computer. Will you be taming Mountain Lion? Or would you rather keep Apple’s wildcat out of your camp with a ring of Windows 8 perimeter fires? Which iOS features would you like to see worked into OS X? Notify me in the comments or on our Facebook wall.
Apple on Wednesday supplied its developers with an updated version of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3, the pre-release build of the forthcoming Mac operating system update.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple slips out new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion beta, leaves 2007 MacBook Pro in a momentary lurch. The software update is now available in the Mac App Store. People familiar with the latest build said it is identified as “12A206J.” Apple has reportedly informed developers that MacBook Pro model released in mid-2007 are not compatible with the new build. The issue is expected to be resolved with a future update. People familiar with the build also said that an error occurs when using Fast User Switching, in which the desktop may appear white for several seconds. Problems are also said to remain with the share menu related to Mail and Twitter in the pre-release build.
Issues are also said to remain from the previous build, including the fact that Notes no longer sync with iTunes, and Java applets may not work in Safari. Apple also reportedly informed developers that QuickTime screen recordings can be corrupted when using machines with Nvidia graphics processing Wednesday’s update is the second issued for the third developer preview of Mountain Lion; the last update was supplied to developers on May 1. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 was first supplied to Apple’s development community in April.The second preview of Mountain Lion came about a month before, in mid-March. Mountain Lion is scheduled to go on sale on the Mac App Store this summer. More on the next version of the Mac OS X operating system will be shown off at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will kick off on June 11 in San Francisco, California.