OS X Mountain Lion release date & price announced

OS X Mountain Lion release date & price announced

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OS X Mountain Lion release date & price announced by Apple at its annual WWDC event. The OS will run the firm's new MacBook Pro and Air laptop ranges

Apple has announced the ninth version of its computer operating system called OS X Mountain Lion, which will be available from the App Store as a download in July.

Official UK pricing for Mac OS X Mountain Lion means that users can get their hands on Apple’s latest OS for £13.99.

Users can set up their Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes simply by using their iCloud accounts.

In addition, there are 200 brand spanking new features including the all new Messages app, Notification Centre and Facebook intergration.

Also on board is Gatekeeper, Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring.

“The pace of innovation on the Mac is amazing, OS X Mountain Lion comes just a year after the incredibly successful launch of Lion,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“With iCloud built right in and the new Notification Center, Messages, Dictation, Facebook integration and more, this is the best OS X yet.”

OS X Mountain Lion: Features

*via Apple

1. AirPlay Mirroring, an easy way to wirelessly send an up-to-1080p secure stream of what’s on your Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV, or send audio to a receiver or speakers that use AirPlay;

2. Game Centre, a social gaming network from iOS that allows users to enjoy live, multiplayer games alongside other online players, whether they’re on a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch;

3. Faster Safari browser with a unified Smart Search Field

4. iCloud Tabs that present your open tabs across your devices, and a new Tab View to quickly swipe through them.

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