Apple has announced that version 10.8 of OS X is to be called Mountain Lion and will be released this summer. You'll find everything you need to know here, from in-depth preview impressions to information on updates and the eventual launch.
Is Apple's latest version of OS X more than just rehashed features from iOS?
As part of its quarterly earnings press release, Apple has confirmed that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the latest version of its desktop operating system, will be released via the Mac App Store tomorrow.
Apple just announced that the release version of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be updated to support the new 2880 x 1800 Retina Display in the next-generation MacBook Pro. The entire OS has been tweaked to support the higher resolution, as have most of Apple's apps, including Mail, Safari, Aperture, and Final Cut Pro.
Apple is now heavily encouraging developers to begin signing their applications with their Developer ID so they can be used with Mountain Lion's new Gatekeeper security system.
Apple has released the third version of the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview, which still includes a bevy of bugs to be squashed before the software is released this summer.
A source has given Ars Technica screenshots of icons with twice the normal resolution appearing in Mac OS X Mountain Lion's developer preview, suggesting that the OS may eventually be used on Retina displays or simply have better resolution independence.
OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 adds iCloud tabs to Safari and Twitter to Notification Center
As OS X developers spend a bit more time with the recently-released Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, they're find more new features in the update.
In Mountain Lion, when an app attempts to access your contacts, OS X pops up a dialog box asking your permission. Once you grant it, there's a new section in the Security preferences that lists all the apps you've granted permission to.
Apple's Messages beta supports drag-and-drop file transfers. Files received on an iOS device can be acted on as if they were received in an email message.
AirParrot is a new Mac app that lets you stream your computer's display right to your Apple TV over AirPlay, similar to the ability demonstrated by Apple in the forthcoming OS X Mountain Lion.
An unofficial list of Macs compatible with the current developer build of OS X 10.8 has been posted by The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
Apple has seeded version 5.2 of its Safari browser to developers today, and it comes complete with some UI changes that'll roll out with Mountain Lion this summer.
The "Mac" in "Mac OS X" is no more. Instead, Apple's desktop operating system is now simply called OS X.
Apple's new Messages app, which will be part of OS X Mountain Lion, is available to download now from Apple's website, as long as you've updated to 10.7.3.