|Apple Mac OS X Lion|
Ilse Jurriën : June 7th 2011 - 11:50 CET
Apple Mac OS X Lion operating system : Apple announces their eight release of the Mac OS operating system, Apple Mac OS X Lion offers more than 250 new features and 3,000 new developer APIs. Some of the powerful features in Apple Mac OS X Lion include: new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Apple Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app. Apple Mac OS X will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99.|
Apple Mac OS X Lion - Multi-touch gestures
New Multi-Touch gestures and fluid animations built into the Apple Mac OS X Lion operating system let you interact directly with content on the screen for a more intuitive way to use your Mac Personal Computer. New Multi-Touch gestures include momentum scrolling, tapping or pinching your fingers to zoom in on a web page or image, and swiping left or right to turn a page or switch between full screen apps. All Mac notebooks ship with Multi-Touch trackpads and desktop Macs can use Apple’s Magic Trackpad.
Apple Mac OS X Lion - Full screen apps
The new Apple Mac OS X Lion offers system-wide support for full screen apps. Full screen apps take advantage of the entire display and are perfect for reading email, surfing the web or browsing photos, especially on a Apple MacBook Air or Apple MacBook Pro. Thanks to the Mac OS X Lion operating system, users can single click an app which fills the display and users can swipe from one window to another, between full screen apps, or back to the Desktop, Dashboard or Spaces without ever leaving full screen. Apple iWork and Apple iLife apps, as well as Safari, iTunes, Mail, FaceTime and others, all take advantage of Apple Mac OS X Lion’s system-wide support for full screen apps.
Apple Mac OS Lion - Mission Control
Apple Mac OS X Lion also supports Mission Control. Mission Control combines Exposé, full screen apps, Dashboard and Spaces into one unified experience for a bird’s eye view of every app and window running on your Mac. With a simple swipe, your Mac OS Lion desktop zooms out to display your open windows grouped by app, thumbnails of your full screen apps and your Dashboard, and allows you to instantly navigate anywhere with a tap.
Apple Mac App Store
The Apple Mac App Store is built into Mac OS X Lion and is the best place to discover great new Mac apps, buy them with your iTunes account, download and install them. Apple apps automatically install directly to Launchpad, and with the Apple Mac OS X Lion release, the Mac App Store will be able to deliver smaller “delta” app updates and new apps that can take advantage of features like In-App Purchase and Push Notifications.
Apple Mac OS X Lion - Mail app
The Apple Mac OS X Lion operating system includes a completely redesigned Mail app with an elegant widescreen layout. The new Conversations feature groups related messages into an easily scrollable timeline, intelligently hiding repeated text so the conversation is easy to follow, and retaining graphics and attachments as they were originally sent. An incredibly powerful new search feature built into Apple Mac OS X Lion allows you to refine your search and suggests matches by person, subject and label as you type. Mail includes built-in support for Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Apple Mac OS X Lion price & availability
Apple Mac OS X Lion operating system will be available in July as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard from the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US). Apple Mac OS X Lion will be the easiest OS X upgrade and at about 4GB, it is the size of an HD movie from the Apple iTunes Store. Apple Mac OS X Lion Server requires Lion and will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $49.99 (US). Apple Mac OS X Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. The Apple Mac OS X Lion upgrade can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs.
Apple Mac OS X Lion upgrade
The Apple Mac OS X Lion Up-To-Date upgrade is available at no additional charge via the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011. Users must request their Up-To-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and the date when Apple Mac OS X Lion is available in the Mac App Store will have 30 days from Mac OS X Lion’s official release date to make a request.