Apple - OS X Mountain Lion. Innovation comes back to the Mac. (20120216)

In addition to bringing many iOS features to the Mac, the latest version of OS XMountain Lion–further unifies the user experience while adding new security protection.

10.8 includes iMessage, , Notes, , Twitter integration, Game Center, and .

Lion was only released last summer and is still far from perfect. Is this the start of ’s rapid release cycle, in which case I hope that the OS updates/upgrade become free or close to free.

Also beta is available now!

Download Messages Beta and get a taste of what’s coming in OS X . When you install Messages, it replaces iChat. But services will continue to work. And Messages brings iMessage to the Mac — just like on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 5. Here are the features you can expect with Messages:

  • Send unlimited iMessages to any Mac, iPad, , or touch.*
  • Start an iMessage conversation on your Mac and continue it on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • Send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more.
  • Launch a FaceTime video call and bring the conversation face-to-face.
  • Messages supports iMessage, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts.
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