With more than 200 new features, OS X Mountain Lion brings many great elements of iOS to Mac. You can receive notifications, go head-to-head against iOS gamers with Game Center, and send iMessages to iPhones, iPads, or Macs. And with iCloud, your Mac works even better with your iOS devices by keeping them all up to date. OS X Mountain Lion is available on the Mac App Store for $19.99.
Turbo-charge your educational pursuits with the help of great tools from our collection of discounted and free Mac apps. Loaded with our hand-picked selections, it'll help you find top-notch apps for taking meticulous notes, managing your workload, and creating elegant books, charts, graphs, and more.
Keynote, Pages, and Numbers — the powerful productivity apps from Apple — are enhanced for OS X Mountain Lion. With iCloud built right in, your beautiful documents, presentations, and spreadsheets are automatically kept up to date across all your devices. Plus, iWork also lets you open, save, and share Microsoft Office files, making it easy to work with anyone on a Mac or PC.
Apps Enhanced for the New MacBook Pro with Retina Display
The Mac App Store features the best apps optimized to take full advantage of the world's highest-resolution notebook display. At 5.1 million pixels, it's the perfect place to edit your high-res photos in Aperture or view 1080p HD video with Final Cut Pro X. Plus, check out newly enhanced versions of iPhoto '11, Civilization V, and Reeder.
Analysis: Security in the iCloud age Wired's Mat Honan got hacked hard over the weekend, and the attacker wiped out his iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Protecting yourself from malicious ne'er-do-wells requires secure passwords, clever security answers, solid backups, and careful considerations.
Tech to take with you As much as many of us wish to "get away from it all," more often than not we want to get away with the technology we love. Chris Breen offers travel and packing tips for doing just that.
Playing Amazon Instant Video from iPad to TV There's no technical reason that you shouldn't be able to stream any video from your iOS device to an attached TV. It's simply a matter of getting around the license restrictions. Chris Breen shows you how.
Nine tips for taming text in Pages Apple's Pages is full of powerful, time-saving features that help you make great word processing documents quickly. Here are nine tips to get you started.
Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Mountain Lion The good news: The latest version of OS X appears to be a generally stable update. But that doesn't mean a few bugs can't crop here and there. Ted Landau looks at a few issues you may encounter when running Mountain Lion.
Shrink image file sizes with ImageOptim The free utility takes in your PNG, JPEG, and GIF files (including GIF animations) and optimizes them by shrinking their file sizes, often considerably. And it does so without affecting the image quality.
Remains of the Day: Just a little bit Apple may be doing a little bit of shopping, a California Apple Store is having a little bit of work done, and Macs helped just a little bit with the latest Mars rover.