Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion previewed

Spot the difference.
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While some musicians are still wondering whether to update to Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Apple has started previewing OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), the new version of its desktop operating system that will be released in the summer.

The main thrust of the update appears to be closer integration with iCloud and iOS, making it increasingly possible to share tasks across devices. Among the new Mountain Lion services are Messages, Reminders, Notes, Notification Center and Game Center, all of which sync to their iOS counterparts.

Other enhancements include direct Twitter integration and AirPlay Mirroring, enabling you to stream whatever's on your Mac to your Apple TV.

Further Mountain Lion details and a preview video are available on the Apple website. No news yet on pricing.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.