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Apple Macs get Lion of an OS: Here's all you need to know

Apple has introduced OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth generation of the operating system for its Macintosh computers with more than 200 new features.

IANS   San Francisco     Last Updated: June 12, 2012  | 13:49 IST

Apple has introduced OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth generation of the operating system for its Macintosh computers with more than 200 new features.
Apple executives highlighted some of the new features at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

In the new platform, Apple replaces iChat with the new Messages app, which is similar to iMessage in Apple's mobile platform. It enables users to send messages to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac computer.

A new Sharing feature is also brought to the platform, making it easier to share links, photos, videos and other files through third-party services like Facebook and Twitter.

Dictation is also built into the new Mountain Lion, allowing users to dictate text. A new feature called Power Nap can make certain model of Apple's MacBook Pro Notebooks and some MacBook Air Notebooks automatically update contents like mails and contacts.

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