Apple OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview has been released to the public for download. While everyone was rumoring about iPhone 5, Apple silently release OS X Mountain Lion. According to Apple, OS X Mountain Lion has been inspired by iPad and is an revolutionary release for Mac. It comes integrated with iCloud. You can download Apple OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview from here.
[box]Features of OS X Mountain Lion[/box]
In OS X Mountain Lion, sign in once with your Apple ID and iCloud is automatically set up across your Mac. That means right away iCloud keeps your mail, calendars, contacts, documents, and more up to date on every device you use. So when you add, delete, or edit something on your Mac, it happens on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. And vice versa.
Messages does everything iChat does, and so much more. For starters, it comes with iMessage. And just like iMessage in iOS, it lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5. Send photos, videos, documents, and contacts — even send messages to a group. You can see when your message has been delivered and when someone’s typing a reply. Turn on read receipts, and they’ll see when you’ve read a message. With end-to-end encryption, your messages stay safe and private. And you can start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. So nothing is left unsaid.
When you have so much to do, Reminders helps you get it done. It’s all in a list. More than one, in fact. Make as many lists as you need and easily add to them. Set due dates and you’ll get alerts as deadlines approach. Check items off your lists as you go and keep track of what you’ve completed. And to be sure you don’t forget anything, iCloud keeps your reminders up to date on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Notes in OS X Mountain Lion is designed for whatever’s on your mind. Think it up. Jot it down. Make it even more noteworthy with photos, images, and attachments. You can add, delete, and flip through your notes or do a quick search. Use the Share button to send your notes to friends or colleagues with Mail or Messages. Pin important notes to your desktop so they’re easy to get to. And take them with you everywhere. Notes works with iCloud, so when you create or edit a note on your Mac, it automatically updates on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
[box type="gray"]Notification Center[/box]
Something new is always popping up somewhere on your Mac — an email, an instant message, a friend request, a calendar alert, and more. Notification Center makes it easy to stay up to speed, because there’s one place to see everything. Notification banners appear on your desktop and disappear quickly so they don’t interrupt what you’re doing. Swipe to the left, and you’ll see all your notifications in a simple, ordered list. So you’ll always know what’s up as soon as it comes up.
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You’ll find the Share button in many OS X Mountain Lion apps. It’s the new, easy way to spread the word — links, photos, and videos, too. Send links from Safari. Send your notes via Mail and Messages. Post photos to Flickr. Send videos to Vimeo. And tweet just about anything.
OS X Mountain Lion keeps you on top of all things Twitter. Sign in once and you’re all set to start tweeting — and you don’t have to leave the app you’re in. Tweet links and photos directly from Safari, iPhoto, or Photo Booth with the new Tweet Sheet. Tweet comments and add locations. And when someone mentions you in a tweet or sends you a direct message, you’ll get a Twitter notification right then and there.
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The Mac is about to go up against iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch — in a friendly Game Center way. Now it’s a bigger playing field with even more competition. Just create a Game Center account with your Apple ID. Then sign in and you’re in. Friends will find you fast, and you’ll track them down easily. Get a multiplayer game started or go up against people you don’t know. Check out leaderboards and see how your high score ranks against opponents’ scores around the world. And discover new games based on the ones you and your friends already play.
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This new feature in Mountain Lion is made for an audience. With AirPlay Mirroring, you can stream what’s on your Mac to your HDTV via Apple TV. Show web pages and videos to friends on the couch. Share lessons with a classroom. Present to a conference room. It’s a big deal for your Mac. And for everyone around it.
Gatekeeper in OS X Mountain Lion makes the Mac safer than ever. It helps prevent you from unknowingly downloading and installing malicious software. And it gives you control over which applications to download and run on your Mac. Now you can choose from three security options. You can download and run applications from anywhere, just as in OS X Lion. To be even safer, download and run apps from the Mac App Store and apps with a Developer ID. Or download and run only apps from the Mac App Store — the safest setting of all. Gatekeeper lets you decide which setting is best for you.
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OS X Mountain Lion brings all-new support for many popular Chinese services. And they’re easy to set up. Mail, Contacts, and Calendar work with QQ, 163, and 126. Baidu, the leading Chinese search provider, is a built-in option in Safari. The video-sharing websites Youku and Tudou are included in the new Share Sheets, so users in China can easily post videos to the web. They can also blog with Sina weibo, the popular microblogging service. And with improved text input, typing in Chinese is easier, faster, and more accurate.
[box]Download OS X Mountain Lion From Here[/box]
Recently Apple has released iOS 5.1 Beta for Apple i-devices, i.e., iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod and iPad. Although the new features of this update has not been confirmed, but according to many Apple Devs this update is an improvement of SIRI integration. You can download iOS 5.1 Beta by logging into your Apple Developer account.
Apple will soon release the final version of iOS 5.1 with many performance improvements. This version also aims to improve the battery performance of the latest i-devices. You can only download this beta version from Apple Developer account. If you don’t have the developer account then you have to wait till the release of final iOS 5.1 version or you can opt for Apple Developer account only for 99$/year.
The final version of iOS 5.1 is expected to be released in the first quarter of year 2012, but if you are so much excited to try this beta update then you will surely like to go for the Apple Developer account. This will allow you the access to all the latest updates before it go out for public.
Apple has started advertising about the Black Friday Sale offers on their stores all over the world. On Black Friday, you can buy any gadgets or software for a great deals. Microsoft, Apple, Best Buy, etc all have started posting about the upcoming Black Friday offers.
According to Apple, their customers will get great discount on their products all over the world via their MacStores (Apple Stores). Currently the amount of discount has not been confirmed but it may vary from 10$ to 100$ on different products. So just wait for 25th November to get the great offers by Apple. Its time to get some i-gadgets.
Finally, a much awaited Apple product (iPhone 4S) has been announced yesterday and are available for sale from 14th of October. Apple iPhone 4S will be available in two colors, i.e White and Black. Apple iPhone 4S will come with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with the price of $199, $299 and $399 respectively. Apple iPhone 4S is powered by Dual Core A5 chip along with an all new 8MP Camera and Optics with iOS 5 and iCloud.
[sws_blue_box box_size="615"]Apple iPhone 4S Features And Specs [/sws_blue_box]
Source : GSMArena
The Apple iPhone is the king of the smart phone market. The graphics and multimedia are top notch. The colors pop off the screen. Carry an iPhone and you will be hip, cool, and ready to tackle any smart-phone related task with panache. Still, you will be surprised to find there are many quality smart phones available with superior qualities to the iPhone. So when you are not going to buy an iPhone or do not want to consider it for your budget then you can think of these phones. The phones might differ in price a little bit but you can have almost the same capability as the iPhone and sometimes even better. Here are Apple iPhone alternatives to consider.
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The Android family of phones, which includes products from Motorola and Samsung, provide superior camera quality. The iPhone 4 features a 5.8 megapixel camera. Take a picture with the iPhone and because of the small screen and the quality display of the iPhone it will look amazing. But many of the Droid cameras, including the Droid X2, the Charge, and the HTC Thunderbolt, offer 8 megapixels. That means when you are going to use the picture in your PC wallpaper or even going to put in as your profile picture this will look even better than the iPhone’s one. And what about printing quality?
[sws_green_box box_size="615"]Call Quality [/sws_green_box]
The iPhone has trouble with dropped calls. Consumer Reports recently reviewed cell phones and the iPhone scored poorly, largely due to problems with making phone calls. Only one iPhone scored well enough to make the cut, while a dozen or so phones from other manufacturers scored higher. Nearly any other smart phone will provide better pure phone service than the iPhone.
[sws_red_box box_size="615"]Battery Life [/sws_red_box]
There’s nothing worse than your battery running out right when you need your phone. Among the best? Kent German at cnet reports that the Droid X2 and the HTC Status provided 8 hours worth of battery life. Other phones performing almost as well included the Casio g’zOne Commando, the LG Thrive, the Samsung Infuse 4G, and the Motorola Xprt.
[sws_blue_box box_size="615"]Keyboard [/sws_blue_box]
The iPhone touchpad does not provide the most graceful typing experience. For those who use their smart phones to text or type frequently, a keyboard is a must have. Smart phones with that capability include the Droid 2 and Droid 3, the Samsung Epic 4G, the T-Mobile My Touch phones, and the Blackberry Torch.
Over the years, there have been one or two smart phones that came close to iPhone; but to be honest, nothing really wins over the best gadget of all time. Nevertheless, if you are the type that doesn’t want to be part of the trending craze, you can sure find cheap, quality smart phones online. Before buying anything online, be sure to dig details on your seller to avoid online scams and fraud. You can do this with the use of the best background check service.