Apple releases Mac OS X Mountain Lion preview to developers

Apple has quietly launched a developer’s build of the next edition of Mac OS X. they have named it Mountain Lion.

Apple releases Mac OS X Mountain Lion preview to developers

As the name suggest, this is likely to be a minor upgrade to the current edition named Lion.

Apple releases Mac OS X Mountain Lion preview to developers

From the previews now available online, the company has focused on enhanced integration with their Apple iCloud platform.

Apple is also bringing tons more features from their iOS platform to Mac OS X…

Mac OS X apps are being replaced with versions that closely mimic the versions available on the iOS platform!

Apple Messages is replacing Apple iChat. Reminders, Notes and Notification Center are some other features coming to Mac OS X from iOS.

Mac OS X Mountain Lion also comes with deep integration with Twitter out of the box similar to iOS.

Apple is also introducing a new feature named Gatekeeper which is expected to become controversial. It would allow users to define what kind of apps can be installed on the machine. In the edition released today, there are three options available:

Apple releases Mac OS X Mountain Lion preview to developers

Apps available only through Mac App Store
Apps available through Mac App Store and are by approved developers
Any app (what we have today)

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