Archive for July 26th, 2012

When a lion meets the mountain

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Apple released OS X Mountain Lion yesterday, its latest (and greatest?) OS and I took the leap and updated my Macbook Air today. The Carbo Copy Cloner backup I took turned out to be useless (well, most backups normally are); the upgrade went super-smooth and I was done within 20 minutes. The gain? Around 200+ new features, I mostly love:

– The (unexpected) performance improvement; Apple has a pretty good track record on improving speed of the new OS over the old one, how do they do this, it’s great!

– AirPlay Mirroring allowing me to send my MacBook Air screen to my HDTV (it works fantastic!)

Dictation; making it possible to use my voice instead of the keyboard, amazing!! (I actually ‘typed’ this sentence using the Dictation feature without any error!!)

Messages, bringing iMessage (iDevice to iDevice messaging app) to my Mac…handy as in the end a full keyboard does type faster than the small virtual one on my iPhone!

– Notes & Reminders, which are both syncing between my iPhone and Mac, it makes it super easy to keep track of things


So far OS X Mountain Lion makes me a happy geek, although I might give Adam Curry‘s development of his Mountain Goat OS a try! 😉

QOTD July 26 2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Benjamin Disraeli: “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.”