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Here are the 10 most important new features in Apple’s new Mac OS

Apple’s Mountain Lion operating system will be rolling out in late summer – here’s what you need to know about it.

ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, Apple took the wraps off its newest operation system for Macs called OS X Mountain Lion.

Apple is shifting to a new release schedule for the software that powers its Macs. Now, instead of making you wait two or three years between versions, you’ll get a new one just about every year. It’s very similar to the iOS release schedule for iPhones and iPads.

Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of an Apple operating system. Mountain Lion is due to be rolling out in late summer of this year.

In the meantime though, here’s the ten biggest changes in Mountain Lion:

Here are the 10 most important new features in Apple’s new Mac OS
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  • Messages replaces iChat

    Source: Apple
  • iCloud is now on Mac

    Source: Apple
  • Reminders is on the Mac too

  • Notes makes the move from iOS to Mac too

    Source: Apple
  • Notifications are on your desktop now too

    Source: Apple
  • Share Sheets let you share stuff from Safari and other apps

    Source: Apple
  • Twitter is now Apple's go-to social network

    Source: Twitter
  • Game Centre, the social network for iOS games, is on Mac too

    Source: Apple
  • AirPlay now works with your Mac

    Source: Apple
  • Gatekeeper will protect your Mac from malicious apps

    Source: Apple

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