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September 03, 2012

Email Hosting: Apple Releases Upgraded OS X Mountain Lion

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

After fixing issues with iMessage, Microsoft Exchange compatibility and Migration Assistant stability, Apple (News - Alert) has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1, according to published reports.

The much-anticipated OS – the ninth major release from Apple – was officially unveiled July 30. And the Mac Observer revealed that the Mountain Lion 10.8.1 update “corrected a problem with playing audio through a Thunderbolt display, fixed SMB server connection issues, fixed a problem where Safari could fail to launch when using Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) files, improved wireless network authentication when using Active Directory credentials, and fixed an issue where the system could stop responding when using Pinyin input.”

The Mountain Lion OS is meant to have more than 200 features, but some are more significant and noticeable than others. One of the most exciting features is AirPlay (News - Alert) Mirroring, which lets individuals wirelessly send an up to 1080p secure stream of what’s on their Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV, or send audio to a receiver or speakers that use AirPlay.

Another nifty feature is the complete iCloud integration for setting up mail, contacts, calendar, messages, reminders and notes. Game center and Facebook (News - Alert) integration, seen on the iOS devices, also have made their way to the Mac ecosystem.

“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said last month when Mountain Lion launched its ninth iteration of the popular O/S.

Mountain Lion is currently priced at $19.99 and is available through Apple’s Mac App Store.

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