Mastering Mountain Lion

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Mountain Lion is Apple's latest and greatest version of OS X and it's positively packed with awesome new features, UI updates and even a few brand new applications to help increase your productivity.

Let us guide you through the sea of new features and show you what you need to know to make the most of OS X, version 10.8. We'll cover everything from preparing your Mac for the big installation to cutting through the noise with notifications.

Posts in this series
  • News
    Mastering Mountain LionMasteringmountainlion
    Good news, we're launching our first Session! This is a group of posts dedicated to thoroughly covering a specific topic so that you can learn everything you need to know in one place. Our first session covers Mountain Lion, Apple's brand new operating system. Read on to get a peek at all of the great topics we'll cover.Read More…
  • Switching & Migration
    Preparing Your Mac for Mountain LionOs x mountain lion installer icon full size
    Apple’s next big operating system is set to release in the middle of this month and it’s likely that you’ll be one of the many users who are upgrading from Snow Leopard or Lion. It’s not surprising, either, because there are a lot of great features in this update and it’s going to be the same price for users of either of the aforementioned versions. In light of that, why not update to version 10.8, Mountain Lion?Read More…
  • OS X
    Get Organized with Reminders and Notes in Mountain LionMountainlion reminders notes
    After all the excitement of the past months, Mountain Lion is finally here and brings with it not only a plethora of new features and but also quite a few new apps. Let's take a look at the new Reminders and Notes apps, which might be somewhat familiar to you.Read More…
  • OS X
    Quick Tip: Get to Know Safari 6Safari6 f
    Mountain Lion is officially here and along with that launch comes Safari 6, a major update to my favorite browser. In this QuickTip we're going to take a brief look at how to use some of the great new features.Read More…
  • Security
    Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion: What You Need To KnowApple gatekeeper mac malware protection mountain lion 0
    According to the numbers, Mountain Lion brings over 200 new features to your Mac. While many of those are under-the-hood enhancements and security features that most users will never even think about, one feature in particular can dramatically change the way you use your Mac, and knowing how it works will ensure that you're using your computer in the safest way possible. Hit the jump to learn everything you need to know about Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion.Read More…
  • OS X
    Cut Through the Noise with Notification Center in Mountain LionPreviewimagenotifications
    Mountain Lion takes a lot of cues from its little brother iOS. One great feature that has made its way to Mountain Lion is Notification Center. Notification Center lives behind the right side of your screen and can be accessed from anywhere inside of Mountain Lion. Notifications work in much the same way as the iOS version, with some enhancements to be more practical on a desktop computer.Read More…
  • OS X
    An In-Depth Look at Social Sharing in Mountain LionMl sharing f.png
    This tutorial will introduce the new sharing features in Mountain Lion and help you get set up to instantly share files, tweet, upload videos and more right from various built-in OS X utilities.Read More…
  • OS X
    Quick Tip: Create a Bootable Mountain Lion Flash Drive or DVDFd
    When Apple made OS X 10.7 available through the Mac App Store, users who wanted restore media or simply didn't have enough bandwidth to download the operating system could pay $70 for a Flash Drive that had a copy of OS X Lion preloaded. With the release of Mountain Lion, however, Apple has stopped selling the flash drives. Luckily, with the help of this Quick Tip, you'll be able to make a Mountain Lion recovery flash drive on your own.Read More…
  • OS X
    11 Things You Didn't Know About Mountain LionMountainlion
    OS X Mountain Lion includes over 200 new features for your Mac, but some of the major ones aren’t mentioned on the official webpage. If you go looking around in nooks and crannies, you might just find some valuable minor features that you’d never even thought of. I’ve been using the operating system since its first developer preview was released and there are a few nifty features that lie tucked away and out of plain sight. Read on to see what they are!Read More…