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Up close with Mountain Lion: iCloud

While iCloud's been around for a while, it's never been so deeply integrated into OS X as it is in Mountain Lion. Serenity Caldwell takes a look at how that integration works.

Introducing Macworld's Total Mountain Lion Superguide

We at Macworld strive to provide our readers with the very best OS X coverage on release day. But for those who'd rather have the complete compilation without using Instapaper or Read It Later, we present our new Superguide, Total Mountain Lion, available on the iBookstore, Kindle Store, and as a PDF/ePub/MOBI bundle.

Mountain Lion arrives in Mac App Store

Mountain Lion is now available for download from the Mac App Store. The $20 OS X upgrade includes several new iOS-inspired features, enhanced security, and updates to many existing apps as well.

Remains of the Day: Shine on

Apple's shined up the MacBook Pro's environmental rating, one rumor site is putting its shiny dollar down on a Mountain Lion release date, and the shine is off Siri for one tech writer.

How to create read-only PDFs in OS X

Sure, it's easy to create a PDF, but can you protect what you share? In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland shows how to encrypt a PDF using only OS X's built in tools.

New Java malware affects Macs running Snow Leopard and earlier

A new Java-based malware targets Macs, along with Windows and Linux computers. But if you're running Lion, you're safe.

Windows 8, Windows Store to form basis for Microsoft's 'epic year'

Windows 8, the next major upgrade of Microsoft's operating system for PCs, tablets and laptops, will be released to manufacturers in August and will ship in October, the software giant says.

Apple ships final OS X Mountain Lion to developers

Apple on Monday released a "golden master" of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, putting the impending operating system on track to reach customers this month. Apple said at June's WWDC that Lion would arrive in July.

Windows 8, OS X upgrades by the numbers

Like 2009, this year is one of dueling operating system upgrades, when the two biggest desktop OS rivals face off with new editions.

Navigating files, folders, and menus with the keyboard

You can navigate files faster if you use the keyboard, instead of your mouse or trackpad. Let staff writer Lex Friedman show you how.

Apple borrows from Windows Update playbook for OS X Mountain Lion

Apple will boost the frequency of security updates in OS X Mountain Lion and automatically install required patches for users, steps that bring it into line with Microsoft's approach.

Improved iWork file sharing coming in Mountain Lion

Ted Landau has often noted that sharing an iWork file between a Mac and an iOS device via iCloud doesn't work very well. Mountain Lion figures to change that.

Macworld Pundit Showdown at WWDC

Jim Dalrymple, Christopher Breen, John Moltz, and Paul Kafasis weigh in on WWDC announcements, Apple news, and other tech happenings in the later edition of the Macworld Pundit showdown.