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Mountain Lion's new features

The latest version of OS X is looking at lot more like iOS.

Developers unsurprised, but cautious about Gatekeeper

One of the new features in Mountain Lion is Gatekeeper, which can restrict users to running Mac apps from the Mac App Store and trusted developers. Developers had both positive and cautious things to say about the idea.

Using Keychain Access

Need to recall a forgotten password? Have networks suddenly started nagging you for passwords? Keychain Access can help.

OS X Mountain Lion is on the way

Macworld's Jason Snell joins host Chris Breen to discuss the next version of the Mac OS--Mountain Lion.

Messages beta ready for download

Apple on Thursday released a beta of Messages, the iChat replacement due in Mountain Lion.

Hands on with Apple's new OS X: Mountain Lion

Just a year after it released Mac OS X Lion, Apple plans to roll out a new version of its Mac operation system -- Mountain Lion -- which will once again draw on many iOS features. We've got a preview of what Apple has planned for Mountain Lion, which is slated to launch in the summer.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Gatekeeper

With Mountain Lion, Apple is creating a new way for Mac developers to sign their apps and adding a new set of options for users in the Security & Privacy preference pane. Here's how Mountain Lion's new Gatekeeper feature works.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notification Center

A true systemwide notification service finally arrives with the Mac OS X Mountain Lion update. Here's a look at how it will work.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders

We take a sneak peek at two iOS flavored apps that are making the move to the Mac in this summer's Mac OS X Mountain Lion update -- Notes and Reminders.

Weekly Wrap: iPad 3, Mission Control tips, and more

Each week, we round up our most significant stories from the past seven days, mostly because the powers that be refuse to let us write about the biggest news from the week ahead. This week, we covered App Store drama, iPad 3 rumors, and a typical slew of Mac advice.

Remains of the Day: ARM wrestling

Apple continues to try and port OS X to every chip, up to and including those delicious chocolate tortilla ones, Siri keeps bugging Wolfram Alpha for information, and it looks like your used music files will clutter your iTunes library until the end of time.

Snow Leopard update breaks Rosetta, third party offers fix

Security Update 2012-001 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 can cause crashes, printing problems, and other issues with Rosetta applications; you can attempt to restore support with a patch created by a group of sysadmins at a Nebraska high school.

Forensic software can retrieve FileVault password in some cases

The encryption keys for Apple's FileVault 2 full-disk encryption used with OS X Lion can be recovered in under an hour, according to security researchers, as long as the computer is on, running, and locally accessible.