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Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion, other stuff, and Mountain Lion

If you missed the big news this week, boy are you in for some exciting reading: Apple announced a new release of OS X. But while that announcement and its aftershocks dominated the week's news, we wrote about a few other things as well.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Mail

When Apple released Lion (OS X 10.7), Mail received its biggest overhaul ever, gaining many new and noteworthy features. The changes to Mail in Mountain Lion are more subtle, though there are some nice improvements, along with one significant omission.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Safari

Though Safari didn't receive as huge an overhaul in Mountain Lion as other OS X apps have, it still got some love from the folks in Cupertino. Here are a few brief impressions of Safari's new features.

Remains of the Day: Mountain of trouble

No idea is too crazy for Tim Cook, but you might be crazy if you opt for a real mountain lion over an operating system update. And while Apple may be pulling the iPad from unauthorized Chinese retailers, the auditors are pulling out their clipboards and shaking their heads over Foxconn's factories.

IT takes wait-and-hope approach to Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion for Macs promises both benefits and costs for IT groups. Mac experts are looking forward to delving into the preview release.

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.

Mountain Lion: Messages replaces iChat, gets public beta

Apple is replacing its iChat instant messaging application with Messages on the Mac. While the final version of Messages will ship with Mountain Lion this summer, you can try the beta out now. Here's what to expect when you do.

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.

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.