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Up close with Mountain Lion: Auto Save

In Lion, Apple introduced Auto Save, a feature that let you browse back through previous iterations of documents you were working on. In Mountain Lion, Apple has tweaked Auto Save in some very nice ways. Christopher Breen explains.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Dictation

You've been able to dictate text to your iPhone and iPad for a while. Now that capability comes to the Mac, in the form of Mountain Lion's Dictation feature. Lex Friedman gives you a tour.

Remains of the Day: Once bitten

Some Lion users get bitten by a bug with the Mountain Lion update process, Apple products are hallmarks of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and you may soon be able to actually listen to Podcasts on your iOS device.

Apple releases Power Nap-enabling firmware updates for recent MacBooks

Power Nap missing from your recently purchased MacBook? A firmware update awakens this feature.

TechHive: What happens if you bought Lion Wednesday?

OS X Lion remained on sale at the Mac App Store right up until the moment Mountain Lion became available for download Wednesday morning. At TechHive, Chris Brandrick wonders what recourse people who purchased OS X 10.7 might have.

Mountain Lion video review

Join us for a video tour of Apple's latest operating system.

Mountain Lion: What's new

A quick, visual tour of the most important new features in Apple's latest operating system: OS X Mountain Lion.

Apple pulls Lion from the Mac App Store

In addition to launching Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store, Apple pulled Lion from the store. Folks who already purchased Lion can find it again, but only if they know the trick.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Messages

Messages is more than just a reskinning of iChat. Rather, Mountain Lion's new messaging client is a rethinking of the way chatting and texting should work on the Mac.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Reminders

Finally, OS X gets a to-do app of its own, in the form of Reminders. It's yet another feature that has migrated from iOS to the Mac. Is it good enough to manage your tasks? Lex Friedman checks it out.

Go in-depth with Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion is out, and Jason Snell takes us on an extensive tour of the OS X update's new features.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Security

None of us are under the delusion that the Mac is immune to malware. Apple has added a few new features--most visibly, something called Gatekeeper--designed to help us keep our Macs safe. Lex Friedman surveys Mountain Lion's security improvements.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Sharing

Borrowing another trick from iOS, OS X Mountain Lion makes sharing files, images, websites, and more easier than ever. Dan Moren takes a closer look.