Each week, we use the Weekly Wrap to point you toward all of our biggest stories from the past seven days. This week, we’re going to make sure that you don’t miss a single morsel of our Mountain Lion coverage.
It all began on July 24: As Apple reported its third quarter results—CEO Tim Cook dropped the news that Mountain Lion would ship the following day. (Mr. Cook had plenty else to say, too.)
And indeed, true to its word, Apple launched Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store. Jason Snell, of course, wrote the review—and offered up a video review, too.
Next, the Macworld staff offered up deep dives into a slew of Mountain Lion’s new features, including:
- Security and Gatekeeper,
- Auto Save,
- AirPlay Mirroring, and finally
- Contacts and Calendar.
We want you to understand Mountain Lion, you see. Of course, before you can start trying out Mountain Lion’s new features, you need to install it. And that’s where our complete guide to installing Mountain Lion comes in. Dan Frakes answers questions like whether to do a clean install. He shows you how to install Mountain Lion over Leopard, how to use OS X Recovery and Internet Recovery, how to make a bootable Mountain Lion install drive, and pretty much everything else you need to know about Mountain Lion. Trust us, by the time Dan Frakes finished this series, his Macs were begging for mercy: “No more installations,” they cried. Dan Frakes just laughed.
And we assembled our in-depth Mountain Lion coverage into a delightful ebook: The Total Mountain Lion Superguide. You’ll love it.
Apple updated iWork to support iCloud on the Mac—and don’t forget that the iWork.com public beta will close for good in a few days. The company updated iPhoto and Aperture for Mountain Lion, too.
Apple offered up a version of Safari 6 for Lion, but also pulled Lion from the Mac App Store. Windows users longing for Safari 6 will need to get a Mac; Apple says Windows users are stuck with Safari 5.1.7. Even worse, they’re stuck with Windows.
If Safari 6’s lack of an RSS option irks you, don’t miss our Automator workflow of the month on bringing back your RSS. And our story on clearing up Mountain Lion confusion offers a way to add an RSS button back to Safari’s toolbar.
Trying to figure out Power Nap? Make sure you’ve updated your compatible Mac’s firmware.
Finally, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by our voluminous Mountain Lion content, you can take a break from reading. Instead, breeze through our slideshow of what’s new in Mountain Lion, and listen to our all-Mountain Lion edition of the Macworld Podcast.