OS X Lion is here.

After so many weeks of waiting, Apple’s new operating system, OS X Lion is finally here.

According to Apple there are over 250 new features including Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, full-screen apps, and Launchpad.

“The world’s most advanced desktop operating system advances even further.”

If you haven’t upgraded to OS X Lion yet, here’s how:

– Open Mac App Store, from icon on dock (Snow Leopard)

– find ‘OS X Lion’ by searching or looking in the productivity category.  Or, click this link, http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=mac%2fosxlion

– Click buy & install (buy for $29.99)

Here are some key features to note:

Multi-touch Gestures. New gestures are here to enhance the use of trackpads and also make using your Mac a little more productive.

Full screen apps. A system-wide feature. You can now full screen any app you are working in. It is also very easy to switch between them.

Mission Control, Bringing together full-screen apps, Dashboard, Expose, and Space into one new feature that gives you a bird’s eye view of everything going on and running.

Launchpad. This feature gives you instant access to all the apps on your Mac. It is similar to iOS home screen menu.

Resume. This feature resumes your work for you. If you need to do updates, restart your Mac, close apps, whenever you start back up again, everything will be just as your left it. No need to save.

Auto Save. It’s time to stop worrying about loosing your documents. Auto Save saves your work as you do it. Not every 5 minutes. Not every one minute. It’s saving as you type.

Versions, allows you to go back to older version of a saved document. It work’s like OS X’s Time Machine.

AirDrop. Share files between Macs easily by dropping the file on the picture and name of your other Mac.

Mail. A new version of mail that put’s your e-mail into a gorgeous wide screen display view. This is laid out similar to iOS Mail.

Click here for more features.


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