With over 54 million active worldwide Mac users already using Mac OS to the test, it is no big surprise to discover Steve Jobs‘ unveiling of Mac OS X Lion in the coming weeks. In fact, we’ve been anticipating the conjunction of features previously seen only within the mobile iOS software into the desktop/laptop-based Mac OS X line since iOS 4 (April 2010).
In today’s posting we will take our readers through the sixth round of our favorite new features found within Mac OS X Lion, which will be available for purchase/upgrade this July.
There’s some new things found within this new version ye old QuickTime Player that we’re pretty excited about. Starting with the ‘merge clips’ feature, users can easily combine multiple clips into a single movie, allowing QuickTime to auto-scale/crop as needed to fit the project. Beyond video there’s a new audio-only export function, the obvious move to full-screen, easy social network sharing options and one more feature in particular that we’re pretty keen on: screen capture capabilities. Select individual windows for tutorial creation and have any clicks auto-highlighted during recording!
Full screen. There, we got that out of the way. Multiple logins working simultaneously, uninterrupted is another major advance in screen sharing on the Mac OS X operating system; and coupled with observe-only mode and the screen sharing toolbar, it’s never been easier to be somewhere you’re not … while still holding the reigns!
With recent attacks on major gaming networks, government sites and just about anyone who Lulz Sec deems deserving, the thought of security has probably crossed our readers’ minds once or twice in terms of our personal data. Apple doesn’t have a lot to say about upcoming security enhancements, but what they do mention seems like a proactive approach nonetheless. Beefed-up security for 32 and 64-bit apps alike is present, as well as restricting actions certain applications can take through application sandboxing.
Search just about anything you want, including the web and Wikipedia, drag n drop items from Spotlight anywhere you desire and be sure you’re getting the results you want with new Google Instant-like Quick Look results. Welcome to Spotlight, your Mac OS X Lion search HQ.
Two words: Windows migration. Its now even easier for those considering making the switch. Double-tap w/3 fingers to look up any word, receive push notifications from Lion Server or create profiles to be pushed to any computer in your network … these are just a few of the many system improvements in Mac OS X Lion.
The above features, coupled with those found in Pt. I, Pt. II, Pt. III, Pt. IV, Pt. V and the upcoming Pt. VII of our OS X Lion preview are merely the tip of an iceberg comprised of 250+ new features found within what may very well be the best operating system ever created!
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