Apple released the latest version of its Mac operating system Wednesday, further pushing the trend of making the Mac more like the iPhone and iPad.
The company sent Mountain Lion out for sale over the Mac App Store for the low, low price of $19.99, touting features pulled from iOS such as the Notification Center, Messages, Reminders, the Game Center and voice dictation.
The new system also includes features such as easier sharing integration for social networks and Power Nap, which will sync and update your computer even when it’s asleep — though that feature only works on Macs with built-in flash storage.
Shane Richmond of the Guardian said that the additional iCloud integration from the Mac works smoothly and makes it very easy for users to share information between their Apple devices. This is particularly true with iCloud’s new Document in the Cloud feature, he said.
“Make a change to a presentation on your Mac and it will be pushed to your iPad in seconds. It’s one of those delightful, Apple ‘it just works’ features,” Richmond wrote.