Word is that Mac OS X Lion will release in the Mac app store and in Apple stores tomorrow.  It will cost $30.

It terms of updates and features, here is what you can expect:

Multi-touch gestures.  Sure, the previous iteration of OS X supported this, but in this version you’ll be able to enjoy even more control, which includes rubber-band scrolling, page and image zoom, and full-screen swiping.

Full-screen apps.  We’re not sure if you’d really call this a feature, but this version of OS X supports full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display.  Apparently, you can switch between multiple full-screen apps, so you’re not just limited to one.

Mission Control.  This might be one if not the biggest update to OS X.  It brings together the full-screen apps, Dashboard, Exposé, and Spaces in one new feature and provides a snap shot view of everything running.  A gesture control allows you to activate or deactivate this feature.

Lauchpad.  Much like iOS, Launchpad is a full-screen view of all your apps on your Mac.  You just click the Launchpad app in your dock and it will immediately display all of your apps in a full screen.  And just like iOS you can arrange your apps into folders and place them in any order you prefer.

Resume.  Close an app and then open it and you’ll start off in the same place you left off.  Perhaps not the best in the case of surfing for porn, but a nice touch if the system crashes on you or you need to install a system update – everything is saved for you so your work isn’t lost.

Auto Save.  All of your work is saved all the time.  No longer do you have to hit the command-s keys to make sure your work isn’t lost.

Versions.  Like Google Docs, OS X Lion will track and chart the versions of your documents, displaying them side-by-side allowing you to restore previous iterations.

AirDrop.  No WiFi network needed.  This feature lets you share documents, files, pictures and more with compatible Apple laptops using WiFi Direct.  The system automatically discovers other AirDrop users within 30 feet.  To share just drag the file to that persons name located in the sidebar.

Mail.  Mail has been updated to take advantage of the full screen.  Search has been improved, but let’s just hope it’s nothing like the iOS version.

Clearly, that’s not all 250+ features that Lion OS X has to offer.  Hopefully, we can get you a review in the next 7 days.  For more details on each of these features head to Apple’s Lion OS X website.










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."