Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Apple further embraces social networking in Mountain Lion by adding an easy way to share photos, videos, and URLs using a new feature called Share Sheets. This feature makes it simple to share with friends through Mail, iMessage, AirDrop, or a supported website such as Facebook or Twitter.
Sharing options are content, context, and destination sensitive. If you're looking at a Web page in Safari, for example, you'll have options to share via e-mail, message, or Twitter. Share Sheets aren't a new concept. Eventually, however, you can expect them to support drag and drop. Apple has created a Share Sheet API and it's obvious that third-party developers will be coming up with new ways for people to share content.
Share Sheets make it easy to share via email, Messages, Twitter, AirDrop, and Flickr (if you've chosen a picture, like I did, here). Select the file, right click, and choose Share from the context menu that appears.
Choosing a different file type changes the choices you get in the context menu. You can't post a Word document to Flickr, but you can share it via email, Messages, or AirDrop.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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