Apple unveiled useful tweaks and new ideas at its Worldwide Developer Conference. Take a peek at our favorites, from MacBook Pro to iOS 6.
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Mountain Lion will be available in July for $19.99. That's even cheaper than Lion, which set all kinds of records according to Apple (26 million copies). The upgrade (at that price) will be available to current Lion and Snow Leopard users, and free to anyone who buys a new Mac as of now. The features are well known, but Apple also announced the addition of voice dictation, Airplay mirroring support (up to 1080p resolution), and Power Nap, which keeps your Mac up to date when it's in sleep mode (that includes getting software updates, backups, queuing notifications and more). Twitter will be available at the OS level (meaning developers can build tweeting into their apps). And Gatekeeper lets users control the sources apps come from, for more security (let's hope IT administrators can somehow lock this down on behalf of users). In the next few slides, we'll detail a few other OS X features.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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