One of the more interesting features coming out soon in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion release is the built in Social Sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and Flickr. When Mountain Lion becomes available later this month, it will not include Facebook, which if I had to bet will be timed to release at the same time iOS 6 ships.This video below provides and overview of how this social sharing works and how tightly Apple has integrated Social Media into the core functions of the operating system. In my testing of this new feature what I felt was missing were the ability to post to fan pages or the ability to tag people in pictures, etc. Within twitter while I could attach URL’s or Pictures, there was no way to shorten URL’s. There were three Social Networks I would love to see added to this new feature: YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. I hope over time either Apple adds these are opens this up to developers.
Have you ever wanted to show off an app on your iPhone or iPad? Well, I have and as someone who does tech reviews of applications filming an app running is both time consuming and does not provide the best results. Well there is now an app for your Mac called Reflection that will bring your IOS device to your Mac Desktop. The technology behind this is Apple’s Airplay and it requires a Mac running OSX Lion along with either an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.
If you like this product if can be purchased directly from the developer here.
Check out how this product works below.
Full Screen Application Mode
This is part 2 of my series comparing Parallels Desktop 7 to VMware Fusion 4, and in this article and video I am going to look at Full Screen Application mode. On OS X Lion on of the top 10 features Apple noted was the ability to make any application run in full screen mode so that the user could eliminate all of the distractions that one faces when running multiple applications or have many other windows open at the same time.
For both Parallels and VMware both applications have incorporated the new Full Screen Application mode supported in OSX Lion, however VMware has not implemented this mode of operation fully. When you go into full screen mode in VMware the windows zooms to full screen, however the Apple menu at the top of the screen and the OSX Dock will still be visible. However when running Parallels Desktop 7, they have taken extra steps in the interface so that windows applications truly run in full screen mode like their Mac counterparts.
Through these types of enhancements Parallels continues to show its leadership in the virtualization space and maturity in their most recent release. The video below will show you explicitly how the two operate in OS X Lion Full Screen Application mode.
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