Download OS X Mountain Lion

Latest OS for the Mac, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, is now available for on the Mac App Store. You can get it for USD 19.99. If you had bought your Mac on June 11, 2012, or later, then you most probably qualify for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was released today, July 25.

OS X 10.8 adds several enhancements to the OS, including greater integration with iPads, iPhones, and other iOS devices.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is about 4 GB. It can be installed on computers running OS X 10.6.8 or later, so that’s good news for those running OS X Snow Leopard or Lion.

  • Download Mountain Lion here: OS X Mountain Lion - Apple

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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion out now: Are you upgrading?

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Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the latest version of it’s operating system for the Mac. People whose computers meet the minimum system requirements can download it from the Mac App Store for USD 19.99.

So will you be downloading Mountain Lion? Are you going to wait for the fall update? Share your thoughts in the comments section why you’ll be downloading OS X 10.8, or why you won’t.

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Download Apple’s iBooks Author (1.1 Update)

Without much fanfare, Apple updated the iBooks Author app a few days ago. Ok, granted the update is a minor one. But if you plan to use your Mac to create books for iOS, then download iBooks Author here (right, assuming you haven’t yet).

The iBooks Author app can be used to create books for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Top Three Free Epub Readers for Mac OS X

Well I’ve written and ranted before about free epub readers for Mac OS X. There are few such apps and those that are available seem to me to be limited as ebook readers. While I’d love to repeat and expound on my complaints, right now, I’d like to present you with a small list of epub readers I’ve found for Mac OS X.

Those looking for an epub reader for Mac OS X might want to try one of the free apps mentioned below.

Read more after the jump.

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How to Install the Kindle Ebook Reader App for OS X

Do you have a Kindle ebook reader? Neither do I. Lucky for us Mac users, we can read ebooks from Amazon on Mac OSX.

Now you can enjoy Kindle books on Mac OSX. Kindle for Mac works on Intel Macs running OSX 10.5 and later.

Amazon released Kindle for Mac OSX in 2010. It complements a Kindle ebook reader if you have one. But you don’t have to have one. It complements Kindle apps for Windows, the iPhone, and Blackberry, but you don’t have to have any of those devices to enjoy reading Amazon ebooks on Mac OSX.

Read more after the jump.

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How to Open RAR files on Mac OSX

RAR is a popular archive file format. RAR files are similar to ZIP files. You might have downloaded a RAR file from the Internet only to wonder how to open it. Even if you are running Mac OSX Lion, Apple’s latest desktop OS, your Macintosh won’t open RAR files. At least not by default.

There are many free apps you can use to open RAR files on Mac OSX.

Fortunately, there are plenty of free applications that will open RAR files for you.

Find out what they are after the jump.

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How to Check the Health of Your Mac Battery Using Coconut Battery

The lifespan of a Mac’s laptop battery can vary. What’s for sure is that the battery’s performance will diminish over time. By monitoring your battery’s condition, you will be able to know how long your battery has before it conks out.

Coconut Battery is a free and easy-to-use app for monitoring your Mac laptop's battery.

If you want to monitor your battery’s health, there are a number of ways to do it. One is to use Coconut Battery. Coconut Battery is free and extremely easy to use. The application can be found here on the developer’s site. Coconut Flavour’s website.

Coconut Battery works in Lion and in older versions of Mac OSX.

Learn more about using Coconut Battery after the jump.

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