Apple has been attempting to bring its two OS platforms, iOS and Mac OS, together. And in the release of the third developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, it is well manifest. The build brings a number of features to Mac such as Messages, Reminders, Game Center, Notes, Twitter integration, Share Sheets, Notification Center and AirPlay Mirroring.
The interesting thing about this build is that whereas a recent security vulnerability with the Macs which enabled a Flashback Trojan to make infect them made headlines, Apple has included a new security feature in OS X Mountain Lion’s third developer preview.The feature is termed ‘Gatekeeper’ and will apparently help keep Mac machines safe from any malicious software.
A number of known issues have been detailed by Apple to be in this build. For instance, users who have account on FileVault which were made on a version of Mac OS prior to OS X Lion wouldn’t be supported in this build. Moreover, the photo browser of the Mail can’t access the iPhoto library.
An interesting issue with the build is that while using it, if a DVD is inserted into the machine, the DVD Player won’t launch. Also if a user reboots the machine, the brightness settings of the display may change on their own. Moreover, after a reboot, the ‘Back To My Mac’ feature may also be jammed for some five minutes, after which it should be fine. You can get the whole list of known issues in this latest built over here.
To lay your hands on the developer preview 3, head straight to Apple’s page here.