Post directly to Facebook from many Mac apps

The best part: notes sync automatically with iCloud, meaning they are instantly accessible on the iPhone or iPad. This makes it easy to connect and share to Facebook coming this fall , Twitter, Vimeo and Flickr.

This makes it easy to share you screen -- and any video on it -- to a television with an Apple TV. All without wires. There is lots of great new stuff in Safari 6, but we really love the tab view that makes it easy to flick across tabs with a trackpad or Magic Mouse. This makes it easy for users to access the tabs open on the iPhone and iPad. This feature is virtually identical to Chrome's tab sync, but for Safari fans, it's a great treat.

The share sheets depend on the program you are in, but you can usually send stuff to Facebook this fall , Twitter, Messages and Mail. It's an easy way to share your favorite web pages. Users can tweet photos from compatible apps such as Preview. The image is uploaded to Twitter's official image service. Notifications are now an official part of OS X.

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They can be controlled at an app level. By default, non-pressing actions will appear on screen for a few seconds before disappearing. Swiping from the far right on the trackpad brings up the Notifications Center. This displays recent notifications by app in an easy to access way. Users can also send tweets directly from the Notifications Center.

This makes it easy to send a tweet without having to have an app or website open.

When you enable Facebook integration, your Facebook friends are automatically added to your Mac's Contacts app. If you want to include all of your Facebook friends in the Contacts app, you don't need to do anything. Facebook will update Contacts with a Facebook group that includes all of your Facebook friends. If you would rather not include your Facebook friends in the Contacts app, you can turn off the Facebook friends syncing option and remove the newly created Facebook group from the Contacts app.

There are two ways to control Facebook and Contacts integration: from within the Internet Accounts preference pane and from the Contacts app's preferences. The Facebook integration feature allows you to post from any app or service that includes the Share button.

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You can also post from the Notifications Center. It looks like a rectangle with an arrow emerging from its center. Your message and a link to the webpage is sent to your Facebook page. Share Pin Email. Tom Nelson has written hundreds of articles, tutorials, and reviews for Other World Computing and About.

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When the Internet Accounts preference pane opens, click the Facebook icon on the right side of the pane. Enter your Facebook username and password, and click Next. You'll get Facebook notifications in Notification Center, and you can share Game Center scores with your Facebook pals. It's also being reported that this build restores laptop battery life levels to those seen with Lion. Other new features include the addition of Power Nap for the Late MacBook Air, a few iMessage tweaks iMessages sent to your phone number will now appear on your Mac , a new shared Reminders list and the ability to receive FaceTime calls initially sent to your phone number.

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Passbook users will also enjoy the newfangled ability to add passes right from Safari and Mail, and Dictation now understands Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English! We're installing the update now, and you can peek the full changelog after the break. Feel free to toss your post-install impressions in comments as well. Buyer's Guide.

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