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Second OS X 10.8 preview includes location-based reminders

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon March 19, 2012

Syncs details with iOS devices

The second developer preview of Mountain Lion includes location-based reminders, notes 9to5Mac. While the Reminders app was already an integral part of Mountain Lion, the updated app lets users trigger alerts when leaving or arriving at a specific place. The feature has been available in the iOS version of Reminders since iOS 5 was released last fall.

Mountain Lion's location tracking is less precise because it can only rely on Wi-Fi, not GPS. The new reminders can, however, be synced with iOS devices, making it possible to create location-based alerts for a handheld without picking it up.

The public launch of Mountain Lion is scheduled for sometime this summer.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "The feature has been available in the iOS version of Reminders since iOS 5 was released last fall." - nope, unfortunately that's not entirely true. Location-based reminders are still only available on iPhones, not on iPads.

  1. jwdsail

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Location location location

    From the screenshot it looks like Location Reminders will continue to be pretty much useless in MacOS X 10.8 as they are in iOS 5...

    Looks like it's still limited to Arriving or Leaving a location, with no adjustment for the size of the geo-fence.

    Looks like it's still limited to locations in Addressbook, rather than selecting on a map..

    Really hope they fix this before release.

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