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OS X Mountain Lion to include automatic app downloads

updated 12:36 pm EDT, Mon May 21, 2012

Auto-downloads appear in latest Developer Preview

Automatic app downloads are being integrated into OS X Mountain Lion, checks show. The feature is present in the latest Developer Preview of the OS; under the new option, titles bought at the Mac App Store should, in theory, appear on any other Mac signed in with the same Apple ID. In practice though, the store is marking titles as "installed" on secondary Macs without actually copying any files. The function will likely be turned on in future Developer Previews, or at least the final version of Mountain Lion, due sometime this summer.

It mirrors a similar option that has existed for iOS users since last year. Apple is increasingly trying to synthesize both operating systems; Mountain Lion, for instance, will soon get other iOS features like Reminders, Game Center, and the Notification Center. iOS has gradually become more complex, and can now operate without syncing to a Mac or Windows computer.




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