“On Apple’s website, the company detailed Lion’s improved support for multi-touch gestures using a trackpad. In addition to more ways to swipe, pinch, zoom, and more, one notable change is that scrolling now works as it does on iOS devices—drag up on the trackpad to scroll down, drag down to scroll up—complete with ‘rubber-band’ effects at the end of scrollable areas,” Chris Foresman reports Ars Technica. “This is in contrast to all previous versions of Mac OS X, where dragging down scrolls up and vice versa.”
“Apple mentioned auto-save and auto-resume features last fall, but didn’t go into much detail about them. Now we know that apps updated for Lion will gain the ability to autosave all documents as changes are made. Documents can be locked to prevent inadvertent changes, and Apple said that documents will be ‘auto-locked’ after two weeks,” Foresman reports. “Lion also includes automatic file versioning, saving the state of a document every hour it is open and allowing you to step back to any previous state in a graphical Time Machine-like experience. You can go back through previous versions to revert to a previous state or copy and paste data from an older version into the current one.”
Read more in the full article, which covers Apple’s official new features and developer preview leaks, here.