“With Airplay Mirroring now part of OS X Mountain Lion, you’re going to hear a lot of people claim that OS X is now a cord-cutting tour de force,” Matt Peckham reports for TIME Magazine. “The iPad and iPhone 4S already had it, and now your Mac does, too.”
“In reality, what Apple’s done is make it slightly more convenient to stream whatever’s on your Mac’s screen to your television, wirelessly, by way of an intermediary device,” Peckham reports. “Those of you who already own an iPad or iPhone 4S, and who’ve been doing this for months now, may be less impressed.”
Peckham reports, “Having the ability to simply click an icon in OS X’s menu bar, select “Apple TV” and watch as, presto, my Mac’s display hijacks my television is impressive… It’s also as intuitive to initiate as anything else I’ve employed my Apple wireless devices for, clicking the same box-triangle icon in iTunes to bounce audio from my music library between the Apple TV or speakers connected to an Airport Express, for instance.”
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