News: Mountain Lion GM, Google's Safari settlement, Steve Jobs' The Lost Interview, and more!
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Yesterday morning the Gold Master of Mountain Lion was released to developers by Apple. Build 12A269 is the last of the developer-only versions of Mountain Lion, which means we should see it before the end of July, provided there aren't any further issues. Apple has also begun asking developers to submit their apps for Mountain Lion, which will features Gatekeeper to allow only certain types of software to be installed on machines. Google was caught placing third-party cookies where they didn't belong due to a loophole in Safari's cookie-blocking policy. Now the case has been taken to the Federal Trade Comission, and it has been ruled that Google will pay out US $22.5 million, the largest penalty ever levied against one company, albeit one that is miniscule in comparison to Google's revenues.
The Lost Interview of Steve Jobs has been floating around on the internet for a while now — it's been available on the US iTunes Store but not the Australian or New Zealand one, and in case you can't watch the whole thing, Ars Technica has helpfully summarised various sections for you, and pulled out quotes to match.
OS X Daily tell you about how you can use Preview in OS X to view Keynote files, even if you don't have Keynote installed.