This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Apple introduces multitouch gestures in Lion OS
About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: Apple introduces multitouch gestures in Lion OS

1:00 /

At the WWDC conference in San Francisco, Apple's Phil Schiller talks about new features coming to Lion, Mac's latest version of OS X. He demonstrates multitouch gestures, which give users the ability to swipe and tap through applications and the desktop.

Multitouch gestures. So, now, Lion can count on multitouch. From the beginning, you can have beautiful, fluid, momentum-based scrolling. You can have incredible multitouch taps to zoom in on stories or pictures. You can dynamically zoom with beautiful, fluid pinch motions. You can swipe through your photographs or slides, your webpages, all with an incredible physical realism that's never been possible with a PC operating system before. Here's a simple example, the scroll bar. Why do we have scroll bars? Scroll bars are there so you could click with the mouse and drag and scroll, but now if you're pushing your window with multitouch, you don't need them. They can disappear. You're gonna have a much more beautiful reading environment, but when you go to scroll, they magically appear, give you a sense of place in proportional size, and then disappear when you don't need them. So multitouch is now built throughout the system in a very powerful way.

New releases

Press record for new iPads, Nexuses...
36:18 October 23, 2014
Grab a blank tape for a new podcast featuring the new iPads, Google Nexus 6 and 9, and a Spotify-powered cassette...
Play video
The CraveCast remakes democracy...
34:26 October 22, 2014
In a special holiday CraveCast, we look forward to Halloween and plan ways to stay safe when the world is...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 073: Robot actors,...
21:31 October 22, 2014
On today's show, we check out a gadget for your shoe that might help you escape a bad date, this year's updates...
Play video
Use your Android as a dSLR rem...
2:10 October 22, 2014
Some Android handsets have the capability to act as an infrared remote for a dSLR. CNET's Lexy Savvides shows...
Play video
Apple Pay sees problems as users...
2:59 October 22, 2014
Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a...
Play video
The LG Tribute is cheap and ch...
1:15 October 22, 2014
Virgin Mobile's LG Tribute is a winning budget Android.
Play video
Cree continues to shine with its...
1:54 October 22, 2014
At less than $20, there's a lot to like about Cree's bigger, brighter bulb
Play video
The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging,...
20:30 October 22, 2014
Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a...
Play video