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Apple Accidentally Lets Slip Banner Notifications

In an uncharacteristic move for a company renowned for fiercely guarding its deepest secrets, Apple has accidentally revealed one of its upcoming features. Apple users who visited the website this Tuesday might have caught a glimpse of a notification banner on top of the browser.

The banner featured an iOS style and was large enough to fit the title plus some small text. All the surprised users could read was "Default Title for English," as a title and "English - This is test message description."

The banner didn't link to anywhere so unfortunately the information stops here. Apple has introduced the notification service with iOS 5, but the option remains only available for iPad and iPhone users.

With the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple's Notification Center is expected to become a service fully available for Mac users. This service will be accessible via a top circular button, which will be pulled to the screen by sliding two fingers from the right.

The newly revealed banner alerts are going to replace the current notification method, which will come as a plus to users, with many considering the former to be an annoyance.

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Source: MacRumors

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.