These days, the very thought of finding Mac OS X on a machine that wasn't designed by the folks in Cupertino seems a bit like heresy. But according to an interview with former Sony president Kunitake Ando, reports Japanese journalist Noboyuki Hayashi (via AppleInsider), that almost wasn't the case. Indeed, if Steve Jobs (of all people) had has his way back in 2001, Sony's Vaio would have also run Mac OS.
OS X Mavericks has proved once again that Apple not only cares about the Mac — it cares about making the best operating system in the world. Mavericks includes a ton of updates and tweaks that bring the beloved Mac OS one step closer to perfection. While many of the changes are under the hood, Apple also included some visible alterations and features that we’ll cover in this article. So get your boards ready, because we’re going surfing at Mavericks with 70 tips and tricks that you can apply to daily use to make your Mac even better.
Focus is the kind of app we never thought we needed, but once we started using it, we had a lot of fun. Functionally, Focus is pretty simple. The app allows you to crop photos, adjust the focal point of photos by blurring details, and adjust color vividness. Though Focus features only these few functions, it performs them well.
You can’t edit a PDF, right? Actually, you can, and it’s a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. We compare two apps, based on the same engine, that let you do more with PDFs than you may have thought possible.
Mac OS 10 has given Mac users a slick GUI full of fancy visual goodies, and with the release of Lion right around the corner, it's only going to get slicker. However, we must not forget that Apple's attention to detail hasn't just been limited to their most recent releases -- they've always been pioneers on the interface front. This gallery features Apple's most humble beginnings -- their most famous icons you're sure to remember with fondness, and a few current updates as well.