Apple's been playing up the power-saving capabilities of Mac OS X Mavericks ever since it was announced, but until now we haven't had any real idea of what that might mean. Was it a few minutes? Maybe as much as an hour? On the contrary, John Siracusa of Ars Technica reports (via MacRumors) that a 13.3-inch MacBook Air can attain as much as 15 hours of battery life with Mavericks.
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.
It looks as though earlier reports from both AllThingD and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop were right. As announced by Apple itself today, the Cupertino giant will hold its next media event on October 22. The event, which Apple will hold at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will kick off at 10 A.M. Pacific/1 P.M. Eastern.
Mavericks is nearly upon us — the developer version was updated to the telltale Golden Master late last week — and soon we'll all be able to download the first non-feline release of OS X. But if you're looking for an iOS 7-style redesign, Mavericks might be a bit of a letdown. While there are some fantastic features — Finder tabs, Power Nap, and iCloud Keychain are worth the price of admission alone — Mavericks doesn't really push OS X in any new directions. But there are definitely changes in store, and it might come sooner than you think.
It's the week of glitches, rush jobs, security breaches, and the voice behind the curtain--or at least behind the little round button we call Home. Who got hacked, who dropped the ball, and why don't levels work like they're supposed to? And did you get my text? I sent it like an hour ago….
It's one more rumorific round up of the news before next week's unveiling of the latest and greatest iPhone hardware. Will there be surprises? Should Apple pull a "one more thing"? And what about the iPad? Will we be seeing anything on that score soon? That and more in this week's speculative edition of The Week's Hottest news.
As you've probably guessed from the flood of rumors over the last few weeks, this is the iPhone's hour. But if you're more interested in the upcoming launch of Apple's new iteration of OS X, Mavericks, it looks as though you won't have to wait that much longer. According to a report from 9to5 Mac, Apple currently plans to unleash the new OS sometime in October.
It's been six weeks since developers have seen an update to the OS X Mavericks, but this morning Apple unleashed the seventh update to them to tinker with. While the update doesn't contain any new features of note, it did include eight beautiful new wallpapers that you can enjoy for yourself.
When Apple announced that iBooks would be coming to Mac OS X Mavericks this fall, the news struck many onlookers as a mere footnote compared to the rest of Monday's announcements. It turns out, however, that Apple's bookstore may be more significant than originally thought. As reported by MacRumors, Apple's iBookstore apparently accounts for more than 20 percent of all e-book sales in the United States, and it's possible that percentage will grow even wider once iBooks makes its way to Mac OS X.
Among all those other changes that we've heard about under Jony Ive's direction, looks like Apple's getting rid of the cat names for new iterations of Mac OS X. After an initial joke that the new version of Mac OS X would be called "Sea Lion," Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, announced that the new Mac release would be called "OS X Mavericks" in a nod to Apple's California heritage. Federighi announced three new features, finder tabs, tagging, and multiple displays.