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Apple has released public beta tests of individual Mac apps in recent years, but OS X itself has largely been off-limits unless you've registered as a developer. That changes now that Apple has launched the OS X Beta Seed Program. Starting with OS X 10.9.3, you can try pre-release operating system...

April 22nd 2014 at 5:16pm 0 Comments
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When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath. Like all the iterations before it, version 10....

October 22nd 2013 at 2:53pm 0 Comments
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A little over two weeks after the folks in Cupertino released the gold master of the next desktop OS to developers, Apple has announced that OS X Mavericks will be available for download today at no additional cost. That's right, users running Snow Leopard and later will be able to nab the update...

October 22nd 2013 at 1:23pm 0 Comments
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Apple is moving steadily forward on OS X Mavericks, releasing the Preview 7 version to developers today. The release includes a few extra wallpapers and a link to a new OS X Mavericks page that is not fully live, yet. There are also a handful of bug fixes that are detailed in the release notes pos...

September 3rd 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple spent a lot of time talking about the key new features of OS X Mavericks, but the company only glossed over the impressive underlying technology that powers the operating system. For those hardware and software geeks in the audience, Apple has released a document detailing the core technolog...

June 12th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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One outstanding question about OS X Mavericks is the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the operating system. There are a lot of older Core 2 Duo machines kicking around, and those owners are wondering it they still have the horsepower to run Mavericks. Apple hasn't released those details...

June 11th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Apple has announced an updated version of Safari at WWDC. The browser update adds a new home page featuring a Top Sites feature that stores all of your bookmarks and regularly read sites. Using a new bookmark bar, you can easily add and remove links to your Top Sites selection. They've also...

June 10th 2013 at 2:05pm 0 Comments
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Maps in OS X was expected, but is very welcome. After a rough beginning on iOS, Apple Maps has been progressing, and now with Maps running on OS X, we'll see some powerful integration between the Mac and iOS. Maps on a Mac looks smooth and impressive in 3D. Even better, there's a big effort to...

June 10th 2013 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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Apple has announced that iBooks for OS X will be included as part of OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Users will be able to access all 1.8 million iBooks on the Mac. The iBooks for OS X interface will be a two-page layout by default and be totally flat, which means there will be no skeuomorphic pages. Users...

June 10th 2013 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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Apple has run out of cat names for its new OS, so it's gone to a California theme. The next OS X will be... ta da... OS X Mavericks. Apple claims the new release, OS X 10.9, will have deep improvements in battery life and finder tabs. Apple is also adding tagging, which will enhance search grea...

June 10th 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments