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OS X Mavericks Preview: Finder Tabs save time, reduce frustration

OS X Mavericks Preview: Finder Tabs save time, reduce frustration

Have you ever gotten frustrated when you click and drag files between multiple windows on your desktop? Then Finder Tabs are for you. This improvement to the Finder in Mavericks will save you time and reduce frustration. Tabbed Web browsing has been a staple of Safari for a number of years -...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Notifications

OS X Mavericks Preview: Notifications

Up to now, OS X notifications have been a one-way street: They provide you with info about what's happening in applications, but offer no way to interact. Mavericks changes all that. For years, Mac users who wanted to consolidate notifications from various applications had to rely on third-party...
MIA: Games that need to come to the Mac but are nowhere to be found

MIA: Games that need to come to the Mac but are nowhere to be found

There are a lot of great games to download for Mac, whether you use Steam, the Mac App Store, or the myriad other services that cater to Mac users. Still, there are some games whose absences are keenly felt. Here's a roundup of games that are still missing in action on the Mac platform. Some of...
Civilization V: Brave New World expands legendary strategy game

Civilization V: Brave New World expands legendary strategy game

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World is now available for download through Steam (in the US - it'll be available internationally on Friday). It's downloadable content (DLC) that works with both the Mac and Windows versions of Civilization V, also available for download through Steam. Here...
OS X Mavericks Developer Release 3 is available for download

OS X Mavericks Developer Release 3 is available for download

The same day as the release of iOS 7 beta 3, Apple has released OS X Mavericks Developer Release 3. The update is available for download from Apple's developer Web site. The build number is 13A510d. OS X Mavericks was unveiled last month at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San...
OS X Mavericks preview: Multiple Displays finally work like they're supposed to

OS X Mavericks preview: Multiple Displays finally work like they're supposed to

If you've ever been frustrated by the way Spaces or full-screen apps have been supported on multiple displays, those days will soon be behind you. When OS X Mavericks is released this fall, Macs will finally get truly useful, independent support for multiple displays. Macs have supported simple-...
OS X Mavericks preview: iCloud Keychain promises relief from password hell

OS X Mavericks preview: iCloud Keychain promises relief from password hell

Few features in OS X Mavericks will fundamentally change your computing experience as much as iCloud Keychain. It promises to fix Web password management once and for all on both Mavericks and iOS 7. You need secure login credentials to be able to engage in e-commerce and other online activities...
Mavericks Preview: Safari

OS X Mavericks preview: Safari

OS X Mavericks doesn't just bring core improvements like Finder Tabs, better battery life and more efficient processor use; a new version of Safari is in the works that will make your Web browsing faster and more social. While it's great to have a boatload of improvements in the operating system...
Mavericks preview: iBooks

OS X Mavericks preview: iBooks

Available for iOS since the iPad was introduced in 2010, iBooks is finally coming to the Mac with OS X Mavericks. iBooks for Mac sports some features that will make it a winner especially for students with Macs. Apple's ebook reader software, iBooks, was first introduced when the iPad debuted in...
OS X Mavericks preview: Calendar

OS X Mavericks preview: Calendar

OS X Mavericks' Calendar gets a clean, streamlined look that makes it easier than ever to figure out what you're doing. Calendar knows where you're going and how long it'll take to get there, too, so you'll never be late for another appointment. While OS X Mavericks' look and feel won't change...
Multiple monitors

Improved multiple monitor support in OS X Mavericks; who's going to use it? [Poll]

Are you looking forward to improved multiple monitor support in OS X Mavericks? Multiple monitor support is being improved for OS X Mavericks, but just who is going to make use of it? Currently, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will allow you to use multiple monitors, but things get ugly when you go full...
Finder tabs and tags

OS X Mavericks Finder tabs and tags de-clutters and organizes your Mac

Following the early previews of OS X Mavericks delivered by select media outlets, we're starting to see them broken down a little further and the latest covers the tabs and tags feature in Finder. Finder tabs takes cues from the web browser by combining many finder windows into one. Macworld's...
How to speed up your Mac by verifying and repairing disk permissions

How to speed up your Mac by verifying and repairing disk permissions

If you've owned your Mac for quite a while, you may notice a slowdown in performance over time. A while back we gave you lots of ways to breathe new life into a dying Mac Pro. These tips may also apply to some other Mac models as well but if you're just looking for quick fixes when it comes to...
OS X Mavericks pre-reviews

OS X Mavericks pre-reviews

Some media outlets were given Macs pre-loaded with OS X Mavericks for review, and some of them have started sharing some thoughts. Since Mavericks is more of an iterative update -- especially compared to the highly visually differentiated iOS 7 -- it should come as no surprise that those who...
Should Apple bring the iOS 7 design language to OS X? [Poll]

Should Apple bring the iOS 7 design language to OS X? [Poll]

Should Apple make OS X look like iOS 7? Should Apple bring iOS 7's new, clarified, deferential, depth-driven look and feel OS X? For the last few years Apple has worked diligently and deliberately to bring iOS nomenclature and metaphors back to the Mac, and create a more consistent experience...
OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 2 now available

OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 2 now available

Hot on the heels of iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has also just released OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 2. If you're running a beta version of Mavericks, you can grab the update via the Mac App Store. The build number for the updated version is 13A497d. It is accompanied by new seeds of Xcode 5 and...

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