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How to find out what apps are eating the battery life on your Mac running OS X Mavericks

How to find out what apps are eating the battery life on your Mac running OS X Mavericks

If you've got a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or other kind of portable Mac that contains a battery, OS X Mavericks has made it easier than ever to figure out and keep track of exactly what's using your battery life. So if you find your battery draining quickly, one click can help you determine what...
How to automatically add Facebook photos to your Contacts with OS X Mavericks

How to automatically add Facebook photos to your Contacts with OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks has lots more social support and allows you to add Internet Accounts in just a few short steps. After adding Facebook, you can even import photos automatically to your Contacts. Here's how: Click on the Apple in the upper left hand corner of your Mac's screen. Now click on System...
How to add all your social, email, and photo sharing accounts to your user account in OS X Mavericks

How to add all your social, email, and photo sharing accounts to OS X Mavericks

The Mac has been getting more social and OS X Mavericks is no exception. Not only can you now add your Twitter, Facebook, and email accounts, but Google, Flickr, LinkedIn, and more. OS X Mavericks refers to them as Internet Accounts. Not sure how to set get them linked up? Here's how! Click on...
iBooks in Mavericks

Apple reportedly readying Mavericks updates to multiple applications

We already know that Mail in OS X Mavericks isn't playing nicely with Gmail, and reports suggest that an update for this and a host of other Apple applications suffering from issues is on the way. The news comes courtesy of Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac: Sources say that Apple is readying a slew of...
Losing Audio in OS X Mavericks? Here's what you can do about it!

Losing Audio in OS X Mavericks? Here's what you can do about it!

OS X Mavericks is experiencing a bug where audio goes dead system-wide. For many it seems to occur when trying to play a Flash (like YouTube) video in Chrome. For others, it just seems to occur. So far, it seems limited to new, Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. So what's happening...
How to set up and start using Finder Tags in OS X Mavericks

How to set up and start using Finder Tags in OS X Mavericks

If you've upgraded your Mac to OS X Mavericks, it comes with a convenient way to sort and organize your documents and files with what Apple is calling a Finder Tags. In reality, Finder Tags is an expanded version of the Labels feature OS X has featured for years. It's become more robust,...
OS X evolution: The long road to Mavericks

OS X evolution: The long road to Mavericks

It was a long road to OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Mac OS X was first introduced as a public beta (codenamed Kodiak) in September of 2000, and beta it was - a radical departure from Mac OS 9, both in look (introducing the "Aqua" interface) and in operation. Mac OS X was built on a UNIX foundation, and...
iMore show 372: OS X Mavericks review

iMore show 372: OS X Mavericks review

Rene and Peter review OS X 10.9 Mavericks, from iBooks and Maps to compressed memory and timer coalescence. It's free, it's easy, but is it any good? Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show...
Apple confirms Mavericks giveaway wasn't a one time thing, future updates will also be free

Apple confirms Mavericks giveaway wasn't a one time thing, future updates will also be free

During his remarks during Apple's fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that Apple's decision to make OS X Mavericks a free upgrade wasn't a one-time fluke. He said "Mavericks and future versions of OS X" will be free. OS X Mavericks debuted earlier...
Why iCloud Keychain in its current form can't change years of bad password habits

iCloud Keychain and why it's not going to improve security habits... yet

iCloud Keychain, which ships as part of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, is Apple's attempt to help mainstream iPhone, iPad, and Mac owner get better at managing and protecting their passwords and credit cards, and with minimal inconvenience. With a random password generation, autofill, and iCloud sync...
How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and OS X Mavericks

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain for OS X Mavericks

iCloud Keychain is meant to be an easy way to manage passwords on your Apple devices. When password management is easier, using stronger passwords is easier. Since it can be tough to come up with strong, unique passwords, good password managers will generate them for you, and iCloud Keychain in...
Round table review: OS X Mavericks

Round table review: OS X Mavericks

The editors and writers of iMore and Mobile Nations share their views on Apple's latest desktop and laptop operating system, OS X Mavericks Last Tuesday Apple released OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the tenth generation of their modern desktop operating system. We've already published Peter Cohen's...
iStat Menus gets updated with Mavericks fixes, new Mac support, more

iStat Menus gets updated with Mavericks fixes, new Mac support, more

One of my favorite OS X utilites, Bjango's iStat Menus, has been updated with improved Mavericks support, support for new Mac models and other changes. iStat Menus embeds a menu item on your Mac that provides you with extensive, customizable details about the operation of your computer - how...
Mavericks adds new AppleScript and Automator functions

Mavericks adds new AppleScript and Automator functions

The news isn't all bad for AppleScript users moving to Mavericks - while the new iWorks apps may be a step in the wrong direction, there's also some new functionality to talk about. iCloud Sync, Notifications and Libraries are just some of the features that get touched with new AppleScript...
Apple's new Mac iWork apps: A big step back in workflow automation

Apple's new Mac iWork apps: A big step back in workflow automation

On Tuesday evening Apple posted updates to its iWork apps for Mac - Pages, Keynote and Numbers. Featured during Apple's iPad and Mac event in San Francisco, the new versions of iWork apps sport new features, more thorough iCloud integration and an a unified file format compatible with their iOS...
How to use the Shared Links feature in Safari under OS X Mavericks

How to view Shared Links in Safari for OS X Mavericks

If you've upgraded to OS X Mavericks, you may have noticed that Safari has been updated too. The Shared Links feature in Safari can pull from Twitter and LInkedIn so you can easily access all the links your friends are sharing without ever even visiting each respective website. Here's how:...
Safari in Mavericks makes Flash more secure via sandboxing

Safari in Mavericks makes Flash more secure via sandboxing

A blog post from Adobe platform security strategist Peleus Uhley explains that the new version of Safari in Mavericks is actually safer than before, thanks to sandboxing. That finally puts Mavericks Safari in the same boat as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, writes CNet. Uhley explained...
How to manage the Top Sites section in Safari for OS X Mavericks

How to manage the Top Sites section in Safari for OS X Mavericks

If you've upgraded your Mac to OS X Mavericks, you've probably noticed a few changes to the Safari browser as well. The Top Sites section of Safari in Mavericks is a great place to store your favorite sites for quick access anytime you'd like. By default Safari will start choosing the sites you...
Apple releases Mavericks Server

Apple releases Mavericks Server

OS X Mavericks is free, but Mavericks Server still costs you - but it's only $19.99. Apple released OS X Server late Tuesday after posting Mavericks to the Mac App Store. OS Server works like an application, running on top of the core Mavericks operating system. All the hallmarks of OS X Server...
How to send directions in Maps from OS X Mavericks to your iPhone or iPad

How to send directions in Maps from OS X Mavericks to your iPhone or iPad

OS X Mavericks brings with it an all new Maps app. If you use an iPhone or iPad, you're probably already familiar with it. One of the best features of Maps for Mavericks is the ability to ping directions right to any iPhone or iPad associated with your Apple ID. Here's how: Launch the Maps app...

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