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How to estimate your travel time in the OS X Mavericks Calendar app

How to estimate your travel time in the OS X Mavericks Calendar app

If you juggle your appointments, meetings, and events using the Calendar app on your Mac, you've probably run into a time or two where knowing the estimated travel time would have been helpful. Luckily, this is now a default feature of the stock Calendar app as long as you're running OS X...
Cyber Monday game and app sales for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Cyber Monday game and app sales for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

We somehow survived Black Friday, and the weekend of savings finishes off with Cyber Monday sales. We're here to point you to the best deals on apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac in the App Store. We'll be updating this list all day long, so feel free to let us know in the comments about any sales on...
How to share a video to Facebook from Finder in OS X Mavericks

How to share a video to Facebook from Finder in OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks makes your Mac a lot more social. Along with the ability to link up and post from your social accounts, you can easily share video to Facebook from anywhere on your Mac in just a few clicks. Here's how: Launch a Finder windowon your Mac running OS X Mavericks and navigate to the...
Apple posts OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 pre-release - Developers, go get it!

Apple posts OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 pre-release - Developers, go get it!

Apple has put OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 pre-release onto the the Developer Center. Registered Mac developers can download it now and begin testing it with their apps. Since pre-release software is under non-disclosure agreement (NDA), we can't report on what, if any, new features may or may not be...
How to use Local Search with Maps for OS X Mavericks

How to use Local Search with Maps for OS X Mavericks

The Local Search feature in Maps is a great way to find local places by general category, without needing to know a specific place or name. Whether you're in an area you aren't familiar with or you just want to try something new and out of the ordinary in your home area, the Local Search feature...
How to get real time traffic information with Maps in OS X Mavericks

How to get real time traffic information with Maps in OS X Mavericks

Maps is new to OS X Mavericks but shares a lot of the same DNA as the iOS Maps app. That includes being able to obtain real time traffic information so you know what to expect once you're on the road. It can also help you decide what route to take. Here's how: Launch the Maps app on your Mac...
Pre-release version of Mavericks 10.9.1 seeded to developers

Pre-release version of Mavericks 10.9.1 seeded to developers

Apple on Friday posted a pre-release version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. The new release is available for download only if you're a registered Mac developer; it's available through Apple's developer web site. Information about what's changed is included in a seed note that's available to...
How to get notifications from your favorite websites with Notification Center and OS X Mavericks

How to get notifications from your favorite websites with Notification Center and OS X Mavericks

Notification Center in OS X Mavericks has an awesome new feature that lets you subscribe to updates from your favorite websites so they'll feed right into Notification Center. For websites that support it, I've found it to actually be extremely convenient. Here's how to get started: Before...
OS X Mavericks features that'd be great to see in iOS 8

OS X Mavericks features that'd be great to see in iOS 8

Almost two years ago I wrote a short list of things I wanted Apple to bring back to the iPad. It was following the first OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview, and it included things like rich text in Notes, a more spatially consistent Notification Center, and iOS version of iPhoto for iOS, per-account...
OS X version code-names

OS X version code-names

Unlike iOS, Apple has always used public-facing code-names of Mac OS X, starting with the original, bear-branded beta. From 2001 to 2012 they were all code-named after big cats. However, because Apple marketed co-opted the internal code-names, in 2003 the internal code-names switched to wines (...
How to add an event using natural language in the Mac OS X Calendar app

How to add an event using natural language in the Mac OS X Calendar app

If you use the Calendar app in Mac OS X, you already know how to add, delete, and manage events manually by now. What most people don't know is that the Calendar app in OS X supports natural language input, which makes adding events much quicker. Here's how to use it: Launch the Calendar app...

How to create a better workflow in OS X Mavericks with Finder Tags

We've been getting a lot of questions in regards to Finder Tags in OS X Mavericks. How do they work? Are they really different than Labels in previous versions of OS X? What is the best way to use them? How can they fit into my existing workflow? To answer these questions, check out the video...
How to manually add or remove credit card with iCloud Keychain for OS X

How to manually add or remove credit cards with iCloud Keychain for OS X

If you're using iCloud Keychain in order to store your passwords, you can also use it to store your credit card information and sync it across all your iPhone, iPads, and Macs. Any time you pay with a credit card on your Mac, iCloud Keychain will offer to save it. However, you can also add a card...
Did the Mavericks Mail update fix your Gmail woes? [Poll]

Did the Mavericks Mail update fix your Gmail woes? [Poll]

Did the Mavericks Mail update fix your Gmail woes? A couple of days ago Apple released the Mavericks Mail update, designed primarily to fix compatibility with Google's Gmail. I never hid my All Mail folder in Gmail, so I managed to escape the problems unscathed. It's been working fine - well, as...
Apple releases fix for Gmail problems in Mavericks Mail

Apple releases fix for Gmail problems in Mavericks Mail

Apple has released an update that fixes some bugs with Gmail. The update fixes the following issues, according to an Apple support article: Fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for users with custom Gmail settings Addresses an issue that may cause unread...
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OS X Mavericks Mail update available to registered Mac developers now

The issues with the OS X Mavericks Mail app are well documented, and we've heard talk of an update heading our way. What we didn't know is that registered Mac developers can already download an update. It actually became available on October 31 and went unnoticed – no seeding emails seem to have...
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...

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