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Mavericks release expected in October

Mavericks release expected in October

With all eyes on Apple's event next week when Apple is expected to introduce new iPhones, rumors abound that Apple will release iOS 7 this month. Now word has come forth that Apple plans to release the next version of OS X, Mavericks, in October. Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Mavericks is...
Debug 20: Ryan Nielsen on Apple and OS X

Debug 20: Ryan Nielsen on Apple and OS X

Ryan Nielsen of Tumult talks to Guy and Rene about how Debug began, Çingleton, and his time as an engineering project manager on OS X at Apple where he helped kick big cats out the door. Carefully. (Part 1 of 2.) Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download Directly...
Hey, developers! Mavericks DP7 available for download

Hey, developers! Mavericks DP7 available for download

Almost two weeks after the previous release, Apple has posted a new build of OS X Mavericks for registered Mac developers. The new Developer Preview 7 release is available for download through the Software Update system preference and from Apple's Developer Center. Developers are still bound by...
Making the case for Apple to have its own game studio

Apple should have its own game studio, and here's why

The App Store's single biggest category is games, and games are enormously popular on the Mac App Store (and many other places) too. There isn't a shortage of third party developers who write games for the Mac, but can it be done better? I think so, and I think Apple should lead the way with its...
The best back to school apps for Mac

The best back to school apps for Mac

Student, teacher or parent, here are some back to school apps for the Mac you shouldn't be without! It's that time of year when kids flock back to school and parents collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Some mornings the air is getting crisp and soon the leaves will start to turn - it's back...
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Apple pushes out OS X Mavericks DP6 - Developers go get it!

Around two weeks after the last Developer Preview build of OS X Mavericks was pushed out, Apple has today seeded DP6 to registered OS X developers. The update is available to download now as an update via the Mac App Store, or in its entirety from the Developer Portal. As ever, Apple has...
The best free and paid text editors for the Mac

The best free and paid text editors for the Mac

The best free and paid text editor programs for Mac whether you're a web developer, programmer, technical writer, or anything in between! Word processors like Microsoft Word and Apple's own Pages software are just dandy if you want to write a college paper or fax a cover sheet, but their focus...
Three great Mac App Store games to start your week: Shadowgun DeadZone, Cognition, Sky Gamblers - Cold War

Three great Mac App Store games to start your week: Shadowgun DeadZone, Cognition, Sky Gamblers - Cold War

More and more, games in the Mac App Store are appearing on the App Store. Apple makes it as easy as possible for developers who already create apps for iOS devices to make them work on the Mac, and the Mac App Store gives them a great way to get those titles out. Here's a roundup of some of my...
OS X Mavericks preview

OS X Mavericks preview

Everything you need to about the newest version of the Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, including new apps, new security features, new interface elements and advanced technology designed to improve efficiency and performance! Apple will soon roll out a new version of the operating system...
OS X Mavericks Preview: AV Kit simplifies QuickTime transition

OS X Mavericks Preview: AV Kit simplifies QuickTime transition

Apple's QuickTime made its public debut in 1991, when System 7.1 was state of the art. Times have changed, and so have the way programmers write code. AV Kit is Apple's latest effort to modernize media content delivery for developers. iOS gave Apple an opportunity to rethink the way...
OS X Mavericks Preview: easily access your LinkedIn account

OS X Mavericks Preview: easily access your LinkedIn account

LinkedIn bills itself as the largest professional network on the Internet; the company claims to have 238 million registered members worldwide. It's little wonder, then, that Apple's made it easier for you to connect in OS X Mavericks. Whether you're looking for a job or looking just to connect...
Mavericks DP5 available for download - come and get it, developers!

Mavericks DP5 available for download - come and get it, developers!

Apple on Wednesday released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5. It's available for download through the Software Update system preference. It's the first update to Mavericks since Developer Preview 4 was released on July 22. In customary fashion, Apple offered no public release notes for the new...
OS X Mavericks preview: Website push notifications

OS X Mavericks preview: Website push notifications deliver updates without Safari

OS X Mavericks will introduce big changes to Notifications. Among them is the ability for web developers to send notifications to Mavericks users, so you can get up to date info from web sites without even running Safari. OS X Mavericks' improvements to Notifications include new interactivity...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Map Kit

OS X Mavericks Preview: Map Kit opens up the world to developers

Apple Maps are coming to Mavericks, as well all know. But Apple's Map Kit is almost as important, because it lets third-party developers tap into that data and technology. Map Kit for Mavericks provides the same essential access to information that its counterpart does for iOS: with it,...
OS X Mavericks preview: Sprite Kit simplifies 2D game development

OS X Mavericks preview: Sprite Kit simplifies 2D game development

New technology coming to OS X Mavericks promises to make it easier for indie gamers to support the platform with 2D arcade-style games. What's more, it's portable between Mavericks and iOS 7. Sprite Kit promises to reinvent the way 2D games are made for the Mac. Sure, 3D games are cool, but...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Compressed Memory gives your Mac room to run

OS X Mavericks preview: Compressed Memory gives your Mac room to run

Another example of how Apple is trying to make Mavericks more efficient is "Compressed Memory." This technique helps free up memory from dormant apps that don't need it. The net result: your Mac runs and wakes from sleep faster. If you open a lot of applications, or if some of your apps need a...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Safari Power Saver cuts Flash off at the knees

OS X Mavericks Preview: Safari Power Saver cuts Flash off at the knees

Nothing heats a Mac up (or drains its battery) faster than power-hungry Flash content running on a web site. Apple's finally giving Mac users the means to cut that off at the knees with a new technology in Mavericks called Safari Power Saver. With the rise of HTML 5 and the dominance of the iPad...
The legendary RPG makes its triumphant comeback: Shadowrun Returns ships for Mac and PC

Shadowrun Returns ships for Mac and Windows: The legendary RPG makes its triumphant comeback!

Harebrained Schemes on Thursday released Shadowrun Returns, a brand new tactical role playing game based on the enormously popular tabletop RPG that later became a popular computer and console game. Shadowrun Returns has been released for OS X and Windows, with iOS and Android versions still in...
Be the leader of your own banana republic in Tropico 4: Gold Edition, now on Mac

Be the leader of your own banana republic in Tropico 4: Gold Edition, now on Mac

Feral Interactive on Thursday announced the release of Tropico 4: Gold Edition for the Mac, a city builder and political sim that puts you in the role of the ruler of a banana republic. You rule a tiny Caribbean nation with one goal - to turn your modest land into a thriving world power. You do...
Apple releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4

Apple posts OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4

Apple on Monday posted a new build of OS X Mavericks to the Mac App Store, accessible to registered Mac developers who are currently using Mavericks on a test machine. No details were posted - all Apple indicated was that the update is recommended for all users running OS X Mavericks Developer...

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