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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...
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 in OS X

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 is...
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...

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