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OS X Security Update addresses Safari vulnerabilities and bugs

Apple has issued an OS X security update today that should improve compatibility, stability and security. The bulk of the update is centered around Safari 7.0.3, and has the following changes, per Apple:

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Top 10 keyboard shortcuts every new Mac owner needs to know!

If you just picked up your first Mac you may be scratching your head when you look at the keyboard for the first time. It's a little different than the Windows counterpart but that doesn't mean it's any harder to use and navigate. There is no shortage of handy keyboard shortcuts to help you move around OS X as fast and efficiently as possible. Here are the keyboard shortcuts we think every Mac owner should know right from the start:

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Running out of hard drive space on your Mac? Here's how to fix it!

Running out of hard drive space is incredibly annoying. OS X needs a good amount of free space to function properly so as things get full not only will you be unable to download or transfer large files, you'll start to get panicked warnings from the operating system. While hard drives keep getting bigger and cheaper, solid state drives do not. If you have a 2TB HD in your machine you'll be okay for longer. If you have a 128, 256, or even 512GB SSD, however, things can get full and fast. So what do you do? If you can't or simply don't want to upgrade your HD or SSD drive to something bigger, the first step is identifying what's causing the problem, then figuring out what you get rid of to free back up that precious empty space!

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There's something familiar about North Korea's Red Star OS

North Korea has its own operating system, known as Red Star, and the latest version might look quite familiar to Mac users. While the OS had previously been patterned after Windows, it seems that the latest version of Red Star takes after OS X, with many UI elements from Apple's software, including the menubar and dock.

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Debug 24.1: Jalkut, Nielsen, Siracusa on OS X. Still.

Daniel Jalkut, Ryan Nielsen, and John Siracusa join Guy and Rene to talk about OS X Mavericks and the future of the Mac, continuing with interface, scripting, and more. (Part 2 of 2.)

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Debug 24: Jalkut, Nielsen, Siracusa and the future OS X

Daniel Jalkut, Ryan Nielsen, and John Siracusa join Guy and Rene to talk about OS X Mavericks and the future of the Mac, starting with free updates and file systems. (Part 1 of 2.)

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OS X version code-names

While the original public beta of Mac OS X was code-named for a bear, 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 (with the exception of OS X 10.6, which never had a code-name beyond Snow Leopard). Though OS X marketing code-names switched to California places in 2013, the internal code-names have remained wine-based, at least for now. Here are all of them, past, present, and currently in development.

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Apple releases fix for Gmail problems in Mavericks Mail

Apple has released an update that fixes some bugs with Gmail.

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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 was more closely related to the NextStep operating system that had been developed by NeXT, the computing company Steve Jobs founded between stints running Apple...

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Round table review: 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 extensive OS X Mavericks review, but many of us have been using it for awhile now as well, some since the beta went live following WWDC 2013 in June. So, to bring you as many opinions as possible, we've put together a good, old-fashioned, Mobile Nations round table. Here's what all of us think of Mavericks!

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