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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 (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 remained wine-based until 2014. In 2015 they switched to types of apples 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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Changes to code signing in OS X Mavericks and what developers need to know

It sounds like OS X Mavericks, which could launch any week now, introduces some changes to code-signing that developers will find frustrating if they're not up to speed on them. Craig Hockenberry on Furbo.org:

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Mavericks gold master (GM) seed now available - Developers, go get it!

Apple has released the gold master (GM) seed of OS X 10.9 Mavericks to developers. That means, unless any show-stoppers are found in the build, this is the one that'll be pushed out to customers everywhere later this month.

If you're a developer, head on over to the Mac App Store and update away. If you're not a developer, hang tight, it's almost here!

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OS X 10.10 codenamed Syrah, anyone want to bet it's going to look more like iOS 7?

OS X 10.9 Mavericks hasn't even shipped yet, but of course there'll be an OS X 10.10 after it, and of course Apple's already working on it. Mark Gurman, however, has been able to put a name to it already. 9to5Mac:

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Apple releases supplemental update to OS X 10.8.5, iTunes 11.1.1

Apple has released a supplemental update to OS X 10.8.5, along with iTunes 11.1.1. The supplemental update contains the following fixes:

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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.)

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How to turn an old iPod classic into a new emergency boot drive for Mac

"Let no old yet still functional technology go to waste" is the motto of any good McGyver-class geek, which is what makes the idea of using an abandoned but still capable iPod classic as an emergency boot drive for the Mac so appealing. Chris Breen of Macworld:

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