Whether you're looking for a job or looking just to connect with colleagues in your field, LinkedIn has become the place to do it for millions of users worldwide. Now Apple is building support for LinkedIn right into Mavericks to make it easier for you to connect.
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.
OS X Mavericks' improvements to Notifications include new interactivity that lets you do more without breaking your stride. Another improvement to Notifications is on the developer side, and it makes it possible for you to receive updates from web sites without having Safari open, and without using an RSS reader.
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.
Apple's OS X Mavericks operating system is still a developer's release and isn't due for general release until autumn, but that hasn't stopped Valve from updating its Steam client for OS X with a number of fixes to improve compatibility. The update will be automatically downloaded the next time you log on to Steam using your Mac. Read on for details.
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.
With the rise of HTML 5 and the dominance of the iPad as a web surfing tool, use of Adobe Flash is on the wane, but it's still used by thousands of sites. Apple's done its part to try to move progress forward by leaving Adobe Flash out of the default configuration of newly shipping Macs, leaving it to customers to decide if they want to enable the technology on their own systems. But...
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 Preview 3.
Sometimes in the course of working, you'll open one, two, three, half a dozen apps without thinking about it. If you have lots of RAM installed on your Mac and you're not working from battery power, this can be no big deal - but every little bit helps when you have to manage resources like power and CPU activity. OS X Maverick's built-in App Nap function helps better manage what's going...
Of the many advanced technologies being introduced in OS X Mavericks, one of the most useful for Mac laptop users is Timer Coalescing. It's an energy-saving technique that promises to extend battery life on your Mac laptop by forcing the laptop's CPU into a low-power mode whenever it's available.