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No more behavior quirks

Apple releases update for Mail in OS X Mavericks, restores full Gmail compatibility




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Upon the release of OS X Mavericks a couple of weeks ago, more than a few people noticed that Apple’s latest and greatest desktop operating system had more than a few operating quirks with Gmail, one of the world’s leading free webmail solutions offered by Google. Apple has now responded to those issues with a new version of Mail for OS X Mavericks that improves Gmail compatibility and support.

The update, which is available now udner the “Updates” tab on the Mac App Store, comes with the following full release notes:

Mail Update for Mavericks includes improvements to general stability and compatibility with Gmail, including the following:

– Fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for users with custom Gmail settings
– Addresses an issue that may cause unread counts to be inaccurate
– Includes additional fixes that improve the compatibility and stability of Mail

It’s worth pointing out that Apple recommends you backup your Mail database on Mavericks before applying the update, and posted instructions on a support page on their website.

Source: Apple


Free software for all!

Apple giving away OS X Mavericks Server to developers?




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Well, this one is a bit unexpected – it appears as though Apple has begun contacting at least a couple of registered OS X Developers informing them that they are elgibile for and will be receiving a copy of OS X Mavericks Server, totally free of charge. The software add-on, which is available on the Mac App Store for $20 and was updated alongside the consumer version of OS X Mavericks, is one of the few remaining separate applications developed by Apple to cost money after Apple made iLife and iWork free for all owners of past versions and new Macs; now that they’re giving this away, what’s left to sell?

The news comes from several Mac developers, such as Ross Penman, 14, of Scotland who tweeted:

Just got an email from Apple to say they’re giving me a free copy of OS X server. @glenwayguy – @PenmanRoss

We’ll keep an eye out for more information and will let you know as soon as we learn more. Have you received an email entitling you to a free version of OS X Mavericks Server? Let us know in the comments!


Not too shabby

In 24 hours, OS X Mavericks adoption is at nearly 10%




OSXMavericksAdoption24hoursFree, as it turns out, is a big motivator. According to GoSquared’s OS X Mavericks live usage tracking tool, OS X Mavericks adoption is closing in at 10 percent (9.3 percent, to be exact) adoption in just barely over 24 hours. That’s a huge number – at this point following the release of OS X Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion had only hit just under 2 percent adoption. That’s over 4 times as many people using Apple’s latest and greatest in the same span of time.

Of course, there are some pretty big differences between the release and deploying of OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion – namely, Mountain Lion cost $29 while Mavericks is available to all eligible OS X users, free of charge. That’s every Mac user in the world with a Mac manufactured in around 2009 or later, including Apple’s line of iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktops as well as MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air users.

Source: GoSquared


Have at it

Apple seeds OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 8




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Apple has today released OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 8 to paying registered OS X Developers just nearly two weeks following the release of Developer Preview 7. The new operating system is, of course, Apple’s next generation OS X operating system for their Macintosh line of computers.

Apple is, as per usual, short on what exactly has been changed or improved in this iteration of Mavericks, saying only that “this update is recommended for all users running OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 7”. We’ll let you know as to any changes or improvements to the operating system as soon as we know more, if there are any big changes to note.

One thing worth mentioning is that though this is the eighth developer preview of OS X Mavericks, Apple is not expected to release the operating system to the general consumer base until late October at the earliest. As such, we could be in for at least another two developer previews prior to seeing the appearance of the Golden Master build.


Oh yes.

iOS notifications, Apple Maps, and iBooks come to OS X 10.9 Mavericks




ios6mapsApple made a huge step forward in OS X 10.8 when they introduced iMessage support directly into the operating system, but it looks like Apple is pushing this a step forward with the inclusion of both iOS notifications and Apple Maps on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (Though why you’d want to use Apple Maps over Google Maps at this point is still unclear, but hey, at least the option is there). Apple has also just announced that a full featured iBooks app is coming to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

iOS notifications get automatically pushed from synced iOS devices to OS X, appearing in a similar fashion to OS X’s built in notifications. Apple Macs appears to function in a similar fashion to its iOS counterpart, complete with 3D rendering and flyover data, standard and hybrid views, as well as directions.

Developing…


The rumors were right

Apple announces OS X 10.9 Mavericks (and iCloud keychain) (Updated!)




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Apple has today announced their long expected new version of OS X, OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. Mavericks changes up OS X in some pretty significant ways for power users, bringing improved multi-monitor support that allows more than one app to run at a time when an app is full screened, performance improvements to Safari, tabbed Finder windows, and the ability to tag files on the operating system.

Another big addition to OS X 10.9 Mavericks is a change to the way multitasking works. OS X now gains the ability to multitask in a similar manner to iOS, where apps running in the background are suspended in a “low power state” until the system recognizes that the user wants to use the app, when it is resumed.

Apple has also just announces iCloud Keychain, a service that remembers your passwords (significantly encrypted, of course) across various devices – including iOS 7, we hope. iCloud keychain intelligently suggests credit cards, passwords, and other saved data depending on the situation.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be available as a digital download from the Mac App Store this fall for consumers. A developer release is available for register, paying developers today.


Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

Apple Store down ahead of WWDC keynote




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As per tradition, Apple has taken down the Apple Store prior to today’s WWDC keynote in anticipation for the launch of some brand new products that are expected to be announced today. Apple routinely takes down their online Apple Store prior to a major event in order to add the new products and make sure customers don’t purchase a product the company plans on replacing the day of an update – not to mention it’s a great way to build up hype for new products.

Apple is expected to be introducing a brand new version of both of its major operating systems, iOS and OS X, dubbed iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 respectively. iOS is said to be seeing a major redesign towards a new “flat” aesthetic as heralded by Jonathan Ive, while OS X is scheduled to see some updates for “power users” such as a new tabbed Finder, dual monitor improvements, and Mission Control enhancements. Apple is also expected to launch an update to their MacBook line.

You can check out a list of everything we realistically expect to see at WWDC today right here, so be sure to check that out!


More iOS features make their way to OS X

New OS X 10.9 rumor suggests improvements for “power-users”




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Last year prior to the release of OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”, the company said that they were planning on releasing at least one new major update to OS X every year, putting the product on an annual update cycle similar to the company’s other major platform, iOS. That really hasn’t panned out – “Mountain Lion” was revealed in February of 2012 – but today a new rumor helps ease our long wait. 9to5Mac, which has been very accurate in the past, claims that OS X 10.9 – which is internally codenamed “Cabaret” – will focus primarily on new features for power users, something that should please the “core” Apple users who have been around since the beginning of OS X.

First, 9to5Mac claims that OS X 10.9 will include a totally redesigned Finder experience centered around tabbed browsing, a la Safari / most other modern web browsers. A tabbed Finder is something that power users have been clamoring for for years now, with hacky-mods such as TotalFinder bringing this to brave souls willing to sacrifice a little bit of security and stability for such a powerful tweak. Apple is also working on “re-working Safari” to get more performance and speed increases out of the popular browser. Mission Control is also said to be getting a little tweak in the form of a big, long requested feature that will allow users to put individual “Spaces” and full-screen apps on individual monitors in a full screen setup. You know what that means, folks – dedicated Twitter screens!

Finally, in what seems to be the biggest change, OS X 10.9 will rework how the operating system handles “background applications”. Currently OS X treats all apps the same, allowing even those open but idle in the background to take up basically as many resources as the app currently in use. 9to5Mac suggests though that 10.9 will give the operating system the ability to “pause” background applications in the same way that iOS currently does. This will improve both the performance of the application in use as well as the battery life of the machine, however will render applications less powerful whilst idling. 9to5Mac does not note as to whether or not this feature will be mandatory or optional, however we’d imagine such a large change in the inner workings of OS X would not be mandated.

Source: 9to5Mac


The road towards convergence continues

Siri & Maps coming to OS X 10.9




Ever since the release of Mac OS X 10.7, Apple has very clearly set expectations for all future releases of their popular desktop operating system – less traditional desktop paradigm, more bringing iOS features “back to the Mac”. OS X Lion brought Launchpad, inverse scrolling, pinch to zoom, and full screen support; OS X Mountain Lion improved on Lion with iOS’s system wide Notification Center, iMessage integration, AirPlay mirroring, speech-to-text dictation, and built-in social sharing. With OS X Mountain Lion now a mature product, many are wondering what’s next for the Mac line.

Well, now we’ve got our first real pieces of information about the upcoming OS X 10.9, which we should be seeing in some early form in the coming months. Most prominently (and perhaps predictably), Apple will be bringing their popular voice assistant Siri to OS X 10.9 in 2013. As you’d expect, information is very limited at this early stage, however we’ve got reason to believe that this is indeed accurate information. Apple will reportedly also be integrating their new Apple Maps service throughout the OS, allowing developers to take advantage of and integrate Maps in their applications.

Via: MacRumors