Only a few days ago, Apple released two OS X Mavericks updates for internal testing, and the company appears to be making changes to individual applications in the software as well. Earlier this week, Apple released an iBooks update for OS X with a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. It is unclear exactly what specific bugs Apple addressed in the iBooks for Mac app, but it apparently wasn’t a big enough issue to draw public attention.
Apple is pushing out updates faster than some users are discovering issues, which is absolutely amazing considering the company just released iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks less than two months ago. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple has seeded two new OS X Mavericks updates to employees for testing. The two updates, OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2 are said to provide bug fixes and various performance enhancements. OS X 10.9.1 (nicknamed “Board”) is expected to bring most of the bug fixes that were discovered in 10.9, including some issues with Safari, iBooks, Remote Desktop, and Mail.
On Wednesday, Apple released a GarageBand update for with bug fixes and stability enhancements for the Mac version of the music software. Apple launched the redesigned app during the same media event in which the company introduced OS X Mavericks and updated several iLife apps (including iPhoto and iMovie), and even made the iOS versions free with the purchase of any new iOS device.
Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, which is conducive to neither tricking nor treating. It is, however, conducive to gaming on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Android device, so it’s a good thing G5 is here to fill it up with plenty of candy-like gaming goodness. From now through November 3rd, you can get many of their games from $0.99 to $1.99, depending upon the platform.
OS X Mavericks has only been out for a few days, and I’m already a huge fan of the direction Apple has taken with the new software. What direction is that? Well, with OS X Mavericks, Apple took something that is very familiar to its users and made it faster and more efficient than ever. What’s even better was that a lot of Mac users like myself didn’t have to pay anything for the latest update.
Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday, alongside new Macbook Pros and the new iPad line-up. In under 24 hours, OS X Mavericks is said to have an adoption rate of 7%, which means a whole lot of Mac users are upgrading their devices to the latest software. According to a live tracker from analytics firm GoSquared, OS X Mavericks hit a 7% adoption rate in under 24 hours as opposed to the 3% adoption rate of OS X Mountain Lion in under 48 hours
As Apple announced at their media event in San Francisco yesterday, we now have OS X Mavericks, which brings a lot of new functionality to the Macintosh. Most of it is pretty slick, some of it is quite intrusive, and a lot of it you’ll never even notice. I’ve been playing around with the new OS since soon after its release yesterday, and here are my initial thoughts.
OS X Mavericks—the next version of Apple’s operating system—focuses on technologies, features, and apps. And it’s available today for free.
It goes without saying that fall is my favorite time of the year. Crisp air, changing leaves, football, and multiple Apple media events. This time around, we’re going to be looking at the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 (hopefully with better names than that), and we’ll likely get a better look at OS X Mavericks. To learn about these items as they’re announced, join us for our Apple October 2013 event live blog.
Apple’s long awaited OS X Mavericks golden master has finally arrived, with the company releasing it to all developers late Friday night. Apple is expected to release the software later this month, most likely during the upcoming media event scheduled for October 22nd in San Francisco.
In line with rumors from earlier this month, an Apple October 22nd media event has been announced. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, and will begin at 10:00am Pacific Time/ 1:00pm Eastern Time. Apple is expected to introduce a new line-up of iPads, including the second generation iPad mini as well as the fifth generation iPad. The company is also expected to demo OS X Mavericks and the redesigned Mac Pro.
As the public release for OS X Mavericks draws closer, Apple is still adding new features. Late last month, Apple updated the iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options. Now, the company is reportedly going to add the Power Nap feature that was first introduced during the company’s “Back to the Mac” event last year when they introduced OS X Mountain Lion.