Mac OS X
On Tuesday, Apple seeded a new OS X Mavericks beta with a build number of 13B40 to developers. Apple has not yet specified exactly what it wants developers to focus on, though it is likely any new issues will receive the most attention, including some of the issues in the past such as Gmail in OS X, VoiceOver, and the Shared Links tab.
Last week, Apple seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 to developers for testing, giving them the week to find any bugs or performance issues in the update. Now, the company has followed up the last OS X Mavericks beta with a new build release for developers and AppleSeed members. The new software update has a build number of 13B35.
Adobe releases a new version of Photoshop Elements every year, and makes improvements to it each time. You might think they would run out of ideas to put into Elements, but the excellent editing features it has had since day one remain, and they’ve made improvements to make them even better in this latest version.
After a record month for Apple in terms of OS X and iOS updates, the company has finally seeded the first beta of OS X Mavericks to developers. The first beta, OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 (with a build number of 13B27) was seeded to developers on Friday afternoon, giving them the weekend and beyond to find any bugs for Apple to address before releasing to the public.
Apple has seeded two new Safari betas for developers to test, supporting OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks in the latest updates. The two updates include Safari 6.1.1 for OS X 10.7.5 Lion and OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, as well as Safari 7.0.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Apple is prompting its developers to specifically look at PDFs, login and password autofill, as well as other general website compatibility and accessibility features.
I love the Mac desktop and Finder (two of the best things about the the Apple desktop OS IMHO), and it troubles me that they seem to be under threat as OS X converges more and more on iOS conventions. I hope that inference is mistaken. I much prefer a document dominant organizing principle to an app dominated one. I almost never store documents in the Dock, and use the Finder and folders (or the desktop) for that.
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.
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.
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
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.