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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple seeds OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion build 12F17 with no known issues

07/03/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded the latest build of its upcoming OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion maintenance update, the third build since 10.8.4 was released in early June.

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Apple pushes out 2013-002 security update for OS X Lion

07/02/2013, 03:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday released security updates for the last two versions of its OS X operating system, 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion, recommending that all users download the updates.

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Windows 8 install base surpasses Vista, still trails all Mac OS X installs

07/01/2013, 02:07 pm

Coming off of a relatively strong month, Microsoft's Windows 8 has surpassed the much-maligned and six-year-old Windows Vista inWeb usage, though slow uptake of the new system means that it still lags behind the total install base of Apple's OS X.

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Apple Data Detectors add cool Maps integration in OS X Mavericks

06/28/2013, 05:06 pm

While providing an overview of the new Maps app for Macs in OS X Mavericks and showing Calendar integration with location services to calculate and schedule travel time for meetings, Apple didn't specifically highlight new Apple Data Detector features.

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Safari 7.0 to bring web notifications to OS X Mavericks

06/28/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple is bringing its push notifications to the web, enabling support for websites to push updates to OS X Maverick users in Safari 7.0 even when their browser isn't running.

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Apple seeds second OS X 10.8.5 beta to developers

06/26/2013, 05:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded the second iteration of its forthcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion maintenance update to developers with no major changes.

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Looking to breathe life into Windows, Microsoft shows off 8.1 update with Start Menu

06/26/2013, 03:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched its latest effort to reverse the fortunes of its Windows platform, showing off a line of new devices and unveiling Windows 8.1, a new build designed to boost interest in the company's underperforming Windows 8.

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Mystery of maps.apple.com revealed: it's for sharing between OS X Mavericks, iOS

06/26/2013, 01:06 pm

The purpose of Apple's maps.apple.com domain is explained in OS X Mavericks as being a way to share maps with other users, whether they have access to Apple Maps or not, rather than pointing to a standalone web service.

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Apple's new Maps app in OS X Mavericks extends tools for reporting, fixing errors

06/26/2013, 06:06 am

Apple has brought its iOS Maps to OS X Mavericks, adding enhanced error reporting tools to leverage crowdsourcing in order to improve its mapping service, search results, location information and directions.

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Apple seeds second OS X Mavericks Developer Preview [u]

06/24/2013, 08:06 pm

Coming on the heels of the iOS 7 beta 2 release, Apple on Monday seeded the second build of its next-generation OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview to registered developers.

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Apple releases first OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion beta to developers

06/19/2013, 04:06 pm

Less than one month after debuting OS X 10.8.4, Apple on Wednesday seeded the first OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion beta build to developers, with the latest maintenance update possibly looking to stabilize the operating system ahead of an OS X 10.9 Mavericks launch this fall.

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Parallels Desktop 8 updated to support Apple's OS X Mavericks

06/19/2013, 03:06 pm

Popular desktop virtualization client Parallels released an update to their desktop app for Mac on Wednesday, allowing Apple developers to run beta versions of OS X Mavericks in tandem with older versions of the Mac operating system.

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Apple adds security enhancements to Java 6 in latest update

06/18/2013, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a pair of Java SE 6 updates for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion, bringing the usual security, reliability and compatibility improvements to Oracle's software.

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OS X Mavericks' new App Nap, Timer Coalescing features target battery efficiency

06/18/2013, 08:06 am

Apple plans to advance its leadership in notebook battery efficiency with a series of new features in OS X Mavericks designed to achieve substantial power savings while maintaining or even improving upon the "snappy" responsiveness of the system.

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Adobe releases major update to Creative Cloud desktop apps

06/18/2013, 12:06 am

Adobe on Monday updated its subscription-based professional image editing suite, bringing "hundreds" of new features to premiere offerings like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, among others.

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Safari 7.0 streamlined and accelerated for OS X Mavericks

06/14/2013, 02:06 pm

Apple's new Safari 7.0 is faster, more efficient and sports streamlined new interface enhancements in OS X Mavericks.

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Why the Mac Finder took so long to get the new Tabs in OS X Mavericks

06/13/2013, 05:06 pm

More than half a decade after adding tabs to Safari 3.0 in 2007, Apple has incorporated the same feature into the OS X Mavericks Finder to organize multiple views into a single window, building on years of technology advancements to support the seemingly simple and obvious feature.

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Compressed Memory in OS X 10.9 Mavericks aims to free RAM, extend battery life

06/12/2013, 08:06 pm

Apple has publicly touted a significant new feature in OS X 10.9 Mavericks designed to maximize RAM, storage and CPU use while also boosting power efficiency: Compressed Memory.

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Apple shifts from AFP file sharing to SMB2 in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

06/11/2013, 06:06 pm

In OS X Mavericks, Apple will begin migrating from its own legacy Apple Filing Protocol to Microsoft's SMB2 in an effort to enhance performance, security and cross platform file sharing.

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All Macs capable of running OS X Mountain Lion likely compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks

06/11/2013, 03:06 am

According to the release notes accompanying Monday's OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview, the OS is compatible with all Macs able to run the current version of Apple's desktop operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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