New MacBook Pros are here! Get the lowest prices anywhere: Apple Price Guides updated Aug 29th (exclusive coupons)

Topic: Mac OS X

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.

61 comments

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.

64 comments

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.

10 comments

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.

14 comments

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.

0 comments

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.

32 comments

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.

67 comments

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.

43 comments

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.

67 comments

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.

31 comments

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.

42 comments

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.

34 comments

Maps, iBooks, iCloud Keychain coming to OS X Mavericks

06/10/2013, 01:06 pm

With Mavericks, Apple's next major version of OS X, users will be able to access the company's Maps and iBooks platforms, as well as new cloud-synced passwords and logins.

13 comments

Apple announces OS X Mavericks with Finder tabs, tags, and true multiple display support

06/10/2013, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled Mavericks, the start of the next 10 years of its Mac OS X operating system, with a naming switch from breeds of cat to California locales. It will launch this fall on the Mac App Store

66 comments

Apple bug report hints developers may receive near-final build of OS X 10.9 at WWDC

06/06/2013, 01:06 pm

A curious filing in Apple's bug reporting system includes a build number that suggests pre-release testing on OS X 10.9 has been much more extensive than with last year's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

74 comments

New Dropbox build touts screenshot auto saves and 'Move to Dropbox' feature

06/05/2013, 10:06 pm

Popular cloud storage and file synchrnoization service Dropbox on Wednesday released a preview build of its upcoming 2.3.x desktop client, showing off four new features including screenshot saving, file moving and iPhoto imports.

30 comments

Briefly: Adobe offering $30 off Elements software for Father's Day

06/04/2013, 06:06 pm

Adobe on Tuesday announced a special $30 discount for Father's Day applicable to Photoshop Elements 11, Premiere Elements 11, and a Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 bundle.

12 comments

Apple pushes out OS X Lion, Snow Leopard security patches after Mountain Lion update

06/04/2013, 06:06 pm

Minutes after Apple release the OS X 10.8.4 maintenance update, the company made available security updates for client and server editions of 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion.

0 comments

Apple releases OS X 10.8.4 with Wi-Fi & Exchange improvements

06/04/2013, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.8.4, its latest security and maintenance update for the Mountain Lion operating system for Mac, improving Wi-Fi connectivity and Microsoft Exchange compatibility, and also fixing an issue that prevented making FaceTime calls to non-U.S. numbers.

53 comments

OS X 10.8.4 release looms as Apple closes seed project

05/31/2013, 04:05 pm

Apple on Friday sent notice to developers that it will be closing the OS X Software Update 10.8.4 seed project, suggesting a final version of the maintenance update is close to release.

39 comments