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OS X Mavericks

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With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings Maps and iBooks to the Mac, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags, enhances multidisplay support, and includes an all-new version of Safari. The latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system also adds new core technologies that deliver breakthrough power efficiency and responsiveness.

• Download and read books from the iBooks Store.
• Pick up right where you left off. iCloud keeps your current page up to date across all your devices. 
• Swipe through Multi-Touch books with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more.
• Keep multiple books open while using other apps — great for writing a paper or doing research. 

• Send directions from your Mac to your iPhone and use voice navigation when you’re on the go.
• Explore select cities in stunning, photo-realistic 3D with Flyover.
• See detailed directions, real-time traffic, and alternate routes.
• Find restaurants, stores, and other places of interest with local search in Maps.

• Create new events in a snap with the new, streamlined event inspector. 
• Enter event locations fast with address autocompletion. 
• Add walking or driving travel time to your event so you know when to leave. 
• See a map of your event’s location, as well as the weather forecast for that day.
• See holidays and Facebook events in Calendar.

• Use Shared Links to discover new, interesting links posted by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.
• Browse longer thanks to new core technologies that boost energy efficiency.
• Easily access your bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links in the new Sidebar. 
• Protect your online privacy with new tracking-prevention features. 

iCloud Keychain
• Don’t worry about remembering passwords — iCloud Keychain fills them in so you don’t have to. 
• Keep your website passwords, credit card numbers, and Wi-Fi passwords up to date across your trusted devices. Robust 256-bit AES encryption helps keep your information safe.
• Sign in once to all of your mail, contacts, calendar, and other internet accounts, and iCloud pushes them to all your Mac computers. 

Multiple Displays
• Just plug in a second display to use it with your Mac — no configuration required.
• Access the Dock and the menu bars on each display.
• Use full-screen apps on any or all of your displays.
• Use your HDTV as a second display with Apple TV.

• Reply to mail or messages right from a notification, without having to leave the app you’re using.
• Receive notifications for incoming FaceTime calls and reply with an iMessage or set a callback reminder.
• Receive notifications from websites, even when Safari isn’t running. 

Finder Tabs
• Declutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into one.
• Move files between your tabs by simply dragging and dropping them.
• Select a custom view — icon, list, or column — for each of your tabs. 
• Use tabs with full-screen Finder to organize and access all your files and folders.

• Organize files with tags no matter where they’re located — in iCloud or on your Mac.
• Give a document as many tags as you want.
• Click a tag in the Finder sidebar to see all the files with that tag. 

Advanced Technologies 
• With energy-saving core technologies in OS X Mavericks, you can surf the web longer on a single charge.
• Watching iTunes HD video is now more efficient, so you can watch more video when you’re not plugged in.
• App Nap regulates applications you’re not using so they consume less energy.

iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch requires iOS 7.0.3.

Multiple Display with Apple TV and an HDTV works with Apple TV (2nd generation or newer), iMac (mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Pro (early 2011 or newer), and Mac Pro (late 2013).

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. 

What's New in Version 10.9.2

The 10.9.2 contains improvements to the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

This update includes the following:

• The ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls
• Call waiting support for FaceTime audio and video calls
• The ability to block incoming iMessages from individual senders
• Improves the Mavericks installation efficiency
• Improves the general stability and reliability of Mail
• Improved accuracy of unread counts in Mail
• A fix for an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers
• Improved AutoFill compatibility in Safari
• A fix for an issue that may cause audio distortion on certain Mac models
• Improved reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
• A fix for an issue that may cause VPN connections to disconnect
• Improved VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder
• A fix for SSL connection verification


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Customer Reviews

had no problem

After reading so many negative coments I refused to upgrade. But later I also read lots of positive reviews and finally curiosity was bigger than anything so I decided to upgrade. I didn’t do any backup since I don’t have any thing to save te 400GB of info I own… I just crossed my fingers and prayed nothing would go wrong.

Result: upgrade took about 4 hours and now I have a faster Macbook Pro, totally functional and no data loss. It does work!!!

Thus far, with a couple of minor glitches, it works great.

Considering the size of the installer package and the lack of speed of my DSL connection (through “Mother Company” [ref. “The President’s Analyst”]), the download time was comperable with other reviewers with the same connectivity limitations. Although I do have an iMac w/a 1 TB; 2.7 Ghz hard drive w/ 16 GB of RAM which helps. Once the download was finally completed, the installation took less than an hour, was fairly automatic and, except for two small glitches, it seems to be working just fine. Two of my printers, the Canon MF 4350 and the Canon MG 2100 needed preference repairs which were easily done on screen where I was trying them out without having to go to the Dock and open the Launchpad, then Utilities then to Disk Utility, which, apparently, is no longer there. (“Glitch” № 3[?] Nope, it’s under “Other” now.) The only other noticeable “Glitch” thus far is the icon for my 1 TB IOMEGA storage drive no longer animates in the menue bar when backing up - oh well. The “Popcorn” sound is notice aplenty. So far, I’m one fairly happy camper, although I do miss some of the previous desktop pictures, the new ones are mostly satisfactory. This is just my first impression, so, if things “go to Hell in a hand basket - “I’ll Be Back”. Otherwise, “It works for me."

It’s Fine

I had been following the good and bad reviews for months and although I was very apprehensive based on the doomsday scenario touted by many, for some reason, I finally decided to upgrade. In summary, it went fine, it works fine and for me at least, I don’t know what all the fuss was about. Yes my old Microsoft Excel and Word files won’t work anymore and I’ve converted to Numbers and Pages. Again, no big deal.

I had a whopping two “problems”. Problem #1, for my mouse, I had to deselect “Scroll Direction: Natural” to make my mouse scroll like we’re all used to using mouses. Problem #2, I had to download my own printer SW for my Cannon MX890. Other than that, not a single issue.

My photography SW works (time lapse programs, star stacker programs, star tracking programs, etc.)

For those who care, I have an iMac, mid 2010 vintage.

I would like to see Maps updated with the ability to add mutiple way points and drag and drop re-routing like Google. I ride a motorcycle and I’m always looking for routes to ride. The ability to push to the iPhone is great, but just need a few small enhancements and it would be golden.

OK, not to tech savy of a review, but for the majority of us who aren’t, hopefully it will be useful.

OS X Mavericks
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2014
  • Version: 10.9.2
  • Size: 5.30 GB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Apple Inc.

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later

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