OS X Mavericks 10.9.5
An operating system that tries to deliver a better, more intuitive user experience on your Mac, while making sure all your Apple devices work together
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Launched on 22th October 2013, OS X Mavericks brought over 200 improvements and new features designed to make the switch between working on different Apple devices as intuitive as possible.
OS X Mavericks brings iBooks and Maps to the Mac, includes a new version of Safari, enhances multi-display support, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags and delivers new core technologies for breakthrough power efficiency and performance.
OS X Mavericks can be downloaded for free only via the Mac Apple Store and, unlike OSs prior to Mountain Lion, it provides all the system software updates are available through the App Store app (if you do not want to download and install the patches manually).
OS X Mavericks tries to make switching from one device to the other as efficient and quick as possible by using the iCloud capabilities: you can choose to sync your documents to your iCloud library and then access them anytime by using your Apple ID. You are also able to share documents with your friends within various applications.
In addition, thanks to the newly added Compressed Memory feature, the OS will automatically shrink inactive data in the memory in order to keep the Mac as fast and responsive as possible.
At the same time, OS X Mavericks also comes with very important performance enhancements for Mac systems that come with integrated graphics due to the dynamic video memory allocation and highly optimized OpenCL support and .
Another interesting addition is the iCloud Keychain, a built-in utility designed to help you to securely store various sensitive info like credit card numbers, passwords and miscellaneous banking credentials in the cloud, while also synchronizing this data to any trusted device you choose.
Furthermore, OS X Mavericks now has interactive notifications, that will enable users to instantly reply to messages and e-mails, respond to FaceTime calls or even to manage e-mail conversations without having to leave the Notification Center.
OS X Mavericks comes with a plethora of new functions and features that will make your overall experience better. However, you should keep an eye on what you choose to put in the cloud (for example you could encounter issues if you want to use third party calendar services).
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on September 13th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication
- Improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server
- Includes Safari 7.0.6
Application descriptionOS X Mavericks brings Maps and iBooks to the Mac, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags, enhances multi-display support, an...