OS X Mavericks
OS X Mavericks is the newest software system Apple is offering for its line of Mac computers including notebooks and desktops. The new features of the operating system are not revolutionary, as one blogger called them, but will be a nice addition to using Mac computers. Take a look at what those new features are.
The OS X Mavericks has been designed for power efficiency giving around one extra hour of battery life to the various models of Apple notebooks.
Pictured: Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering, spoke about the OS X system at the Apple announcement event in San Francisco.
OS X will also compress memory on Mac devices to make room for more content. The system will convert 6 GB of data into a 4 GB RAM system. It compresses old content and creates memory for new and current content.
OS X Mavericks now contains the iBooks app. A user’s entire library of books and textbooks can now be accessed and stored on Mac computers.
Web browsing is now enhanced by the OS X Mavericks system. Using Safari on Mac Computers can now feature a side tab with related links and social media content. It also features website notifications and the cability to respond to iMessages within the notification without leaving the current app. These notifications make Web browsing efficient and streamlined.
Maps, the Apple app that has received criticism, has been upgraded and integrated into the OS X Mavericks operating system. Maps will now launch from any notification or e-mail with a location that needs to be found.
Apple called the pricing of the OS X revolutionary. It is available for download in the Apple app store for free starting on Oct. 22.
In addition to the introduction of the OS X Mavericks and some upgrades to the iLife and iWork applications, Apple detailed the new MacBook Pro. It is a 13-inch notebook with retina display, a thinner body, at 3.46 pounds and 0.71 inches thick, and a faster operating system. It is available starting on Oct. 22 for $1299. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is $1,999. The MacBook Airs are still available for $999 for the 11-inch and $1,099 for the 13-inch.
Prior to their October announcement, Apple released a photo of the Mac Pro in June. Many wondered what it was. The event made clear that the black cylinder is the Mac Pro, the redesign of the desktop processor. It is the fastest processor Apple sells with up to 12 cores and 40 GB. It will be available in December.
Made in the US
Apple was proud to share that the Mac Pro Apple is assembled in the US.