Let’s face it, not having to worry about checking for app and operating system updates is great. So, with that thought in mind Apple ported iOS 7′s automatic update function over to Mavericks? But what if you want to have some control over whether or not updates get automatically downloaded and/or installed. Here’s how to set your Mac’s update settings to what you’ll feel comfortable with.
OS X News
Apple has today released updates for two Mavericks apps: Mail, and iBooks. The Mail update fixes many issues the app had working properly with Gmail, while the iBooks update is of the usual “bug fixes and stability improvements” type.
Apple released an update for its music and audio app GarageBand for the Mac, version 10.0.1 Late Wednesday. The update fixes “a number of minor issues.”
Apple has seeded two software upgrades for OS X Mavericks to its employees. The updates are reportedly labeled as OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2.
Content sharing service Pinterest has announced that it’s introducing Safari Push Notifications for users of Apple’s OS X Mavericks operating system.
Apple has distributed a build of its update for Mail in OS X 10.9 Mavericks to developers late Wednesday. This indicates Apple is making progress in readying the fix for general release.
You’ve downloaded Mavericks, now it’s time to download some new apps from the Mac App Store. But wait, you’ve downloaded a metric butt-load of apps, (that’s technical talk), and now you can’t find the new apps in the jumble that is your Applications folder! What to do… What to do…
Ever since the release of OS X 10.6.8, Apple has been selectively enabling the TRIM command for SSD’s in OS X. This support continues on in OS X Mavericks, but as many have noted, it only seems to work for Apple SSDs by default. We’ll show you how you can enable TRIM across the board.
Following Apple’s revamp of their iWork office suites for both iOS and OS X, many long-time iWork users found that several features they had used in previous versions were now missing. Apple has good news for those users.
Apple has been reported to be working on a fix for the OS X Mavericks Mail app, and now is reported to be working on a load of performance and bug fixes for several other OS X Mavericks applications.
Apple is well known for bundling great wallpapers with OS X, and Mavericks comes with many fantastic wallpapers built in – but did you know that Apple packed in over 40 more secret wallpapers that are just as awesome?
In attempting to make life easier for their customers, and to help “fool-proof” Mac OS X Lion, Apple made some user-level changes, such as defaulting to hiding the user’s library directory. While this may be best for inexperienced users, some of us want or even need access to the user Library directory.
During Apple’s earnings call this afternoon, during which the company announced all-time record iPhone sales and beat most Wall Street estimates, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer took the opportunity to talk about Apple’s decision to make OS X Mavericks free for all customers. In doing so, he also confirmed that future versions of OS X will also be free, marking a change in Apple’s long-term pricing for OS X updates.
The good news is that the DualShock 4 also includes baked-in support for both Mac and PC gaming – and it’s a bit easier to set up than the PlayStation 3 controller (although it works with fewer games). Here’s how to get it set up and working over both USB and Bluetooth on your Mac!
One of my favorite features in OS X Mavericks so far is the addition of the Apple Maps app. Did you know, you can get driving directions in the Mavericks Maps app, and then wirelessly send them to your iOS device for use on the road, or even print them out for use by your device-less friends and relatives? Here’s how.
Apple is now offering iOS App Developers a free copy of OS X Server. While OS X Server is an extra charge for customers via the Mac App Store, it’s provided free to Mac developers. The free offer for iOS developers is part of Apple’s promotion of Xcode 5.0.1′s new automated continuous integration feature.