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How To Control Automatic Updates in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Posted on 09/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Releases Fixes for Mavericks Mail and iBooks

Posted on 08/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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.

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How To Find New Mac App Store Downloads in Mavericks

Posted on 06/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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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…

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How to Enable TRIM For All SSDs in OS X Mavericks

Posted on 06/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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.

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Apple Says Several Missing iWork Features Will Be Returning

Posted on 06/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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.

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How To Show The User Library Directory In OS X Mavericks

Posted on 29/10/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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.

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Apple Confirms Future Versions of OS X Will Also be Free, Just Like OS X Mavericks

Posted on 28/10/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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.

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How to Send Driving Directions from the Mavericks Maps App to Your iOS Device

Posted on 25/10/2013 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Providing Free Copies of OS X Server for Mavericks to iOS Developers

Posted on 25/10/2013 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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