While some may choose to upgrade their Macs from Lion, Mountain Lion or Snow Leopard, others will want a clean, fresh install of Mavericks to make sure they can take advantage of all its default settings! If you fall in that category, this guide is for you!
OS X News
Apple has seeded a new build of the OS X Mavericks Golden Master to developers. The new build comes just a little over two weeks after the release of the first GM seed.
In the wake of the OS X 10.9 Mavericks Golden Master being made available to developers comes the news that OS X 10.10, codenamed “Syrah,” is being made available for download to Apple employees.
Sharp has announced that its 32″ 4K touchscreen monitor will have drivers for full OS X touchscreen support “in 1-2 months.”
Security concerns have led Apple to use its built-in malware protection system to disable Adobe Flash version 11.8.800.94 and earlier on Macs on Tuesday.
Apple has sent an email out to developers extolling the virtues of the upcoming Mavericks Safari Push Notifications feature. The subject line reads, “Get ready for Safari Push Notifications,” and the email points out highlights of the new feature.
VMWare has released version 6 of its popular Fusion virtualization platform that allows users to run Windows and other operating systems, on their Mac OS X desktop. New features include support for OS X Mavericks, Haswell chipset fine tuning, and support for Windows 8.1.
We’ve reported in the past about Philips Hue line of colorful lighting that you can control from your iOS device. Now a third-party has released a new app that allows you to control your Hue lighting from your Mac. From…
Apple has notified both AppleCare representatives and Apple Retail that it has updated the Safari web browser’s built-in plugin blocker to disable older versions of Java 6 and 7 software from Oracle.
A bug that was discovered in Mac OS X five months ago, and is still as yet unaddressed , can allow attackers to bypass the usual authentication process by tweaking specific clock and user timestamp settings, giving the intruder almost unlimited access to the Mac’s files.
The simplicity and ease that comes with using the PhotoMagic Pro application makes it a home run; just a few clicks and images are literally transformed.
Apple has launched a revamped “Apple and Education” page on its website, which includes a simplified design, and new categories promoting iPads, Macs, Special Education, and “Real Stories.”
It looks as if Apple might be preparing to publicly launch OS X 10.8.5, as the company has reportedly seeded a new prerelease version of the OS to its employees. The seed is marked as build 12F35, two builds higher than the most recent developer seed, released more than two weeks ago.
The next version of the popular Parallels Desktop virtualization software for the Mac is reportedly set to ship the first week of September. Parallels Desktop 9, which allows users to run Microsoft Windows applications side-by-side with OS X apps, will include a number of new features, including optimization for Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Developer Primate Labs has announced the release of Geekbench 3 – The first major update to their popular benchmarking service since 2007.
It’s a real pain to keep your devices synced. Sure, you can use iCloud to keep your iOS devices and your Mac all synced nicely, but what if you don’t trust “the cloud,” or what about non-Apple devices like a Sony PSP, or an Android phone? Enter SyncMate.