Apple issued a Java Update last week via Software Update, and it had a bug in it that could prevent some Java applications from working. Good news though, Apple has fixed the bug, and has released a new update. However, you will want to check to make sure you don’t have the old version still installed.
OS X News
Want to test out the OS X Mavericks preview without risking damage to your primary Mac? Parallels has you covered. The company just released an update to their Parallels Desktop 8 software allowing users to update to OS X Mavericks from Mountain Lion. Previous versions of Parallels have lacked critical features for Mavericks compatibility.
Just before the release of OS X Mountain Lion last year, Apple extended its beta program to certain Apple retail store employees. The company is following up this year with a similar program for OS X Mavericks.
I’ve always been fascinated by 3D modeling and rendering programs. Sadly, I am a “I want it now!” type of person, and just didn’t have the patience for learning how to create and place objects, and then wait for them to render. I expected more of the same when I was asked to review RaySupreme from BrainDistrict, but I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised with this application.
Skype has announced a new Video Messaging feature to allow users to send video files to their contacts. The new feature will roll out to every platform (iOS and OS X included) today.
Now that Apple has released their Golden Master seed of OS X Mavericks to developers, the public release could happen at practically any time! With the Golden Master – which represents the final build that Apple will release publicly in the Mac App Store – Apple has changed the necessary steps required to build a fully functional bootable USB installer for the preview.
The release notes accompanying the OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview indicate that the new OS is compatible with all Macs able to run the current OS X version, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Also announced at WWDC 2013 are new features coming to OS X Mavericks. In the next major version of OS X, users will be able to access Apple’s Maps and iBooks platforms, and can also use iCloud to cloud-sync password and login information.
Apple has debuted its new version of OS X, “Mavericks,” which marks the start of the next 10 years of the Mac OS X operating system. Oh, and no more big cats, Apple has switched to California locales, hence the “Mavericks” moniker.
Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Photoshop Lightroom 5, their photo management and manipulation software. Adobe highlights six major new and improved features found in Lightroom 5, and the update also includes a number of other smaller features and updates.
Dropbox has released a new “experimental build” of their Mac desktop client, and while the new features may not make it into a public release, they are interesting to say the least. The new Dropbox build contains some new functionalities to improve the process of adding files to your Dropbox account via the Finder, with a heavy accent on images.
We’re all used to reminders on our iPhones, but what if you do most of your work on the Mac? And wouldn’t it be great to be able to leave yourself a voice reminder along with the alarm? That’s the idea behind Mementum, a new reminder app for the Mac that bills itself as “The Smart and Handy Voice Reminder.”
Twitter has released an update to their official Mac app today. it includes support for Notification Center, fixes for Growl and more.
Google is working to bring a version of its Chrome OS app launcher to the Mac, allowing users access to a collection of web apps normally only accessible via the Chrome browser.
A brand-new version of Delicious Monster’s Delicious Library 3, the company’s popular cataloging app for OS X, is now available in the Mac App Store. The updated app offers a new recommendation engine, 3D cover-view interface, interactive charts mode, flexible smart shelves, and more.
The latest versions of OS X and iOS will be made available to developers at this years Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, giving some indication the event will showcase the next major version of Apple’s Mac OS in addition to iOS 7.