OS X Mavericks

Apple OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth major release of Mac OS X’s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. It was first announced on June 10, 2013 and was released on October 22, 2013, as a free update through the Mac App Store.

Apple offers 200 changes in Mavericks, including both minor cosmetic updates and major performance enhancements. It mainly emphasizes on battery life, Apple Maps, a streamlined calendar, iBook synchronization with iOS devices and an iCloud keychain that could remember passwords. Users can also interact with their mail, calendar and message notifications without leaving the app they are working in.

System requirements

Mac OS X is compatible with and can be used on any Macintosh machines that are compatible with OS X Mountain Lion. This OS X can also be used on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Xserve etc.  It even needs OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8 already installed

Storage Space: 2 GB of memory, 8 GB of available hard disk space

Features of OS X Mavericks

Mavericks have added several new features developed for its power users; supports enhanced multi-monitor support and expanded finder capabilities. Some of its new features include inactive memory compression, storage and security application, enhanced support for multiple displays and a built-in password generation and many more. .

  • Multiple display support: It offers the user two displays running on the same OS in more powerful ways. Each of them display shows a menu bar and dock and offer independent swiping between desktops. It’s very much useful for productivity and customization.
  • Finder tabs and tags:  With this new Finder supports tabs use can combine multiple file views into one open app. And Tags allow files to be grouped together in a way that is similar to Windows' Libraries.
  • Better battery life and performance: Mavericks has reduces the CPU activity by 72 percent and is 1.5 times faster than Mountain Lion in resuming back from standby mode.
  • Safari update: Safari uses way less memory than Chrome thus utilizes less energy and offers smoother scrolling
  • iCloud keychain:  iCloud Keychain Access is a powerful app designed to store your username and password details for websites and apps etc.  
  • Better notifications: with this feature actually user can reply to a notification like mail without opening the Mail app. Push notifications from your iOS devices can be pushed to your Mac easily and can be shown on the lock screen as well. This feature comes to help most when having conversations using iMessage.
  • iBooks: iBooks will finally move from iOS devices to Mac. Mavericks users can use their existing iBooks and buy more from the iBooks Store, which is also included in the iBooks app easily on your Mac.
  • Maps: Another app Apple added to Mavericks is Maps. This handy new feature lets the user to look up directions on their Macs and quickly beam them to their iPhones.  For this just simply launch the Maps app, pull up the directions to the place you want to go, and then click on the icon in the top left corner that has an arrow shooting out of a box. Select Send to for your iPhone. You can also send directions to an iPad.

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