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Apple OS X Mavericks gets official

Apple OS X Mavericks gets official

Apple has a long and rich history with their popular Desktop OS. OS X has been a staple in the computing world for a long, long time. Today they've just announced Sea Lion? All jokes aside, since they've ran out of Big Cat names to follow up Mountain Lion, Leopard and more, they've moved on to a California naming theme. Starting with the sea and surfing mavericks right in their backyard.

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OS X 10.9 advanced build may await developers at WWDC

OS X 10.9 advanced build may await developers at WWDC

WWDC 2013 is coming up, and we've already heard some rumors concerning it, such as the expected MacBook refresh based on some leaked SKUs. With only a handful of days left before things kick off, another rumor has surfaced, this time concerning OS X 10.9. According to a bug report that was spotted, the next version of Apple's operating system may already be at an advanced build state.

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Apple OS X 10.8.4 update brings FaceTime, Microsoft Exchange improvements

Apple OS X 10.8.4 update brings FaceTime, Microsoft Exchange improvements

Today users of Apple's OS X 10.8 or higher will be seeing an update to their systems in the form of an OTA software notification. The version of OS X appearing on MacBook and iMac devices goes by the version number 10.8.4 and brings on a variety of boosts and bug fixes, not least of these being connectivity with "certain enterprise Wi-fi networks". Apple has also let it be known that Microsoft Exchange compatibility has been given a boost when it comes to the standard Apple Calendar app.

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Apple WWDC 2013 logo evolution tips cross-platform conglomeration

Apple WWDC 2013 logo evolution tips cross-platform conglomeration

Today Apple has let loose information about their 2012 developer conference, showing a hero image for the event that's unmistakably indicative of their intent for content. As the past few years have shown, the invitation for WWDC isn't always a perfect representation of what will be unveiled - but clues are always present. Here in the 2013 edition, the multi-colored stack of four-sided, rounded shapes along with the ultra-thin stick lettering shows Apple is ready to open a whole new door.

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SimCity for Mac launching June 11 with cross-platform support

SimCity for Mac launching June 11 with cross-platform support

After the disastrous launch of SimCity last month, we're guessing that Electronic Arts lost a lot of customers, but Mac users have yet to get their hands on the game, and we knew a Mac version would be coming. Electronic Arts has announced that SimCity for Mac will release on June 11 with cross-platform support, meaning that a single copy of the game will work on either Mac or PC.

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OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

It's inevitable that Apple is going to release new Mac models at some point this year, particularly new MacBooks, since the iMacs just received a recent refresh. On the software end, Apple recently seeded the second beta version of OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion to developers, and the code inside of the operating system hint at the possibility of 802.11ac WiFi for new Mac models sometime this year.

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Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

This week we've gotten our hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro for an extended review, and one of the first things to strike us was the idea that this device might be another competitor for the MacBook Air. With the Surface Pro running Windows 8 and the MacBook Air (the newest model, that is), running OS X, there's some things that simply cannot be compared - some people simply prefer one over the other. When it comes down to the experience and one-on-one comparisons between these two devices, on the other hand, winning features shine through on both devices.

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