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OS X Mavericks made free: release today

OS X Mavericks made free: release today

Coming out of the Apple event, it looks like OS X Mavericks is going to be available beginning today. This latest news comes just a few weeks after the gold master was made available for developers. But there is a bit more to this than simply getting access today. Apple has said they "want to get Mavericks into as many peoples' hands as possible." For that, OS X 10.9 is coming as a free update.

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Apple OS X 10.8.5 update brings Mail, screensaver improvements

Apple OS X 10.8.5 update brings Mail, screensaver improvements

Apple has released the latest update for OS X 10.8. This update is arriving as OS X 10.8.5 and will be available by way of the software update section of the Mac App Store. Apple is putting this out as a recommended update for all Mountain Lion users and has it listed as bringing the usual array of improvements dealing with stability, compatibility and security.

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Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

The team responsible for creating the newest game in the Metro series, 4A Games, have made public their plans to release the title to both Mac OS X and the Linux software environments through Deep Silver in the near future. Suggesting that these releases will prove further the flexibility and power of the studio's home-made 4A Engine on which the game is based, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said that both new iterations of Metro: Last Light will be released by the end of the year.

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FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

Everyone has had to deal with malware of some sort at one point or another, with some being unlucky enough to come across the FBI-themed "ransomware" variety that presents itself as being a government threat of criminal charges should one refuse to pay a fine. This kind of malware has typically been the domain of Windows users, but has made its way to OS X.

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Mac OS X Mavericks coming today for devs, arrives this fall

Mac OS X Mavericks coming today for devs, arrives this fall

Today, Apple has just announced their all new and improved OS X 10 Mavericks operating system, and it will be loaded with new features. Things such as finder tags, multiple screen use, serious memory management and much more. Now we know what you're all wondering. When can you get it? Well, it looks like later this fall for most.

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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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OS X 10.9 tipped to further close gap with iOS features

OS X 10.9 tipped to further close gap with iOS features

When Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion last year, it was a further step in decreasing the gap between the desktop platform and iOS. However, it looks like the next version of OS X will take it even further. OS X 10.9 is rumored to come with a handful of iOS-like features, including a multitasking panel similar to iOS, as well as the ability to pause background apps.

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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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