At WWDC today, Apple announced Mac OS X 10.9, which adds long-awaited features including Finder tabs, tags and multiple display enhancements. Come and check out all the cool new stuff in the next version of the Mac operating system.
Apple had added another feature we’ve seen in everything from web to desktop apps for years. Now you can add tags to documents, folders and other elements in the Finder to easily find what you’re looking for without the need to keep all relevant files in a specific folder. Instead, you can browse by tag.
Multiple Display Enhancements
Battery Life Improvements
We’ve only seen incremental improvements in battery technology recently, so Apple decided to reduce CPU utilization in OS X 10.9 to improve power usage. One technology called App Nap improves battery life by suspending CPU tasks that you don’t need. For example, if you have a CPU-intensive web site running in Safari and you cover it with another window, OS X will suspend that task so it doesn’t drain your battery when you’re not using it. When you uncover the window, it will resume. Apple added several other technologies behind the scenes that will help developers save battery life through their apps.
Actionable and synchronised notifications
Now you can get notifications in OS X and actually do something with them. Instead of just clicking them to get to the app, you can reply to a message or answer a video call directly from the notification. You can also update your apps in the background via the Software Update notification as well. iOS notifications will sync with OS X so you don’t have to go between devices to see everything.
Calendars, Maps, iBooks
OS X 10.9 goes out to developers today; everyone else will be able to obtain a copy later this year. Apple hasn’t yet specified an upgrade price.