If you're curious about new features coming to OS X Mavericks, Apple has opened up the beta testing to anyone with an Apple ID so you can now download the latest builds without a developer account.
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Apple just released OS X 10.9.1, the first update to Mavericks. No major changes but several key bug fixes.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Mac: OS X Mavericks hasn't had the best launch in history, and one of the more common problems is downloads stalling midway. Wired offers the remedy for this and a few other Mavericks growing pains.
When Mountain Lion was released, a bunch of fantastic wallpapers were hidden away and only used for screen savers. It turns out Apple hid those wallpapers in a different place this time with Mavericks, but users over at StackExchange managed to find them again.
OS X Mavericks, which was released yesterday, does a few things that might get your goat. While it's hard to complain about a free operating system, you'll probably want to fix some of those annoyances.
Don't want to upgrade to Mavericks -- or stuck in a position where you cannot? That shouldn't be a problem for app compatibility in the near future.
Dear Lifehacker, Now that Apple has released OS X Mavericks, I've looked over the features and I'm not sure if I should upgrade. I don't know if any of the changes would really help and I don't want to introduce new bugs and software incompatibilities. What do you think: should I upgrade now, never, or later on?
Mac: No more waiting for the Mavericks update for Mac owners. Apple releases it today as a free update via the Mac App Store, and it works on Mac models going back as far as 2007.
The Gold Master version of OS X Mavericks is now available for developers. That means that OS X Mavericks has reached the final build and is ready to go to customers. What we see in this build will be exactly what everyone sees when they upgrade to Mavericks.
Dear LH, I currently use Mac OS X Mountain Lion, but I tend to upgrade to new operating system versions as soon as they are released. I'm wondering if Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be able to run all of my Mountain Lion applications or if I will need to wait for these apps to be updated. I have searched online and cannot find an answer to this question. Please help! Thanks, Update Happy
Apple won't release Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks until later this year. Impatient? You can get many of the best features announced for the next version of the desktop operating system through third party apps and plug-ins right now.