Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:35 UTC
Mac OS X The third and final WWDC product I want to talk about is - of course - OS X 10.9 Mavericks. While iOS 7 was clearly the focus of this year's WWDC, its venerable desktop counterpart certainly wasn't left behind. Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the first OS X release not to carry the name of a big cat.
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by roblearns on Thu 13th Jun 2013 17:12 UTC
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I had a movie on my iPad that I wanted to display on my TV - and I vaguely remembered from years back there was a cable for that.

So I went to the store, and I ended up buying the Apple TV instead.
Sure it's a netflix player and also opens up iTunes content to the tv, but I like how I can take a movie on my iPad and just have it play on the TV using airplay.

No need for a cable - nice. So now, you can use the tv as another monitor from mac os x? I won't use that immediately but also nice as an option.

I've been happy with OS X for a while now, so I don't really care about minor updates, and usually count myself lucky when they don't remove features. Removing java and x11 being obvious ones - but they also sometimes have philosophy shifts where oh, now you can't modify the finder to add versioning with this extension or add a template to this app - ARGH, not when I was using that.

So, no reports of removed features so far, is nice.

But I will give you one disappointment - I want touch support in Mac OS X (with of course, hardware to go with it).

And frankly that leads me right into the next thing I want - an iOS app player. Sure I have an iPad simulator, but I mean an actual arm emulator that plays iOS apps.

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