Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 18:41 UTC
Mac OS X

Apple has released OS X 10.9 Mavericks - for free - so it's that time again: John Siracusa's excellent OS X review.

According to Apple, Mavericks has a dual focus. Its first and most important goal is to extend battery life and improve responsiveness. Secondarily, Mavericks aims to add functionality that will appeal to "power users" (Apple's words), a group that may be feeling neglected after enduring two releases of OS X playing iOS dress-up.

Is that enough for Mavericks to live up to its major-release version number and to kick off the next phase of OS X's life? Let's find out.

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RE: Pressed to use iCloud?
by Morgan on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 22:55 UTC in reply to "Pressed to use iCloud?"
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My understanding is that that is just speculation from rumors started on official Apple forums. According to this link, all you will need is the latest version of iTunes, shipping with the OS and downloadable separately:

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