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 d3vi1 on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 03:52 UTC in reply to "Pressed to use iCloud?"
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Recently I heard that using Mavericks it is not possible to sync contacts and calendars with iOS Devices via iTunes, but I will need to put my private data on iCloud. Even if Mavericks is free I would not use it if that is true!

I don't think that you can't sync contacts anymore, the option is available for me (though grayed out as i use iCloud).
You can also use Yahoo! or Google or another CardDAV Server including your own.

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