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 markus on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 13:10 UTC in reply to "Pressed to use iCloud?"
markus
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I just verified that iTunes 11.1.2 running on Mountain Lion allows to synchronize contacts and calendars, iTunes 11.1.2 on Mavericks does not.
First I think it is a bad idea to force users to put private data in the cloud, second it looks to me that this "free" update in reality is just meant to force users using iCloud.

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