Apple has released the OSX Mavericks update for its Mac line of computers. This update is available for download free of cost starting today. Want to know what’s new in Apple’s latest operating system? Here are eight features that OSX Mavericks will brings your Mac…
iBooks, Maps integration
Apple has integrated its iBooks and Maps app in Mavericks operating system. You can zoom into locations, check out Flyover view and get real-time traffic conditions. Addresses given in emails, calendars and contacts can be opened directly in Maps app on the desktop.
With the addition of iBooks library in OSX, you will be able to access books from iPads and iPhones right on the desktop. You can open multiple books in the app simultaneously.
The Finder will be available in full-screen mode, showing all Finder tabs in a single window. The layout will be customizable and files can be moved between tabs with a simple drag-and-drop move.
The Notification menu in OSX Mavericks will allow you to perform tasks without opening the specific application. You can reply as well as delete to messages and emails, attend FaceTime calls from the Notification Centre. You can also sign up for web updates like auction alerts, news, sports scores etc right from the Notification Centre, without opening the browser.
While multiple displays had been supported in previous versions of OSX, the Mavericks update brings more functionality to them. Instead of one display acting as primary and the other as secondary, Mavericks OS brings the menu bar to both of them.
You can also run multiple apps in both displays or use a single app in full-screen mode and use several apps in the other one. Apps can also be moved between the two displays via AirPlay in the new operating system.
iCloud Keychain will remember all your passwords, credit card numbers, contact information etc across all Apple devices running on iOS 7 and Mavericks operating system. It will fill forms automatically and suggest hard-to-crack passwords as well. All the passwords are encrypted by 256-bit AES encryption for data security.
Safari browser is faster in Mavericks, while consuming lesser power and RAM than previous versions. The browser also gets a redesigned Sidebar, which has three tabs – Bookmarks, Reading List and Shared Links.
While the first two are similar to the versions seen in OSX Mountain Lion, the third feature is new. Just like in iOS 7, Safari in Mavericks aggregates all the links shared by people and pages you follow on Twitter in one pane. It integrates the links shared by LinkedIn contacts too.
You can tag files in applications as well as iCloud with OSX Mavericks. If you are working on a project, you can mark all the documents, videos, photos etc with the same keyword to easily locate them via Finder.
Lower energy consumption
Apple says that Mavericks operating system is more power efficient than predecessors despite being faster than them. It compresses memory for faster response time, slows down processing of apps that you are not currently using and groups low-level operations so that the CPU enters low-power mode more frequently to conserve battery life.