WWDC: Apple unveils OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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Apple has lifted the lid on the latest variation of its OS X running system at its annual WWDC occasion in San Francisco.

The business’s Senior Vice Head of state of Software Engineering Craig Federighi required to the phase to announce the successor to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, dubbed OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

New functions include tabbed finder windows that allow users to locate content making use of tags, and enhanced multi-display support, which has ended up being a certain problem for Mountain Lion users utilizing numerous displays in the previous year.

The company has actually also made a number of improvements to Safari under the hood to enhance efficiency, consisting of the method the browser manages Javascript, alongside tweaks to the means it displays leading websites and deals with scrolling.


Apple likewise presented iCloud keychain, which stores credit card details within the browser, and notifications have actually been offered an overhaul to allow OS X to receive push notices from directly from apps working on iOS gadgets.

Additionally, Apple has actually presented a Maps app with the latest variation of OS X that includes turn-by-turn directions and flyover information. It likewise has the capability to send path data directly to the lock displays on users’ iPhones.

The Cupertino-based business has actually also spruced up OS X’s Calendar app to integrate with Maps, allowing users to search for travel times in between two places on the calendar to prevent them from scheduling anything in that duration.

Another addition to Mavericks is iBooks, which offers access to the app’s back magazine of 1.8 million publications. The brand-new desktop app also enables users to zoom into and scroll through interactive books, change typeface sizes, and add annotations to the side.

Federighi confirmed that Mavericks will be offered in Autumn.