4 Reasons to get Apple’s Newest Operating System: OS X Mavericks
It was on June 10th during The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) when Apple introduced its next operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Say goodbye to “big cat” names because the company is no longer using this theme to label their operating system updates. Apple announced that they would use locations in California instead to name their future updates of OS X. With Mavericks Apple has introduced a mixture of under-the-hood features, upgrades for expert users, and new capabilities. Apple introduced Mavericks to have better support for multiple monitors and Finder tabs. Mavericks make new improvements to performance and battery consumption and also provide an easier methods to access important files. Mavericks also include updates to Safari and Calendar applications.
OS X 10.9 Mavericks introduces tags, which make organization easier than before. Thanks to the addition of tags users will be able mark any type of file on their storage with metadata. For instance, let say you have many file that are part of a specific project, project Maverick for example. You are able to create a Maverick tag and add that to all files affiliated with project Maverick. This now allows for easy access to any of project Maverick’s files as you click the tag from the Finder. Files can have more than one tag but can only be in one folder.
2.) Multiple Display Enhancements
Designers, music producers, and other artists who use Macs for creative purpose are known to need multiple displays. Before OS X 10.9 this ability was available to such Mac users. The problem was that to access these secondary displays was prove to be a hassle. Through Mavericks, artists can work with multiple displays with greater ease. Mavericks will not prompt the question to select a primary or secondary display this time around. Apple has come to the conclusion the both displays prove to be just as important as the other. Every display will now have a menu bar and dock and both displays will be able to run full-screen applications.
3.) Safari’s Power Saver
In order to save power, Apple reports that Mavericks’ updated Safari will possess the ability to distinguish from a video you are meaning to watch on a website and a video advertisement. Apple explains that Safari Power Saver will play any content if it is centered on the page, while any content off to the margins of the page, Safari Power Saver will automatically pause. This feature was created to prolong laptop battery life.
4.) Tabbed Finder
OS X 10.9 Mavericks will incorporate the TotalFinder Mac application ($18), which will transform the Finder into a tabbed window. This application was used and appreciated by many Mac users when it released. Apple noticed how convenient it was to have and made it available to all Mac users through this update.