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Apple Unveils OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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At today’s Keynote, Apple has unveiled the next major version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks. The new OS X introduces tabbed Finder windows, tag support, improved  support for multiple displays and more.

Jump over the break to check out the major updates in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Finder: comes now with tabbed windows and it will display a menu bar in  each of your multiple displays to allows easier control of the apps, and a tagging feature that allows users to categorize and search files more easily.

Timer Coalescing: is a new feature that will reduce CPU activity by smoothing out active processes and idle time while another new feature, Compressed Memory, will compress inactive memory to make free space available to running apps.

Safari gets a revised Top Sites page and a sidebar with direct bookmark and Reading List access. Also visible in the sidebar are links shared by friends through social networks. The browser’s memory and energy usage has also been improved in Mavericks.

Keychain moves to iCloud in Mavericks to enable cross-device synchronization of passwords for use within Safari and other apps. Keychain will be able to suggest strong passwords and will remember credit card information to make online shopping easier.

Notifications also get an overhaul with the ability to respond to iMessages or even decline Facetime calls right from the notification banner. After waking from sleep, notification banners for alerts receiving during sleep will appear on the lock screen.

Maps app will come to the Mac in Mavericks, offering search capabilities, Flyover views, and turn-by-turn directions and the ability to send directions directly to an iOS device.

iBooks is also coming to the Mac in Mavericks with direct access to content available in the iTunes Store. Reading features include bookmarks, a night mode, and access to embedded multimedia elements.

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