This was a big surprise at the Apple event today. Apple announced that the OS X Mavericks update will be free. That is right. You can get the latest Apple technology for free on any OS X. OS X Mavericks is in the App Store now ready for download. It is a 5GB download. The download speed is already pretty slow. This will take a while until the update is here.
OS X Mavericks has tons of new features. I hope the new RAM management will help me. I ran several browsers at the same time and I ran out of memory every 24 hours.
OS X Mavericks introduces innovative new features, including:
iBooks, which gives you instant access to your iBooks library, more than two million titles in the iBooks Store™, and works seamlessly across your devices;
Maps, which brings powerful mapping technology to the desktop and lets you plan a trip from your Mac and send it to your iPhone® for voice navigation on the road;
a streamlined Calendar that estimates travel time between appointments, and provides a map with weather forecast;
a new version of Safari with Shared Links, which helps you find what’s new on the web by consolidating links shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn;
iCloud® Keychain®, which safely stores your website usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and Wi-Fi passwords and pushes them to your trusted devices so you don’t need to remember them;
enhanced multi-display support, which makes using multiple displays easier and more powerful, with no configuration required;
interactive Notifications, allowing you to reply to a message, respond to a FaceTime® call or even delete an email without leaving the app you’re using;
Finder Tabs, which help unclutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into a single window with multiple tabs; and
Finder Tags, a powerful new way to organize and find your files located on your Mac or in iCloud.
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Apple is set to have an exciting fall and holiday season with the release of iOS 7 and OS Maverick in addition to a slew of new devices including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 5, iPad mini 2, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and MacBook Pro. There might also be something completely new that we do not know about. It is likely not the iWatch, which is expected for 2014.