Apple has just announced OS X Mavericks, their latest operating system, dropping the conventional cat-named naming convention, for California-themed names.
Some of the new features include:
Finder tabs – Simple add a tab like in Safari by clicking on the plus button. Finder also finally supports full-screen.
System-wide tagging – Tag files in Finder and other apps which support tagging, making them far easier to search for and group in one location.
iCloud Keychain – Stores login information and other personal information such as Credit Card details in the cloud.
Multiple Displays – Allow you to summon the dock from any screen, as well as support for separate full screen apps on each display, and separate Mission Control for each display.
Safari – Topsites Home Page with quick access to Bookmarks sidebar, Reading list with continuous scrolling through articles, and Shared Links which displays links that have been shared by people you are following on Twitter or LinkedIn for example.
Notifications – Quick interaction with notifications such as quick reply to iMessages and more, as well as support for Push Notifications straight from your iOS apps.
Improved battery life through a host of new technologies including “App Nap” which attempts to intelligently redirect processing power to different programs as you need it. Apple claims these technologies can reduce CPU activity up to 72%.
“Maps” app – Apple Maps comes to your OS X machine, with support to send directions straight to your iDevice, as well as the familiar “Flyover” feature from iOS.
iBooks app – iBooks come to OS X, bringing the features from the iOS app to OS X, such as bookmarks and highlighting, as well as notes and book store.
Release Date and Pricing:
Release Date: Release date is set as “Fall” in the US – That’s from the end of September for us South African folks.
Price: Pricing will likely be in-line with previous release pricing, at around $19.99.
For more information check out the Apple website