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OS X 10.8.5 Update Unleashed


Mountain Lion MacBook
Apple has today released a big update for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in the form of OS X 10.8.5, an update that is designed to fix a number of issues that remain with the current generation operating system for the Mac. The update, which has been in Developer testing for a number of months, contains a number of fixes for items such as Mail, Wi-Fi file transfers, screen savers, and file transfers over Ethernet connections. The full fix list can be found after the break and the update is available from the Mac App Store Software Update right now.
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Rumor: OS X Mavericks Actually Launching At End Of October


OS X Mavericks
A new report is saying that the next major version of the Mac operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, will actually be launching at the end of October this year. Quashing hopes that the new OS would be released alongside iOS 7 and the new iPhone models this month, 9to5Mac apparently have a source that is saying that Apple is focused upon getting iOS 7 released first, and will then work on the release of Mavericks. This would put the timeline for the public release of the new OS at the end of October.

There are no details given on an exact date of the release but the site has suggested in the past that the release of iOS 7 for the iPad may also take place a little later than iOS 7 for iPhone, which could open the door for a simultaneous release of iOS 7 for iPad and OS X Mavericks in the coming weeks. Given that Developer Preview 7 of Mavericks, a non-GM edition, was only released on September 3, this strongly supports the idea that the public release of the final version of Mavericks won’t take place for several weeks.
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Apple Releases Another OS X Mavericks Preview


OS X Mavericks
Apple has released the sixth version of the OS X Mavericks beta to Developers for testing, moving the next generation operating system for Mac closer to release. The sixth beta, released two weeks after the fifth beta version, is available only to registered members of the OS X Developer Program and can be downloaded directly from the Apple Developer Portal or through software update for those already running the fifth beta.
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Apple Releases OS X Mavericks Beta 5


OS X Mavericks
Apple has just issued the fifth beta version of the next generation Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks. The release, destined only for registered members of the Apple Developer Program, has been made available as an update to existing beta versions or as a direct download through the Apple Developer portal. The release comes only two weeks after the last issuance of an update to the beta of Mavericks.
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Apple Releases Developer Preview 4 Of OS X Mavericks


OS X Mavericks

Apple has today released the fourth Developer Preview of the next generation operating system for the Mac. Beta 4 of OS X Mavericks has been issued to registered members of the Apple Developer Program through the Mac App Store and is available for download now. The latest update comes in spite of recent issues with the Apple Developer portal where certain areas of the portal were hacked.
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Apple Releases Another OS X Mavericks Developer Preview


OS X Mavericks
Following on from the release of iOS 7 beta 3, Apple has released the third Developer preview of OS X Mavericks, the next generation operating system for the Mac. The company has enabled the update of the beta software through the Mac App Store and it comes two weeks after the second Developer preview, indicating that Apple is retaining its two week interval schedule between Developer builds.
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Apple Announces OS X ‘Mavericks’


OS X Maverick
Apple has today announced the newest version of OS X, called OS X ‘Mavericks’, at the WWDC meeting in San Francisco today. Mavericks is the newest version of OS X that is designed to offer extended battery life in mobile devices, and to increase performance and responsiveness across the entire Mac line-up. In a deviation from the current trend of naming OS X versions after species of cat, Mavericks is an entirely new approach with a number of new features.

Craig Federighi, Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering introduced the new OS, highlighted some of the new features. One of these is Finder tabs, which takes design influences from Safari. Another is Tags, allowing tagging of documents and files in the Mac, which offers greater possibilities for Search. In addition, Mavericks will also support multiple displays, so users with Apple TV can have multiple displays through AirPlay.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.8.4


Software Update
Apple has today released the next update for OS X in the form of OS X 10.8.4. The update, which has been in Developer testing for some time, is available via the Software Update option through the Mac App Store and offer a number of significant improvements for iMessages, FaceTime, Safari, Microsoft Exchange compatibility, as well as a number of other bug fixes. The update weighs in at around 340 MB and the full list of changes and fixes can be found below.
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iMessage Is Highly Secure


iMessage
The encryption technology that Apple uses for its iMessage messaging system is highly secure, according to a leaked memo from US law enforcement agencies noting that it is very difficult to intercept messages sent using the service. The memo came into the possession of CNET who have noted that, even when mandated by a court order for message tapping, it is likely impossible to intercept iMessages sent between two or more Apple devices.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.8.4 Beta For Testing


Mountain Lion Mac

Apple has released the next update for the Mac operating system to registered members of the Mac Developer program for testing. The seed comes in the form of OS X 10.8.4, which is the next significant update set to be applied to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The beta is the first appearance of 10.8.4 which comes around two weeks after the public release of OS X 10.8.3.
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