Apple’s OS X 10.9 Mavericks will ship this fall, bringing better performance and battery life along with several welcome interface changes, such as tabbed Finder windows, dual full-screen app views, and tags for files.
It also includes the first Mac OS version of iBooks with sync support for iOS devices, a desktop version of Apple’s Maps that syncs locations with your iPhone, iCloud Keychain (password) syncing, and more.
Also, there’ll be no more cat names for Apple’s operating systems; Mavericks is a popular surfing spot near Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco.
Watch Apple’s preview at www.apple.com/osx/preview/
And of course, Quark’s QuarkXPress 10 will support Mavericks!
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.