Apple Announces OS X Mavericks
Apple Monday afternoon moved away from the cat-themed OS X as Apple's Craig Federighi announced OS X Mavericks. As expected, the software release will offer several new features.
One of the new features in OS X Mavericks the ability to tag files. This will make it easier to find files, and keep them organized by group. OS X Mavericks will also bring multiple displays support to OS X. With this feature, users will be able to control two different displays individually without one display disrupting the other; users can even use AirPlay devices. Full-screen applications can be dragged from one display to another in the mission control interface for easy use.
OS X Mavericks will also come with an updated version of Safari that includes speed improvements, new social features, and a new Top Sites home page. With a new iCloud Keychain feature, your passwords and other personal information can be stored in the cloud for you so you don't have to type them in. Finder will even get a new full-screen feature that makes it more of a pleasure to use on smaller displays with less screen real estate.
OS X Mavericks focuses hugely on battery life and performance. OS X Mavericks will reduce CPU activity up to 72% during App Naps to help reduce the amount of power that is used over time while you multitask. A new feature called compressed memory makes it so memory can be handled faster and more efficiently in OS X. The feature compresses active and inactive memory to make room for free memory that can be used in the future.
With just a small preview screenshot of the software, it looks like OS X Mavericks will include iBooks for Mac, which has not been announced just yet:
Improvements to notifications exist in OS X Mavericks as well. Users can now take advantage of quick reply, push notifications for applications, and much more.
OS X Mavericks is coming out in the Fall of this year.