MaMavericks makes it clear that the company still cares about its Mac users and continues to improve and evolve the OS X platform. We may be in a post-PC world, but plenty of us still have plenty of love for the Mac.
Inspired by California
Look and Feel
MuMulti-Monitor support finally works as it should have years ago. Perhaps to make up for the delay, Apple has improved the way AirPlay works with the Apple TV. In past versions of OS X, you could send your Mac screen to an Apple TV using mirrored mode. This meant that your screen was mirrored exactly on the Apple TV.
Finder Tabs and Tags
UnfUnfortunately, Safari’s performance on the Mac hasn’t progressed as well as it has on iOS. In fact, Google became frustrated with some of the direction of WebKit (and also wanted to be able to exert more direct control over the engine that powers many of its products) and forked WebKit in April with its new rendering engine, Blink.
WhWhere iCloud Keychain really sings is when it's paired with Safari in iOS 7. I love 1Password but it can be frustrating to have to open a web page inside that app — or open the app to search for a password — when in the native browser. iCloud Keychain takes care of it.
Maps and iBooks
Performance and Battery Life
Better RAM Usage
IdleIdle applications are now stored in compressed memory, meaning they don't eat up as much RAM. When you bring an app back to the forefront, it will take up its proper RAM usage and other background apps will use compressed RAM.
Notification and Other Miscellaneous Features
TheThe big question with Mavericks is, where does Apple go from here? This is presumably the last version under the auspices of OS X. So do we get an OS XI next, or does Apple inch closer and closer to unifying its platform?
- Multi-monitor setups finally work properly
- iCloud Keychain is a great security feature
- Mail app is worse, broken Gmail support
- No transit directions in Maps
- Reminders, Game Center, Messages not updated