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New and notable apps for November 4, 2013

It's always busy in the App Store with a never-ending flood of new apps landing on iOS and OS X. Take a few minutes and check out our list of stand-out titles from the past few weeks! If that's not enough, you can also follow our ongoing coverage of new apps as they are released. New iOS...

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OS X Mavericks uses ambient light detection on some Macs to delay sleep mode

A cool hidden new feature of OS X Mavericks is that the new OS allows Macs with ambient light sensors to detect user movements and delay sleep mode. The feature was first reported by a Mac developer on Twitter, who incorrectly assumed that at first the iSight camera was tracking a user's movement....

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Tracking OS X's evolution to Mavericks

Remember Cheetah? Or Puma? Or Snow Leopard? If you are a Mac user, you likely have fond memories of these different versions of OS X. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, then you should check out iMore, which has an interesting piece on OS X and its evolution to Mavericks. iMore starts...

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Review: 90 OS X Mavericks and Legacy Tips, Tricks & Secrets

Developer Saied Ghaffari and his company It's About Time have been busy digging through the details of OS X Mavericks to find a bunch of tips and tricks for the new Mac operating system. In the new iBook 90 OS X Mavericks and Legacy Tips, Tricks & Secrets (US$1.99), you'll find out how to do...

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Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET: Mavericks, iWork, and oh yeah -- iPads on Friday

All-new dial-in experience! See below -- do not call into Talkshoe, we won't be there. Be sure to set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. It's Sunday, and it's time for the TUAW talkcast! Tonight, with our usual gang of TUAW scribes and some special guests, we'll be digging...

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Did Mavericks kill your SMB network drive access? Here's a fix

Among the issues some people have had with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, one of the biggest gotchas was a loss of access to SMB network shares -- the connection many NAS devices (Network attached storage), Windows PCs or Linux servers use to provide file sharing. In my case, I got the double foul. My NAS...

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Use Mavericks' screen saver images as wallpaper

Here's a nifty trick for those of you running OS X Mavericks. Apple has included some beautiful nature photos to be used as the OS' screen saver options. With a little digging, you can use them as desktop wallpaper, too. Lifehacker points out that the 43 photos can be found by navigating to...

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What will Apple name its next OS X? Here are a few ideas

OS X Mavericks is here, and with it comes Apple's all-new naming scheme for its software. Leaving cats behind, the company is instead focusing on locations in California for its software monikers. Mavericks, for example, is the name of a popular surf spot. But as we're all getting used to an OS X...

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Apple selling $20 Lion and Mountain Lion redemption codes for older Macs

Apple has begun selling redemption codes for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Each code costs US$19.99 and allows the buyer to redeem that code inside the Mac App Store so they can download the OS. At first, the move may seem an odd one since anyone can download OS X 10.9...

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Chitika: OS X Mavericks adoption rate three times faster than Mountain Lion

When iOS 7 hit the world last month, Chitika Research was there to tell us how quickly the new mobile operating system was being adopted by users based on how many ad impressions were coming from devices running the new OS. Now they've done the same for OS X Mavericks, and results from the first...

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Adobe: Flash Player now sandboxed in Safari on OS X Mavericks

In a move that is designed to make playing Flash content on your Mac more secure, Adobe has announced that Flash Player is sandboxed in Safari on OS X Mavericks. A sandbox profile for the Flash plugin was created by Adobe for inclusion in the Webkit project, with Webkit being the browser engine...

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Skitch updated with OS X Mavericks compatibility, spiffy new icon

Bloggers -- and many others -- rely on their screenshot apps to capture and annotate images. That's why it's irritating (I'm looking at you, SnapzPro X) when an app isn't updated to work with a new operating system release. Fortunately, the powers-that-be at Evernote have come to the rescue of...

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OS X Mavericks: Export as PDF from the File menu

Apple's OS X Mavericks offers more than 200 new features, many of which are overshadowed by marquee additions like Finder tags and iCloud Keychain. I've fallen in love with a lesser-known feature that's already saved me lots of time: Export as PDF from the File menu. Previously, you could convert a...

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Linus Torvalds: 'free' OS X Mavericks is no threat to Linux

After yesterday's surprise announcement of the free upgrade to OS X Mavericks, some Twitter wags and industry pundits assumed that the free OS would be a danger to the continued existence of Linux. Speaking at LinuxCon Europe today in Edinburgh, Scotland, Linux creator Linus Torvalds was quick to...

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OS X Mavericks video tip: Using Automator and Speakable Items to control your Mac by voice

Earlier today, I highlighted some of the changes to Automator and AppleScript in OS X Mavericks. One of those feature changes involves the ability for Automator workflows and applications to be saved as Speakable Items. Speakable Items are items that can be launched by voice through the use of...

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