Showing posts with label Mavericks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mavericks. Show all posts

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mavericks DP4 integrated with LinkedIn

The fourth version of OS X 10.9 released yesterday, currently it is only reserved for paying developers. The integration of professional social network LinkedIn has been known since from the early versions, but it was not effective before the DP4. After entering the password in System Preferences, you can send a status from Notification Center. The principle is exactly the same as Twitter, Facebook, and iMessage, and even the interface does not change. Incidentally, a fourth icon is added to this place and we would choose the icons whether it should be displayed or not. OS X Mavericks, however, imposes activate all icons sharing, or remove them all.  As with other social networks already built into OS X, the integration of LinkedIn is also done in the browser for internet addresses, or by selecting the text and choosing the right option of sharing in the secondary menu.

Compared to Twitter and Facebook on the other hand, we cannot share a picture.
Another common point is the integration of the address book. Your LinkedIn contacts are automatically retrieved and stored in Contacts with a separate group and the fusion of information for those already present. It can also, in System Preferences, expand its address book with pictures of the profiles on the network. Beyond the integration of LinkedIn, a few more minor changes are noted in the fourth beta. The installation screen has been modified and adopted a very white minimalist interface that is reminiscent of iOS 7.  Finally in Mission Control, you can scroll through the office windows using the usual gesture trackpad (three or four fingers to the left or to the right). This is very convenient for you to quickly find the window you are seeking. The self-correcting OS X Mavericks did not change the operation, but it changes slightly on the form. The words are not corrected automatically underlined in blue, but bright green. The goal was to make them more visible, it succeeded.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Know more about OS X Mavericks -2

Other highly anticipated features that helps more to the new users: better management of configurations with multiple screens. Until then, OS X was bad enough when we plugged a (second) screen to your Mac. The most glaring example was the full screen introduced with OS X Lion and required to have the same application on any screen mode. OS X Mavericks profoundly modifies the operation and offers a much more powerful solution, but probably more complex. The idea is to bring autonomy to each of the screens that you use: there is the menu bar on all screens and you can place applications in full screen on one monitor, but especially on any monitor. Specifically, you can now organize your windows as you want and simply work in OS X Mavericks. In this example, when writing an article, therefore, we have a compose window and a browser window on the right, a preview window, the corrector and Twitter on the left.

You receive an email? You can use Mission Control directly or trackpad gestures to change only the left screen. The right one is writing mode, the time to respond to email received. A gesture later, you will find the previous virtual desktop, one that allows a glimpse of the current document and correction.
Since it refers to the full screen mode, we regret that this release is not more evolved Mail application. The edit window is modal in part: it blocks the entire interface when writing a new message or a reply from the application, but if you create a mail from another program, the window is placed over another screen.

In theory, OS X Mavericks is supposed to remove any notion of primary or secondary display. Apple's new system has to guess that you are using at any given time and place the dock, knowing that the menu bar is constantly present. In fact, this operation does not seem to develop and can still be found in the System Preferences option available which allows you to choose the main screen. Last, Apple also supports these new options available for Apple TV. AirPlay can be used for a presentation on a television screen while using the Mac on.

Apple's browser has received some significant new features, but they do not apply to all OS X Mavericks. The new version of Safari is offered to remain with Lion and Mountain Lion and you can find the main news item in that other user: Small new Safari 6.1. In Apple's new system, the browser is Safari 7 and not 6.1. The change is not only symbolic, even if the interface has few differences, are important internal changes between the two versions. OS X 10.9, Safari and finally adopts the separation process for tabs. As in Chrome, for example, each open tab is a process, which should both accelerate and stabilize the browser. In case of problem on a tab, the browser will simply interrupt the matching process and avoid the complete crash. Apple ahead of many figures to prove that the browser is faster: from what we could tell, Safari is better than before and the gain is sensitive. This is especially the case on a Mac with Retina display, the computer that was just on the point with OS X 10.8.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Know more about OS X Mavericks -1

Apple took advantage of the opening Keynote WWDC 2013 being held in San Francisco to introduce OS X Mavericks, the successor of Mountain Lion. This new named after a famous surfing spot in California does not change as the iOS system 7 on mobile devices, but it brings some significant new features. OS X 10.8 was clearly aimed at novices with its new iOS inherited, the system tried to ease the transition from iPhone to Mac for those who knew nothing about traditional computing. LaunchPad presented as applications on an iPhone or iPad, the applications themselves were digging in the mobile system interfaces and Apple simplified the transition from one system to another with better iCloud integration. OS X Mavericks tries to seduce rather more advanced users, those who already know how to use a computer in general, especially a Mac and want to go further. Requested by many users, the tabs are appearing in the Finder. The file manager for OS X can open several files in the same window by creating tabs. The operation is the same as in a browser, shortcuts as: creating a tab with ⌘ T, in a farm with ⌘ W (must now make ⌘ ⇧ W to close the window, unless of course you did no open tab).

You can also open a folder in a new tab using the secondary click: a new item appears in the Finder's contextual menu. As always in a browser, you can double-click a folder while holding down ⌘ supported and the file is displayed in a new tab. The Finder OS X 10.9 also features all the functions of management tabs ⇥ ctrl ctrl ⇧ ⇥ display the next and previous tabs, you can drag a tab out of the current window to create a new window, move tabs within the window or windows merge all with a single tab. Secondary click on the dedicated area displays unsurprisingly other options to close all other tabs except the current one.

Another new Finder Version 10.9, these are the keywords. It is not so much a new function, as a new interface for something that has long existed in OS X, but was rarely used. Until then, Apple talked about labels, OS X Mavericks employs him the English word 'Tags'. The principle is the same: you can assign to each folder or file a keyword and a color option and the system then gives you several options to find all the elements associated with the same keyword. By default, OS X creates Mavericks seven tags for all colors. They are also just named according to the color, but nothing prevents you from changing the names and colors of the keywords in the Finder preferences. Thereafter, you can attach a tag to a file or folder using the context menu, to the new icon in the Finder toolbar (below) or by dragging and dropping the element in the sidebar. Through the icon, you can also create a new tag.

The Finder sidebar already contained fast access to some records, the machines on the network and local volumes, it gets the tags. You can drag items on a tag to associate with him, they said, but this presentation can also display all the items associated with a particular keyword. The research will support these tags, but this feature does not seem active in the first OS X beta Mavericks. What works however, is the integration of tags directly in dialogs applications. Example here in a text editor that does a field "tags" between the file name and its position in the storage volume. This field is used both to select an existing tag to create a new one. Last point can be noted, the management area dedicated to iCloud in each software also integrates keywords and has an additional button at the bottom to add. As throughout the Finder, the color is more discreet, it no longer appears as a point. Incidentally, the views put now lists the column names forward, others are grayed out.