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New OS X Mavericks for Mac available today – for free

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mavericksthumbApple has today released its new Mac OS X operation system Mavericks for iMacs desktops and MacBook laptops – and the good news is it’s free.

Announced early today during Apple’s iPad launch event in San Francisco, OS X Mavericks will be able to run on Macs as old as six years old.

The software upgrade will also work for users who haven’t upgraded their Mac operating system for a few years.

The new software offers a number of new features – here’s a rundown of what you get.

* iBooks, which gives you instant access to your iBooks library and works seamlessly across your devices;

iBooks on OS X Mavericks

* Maps, which brings powerful mapping technology to the desktop and lets you plan a trip from your Mac and send it to your iPhone for voice navigation on the road;

* a streamlined Calendar that estimates travel time between appointments, and provides a map with weather forecast;

* a new version of Safari with Shared Links, which helps you find what’s new on the web by consolidating links shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn;

It's easier to use multiple displays with OS X Mavericks

* iCloud Keychain, which safely stores your website usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and Wi-Fi passwords and pushes them to your trusted devices so you don’t need to remember them;

* enhanced multi-display support, which makes using multiple displays easier and more powerful, with no configuration required;

* interactive Notifications, allowing you to reply to a message, respond to a FaceTime® call or even delete an email without leaving the app you’re using;

The new Finder on OS X Mavericks offers tabbed views and tags

* Finder Tabs, which help unclutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into a single window with multiple tabs; and

* Finder Tags, a powerful new way to organise and find your files located on your Mac or in iCloud.

OS X Mavericks is available today from the App Store on the Mac – and it’s free.

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