Apple will be releasing their newest OS X Mavericks system this month following the launch of iOS 7. Along with the pending release of the newest OS, a number of sources also expect the launch of Apple's 2013 MacBook Pro line. The tech giant has not divulged full details about the MacBook Pro but the latest update on OS Mavericks should give a few hints on what to expect.
While the OS X Mavericks does not transform the Mac system dramatically but it does deliver great improvements for users. There are several reported features that make the Mavericks worth a consideration and might give hints on what the 2013 MacBook Pro should deliver.
Game developers work with software frameworks so they can speed up and create games easier. For people who prefer using Objective-C compared to other types of platforms like Platino, Unity3D and Corona SDK, CocoS2D is there. Nonetheless, for OS X Mavericks, Apple is endorsing their own set of APIs especially for 2D games. Sprite Kit comes with the OS.
This may also guarantee better game quality for MAC. Users can also find Sprite Kite in iOS. This means create games is easier. Individuals develop gaming apps across Apple's two operating systems.
This is not an application. App Nap refers to a low-level power saving feature that can manage energy usage of different applications. This means users can have better life because App Nap takes care of those running in the background. According to Apple, this feature lowers CPU energy usage by as much as 23%.
Any feature that can extend the life of your laptop or Mac should be great.
AV Kit refers to a group of media APIs for developers. Developers can have an easier time creating apps requiring navigation controls (bells and whistles) and media playback. This set is also useful for creating apps needing subtitle and chapter selection support.
Compressed Memory is an under the hood feature. This is designed to speed up Macs. The name of the feature implies that compressed memory data from apps are not active. This gives more storage for active apps. Proper management of compressed data speeds up active apps.
Safari Power Saver
Safari Power Saver, as the name suggests, is another feature designed to extend the battery life of Macs. It works in a similar manner as App Nap.
OS X Mavericks provides more flexibility especially when using multiple screens. People can work with full-screen or windowed apps altogether or in separate screens.
Safari Push Notifications
Users can now configure their Safari to receive push notifications. Similar to apps, people do not have to open their Safari to see what goes on with their websites.
Tags provide a way for link a color icon and metadata to a particular File using either an app, iCloud or the Finder. Once the user assigns the tag "important" to a file or document, they can easily search for it or related media with the same tag. It is also possible to use tags to organize documents within iCloud.
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