If you missed the live stream of the WWDC 2013 have no fear- Danielle is here! While technology is always advancing I found myself saying a lot of “ooooohs” and “ahhhhhs” as they unveiled all of the new features of OS X Mavericks, just when you think Apple has outdone themselves they always go above and beyond with each update. Heres what you have to look forward too when the release hits in Fall!
Maps makes it simple to get information on local points of interest like restaurants and hotels, showing you phone numbers, photos, and even Yelp reviews. It’s also easy to get there on time, thanks to point-to-point directions, real-time traffic conditions, and suggested alternate routes. When you’re ready to go, send your map straight to your iPhone for voice navigation on the way. With OS X Mavericks, maps are built into Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, too. So wherever you see an address, you can see it on a map!
Calendar- Your day is looking good
The new calendar features are probably my favorite thing about the new operating system, solely because its our top used application for business and for personal use. A new event inspector makes it even simpler to create and edit events by suggesting addresses and points of interest when you start typing in the location field. It shows your event’s location on a map, calculates travel time, and displays a weather forecast. So you can quickly see where to go, how long it takes to get there, and whether you’ll need an umbrella.
Similar to the application “LastPass” which I religiously use, because lets face it remembering your passwords can be a real pain. But now Apple has released iCloud Keychain which remembers your passwords for you, and syncs with all of your devices . It stores your website user names and passwords on the devices you’ve approved, protects them with robust AES 256-bit encryption, and keeps them up to date on each device. And it automatically fills them in whenever and wherever you need them.The new Password Generator suggests unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts. iCloud Keychain works with credit card information too, so checking out is a snap!
Tags- Wherever you keep your files, keep the right ones together.
tags, tags, tags… now its not just a social media thing! Tags are a powerful new way to organize and find your files, even documents stored in iCloud. Simply tag files you want to organize together with a keyword, like “Important.” Then when you want to find those files, just click Important in the Finder sidebar or enter it in the search field. Tag a file once, or give it multiple tags to assign it to multiple projects.
To view the full keynote visit Apples website here, you’ll be amazed by all of the new features when you see them in action! Now, we must wait until Fall to be able to download this amazing new software!