The operating system, OS X Mavericks was introduced at WWDC in June 2013, which is Apple's annual Developers Conference. Mavericks is the 10th major operating system for Mac computers. The most notable features include applications that were originally developed for iOS, such as, Notes, Maps, iBooks, notifications, tags, and a deeper integration of iCloud. In addition to the highlights, Apple introduced over 200 new features with the new Mavericks operating system.
iBooks iBooks, an application that made its debut in January 2010 on the iPad, made its historic debut on the Mac with the release of Mavericks. This new feature for the Mac now enables users to access digital books across platforms, with support for full integration, so you can continue reading where you left off on your other devices. iBooks for the Mac also offers the ability to read multiple books at a time, a feature that is not presently available on an iPad or iPhone. The track pad allows the user interface to appear seamless when switching across devices.
Maps Maps was a featured application that came with the release of the first iPhone in June 2007, which was powered by Google. During WWDC 2012, Scott Forestall introduced the Maps application as a new version powered by Apple, with impressive graphics and 3D flyover features. Customers noticed a lot inconsistencies with the initial release, and CEO Tim Cook would eventually send out an official letter of apology. With the release of Mavericks, the Maps application is now featured on the Mac, and includes improved driving and walking directions and the ability sync across platforms. The user interface shares many of the features with iOS devices, such as, swiping and pinching gestures for panning and zooming.
Notes Notes was first introduced with Mountain Lion and with Mavericks, the app is even better. Notes provides a way to sync notes with your iPhone or iPad. Like iBooks, it enbles you to view and edit multiple notes at one time. You can also customize the fonts, including the ability to add bold fonts and color, which all sync to your iOS devices (you cannot add these features directly from your iPhone). You can also set up folders to group a particular set of notes, which will sync across devices.
Safari Apple added new security and privacy features to Safari, with a highlight feature called "Shared Links." With this feature, you can view Twitter and Linked In updates under the Bookmarks tab. Click on a shared link and you can view the reference article in a Safari browser. Tabbed browser windows are nice compliment to two-finger swiping and a two-finger pinch gesture can be used to view browsers in mission control.