Microsoft can’t even give away Windows 10

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Windows 10 is almost a year old, and Windows 7 still rules.
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I like Windows 10. There, I said it. But unfortunately for Microsoft, millions of others have no interest in it.

Despite being free for almost a year, the company’s latest upgrade hasn’t been able to put any significant dent in Windows 7’s user base. It has only just overtaken the universally despised Windows 8.1 release.

iTunes 11.4 on OS X Mavericks adds support for iOS 8

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Apple has some new software to go along with its new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements from this morning.  iTunes version 11.4 is now available for Mavericks as free update.

iTunes 11.4 adds support for iOS 8 ahead of the public release on September 17th. The release notes state that update adds the ability for users to sync favorite music, movies and other content on iOS 8 devices.  The update is available now in the Mac App Store, or via direct download on the viTunes website.

Apple seeds fourth OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 beta to developers

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Yosemite beta testers got a new treat from Apple yesterday, but Cupertino is continuing to refine its next major release of Mavericks by seeding the fourth beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers this morning.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F18 is light on new features but heavy on bug fixes. Apple asks developers to focus on Safari, USB, USB Smart Cards, Graphics, Thunderbolt and GateKeeper. Developers can grab the new beta from the Mac Dev Center.

Apple also released the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite yesterday that brought a bunch of new wallpapers to the Mac, new System Preference icons, and Do Not Disturb mode.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixes a super-annoying Wi-Fi bug

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Right on the heels of iOS 7.1.2, Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks in the Mac App Store. Version 10.9.4 of Mavericks features a fix for a bug many have been experiencing related to Wi-Fi connectivity.

There has been a known problem in OS X that keeps some Macs from automatically connecting to Wi-Fi after being woken up from sleep. Apple has addressed the issue in 10.9.4 along with general reliability improvements for waking from sleep. Safari 7.0.5 is also included.

Give your computer a Yosemite-style makeover (even if it runs Windows)

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New icons in OS X Yosemite will bring the Mac operating system and iOS closer than ever visually. While Yosemite doesn’t come out until fall, you can get this cool, flat look now — without downloading Apple’s Developer Preview betas, which are buggy at best.

This short video will show you how to give your computer a Yosemite-style face-lift — even if you’re running Windows. Get the downloads mentioned in the video at the links below.

Map Street Addresses Right Inside Safari [OS X Tips]

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When you want to look up a street address in Safari, you may still be using an old workflow: copy the address from the web page, paste it into the search bar, and then use Google Maps.

With OS X Mavericks, you might even have gone a step further and pasted the address into Apple’s Maps app, and then sending the directions to your iPhone.

There’s another way, though, which offers more immediate gratification: opening the address in Safari.

Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta 3 To Developers

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Apple is releasing new Mavericks betas like clockwork with the last three coming one week apart from each other. Developers can now download the latest Mavericks update, OS X 10.9.3 beta 3 from the Mac Dev Center or via Software Update.

The first OS X 10.9.3 beta added support for a full range of Retina scaling modes for 4k monitors. The other have mostly focused on bug fixes with the latest seed note asking devs to focus on graphics drivers, audio, Safari, and contacts & calendar sync over USB in iTunes.

An iTunes 11.1.6 beta was also released this afternoon to devs that restores the ability to sync contacts and calendars to USB after Apple removed the option in favor of an iCloud-only approach.

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Slow Down That Window Minimize Animation In Mavericks [OS X Tips]

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So, here’s a weird one–have you ever wanted to watch a window animate itself really slowly as you minimize it to the Dock? No?

Well, let’s assume you did for some reason. How would you go about it?

In Mavericks, anyway, it’s a trivial thing, and it produces a fun effect: your window will minimize to the Dock super slowly, even slower than in the animated image above.