1Password for Mac and Windows currently 50% off

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1Password — my favorite password manager for iOS, the Mac, Windows, and soon to be Android — is currently available for 50% off for the desktop versions. This means that you can grab the best password manager app for Mac or Windows right now for $24.99. At the price, it’s a steal, particularly if you already have it for your iPhone or iPad. The price won’t last forever, as the reduction is to celebrate MacWorld kicking off.

[AgileBits]

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OS X Mavericks grows to 40% marketshare

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The latest version of OS X is nearing the 40% mark of overall Mac releases measured by web traffic. Mavericks was released late last year, and was free for all supported Macs to install.

Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard all have roughly the same marketshare (around the 20% mark), likely due to older Mac models not supporting the latest version, or due to the Macs being in production scenarios where upgrades aren’t regularly performed.

[Chitika]

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A retina MacBook Air is coming soon

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Apple will “soon” release a MacBook Air with a retina display, according to various rumors and supply chain sources. The computer is supposed to feature a 12″ retina display, thinner design, and perhaps even come without a fan to make it silent.

I’m incredibly excited for this computer: I love my MacBook Air, but I want a higher-resolution display. If Apple can keep the same battery life the current Airs have, all while making the computer thinner and including a high-DPI display, they’ve got a real winner. The price is also rumored to be comparable to current Airs, if not slightly cheaper in some configurations. The timeframe for this computer appears to be sometime during the summer, which would make sense if Apple hopes to target back-to-school shoppers.

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Mac OS X turned 13 yesterday

thYesterday marked an anniversary that largely went unnoticed, likely due to it not ending in a “0″ or a “5.” However, Mac OS X — the operating system that continues to power the Mac line, and that even forms the basis of iOS, after many revisions and changes — turned 13. On March 24, 2001, Apple began shipping Mac OS X 10.0.

I’m a relative late-comer to the OS X world, as my first experiences were with OS X 10.5 Leopard on a Hackintosh HP Mini 1000. However, since then, I haven’t looked back: OS X has, hands down, become my operating system of choice, and it’s what makes the Mac line continue to be the best computers you can buy.

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Do you use Mac OS X Mavericks “Tags” feature?

Red 2014-03-20 16-20-23 2014-03-20 16-20-40Mavericks has been publicly available for a while today, and I realized today that one of its most interesting new features–Tags–goes completely unused by me. The premise of the feature was simple: tag your files at any time to quickly and easily organize different file categories among different system locations. But I’ve simply never used it. (more…)

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You can now buy 128 GB of RAM for the new Mac Pro

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Do you enjoy the finer things in life? Ferraris, yachts, and the like? Or are you a video editor that is on the extreme bleeding edge? Well then, Transcend has something they’d like to sell you. You can now purchase up to 128 GB of RAM for your 2013 Mac Pro, and it will only cost you $2480 MSRP.

[Transcend]

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OneNote for Mac coming later this month

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The Verge is reporting that OneNote — a longtime Windows-only part of the Office suite focused on taking notes — will make its way to the Mac later this month. Additionally, the app is supposedly going to be released for the low, low price of free.

OneNote is one of the best parts of the Office suite on Windows, as anyone who uses it to take notes would support. The largest competitor it faces is EverNote, which has been available on the Mac since it was released.

[The Verge]

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OS X retina support coming

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OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 was released to developers last night, and included with it were tweaks to how the operating system deals with 4K displays. Most importantly, 10.9.3 includes support for all 4K displays, instead of only a few custom-supported options. The update also brings new  scaling options.

[MacRumors]

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Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to developers

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Apple has released the first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3. Contained in this update are the expected bug fixes and enhancements, and Apple is asking developers to focus their testing on graphics and audio (Mac Pro users will be interested in those audio fixes) APIs.

So while that’s being released, the rest of us are patiently waiting for iOS 7.1… (more…)

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