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This is Tim: Apple's CEO on New categories, China growth, and free updates

During Apple's usual conference call with analysts, CEO Tim Cook took time to talk about the iPhone 5S, channel inventory, the difference between the iPhone 4S and the 5C, and more. Here’s an edited transcript of what Cook had to say on Tuesday about Apple’s most recent quarter.

The Week in Mac Apps: Clean like a whistle

A number of titles in this week's Mac app roundup want to keep your system clean and running smoothly like the finely tuned precision machine that it's meant to be. If maintenance is not on your mind, though, we've got your artistic side covered, with a bit of organization to keep you focused.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: System Preferences

What's changed in System Preferences under Mavericks? Find out here.

Sync contacts and calendars with your iPhone via iTunes? Not in Mavericks you don't

Mavericks apparently removes the ability to sync your contacts and calendars via iTunes with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

No surprise here: Teardown reveals you won't fix the latest MacBook Pro yourself

If you wear out your headphone jack, you're staring at a $1,000 repair.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Calendar

Say goodbye to stitched-leather and hello to a sleek new Calendar that includes welcome new features.

Apple's iOS and OS X apps get the update treatment

Sure, Apple's iWork and iLife apps are the heavy hitters, but this week Cupertino also revved many of its smaller apps for iOS and OS X. Here's a rundown.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Maps

A desktop version of Apple's Maps app is now available in Mavericks. Here's how it works.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Under the hood

A lot of the changes in OS X Mavericks are about the visible look and feel. But others are less obvious. Here's what has changed in terms of performance and power management.

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

on pcworld.com

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Design changes

There's more to the latest Mac OS than cosmetic changes, but those cosmetic changes aren't trivial. Here's what you have to look forward to.

Hands-on with GarageBand for iOS and OS X

Apple has released new versions of GarageBand for iOS and OS X. Chris Breen gives a listen.

Apple's free OS is no threat to Linux at all, says its creator

Apple's move to offer its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, for free isn't going to affect the Linux operating system at all, its creator Linus Torvalds said.

on pcworld.com