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Our favorite Mavericks tips and tricks

New operating system? Check. Macworld editors who've been crawling all over the thing for months? Check. Podcast to offer up some great tips about that operating system? Natch.

Alternatives to Apple Mail

Ditch Mavericks's Mail: Other email apps you can try

Enough of the problems with Mail 7 already. For those ready to ditch Apple's offering and try something new, here's a list of third-party email clients.

Safari 7 review: Mavericks browser saves battery life, brings further refinements

Safari 7 speeds up Web surfing, but it also takes a few steps backward with its feature set.

Why Mavericks' movies may not preview properly

If you're running Mavericks, have selected a movie file, pressed the space bar to preview it, and nothing good results, you're not alone. QuickTime and Quick Look are now far pickier about video codecs.

How to use iCloud Keychain

Tired of reentering passwords and usernames on multiple devices? Mavericks' new password utility can help you keep all this information synchronized across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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.

Bought a Mac after Oct 1? Here's how to get your iLife and iWork copies

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First reported by 9to5Mac, Apple posted on its website outlining how those who purchased a Mac between October 1 and Tuesday's event can get their free copies of iLife and iWork.

Mavericks Library folder

How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks

Ever since Lion (OS X 10.7), Apple has hidden your personal Library folder (~/Library) by default. In Lion and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), you could make the folder visible, but it required some work. In Mavericks (OS X 10.9), it's a simple, easily accessible setting.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Calendar

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