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Improve Dictation with Live Speech-To-Text & Offline Mode in OS X Mavericks

Dictation in Mac OS X converts speech to text Dictation is the new speech-to-text engine that lets your Mac type out what you are saying as you talk, and it’s one of the many excellent features included with modern versions of OS X. Now from Mavericks onward, you can improve Dictation considerably by enabling an option called “Enhanced Dictation”, this will provide two significant advancements; continuous dictation with live feedback as you  [Read More…]

How to Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer from the App Store

Re-downloading the OS X Mavericks installer Already installed OS X Mavericks, but now you want to create an install drive for other computers? Or maybe the Mavericks installer became corrupt during the process? Whatever the situation, you can easily re-download OS X Mavericks from the Mac App Store.

Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer on a Mac Running 10.9

If the Mac is already running OS X Mavericks, redownloading the installer is extremely  [Read More…]

How to Install Java in OS X Mavericks

Install Java in OS X Mavericks Java has plenty of real-world applications and uses, but because it has been used as an attack vector in the past, Apple has made OS X reasonably aggressive in limiting Java on Macs. As a result, Mavericks does not come with Java preinstalled, and upgraded Macs will remove Java in Mavericks installation process. For most users this is a very good thing, it further reduces the  [Read More…]

How to Install Java in OS X Mavericks

Install Java in OS X Mavericks Java has plenty of real-world applications and uses, but because it has been used as an attack vector in the past, Apple has made OS X reasonably aggressive in limiting Java on Macs. As a result, Mavericks does not come with Java preinstalled, and upgraded Macs will remove Java in Mavericks installation process. For most users this is a very good thing, it further reduces the  [Read More…]

Access And Add New Bookmarks In Mavericks Preview [OS X Tips]

Cult of Mac reader Alvaro P writes, “After upgrading to mavericks, the Preview app doesn’t show the Bookmarks tab anymore. That’s no good, because I need them to quickly access pdf stuff during meetings.” Having just upgraded my Macbook Air…Read more ›

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Use Network Utility in OS X Mavericks

Network Utility in OS X Network Utility is a great tool that has been around on the Mac since the very first version of OS X. It provides a variety of helpful networking tools and details, the “Info” tab includes general network info on a per interface level showingIP address, MAC address, link speeds, and sent/received data transfer statistics, and you’ll also have easy GUI access to what are otherwise command  [Read More…]

Get It Done – Fix Stalled Mavericks Downloads In Launchpad [OS X Tips]

If you’re trying to download the free OS X Mavericks upgrade via the Mac App Store and it’s getting stuck, you’re not alone. As you can see int he image above, some folks are seeing a paused download when trying…Read more ›

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11.8% Of All Macs Are Now Running Mavericks

In the Apple world, records tend to be exponentially shattered. For example, if it took three hours for WWDC to sell out last year, it’ll probably sell out in three minutes this year. Last year, it took five weeks for…Read more ›

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Change The Name, Tags, And Location From Any Document Title Bar In Mavericks [OS X Tips]

We’ve been able to change the name of our Mac documents from the title bar since OS X Mountain Lion, and it’s made for an interesting new workflow. In fact, there was a nice little drop down menu that would…Read more ›

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Connect to SMB & NAS Network Shares in OS X Mavericks

Mac to Windows File Sharing with SMB and CIFS Sharing files between Macs and NAS drives and Windows PC’s has always been very easy, but Mavericks brought a slight change that has caused some problems for certain users in mixed PC and Mac environments. Without getting too geeky, Apple adjusted the default protocol for SMB (Samba, the Windows file sharing ability) from SMB1 to SMB2, and the SMB2 implementation apparently carries  [Read More…]