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Apple unveils OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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Apple has revealed the next version of its desktop operating system - OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Unveiled on stage at today's WWDC keynote, the features of Mavericks are aimed at power users, including new CPU management tools.

Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, introduces the new OS X Mavericks operating system during the keynote address of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

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Craig Federighi speaks during WWDC 2013



Documents can now be tagged to help keep track of files, while Finder Tabs allows users to merge multiple windows into one and swap between tabs to see multiple folders and files.

Apple has also promised improved support for multiple displays, addressing concerns raised with previous OS X versions. HDTVs will be able to act as a display.

Safari has received an update with a new bookmarks bar and performance improvements, meaning it uses less energy than competitors Chrome and Firefox.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the keynote address of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during WWDC 2013

Crowds line up around the Moscone West Center for the opening of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

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Crowds line up for WWDC 2013



iCloud Keychain, meanwhile, means users can securely store login details, credit card numbers and other sensitive data to sync across devices.

Maps and iBooks are to be launched on OS X, while Notifications have been overhauled allowing iOS alerts to be pushed to a Mac.

Mavericks, which will be available as a digital download from the Mac App Store, will be released in the autumn.

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