According to the release notes, iTunes 11.1.6 “restores the ability to sync contacts and calendar information to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from your Mac running OS X 10.9.3.”

When iOS 7 and Mavericks were introduced back in September, Apple removed local syncing in favor of cloud syncing, allowing users to sync calendars, contacts, bookmarks, and notes only via iCloud. Many users were unhappy with the feature removal and their inability to sync information to their iOS devices using their Macs.

Apple today seeded build 13D21 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, one week after releasing the second OS X 10.9.3 beta, build 13D17 and two weeks after the first 10.9.3 beta. The beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store as well as through the Mac Dev Center.

Apple is currently asking developers to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio. As was discovered with the first beta, 10.9.3 adds new support for 4K displays, offering “Retina” resolutions that improve readability along with support for 60Hz output from the Retina MacBook Pro.

Sorting an array is pretty simple, thanks to many helper classes you can sort not only by key but also by attributes (if you have array of objects).
Consider such array:

To sort it alphabetically just use:

and you will get such result:

Now consider array of objects, lets say it will be class called Person with attributes like firstName and lastName, to get it sorted by f.e. lastName use:

Isn’t it simple? But wait, there is more to come.
In many cases you want multiple sorting, so lets say sort persons by last name, then by first name. Here we come:

Example result will be:

Pretty cool, huh?

The Verge is reporting that Office Mobile may finally arrive on the iPad later this month during a media event on Thursday, March 27 where Microsoft’s newly minted CEO Satya Nadella is expected to chat up the company’s mobile and cloud plans.

In June it will be a full year since Microsoft unleashed an iPhone version of Office Mobile, and the iPad edition is said to be similar, right down to the need for an active Office 365 subscription in order to actually use it to create or edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.


According to people familiar with the pre-release software, dubbed Safari 7.0.3 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.1.3 for Mountain Lion and Lion, Apple is asking developers to focus on general website compatibility, push notifications and AutoFill enhancements.

Apple introduced Safari push notifications in version 7.0 of the Mac Web browser, allowing websites to deliver real-time breaking news, important updates and other content via Notification Center.

In addition, Apple is requesting testing of the Login AutoFill feature and generic extension compatibility, while credit card AutoFill is getting special treatment in the OS X Mavericks-only Safari update.

All three seeds can be downloaded individually from Apple’s Developer Center.

Just few days ago community approved RC version as stable and here we go.

What’s New

Version 8.0:

  • Java SE 8 embedded support
  • Java ME 8 embedded support
  • Enhanced HTML 5 support
  • Additional enhancements


  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • JDK 7 or later

You can download here.


It is unclear why Apple has chosen to drop support for Windows 7 on the Mac Pro, but it could be a sign that the company intends to discontinue support for the operating system in future Macs given its advanced age.

Apple’s Mac Pro only supports installations of Windows 8 or later with Boot Camp, according to an updated Apple Support document that lists versions of Windows compatible with the 2013 Mac Pro.

Boot Camp Assistant on the Mac Pro also specifies that it only includes support for Windows 8 or later, as evidenced in a screenshot from Twocanoes Software (via MacWindows) indicating that users are not able to install earlier versions of Windows. The 2013 Mac Pro is the first Mac that does not include support for Windows 7 with Boot Camp 5

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme, or Java.

Version 3.4.0 changes:

  • PEP 428, a “pathlib” module providing object-oriented filesystem paths
  • PEP 435, a standardized “enum” module
  • PEP 436, a build enhancement that will help generate introspection information for builtins
  • PEP 442, improved semantics for object finalization
  • PEP 443, adding single-dispatch generic functions to the standard library
  • PEP 445, a new C API for implementing custom memory allocators
  • PEP 446, changing file descriptors to not be inherited by default in subprocesses
  • PEP 450, a new “statistics” module
  • PEP 451, standardizing module metadata for Python’s module import system
  • PEP 453, a bundled installer for the pip package manager
  • PEP 454, a new “tracemalloc” module for tracing Python memory allocations
  • PEP 456, a new hash algorithm for Python strings and binary data
  • PEP 3154, a new and improved protocol for pickled objects
  • PEP 3156, a new “asyncio” module, a new framework for asynchronous I/O

Intel, OS X 10.6 or later

Microsoft quietly released One Note for Mac this morning in the Mac App Store. As previously announced, the Evernote competitor is free for all users regardless of the platform.

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:
•Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
•Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
•Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
•Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
•Collaborate and share ideas with your team
•Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
•Keep and edit all of your notes – whether taken from OneNote on Mac, tablet, phone, or browser

Key Features:
•Sync your notebooks seamlessly across computers and devices -then share them to your friends, family, or colleagues
•Your notes look just the same on your Mac – including rendering ink annotation and formatting
•Bold, italicize, underline, highlight, increase indent, decrease indent – format your notes like you want in a free form canvas
•Search your notes and files for anything you’ve captured by just typing a keyword or phrase
•Create, move, copy, re-order, rename, color code and delete pages, sections and notebooks to organize your content as you’d like

•Requires OS X 10.9 or greater
•A free Microsoft account is required to use OneNote for Mac
•OneNote for Mac opens existing notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 format or later and are saved to OneDrive

You can download this app here.

mzl.qwibecoj.175x175-75Text Detective is a fully accessible app that reads text from the camera in your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad within seconds. Point the camera and sort through mail, read menus, cards, product packages, medication labels, and all kinds of other print around you.  The text can easily be read, edited, copied and pasted into documents, emails or other apps. It even keeps the text in a history for future use.
Text Detective works best with the clean and crisp text you find in documents, and at a distance of about the length of a forearm. You can use it wherever you go – no need for network coverage – it even works on the plane.
The app is optimized for iPhone 4S or 5, but can be used with iPhone 4 and iPod touch. If you want to use Text Detective on an iPad, please be aware that the camera position is different to the one on the iPhone / iPod, which might require additional training and practice to align the camera lens and align the text.

You can download this app here.