“What many developers picked up on is the fact that a significant number of changes in OS X are geared towards power users,” Haslam writes. “This new focus on power users comes after years of an apparent focus on the consumer and specifically iOS. CEO of Boinx Software Oliver Breindenbach suggested: ‘It looks like a solid release and to my relief it seems that it will keep catering to the power user and not being dumbed down to follow the consumer lead of iOS.’ Bare Bones Software CEO Rich Siegel echoed that sentiment: ‘It’s great to see that Apple’s commitment to power computing for professionals is stronger than ever.’”
“However, there were some concerns about one new feature in particular. Security concerns about iCloud Keychain,” Haslam writes. “Readdle’s Igor Zhadanov noted: ‘With iCloud keychain Apple made a strong move to managing your digital identity via iCloud. Once you have your passwords generated and saved for you by Apple, at some point you no longer know the credentials to the services you use. Instead, you will rely on iCloud ID to access your secure data. Apple takes a huge responsibility of managing users identity properly, and some users may be not comfortable with that news.’ SecureMac rang some warning bells, noting that: ‘There are some great new features in OS X Mavericks that are very exciting and should make a lot of developers happy, however with the recent revelations concerning the NSA and the PRISM data collection system, some features may give users pause – such as entrusting all of your passwords to the cloud.’”
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