1. Apple Gives Away OS X Mavericks For Free
Apple in October dropped a bombshell on the software industry by offering its latest version of OS X 10, code-named Mavericks, for free. Apple used to charge between $20 and $129 for OS X upgrades, and the change, of course, will put further pressure on Microsoft to convince its customers that Windows is worth paying for. Once again, Apple has come up with a daring way of making life difficult for one of its biggest rivals.