The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac’s Sarah Guarino has put together a fantastic guide for how to use this new feature, which iPhone owners can finally use now that Apple has released OS X Yosemite. More →
Apple’s new iPads look awesome and the Retina display on those new iMacs is absolutely amazing, but software is the real star of the show this fall and Apple just released its latest and greatest desktop operating system OS X 10.10, which is more affectionately known as Yosemite, packs a slew of new features and enhancements into a completely redesigned user interface that really improves the look of Apple’s already gorgeous computer platform.
And the best part? It’s available to download and install right now. More →
New iPads are great and new Mac computers are nice, but truth be told, we’re far more excited about upgrading the Apple gear we already have with the latest and greatest software. Apple has been travelling a somewhat bumpy road lately with iOS, but the brand new version of its desktop platform OS X should be plenty stable after three different Gold Master releases in recent weeks. And now, we know exactly when we can finally get our hands on OS X Yosemite. More →
Apple’s digital voice-based assistant has already been available on iOS devices for a few years, but the company has yet to introduce the Siri for Mac as many OS X users have been hoping for. However, a new patent discovered by AppleInsider reveals that a complex Siri for Mac assistant is in the works and Apple has been imagining even more useful ways Siri could assist users on a more powerful machine. More →
Developers and people with access to developer accounts have already been able to try out the OS X Yosemite in beta form for more than a month, but soon Apple will make the beta version of its new OS available to a much wider audience. As promised at WWDC 2014, Apple will roll out a free Yosemite public beta release this summer, so anyone who’s interested in running Apple’s latest operating system on a Mac can test drive it before it’s released this fall.
Both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite were clearly the focus of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but one of the biggest surprise announcements was the reveal of Swift, a new programming language for developers. One of the language’s most noteworthy features, the playground, allows developers to test their code as they type, but without a “sandbox” to protect the computer, this can lead to some very unfortunate accidents. More →
One of the biggest announcements primed for Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote today is the latest update for OS X. Thanks to Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff, we have been given an enticing preview of the real OS X 10.10 ahead of the keynote as he managed to snap a photo of the iMacs Apple will be using to demonstrate the new software. As expected, Apple has seemingly begun to merge the design of iOS with OS X for its latest desktop software, complete with a new dock that should look very familiar to any iPhone owners. We expect to hear plenty more after 1pm once the keynote is underway.
A Reddit user with a throwaway account has posted a series of images showing various OS X 10.10 features. This is “the new OS X,” he wrote, adding that he took the photos himself at Apple in California. While the user has since removed the images from Reddit and deleted his account, the pictures have apparently been verified by one of Reddit’s mods, and also by MacRumors’ sources. More →
Mac users looking to get around faster while dealing with various popular online services and apps including Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WordPress, Pocket, Feedly, Google+, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, Spotify, Soundcloud and Tumbler should check out BufferApp’s extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for OS X devices, which offers users more than 111 shortcuts for these online tools. More →
Even though Apple thinks unifying the iOS and OS X universes — in a similar manner to Microsoft’s “no-compromise” Windows approach — would be a waste of energy, the two operating systems have various things in common, allowing users to somewhat merge their iPhone/iPad and Mac universes. However, some developers have actually worked on making the two operating systems more similar, iTwe4kz revealed on YouTube. More →
After releasing an iOS fix to address a critical SSL security issue last week, Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its OS X Mavericks operating system (OS X 10.9.2) to address the matter, but also to fix other issues and add new features, including support for FaceTime audio calls, call waiting for FaceTime, and iMessage blocking on the Mac. The full change log for Apple’s OS X 10.9.2 update follows below. More →
North Korea has upgraded the Red Star OS computer operating system it uses in computers found in schools and libraries to mimic Apple’s Mac OS X, BBC News reports, a departure from the previous Windows-like Red Star OS version. Screenshots showing the revamped Red Star OS interface have been obtained from an American computer scientist, who purchased the Linux-based software in the region and posted on NorthKoreaTech. More →