Apple with OS X Yosemite introduced a number of cool features designed to make one’s computing experience easier and more efficient. While some may already be familiar with some of OS X Yosemite’s more prominent features, Apple’s desktop OS, per usual, is teeming with a number of under the radar features which will undoubtedly prove enlightening for both seasoned OS X users and those completely new to the world of Mac.
A “Rootpipe” backdoor in various Mac OS X versions, or a security flaw that could give hackers full access to a Mac without authentication, was supposedly patched by Apple in an OS X 10.10.3 update earlier that month. But it looks like the patch doesn’t quite fix the security flaw, The Hacker News reports, as Yosemite computers are still vulnerable to Rootpipe-based attacks. Furthermore, Macs running OS X 10.9 or later have not been patched, and it’s likely they won’t be. More →
OS X developers and users who have opted for the Yosemite public beta program have already been able to try out Apple’s Photos apps on OS X 10.10.3, as Apple rolled out several beta releases in the past weeks offering early access to the application. Now, the rest of Mac users can now finally get the latest version of Yosemite. More →
Here’s some great news for anyone who wants a preview of some new features found in Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook. 9to5Mac reports that Apple on Thursday released the new OS X 10.10.3 beta, which includes new features such as support for the new OS X gestures Apple introduced with the 12-inch MacBook. More →
One of the most important features in Apple’s Yosemite desktop operating system is the new Spotlight search, which offers users quick access to apps and files on a Mac and also a fast way of accessing certain online resources. But Spotlight apparently has a flaw that can expose certain personal details to spammers and thus disregard the privacy settings chosen by the user. More →
Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.
We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →
Even though Apple’s 2014 OS X update is compatible with many Mac models, including older machines dating back to 2007, not all the new features included in Yosemite can work on older laptops and desktop. One of the best additions to OS X, at least for users who also own iPhones and iPads, is Continuity/Handoff, but the feature only works on Macs that have Bluetooth 4.0 support, which means that Macs older than mid-2012 (depending on model) can’t support it. More →
As a relatively new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, Yosemite is understandably imperfect. In the past, we’ve covered how to fix the frequent WiFi issues that many users have reported, but there are plenty of other annoyances that you might encounter while using a Mac with Yosemite installed.
TidBITS has put together a list of five of the most common problems on Yosemite and how to fix them. Read on for some of the highlights.
Some Mac users who updated their devices to OS X Yosemite soon discovered certain Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, which Apple acknowledged and tried to address in the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the Wi-Fi issues did not go away for all affected users, and some people still experience a sub-par Wi-Fi.
Luckily for them, OS X Daily, which has provided some tips for the initial Yosemite Wi-Fi issues, has put together a quick troubleshooting post that could help people fix their problems following the OS X 10.10.1 update. More →