iOS OS X Handoff Apps

Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

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Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

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. And what makes it even cooler is now app developers are designing their applications to use Handoff as well so you can move what you’re looking at on your favorite apps from your iPhone to your Mac and vice versa. Below we’ve listed all of the apps that support Handoff so far, which come to us by way of App Advice. More →

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OS X Dark Mode

How to quickly and easily enable Apple’s sleek new ‘dark mode’ on your Mac

By about 7 hours ago.

How to quickly and easily enable Apple’s sleek new ‘dark mode’ on your Mac

Apple’s new OS X Yosemite software is a huge update for Mac users. The latest version of Apple’s desktop software includes a great visual overhaul that makes the user interface much flatter and more modern, with some apps that even go as far as to mirror the look of iOS 8. But beyond the obvious new graphical changes, Yosemite also includes a nifty new “dark mode” that makes a few key changes to OS X’s interface that actually have a pretty dramatic impact on the look of the operating system. More →

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Yosemite to Mavericks Downgrade

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

By on October 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

How to ditch Yosemite and roll back to Mavericks

Apple’s 2014 OS X update is already available to plenty of Mac users — even though not all supported machines have what it takes to let users enjoy some of Yosemite’s coolest features — but that doesn’t mean all Mac owners who jumped on Yosemite after Apple released it last week are necessarily happy with the upgrade. Unlike with iOS 8 users, who can’t downgrade their iOS devices to iOS 7 (at least not officially), Mac users have the option of jumping back to Mavericks if they so desire, and OS X Daily has put together a quick guide on how to downgrade a Yosemite-running system to last year’s OS. More →

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OS X Yosemite Tips And Tricks

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

Earlier this week, we discussed one fairly complex solution to bringing Continuity / Handoff to Mac and MacBook models that didn’t initially support every feature in OS X Yosemite. It involved replacing hardware and messing with internal code, but now there is a much more effective fix available: the Continuity Activation Tool. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Yosemite

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. More →

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How To Make Phone Calls Yosemite

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

By on October 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

After previewing OS X 10.10 Yosemite this past summer during its annual WWDC developer conference, Apple finally released its new desktop software to an eager public last week. Yosemite features a complete visual overhaul and plenty of new functionality as well, but the most talked-about new feature set is definitely Continuity, which is a series of features that integrate Mac computers more deeply with iPhones and iPads. More →

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Yosemite Spotlight Search Data Collection

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM.

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

Following the official release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system, news broke that OS X Yosemite secretly sends Spotlight search data to Apple (including location information), even though the company doubled down on privacy and security more than once in recent weeks. However, things aren’t as bad as you might think, and Apple’s data collection is done in a specific way that actually prevents the company from tracking you. Finally, data collection isn’t covert because Apple clearly explains it, and it can be easily turned off if you so desire, something Apple also explains how to do. More →

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Yosemite Guide

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

Apple on Thursday finally released the latest and greatest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The new software features a complete visual overhaul, with all new graphical elements that bring parts of the flat new look in iOS to Mac computers. But beyond the visual changes, Yosemite is packed full of great new features that add tons of new functionality to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.

Now, you just have to learn it all. More →

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OS X Yosemite Download

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

By on October 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

Apple on Thursday released the final build of OS X Yosemite, which became available to Mac users as a free download from the Mac App Store. However, not all Mac users were able to install it on their devices, as their Mac App Store apps would not make the update available. In case you’re one of those people still checking to see whether the update is ready, you should know there’s a simple explanation of why you can’t update: You’re already running it. Just click on that download button (as in the image above), and your Mac will tell you that you’re already running OS X 10.10. More →

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Yosemite System and Features Requirements

Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs

By on October 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs

Apple has finally released its new desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, which comes with a variety of interesting features, but not all of them will be available to all Mac users. In the OS X Yosemite upgrade instructions posted on its website, Apple has also listed feature requirements that note which Mac models can support some of Yosemite’s coolest features, including Continuity and Handoff. More →

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OS X Yosemite Download

You can download and install OS X Yosemite right now!

By on October 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM.

You can download and install OS X Yosemite right now!

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 →

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OS X Yosemite Release Date

Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite

By on October 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite

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 →

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Apple October Event

‘It’s been way too long': Apple’s major iPad event officially set for October 16th

By on October 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

‘It’s been way too long': Apple’s major iPad event officially set for October 16th

The rumors were true: Apple just sent out invitations for its next media event which will take place on Thursday, October 16th at its Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino, California. The event will begin at 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT and is expected to feature the next iPad Air and a new line of Mac computers. More →

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