Yosemite: Download and Install

Here’s how to download and install OS X Yosemite right now

By on June 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Here’s how to download and install OS X Yosemite right now

Yosemite, Apple’s recently unveiled OS X update, will be officially available to consumers free of charge on an unspecified date this fall. Until then, Mac owners who want to try out the new Yosemite features have several options if they want to get it early. More →

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Retina iMacs in OS X Yosemite

Retina iMacs seemingly confirmed in Yosemite code

By on June 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Retina iMacs seemingly confirmed in Yosemite code

Apple did not unveil any hardware to go with its brand new software products at WWDC 2014, but the company may have several hardware announcements brewing for later this year. In addition to new iPhones and iPads, Apple could also unveil new Macs, including the first ever Retina iMac all-in-one lineup. The company’s OS X Yosemite operating system, which is already available to developers, apparently includes support for Retina iMacs, a Macbidouille reader has discovered. More →

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OS X Swift File Deletion

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

By on June 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Apple’s Swift makes it easier than ever to accidentally delete every file on your Mac

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 →

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Yosemite Macs: Compatible OS X Computers

Here’s what kind of Mac you need to run OS X Yosemite

By on June 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Here’s what kind of Mac you need to run OS X Yosemite

Apple on Monday at WWDC 2014 unveiled OS X Yosemite, its latest Mac operating system, which brings a variety of visual changes, but also many new interesting features that will further improve the overall user experience of those customers who own multiple devices from the company. Yosemite will be released free of charge to consumers in fall 2014, with the open beta program to be available to 1 million Mac users later this summer, so there’s plenty of time to get your affairs in order and make sure your current Mac setup is compatible with the latest OS X version. More →

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Yosemite and iOS 8 Spotlight Search Features

Here’s one major new Yosemite and iOS 8 feature that got overlooked

By on June 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Here’s one major new Yosemite and iOS 8 feature that got overlooked

Apple on Monday took the wraps off OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, two major updates for its computers and mobile devices, that have plenty of interesting features to lure in customers. There’s one new Yosemite and iOS 8 feature that got easily overlooked and will be taken for granted each day once these operating systems are released. This new feature deserves to be acknowledged, as it’s a major update for Apple, especially considering the current state of this particular business: Apple’s completely new Spotlight search feature available on both OSes. More →

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iOS 8 Features

OS X isn’t becoming more like iOS – they’re maturing, together

By on June 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

OS X isn’t becoming more like iOS – they’re maturing, together

Sighs generally signal one of two things. Oftentimes, sighs are exhaled with exasperation, highlighting frustration or disappointment. But every so often, on days like Monday, sighs of relief bubble up.

For years now, I’ve relied on a MacBook of some description as my primary work machine. I typically have between 15 and 25 apps open, with many accomplishing something or another in the background. I know no foreign languages, but could probably quote at least four dozen OS X keyboard shortcuts on command.

I’m the definition of a power user, and I was starting to think that Apple was hanging guys like me out to dry. More →

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WWDC 2014 Archived Video

You can rewatch the WWDC 2014 keynote now on Apple’s website

By on June 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

You can rewatch the WWDC 2014 keynote now on Apple’s website

Just in case you missed any of the huge OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 reveals during the keynote at WWDC 2014 on Monday, Apple has you covered. A streaming video of the event is now available on Apple’s website, with downloads soon to follow. Remember, you’ll need to access the site via Safari on a Mac in order to watch the stream. Highlights from the event included the unveiling of Yosemite and our first look at iOS 8, which introduced us to actionable notifications, new keyboard features, widgets, HealthKit, HomeKit and the immediate release of iOS 8 for developers. If you’re not sure whether your device will run iOS 8, we’ve compiled a list for that as well. Head to the source link to start watching right now.

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OS X Yosemite Features: Continuity

This is easily the coolest Mac feature yet

By on June 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

This is easily the coolest Mac feature yet

Apple on Monday unveiled two major updates for its main operating systems, including OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, that promise to further unify the user experience across devices whether they’re smartphones, tablets or computers. Unsurprisingly, the coolest Yosemite feature Apple unveiled on stage is the new operating system’s “continuity” feature, or its ability to allow users to stay on the same app, and continue their tasks across devices when switching to an iPhone or iPad – obviously, the same “continuity” feature is available on iOS devices, although it’s on the Mac that it shines. More →

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OS X Yosemite Beta Download Release Date

OS X Yosemite Beta registrations open to first 1 million applicants

By on June 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

OS X Yosemite Beta registrations open to first 1 million applicants

Unlike iOS 8 beta, which is now available only to iOS users that have a developer account or access to one, Apple’s OS X Yosemite will be available in beta to regular Mac users. Apple has updated its website with information about its upcoming OS X version, and it’s currently taking registrations for the OS X Yosemite Beta Program. Fortunately, the beta program will be available to the first 1 million people who sign up for it by going to this webpage, which means plenty of Mac users will get try the operating system before it’s officially launched this fall. More →

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WWDC 2014 Keynote

WWDC 2014 is underway: First up, Apple unveils OS X 10.10 Yosemite

By on June 2, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

WWDC 2014 is underway: First up, Apple unveils OS X 10.10 Yosemite

The wait is finally over, Apple fans — the 25th annual Worldwide Developer Conference is underway. As has been the case in years past, Apple CEO Tim Cook began today’s huge event by taking the stage and delivering a State of the Apple Union address, of sorts. Apple’s chief executive began the WWDC 2014 keynote strong by unveiling OS X 10.10 Yosemite. More →

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