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The public will get a taste of Yosemite starting tomorrow

OS X Yosemite was announced back in early May at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Apple announced during its unveil that a public beta of the operating system would be made available this summer, and true to its word the company is delivering.
 
The public beta will be made available starting tomorrow at around 1PM EST. Mac users that want to test out the operating system can do so by signing up here.
 
Yosemite brings with it a host of new features, along with heavy use of translucency throughout the operating system. If you weren’t a fan of the “flat” and colorful UI design of iOS 7, you definitely won’t like what Apple has to offer with Yosemite. However, the changes do bring the two operating systems closer together stylistically.

 
But Yosemite and iOS aren’t just becoming more closely knit with respect to UI design; they’re also becoming more intertwined functionally as well. Through the use of a feature called Handoff, Yosemite and iOS 8 users will find it easier to start work with an app on your iPad or iPhone, and pickup up where you left off on your Mac (or vice versa). Likewise, you can answer phone calls from your iPhone with Yosemite, using the your Mac’s built-in microphone and speakers as a speakerphone.
 
iCloud has been beefed up to include file storage with iCloud Drive, and the Mail app has been upgraded with a new MailDrop feature which makes it easier to handle large file attachments. AirDrop now works between iOS and Mac devices, and Yosemite now supports “Instant Hotspot” functionality that will automatically put your iPhone in the list of available hotspots on your MacBook Pro/Air when in range (so you don’t have to go digging through the settings menu on your iPhone to set it up).

 
There are dozens of other new features available with Yosemite, which you can read about here.

The offiical, final release of Yosemite will be made available this fall.

Source: Apple



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Ya varmint!
By Grimer21 on 7/23/2014 11:50:08 AM , Rating: 2
Kudos to Apple for naming their next iteration after my favorite cartoon character.

http://tinyurl.com/q9embvp




RE: Ya varmint!
By atechfan on 7/23/2014 12:01:00 PM , Rating: 4
I suppose the park was named after him too?


RE: Ya varmint!
By tonyswash on 7/23/14, Rating: 0
RE: Ya varmint!
By Nortel on 7/23/2014 12:17:29 PM , Rating: 2
You guys really have to squabble over the name of the OS? The park was named Yosemite in 1917... Yosemite Sam was created in 1943.


RE: Ya varmint!
By peterrushkin on 7/23/2014 1:15:30 PM , Rating: 1
These noobs living in their moms basements as their sister for a girlfriend...

No they have nothing better than to argue with each other over very trivial matters.


RE: Ya varmint!
By atechfan on 7/23/2014 4:06:26 PM , Rating: 2
Could you run that through the idiot to English translator again? It got garbled the first time.


RE: Ya varmint!
By atechfan on 7/23/2014 4:03:14 PM , Rating: 2
I know the park came before the character. That was my point.


RE: Ya varmint!
By Apone on 7/23/2014 12:44:17 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe they ran out of feline names?


I've seen this before...
By jardows on 7/23/2014 2:14:31 PM , Rating: 2
This is just what Microsoft was trying to do with Windows 8, but everyone thought was horrible. Apple will get heaps of praise for their "new and innovative" design. The key difference is that Apple is gradually merging the tablet interface and the PC interface, while Microsoft made a dramatic jump, and now has to backtrack.




RE: I've seen this before...
By WhatKaniSay on 7/23/2014 2:51:00 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
This is just what Microsoft was trying to do with Windows 8, but everyone thought was horrible. Apple will get heaps of praise for their "new and innovative" design.


You said it yourself! Apple is getting praises not for the innovative UI but for understanding consumers (not analyst) better than any other tech company, as such they tend to introduce new technology, design changes, and UI gradually but deliberately in a less intimidating way than other technology companies.
Second, they tend to envision products from end-user perspective than from business analyst point of view.


RE: I've seen this before...
By youngliz on 7/24/2014 3:59:05 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, Apple charges 3 times as much and creates a cool commercial with snappy music to get the attention of the brainwashed idiots. The the idiots swarm to the Apple store and buy their products. Steve Jobs was a master at selling to the morons who believe apple products are hip and cool.


By tonyswash on 7/23/2014 7:44:53 PM , Rating: 1
25 years after losing the PC wars Mac sales were up 18% year on year.

In the last 31st quarters out of the 32 Mac growth has been greater than (the often negative) Windows PC growth.

Mac sales now capture more profit than all the PC OEMS added together.

Is that how 'losing' is supposed to look?




By youngliz on 7/24/2014 4:12:06 AM , Rating: 2
It's not hard to have huge profits when idiots are willing to spend 3 or 4 times what the actual cost of the hardware really is.


By themaster08 on 7/24/2014 4:43:12 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Mac growth has been greater than (the often negative) Windows PC growth
Yet the amount of actual units sold is still significantly less, even in those periods of negative growth for PC.

Guess What? Windows Phone's growth percentage has also been greater than iOS and Android, but it still sits at around 4% market share.

Nice try, but you can't pull the wool over our eyes.


By retrospooty on 7/24/2014 3:45:14 PM , Rating: 2
Mac market share has been stagnant and 6-7% for 3-4 years now. After it's "metoeoric rise" from 4-7% several years ago it hasnt done anything.

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-m...

"Nice try, but you can't pull the wool over our eyes"

Rest assured he will keep trying.


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