June 2, 2014

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Announced at WWDC

 All the New Stuff in OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"

Apple begins their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference by unveiling the updated operating system, OS X 10.10 "Yosemite". The key focus on this update is to improve continuity across various devices and to implement a sleeker design. The updated interface is flat, translucent, and borrows the theme from iOS 7.

A few outdated parts of OS X have been highlighted in this update, such as their notifications,  Spotlight, Mail, Safari and iCloud. Spotlight has been made similar to Windows 8.1, where you can search for documents, files and through the internet by your search query. Mail and Safari feature the sleek new design as well as speed improvements. Most notable improvements in Mail is a service that encrypts email attachments and saves them on iCloud. Safari shrinks a single URL header, that shows your favourites and acts as a search bar. Private browsing has been improved as well; starting private browsing won't interfere with your regular window.

All the New Stuff in OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"

This update also allows users to work between devices easier. Apple finally worked to integrate Airdrop with OS X and iOS. Instant Hotspot is a new feature that allows you to connect to your iPhone's data tethering instantly, when it is in range. They also included iMessage, which includes SMS sync and calls. It gives the ability for users to answer or reject their calls while working on their Mac.

The best part of this update? It is completely free! It is available for developers today, Beta testers this summer, and users this fall.

Source: LifeHacker

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