Wednesday, 15 October 2014

OS X Yosemite

Apple's OS X Yosemite public Beta was released for its beta testers Monday after release of the fifth Yosemite public beta on Tuesday last week hand in hand with the second golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite.

OS X Yosemite emanates a more modern flatter look to OS X
with intricate details on translucency and redesigned dock, windows and others.
A multitude of new features are composite to OS X Yosemite, i.e. improved integration with iOS 8 through Continuity.

A new "Today" view in notification center that provides integration with third-party apps, a retooled spotlight search with new data sources, and new featured apps like Mail, Safari, and Messages.

   Apple says that new continuity features in Yosemite bring OS X and iOS closer together – 'perfect companions'. When your iPhone or iPad is near your Mac, a feature called Handsoff will let you start something on one device and then continue on another.

SMS and MMS messages on your iPhone will now appear in Messages on all your devices. You can  also reply from, and have phone calls through your Mac.

The new font loses a bit of elegance in its more jagged form, too. It's not hard to read, but it has definitely been designed with Retina in mind. Nothing here is so bad to be a show-stopper by any means, but there's no denying that OS X 10.10 is much more at home on Retina than not.
The Dark Mode is a nice touch in theory, turning some white elements of the OS dark black to make thing easier on the eyes in lower light level, but it's kind of only half a feature. It makes the Menu bar and Dock darker, but that's it - all the shiny light grey and white windows are still bright.
Another thing that can trip you up is that Apple has moved the 'fullscreen' button from the right-hand corner of a window to the green button on the top-left, which used to have the slightly nebulous function of fitting the window to the content. That functionality is still there if you hold alt and roll over the green button, though.
iCloud Photo Library on iOS 8 will take advantage of iCloud Drive, storing all of a user's photos in the cloud. Apple is working on a similar solution for Macs called Photos, which it plans to debut next year. While little information was available on Photos for Mac, it may also integrate with iCloud.

By Applogic IT Solutions India Pvt Ltd

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