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OS X Yosemite in 6 minutes: Everything you need to know

OS X 10.10, better known as Yosemite, is Apple's latest, greatest operating system for the Mac. It includes a new, flatter, more vibrant design, continuity to create a seamless experience with iPhone and iPad, extensibility to let developers hook their apps into the system, and a host of other features. If all you have is 6 minutes, here are all the highlights. If you want to know much, much more, check out our in-depth OS X Yosemite review.

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iMovie for Mac gets dressed up for OS X Yosemite

Now that OS X Yosemite is rolling out to everyone we're seeing app updates galore start to roll in. Apple's own iMovie is among the first batch and with version 10.0.6, which is rolling out as we speak, things have been given a full makeover in line with the visuals of Yosemite. So it looks pretty sharp.

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On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

If you're already running OS X Yosemite gold master release candidate 3 (GM 3) or public beta 6 (PB 6), you won't need to update to the final release version in the Mac App Store (MAS). While there are minor differences in build numbers between the versions, Apple is considering both GM 3 and PB 6 as "final" and not offering the MAS version to anyone with either of them already installed.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite now available to download

As noted by Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Special iPad and iMac event, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is now available for free through the Mac App Store. It took a while after the announcement for the update to filter through, but it has now arrived, bringing along of ton of improvements and new features with it.

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How to use Spotlight on OS X Yosemite

Apple's powerful Spotlight search feature in OS X indexes your hard drive and even searches the web. But in OS X Yosemite it's more powerful than ever. From searching your iTunes library for a track or movie to finding a yellow page listing in a snap, there's a lot to like about the new Spotlight in OS X Yosemite!

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Apple announces OS X Yosemite available today!

At the special event today in Cupertino, Apple has finally answered one of the burning questions we've had about OS X Yosemite since June when WWDC rolled around; when can we get it? The good news is that's been put to bed now and you'll be pleased to know that you can get it today!

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2014 iPad and Mac event preview: What we will - and won't - see tomorrow!

Apple's fall iPad and Mac event is right around the corner, and there's plenty the company could choose to show off to the world on Thursday morning. OS X Yosemite is a lock, and perhaps iOS 8.1 as well. New iPads seem certain, as do new Macs. Like always, the real stories will be in the details. So what's likely to pop up on that Town Hall stage? What doesn't have a chance? We debate and discuss below!

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Apple releases sixth OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple has released the sixth public beta of OS X Yosemite. Users of the previous public beta versions of Yosemite can go to the Downlaods section of the Mac App Store to get this latest release.

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Apple releases third GM candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

Apple has today pushed out a third GM (Golden Master) candidate of OS X Yosemite to registered Mac developers. The update comes just a week out from Apple's special event in Cupertino where it's expected that we'll see official launch information for the latest version of OS X.

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OS X Yosemite design language: Explained

Back in October of 2012, senior vice president of industrial design, Jony Ive, became the person in charge of all design at Apple, both hardware and software. As a result, iOS 7 got a down-to-the-pixel interface update that set the iPhone and iPad up for the future, but left years of "back to the Mac" consistency behind. Apple simply didn't have the resources last year to redesign OS X at the same time. This year they do. This year OS X Yosemite not only gets onto Apple's new design language, but gets to take it even further into the future...

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