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

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...
Apple announces OS X Yosemite available today!

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! As with...
How to make and take phone calls in OS X Yosemite

How to make and take phone calls in OS X Yosemite

Apple's erasing the line between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite wherever it makes sense. One of those places is in making and taking phone calls on your Mac, a feature of Continuity. All you've got to do is enable it and you're good to go! Continuity is the word Apple uses to describe this blurring...
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How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

Installing OS X Yosemite is as easy as downloading the installer from the Mac App Store and getting started. But there are times when you might want to create a bootable drive to run the Yosemite installer from, instead. Follow these instructions for details. Installing Yosemite from a...
Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

After receiving a quick design update just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has just released another update for Skype, bringing the program up to version 7.1 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Besides support for Yosemite, the update is relatively minor, bringing bug fixes along with an...
Yosemite adoption does in four days what took Windows 8 two years

Yosemite adoption does in four days what took Windows 8 two years

Cloud backup company Backblaze recently ran some numbers comparing adoption rates between OS X Yosemite and Windows 8, and they came out with some astounding figures. Within just four days of its release, OSX Yosemite had reached a 21 percent adoption rate among Backblaze users. As for Windows 8...
Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Since Apple released OS X Yosemite, I've gotten one question that's bubbled to the top above everything else: How can I get my older Mac to support Handoff features? You can't, at least not easily, and that's leading some to trumpet "forced obsolescence." Not so fast. Let's have a look at what's...
OS X public beta program continues after Yosemite launch

Apple to continue OS X public beta program after Yosemite launch

With the availability of OS X Yosemite in the Mac App Store, Apple isn't stopping an end to the public beta program it had created to allow customers to test new features before a larger launch. Instead, Apple will continue the beta program for customers who had participated in the OS X Beta...
How to make and take phone calls in OS X Yosemite

How to make and take phone calls in OS X Yosemite

Apple's erasing the line between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite wherever it makes sense. One of those places is in making and taking phone calls on your Mac, a feature of Continuity. All you've got to do is enable it and you're good to go! Continuity is the word Apple uses to describe this blurring...
OS X Yosemite in 6 minutes: Everything you need to know

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...
istat Mini os x yosemite

iStat Mini app for OS X Yosemite allows users to monitor their Mac

If you have already updated your Mac to OS Yosemite, you can now take advantage of a new app made for the operating system, iStat Mini, that allows you to monitor what's going on inside your PC. Here's a quick description of the app: iStat Mini is a compact way to keep an eye on your CPU,...
How to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Yosemite

How to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is now available for download. Before you pull the trigger on the upgrade, you should probably make sure that you're ready for it. I've jumped the gun enough times to know where the big landmines are, so learn from my mistakes and read on for details. Make sure your Mac can run...
How to make OS X Yosemite's menus dark

How to make OS X Yosemite's menus dark

OS X Yosemite introduces the first major interface changes to OS X in more than a decade. Yosemite offers flatter iconography, a cleaner design and better typography more suited to the increasing number of Macs with Retina displays. One change Apple's implemented is an optional "Dark Mode" that...

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