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Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Handoff is a major element of Apple's "integration" theme, and of the new Continuity feature set for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which also includes cross-compatible AirDrop, iPhone call and SMS handling on the iPad and Mac, and the new, much easier to connect, tethering service. Rather than trying...
AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

While perhaps not as new and sexy as Handoff, making or taking calls, or sending and receiving SMS/MMS, the final two Continuity features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will absolutely make life easier for anyone with an iPhone and/or iPad and Mac. And that's the new, cross-compatible AirDrop and the...
Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

While there are a number of web browsers available for OS X, only one is included: Safari. That makes Safari an incredibly important application for Apple, because it's one of the first things Mac users will use, and for many of us, it's the only web browser we use. So Safari is getting some big...
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Messages in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Messages in OS X Yosemite: Explained

OS X Yosemite makes key improvements to Messages to help enhance productivity and make it easier to communicate. Among the improvements in this update are soundbites, compact audio files you can record with the click of a button and include in your iMessage; SMS/MMS support through the iPhone;...
OS X Yosemite design language: Explained

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...
Photos for OS X Yosemite: Explained

Photos for OS X Yosemite: Explained

Photos for iOS 8 brings significant enhancements to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, including the new iCloud Photo Library, favorites, smart search, smart editing, custom photo and sharing extensions, and PhotoKit so developers can get in on al the action. Apple announced it at WWDC 2014, and...
Action extensions in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Action extensions in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Action extensions promise to rework your Yosemite workflow by putting your content front and center instead of your apps OS X's Yosemite's new Markup tool is an example of a new class of technology called Action extensions. Action extensions promise to save you time and make you more productive...
Notification Center in Yosemite: Explained

Notification Center in Yosemite: Explained

A new Today view and widgets promise even better interactivity in OS X's new Notification Center With a new look and new functionality, Notification Center is getting a major overhaul in OS X Yosemite. There's an entirely new view mode that gives you today's items at a glance, plus widgets that...
AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

While perhaps not as new and sexy as Handoff, making or taking calls, or sending and receiving SMS/MMS, the final two Continuity features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will absolutely make life easier for anyone with an iPhone and/or iPad and Mac. And that's the new, cross-compatible AirDrop and the...
iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Need to sync files between Macs, or between Macs, iOS devices and PCs? Look no further than iCloud Drive Steve Jobs famously told the creators of Dropbox that their app was a feature, not a product, and they proved him wrong. Dropbox and other file sharing services have grown to near ubiquity as...
Sending and receiving SMS/MMS on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Sending and receiving SMS/MMS on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

In addition to app and web Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple's new Continuity features include cross-compatible AirDrop, easy tethering, the ability to make and take iPhone calls on iPad and Mac, and the ability to send and receive SMS and MMS from all your green-bubble friends from all...
Making and receiving phone calls on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Making and receiving phone calls on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Continuity is one of the most important features in both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite and one of the most important features in Continuity is call answering. Sure, Handoff is great, as is cross-compatible AirDrop and Instant Hotspot, and keeping in touch with our green bubbled SMS/MMS friends and...
Mail in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Mail in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Apple's straightening out Mail problems with Yosemite, plus making it easier to attach big files If there's one singularly weak spot in Mavericks, it's Apple's Mail app. It a mess, especially for Gmail users, and every Mavericks update has sought to fix it somehow. What's so incredibly...

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