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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...
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite now available to download

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...
How to use Private Browsing in Safari on OS X Yosemite

How to use Private Browsing in Safari on OS X Yosemite

Safari in OS X Yosemite is faster and more convenient to use than ever. Among the upgrades is improved Private Browsing, which keeps Safari from keeping track of what web pages you're looking at, what passwords you're entering and more. Here's how it works. It's pretty easy to forget, but left...
How to use Mail Drop with OS X Yosemite

How to use Mail Drop with OS X Yosemite

Sending files by e-mail attachments can be a big old P.I.T.A. thanks to restrictions imposed by service providers, corporate I.T. policies and a host of other things that can get in the way. Apple's fixed that in OS X Yosemite thanks to a new feature called Mail Drop! How to use Mail Drop to...
How to use Markup in Mail in OS X Yosemite

How to use Markup in Mail in OS X Yosemite

Markup is a new feature in the OS X Yosemite Mail app that lets you easily annotate and edit images inline. While you'll still want advanced graphics program for heavy editing, Markup makes it extremely easy to get your point across without having to launch Photoshop, Acorn, or something similar...
How to use Spotlight on OS X Yosemite

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...
How to to send audio messages with iMessage in OS X Yosemite

How to to send audio messages with iMessage in OS X Yosemite

Sometimes it's just easier to say something than it is to type it out. iMessage in OS X Yosemite's adds a new feature that demonstrates this principle. It's called Soundbites and this is how it works. To send a Soundbite with iMessage in OS X Yosemite Launch the Messages app. Start a new...
How to manage group messages in OS X Yosemite

How to manage group messages in OS X Yosemite

Messages gets some distinct improvements in OS X Yosemite, including Continuity with iOS 8, which lets you pick up a conversation right where you left off on your iPhone or iPad. Even better, you can now leave conversations, mute them, name them, and more! How to mute, leave, and name iMessage...
How to use the Safari toolbar in OS X Yosemite

How to use the Safari toolbar in OS X Yosemite

Safari's toolbar has been dramatically reworked in OS X Yosemite. It's a much simpler setup, but there's still plenty of power under the hood. The first thing you may notice about Safari in OS X Yosemite is how simplified it is. Your favorites are gone, too. Or are they? If these are questions...
How to access iCloud Drive through Finder in OS X Yosemite

How to access iCloud Drive through Finder in OS X Yosemite

Welcome to the new world: iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite now share files between each other using iCloud Drive, Apple's new cloud-based file sharing system. Once you've enabled it, you'll have quick access to it in just a few clicks through Finder on your Mac! A word of caution on enabling iCloud...
How to add and remove apps from Notification Center on the Mac

How to use Today View widgets in OS X Yosemite

One of the new features of OS X Yosemite is the ability to add new widgets to Notification Center, to help you consume even more information at a single glance. Whether it's weather forecasts, time zones across the world, and a plethora of other things App Store developers no doubt have in store...
AirDrop is also accessible via the Share menu that's supported in many applications. This makes it easier to share files not just via AirDrop but many other methods including e-mail and social media. Share sheets have been in OS X since Mountain Lion, but with

How to AirDrop with Finder and Share Sheets in OS X Yosemite

If you need to send a file to another Mac or iOS device user, OS X Yosemite makes it more convenient than ever by using AirDrop. AirDrop provides a configuration-free way to share files, and is available for use between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the first time ever. Here's how it works!...
OS X Yosemite Review

OS X Yosemite Review

Last year was iOS's time to shine with a sparkly new interface. In 2014 it's OS X that gets the facelift. Apple has released OS X Yosemite, or OS X v10.10, to be more precise, and with it comes a large number of visual improvements and usability improvements that make OS X better than ever. Each...
Planning to upgrade to OS X Yosemite? Wait!

Planning to upgrade to OS X Yosemite? Wait!

Apple releases OS X Yosemite today. By now you should recognize this as a familiar refrain from yours truly, but I'm going to say it anyway: Don't upgrade. Just don't do it. At least not yet. Yosemite's been in developers' hands since June, when it was announced at Apple's WWDC event in San...
Everything you need to know from Apple's iPad and Mac October event

Everything you need to know from Apple's iPad and Mac October event

Today we were battered with a ton of awesome announcements from Apple, and if you can't be bothered to comb through them all, we've got the important information here. The biggest takeaway from today's event is the announcement of the iPad Air 2. It shaves down the profile to 6.1 mm (for...
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...
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Join the iPad, Mac and Yosemite discussions in the iMore forums!

We're reporting live on location today from Cupertino, California, where a little shindig is going down at Apple HQ where we'll be seeing what we expect to be new stuff for the iPad and Mac and hopefully a release date for OS X Yosemite. The iMore liveblog will give you guys a chance to talk...
Apple releases sixth OS X Yosemite public beta

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. OS X Yosemite is expected to be released this Thursday at Apple's special event. Apple has also...
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;...
Apple releases third GM candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

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. Developers can...

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