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First Yosemite update beta rolls out to developers, AppleSeed program members

First Yosemite update beta rolls out to developers, AppleSeed program members

Apple has started pushing out the beta of its first update to OS X Yosemite tonight. The update will bring users to version 10.10.1 and is available to both developers and those in the AppleSeed pre-release program. According to the change log, the key focus areas in this update are Wi-Fi (...
OS X Yosemite: What you need to know before installing

OS X Yosemite: What you need to know before installing

OS X Yosemite is available for download. It's free and will run on most Macs built in the last seven years. Before you install it, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Back up your Mac Before you make any major change to your Mac, make sure to back up your Mac. It doesn't...
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 setup and use call relay to make and take iPhone calls on your Mac

Call relay, part of Apple's Continuity features, lets you answer and place calls from your iPhone using your Mac, without having to scramble to find your phone. So if it's somewhere else charging, or if you forgot it in your jacket or backpack, as long as you've got your Mac handy, it's no...
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...
iMovie for Mac

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...
Flare 2 and Flare Effects updated for Yosemite, iOS 8

Flare 2 and Flare Effects updated for Yosemite, iOS 8

And the updates just keep rollin' in. Flare 2 for Mac and Flare Effects for iOS have just been updated to 2.0 and 1.0, respectively. The popular photo filter apps have been brought into line with Apple's new design language for both Yosemite and iOS 8. Be sure to check for these updates if you...
1Password gets a fresh coat of Yosemite, updated to 5.0

1Password gets a fresh coat of Yosemite, updated to 5.0

Craving an extra helping of security with your Yosemite buffet? AgileBits' 1Password has been updated for Apple's newest Mac OS, and it's bringing a new design and new features along for the ride. This update brings 1Password up to version 5.0, and brings better integration with iCloud sync,...
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...

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