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Apple releases OS X 10.10.1

Apple releases OS X 10.10.1 with Wi-Fi reliability fixes and more

Apple has released the latest update for OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.1. It contains a number of fixes and improvements to Yosemite You can find OS X 10.10.1 in the Updates section of the Mac App Store. This update fixes Wi-Fi issues with Yosemite, as well as connections with Microsoft...
Having Wi-Fi problems on OS X Yosemite? Here's a possible fix!

Having Wi-Fi problems on OS X Yosemite? Here's a possible fix!

No sooner was OS X Yosemite released in October before Mac users started to complain of Wi-Fi problems with the new release. OS X 10.10.1 is currently in development and testing, but until then, what are you to do with Wi-Fi that isn't working right? Here's one possible fix until Apple works out...
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 beta grabs another update, available now

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 beta grabs another update, available now

After having released it just a week ago, Apple has started rolling out another update for the beta seed of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 tonight. Developers and AppleSeed program members should be able to find the update (build number 14B23) in the Mac App Store now. The exact details of what this...
NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. Everyone's had that experience where...
How to stop receiving Yosemite beta notifications

How to stop receiving Yosemite beta notifications

Apple recently posted the first beta release of an update to OS X Yosemite. If you're a registered developer or part of the AppleSeed public beta program, you're eligible to download it. But what if you don't want to? Read on to find out how to avoid downloading it. First of all, why would you...
How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your Mac

SMS/MMS relay, part of Continuity, lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your Mac, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and Mac are both online, as soon as your iPhone receives an SMS or...
How to instantly share files between Macs with AirDrop

How to use AirDrop to instantly share files from your Mac

With AirDrop you can quickly, easily, and securely share files not just between iOS devices, or between iOS and OS X, but between Macs running OS X as well. As long as you're within Bluetooth LE range, and you have Wi-Fi enabled, there's virtually no file size restriction either, which can make...
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...

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