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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...
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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...
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!...

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