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How to tell if your Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (BT LE)

How to tell if your Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (BT LE)

Some features coming to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are dependent on Bluetooth 4.0. Does your Mac have what it takes? There are a lot of cool features coming to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite this fall. One of the most hotly anticipated is Handoff, which enables you to pick up where you left off in an...
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...
How to partition your Mac to test OS X Yosemite

How to partition your Mac to test OS X Yosemite

Installing Yosemite? It's a beta. Put it somewhere it's not likely to cause problems — here's how Regardless of whether you're using the Developer Preview or the forthcoming public beta, bear in mind that OS X Yosemite is beta software. It's best not to install it as the primary operating...
OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 2 lands

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 2 available now for developers!

An update for OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta has arrived. Coming to us from the Apple Dev Center is Yosemite Beta 2. What exactly is in the update, well, that's technically under embargo, though as an update to a beta we'd expect it to be fixing features that weren't quite up to production standards...
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...
iMore show 406: iOS 8 + Yosemite Q&A

iMore show 406: iOS 8 + Yosemite Q&A

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter talk iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite one week later and answer your questions about Handoff, Extensibility, iCloud Keychain, Spotlight, Bing, and much, much more! Support...
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...
Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode Ged Maheux of the Iconfactory, Jared Sinclair of Unread, and Dave Wiskus of Vesper join Marc,...
Spotlight in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Spotlight in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Spotlight is getting a major overhaul in OS X Yosemite. Not only does it look different but it acts differently too. It's no longer a passive search tool that just looks at file names and the content of files, then shunts you off to other apps if you need more help. Spotlight in Yosemite has been...
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...
Timing

Timing

Timing is the difference between hitting and missing. Winning and losing. In technology, timing is the difference between products that dent universes and those that languish in return bins. Between features that change lives and those that merely check boxes. Timing requires enormous amounts of...
Netflix will now stream its video natively in Safari on Apple's new OS X Yosemite operating system on the Mac

Netflix brings HTML5 streaming to OS X Yosemite's Safari

Netflix continues to get rid of using Microsoft's Silverlight video player in its web browser versions. Today, the streaming video company announced that, starting with the version of Safari in Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it will move over to HTML5. Netflix stated they have "been working...
OS X Yosemite font

Take a closer look at OS X Yosemite's hot new font

OS X Yosemite is a pretty big visual departure from OS X Mavericks, including all new system wide fonts. Might not sound too exciting at first, but Apple has had basically the same font in OS X pretty much forever and changing it up has a much bigger visual effect than we might give it credit for...
iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive: Making Apple devices more than just the sum of their parts

iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive: Making Apple devices more than just the sum of their parts

Apple's new operating systems and cloud services will do more together than they can apart If there is a single message to walk away with from WWDC 2014, it's that Apple plans to make Macs, iPhones and iPads work together even better. Apple has articulated a clear vision of its devices and...
Microsoft's Bing is the search engine of choice in Yosemite's new Spotlight

Microsoft's Bing is the search engine of choice in Yosemite's new Spotlight

Apple's keynote for the 2014 WWDC event is history but there are still some interesting news bits that are slowly being discovered from the massive two hour briefing. One of them was officially confirmed by Microsoft as it stated the updated Spotlight feature in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 will...
iOS developers can get their hands on the Yosemite preview for free

iOS developers can get their hands on the OS X 10.10 preview for free

It appears that iOS developers can now download OS X 10.10 Yosemite without needing a separate OS X developer account. In the past, a Mac developer account has been required to get developer preview software from Apple, and will set you back $99, for a total of about $200 for developers with both...
Rewatch and relive the magic of WWDC 2014!

Rewatch and relive the magic of WWDC 2014!

The embers still are warm from the WWDC 2014 keynote, but that hasn't stopped Apple from posting the entire keynote for your rewatching pleasure. It streamed live, yes, but now the complete two-hour event is available for streaming again. Unlike the live stream, however, this one doesn't require...
OS X 10.10

Everything we learned about OS X 10.10 from WWDC 2014

Apple's WWDC keynote is over and, as expected, the folks at Cupertino had a ton of things to reveal about OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Just in case you want to check to see what was revealed during the two hour keynote in one easy-to-read news post, we got your covered. OS X 10.10 Yosemite officially...
Yosemite

Check out Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 previews now!

The WWDC 2014 keynote is done, the dust is settling, and you're no doubt eager to take a more relaxed look at OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. Fortunately Apple already has you covered on both parts with its preview pages for both operating systems now live over on Apple.com. There's a lot to...
Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite with new look, better Spotlight, and more

Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite with new look, better Spotlight, and more

Apple announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite today during WWDC 2014. OS X Yosemite features a new design, as well as features like Handoff, which keeps your Mac in communication with your iOS devices, and improved Spotlight search. Below is Apple's official statement on the announcement of OS X 10.10...

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