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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...
Apple unveils new Photos app for Mac

Apple unveils new Photos app for Mac

Apple has taken the wraps off a new Photos app for Mac at today's WWDC keynote event. Introduced on-stage by Craig Federighi, the new app is built with iCloud in mind, with a new look to fit with the OS X Yosemite visual style and "buttery smooth" scrolling. The app introduces many familiar...
OS X 10.10 Yosemite available for developers today, customers getting it this fall

OS X 10.10 Yosemite available for developers today, customers getting it this fall

The beta for OS X Yosemite, announced today at WWDC 2014, will be available to developers today. Customers will get Yosemite this fall for free. Those customers in the OS X Public Beta Program will be able to download and test OS X 10.10 before the consumer release as well, should they be...
Spotlight in Yosemite

Spotlight is completely redesigned, more powerful in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.10 Yosemite has a brand new design, but it's also getting drastically more functional with a new set of features for Spotlight. Instead of just residing in the top-right corner of your Mac, when you launch Spotlight it comes front and center on the screen with a simple search bar. The...
Safari

Revamped Safari for Yosemite shown off at WWDC

At today's WWDC keynote Apple took the wraps off a brand new release of its Safari browser. Designed around the new, simpler, translucent OS X 10.10 Yosemite visual style, the new Safari features a single short toolbar, allowing more space for content, among many other features. The favorites...
Mail in OS X 10.10 included smart markup, MailDrop, and more

Mail in OS X 10.10 includes smart markup, MailDrop, and more

As part of OS X Yosemite, Apple has updated the Mail experience. In addition to the visual update, Mail has some major new feature, particularly MailDrop and Markup. MailDrop is a way of sending large attachments through email. Attachments up to 5GB can be encyrpted and routed to contacts....
OS X 10.10 Yosemite features brand new design

OS X 10.10 Yosemite features brand new design

Apple just announced OS X 10.10 Yosemite on stage at WWDC 2014, introducing an all-new design. Toolbars have been refined, translucency has been added to titlebars and toolbars, and there is a new emphasis on clarity. Yosemite takes a number of cues from last year's redesigned iOS 7. In...
OS X Yosemite

Apple officially announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite at WWDC 2014

After much anticipation Apple has today formally introduced the next version of OS X at WWDC 2014 in San Francisco. OS X 10.10 takes on the Yosemite name that was first hinted at by that giant banner of El Capitan in the past couple of days. We're literally just touching the surface right now...

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