Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With a Fresh Look, Powerful New Features

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Apple today announced OS X Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid than ever.

The new Today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know, all in one place; iCloud Drive is located within the Finder and can store files of any type; and Safari has a new streamlined design that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. Mail makes editing and sending attachments easier than ever; Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Yosemite even gives you the ability to make iPhone calls on your Mac.



“Yosemite is the future of OS X with its incredible new design and amazing new apps, all engineered to work beautifully with iOS,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We engineer our platforms, services and devices together, so we are able to create a seamless experience for our users across all our products that is unparalleled in the industry. It’s something only Apple can deliver.”

Design:
With Yosemite, OS X has been redesigned and refined with a fresh modern look where controls are clearer, smarter and easier to understand, and streamlined toolbars put the focus on your content without compromising functionality. Translucent elements reveal additional content in your app window, provide a hint at what’s hidden behind and take on the look of your desktop. App icons have a clean, consistent design and an updated system font improves readability.

Notification Center
The new Today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know with widgets for Calendar, Weather, Stocks, Reminders, World Clock and social networks. You can even download additional widgets from the Mac App Store to customize your Today view. Spotlight now appears front and center on your desktop and adds new categories of results, so you can view rich suggestions from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, top websites, news and movie showtimes.

iCloud Drive
Built right into the Finder, iCloud Drive stores files of any type in iCloud. iCloud Drive works like any other folder on your Mac, so you can drag documents into it, organize them with folders and Tags and search for them using Spotlight. With iCloud Drive, you can access all your files in iCloud from your Mac, iPhone, iPad or even a Windows PC.

Safari:
Safari has a new streamlined design that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. A new Favorites view gives you quick access to your favorite websites, and a powerful new Tabs view displays thumbnails of all your open web pages in one window. Safari also gives you more control over your privacy, with separate Private Browsing windows and built-in support for DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn’t track users. When you search for popular or common terms, new Spotlight Suggestions appear along with the suggestions from your search provider. Safari supports the latest web standards, including WebGL and SPDY, and with support for HTML5 Premium Video Extensions, you can watch Netflix HD videos for up to two hours longer.¹ Powered by the Nitro JavaScript engine, Safari is over six times faster than Firefox and over five times faster than Chrome when executing JavaScript found in typical websites.²

Mail:
Mail makes editing and sending attachments easier than ever. With Markup you can quickly fill out and sign forms and even annotate images and PDFs from within Mail. Mail Drop allows you to easily send large videos, images or files up to 5GB from the Mail app to any email address. Messages has a new look and delivers even more options for communicating with friends and family. Now you can add titles to ongoing message threads so they are easy to find, add new contacts to ongoing conversations, or leave those conversations you no longer want to follow. With Soundbites you can create, send and listen to audio clips right in Messages.

Continuity:
Continuity features in Yosemite make your Mac and iOS device perfect companions. When your iPhone or iPad is near your Mac, Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other. Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network.³ Now the SMS and MMS messages that previously only appeared on your iPhone appear in Messages on all your devices. You can even send SMS or MMS messages directly from your Mac and make or receive iPhone calls using your Mac as a speakerphone.⁴

Technologies:
Yosemite delivers platform technologies that make it easier for developers to create amazing new Mac apps. SpriteKit makes it easier to incorporate realistic motion, physics and lighting in games, and integrates with SceneKit to bring 3D casual gaming within reach of any developer. Storyboards for Yosemite and Xcode 6 take advantage of the new View Controller APIs in AppKit to make it easier to build apps that navigate between multiple views of data. New APIs allow developers to integrate Handoff into their own apps and create Today view widgets for distribution through the Mac App Store. Share Menu extensions add new destinations to the Share Menu, and new APIs let developers create custom Share Sheets.

Pricing and Availability:
The developer preview of Yosemite is available to Mac Developer Program members starting today. To help make OS X even better, Apple is introducing the OS X Beta Program, which gives customers early access to Yosemite and invites them to try out the release and submit their feedback. Mac users can participate in the OS X Beta Program for Yosemite this summer and download the final version for free from the Mac App Store this fall. Customers interested in signing up can visit www.apple.com/osx/preview for more details.


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lepaka - June 2, 2014 at 8:25pm
nothing new besides continuity, just a little bit fashion for the eyes. missing information what are the resources needed for this OSX. no words also about the last shit update 10.9.3 that blow out my mac mini hdmi connection, and as far as i follow in support site, hundreds, thousand of users are suffering for this blow up shit update. Tim shit wall street head, you should rethink your priorities before start launching new products that in reality doesn't bring anything new. there was a time that people was expecting something, "there is one more thing", today most of us just expect that you don't mess-up with what already works
Lolwut - June 2, 2014 at 11:36pm
Leapaka-mehpakasshole, you should rethink of the point you're making here before spewing such lie on an innocent CEO who does best for users, if you want to play the blame game, it's what users want and in reality you don't see new because you can't tell the difference, the only thing new from you though is how desperate you made yourself with what you cared to look at, so this "screw up" bull shit it just another looking at without comparing like you were rushed. Besides he didn't even design it and the dock and apps are customizable, you're welcome for pointing out the obvious.
lepaka - June 3, 2014 at 10:16am
for sure you dont have a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro which depends on external monitors, which worked perfectly in the HDMI connection until 10.9.2. if you had one of these machines at home or office, then you would not been talking nice to Apple. and when i blame Tim, is just for one reason is the Captain of the boat, is the one you have screem a shout out loud what are the priorities and what has to come out to the public, and when that fails, he the one who should abandon the boat. the result of the millions spend over one here of OS development in Apple can not be a couple of nice visual things inour screens. the only feature that is a step head from previous version for the end users is the Continuity, it is a poor release, and missing details which machines will be able to enjoy such glorious Yosemite enovation. i am with Apple since Puma OS, i never saw so poor version being released by Apple before
lepaka - June 3, 2014 at 10:17am
for sure you dont have a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro which depends on external monitors, which worked perfectly in the HDMI connection until 10.9.2. haveing a black screen on those machines is no fun at all, i can assure you. if you had one of these machines at home or office, then you would not been talking nice to Apple. and when i blame Tim, is just for one reason is the Captain of the boat, is the one you have screem a shout out loud what are the priorities and what has to come out to the public, and when that fails, he the one who should abandon the boat. the result of the millions spend over one here of OS development in Apple can not be a couple of nice visual things inour screens. the only feature that is a step head from previous version for the end users is the Continuity, it is a poor release, and missing details which machines will be able to enjoy such glorious Yosemite enovation. i am with Apple since Puma OS, i never saw so poor version being released by Apple before
Lolwut - June 2, 2014 at 7:55pm
What now samshit, deep trouble of note taking now.
Mln - June 2, 2014 at 7:42pm
which macs support this os ?
Yourmom - June 2, 2014 at 7:36pm
This was truly amazing. The phone call feature blew my mind. Can't wait for this releases.
someguy69 - June 4, 2014 at 2:32am
You could do this using google voice 5yrs ago. And you can do it now with google hangouts.
Why - June 4, 2014 at 2:46am
Wait, if google did this 5 years ago on computers, were there any google computers to exist before chrome books because that was 2011 but you're saying this was done in 2009, Soo....?
someguy69 - June 4, 2014 at 6:00am
You so naive.... You don't need to have google products to do VOIP. And by the way it was called grandcentral before google bought the company and changed it to google voice and now it's migrating to hangouts.
Why - June 4, 2014 at 10:45am
You so moronic.
ScotsFrog - June 4, 2014 at 3:54pm
To get the phone calls to work you need a mac with Bluetooth 4, just tried it on my MacBook pro 2011 and as it doesn't have Bluetooth 4 no go
someguy69 - June 5, 2014 at 4:13am
@Why...I guess your never do any research before making comments mo·ron·ic məˈränik,mô-/Submit adjectiveinformal very foolish or stupid. "a truly moronic movie" Go figure!
Why - June 5, 2014 at 11:02am
Not as moronic as these bitching rants you kept posting that started it all trying to claim what bought me here, it takes a moron to act like one and I'm not even talking like one compared to an unprepared clueless ass.
someguy69 - June 6, 2014 at 3:18am
You sound like a 10y old girl. Again do your research before you make any comments.
Why - June 6, 2014 at 11:11am
You act like a baby living under a rock showering in mud, again, understand my comments before claiming your point.
Troll Hater - June 2, 2014 at 7:35pm
Get ready for the jealous trolls.
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