Six things to look forward to in OS X 10.10 'Yosemite'

Six things to look forward to in OS X 10.10 'Yosemite'

Summary: Apple's next generation desktop and notebook operating system will land on MacBooks around the world in fall. Here are six things to look forward to.

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  • Connect to the Internet, anywhere

    Also, thanks to Continuity, another bright spark feature aims to allow your MacBook to switch between networks without a second thought.

    When there are no Wi-Fi connections, so long as your iPhone is within reach and connected to cell service, your Mac will automatically connect to your iPhone as a personal hotspot. And when you're no longer active, it will switch off to save your device's battery.

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    See also: OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview: Welcome to infinite connectivity and seamless productivity

  • "Handoff" from iPhone, iPad

    Handoff, the feature that allows you to work on one device and "hand-off" to another, such as emails and work documents, works well but when it wants to. And application support seems limited for now, though developers can tie in hand-off features to their own apps and services.

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  • OS X Yosemite. Great for the Forward Thinking Mac User but Controversial...

    ....controversial to the established Mac User.

    Myself I sit on the fence. Current Dual Booting OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 with OS X Mavericks and thats how it will remain as I point blankly refuse to pay for yet another upgrade on Parallels Desktop. Version 9 is working sweet with OS X Mavericks.

    OS X Yosemite is a quality update to a system that even I admit was a little flakey appearance wise with little changing since OS X 10.5 Leopard. The best thing is Apple have kept OS X a true Desktop Operating System and chosen not to put the Mac user through a Metro like interface which the could so easily have done. I initially had fears OS X would end up with a similar appearance to the Unity Desktop but they were unfounded.

    No doubt there will be a mass of complaints from established Mac users. There was enough controversy when OS X 10.5 Leopard was released as it looked so radically different to OS X 10.4 Tiger. It is interesting to note that the OS X Yosemite Dock is not unlike that of Tiger (see below)
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fi/7/75/Mac_OS_X_10.4_Tiger.png

    So loads of fresh OS X goodness on the way but it won't be received well in all quarters.
    5735guy
    • I don't think "controversial" so much as "annoying"

      like putting back the OS X Tiger dock.... why give us the shelf at all, if just to take it away?
      Mac_PC_FenceSitter
      • Re: OS X Yosemite Dock similar to that of Tiger....

        Personally I think the Dock is an essential element of OS X. I use nothing else when launching apps.

        The OS X Yosemite Dock looks much more refined in appearance IMHO.
        5735guy
        • The 3D shelf always felt like it took less space

          Though I recognize it actually doesn't, it makes the desktop surface seem a bit larger. Now I know you can go fullscreen, but I usually don't.
          Mac_PC_FenceSitter
          • Re: The 3D shelf always felt like it took less space....

            Yes I think it was more like an optical illusion. Besides as with the 3D Dock it can be resized or hidden.
            5735guy
  • Verizon, AT&T, etc.

    What do the carriers think about the Auto-hot spotting ability and can they limit it???
    nssdiver
    • Re: What do the carriers think about the Auto-hot spotting....

      Hadn't thought about that. It will be interesting as to the response. On the positive side it could help to drive prices down.

      I think its a case of watching what unwraps as a result of it.
      5735guy
      • Verizon will nix it

        My bet is that you will have to have a subscription to the hotspot service before you can use it.
        Doug0915
  • Ugly UI

    I will stick with Mavericks and when time comes will move to Ubuntu
    shellcodes_coder
    • Re: Ugly UI….

      As I said in my previous comment "controversial release".
      5735guy
    • Well I agree but Ubuntu is as bad if not

      worse... Most of the *nx UI's take me back to Windows 98 or XP
      ScanBack