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Topic: Mac OS X

Get your Mac online anywhere easily with OS X Yosemite's new Instant Hotspot iPhone tethering feature

10/22/2014, 08:10 am

One of the new Continuity features between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is Instant Hotspot, giving users the ability to automatically connect to the Internet through their iPhone's cellular data connection without the need to touch their phone.

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How to send and receive SMS text messages in OS X Yosemite

10/20/2014, 08:10 pm

With today's release of iOS 8.1, Apple finally activated SMS text forwarding from iPhone to OS X Yosemite, allowing users to send, read and reply to messages directly from their Mac.

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Using widgets in OS X Yosemite's new Notification Center

10/19/2014, 07:10 pm

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface.

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How to activate 'Dark mode' in OS X Yosemite

10/18/2014, 05:10 pm

While a seemingly minor addition, Apple's inclusion of a so-called "Dark Mode" in OS X Yosemite, which basically flips the translucent menu bar and dock from light gray to black, answers the call of many longtime Mac users.

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iCloud Drive allows OS X Yosemite users to store any type of file in the cloud

10/18/2014, 02:10 am

The launch of OS X Yosemite has brought online Apple's new iCloud Drive, which not only automatically syncs data from Mac and iOS applications, but also for the first time allows Mac users to upload and organize any file types on their own.

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How to use Mail Drop and Markup to send large emails in OS X Yosemite

10/17/2014, 06:10 pm

With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a host of useful features for creating and sending emails, including Mail Drop and Markup, which allows users to send messages up to 5GB in size and annotate attached files before sending.

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Handoff in OS X Yosemite makes it easy to transition between your Mac, iPhone & iPad

10/17/2014, 02:10 pm

This week's launch of OS X Yosemite enables Mac users to tap into the Handoff function introduced last month with iOS 8, making it simple to jump back and forth between a Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here's how to set up Handoff and use it.

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How to place and answer iPhone calls on your Mac with OS X Yosemite

10/17/2014, 12:10 pm

With Apple's newly released OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, users can be alerted to incoming calls to their iPhone on their Mac, and even answer a call and carry a conversation through their Mac in a simple, seamless process.

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Options for backing up your Mac before installing OS X Yosemite

10/17/2014, 12:10 pm

New software is exciting, but it's not nearly as fun if something goes wrong during the installation, necessitating a downgrade or --worse --starting from scratch and being forced to recover your data. AppleInsider took a look at some of the options for backing up your Mac before installing OS X Yosemite.

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Adobe Lightroom plug-in eases transition from Aperture, streamlines photo library imports

10/16/2014, 10:10 pm

Seemingly timed to coincide with the launch of OS X Yosemite, Adobe on Thursday announced availability of a Lightroom plug-in that streamlines the process of importing Aperture photo libraries.

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Apple updates iLife suite for Mac with app redesigns, OS X Yosemite support

10/16/2014, 10:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released updated versions of iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand for Mac, bringing refreshed designs, new features and support for the newly released OS X Yosemite operating system.

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Revamped iWork apps for Mac, iOS roll out with Handoff and iCloud Drive support

10/16/2014, 06:10 pm

Continuing the stream of software updates launched on Thursday tied to the launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple released redesigned iWork for Mac and iOS suites with built-in support for iOS Continuity features and iCloud Drive.

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Apple's OS X Yosemite now available for free download with Continuity features, iTunes 12, more

10/16/2014, 05:10 pm

As promised, Apple's next-generation OS X Yosemite Mac operating system is now available for download through the Mac App Store, bringing with it a host of enhancements like iOS Continuity, a redesigned UI, iTunes 12 and more.

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OS X Yosemite & new iWork available for free on the Mac App Store today

10/16/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple's free next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, will hit the Mac App Store today, packing in an all-new design, Continuity and Handoff with iOS 8. In addition, a redesigned iWork suite is also set to launch as a free download.

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Mailbox for Mac moves to open public beta, iOS app optimized for iPhone 6

10/13/2014, 05:10 pm

Dropbox-owned Mailbox on Monday announced that an open beta of a forthcoming Mac version is now available to all comers, while the original iOS app receives new gesture customization features and UI tweaks for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Apple seeds OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6 to testers

10/13/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple on Monday pushed an update to the public beta of its next-generation desktop operating system, granting members of the prerelease program access to a sixth revision that brings it up to speed with the version released to developers late last week.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM Candidate 3 to developers

10/09/2014, 07:10 pm

After releasing a second build of its OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM candidate earlier this week, Apple on Thursday issued a third seed to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this month.

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Skype for Mac 7.0 launches with new mobile-inspired look, 64-bit support, improved chat & file sharing

10/09/2014, 12:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday launched a redesigned version 7.0 of its popular Skype chat application for Mac OS X, making it a 64-bit application, introducing a new file transfer presentation with inline images, and much more.

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Apple seeds new OS X Server 4.0 preview for testing ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

10/08/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday released to developers a new version of OS X Server 4.0 carrying improvements to previously announced features, including SMB3 file sharing and new management options for devices running iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

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Apple seeds second OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Xcode 6.1 golden master builds to developers

10/07/2014, 04:10 pm

After issuing the second iOS 8.1 beta on Tuesday, Apple released updated golden master candidates for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Xcode 6.1 to developers for testing ahead of an expected launch later this month.

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