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Topic: OS X Yosemite

Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

05/06/2015, 03:05 pm

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.


Apple fixes sporadic startup woes with OS X 10.10.3 supplemental update

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

A video driver glitch that caused some Mac users to experience startup trouble under OS X 10.10.3 was addressed by Apple on Wednesday with a supplemental update to the company's venerable desktop operating system.


Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers and public testers

04/02/2015, 02:04 pm

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.


Apple posts fifth OS X 10.10.3 beta, adds OS X Recovery updates

03/23/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday seeded an updated beta build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers, the fifth pre-release version of the company's desktop operating system that brings updates to the new Photos app as well as OS X Yosemite's recovery tools.


Apple's OS X 10.10.2 update fixes Wi-Fi connection issues, improves iCloud, patches security holes

01/27/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed OS X Yosemite version 10.10.2 to users, bringing with it changes that address potential security issues, Wi-Fi connection problems, and improvements to iCloud Drive and the Bluetooth audio stack.


Apple's fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 continues focus on WiFi, Mail & Bluetooth

01/21/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.


Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.2 with focuses on Wi-Fi, Mail & VoiceOver

12/12/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple on Friday supplied developers with a third beta of OS X 10.10.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for its Yosemite operating system for Mac, with indications that it may address lingering Wi-Fi issues.


Apple releases Safari 8.0.2 to fix issues related to iCloud Drive & Keychain

12/11/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update for its Safari Web browser for OS X, fixing issues related to syncing history across devices, as well as saving passwords in iCloud Keychain.


Apple's OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update improves Wi-Fi reliability, fixes Mail bugs, more

11/17/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple's OS X Yosemite Mac operating system received a significant update on Monday designed to address nagging Wi-Fi connectivity issues that have plagued some users since its launch in October, along with a range of other bug fixes.


Users report slow Wi-Fi, dropped connections after upgrading to Apple's OS X Yosemite

10/31/2014, 08:10 am

Apple's new Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, appears to have bugs related to Wi-Fi connections, with users reporting slow transfer speeds and dropped signals after upgrading.


Getting the most out of the revamped OS X Spotlight search in Yosemite

10/24/2014, 10:10 am

One of the biggest changes in OS X Yosemite is Apple's Spotlight search, which has gained a completely new, front-and-center look, and also adds the ability to search well beyond your Mac.


Mac users report Bluetooth lag & connection issues after updating to OS X Yosemite

10/23/2014, 11:10 am

Bluetooth bugs seem to be a recurring problem with Apple's latest software updates, as users running OS X Yosemite say that the new Mac operating system has created connectivity problems with the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and third-party wireless accessories.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.