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Topic: Yosemite tips

Roundup: The best Notification Center widgets for Apple's OS X Yosemite

11/09/2014, 11:11 am

Apple's newly released OS X Yosemite allows third-party apps to include interactive Notification Center widgets, and AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best and most useful widgets you can install on your Mac right now.

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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.

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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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