“Apple’s Notification Center is a central place to get small details about the status of various applications and system services on your Mac, allowing you to see anything from song information when iTunes changes tracks, to notices about software updates being available,” Topher Kessler writes for MacIssues. “In addition, Notification Center supports quickly tweeting and replying to messages, but in Yosemite the service has been revamped to mimic the Notification Center feature in iOS 7, and might even be geared to eventually replace Dashboard.”
“While for the most part Yosemite’s Notification Center functions the same as in prior OS X versions by bringing you updates on application and system service activities, it now supports apps that will bring you information such as upcoming calendar events, stock information, weather details, and a world clock,” Kessler writes. “There is also a calculator app that can be added, and a link to the App Store that will let you browse for new apps to add to Notification Center.”
Kessler writes, “Even though these new features augment the Notification Center service, they do directly overlap with Apple’s prior efforts at the use of the Dashboard to bring widgets to the OS X Desktop.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Oh yeah, Dashboard. We just tried to invoke it and it doesn’t even work (shows how much we use it) on our multi-monitor OS X 10.9.3 setups (it does work on our MacBook Airs running OS X 10.9.3).