“Apple OS X Yosemite — the tenth version of the operating system already named OS Ten — is due to arrive in the fall as a free upgrade, usable on just about any Mac manufactured since mid-2007,” Edward Mendelson writes for PC Magazine. “It’s a classic Apple-style upgrade: Despite dozens of changes and new features, you won’t need to relearn anything to use it. But if you own an iPhone or iPad, you’ll find that your Mac and iOS device will work together in ways you never imagined. When both Yosemite and the forthcoming iOS 8 are on your devices, you’ll be able to answer your phone on your Mac, or start a mail message on your phone and finish typing it on your Mac.”
“With each previous version of OS X, Apple made minor tweaks in the interface. This time the whole system gets a visual makeover to bring it into the flat, non-skeuomorphic modern age,” Mendelson writes. “As usual, Apple takes the prize for fit and finish. Yosemite looks spacious and relaxing in a way that no other OS can match, with unparalleled integration among its built-in apps and networked devices.”
“We explored an early preview version of Yosemite on a 15-inch MacBook Pro, with a Retina display that showed off Yosemite’s clean, precise look. We weren’t able to test the new features that connect OS X with an iOS device because Apple hasn’t yet supplied test devices with iOS 8 installed, but you can expect a follow-up story on iOS 8/Yosemite integration before lon,” Mendelson writes. “These integration features include an Instant Hotspot that lets you convert your phone into a wireless router that your Mac can use to connect to the Internet (just make sure you’ve got a generous data plan). Another feature lets SMS messages you receive on your phone also show up on your Mac. Stay tuned for more details. For now, we’re going to focus mostly on the Features we were able to at least get a peek at in the new Apple OS X Yosemite. Read on for 20 of our favorites.”
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