OS X Yosemite

Aperture giving way to ‘Photos’ in OS X Yosemite

Aperture giving way to ‘Photos’ in OS X Yosemite

Aperture, Apple’s professional photography app, is disappearing. Speaking to The Loop, Apple notes the app will be slipping into the darkness with OS X Yosemite. As they prepare a more robust Photos app, Aperture may just be redundant.

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iOS 8, OS X Yosemite getting FaceTime for groups, screen sharing

iOS 8, OS X Yosemite getting FaceTime for groups, screen sharing

Hangouts is fast becoming the video chat platform of choice, but they may have company in the iOS landscape. Those with access to both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 are reporting FaceTime is getting some tweaks, allowing it to act a bit more like Hangouts. Group video chats are said to be inbound, as is a screen sharing feature.

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iCloud, M7 and Context: WWDC paves way to iWatch

iCloud, M7 and Context: WWDC paves way to iWatch

WWDC 2014 is over, and while it may not have brought us new hardware, it did give iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite their official reveal, key software launches in Apple’s master plan. As is so often the case, though, the devil is in the details, and in among the developer sessions a picture of context, device ubiquity, and cross-platform identity gradually made itself clear; one which could have huge implications for Apple’s upcoming push into wearables.

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Safari WebKit changes mean other apps will get faster, too

Safari WebKit changes mean other apps will get faster, too

When you’re using an app like Facebook in iOS, opening a link up can be a bit of a pain. It opens up in Facebook’s in-line browser, which is nowhere near as quick or responsive as Safari. Part of that has to do with Apple allowing limited use of Nitro Javascript for WebKit, the engine that powers Safari and makes it so quick. Developers now have access to APIs that let them tap into WebKit a touch more, which should speed everything up.

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Blurred Lines: Melding Mac and iOS into one Apple life

Blurred Lines: Melding Mac and iOS into one Apple life

There’s more to breaking down the barriers between desktop and mobile than making the UIs on an iPhone and a MacBook look alike, and Apple used its WWDC 2014 opening keynote to hint at how. Continuity came up several times during the presentation, on both the OS X and the iOS sides, explaining how later this year our Macs and iPhones will work together to transfer tasks as you move between them. Yet the potential for Continuity goes far further than just giving you a bigger keyboard to finish your email on.

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Netflix uses HTML5 in Safari on OS X Yosemite

Netflix uses HTML5 in Safari on OS X Yosemite

If you’re one to watch Netflix on Safari, you’re about tot get a more streamlined experience. Netflix today announced that they’ve worked closely with Apple to bring HTML5 streaming to OS X Yosemite. There is no longe a need for the Silverlight plugin used in former (current, really) iterations of Safari.

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OS X Yosemite now uses iOS 8 for video capture

OS X Yosemite now uses iOS 8 for video capture

Recording video on an iOS 8 device is now possible using OS X Yosemite. The newest (and very beta) operating systems from Apple are meant to work in tandem, and news of an optional video recording utility are evidence of that. Of course, you need both new OSs for this to work right, so unless you’re a Developer — it may not work out for you just yet.

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OS X Yosemite round-up: smooth looks, mobile ties

OS X Yosemite round-up: smooth looks, mobile ties

Apple’s next desktop operating system os OS X Yosemite, a system that looks very similar to its predecessor as it doubles down on iOS connectivity. This new operating system is also being released for free, like its predecessor, and is headed for developer desktops and laptops now.

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Open beta for OS X Yosemite available this summer

Open beta for OS X Yosemite available this summer

Want to try out all the cool new features of OS X? It’s scheduled for release this fall, but if you’r really anxious, you can get in early. Apple has announced their public beta program for OS X Yosemite, with the chance for you to get in on the changes ahead of just about everyone.

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Dr Dre speaks with Apple onstage at WWDC 2014

Dr Dre speaks with Apple onstage at WWDC 2014

Today in a demonstration of how OS X Yosemite was able to use an iPhone as a relay to make phone calls, Apple made a call to Dr. Dre. His phone number - almost certainly a single-use number - called up Dre on stage. "Hey how you doing, this is Dre," said Dre, "I'm glad you called. I heard Tim gets in early — what time should I show up for work."

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Safari update stripped and share-friendly

Safari update stripped and share-friendly

There’s a new Safari coming with the rise of OS X Yosemite, one that’s meant to make the browser look far more unique than it has in the past. There’s a new way of searching inside of Safari, with Google Search inside. Searching for a band’s name will now result in a Wikipedia entry first on the list, then "Google Search" with similar search possibilities, Search in History, go to site "keyword", and find "keyword" on this page.

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OS X Yosemite design highlighted for desktop

OS X Yosemite design highlighted for desktop

This week Apple is showing off their newest desktop operating system OS X Yosemite. At WWDC 2014 they’ve teased how it’ll work, but to get that deep, they’ve had to show how it looks. This system will look very similar to OS X Mavericks, but here several icons are getting a little flatter.

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