Mac OS X
Honestly, I kind of wish this had happened sooner.
The downloads total over 3GB, so set aside some time.
Designed for OS X Yosemite, but compatible with Mavericks.
Better get queued up, it’s going to be a busy download kind of day.
Apple released OS X 10.9.4 to the public about a month ago, and has since been working on their next beta of OS X Mavericks. That was released to developers yesterday, when the company began to seed the OS X v10.9.5 beta (with built number 13F7) through the Mac Dev Center. Apple has asked OS X developers to focus on different aspects of the operating system, including graphics, Safari, USB, and USB smart cards.
Yosemite represents the most drastic Mac OS interface shift since the original OS X Aqua interface with its pinstripes and lickable buttons. I guess it’s appropriate that this version be opened up for beta testing just like its predecessor. Here are my impressions from my first day using the new OS X.
There’s still time to register for Apple’s OS X Beta Program before the OS X Yosemite beta test begins today at 11 a.m. Pacific. Act quickly since only the first million who sign up can participate. All you need is an Apple ID, a Mac running OS X Mavericks, and if you’re lucky you’ll be given a redemption code to download the beta from the Mac App Store.
A survey indicates the iPad holds 90-plus percent of the enterprise tablet market, but others contend it’s not just the iOS making inroads in corporate IT these days. Should Microsoft be worried?
Apple has pushed out the OS X 10.9.4 update for all Mac users, bringing a couple of enhancements to the Mac’s security, compatibility, and stability. The update fixes a couple of bugs that should improve Wi-Fi connectivity and address the wake-from-sleep issue, and also comes with at update to the Safari browser, bringing it to v7.0.5.
There is now an overwhelming number of reports and rumors surrounding the much needed and desired iMac update, and it seems more likely the next iMac with come with a Retina display. Included in the OS X Yosemite beta is a file that details resolution scaling for the operating system, and included in that file are references to an iMac in conjunction with the Retina display resolution.
“Of course, we’re always feature focused,” is how Tim Cook led into the updates OS X will be getting in its next release. What features? Here’s a quick rundown of the fantastic new updates we’ll be getting in OS X Yosemite, including updates to Mail, Safari, and Notification Center, as well as the newly announced iCloud Drive and Continuity.
Screenshots of what appears to be OS X v10.10 for Apple’s Mac computers have been leaked online by a now defunct Reddit account. The screenshots appear to be genuine and provide a good overview of at least some of the large changes expected to be a part of OS X 10.10. Apple is likely to announce OS X 10.10 at WWDC 2014 later today.