Yosemite (OS X 10.10)
OS X 10.10 Yosemite follows in the footsteps of last year’s OS X 10.9 Mavericks with an even cleaner design and more features inspired by iOS. This year, the theme is all about “Continuity.”
The flat design, translucent panels, and lack of gradients and textures of iOS 7 can be found throughout OS X 10.10, lending a much more modern look to the desktop operating system. App icons feature new, flatter designs, and the dock and windows of apps have sharper corners. App windows can also adjust their color temperature based on a user’s selected background, just like iOS. There is also a new, user-selectable “dark mode” that dims the entire interface for better focus while working
Apple is enabling AirDrop file transfers between Macs and iOS devices, but that’s just the start of a series of new Handoff features that make transitioning between phone and desktop seamless. You can now handle SMS messages and phone calls directly on your computer, and if you see a phone number on a webpage, you just click it and use the Mac as your speakerphone. The new iCloud Drive file sharing service is also coming to iOS just as it is with OS X.
• Widgets are finally coming to iOS with this new version, with third-party apps being allowed to define widgets in the Notification Center.
• Notifications can now be actioned directly on the lock screen as well.
• Improvements of the Photos apps and better integration with iCloud Drive. Now you can edit your photos and instantly share the results on iCloud across all of your devices.
• Touch ID is being opened up to developers and can now be used to unlock third-party apps as well as the iPhone itself.
• Shazam into Siri!!!
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