OS X Yosemite
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Upgrade your Mac to OS X Yosemite and you’ll get an elegant design that’s both fresh and familiar. The apps you use every day will have powerful new features. And your Mac, iPhone, and iPad will work together in amazing new ways. You’ll also get the latest technology and the strongest security. It’s like getting a whole new Mac — for free.
Here’s what you’ll love about OS X Yosemite:
A fresh look for your Mac
• The Dock has a sleek new design with instantly recognizable icons.
• A beautiful new system font is crisp and easy to read.
• Translucency gives you a sense of what’s in, or behind, your window.
• Streamlined toolbars free up space for your content.
Handoff. Pick up where you left off.
• Start an activity on your Mac and finish it on your iPhone or iPad — or vice versa.
• Use Handoff with Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, Contacts, and other apps.
iPhone calls. Now on your Mac.
• Make and receive calls on your Mac even when your iPhone is in the next room.
• Just click a phone number you see in Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Spotlight, or Safari to make a call.
SMS. Those green text messages on your iPhone? They’re now on your Mac, too.
• All of your messages now appear on all of your devices.
• Send and receive SMS text messages right from your Mac.
Instant Hotspot gives you the Internet anywhere.
• Easily activate the personal hotspot on your iPhone right from your Mac.
• Connect to your personal hotspot without taking your iPhone out of your pocket or bag.
AirDrop. Now between Mac and iOS devices, too.
• Share files to another Mac or to an iOS device, even when you don’t have an internet connection.
New Today view in Notification Center.
• Handy widgets give you quick access to up-to-the-minute calendar, weather, and stock information.
• Add widgets from the Mac App Store.
Spotlight. Now even brighter.
• Spotlight has a new design that delivers rich, interactive previews to your desktop.
• Get results from your Mac and from Wikipedia, news, Maps, movies, iTunes, and more.
• Convert currencies and units of measure right in Spotlight.
Safari is sleeker and smarter.
• Favorites view makes your favorite websites easily accessible.
• Spotlight suggestions provide handy information snippets from Wikipedia, Maps, and more when you search.
• Advanced energy-saving technologies let you watch Netflix for up to three hours longer.
New features in Mail.
• Markup lets you fill out and sign a PDF form or annotate an image without leaving Mail.
• Mail Drop lets you send messages of up to 5GB without worrying about whether they’ll get through.
Enhancements to Messages.
• Give titles to your ongoing group conversations to make them easier to find.
• Add participants to a group conversation — no need to start a new one.
• Start a screen sharing session right from a conversation.
iCloud Drive. Any kind of file. On all your devices.
• Store any file in iCloud and access it from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or even a Windows PC.
• iCloud Drive is built right into Finder and lets you organize files any way you want.
• See files from your iOS apps right on your Mac.
Family Sharing makes it easy for your family to enjoy your content.
• Up to six members of a family can share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts.
• Parents can approve kids' purchase and free download requests with Ask to Buy.
Handoff requires an iOS device running iOS 8.
iPhone calls require an iPhone running iOS 8.
SMS requires an iPhone running iOS 8.1.
Instant Hotspot requires an iPhone or iPad with cellular connectivity running iOS 8.1.
Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. Some features require program enrollment. Some features are not available in all countries.
Caching Server is not available in China.
What's new in Version 10.10.5
The OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
• Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail
• Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras
• Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files
Runs great as usual… Apple Music needs consistency
Yosemite is great. No issues with apps or anything on my end. Personally, I like Photos more than iPhoto (less clunky, more streamlined and faster). Also, would like to point out I’m a big fan of the subtle search features in Safari ;)
The rest of Yosemite runs great as usual. Despite the negative reviews, I like it. Only buggy thing to me is Apple Music. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and use it daily, and as a fan of music, there’s a good chance I’ll be a subscriber, but there’s problems, like in some places you can click “Add To My Music” and some places you can’t. It’s kind of inconsistent and I prefer the iTunes method to searching for music as opposed to the Apple Music way. e.g. for Apple Music It just looks like a bunch of categories thrown together. The “For You” section looks neat, but I don’t find myself using it often because it doesn’t really give me my taste. I could be favoriting 1000 smooth jazz and J-Pop songs and all the “For You” focuses on is old Hip Hop and EDM albums rotating over and over again… At least for me. My tastes are more eclectic. Would like to see the “For You” section give curated playlists for upcoming artists based on your tastes or even recommendations based on songs you previously “loved” as advertised. Apple Music does have good curated playlists but most of them I find manually.
Unhappy with app changes in Yosemite
My biggest beef with Yosemite (besides seeing the spinning rainbow wheel more often than usual) is the changes to some of the apps. I use the Maps program a lot to plot trips, and in Yosemite they have done away with Bookmarks- had several locations that I frequented bookmarked, which I found handy. Also, they have done away with the Hybrid map option (which combined street names with a satellite view), which I also found useful. So in other words, they made the app LESS useful. Next time I plan a trip, I’ll probably have to lug out my old PC laptop and use Micorsoft Streets and Trips.
They also deactivated Aperture and replaced it with Photos. I liked Aperture, I liked the layout, and found it easy to use. I’m not that happy with Photos.
Why can’t they leave well enough alone? It seems nowadays that “upgrades” consist taking away features you like and adding ones you neither need or want.
numbers is useless now
Everything is ridiculously slow. Neat and beautiful are not features I want in an operating system. I want quick seamless interaction between the operating system and the apps that were designed solely for the purpose of functioning with this operating system. I can not fill cells on numbers anymore. The hesitation is unbearable. The delay is so extended that the program can’t keep track of the keystrokes. Itunes is now a joke. Try to find music that isn’t from some “artist” who’s label hasn’t paid their way to the front page. I used to be able to troll through countless artists through multiple genres. Now it is a slow trudge trough videos, movie trailers, and somebody’s idea of a hit list. Unless your idea of music consists of some imbecile stomping around a stage and lip syncing to a computer, you are out of luck. Go back to doing things the right way that way we don’t need to wait for the next update to make things work again....More
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- Mac App Store Price: Free
- Category: Utilities (Mac)
- Updated: Aug 13, 2015
- Version: 10.10.5
- Size: 5.72 GB
- Language: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Apple
- © 2014 Apple Inc.
Requirements: OS X 10.6.8 or later