Apple's delivering some big changes to OS X. For the first time in over a decade, Apple’s desktop operating system has received a complete overhaul, leaving no pixel unturned. In OS X Yosemite, everything from the dock to the “stoplight” buttons have been given a visual makeover, but the changes in Yosemite go far below the surface. Even without any new apps to play with, Apple has given us plenty of things to explore, with an array of features that make OS X more intuitive and powerful than ever before. But if you could use some help adjusting to your new surroundings, pull up a chair and let us help you out.
Apple today rolled out a new look for the main iTunes Store for those using iTunes 12 in the Yosemite beta just days ahead of the operating system's expected launch, and it champions the "flatter" look that's been so popular at the Cupertino company lately. That brings the design of the site more in line with the flat look of Yosemite itself.
"It's been way too long," read the invitations Apple sent out this morning for its upcoming media event, and the invitations themselves confirm some rumors we've heard over the last few days. As expected, Apple's next big event will take place at the company's Town Hall auditorium on its Cupertino campus on October 16, and it'll start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.
A dubious rumor started making the rounds this afternoon that Apple is planning to make an operating system for its rumored 12.9-inch iPad that includes elements of both OS X and iOS. This is allegedly one of two prototypes for the large tablet: one currently sports only iOS in the style of previous iPads, and the other is the "2-for-1 device" described above.
Some Apple users experienced another big tech scare this weekend in the form of the so-called "iWorm" virus that reportedly affected more than 17,000 Macs worldwide, but just in time for Monday, most of the danger has passed. According to a report, Apple has already updated its Xprotect malware definitions to prevent it from being downloaded in the future.
We're still in the iOS 8 and iPhone honeymoon period when everything's coming up handsets and software updates. So let's take a look at a couple stories on that, and let's see what else is going on out there. Say, who here would like 27" jumbo inches of Retina Display? Yeah, that's what we're talking about.
There's a new Apple event on the way, or so a new report claims, and this time we won't be seeing the fanfare of surprise U2 performances and massive reveals that characterized last month's event. Apple instead has something a little more low-key in mind, and reportedly the company will content itself with the launch of the new iPads, iMacs, and OS X Yosemite.
Just in time to counter the news about Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 operating system (via the BBC), Apple today launched a "golden master candidate" for OS X Yosemite. That means that development of the system is largely at an end, and that from now on Apple will chiefly occupy itself with squashing lingering bugs and honing rough edges. And if you want to jump in, you can. The release of the golden master candidate also marks the launch of the fourth public beta.
Apple recently announced that it would make a patch to combat the dreaded "Shellshock" vulnerability when it announced that the "vast majority" of Mac users are safe, and it just arrived. It's just for Mavericks, though. If you're using Yosesmite, you still might have cause to worry despite initial rumors that users of Apple's latest desktop OS were safe from attacks.