With OS X Yosemite, Apple added more functions to Spotlight such as movie suggestions and website search results. And by installing a small utility called Flashlight, you can improve Spotlight even more with new commands. [via TechRadar]
OS X is the heart of Apple’s ecosystem. Long before the iPhone or iPad made their debuts, Apple’s desktop operating system was transforming the way we worked. Year after year Apple put a little more space between the Mac and its PC peers, as annual upgrades brought incredible features like Expose, Fast User Switching, and Dashboard that made OS X feel light years ahead of anything offered on Windows — and in many ways it still does.
iOS 9 will be hitting iPhones, iPads, and iPods this fall, bringing with it improvements to Siri, new search options, smarter calendar reminders, and more. At WWDC, Craig Federighi again took the stage to talk about iOS, starting out with the fact that 83 percent of active iPhone users are using iOS 8. He then jumped right into the features, claiming that Apple wants to add intelligence to the user experience of iOS 9 without compromising privacy.
Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. This time the focus is on the Find and Spotlight functions in Mac OS X, which can be essential for locating files on your computer. But what do you do when that function just stops working? We'll show you how to get it running again.
Are you making the most of your Mac's operating system and built-in software? If you're running OS X Yosemite and you aren't taking advantage of these 22 features, the answer is no! These handy pointers will save you time and make you more efficient, and they make things easier on your Mac as well. Read on for 22 top tips that every Mac user should know.
LaunchBar is essentially “Spotlight Pro,” enabling you to search your Mac and perform actions on found objects. This update sees a larger, more readable default theme aesthetically matching rival Alfred, and the OS X Yosemite Spotlight revamp. But the strengths aren’t only skin-deep.
OS X Yosemite brought some much-needed love to a utility on the Mac that has barely changed at all since its introduction in OS X Tiger (OS X version 10.4): Spotlight. The little indexed search engine that could gained some powers that even long-time Spotlight lovers (or even haters) can't help but adore. In this article, we've delve into the top three new features of Spotlight in Yosemite and show you how to take advantage of each.
Call it the calm after the storm: Now that OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.1, new iPads, and Retina iMacs have hit the streets, Apple is likely to get a little quieter leading up to the holiday season — but not before touting huge sales for the iPhone 6 during Monday's quarterly earnings announcement. Cupertino had a bit to say about Spotlight privacy yesterday as well, and our Tuesday Morning Report also looks at a couple of new software offerings for OS X as well.
OS X has evolved and became better of the years, and while it's changed names, at its core, it's still the same basic operating system that Steve Jobs introduced back in 2000. Over the years, Apple has added new features, and new shortcuts as well. That's why we'd like to present to you the top 5 OS X tips and tricks that all Apple users should know. Once you learn how to use them, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
iOS 8 may have gotten most of the attention at Apple’s WWDC keynote, but the fun stuff isn’t limited to iPhones and iPads. Yosemite will bring the biggest update to OS X in years, combining desktop-level power with the elegance of iOS to create a stunning environment that will make even old Macs feel new again. Here are the features we’re looking forward to the most.