One of the big Mac-centric announcements this year was the introduction of a new public beta for those of us who aren't developers. On July 24, The Loop reports, Apple will open the doors to its Mac OS X Yosemite beta a few months ahead of its release sometime this fall.
According to research firm Chitika, Mac OS X Yosemite is quite the hit. Apple only announced it during last month's WWDC, but already the early adoption rates for the developer preview of the upcoming operating system are already outpacing the adoption rates for the developer preview of OS X Mavericks.
With the release of the iPhone 6 still a few months off into the future and some of the biggest leaks already out there on the table, all the explosions this week were up in the skies, courtesy of the world's fireworks manufacturers. That doesn't mean there weren't some good news tidbits dropped this week, including some iPhone 6 rumors plus a little something for the Apple image-editing faithful.
Apple's announcement last week that it would discontinue its beloved Aperture photo editing software came as a shock to many; it seemed as though the company was partially turning its back on the creative crowd that's been faithful to it for so long. But an updated article at Ars Technica today suggests we may not need to worry; the bulk of Aperture's editing tools may be making their way into the enhanced Photos app that was announced at this year's WWDC.
Rumors, we got hot and tasty fresh rumors stewing in the pot for you this week. So many leaks and speculation and unnamed sources. Some of them are probably right, but which ones? Ah, that's the trick. See if you can spot the plausible ones. (Photo by Apfel Page Concept Design.)
One of the big announcements at WWDC this year was the introduction of Continuity for both iOS 8 and Yosemite, which allows Apple users to continue what they were doing on one device on another. Although Apple made no mention of extended compatibility in the keynote, it now looks as though the Cupertino company is extending that same functionality to Apple TV.
It's a very special WWDC 2014 version of this week's wrap-up of all the news that was hot in Apple land. Two great new operating systems that work great together were unveiled and there were a host of announced and unannounced features to share. So without further ado let's dive right in.
If you've been holding out for an iMac with Retina display, you might not have to wait much longer. Only a week ago we learned that code hidden in a recent beta for OS X Mavericks suggested that new models were on the way, and now Macbidouille has found code in the Yosemite developer preview suggesting that the new units will support Retina resolutions.
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.