Yesterday Apple announced the new major release of their desktop OS, OS X Yosemite, which will launch this fall, and it will come with a major range of new features over OS X Mavericks.
OS X Yosemite will come with a new user interface and a ‘fresh new look’, which includes streamlined toolbars, a more translucent interface with more translucent toolbars and more.
Apple has also updated the dock and given it a cleaner look in the latest version of OS X, and the notification center has also been updated to add in more summaries and information.
Some of Apple’s apps will be getting an update in OS X Yosemite, which will include Safari, Mail, and messages, and a major new feature which we discussed yesterday is the iCloud Drive.
The iCloud Drive will let you share and sync all of your documents with all of your OS X and iOS devices, this means you will be able to access all of your documents and photos from any device.
Another major new feature in OS X Yosemite is a new connected feature, you will now be able to make and receive phone calls direct from your Mac using your iPhone.
This will work wherever your iPhone is in your house, so if it is in another part of your house on a charging dock, you will still be able to make and receive calls direct from your mac using your iPhone phone number.
SMS messages will now be available on all of your devices, not just iMessages, but text messages which are received through your mobile carrier will be able to be viewed and replied to on your Mac or iPad.
Another new feature in OS X Yosemite is called Hands off, if you are working on a document on your Mac, or viewing a web page, you will be able to pick up where you left off on other devices like your iPhone or iPad.
OS X Yosemite will also come with an Instant Hotspot feature, which will allow you to use your iPhone as a WiFi hotspot without having to set anything up.
These are just some of the new features that will be available in OS X Yosemite, Apple will launch it this fall, although a developer preview is available now and a public beta will be available this summer, you can find out more information at Apple below.
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