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Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Today, Apple unveiled OS X 10.10 Yosemite the latest version of desktop operating system with new feature and several improvements at the Worldwide Developers Conference.mac-osx-10.10-yosemite

The latest operating system sports a new design and has a minimalist design similar to iOS 7. A new “Dark Mode” will dim the screen for better focus and app windows adjust their color temperature according to the background.

Mac users can sync their iPhones and make calls though Windows and Android are not supported. Spotlight has been completely revamped as documents, maps, reminders etc can be viewed on a separate window and media can be directly streamed from iTunes.

“The updated operating system is redesigned and refined with a fresh modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices  more fluid than ever. The new today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know all in one place,” said Apple.

Several features have been added to Safari browser a with a focus on privacy and it would include a built-in DuckDuckGo search engine and a separate window for private browsing. Spotlight will provide search suggestions on the browser from the search provider. A new Tabs view has been added which will display thumbnails of all open sites in one window and a new Favorites view for easy access to favorite websites. Safari would utilize the latest web standards  like WebGL and SPDY and the Nitro javascript engine will make the browser “over six times faster than Firefox and over five times faster than Chrome” during the execution of javascript in websites.

The new iCloud Drive similar to Dropbox will be integrated into Yosemite and will be available on Windows. A new feature “Mail Drop” will allow Mac users to send a file up to 5GB to any email. The email client “Mail” has undergone several improvements as it is not much popular due to its design and lack of features. The Airdrop mobile app can now share content between iOS and Mac which earlier could share only between iOS devices. An integrated system called Continuity will allow the user to manage calls, SMS’s and Wi-Fi hotspot on-screen and ease of transition between iOS and OS X.

Yosemite will be available to consumers by autumn and will be available to developers from today. Mac users can update the OS for free and can sign up for the OS X Beta Program for trying it out this summer.

You can learn more about the operating system on Apple’s official website (Not updated yet.)

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