Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 8 beta 2 to developers, Apple has also seeded a new version of OS X Yosemite 10.10 to developers of Mac Developer Program.
OS X Yosemite
One of iOS 8’s main themes was making iOS and Mac work seamlessly, letting you transition from one platform to another quickly, without breaking your flow. Handoff is a new feature in iOS 8 and Mac that lets developers enable users to transition from iOS to Mac, and vice-versa, seamlessly.
Apple previewed OS X Yosemite at WWDC last week and released the first beta for developers and beta testers. The OS X update sports an all new design, in line with the changes iOS 7 underwent. Here’s a detailed look at these changes.
Apple is rumored to be preparing a refresh for its iMac line of desktops, with the latest hint coming from OS X Yosemite. As noted by Macbidouille, the developer preview of OS X Yosemite includes a file that defines new display scaling resolutions for a machine identified as an iMac. This report follows an earlier discovery from OS X 10.9.4 beta that also referenced a new iMac model.
Following the unveiling of OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014, Netflix today asked beta users of Yosemite to test out the streaming service’s HTML 5-based viewing option in Safari. This feature is available in Yosemite as result of improvements Apple made to its Safari browser.
With the announcement of iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has introduced another option for choosing your default web search service. Alongside Google, Yahoo, and Bing, you now have the ability to select the privacy-preserving search engine DuckDuckGo.
Apple announced yesterday that dictation in both iOS and Mac OS X will now be supporting 24 completely new languages. We did a roundup of the lesser-mentioned features coming with iOS 8, and our readers asked us which languages Apple will now be including. We heard you, and you can find the full list of new languages below.