Following the iOS 8 beta 1 , Apple introduced the first development build of the new OS X Yosemite Developer Preview operating system. The software is available for download on the official Apple website.
OS X Yosemite continues following the direction that was set last year with the launch of OS X Mavericks, offering users even more clear design and features inspired by iOS.
Sleek design , translucent panels, avoiding gradients and iOS 7 textures is clearly visible in OS X 10.10, making desktop platform a lot more modern . Application icons got a minimal design, a flatter panel applications and windows have sharper edges.
Notification Center has been expanded with the new “View Now” for calendar, reminders, weather , stocks, social networks and so on – Apple notes that these features will be extended to third-party widgets that can be downloaded in the app store . Spotlight universal search tool has become one of the most important tools in the OS, now it appears in the foreground of the desktop .
One of the most significant changes is the new iCloud Drive service, which allows to access all the files stored in iCloud account via File Browser Finder. Users can browse their files stored in the cloud , group them into folders , affix tags and search using Spotlight like any other types of files . All files will be synchronized between iCloud Drive, OS X, iOS and even Windows.
Finally, AirDrop is supported between OS X and iOS, users can share images and other data between mobile devices and desktop without using a cable.
As part of the WWDC 2014, Apple highlighted all the features of OS X Yosemite and reported that the public release of the platform will be available the Fall . The operating system will be available only through the online store Mac App Store.
A preliminary version of Yosemite is available for download . Since April , OS X testing program is open to all comers. Therefore, users who want to install Mac OS X beta on their computers don’t necessarily need to havean official developer account . The “OS X Beta Seed Program” program beta versions are available to all everybody Apple has limited Yosemite testing one million participants.
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