Apple has very recently previewed the latest version of its OS X at WWDC 2014. OS X powers the MacBook and iMac offerings from Apple. Apple releases a new version of OS X every year and this year is no different too. This year’s release is named OS X Yosemite while the previous version is called OS X Mavericks.
The whole theme of OS X Yosemite is “continuity”. Apple has added a bevy of features to both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 so that you can seamlessly transition between your iPhone and Mac. There are also various other features that sound great. So, let me not waste anymore of your time and delve straight into the interesting OS X Yosemite features.
7 Interesting OS X Yosemite Features You Should Definitely Know
1. Receive iPhone text messages and calls on Mac: This feature is “continuity” between OS X and iOS in full display. You can now receive your iPhone text messages and phone calls on your Mac. You can also make phone calls and send or reply to messages right from your Mac.
2. iCloud Drive: iCloud Drive is built right in to the Finder on OS X Yosemite and works just like any other folder on your Mac. You can add, edit and organize files in your iCloud Drive. All your iCloud files are synced across all devices and are available on any of your iDevice as well as Windows PC.
3. AirDrop: AirDrop feature finally works between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite installed devices. AirDrop lets you share photos, videos, websites etc. with your other Apple devices.
4. Mail:You can now send large attachments with sizes upto 5 GB through the Mail app to any email address. This is a major convenience for people who regularly send files over email.
5. Handoff: If your Mac detects you are doing something on your iPhone, it lets you import the work to your Mac and continue from where you have left. All you need to do for this to happen is click on an icon.
6. Enhanced Spotlight: The Spotlight search window is placed right at the center of your desktop. You can search for apps, files, contacts etc. right from your desktop. You can also view suggestions from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, top websites, news and movie showtimes.
7. Instant Hotspot: If your Mac is unable to connect to Wi-Fi and detects your tethering enabled iPhone somewhere near, you can easily connect to your iPhone hotspot from your Mac without having to do anything with your iPhone.
OS X Yosemite is currently available for download only to Mac Developer Program members. But, if you still want to try it out you can signup for OS X Beta Program here. OS X Beta Program gives you access to the pre-release versions of OS X Yosemite. The final version of OS X Yosemite will be available for download during Fall.
If you find any of these features interesting, do let us know through your comments.