What is Mac OS X Yosemite EXACTLY?

What are Mac System Updates?

Every now and again the ingenious creators behind  Apple Mac machines release a new system update. While sure there are plenty of mini updates we are bombarded with alerts throughout the year (usually individual application updates), but Apples system updates are a fresh new overhaul for your enter Macs system. Many things can dramatically change, from big and small features such as your desktop graphics, to the way you navigate around your screen and applications. Even our keyboard and trackpad shortcuts are often confusingly switched up with every update.

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What is Mac OS X Yosemite?

Apple latest system update OS X Yosemite, which was released in autumn 2014, is the tenth version (10.10) of the operating system for Apple computers. It was built to work on iMac computers, MacBooks, Mac Mini and Mac Pro. Through the previous nine versions of OS X, Macs system has been tweaked and refined making OS X Yosemite the best system Apple have ever created. Each stage has improved both the performance and functionality of Mac machines. You no doubt thought Apples most recent releases, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks were awesome, well wait until your meet OS X Yosemite!

Not only has OS X Yosemite made Macs more user-friendly and easier to use with the new navigational shortcuts saving us oodles of time, Apples traditional shiny 3D graphics are now feeling a more flat retro vibe. OS X Yosemite also comes with tone on new apps features. You can check out all the changes here ‘Mac OS X Yosemite Features Overview!’


What does ‘OS X’ Stand for?

This is the abbreviation for ‘Macintosh Operating System X’ aka Ten. (Don’t ask me where the ten comes from…)When the OS X system was first introduced it was a major breakthrough for computers as it was focused on ease of use and stability, making Apple machines perfect for newbies and professionals in a hurry.

Macs OS X system in based on the UNIX programming language which basically aims to provide a very stable and secure operating environment. To boil it down… Macs OS X Yosemite is one of the most reliable and stable consumer operating systems ever designed, not to mention the most stylish one on the market!


Why is Mac OS X Yosemite so Much Better than the rest?

Way back when OS X Mountain Lion was introduced in 2012, it was pretty ground breaking stuff as it was starting to focus on the relationship between Apples mobile devices – iPhones, iPods and iPads etc and how they can sync and work together with a computer. This relationship with built even stronger with the introduction of OS X Mavericks, where you could amazingly send free messages from your Mac computer to an iPhone with iMessage. Wow! Now OS X Yosemite has gone even further with its two main focuses…

  • The way apps can be downloaded and installed. Instead of the more lengthily laborious process of downloading an application via a disc, OS X Yosemite now utilises the Mac App Store. Now you can simply download and app in a few easy clicks.
  • Options for navigating around pages and application from your trackpad or magic mouse have been majorly revamped. Instead of having to use a mouse or trackpad to carry out your cursor maneuvers, OS X Yosemite comes programmed with new Multi touch gestures that provide a range of super fast ways to access apps and webpages.

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OS X Yosemite is Also Amazing Because…

OS X Yosemite continues the evolution of Macs already amazing operating system by adding more brilliant features an  of course enhancing the ones that are already pretty perfect. This includes far better integration with Apples all important iCloud service, which makes it a lot easier to save irreplaceable files and photos and share them across your other connect devices instantly and automatically.

Mac OS X Yosemite Messages Feature

OS X Yosemite reviewOS X Mavericks had a great iMessage feature but Apples newest system update OS X Yosemite, comes so packed full of groundbreaking features, the version we once knew is left in the dark….

OS X Yosemite has completely revamped most of our favourite apps, such as Safari, Mail and Finder etc. It has injected some amazing new tools into our Mac and is perched to be the best Apple update ever! One App that has had some mega bonus features added is your Mac Messages.

With OS X Yosemites amazing new and improve Messages there are countless ways to start up and have a conversation with loved ones. Now you can be creative and say what you want in multiple ways…


Talk to Everyone! Send Free SMS

OS X Mavericks iMessages was igneous as it allowed you to send free messages to other iPhones to your hearts content (as long as you were connect to WiFi). However there is always someone who does not own an iPhone and consequently is forever getting left out. Now OS X Yosemite has made it possible to send free SMS and MMS messages as well. Not only will this keep your friend happy and included, but it will also keep the hefty phone bills at bay.

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OS X Yosemite Mega Device cross over

As long as all of your Apple devices (i.e. Mac computer, iPhone, iPad) are connected to the same WiFi server and are within close proximity, they can seamlessly sync. This means you will be able to start typing out a text from one device and finish it off and send it from another.
Plus, whenever your iPhone is sent a message, your Mac will also receive it. This means you can read and send a text without even touching your iPhone, cool!


Say it in Person With OS X Yosemite ‘Soundbite’

Sometimes tapping out a text just isn’t personal enough, especially if you are trying to be romantic. Voice mail apps such as the wonderful WhatApp, really inspired Apple to provide and all-in-one service. Apples ‘Soundbite’ feature allows you to record a quick audio clip of your voice and send it to all of your friends, all from one convenient app.

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Organise Conversations on Mac

Whether you are looking to pick on some ones comment or reignite a conversation, it can be a tiresome quest sieving through the hundred of message threads looking for the correct one. With OS X Yosemite you can get organised and give your conversations a title, saving you oodles of time in the future.

So for example, if you are chatting about the brilliance of Glees latest season and how Sue Sylvester is the ultimate bad ass character, you could call it something like ‘Gleek Out’. Or perhaps you are having an important work chat about your new team project, you call title the conversation ‘Project chat’.

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Get Everyone Involved

Ever arrived at a dinner party a bit late and you’re forced to dust off your fake laughing skills to bye you time as you frantically spend the first 30mins trying to figure out what on earth Aunt muriel’s talking about? It’s not nice to feel left out, but with OS X Yosemite no one will ever be again. Before when a group conversation was started only the few lucky people involved in the beginning would be included. Now you can easily invite and add new participants in to an establish convo. Alternatively if you get bored and don’t wish to receive updates you can even drop out of the group chat.

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