The new version of OS X, Yosemite, is coming this fall with amazing new features. Here’s the rundown on what’s coming in Yosemite.
Redesigned interface - Just like in iOS 7, Yosemite takes on a redesigned interface from the ground up, including translucent elements, streamlined toolbars, and a cleaner dock.
Safari - With a streamlined toolbar, you can access your favorite sites with ease and still get more room for viewing webpages. The new Safari also makes viewing your current tabs simple as it groups tabs with the same site together. Surfing the web gets even faster with the latest web standards.
Mail - With Mail Drop, you can send large files (up to 5 GB/message) without even thinking about the server limits. Large attachments that are sent will be stored in iCloud. Marking up attachments has been more fun with inputing shapes, text, and callouts to images - all done by drawing on the Multi-Touch trackpad.
Messages - Not only you can send iMessage from your Mac, but also you can now send SMS messages from your Mac. If you’re the kind of person who has numerous conversations, then you will love the ability to name your conversations and to add/remove participants.
Finder -Just like Dropbox and Google Drive, iCloud Drive lets your drag and drop files so that you can access them on another Mac, iPhone, or iPad, and keeping track of files is easy with creating additional folders and adding tags. AirDrop now enables users to share files between Mac and iOS.
Notification Center - Viewing things like upcoming events, reminders, stocks, and weather is a breeze with the new Today view. You can now add and view widgets as bonuses.
Spotlight - Want to find something? Well, Spotlight has got your back with scrollable previews and information from Wikipedia, Bing, and Maps.
OS X Yosemite is available to developers now, with a public beta to be released soon to a limit of registered users. Yosemite will officially be released in Autumn 2014 for free. The minimum requirements are not yet specified, though.
Ever since Ken creates a YouTube account (September 2007), he has created many great videos. To recap, some of his major productions are as follows: Computer Showdown, Vintage Apple Tours, the Bit Series, and Ghost Murder. Next year, in 2014, I will be doing something significant - to make production videos similar to Ken’s. Here’s my plan:
-Make all productions in iMovie v10 (the latest version from 2013)
-Make 24 FPS videos
-Make 1080p videos (if possible)
-Film everything from an iSight Camera
I’ll have more information as time goes on. Anyway, I hope you’re exciting for my future works when they come out!
Do you ever think that iCloud.com look like with iOS 7? Then you’re right! You can now see it in action by going to beta.icloud.com (with an Apple ID of course). Here’s a gallery of images:
My Thoughts on the iPod Classic
Apple’s iPod classic was originally called the “iPod” since it’s the first one. It was once the most popular iPod until the iPhone’s revolution started. People my age are so into the newest iPhone 5.
Recently, Apple hasn’t updated the iPod classic since September 2009 with the overall design since September 2007. Why is it so behind on the new technologies like touch displays or even flash storage?
- Flash storage is generally expensive than typical hard drives. If a 128 GB or 256 GB was put into the classic, the prices will be significantly up. Storage is the most important feature for the classic.
- If they remove the click wheel in place of the touch screen, then the suffix doesn’t really stand out. The click wheel is what makes the classic “classic”
- If they put an accelerometer into the classic, then people who shake their devices will likely to have the devices fail due to the spinning drive.
The iPod classic will mostly like to be discontinued within the next two years and be replaced with the 128 GB iPod touch.
I was shocked about this:
The MacBook area has been very interesting to me due to the hardware and software.
They said that they’re introducing a new lineup called the “MacBook”. I don’t see that happening because that would confuse customers.
Steve Jobs said, “If there’s going to be a third category, it has to be better at some key tasks.”
Also, the 17” MBP could get discontinued, which I’m okay with that since i don’t want to carry a huge notebook.
I think what they could do is make the MacBook lineup all-Flash storage, more ports, and no optical drive. I can see the upcoming 15” MBP to be happening really soon.
I guess we have to wait and see