News: July 2014
Apple iOS8 and OS X Yosemite
Apple has recently revealed new operating systems for both its mobile and desktop / laptop devices. iPhone, iPad, etc. will get the new iOS8 software and desktops and laptops will get the OS X Yosemite software. Apple didn’t announce any new hardware at the firm’s recent Worldwide Developer Conference. The big news is that the latest version of the Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite is designed to work seamlessly across all Apple devices.
OS X Yosemite launches to the public for free in the Autumn and borrows heavily from the design of the current iPad in terms of its initial appearance. The new OS is visually pleasing with a sharp new design for icons and a new look sidebar for apps like Messages, Facetime, Contacts and Reminders.
On the search side of things, Apple has revamped Spotlight to bring a new search bar to the centre of the Mac screen that allows users to access apps, conduct searches through the web, calendars and apps as well as draw in content from the iTunes store by just typing a few key words.
The new iCloud Drive which is located in the Finder app synchronises content across your multiple devices including your Mac and iOS devices as well as Windows.
On the email front, Apple’s Mail app is getting a major revamp on Yosemite to allow users to receive attachments up to 5GB in size as well as scribble their signature using the trackpad on their Mac.
From a business user’s perspective, the key benefit of the new software is the ability to share and store data across all devices, including those running Windows.