Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite DP1 | 4.9 GB
Apple's next Mac operating system will be called Yosemite. Apple has previewed the new OS X 10.10 at WWDC, it's worldwide developers conference. During the presentation Apple avoided referring to the new OS as anything other than Yosemite, but the press release issued by the company did refer to OS X 10.10.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite DP1
What new features will Mac OS X Yosemite have?
Apple has revelated some of the new features in the next OS X. New features and improvements include AirDrop between Mac and OS X.
AirDrop has been on the Mac since Mountain Lion, and means users can drop files between nearby Macs. With iOS 7, iOS devices got the AirDrop feature too. But unfortunately, Mac and iOS devices cannot currently AirDrop between each other.
There are also various improvements coming for Notification Centre, including Today view, which gives you a quick look at everything you need to know.
iCloud Drive lives in the new look Finder and means that your documents you create on the Mac and iOS device will be available on all your devices.
Safari has a new streamlined design. Mail has improvements for editing and sending attachments.
Yosemite also offers what Apple is referring to as Continuity features to make your Mac and iOS device perfect companions. When your iPhone or iPad is near your Mac, Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other, for example.
You can get SMS and MMS messages on your Mac - text messages as well as iMessages!
You can also make or receive phone calls using your Mac as a speakerphone.
New features missing from OS X Yosemite
There are still some that have not yet been confirmed. Here are some features missing from Mavericks that we hope to see in the next version of OS X:
OS X 10.10: Siri for the Mac
Many expected Apple to make Siri available on the Mac in OS X 10.9. Apple's voice technology was introduced more than two years ago on the iPhone 4S, and then on the iPad, but has yet to make its way onto the Mac. Perhaps OS X 10.10 will be the first operating system to support the voice-activated assistant.
Fresh reports as of early April suggest that Apple is planning to add Siri to the next version of OS X. The operating system already has dictation integration, which is one aspect of Siri's voice recognition abilities.
Apple hasn't revealed whether Siri will make it to the Mac, however. We're not actually convinced that there is a place for Siri on the Mac, other than for Accessibility. We can't envisage an office full of people talking to their Macs.
OS X 10.10: Control Centre
We are hoping Apple will decide to bring iOS 7's Control Centre to OS X 10.10. It could revolutionise System Preferences.
OS X 10.10: iOS 7-esque design
iOS had a complete makeover with iOS 7, adopting transparent elements and ditching skeuomorphism. Mac OS X has yet to take on the new look, but it's quite possible that it will have a redesign that takes cues from the minimalist style of iOS 7 under the leadership of Apple's designer Jony Ive.
OS X 10.10 images
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System requirements: Mac with a processor Intel. Have not had time to install, screenshots will come later
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite DP1