Apple releases OS X Yosemite
During the same media event that announced the new iPad devices, the new Retina iMac and the new Mac mini, Apple has also launched the OS X Yosemite. This new public release is downloadable from the App Store without any costs. To be eligible for the download, you would need at least 2GB of RAM as well as 8GB of available space. In order to upgrade, your previous OS should be the Snow Leopard. This release is the 11th major release of the Mac server and desktop OS.
The OS X Yosemite was initially announced in June 2014 during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The new OS release has since gone through months of beta testing before going public. A public beta of the version was also available to allow users to test the OS before its actual public release.
This new Mac OS X update would bring a change to the visual aspect with a more flatter and modern look. The emphasis would be on smarter controls, streamlined toolbars and translucency. Other feature improvements includes the “Today” view in the Notification Center which provides a variety of information such as third-party apps integration and Spotlight search that would act like a search engine, parsing data from sites such as Wikipedia.
This major OS X release will focus on “Continuity” allowing users to switch between devices operating on Yosemite and iOS 8 with their progress saved on both devices so that they can pick up where they left off.