Which Macs Support OS X El Capitan’s Metal?

10:00 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Metal is coming to the Mac, but not all models

When OS X El Capitan ships this fall we should see some big improvements in performance on our Macs thans to Metal, which is Apple's system for vastly improving how our computers handle graphics. There isn't any official word yet on which Macs will support Metal, but we do have some idea of what to expect thanks to the efforts of developers who have been digging through the El Capitan beta.

OS X Calendar: Using the Contextual Menu

8:50 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Today's Quick Tip has a slew of Calendar tricks for OS X! Just by right- or Control-clicking on events, you can do a bunch of really powerful things, from changing the color-coded calendar to sending the details on the appointment to someone else. Come on in and read all about it!

Continuity Breaks Free from WiFi in iOS 9

9:24 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · Mac OS

iOS lets you answer calls from your iPad or Mac when you forget your iPhone at home

When iOS 9 is released this fall you'll be able to answer phone calls on your iPad or Mac even if you left your iPhone at home. Continuity, the feature that currently lets you make and answer calls from most of your Apple devices on the same network, will add the ability to do the same over a cellular connection, and that means forgetting your iPhone when you go to the coffee shop won't lead to missed calls.

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Most people carry their iPhone everywhere they go, but Continuity over cellular will still be a big deal because it means you'll have your mobile-based communication hub available all the time instead of only when all your devices are on the same network.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-10: Why OS X El Capitan’s Metal Matters

1:36 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · Mac OS

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One of the big features in OS X El Capitan that average Mac users might miss is Metal. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to explain what Metal is, how it will improve overall performance on your Mac, and why this is a big deal for developers. They also take a look at how they're using Apple Watch after having one on their wrists for a few weeks, and talk about how Apple's smartwatch fits into their daily routines.

OS X: Using the Public Folder

8:50 AM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Today let's chat about the Public folders on your Mac! If you have a user account, you've got at least one, and you may have many of them. So how does "Public" work? And what of the mysterious Drop Box folder contained within it? Learn how to use these special locations to share files with other users on your Mac, all in this Quick Tip.

Apple’s Presentation of OS X El Capitan Was Spot On

5:15 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple had a lot of things to present at the 2015 WWDC Keynote. And so it was no great dramatic loss that Apple did exactly the right thing with the next version of OS X, El Capitan. The focus will be on the user experience and performance improvements. The restraint exhibited took a lot of courage.

Apple Unveils OS X El Capitan with Loads of Refinements

1:29 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Os X El Capitan, coming this fall as a free upgrade

Apple's first big reveal for Worldwide Developer Conference this year was OS X El Capitan, the version of the Mac operating system to replace OS X Yosemite. The new version was shown off by Craig Federighi who said Apple focused on experience and performance.