Have OS X users become overwhelmed by terabytes of data? Are they bored or over burdened by the idea of backing up? Is iCloud a simplistic, lame answer to a much more complex question? OS X El Capitan does nothing to address this emerging issue.
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.
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!
Getting the Worldwide Developer Conference perspective from someone who was there is always cool, so today Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to share his thoughts on the event. They look at Apple's Monday morning keynote, iOS 9 and the iPad, Apple Watch, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a handy resource guide that pulls together everything you will want to know right now about Apple's new OS X 10.11, called El Capitan: Apple's official info, the beta program, and technical introductions.
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'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.
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