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.
Yosemite's got a neat-o, cool, awesome little hidden feature that'll let you use your iCloud password to unlock your user account on your Mac! Sound weird? It is a little bit, but we think it's useful, especially for folks who have trouble distinguishing what passwords go where. For the scoop, come read this Quick Tip!
Comcast's customers learned the hard way yesterday that sometimes Internet connections aren't as reliable as we'd like. In this case, it was Comcast's DNS servers that failed, leaving users stuck without any way for their browsers to find Web pages. This problem can happen with any Internet Service Provider, but you can cut down on the chances of it happening to you by switching to more reliable DNS servers. Bonus: It'a easy to do. Read on to learn how.
If you're tired of websites asking for permission to send you notifications (or if you want to change which ones you've already allowed to do so), come check out today's Quick Tip. We'll cover how to turn off the requests, how to revoke permission if a site's getting on your nerves, and what you'll do if you don't like the format or behavior of certain notifications.
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