By Scholle McFarland
Learn OS X 10.10 Yosemite's new positive aspects quickly!
Read this book to get extra from your Mac as you cross approximately your daily actions. Written through former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland, this booklet introduces Yosemite's new interface and discusses new gains like iCloud force, Handoff, iPhone voice/SMS relay, and Notification Center's this day view. you are going to find out about key alterations in middle Apple apps with chapters approximately Safari, Mail, Messages, and Calendar. you will additionally locate solutions to questions because of contemporary additions to OS X, akin to how you can keep an eye on notifications, information for utilizing Finder tags, and dealing with tabbed Finder home windows.
The e-book kicks off with an summary of the most important adjustments in Yosemite, so that you can come to grips with what is new earlier than you dip into any of the longer topics:
The look: discover what is very important approximately Yosemite's new glance, plus detect easy methods to toggle Translucency and darkish Mode. you will additionally examine suggestions for operating with the recent shut, reduce, and full-screen buttons at the windows.
Spotlight: highlight can now do greater than ever ahead of, so ensure you should not lacking out, and confirm you've got personalized highlight to compare your needs.
iCloud Drive: discover what it truly is for, the place it really works, tips to flip it on, and more.
Handoff: realize the way to use Handoff to maneuver from one gadget to a different (say, out of your iPad on your computing device) and choose up the place you left off in.
Use your Mac as a speakerphone: find out how to make and resolution mobile calls out of your iPhone in your Mac (even in case your iPhone is in a bag at the different facet of your house).
AirDrop: Get the most recent on Apple's ordinary AirDrop characteristic, which now enables you to move documents among an iOS units and a Mac, rather than simply among iOS units or simply among Macs.
Notifications: Get simpler (or enjoyable) use from Notification heart by means of using the recent this present day view, that you would be able to customise with third-party widgets. additionally locate instructions for purchasing rid of frustrating or distracting notifications.
Scholle additionally tells you approximately key adjustments in middle Apple apps:
Safari: you are going to discover that Safari is new instantly as the toolbar and URL/address box are so assorted, yet it really is well worth analyzing this bankruptcy simply because rather a lot has replaced and you may surf extra successfully when you find out about the hot capabilities.
Mail: in case you use Apple Mail, you want to learn about Mail's significant new beneficial properties: Mail Drop and Markup.
Chat and SMS: Messages in Yosemite is way extra worthwhile now, as a result of its beefed up team chats and potential to ship and obtain SMS messages relayed via your iPhone.
Calendar: find out about Calendar's new clever autocomplete, calendar overlays, and up-to-date this present day view.
Finally, the booklet bargains aid with facets of utilizing Yosemite that have not replaced a lot on account that 10.9 Mavericks, yet which many of us both have not but all started utilizing or need assistance with:
Finder tabs: De-clutter your computer by utilizing Finder tabs to convey a number of home windows into one.
Finder tags: Flexibly set up and locate your documents with tags instead of depending completely on outdated normal folders.
Accounts: keep away from difficulties by way of developing consumer debts for children and site visitors, and for troubleshooting unforeseen problems.
Problem solving: ensure you have a replica of this ebook on an iOS machine or secondary Mac so that you can pull it out if you would like to troubleshoot a major challenge, like an app that will not release, a login merchandise that is long gone undesirable, or a Mac that will not boot.
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Extra resources for Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
You can also create new tags on the fly whenever you tag a file using any of the methods I explain next. Tag Your Files When saving: The easiest way to tag a file is when you save it. Below the filename field, click in the Tags field to choose from a drop-down menu of all your tags, or type in a new tag (or existing tag) and press Return to apply it. When the file is open: In many apps, you can also hover your pointer over the file’s name in the title bar and click the disclosure triangle that appears to see the a Tags field ③ that works just like the one described in the previous bullet item.
See Get Organized with Finder Tags. System-wide Tools Spotlight: Yosemite’s Spotlight can help you root out more than just files and apps. Read all about it in Find More Faster with Spotlight. Notification Center: Learn how to tame notifications and about Yosemite’s iOS-like updates to the Notification Center in Keep Current with Notification Center. iCloud Drive: Discover how to share data between your devices in Navigate iCloud Drive. More ‘Continuity’ features: iCloud Drive is just one several new Continuity features that Apple has added to Yosemite and iOS 8.
Mail’s new Markup feature lets you add notes to PDFs and images without ever leaving the app. Send Big Files Trying to send a big attachment by email can feel like stuffing a package through a mail slot. Blithely send out a 103 MB archive full of images and your email server typically will stop it in its tracks. Big attachments usually get bounced because they surpass the attachment size limit of either your service provider or the recipient’s. Note: To brush up on the fundamentals, see Apple’s Mac Basics page on Mail.