Originally announced by Apple during its WWDC 2014 conference in June, Apple Mac OS X 10.10 popularly known as Yosemite, comes with an incredible new design and amazing new apps, all engineered to work beautifully with iOS. It has a fresh and modern look where controls are clearer, smarter and easier to understand. Apple Mac OS X Yosemite represents a combination of a bold visual redesign that feels rooted in the familiar simplicity that Mac users are already used to and bridges the gap between Apple’s desktop and mobile devices. The end result of this combination is a cleaner, more vibrant operating system that takes a few design cues from Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. This operating system has been engineered perfectly with other Apple platforms, services and devices to help create a seamless experience that is unrivaled in the industry among all users of Apple products.
The new Continuity means you can easily hand off tasks from iPhone to iPad to Mac, but Apple Mac OS X Yosemite has taken that feature to a new level entirely as it pushes you deeper into Apple’s ecosystem with the aid of its updated hardware requirements, such as Bluetooth 4.0.
Apple Mac OS X Yosemite is the second version of OS X since Apple switched from naming its annual OS X updates after big cats to places in California. It has neatly side-stepped the problem of knowing the next available OS update for you after 10.9 by repudiating the use of numbers altogether, except in some geekier parts of the OS like System Information, where Yosemite is referred to as OS X 10.10. Yosemite comes as a free update available from the App Store for all Macs dating back to 2007 iMacs and MacBook Pro models with a strong emphasis laid on the mobile side of things, the idea being to make the Mac a better partner to Apple’s mobile devices. You get to discover this as soon as you boot up the new OS. The Finder and Dock are loaded with new, flatter-looking icons, more redolent of iOS 8, while subtle, soft window-translucency effects further reiterate the mobile look. Mac OS X Yosemite is designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It provides users with an amazing collection of apps they will use on a daily basis as it allows your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together.
It provides users on compatible Mac PCs with some performance improvements, enterprise features, bug fixes, improvements to Wi-Fi, support for the new Force Touch touchpad, a new Photos app, and Bluetooth performance and more racial diversity with emoji. Furthermore, OS X Yosemite expands the number of supported Macs that can use 4K, 5K, and Ultra HD TVs.
Overall, Mac OS X Yosemite is recommended for users on older OS versions, although as usual, if you depend on specific hardware or applications you will want to confirm compatibility before taking the plunge.