Mac OSX Yosemite has arrived

OS X Yosemite takes the power and simplicity of the Mac to a new level, with a beautiful new design and enhancements to the apps you use every day. And with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 Continuity features, your Mac and iOS devices recognise when they’re near each other and work together in amazing new ways.

Mac OSX Yosemite is a free download from the Mac App store.

Supported Mac Models:  

MacBook (late 2008 aluminium, or early 2009 or newer), MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer), MacBook Pro (mid-/ late 2007 or newer), Mac mini (early 2009 or newer), iMac (mid-2007 or newer), Mac Pro (early 2008 or newer)

New Features1

Design: OS X Yosemite brings a fresh new look, while enhancing the powerful features that make a Mac a Mac. Streamlined toolbars provide room for your content. Translucency gives a sense of context. And the Dock has a sleek new look.

AirDrop: AirDrop lets you share files instantly, and it’s even more powerful in OS X Yosemite. Now you can send and receives files between Mac and iOS devices. AirDrop works even when you don’t have an Internet connection.

Messages: Give titles to group conversations, add or remove participants, and leave conversations when you’ve finished chiming in. Easily browse attachments and even see participants’ locations.

Handoff: Handoff lets you seamlessly pass activities between Mac and iOS devices. So you can start something in Mail, Safari, Messages, Keynote and other apps on one device, and instantly pick it up on another.

Today View: The Today View in Notification Centre helps you stay on top of key information with a swipe. It shows you up-to-the- minute calendar, weather and stocks data. And you can customise it by adding widgets from the Mac App Store.

Mail: With the new Markup feature, you can quickly fill out and annotate forms, images and PDFs right there in your email messages. And with Mail Drop, you can send attachments up to 5GB for free with the confidence that they’ll go through.

iPhone calls: Now you can make and receive iPhone calls on your Mac, even if your iPhone is in another room. Answer calls by clicking the notification that appears. And easily make a call anywhere a phone number appears on your Mac.

Spotlight: Spotlight is now front and centre on your display and shows rich interactive previews of your results. Use it to look up information from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, iTunes, news sources and more, or to convert units and currencies.

iCloud Drive: iCloud Drive works like any other folder in Finder — just drag in files of any type, organise them with folders or tags, and access them from all your devices. They’re always available, and always up to date.

SMS: SMS messages sent to your iPhone now appear on your Mac. So you can view all your text messages and reply from your Mac. Easily stay on top of conversations, no matter which device you’re using.

Safari: Safari delivers faster performance and longer battery life than any other browser on the Mac. It has a new streamlined toolbar that frees up more room for your web pages. The new Favourites view makes it simple to access your favourite websites. And you can click Tab view to see open tabs on all your devices.

Family Sharing: Family Sharing lets ups to six family members share purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store. Use the same credit card, and approve kids’ spending from a parent’s device. And keep everyone connected with a shared family calendar, Photo Stream and more.

Instant Hotspot: Turn on the personal hotspot on your iPhone from your Mac — without having to take your iPhone out of your pocket. Your iPhone automatically appears like any other Wi-Fi network, so it’s just as easy to join.

Need help? OSX Yosemite is a large download (approx 5Gb). If you are using a pre-paid mobile broadband service or Mobile Broadband or Satellite service on a plan that only has a small download limit for the month you may not have enough download available to upgrade to Yosemite (or if you download using this type of internet service it will use up all of your available download leaving you with nothing for the remainder of the month).  If this applies to you please give us a call on 4924 4000.  Our friendly service staff will be happy to assist you with your upgrade.  In most cases we should be able to complete the upgrade same day and we will do a general health check on your Mac while it is with us.  There is a fee associated with this service - please call for more information.

 

1Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.