Apple is prepping the release of the next generation Mac OS, Yosemite. Many of you Mac users out there may be curious of what some of the changes are going to be in this upcoming release. Many of which are cosmetic, with Apple tweaking the look of OSX to be more like iOS 7. Here is a bit of preview of what Yosemite is going to look like, and some of the new updates coming to the OS.
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One of the changes, like I previously stated, is the look of the OS. That is most noticeable with the dock within Yosemite. Just like iOS 7, it has a more flat look to it, and many of the icons mirror iOS 7′s.
The text in the OS is a lot smoother and thinner, making it easier to read overall, in my opinion.
A new feature to come to Yosemite is Dark Mode. Dark Mode is in the settings under “General,” where you’d find some of your basic look options for OSX. Dark Mode is great for when you are working in the dark, or if you just prefer the darker look of the Menu Bar and the Dock.
Safari has also gotten a bit of a facelift as well. Similar to the iPad version, there isn’t a lot there to confuse you. The biggest thing with Safari, though, would have to be the speed. Safari in Yosemite is a faster, snappier Internet experience. Pages load significantly faster and are a more fluid working browsing experience.
Here is a better look of the Dock when you have magnification turned on.
One of the new features that is coming to Yosemite, which has been previously covered, is Family Sharing. Within the iCloud preferences is the Family Sharing option and where you can turn it on/off.
Above you can see what the windows within Yosemite look like. Obviously, there is a much higher level of transparency within the windows, which you can turn on or off. You also get an idea of the color schemes in both the open/close buttons, and the window navigations buttons.
Another of the new changes coming in Yosemite is with Spotlight. Above you can see what that looks like. When you click on the Spotlight feature, instead of a pop down, it’s a pop up in the middle of the screen. When you search for something, not only will it search the computer, but also the internet, which essentially makes Spotlight your one-stop for all things search.
Yosemite is a great looking operating system, and will be a nice refresh for Mac OS, which has had the same look and feel since its debut back in 2001. Apple hasn’t given a release date on Yosemite yet, but they have said it will be out sometime this fall.