Apple have released their latest OS X variant, Yosemite which have been in beta since the announcement at WWDC 2014. This update features flat UI design like we saw with the iOS 7 for mobile devices. We have been ignoring the beta update since it was known to have bugs. Apple event held on 16th October 2014 which had announcements for the launch of new iPads and refreshed iMacs also had an update for OS X Yosemite. The computer operating system version 10.10 is now ready for public use and have been made available as a stable release on the Apple Mac App Store. Moreover, this update is free like Mavericks which is OS X 10.9 last year.
The basic installation for this update is pretty easy, you barely need to do anything in order to upgrade from the previous version. We were using Mavericks on our machine and found the update to go smooth. The installer which is actually an .app file alike anything else downloaded from the Mac App Store was of 5.19GB data which appeared on the dashboard. What next? Load the app and hit next following the steps that come on your screen. The installation should take about 45 mins and you will have your system ready with the latest update.
This update makes a lot more sense to iOS users who can use it’s exclusive software features to pair their iPhones for call and messages directly from their Mac. The AirDrop now works with iOS devices as well and there are a bunch of UI enhancements that you might find as and when exploring the OS. Quickly running through the System Preferences, we found a setting to switch between dark and light themes which we think is kinda cool. You can achieve the same by following the simple steps mentioned below:
- Hit command and spacebar to open Spotlight.
- Type System Preferences, and open System Preferences.
- Select General menu from the icon grid
- Now enable the checkbox which says ‘Use dark theme for menu bar and Dock’.
and you are done. We are now hooked with the dark one and would definitely recommend you to try it. Keep it if you like or switch back to the light theme as you wish. We shall be coming with more such tutorials as we go ‘deep’ in the operating system. Follow us on our channels to stay updated.