Hey Mac: OS X Yosemite Hits Public Beta
There’s only one thing to say about the fact that Apple is sending out invites for the OS X Yosemite public beta today:
According to Neowin, Apple is sending invites to the first one million users who sign up to participate. An early version of Yosemite has been available to developers since it was announced back in early June at Apple’s WWDC event. There, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, explained some of the new features the new OS will bring to Apple users.
The most interesting parts of OS X Yosemite revolve around the idea of Continuity, specifically the Hand-Off feature that lets users start and stop tasks like email from one device to another. For instance, users will be able to start an email on their Mac, and then if they have to run out the door, they can pick up where they left off on their iPhone or iPad. There’s also greater integration with phone calls, so you can receive and make calls via your Mac and use your computer like a giant speakerphone.
We’ve seen some of these features at work already shortly after OS X Yosemite was first revealed. Once Apple finally releases iOS 8 later this fall, it’ll be interesting to see how everything works together when all is said and done. For now, be sure to try and be one of the lucky million who gets to try out OS X Yosemite in beta before the rest of the world.
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