Yosemite Fixes

This article is totally right on! The author and I are on the same wave length about what needs to be fixed in Yosemite to make it more useable. Give it a read, I am sure you will want to implement a few if not all of these OS settings.

Doug

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Yosemite Mail Fonts

iI know many people ‘diss’ Apple Mail pointing out it’s many flaws. I have used Apple Mail ever since the beginning of OS X. I really have liked the most recent versions over the years. Even though the Yosemite version of Mail is somewhat minimalist, I still like the app, but I do have one complaint.

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Apple Pay

I will not be getting an iPhone 6 for a while. So, rather than try to explain how to setup Apple Pay in iOS 8.1 I will defer to this very thorough article. I know many people are eager to start using Apple Pay, it looks pretty cool, but if I had an iPhone 6 I think I would hold off for a few weeks.

Doug

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iOS 8 SMS Relay

Apple has released iOS 8.1 and it has fixed a ton of things. It also activated several features across iOS devices and Yosemite. One of those features I have been eagerly waiting for is SMS Relay. Here is how it works.

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iOS 8 Messages Expiration

This is a good article on how to set text, audio and video messages to expire in iOS 8’s Message app. I only have a 16 GB iPhone and cannot afford to retain a lot of this stuff for very long. Give it a read. It is one way to clean up your iPhone in iOS 8 and gain some much needed space.

Doug

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Using Mission Control

This is a good article on how to use Mac OS X’s Mission Control feature (formerly referred to as “Spaces”). I use Mission Control from time to time, but it is not integrated into my workflow as much as this article describes. It is a cool feature and can be a real productivity booster if used properly.

Doug

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Yosemite Thumb Drive

A Mac Tech friend sent me a good article on how to make a USB Thumb Drive installer for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Why would you want to do this? If you have to install Yosemite on several machines this is the only way to go. It is 5GB in size and takes forever to download.

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Yosemite Machines

This is the kind of article on what Macs will run the upcoming Yosemite OS X that usually comes right before or after a new OS X release. I am glad my 2012 iMac and 2011 MacBook Air are on it. However, some of the older qualifying machines will not run all the Yosemite features, YMMV.

Doug

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