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. I have installed all the Yosemite Beta updates and it is looking good.

Doug

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Yosemite Upgrade


Well, Apple released Yosemite just recently. I have been using the beta for a few months and it seems that it is pretty ready for prime time. So, I decided to download and upgrade both my 2012 iMac and 2011 MacBook Air. This is a major upgrade so here is what I did.

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iOS 8 Text-to-Speech

This video presentation is an excellent tutorial for using the enhanced Text-to-Speech functionality in iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad. I can think of all kinds of ways I can use this from time to time. 

Doug

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Apple’s Latest Updates

Apple announced a bunch of new stuff today. A new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, 27” iMac, Mac Mini and a bunch of other stuff including Yosemite and iOS 8.1. I would love a new iPad Air 2, but alas the budget does not permit it. If you get a chance check out the keynote from Apple’s campus, fun to watch.

Doug

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iOS 8 Sharing Pane Icons

Now this is very cool! This article explains how to rearrange and modify your Share Pane Icons in iOS 8. I like it because I do not use some of those icons very much when I am sharing a photo. Give it a read, I think you will find it to be very handy information.

Doug

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Remove Predictive Text

I think Predictive Text in iOS 8 is totally cool. Predictive Text is appears below your typing window in Messages. It makes word suggestions based on what you are typing at the time. However, some people find it annoying and wish for it to disappear. Here’s how you do that.

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iOS 8 Email Notification

This article describes how to setup Notifications for specific emails in iOS 8. This is a new feature and I think it is pretty cool. I can see it being used by business people, by anyone waiting for a very important answer to an email or following a significant email thread.

Doug

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App Specific Passwords

In response to the latest hacking of iCloud Apple has tightened security. A few days ago they implemented App Specific Passwords  If you have third party applications that use iCloud or iCloud Drive they need to be assigned a password. 

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