Apple launches new OS X Yosemite for Macbooks, iMacs at WWDC 2014

OS X Yosemite new OS for iMac and Macbook

OS X Yosemite new OS for iMac and Macbook

Apple launched the version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 with a list of brand new features as compared to earlier version release OS X Mavericks.

OS X Yosemite new UI

OS X Yosemite new UI

The new features include translucent backgrounds for app windows, better typography, new design elements for close, minimize and maximize. Also new look for iCalendar, iMessage, iPhoto Library, Safari browser and host of other apps. App icons have a clean, consistent design and an updated system font improves readability.

OS X Mavericks vs OS X Yosemite

OS X Mavericks vs OS X Yosemite

Have a look at the comparison of how the user interface looks like in OS X Mavericks and the new OS X Yosemite. You will notice significant changes to how apps are display and also check the new design of Trash can, its translucent too and you can see the files dumped inside as well.

Safari Browser for OS X Yosemite

Safari Browser for OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite brings new updates to Safari Browser with Spotlight integrated and host of other features where you can view all tabs at once. You can also move through tab windows but moving your mouse left to right on tabs. Safari groups similar tabs and displays them in a grid format, stay tuned for more information on Safari browser.

OS X iCloud Drive for Mac, iOS users

OS X iCloud Drive for Mac, iOS users

OS X Yosemite brings new cloud storage app by Apple called iCloud Drive that stores all kind of files quite to Google Drive. You can organize files by type, size and date and it can accessed across devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac and even a Windows PC.  iCloud Drive brings tags and Spotlight to drive for easy search.

OS X Yosemite notifications tab

OS X Yosemite notifications tabs

OS X Yosemite brings new  Today view in Notification center where you can view widgets for  Calendar, Weather, Stocks, Reminders, World Clock and social networks. You can download additional apps from Mac App store and add to notifications center.

OS X Yosemite Spotlight

OS X Yosemite Spotlight

The new Spotlight feature in OS X Yosemite brings search to desktop with categories of results, you can view rich suggestions from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, App Store, iTunes Store®, iBooks Store™, top websites, news and movie showtimes.

OS X Yosemite App Design

OS X Yosemite App Design

OS X Yosemite brings changes in design to iCalendar, Map and iMessage with translucent backgrounds, cleaner user interface and better features.

OS X Yosemite Calls & SMS

OS X Yosemite Calls & SMS

OS X Yosemite brings features of Calls and SMS to Mac where you can view messages via iOS and Mac and even reply to messages from Mac and make or receive iPhone calls using your Mac as a speakerphone.

 

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Google cuts down prices of storage plans on Google Drive

What exactly is Google Drive all about? Its a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Google Drive

Google Drive

It has been 2 years since Google launched Google Drive & its available for free upto 15GB and syncs all your content from Google services like Gmail, Google+ Photos.

Nowadays storage devices like hard disks, pen drives cannot guarantee your data’s security, so online cloud storage is next best thing to rely on.

Google Drive is available for your desktop, mobile and tablet, all you need to do is, download and install the app and start backing up your data. It automatically syncs your data from Gmail and Google+ photos also.

Google Drive online cloud storage service

Google Drive online cloud storage services

Google provides 15 GB of free space, additionally it charges $1.99 approx INR 122 per month for 100 GB (previously $4.99) and up to 30 TB priced at $299.99 approx INR 18,000 per month. you can choose from various plans.

Google Drive online storage plans

Google Drive online storage plans

You can sign for any of storage plans here, https://www.google.com/settings/storage or you can stick to the 15GB free plan.

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Google Replaces Chrome App Scratchpad with Google Keep, Migrate Now

Google Keep, Scratchpad

Google Chrome App Scratchpad replaced by Google Keep

Google has made it official, it’s replacing the Scratchpad app for Chrome with Google Keep. This one is a no-brainer, as both apps do the same thing and Keep is obviously the more expansive service.

Keep is cross-platform, it works on the web, so in Chrome, but there are also mobile apps for it.If you are a Scratchpad user, you have to enable Google Docs sync and all of your lists will be transferred to Keep. .

Google hasn’t been working on Scratchpad for a few months now and will soon retire it. Users are being notified of the impending closure, but for the time being you can still download, install, and use Scratchpad from the Web Store.

How many of you have used Scratchpad, other alternatives is using Google Drive which allows you to create doc files and save them, which can be easily accessed anywhere.