Designed to feel fresh, yet inherently familiar, Apple has launched their newest operating system for Mac: OS X Yosemite. Focusing on details large and small, there are obvious changes to big things, like translucency in windows and streamlined toolbars, as well as more subtle changes like the buttons, icons and font you see. By adding translucency to certain interface elements in OS X Yosemite, Apple has managed to put a greater emphasis on content. They’ve also redesigned the buttons, check boxes, and pop-up menus to make the Mac experience feel cleaner and more refined. Additionally, Apple has simplified the appearance of the Dock and its icons to provide a more consistent look and feel. Furthermore, fonts have been refined system-wide to be more legible and consistent across the Mac experience.
The fastest way to find things on your Mac also got better – Spotlight now pulls information from new sources like Wikipedia, news sites, Maps, iTunes, movie listings and more. The search system has been redesigned to appear front and center when you open it, allowing results to appear in interactive previews that let you view a document, send an email, and even make a phone call.
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