10.7: Snazzy New Operating Systems

Episode #17 July. 31, 2015 56m 2s Download
In this episode: Joseph Darnell and Joshua Peiffer
Joshua, and Joe discuss their experiences with El Capitan and iOS 9 betas.

Highlights and Show Notes

Joshua and Joe discuss their first few weeks using versions of iOS 9 and OS X public betas. Bugs are in abundance, some features don’t add up, others are pleasant surprises design updates are interesting… Everything we love about betas can be found in Apple’s latest and greatest, but should you use the public betas or wait?

Show Notes & Links

Watch Plex on jailbroken Apple TV
On your Apple TV, you can browse or search your Plex content with your remote, as you would any other Apple TV function. PlexConnect does its magic by running two small servers on one of your local Macs: a Web server and a Domain Name System (DNS) server.

Details for iOS 9 at iMore
iOS 9, codenamed Monarch, is Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system. Many a great article about iOS 9 from the writers at iMore is consolidated here.

Apple’s Preview of iOS 9
If you want to take the Apple tour, here’s the page where you can see new features, design traits, and learn about performance enhancements.

Craig Federighi demos iOS 9
At the WWDC 2015 conference, Craig Federighi took the stage and demo’d features of the upcoming iOS 9. In this demo on stage, you’ll see features in Messages, Music, Photos, and more.

Apple’s preview of OS X El Capitan
This is the “tock” in the release cycle, so you can expect refinements to the interface that was introduced to Yosemite. Additionally, there are a few new app updates that will wow many users. Full Screen mode finally makes sense if you take advantage of Split View…

‘Navigating Mission Control is a Breeze’
A few years ago, Joe produced this screencast, wherein he demoed how he uses Mission Control. The Mac interface is dated, but Joe’s use of M.C. is essentially the same today.

Yoink for Mac
Yoink simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps. Featured by Apple in the Mac App Store categories ‘Invaluable Utilities’, ‘Get Stuff Done’, ‘Staff Favorites’, ‘New and Noteworthy’ and ‘New Year, New You’. Joe uses it every day.

Spotlight’s new features in El Capitan
Spotlight has a greater ability to understand you. The search agent for OS X now pulls in results for weather, sports and stock information, and it can also perform searches for Vimeo and YouTube videos. In addition, it lets you use natural language to find what it is you are looking for.

LaunchBar 6 — “Meet the Future of Productivity”
Start with a single keyboard shortcut to access and control every aspect of your digital life. Access applications, documents, bookmarks and more by typing short abbreviations. Browse the file system, query file metadata. Copy, move or rename files and folders. LaunchBar 6 is a great Spotlight alternative.

The New system font: San Francisco
San Francisco is a typeface made by Apple. It is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface with adaptive spacing and line heights. Apple’s implementing San Francisco on OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and watchOS.

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