Maccast Members 179 - OS X Yosemite Public Beta
V Opening
V Running the OS X Yosemite Public Beta
* Apple released the beta to the public
* If you were not already signed up, you can do so still here:
V Eventually you’ll get an email with a free promo code.
* If you signed up and you didn’t get your email try logging into the Public beta site with your Apple ID and you may have a code waiting there.
V Installation
V Preparation
V Backups for your Backups
* Time Machine and a clone like Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner
* If you want to get back to OS X Mavericks in some cases you may need to completely erase and re-install so you’ll want multiple backups
V Installation Choices
V Using a secondary Mac
* Not your day to day machine.
* This is the BEST choice as it’s not going to effect your day to day working
V Compatibility list:
* iMac (Mid-2007 or newer)
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or newer)
* MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or newer), (15-inch, Mid / Late 2007 or newer), (17-inch, Late 2007 or newer)
* MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
* Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
* Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
* Xserve (Early 2009)
V Installing on a partition
* Should leave OS X Mavericks in tact
* Could lead to some complications due to the Recovery drive, be very careful
* Need at least 25GB of free disk space for the OS X Yosemite partition
V Create the partition
* Open up Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
* Select your hard drive and click on the 'Partition' tab
* Click the "+" button to create a new partition
* Name the partition. Something "obvious", like "OS X Yosemite"
* Set the format to "OS X Extended (Journaled)" and set the size to at least 15GB, larger is better
* Click "Apply" to create the partition
* Download the installer and it should run automatically. Can also be found in Applications/Install OS X Yosemite
* Make sure you select your partition as the destination. May need to click "Show all disks" from the disk selection screen.
V Hold the 'Option' key down during boot-up to select the partition to boot from
* If you find the OS X Mavericks partition seems to be missing, try choosing the partition from System Preferences > Startup Disk before rebooting.
V Install on a second drive
* You’ll want a fast drive, at least USB 3 or Firewire or Thunderbolt.
* SSD or fast Flash drive could do.
* At least 16GB drive
* Format the destination drive as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” and give it an obvious name.
* In the partition tab click "Options…" and be sure to pick 'GUID Partition Table'
* Run the installer and choose your external drive as the destination
* Note the experience might be much slower than running off an internal drive.
V Using OS X Yosemite
V User Interface & Features
V Finder
* Green "stoplight" button now defaults to "full screen" toggle. Hold down 'Option' and click to get maximize function
V Batch renaming in Finder
* Select multiple items and right+click.
V Enable "Dark" mode
* System Preferences > General
* Check the box for "Use dark menu bar and Dock."
* Note many 3rd party apps might not yet be supported in "dark" mode
* Dashboard can run as "Overlay", like it use to. Find the setting in the Mission Control Preferences
V Spotlight
* Search is now front and center and global
* Will search local files and documents as well as web information
* Get iTunes Store results, Wikipedia, Bing results along with file results, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Apps, etc.
* Can now do 'currency' conversions. Just enter a "dollar" amount
* Spotlight suggestions are currently U.S.-only.
V iCloud Drive
* If you migrate to iCloud Drive, documents stored in iCloud Drive will sync only between Macs running the OS X Yosemite beta and iPhones, iPads and iPods running iOS 8.
V Safari
* Click on the address bar to see your top bookmarks and most frequently visited sites
* Show all tabs icon (similar to iOS). Gives a "grid" view with previews and multiple tabs for the same site grouped together. iCloud tabs appear below the local tabs.
* If your tabs exceed the window they now scroll horizontally
V iTunes 12
* New "red" icon
* Sidebar now only shows up in Playlist view
* Music, TV, Videos etc. are now "menubar" style icons
* iTunes list view is still available but it’s in a drop-down on the right of the navigation bar as “Song List” with various user parameters (e.g., Song List by Album, Song List by Artist).
V QuickTime
* Can screen capture audio and video from a connected IOS Device
V Other stuff
* "Markup" in Preview is an Extension (System Preferences > Extensions)
V Bugs & Issues
V Feedback Assistant app
* This is an included App you can (and should) use to report bugs and issues you discover.
* The App will walk you through reporting the issue.
* Remember to provide as much detail as possible.
* Also use it to provide general feedback.
V Roaring Apps
* They are updating their list to show OS X Yosemite compatibility
V Handoff & Continuity
* Many of these features relay on also having an iOS 8 device and iOS 8 is only available to Developers
V Rolling back
* If you went the "partition" route, you’ll need to use Disk Utility from the recovery partition to erase your drive
* Then re-install OS X Mavericks
* Then use the Migration Assistant with your OS X Mavericks backups to get back
V Closing
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