The next version of OS X is right around the corner. Apple promised to release OS X Yosemite this fall and it looks like the company is about to make good on its promise.
Today, Apple released the “Golden Master” to developers to start playing around with. A Golden Master is a nearly finalized version of a piece of software that’s traditionally given to developers before its release. This allows developers a little bit of time to update their apps to work with the new operating system.
Many users are anxious to get their hands on OS X Yosemite for its Continuity feature, which allows you to pick up what you were doing from different Mac and iOS devices. For example, if you begin typing an email on your iPhone but want to finish typing on a full sized keyboard, you can switch to your Mac immediately and have all your work seamlessly synced between devices.
Apple is rumored to announce the availability of OS X Yosemite at a special event in October. In the meantime, you can prepare your Mac for the upgrade by making sure your operating system and apps are all up to date. Then make a backup of your computer using Time Machine or another backup app just in case anything goes wrong during the upgrade.
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