Apple hosting event on Oct 16, possibly launching OS X Yosemite

Apple hosting event on Oct 16, possibly launching OS X Yosemite
Lewis Leong

Lewis Leong

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Apple just sent out invitations for a press event on October 16th at the company’s campus in Cupertino, California. The invite is as mysterious as ever, only saying “It’s been way too long.”

Yesterday, Apple released a second Golden Master of its upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system to developers. A Golden Master is basically nearly finalized version of a piece of software, hinting that Apple may release Yosemite at this event.

Apple promised to launch OS X Yosemite this fall, and it looks like their promise is on track. OS X Yosemite is an important piece of Apple’s software ecosystem as it offers tight integration with iOS 8. Users can look forward to Apple’s Continuity and Handoff features, which lets you transition seamlessly between working on your iOS devices and the Mac.

You’ll be able to answer phone calls on your Mac and pick up what you were doing from different Mac and iOS devices. For example, if you’re typing an email on your Mac but have to catch a train, your work will be synced automatically to your iPhone. An icon with show up on the lock screen, letting you slide up to continue your email.

To prepare, you should make a backup of your Mac’s files just in case anything goes wrong. You can use Apple’s own Time Machine utility or one of these alternatives.

Tune in on October 16th at 10AM Pacific to see what Apple has to announce.

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