Tag Archive for ‘Yosemite’

Apple Drops discoveryd in Latest OS X Beta ➝

Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

After many complaints from the developer community about poor networking performance on Yosemite, the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 has dropped discoveryd in favor of the old process used by previous versions of the Mac operating system. This should address many of the network stability issues introduced with Yosemite and its new networking stack.

Yosemite was not Apple’s finest hour, but I’m happy they’re willing to do what’s necessary to make it right.

‘discoveryd Clusterfuck’ ➝

Craig Hockenberry shines a light on one of Yosemite’s biggest problems, discoveryd. Perhaps this is the reason my Apple TVs constantly and randomly receive numbers at the end of their name in my AirPlay menus.

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 ➝

The update includes Photos, Apple’s replacement for iPhoto and Aperture. I’ve been holding off on updating my Macs to Yosemite because I wanted to reduce the possibility of bugs being introduced into my workflow — everything worked just fine on Mavericks. Yosemite’s initial feature-set didn’t give me enough compelling reasons to upgrade, but Photos is something I’m really excited about using.

Using QuickTime to Create iOS Screen Recordings ➝

From Apple’s App Preview page on their developer site:

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, you can capture real-time footage of your app directly from your iOS device. Simply connect your device to your Mac using the Lightning connector and it will be automatically available as a video camera. You can capture anything you’re doing on-screen directly to your Mac using QuickTime Player.

This is a handy little tip (albeit dated at this point) that’s worth keeping in mind when I finally upgrade to Yosemite. I still have no concrete plans to upgrade, but I’d be willing to bet I’ll finally make the switch once Apple releases Photos for OS X.

Continuity Activation Tool ➝

A nifty tool that enables continuity features on macs that aren’t officially support by Apple. When I eventually upgrade to Yosemite, I may revisit this tool as my MacBook Air is one of the models that isn’t officially supported but meets all of the hardware requirements.

I would caution anyone interested in using this to only do so if you really know what you’re doing. This piece of software has to fiddle with low-level system files in order to enable these features. Make sure you have a known working backup before using the software on your mac.

Dark Dock and App Switcher with Light Menu Bar ➝

Great Terminal hack for Yosemite by Rob Griffiths. When I eventually upgrade my iMac and MacBook Air to Yosemite this will be one of the first changes I make.

(Via Shawn Blanc.)

OS X Yosemite Tips and Tricks ➝

I wasn’t aware that you could record screencasts of your iOS device with QuickTime on Yosemite. And, what great attention to detail that QuickTime automatically cleans up the iOS status bar to show full battery, signal strength, and a predictable time of 9:41 AM.

John Siracusa’s Review of OS X Yosemite ➝

I’ve never made it all the way through a John Siricusa OS X review. I’m not sure I ever will — due to a lack of free time not because I don’t enjoy reading them. If you’re interested in all of the nitty-gritty details of Apple’s latest OS, this is the first place I’d look.