Check out Apple Safari iOS X Yosemite: One Bite and It's Delicious

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Check out Apple Safari iOS X Yosemite: One Bite and It's Delicious

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Apple has been in the news lately with the recent release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple Pay and of course, the amazing bending phone videos. What you may not have heard is the release of the Apple Safari browser upgrade—Yosemite.

With iOS X Yosemite, Apple set out to elevate the Mac user experience. Yosemite offers a wide array of features. Of course, Yosemite has a lot more than just new graphics and typefaces. What is different is that the operating system unites Apple’s desktop and mobile devices in ways they’ve never worked together before. Plus, there are added privacy and security features Apple lovers will find delicious.

1. Handoff & Handoff Contact
Most computer users have more than one device. Yosemite’s new Handoff Contact feature lets users view a contact on an iPhone and easily access the same contact when they’re near a Mac.

Imagine you are reading a story in Safari on a Mac Mini, then you check your stocks with an iPad. Now you can automatically handoff activities to another device and pick up where you left off. A Safari icon will appear at the bottom left of your iPad’s lock screen, waiting to be swiped to take you to the same story in Safari on the tablet. This amazingly fluid feature works between iOS apps and Safari. 

2. Calling Capabilities
Skype and Google Voice users have been yammering away on Macs. But Yosemite uses a new technology called “Continuity” that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to link iDevices and Macs owned by the same user to push phone calls from iPhones to Apple computers and even iPads.

Caution: This feature is enabled by default. It may be a bit unsettling the first time your iMac rings, especially if you’re at work. But you’ll love the standard calling features like call waiting, conference calling, and even custom ringtones. SMS text messages, not just iMessages, get displayed in the Messages app, turning your MacBook into a full-fledged smartphone.

3. Privacy and Security Prior to Yosemite, Safari’s Private Browsing mode was the best way to ensure Apple’s web browser kept your secrets secret. This release introduces more security features like a custom history clearing option that lets users clear history, cookies and other data from the previous session. In addition, Apple has added DuckDuckGo, a non-tracking search engine that doesn’t store users’ data. With Continuity features of its own, a Safari browser running on an Apple computer can share its history with browsers on associated iPhones and iPads, and can also close tabs left open on the iOS devices. This is a great way to ensure people don’t view your browsing habits on your mobile devices. 

4. Edit Email Attachments  
Yosemite’s Mail app lets users make edits to attachments within the email window. These tools allow you to insert text, scrawl a signature and doodle a diagram directly from Mail. You can even leverage Handoff and finish an email from another device. This feature may not seem huge, but it is long overdue and offers unbridled convenience when using email.;

5. AirDrop
Yosemite marks the end of emailing files from your mobile device to your desktop. Introduced in iOS 7, AirDrop allowed two iDevices to transfer files wirelessly. However, these handhelds couldn’t send files to Macs. With Yosemite, that’s now possible. It’s such a simple feature but finally, all your devices can interact with each other. Easy peasy. Apple has created greater fluidity with its devices, creating a seamless experience for users. This is much like how vCita LiveSite creates a seamless web-to-end experience for online visitors.

It’s after dinner, you’ve put the kids to bed and are finally taking five by going online and checking out a CPA, attorney or some other service provider you’ve been trying to connect with. You have found the right service, but it’s late and well past office hours. Now you have to jot down the phone number and wait to sneak out of the office tomorrow to call and schedule an appointment. 

Rewind. You have found the right provider and with a mouse click, you can immediately book an appointment online right from the comfort of your barcolounger. No sneaking into the hall at work to make an appointment. It’s done. Confirmed, in fact. You shut the laptop and close your eyes. It’s done. That was easy.

Learn how vCita LiveSite can offer your clients the elegance of an “Apple-esque” experience with online scheduling, the convenience of online payment options, document sharing and more. vCita helps drive more business through the web, mobile, social and email and delivers amazing "Apple-esque" service.

vCita makes it easy peasy.

*Images courtesy of Apple, Inc.

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