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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

One thing seems abundantly clear:

Apple's HIG and related design principles have shifted, from pre-iOS concerns about ensuring that interfaces are so simple and obvious that anyone and their dog could use them without any learning curve (relatively), to post-iOS concerns about designing "computer" or rather "device" interfaces that are very similar in form and function to the appliances we use every day as a matter of course: iOS and Android devices. 

From a pre-iOS perspective the UI design changes in Yosemite aren't very thoughtful from a new-user perspective - that is, the "I don't know about all that computer and phone stuff" perspective that is gradually fading away. There's much less UI hand-holding. But from the perspective of those by now accustomed to iOS and Android devices, most of it will look familiar, and in some ways we no longer require clearly-defined buttons or "depth" in order to help us distinguish certain elements from one another. Folks are just more technologically aware and know what to expect. 

The only little niggle in all this, is that some of these iOS carry-over elements look a little out of place at this stage. They look natural on a handheld device, but look rather wonky in more places than not on a "computer" display. I imagine that Apple will naturally clean all this up for Release. 

Lots of words to justify that a button does not look like a button anymore. While I do see your point, I do not agree this has yet happened with the iOS 6-7 shift. After iOS 7 was released I also read these enthusiastic posts about this new GUI paradigm and how great new user interfaces would emerge (flat screens, depth due to transparency, parallax, etc). Well, it never happened. Every single iOS 7 updated app just turned flat and white. End of story.

iOS 7 is more difficult to use and far less intuitive but it's just for esthetic purposes . It's fresh, clean and there's more room for content as lots of UI elements are hidden. But there's nothing you can do because of this new interface you absolutely couldn't do in iOS 6.
post #42 of 51
True, they should have included that. I imagine it ends up in iCloud drive, either by asking you the destination folder or by assuming a generic downloads/upcoming folder.
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The article fails to answer the most crucial questions: where will transferred files end up on iOS ? Will you be able to transfer all kinds of files to iOS?
post #43 of 51
Is there a list of compatible hardware for Yosemite's feature set? I realize, for example, that AirDrop isn't going to work except on the latest iPhone/iPad, but which MacBook Pros, iMacs, etc. will it work with. Is Bluetooth 4[chip] the essential ingredient?
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Is there a list of compatible hardware for Yosemite's feature set? I realize, for example, that AirDrop isn't going to work except on the latest iPhone/iPad, but which MacBook Pros, iMacs, etc. will it work with. Is Bluetooth 4[chip] the essential ingredient?

I believe it's a new WiFi chip that allow for an ad-hoc network whilst still maintaining connectivity to the primary WiFI network. Sadly I have no idea what this technology is called, or if it even has an official name, which is pretty poor considering my background.


edit: Here is a list of devices that may or may not be accurate:


edit2: It looks like it involves WiFi Direct but I'm not sure it's that the whole story:

Edited by SolipsismX - 6/9/14 at 7:46am

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post #45 of 51
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Is there a list of compatible hardware for Yosemite's feature set? I realize, for example, that AirDrop isn't going to work except on the latest iPhone/iPad, but which MacBook Pros, iMacs, etc. will it work with. Is Bluetooth 4[chip] the essential ingredient?

I believe it's a new WiFi chip that allow for an ad-hoc network whilst still maintaining connectivity to the primary WiFI network. Sadly I have no idea what this technology is called, or if it even has an official name, which is pretty poor considering my background.


edit: Here is a list of devices that may or may not be accurate:

Pretty poor, indeed. Consider your wrist slapped. 😃
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post #46 of 51
Originally Posted by xPad View Post
This is for security, so that you can't just go into an airport or Starbucks and try to send malware to people nearby. Sure, most people will probably click "deny", but all it takes is one person every now and then to click "allow".

 

Security, nothing.

 

Originally Posted by patsu View Post
My guess is… …power saving..

 

AHHHHHHHH. That’s it. You’re absolutely right. Still upset about it, but now they have a reason. Thanks.

 

Originally Posted by pmz View Post
…no you should not be able to sneak files onto their machines.

 

Thanks for the strawman.

 

Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

Because unlike other companies, Apple takes your security and privacy very seriously, even if they need to inconvenience yo with a couple more clicks. I for one appreciate it. 

 

Often I take my security more seriously than Apple, it seems. :p

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I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #47 of 51

Is there any reason none of the continuity features will work on my mac? I have Yosemite beta and iOS 8 on my iMac mid 2011 and my iPhone 5s.  For example, this is what my Airdrop looks like

 

 

Says nothing about iOS devices! And also Handoff will not work no matter what I try to do to try and get it to work. Any help is much appreciated

post #48 of 51
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Security, nothing.

 

...

 

Often I take my security more seriously than Apple, it seems. :p


Wow, you've clearly flown the coop, and are speaking without understanding what you are talking about.

 

When Apple demonstrated AirDrop initially (back on OS X), they made a big point of security, and the fact that you have to be in AirDrop to even show up to another computer, and then have to explicitly accept any file transfers as a deliberate design choice to make it more secure.

 

This sort of thinking goes all throughout their software. They are very consistent in designing things so that people can just trust that they are secure by default and likely be correct.

post #49 of 51
Originally Posted by xPad View Post
Wow, you've clearly flown the coop, and are speaking without understanding what you are talking about.

 

Okay. Keep pretending that.

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #50 of 51

Yeah I'm finding it doesn't work with my 2009 MBP...guess its my excuse to buy a new one ;) Shakes fist at sky! 

post #51 of 51

is there an option for sharing music in Air Drop in iOS 8 or still Air Drop does only for images as in iOS7

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