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#1 OFFLINE   Computerworld

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

Apple's "Handoff" -- one of the key new features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite -- will work only on newer Macs that support Bluetooth 4.0 and the Bluetooth LE (low energy) technology.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:09 AM

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Apple's "Handoff" -- one of the key new features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite -- will work only on newer Macs that support Bluetooth 4.0 and the Bluetooth LE (low energy) technology, according to an Apple engineering manager.

While Apple didn't mention Handoff requirements when it unveiled the feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, a developer-only session there made it clear that Bluetooth LE is necessary.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:23 PM

Otherwise a significant hit on battery life with the older iOS devices, for sure. ;)

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:24 PM

Ugly. They have redesigned the dock, replacing the stunning icons with what looks like Windows Metro Icons. Unbelievable. The basic 1995 look is coming back to Apple too.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:16 AM

Yeah. Sad.

I'll get used to it, but like the ones on Microsoft's OSes, I won't like it. ;)
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:33 AM

View PostRobert, on 23 June 2014 - 11:24 PM, said:

Ugly. They have redesigned the dock, replacing the stunning icons with what looks like Windows Metro Icons. Unbelievable. The basic 1995 look is coming back to Apple too.

The change from the icons in Mavericks are minimal. Granted, the icons are always tweaked a bit with each release. If you compare Snow Leopard to Mavericks, they are pretty different.

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