Federighi: Next Spotlight. Great for looking up ppl too. Looking up Phil Schiller. I have all of his contact info, matches on mail, also have events and reminders. Here that meeting at the campsite. Jeff and Jony are both in too. haha. Makes joke about Jony Ive aluminium =-crafted spoons
Federighi: In addition to the app, I get all my recent documents that I've opened with the app. The trip is planned ot involve a 16.4 mile hike. Being an operations pro, Jeff is stickler for metric system. Get an instant conversion to kilometers.
So many things, both here and in Win 8, feel designed to keep you out of the old-school task of combing through file folders.
Federighi: I can also do great searches. Type a few characters, bang, got Yosemite entry from Wikipedia. News from various sources. Even have maps.
So, Spotlight becomes a replacement for apps and web browsing, pulling local and online content in.
Federighi: Can look for sushi. Maps info right here right in Spotlight. Great info from Yelp. Want to go to a movie - type in Godzilla, have show times for where it's playing near me, as well as content I can stream from the iTunes store, all here in Spotlight.
Federighi: That's a quick look of the UI in Yosemite.
Federighi: Next iCloud Drive
Federighi: Mac in addition to letting you work in document has all available in Finder. Can also get content not on Mac. Like on iOS. can store files however oyu want with folders and tags. Sychronized automatically across all of your Macs.
Federighi: And all of this content is also accessible fro your iOS devices via the iCloud
Federighi: What the heck, we're throwing in Windows too.
Major cleanup of iCloud drive -- good idea, I find iCloud hard to use -- adding basic drive storage ability helps a lot.
I get more questions about how/why iCloud does certain things than nearly any other topic. Esepcially about photos and galleries.
Federighi: Next up Mail. Mail in Yosemite. Elegant new Yosemite-style UI. Reliable syncing, quick collection of mail. the basics. Along with that wanted to address fundamental problem with Mail. Want to send large attachments but get message that friend's mail can't handle large files. Mail Drop. Can choose to have it sent encrypted via iCloud and it rendezvous on the receiving end. If Mac, receive as before. If other client, link to download
Federighi: Attachments can be up to 5 GB in size
Serious question -- does anyone use a native mail client anymore? Or are we all on webmail of various types now?
Federighi: Next mark-up. Ever working on an email message and wishing could doodle something to get point across. With mark-up you can. Even works with PDFs. If need to sign PDF, can do it.
Federighi: Next up Safari. We've in Yosemite been able to pack all of th epower of the Yosemite UI into this single bar. More space for your content.
Great idea, making it easy to add written signatures. But can that get tech vendors to stop asking me to sign and fax (!)
product loan forms back to them?
Federighi: May wonder what happened to favorites bar. Can bring back if want to but don't need to. In search, shows all favorites. Also great - when search, get spotlight suggestions.
Federighi: More powerful than ever for sharing. If want to subsribe to RSS feed on site, can do right here and will show up in Safari sidebar. Can share to ppl faster than ever. Show ppl you messaged recently.
Federighi: Safari is better than ever as well with tabs. Individual stacks for each site browing.
Federighi: Also great with privacy. New private window. All content stays private and all other windows unaffected
Federighi: Great when comes to standards. WebGL. HTML premium video. enables modern macs to efficiently stream video from sites like Netflix without a plugin. Get up to 2 hours longer battery life on a MacBook Air streaming Netflix.
Federighi: When it comes to multitab browser efficiency, Safari is unequaled.
Interesting -- Macs come with Safari as their default browser; PCs comes with IE. I'll just say there's one of those I'll actually use, and the other is quickly replaced with Chrome. I'll let you guess which is which.
Brian Kroll coming up for a Safari demo.
Kroll: It's really great. When you go to a website you can really appreciate the new design. It's simpler and even more powerful.
Kroll: Can open sidebar for instant links, etc