Posts tagged: OS X 10.10

WWDC Lands Tomorrow!

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference starts tomorrow at San Francisco’s Moscone center! The proceedings will kick off tomorrow morning at 10:00 A.M. PST with a keynote speech most likely given by Tim Cook.


In that speech, we’re preparing to hear about iOS 8, OSX 10.10 ( or El Cap as it is believed to be called), as well as a range of other updates and possibly new software products such as the much rumored ‘Healthbook’.


We as consumers won’t see any of the new updates or products for a while, as the conference is used as a chance to have developers, well, do their developing job in time for the update or product’s release to the public months afterward.


There is always a chance that Apple will pull magical rabbits out of their beautifully packaged hats tomorrow, the same as there is always a chance that people will be disappointed if there is only incremental updates to the operating systems.


We’re hoping for the first of those options, and we actually think we might get it this year. We also may or may not still believe in Santa Claus, so there’s that.


But! We’re excited for tomorrow! You can watch the whole keynote on your Apple TV or catch the live stream via Apple. It requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later.


OR you can keep an eye out for our comprehensive coverage of the keynote, with everything you need to know about what was revealed straight from sunny San Francisco!



OS X 10.10 Banner features what at WWDC?

Beginning last year, Apple started a new and ongoing naming theme for their computer operating systems, naming them after Californian landmarks. Last year’s OS X was named ‘Mavericks’ after a famous surfing location on the Californian coast.

This year, we can begin to guess at what the new OS X 10.10 will be named by looking at the banner that has just been hung at the Moscone centre in preparation for Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference.


The banner appears to feature ‘El Capitan’ which is a famous rock formation in Yosemite National park in Northern California. Apple has trademarked the name ‘El Cap’ but we won’t know for sure if that will be the name bestowed on the updated OS X until Monday morning!


Trademark filings by Apple that have just come to light reveal a list of other potential OS X names for the future –  including Sequoia, Mojave, Sonoma, Ventura. Other possibilities discovered in previous trademark applications also include Yosemite, Redwood, Mammoth, California, Big Sur, and Pacific, Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, El Cap, Redtail, Condor, Grizzly, Monterey, Tiburon, Farallon, Skyline, Shasta, and Sierra.