Apple OS X Yosemite

86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

OS X Yosemite review: a solid upgrade for everyone (especially iPhone users)

OS X Yosemite is a solid update for Mac users, but in order to make the most out of it, you need to also own an iOS device.

Pros
  • Tight integration with iOS devices
  • Clean new design
  • Much-improved Spotlight search
  • Safari has a cleaner design, useful privacy features
Cons
  • iCloud Drive doesn't include a standalone iOS app
  • Can't add new people to a texting conversation unless you start with at least three people
  • Yosemite is a modest upgrade for people who don't own an iOS device
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Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

20
lwj
The minute I finished "upgrading" to Yosemite, my Mac started acting just like...read more
80
OftHated
I'm pretty new to OS X (I've had my Macbook Pro for about 3 months now), but...read more
60
Applebol
This OS is not yet ready. I still run into crashes, apps suddenly quitting,...read more
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8.6
Average Critic Score

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

8.0
 

Speed

8.0
 

Configurability

8.0
 

Ease of use

7.6
 

Openness

6.0
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

54
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

72
 

User

73
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

87
 

User

90
 
90

Engadget

90
 

Critic

87
 

User

77
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

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Critic

54
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

72
 

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73
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

87
 

User

90
 
90

Engadget

90
 

Critic

87
 

User

77
 
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