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Five tips for Yosemite What tiny tweaks lie buried in the lat­est ver­sion of OS X? Sa­fari makes it eas­ier to mi­grate from other browsers. Choose File -> Im­port From to copy your book­marks and browser his­tory from Chrome or Fire­fox. If you im­port from Fire­fox, you can copy over your saved pass­words as well, but this isn’t avail­able for Chrome. The Wi-Fi menu now has an ex­tra op­tion to dis­con­nect from your cur­rent wire­less net­work. Just Alt-click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and choose Dis­con­nect. This saves turn­ing Wi-Fi com­pletely off and then on again. You can use Quick­Time Player to mir­ror your iPhone or iPad dis­play on your Mac. The iOS de­vice needs to be con­nected di­rectly to the Mac (not through a hub) us­ing a Light­ning cable. Choose File > New Movie Record­ing in Quick­Time Player on the Mac, then click the drop­down ar­row next to the Record but­ton and se­lect your iOS de­vice as the cam­era and, op­tion­ally, the mi­cro­phone. Try it – it’s cooler than it sounds! The iCloud pref­er­ences pane now dis­plays an iTunes-style bar to show you how much of your stor­age you have used and what it is used for. If you don’t like the translu­cent Dock and menu bar, open Ac­ces­si­bil­ity pref­er­ences, se­lect Dis­play, and then check the box marked ‘Re­duce trans­parency’.

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