Because of their countless rivalries on the smartphone front, Apple and Google have come at such odds that they’ve started depriving their users of each others’ services. The latest such example is Apple switching from Google to Bing as the default search engine in OS X Yosemite.
Demoed at large by Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple, OS X Yosemite brings to the table a wide range of new features, complete with a UI overhaul that borrows key design elements from iOS.
A rather unexpected change was Apple’s decision to set Bing as the default search engine in the operating system. Displaying results directly into Spotlight searches, Bing is considerably different than Google and may tick off a great deal of users. However, the customer also has the ability to set Google back as the default engine.
Apple has increased collaboration with Microsoft in recent times. One notable endeavor shared by the two computer giants includes Office for iPad, an initiative that shouldn’t have been delayed so much, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Don’t get the wrong idea. This doesn’t mean Apple and Microsoft are suddenly BFFs. To check out OS X Yosemite, you can apply for the beta in Apple’s Seed program.