At least one man is dead following a dramatic series of rockslides at Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan on Wednesday. A second “significantly larger” rockfall occurred a day later, dropping thousands of tons of rock to the forest floor below.
This is a barren time in the sports calendar. We are in a desolate trough between the international intrigue of the Olympics and the drama and nonsense of football season. I’m goddamn bored. Coincidentally, the National Parks Service turns 100 years old today. Unlike late August, the National Parks are good, and as…
The US National Park Service was founded 100 years ago today, at a time when less than 35 percent of Americans had electricity at home. But as the years go by, more and more visitors to the parks are demanding access to technology, including ubiquitous cellphone and wi-fi access. And we’ve got the complaints to prove…
You probably think of Yosemite National Park as a haven for nature, a place to experience all that is good and pure, in a landscape untainted by commercialism. Nope, just like the rest of the world, it’s being ruined by greedy assholes.
Lyell Glacier was Yosemite’s National Park’s largest glacier. In 1883, park officials took a photograph of the ice giant. This year, NASA’s climate team recreated that photo with the glacier in its current state. The comparison is stunning.
Stretching 200 miles through the Sierra Nevada, most of the High Route is off-trail, posing challenges both physical and mental as you attempt to navigate dangerous, unmarked terrain. It took us two solid weeks. Worth it? Well, at least the photos came out good.
For the first time in nearly a century (!), a Sierra Nevada red fox has been sighted in Yosemite National Park.
This image posted to Instagram by the National Parks Service shows a perfect sunset at Yosemite National Park. The reflection of the light in the clouds and off the rock give it a beautiful halo. See the full Instagram post below.
Brittle, anemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font for Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch.
My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I've used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two weeks I went to Ecuador last summer when I left it at home (and felt moderate to severe separation anxiety). I love this thing as much as a human can love a laptop. And…
If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad.
One of the coolest features of OS X Yosemite is Handoff, which allows you to transition your app session on an iOS device to a Mac and vice versa. Unfortunately, Handoff isn't going to work with every Mac.
Yosemite's here today and as seems to always be the case with Apple's new operating systems, it comes with a handful of annoyances alongside its new features. Don't worry though, most of the common annoyances can get fixed up with a few clicks.
Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realize you'd prefer a keyboard. Here's how to set it up and use it.
Apple just announced that OS X Yosemite will be out today, and it's free. No huge surprise there—Mavericks was also free. But it's still good news for anybody who likes pretty things.
A small wildfire that had been burning in Yosemite since July suddenly become a much bigger wildfire, consuming over 2,500 acres near hiker-favorite Half Dome. Pictures of the blaze (and the terrific amounts of smoke it's generating) are a dramatic look at how quickly a wildfire can move.
In the midst of updating its operating system to Yosemite, Apple seems to also have some hardware refreshes in mind. According to Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, sources say that Apple is planning a smaller Macbook (12-inch diagonally) with a high resolution display as well as a pixel-drunk 4K iMac or standalone monitor.
OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple's operating system, won't launch until the fall, but if you're interested in trying out its new features now, you can sign up for Apple's public beta today. The beta was previously limited to developers and dev accounts, but now it's open to the first million users who opt…
Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little treats nevertheless.
Did you know Yosemite Valley used to have an identical twin? It was dammed in the early 1900s to provide San Francisco with water it relies on to this day, but recently, conservationists have been calling for its restoration.