9to5 Mac reports today that Apple’s newly revealed OS X Yosemite update has one feature in particular that will be of interest to owners of iOS devices as well as Mac owners, the ability to quickly and easily take screen captures of an iOS app.
The feature was designed to make it much easier for app developers to capture footage of their apps for preview purposes, but of course it will also help anyone who wants to record any content on their iOS device.
All you have to do to use the feature is connect an iOS device running iOS 8 to a Mac running OS X Yosemite via a USB cable. The iOS device will then appear on your Mac screen as a normal camera input, and you can use your video app of choice to record content running on your iOS device.
9to5 Mac says that although the feature was created with developers in mind, it is not confined to developers, and anyone can use it. App reviewers could use it to record the app that they’re reviewing, for example, or iOS gamers might want to record videos of their gameplay and post it on YouTube or Twitch, which is an increasingly popular pastime among gamers.
Source: Apple makes it easy for devs (and others) to screencast iOS apps with OS X Yosemite | 9to5Mac