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Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developers, Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and public beta testers, almost a month after seeding the first OS X 10.10.3 beta and just days after releasing the third beta to developers.

Today's beta appears to be nearly identical to the third 10.10.3 beta released last week, but it appears to solve a problem that prevented beta 3 from working with the new 2015 Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

The new beta, build 14D105g, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

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Earlier betas of OS X 10.10.3 have brought several new features to Yosemite, including the new Photos for OS X app. Designed to integrate with iCloud Photo Library, Photos for OS X is a replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture and is on track to see an early 2015 public launch. Reviews have suggested that while Photos is a suitable replacement for iPhoto, with more advanced tools and performance optimizations, it may leave professional users disappointed.

Along with the new Photos for OS X app, the first three OS X 10.10.3 betas introduced a redesigned emoji picker that consolidates emoji into a single page with clear labels, new diversified emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers, new flag emoji and updated emoji for the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch. There's also support for Google 2-step verification when setting up accounts in System Preferences, Force Touch APIs for developers, and new data sources for the "Look Up" feature.



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23 months ago

I always enjoy reading the richly detailed descriptions from Apple of what's new/different in beta updates. Highly enlightening stuff.

The sarcasm is strong in this one.
Rating: 17 Votes
23 months ago
I always enjoy reading the richly detailed descriptions from Apple of what's new/different in beta updates. Highly enlightening stuff.
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
Hope this fixes the annoying bug where Finder doesn't open when you click it from the dock
Rating: 11 Votes
23 months ago
I seriously hope the enhancements to emojis is the joke part part of the update.
I've been having so many countless problems, lags, slowdowns, UI glitches and battery drains since yosemite (clean install on top-en mid2014 rMBP15"), I sincerely hope all their taskforce isn't going into stupid smiley redesign...
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago
WiFi.

If Apple *still* can't fix it. After months of being broken. On premium hardware and software.

Then they are either incredibly incompetent or arrogant.

Incompetent because with all that huge cash pile that can't get this right when others with me control like Linux and even Windows can.

Arrogant because they'd rather invest in emojis. While people who paid over the odds for computers that need for work and daily life end up with a shiny brick.

Even my cheap netbook WiFi works.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago

I seriously hope the enhancements to emojis is the joke part part of the update.
I've been having so many countless problems, lags, slowdowns, UI glitches and battery drains since yosemite (clean install on top-en mid2014 rMBP15"), I sincerely hope all their taskforce isn't going into stupid smiley redesign...


Didn't you hear?

They assigned all of their engineers and designers to the emoji diversification project

Even Tim Cook has been laser focused on these emoji's
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago
Can anybody please check if geotagging has made its way into Photos in this build?
Rating: 5 Votes
23 months ago
Photos

There seems to be better RAW support now, a message pops up saying a newer version of RAW adjustments is available, and it seems to alter the pictures much better than before.
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

Thank you. It sucks to be affected by crippling bugs (like WiFi issues), but some people don't understand that not everybody experiences the same bugs they do. Even among WiFi issues alone, there are probably several different things that cause connectivity issues depending on your exact configuration of hardware.

And before people try to pull the whole "but Windows" card, OS X is trying to do significantly more than Windows in the realm of wireless connectivity. Handoff and Continuity aren't nearly as simple as Apple wants to make it seem like.


Thanks but this isn't an excuse for breaking basic stuff like wifi. Windows/Linux don't have the luxury of known hardware. Apples does. So it's job should be easier.

As a technology engineer I can tell you that good design means doing fancy stuff like handover/continuity should not impact the underlying transport mechanism - if it does it's a really hacky bad design. It shouldn't matter if I run walk skip hop jump on the pavement - the pavement shouldn't break.

For anyone who says this is a minority issue .. just google it... it's huge but the Apple PR machines keeps it out of the limelight. Apple stores and resellers tell me too there's nothing they can do and that they do indeed get loads of complaints - not isolated incidents.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2836812/complaints-mount-about-yosemite-crippling-wifi.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2836812/complaints-mount-about-yosemite-crippling-wifi.html)

Me personally - the issues are with all the Macs... macbook pro 15 and imac both latest models (pre newest 2015 announcements).

Mavericks had no wifi issues.

To the person who suggested kext replacement - thanks but that's a serious hack. Not a solution for most users. I'm glad it works for you but for me I shouldn't have to, and don't want to risk breaking software coherence by hacking the kernel module.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago
Hopefully everyone uses the Feedback Assistant besides complaining on a public forum.
Rating: 3 Votes

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