Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after seeing the second 10.10.2 beta and over a month after releasing OS X 10.10.1 to the public.

The new beta, build 14C81f, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

14c81f
Like OS X 10.10.1, as a minor update, OS X 10.10.2 is likely to bring bug fixes and performance improvements to the operating system. OS X 10.10.1 introduced several reliability enhancements, including improvements to Wi-Fi, but many users have still been reporting issues with Wi-Fi stability in Yosemite.

In the release notes for the third 10.10.2 beta, Apple asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi, indicating the update may fix some of the lingering Wi-Fi problems. Apple also asks developers to focus on Mail and VoiceOver.

Top Rated Comments

RaceTripper Avatar
89 months ago
I don't know how you come to this conclusion. Yosemite works fine here and this is also the feedback I get from all of my customers that are running it.
I've been a Mac user since 1986. I use my Macs full time as a software engineer. I know how to trouble shoot user error, and figure out workarounds.

IMHO, Apple software quality is at a low I haven't seen in many years. When Steve Jobs died he took the Reality Disruption Field with him. That's where "It just works" lived. That is history. Now, it just doesn't work.

I used BTTM quite a bit to remote desktop from my MBP at work to my Mini at home. That's no longer possible.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
baryon Avatar
89 months ago
The OS X release cycle as it has been for the past several years:
Spend 7 months not being able to do basic things on your computer riddled with bugs, lags, crashes, performance issues and instability problems. Spend 5 months enjoying the OS that finally kind of works well enough to use. Upgrade to new release. Repeat. I do wish Apple just made ONE good OS and stuck to it until it was really absolutely necessary to release something new. Like Mavericks was great, why didn't they just stick with it without really changing anything for, say, 5 years? There was nothing wrong with it, why change it? It's not like people were begging for new features or anything. And the UI looked fine, it's not like it was that outdated. Some people still use Windows XP because it was a great OS. I think performance and stability far outweighs features and a modern UI for a desktop OS.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rwilliams Avatar
89 months ago
They just can't get this WiFi issue resolved.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gator Bob Avatar
89 months ago
The new Apple

I likely am going back to Microsoft when Windows 10 and Surface 5 or 6 emerge. The new Apple has become The Adult Toy Company, albeit the wealthiest in the world. It is no longer a computer company.

King Steve Jobs is dead. Long live the new King! Who the hell is he? The Chief Accountant?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bakron1 Avatar
89 months ago
I have not been able to do a time machine backup since upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks.

I have also have major issues with my MS Office for 2011 crashing regularly since the Yosemite update.

I never had any of these issues when running Mavericks and I am not a happy camper at the moment.

How could Apple release Yosemite to the public with such a major bug such as the time machine backup issue????
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
amors Avatar
89 months ago
Is the UI still as laggy as hell?

Yes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

apple california streaming event

Apple Event Announced: 'California Streaming' on September 14 With iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 Expected

Tuesday September 7, 2021 9:03 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. As with WWDC and last year's fall events, this new event will be held digitally with no members of the media invited to attend in person. Apple will likely provide pre-taped segments for...
Apple Prefer Lightning Over USB C Feature

iPhone Sticking With Lightning Port Over USB-C for 'Foreseeable Future'

Tuesday March 2, 2021 9:32 am PST by
Apple will retain the Lightning connector on the iPhone for the "foreseeable future," with no intention of switching to USB-C, according to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In spite of much of the industry moving toward USB-C, Apple will not be using it to replace the Lightning connector on the iPhone 13, or indeed on any iPhone model for the time being. In a note seen by MacRumors yesterday,...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
original iphone

Phil Schiller Says iPhone Was 'Earth-Shattering' Ten Years Ago and Remains 'Unmatched' Today

Monday January 9, 2017 7:15 am PST by
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down with tech journalist Steven Levy for a wide-ranging interview about the smartphone's past, present, and future. The report first reflects upon the iPhone's lack of support for third-party apps in its first year. The argument inside Apple was split between whether the iPhone should be a closed...
iOS 15 icon on phone

Apple Seeds Sixth Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to Developers

Tuesday August 17, 2021 10:05 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the sixth betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming one week after Apple released the fifth betas. Registered developers can download the profile for the iOS and iPadOS betas from the Apple Developer Center, and once the profile is installed, beta updates will be available over the air. iOS 15 is a major update that...
maroon5memories

Apple Collaborates With Maroon 5 to Add 'Memories' Song to Photos App

Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:02 pm PDT by
Apple has teamed up with Maroon 5 to add the group's new song "Memories" to the Memories feature in the Photos app, allowing it to be used for photo slide show creations, reports Billboard. "Memories" will be available as a soundtrack option for a limited time and it is available to iPhone and iPad users running the latest iOS 13 and iPadOS software. Memories in the Photos app are created ...
it home ecommerce app iphone 13

iPhone 13 to Launch on September 17, AirPods 3 on September 30, Claims Report

Wednesday August 25, 2021 2:42 am PDT by
Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 13 on Friday, September 17 and third-generation AirPods on Thursday, September 30, according to an image of an e-commerce app discovered by Chinese language site IT Home. The screenshot, originally posted by Weibo account @PandaIsBald, suggests all four iPhone 13 models will go on sale on September 17, followed by the AirPods 3 on September 30....
MacBook Pro Coating

Apple Launches Quality Program for MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Issues

Saturday October 17, 2015 7:58 am PDT by
Apple has issued an internal notice about a new Quality Program that addresses anti-reflective coating issues on MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Retina displays, as confirmed by multiple sources. These issues include the anti-reflective coating on displays wearing off or delaminating under certain circumstances. Apple will replace Retina displays on affected MacBook or MacBook Pro models ...
iPhone 13 Dummy Thumbnail 2

Full iPhone 13 Feature Breakdown: Everything Rumors Say We Can Expect

Tuesday August 31, 2021 7:50 am PDT by
With the launch of Apple's iPhone 13 lineup believed to be just a few weeks away, we have compiled all of the coherent rumors from our coverage over the past year to build a full picture of the features and upgrades coming to the company's new smartphones. For clarity, only explicit improvements, upgrades, and new features compared to the iPhone 12 lineup are listed. It is worth noting that...
iphone 12 colors 2021

iPhone 12 Colors: Deciding on The Right Color

Thursday November 5, 2020 8:35 am PST by
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro arrived in October 2020 in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both devices, as well as some popular classics. The 12 and 12 Pro have different color choices, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you might not be able to get your preferred model in that color. iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone...