Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers, Public Beta Testers

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today seeded the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the third OS X 10.10.4 beta and a month after releasing the first OS X 10.10.4 beta. OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid April, following the early April release of OS X 10.10.3 with the new Photos for OS X app.

The new beta, build 14E26a, can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center.

OS X 10.10.3 brought several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and diversified emoji, but OS X 10.10.4 appears to be an under-the-hood update that brings performance enhancements and bug fixes. Thus far, OS X 10.10.4 betas have not included outward facing design changes or feature additions.

The first two updates to OS X Yosemite, OS X 10.10.1 and OS X 10.10.2, were also minor behind-the-scenes updates that improved performance through bug fixes and enhancements.

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Top Rated Comments

extricated Avatar
120 months ago
I hope the Photos app is getting some attention.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skika Avatar
120 months ago
Half of my time I reside in Indonesia, it's not the slow data but data is expensive, most people in Indonesia (if they have internet) have internet on their mobile phones, speed is ok but downloading several beta's in a month just costs too much.
Or, even worse, downloading a new OS!
Then dont download betas.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
treichert Avatar
120 months ago
discoveryd is gone and replaced by mDNSresponder in this seed.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jafingi Avatar
120 months ago
Another 1GB update. This seems to be the norm lately.

And so what? People don't use 56K modems anymore.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
120 months ago
Slow... As usual...

Erm, as in slow to download?
If that's the case, no problem here, downloaded in about 5 minutes.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ValSalva Avatar
120 months ago
behind-the-scenes updates that improved performance through bug fixes and enhancements.

Good for 10.10.4. Hoping this is what 10.11 will mostly consist of.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)