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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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36 months ago
I hope the Photos app is getting some attention.
Rating: 15 Votes
36 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.
Rating: 13 Votes
36 months ago
discoveryd is gone and replaced by mDNSresponder in this seed.
Rating: 11 Votes
36 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.
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago

Slow... As usual...


Erm, as in slow to download?
If that's the case, no problem here, downloaded in about 5 minutes.
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago

Another 1GB update. This seems to be the norm lately.


And so what? People don't use 56K modems anymore.
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago
After again trying Yosemite (10.10.3) this weekend, I officially give up on it. Too many bugs to be usable. Maybe 10.10.4 fixes some of them, but Apple has lost my trust with Yosemite. It's actually kinda shocking, as I'm usually a day one upgrader, but Yosemite is a nightmare. I'll see how the next OS update is received but am sticking with 10.9 at least until then.
Rating: 8 Votes
36 months ago

After again trying Yosemite (10.10.3) this weekend, I officially give up on it. Too many bugs to be usable. Maybe 10.10.4 fixes some of them, but Apple has lost my trust with Yosemite. It's actually kinda shocking, as I'm usually a day one upgrader, but Yosemite is a nightmare. I'll see how the next OS update is received but am sticking with 10.9 at least until then.


I don't get it. Yosemite and all of the betas have been rock solid for me on a non-trivial, 16GB mid-2013 MBP setup (external monitor, multi-OSvirtual machines, wired and wireless networking, multiple memory intensive graphics design, photo and video editing apps, Xcode, even Office for Mac and Office for Windows).

I read the comments before updating and so far I have *upgraded* to every beta without issue. For me, Yosemite remains the best OS I've used -- though I believe Windows 10 is shaping up to be an awesome contender.

Net-net: I sympathize with those who are plagued by Yosemite issues, but the OS has been a stellar performer for me .. and I'm scratching my head for an explanation why some are experiencing the polar opposite.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago

After again trying Yosemite (10.10.3) this weekend, I officially give up on it. Too many bugs to be usable. Maybe 10.10.4 fixes some of them, but Apple has lost my trust with Yosemite. It's actually kinda shocking, as I'm usually a day one upgrader, but Yosemite is a nightmare. I'll see how the next OS update is received but am sticking with 10.9 at least until then.


What bugs are you experiencing? It's been rock solid for me on an early 2009 iMac with 8GB of RAM. Honestly not a single issue.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
I really hope this version fixes the issue of Five Guys putting too much ketchup on my burger. Until then I'm sticking with Snow Leopard.
Rating: 6 Votes

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