Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second OS X 10.11.4 beta and three weeks after releasing OS X 10.11.3. OS X 10.11.4 has been in testing since January 11.

The third OS X 10.11.4 beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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OS X 10.11.4 offers a couple of new features, such as the ability to support password protected notes in the Notes app, but like the recent OS X 10.11.3 update, it appears to focus primarily on under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements with few noticeable outward-facing changes. Almost all of Apple’s OS X updates to date have been smaller updates that improve performance rather than introduce new features.

We’ll update this post with any features or significant changes that are discovered in the third beta of OS X 10.11.4.

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61 months ago
An update that does nothing except get rid of the constant beachballs would be nice.
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61 months ago

For fast password protected notes may be, but there is no way this will replace the secure notes on 1Password.

OS X Keychain has secure notes already and is included free with the OS.



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61 months ago

Thanks for ruining my perfectly good computer with your yearly OS upgrades that are utter crapware. I will not be buying Apple again.

You are aware that you do not have to upgrade until you want to, right ?

They've been releasing an upgraded OS practically every year for the last 15 years.
10.0 beta in 2000
Cheetah in 2001
Puma in 2001
Jaguar in 2002
Panther in 2003
Tiger in 2005
Leopard in 2007
Snow Leopard in 2009
Lion in 2011
Mountain Lion in 2012
Mavericks in 2013
Yosemite in 2014
El Capitan in 2015
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61 months ago
Cool story, let's start seeding those skylake macbooks
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61 months ago

Uhg. Do we really need updates every 3 minutes. It gets tedious Apple.

If you find the beta updates are too frequent, opting out of the beta program is a good idea.
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61 months ago

Hi readers, I plan to buy a new iMac 5k. Is it wise, reading all these profound problems with this new Apple El Capitan software, to purchase a iMac nowadays?

I wouldn't listen to half of the stuff on the forums, you will almost never read how many people do not have issues compared to the ones that do.

Just like one listed above where their battery life reads 3hrs at 100%, mine reads 15hrs at 100%


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