Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers

OS X El Capitan LogoApple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update to public beta testers, just a few days after releasing the third OS X 10.11.4 beta to developers and more than two weeks after releasing OS X 10.11.3.

The third beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who are enrolled in Apple's beta testing program. Those wishing to join the program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.

OS X 10.11.4 appears to focus largely on under-the-hood bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance optimizations with few noticeable outward-facing changes. OS X 10.11.4 offers password protected notes in the Notes app, an import function for importing Evernote notes into the Notes app, and it includes Live Photos support for the Messages app.

Apple is likely to release OS X 10.11.4 in the spring, alongside iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2.

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59 months ago
The way this OS has rolled out everyone is a 'public beta tester.'
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59 months ago
As usual, Apple needs to do the following:

* Get rid of root as Apple's effectively given 3rd party developers the finger
* Put in the option to change the green button's behaviour (full screen on a large desktop screen is completely redundant)
* Add option in keyboard commands to have cmd+x and cmd+v act as cut/paste for MOVING files in the Finder
* Fix the way attachments are handled in Mail (christ, a 600 billion dollar company should get this right the first time)
* Add option of folders on top in the Finder
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59 months ago

The way this OS has rolled out everyone is a 'public beta tester.'

I haven't had a single issue or notice a single bug on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015).

I feel sorry for those who do, but leave me out of it. ;)
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59 months ago
The day will come when Apple decides not to make iTunes feel like a perfect metaphor of its gradual decline.
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59 months ago

As usual, Apple needs to do the following:

* Get rid of root as Apple's effectively given 3rd party developers the finger
* Put in the option to change the green button's behaviour (full screen on a large desktop screen is completely redundant)
* Add option in keyboard commands to have cmd+x and cmd+v act as cut/paste for MOVING files in the Finder
* Fix the way attachments are handled in Mail (christ, a 600 billion dollar company should get this right the first time)
* Add option of folders on top in the Finder

The green button’s behavior already contains that option and has since day one. It’s called the Option key. Hold it down while clicking the green button and you get the classic behavior.
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59 months ago

I don't know the only thing they seem to be moving and working on is the new campus. Hope they get that done soon so they can focus on their software.

Do you really believe that Apple's software engineers, leads, managers, and directors are being sidetracked with new campus construction responsibilities?
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