Apple has released an updated build of the OS X 10.10.3 beta for both developers and public beta testers. The latest build is the same for both: 14D113C. Developers, however, also have access to Yosemite Recovery Update 3.0. OS X 10.10.3 includes the brand new Photos app which replaces both iPhoto and Aperture with support for iCloud Photo Libraries and an overhauled design. The first public beta for OS X 10.10.3 launched earlier this month, while registered developers have been testing the update due out this spring since early last month.
– Build 14D113C for developers and public beta testers weighs in at 1.49GB, expect a lengthy download
– In addition to the latest OS X 10.10.3 build, developers can test Yosemite Recovery Update 3.0, which weighs in 503MB
– Yosemite Recovery Update 3.0 “includes improvements to OS X Recovery,” the system used to restore your Mac since moving to digital installs rather than disks, “and is recommended for all users running OS X Yosemite”
– Photos for Mac build jumps from 207.13.0 to 208.17.0
– Photos includes a space for a preview tour of the app to view while waiting for your library to be built
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Apple has released a new security update for OS X Yosemite, and a separate version of the update for Macs released in early 2015, including the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpads and the upcoming MacBook.
The update is available for users running OS X 10.10.2 in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store, or as a standalone installer at the links above. Users on the public beta of OS X 10.10.3 apparently do not need the update, since the newer operating system likely already includes fixes for the problems addressed by this release.
Apple has not yet released the update notes to explain what has been fixed.
iPhoto has also been updated to improve compatibility with the upcoming Photos app that replaces it:
What’s New in Version 9.6.1
• Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)
• Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album
• Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image
The update is available to iPhoto users through the Mac App Store.
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Apple today has released a pair of Safari betas for earlier version of OS X. Safari 7.1.5 beta for OS X Mavericks and version 6.2.5 beta for OS X Mountain Lion are both available on the Mac Developer Center for registered developers. Safari 8.0.5, which includes the same upgrades as the Mavericks and Mountain Lion versions, is not available as a separate download, but it comes as part of the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 developer and public betas. Here are the focus areas for these Safari betas:
- General website compatibility
- Extension compatibility
- Debugging using Web Inspector
- Typing in the Smart Search Field while using multiple displays
- Viewing videos on sites such as Netflix and YouTube
- Address and Password AutoFill
- Adding a new Google account to Internet Accounts by logging in to a Google
- Customizing the toolbar using the “Customize Toolbar” sheet
- Navigating and clicking Favorites and Top Sites using VoiceOver
- Selecting “Show in Collections” while editing bookmarks
- Navigating and clicking in web pages using VoiceOver
- Ruby text selection
- Web pages that display dashed or dotted borders
- RTL web pages that contain media controls
- Web pages that use -webkit-filter
- Web pages with vertical text that use -webkit-text-underline-position:
- • Web pages that have animated GIFs and use -webkit-transform • Web videos that use WebVTT with non-ASCII subtitles
- • Web pages that use list-style-type: hebrew
- • Using VoiceOver on web pages that contain MathML
- These features are only available in Safari 8.0.5:
- Syncing browsing history between devices using iCloud
- Using “Add Image to Photos” context menu item on an image
Earlier this week, Apple released public bug fix releases for Safari across the three most recent Mac operating systems.
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Less than a week following the previous seed, Apple has released build 14D105 of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both developers and users of the Public Beta. Apple has not yet said when 10.10.3 will be released to all OS X Yosemite users, but the increase in seeds in recent weeks likely indicates that a wider launch is fast approaching. As we’ve previously detailed, 10.10.3 will include the all new iCloud-based Photos app for the Mac, developer APIs for the new Force Touch Trackpad on the MacBook and MacBook Pro with Retina display, and a new Emoji picker across the system.
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