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Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7

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Apple today released the seventh developer preview of OS X Yosemite. The previous build was released two weeks ago. Xcode 6 beta 7 was also released alongside new builds for OS X Server 4.0 Developer Preview and Apple Configurator 1.6 beta 5. If you find something new, you can let us know at The release version of Yosemite is currently scheduled for the later half of October, and it will ship separately from iOS 8. Here’s what’s new:

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-Additional new icons in System Preferences app

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-Tweaked dark menu and dock mode and thinner font

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-New app icons for Dashboard, Keychain, Disk Utility, and Migration Assistant

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-Dark mode now includes Spotlight search

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-“Software Update…” removed from Apple menu (Mac App Store handles these anyway)

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-App Store update notifications from Apple menu


-File versions browser no longer uses previous Time Machine user interface, now uses same as current Time Machine UI

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-New external drive icon (despite old hard drive icon)

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-ColorSync Utility icon tweaked



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Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F24 to developers

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Apple has released yet another beta build of the upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 update. The current build number on today’s release is 13F24, while the previously build released to developers for testing came in at 13F18. Apple continues to ask developers to test USB, USB Smart Cards, Safari, Graphics, and Thunderbolt integration with 10.9.5. The update is available for developers running the previous 10.9.5 seed via Software Update in the Mac App Store.

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Why Windows 9 could give OS X Yosemite a run for its money

For decades Mac and the PC have been at each other’s throats, competing for that number one spot in computing world. Vitriolic ad campaigns and entire product launches aimed at decimating Windows or OS X has firmly established a war that somehow

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 & fresh iTunes 12 beta


Apple today released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. The update is available via Software Update on the Mac App Store for those running the initial beta release; the first beta was released at the end of July. It appears Public Beta 2 is nearly the same build as the Developer Preview 6 (build r, up from f) released to Yosemite developers earlier this week. Apple has also released an updated version of the redesigned iTunes 12:


The updated iTunes 12 build (build 97, up from 81) has an improved design that is more consistent throughout:

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The new iTunes update also includes new icons for Music, Movies, TV shows, and other media sections. There is also a new Recently Added view for All Albums:

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Here are the release notes from Yosemite Public Beta 2 (Build 14A329r over DP6 Build 14A329f):

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