It’s a busy beta release day for Apple, as in addition to the previously reported releases of Beta 3 of both iOS 8 and Xcode 6, the company has also released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3.
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Apple announced last week that it would be discontinuing development on its professional level Aperture photo management application to focus on the development of the new “Photos” app, expected early next year. Details on the new app were scarce at the time, however more information has now come to light.
Right on the heels of an update to iOS 7.1.2, Apple has also released an OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update for Mac users. The update contains numerous fixes, including stability and security fixes, a fix for a Wi-Fi issue that prevented some Mac from automatically connecting to known networks, and Safari 7.0.5.
As if to reassure their pro users that they aren’t completely abandoning them, immediately following the news that Apple would no longer be updating their Aperture professional photography software, they released updates for their other “pro” apps.
During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for OS X, and the iCloud Photo Library. Now the company has confirmed that it will no longer be dedicating any resources to updating its professional photography application Aperture, nor its consumer level iPhone app, as both will be replaced by Photos for OS X.
Apple seeded build 13E25 of OS X 10.9.4 to developers on Wednesday. Apple is asking developers to focus on Graphics Drivers, Bluetooth, Audio Drivers, Finder, App Store, and Safari.
You may remember the video we showed you a few days back of the hidden “City Tour” flyover mode in Apple’s Maps app in iOS 8. While that was accessed via hidden debug menus, there is a way for anyone with access to the iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite Maps app to see the tour.
Learn how to allow and manage Safari push notifications on your OS X Mavericks equipped Mac.
Apple seeded a new build of OS X 10.9.4 (build 13E19) to developers on Thursday, just a week after their seed of the second beta of 10.9.4.
Remember OS X Yosemite’s Dark Mode, which was demoed on stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but has yet to show its face in the Settings Menu? It’s now available via a Terminal command in the latest beta of OS X 10.10.
And the hits just keep on comin’ today, as Apple has released beta 2 of OS X 10.10 Yosemite to registered developers. The second beta is identified as Build 14A261i. Apple earlier today released beta 2 of their iOS 8 mobile operating system to devs.
Anyone who has ever had the experience of downloading a password protected .rar file from a public dropbox or other large file source knows how annoying it can be to search the contents of the package if you don’t have the right software already installed.
Apple issued a batch of new betas to developers on Wednesday. The new betas are for the upcoming OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks maintenance update, Safari 6.1.5, and OS X Server 3.2. The OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks beta is build 13E16.
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Apple has posted the OS X Yosemite video that was shown during the WWDC 2014 Keynote. The video highlights some of the design changes and new features of the operating system, due to publicly debut in the fall.
While a number of new features for apps on both the iOS and OS X platforms were unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2014 last week, one app noticeably received very little update love – Apple Maps.