Apple has released beta 3 of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10

Apple has released two new betas today for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, which is the third release for the beta cycle. You can download the updates by going to the App Store on OS X or checking for software updates on iOS. 

For OS X 10.10, there are a few new icons and 'dark mode' has now been turned on which, as the name implies, is a darker theme for OS X that was shown off at WWDC. Additionally, it looks like multi-monitor support in beta 3 is much improved as well as it is easier to individually adjust each display. iOS 8 beta three brings with it more stability and for T-Mobile customers, Wi-Fi calling has been enabled.

Apple will be launching both platforms later this year and both bring many new features to the mobile and desktop operating systems. You can take a look at OS X Yosemite here and iOS 8, here, to gain a better understanding of each operating system and what's on offer.

As always, pre-release software from Apple (or any other vendor) is intended for testing purposes only and should not be installed on production machines. If you do decided to test out the new builds, let us know if you find anything new in the comments below.

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i have never used apple and i find it very restricting and stuff and im not really a fan of it, but i like the flatter design, its a good eye candy, until people get used to it

mrmomoman said,
Try it. What's stopping you? You have enough disk space for a second partition?

I'm assuming he wants to try it legally and not have to pay to become a developer.

Dinggus said,

I'm assuming he wants to try it legally and not have to pay to become a developer.

They're making it a free open beta soon I believe.

Dinggus said,

I'm assuming he wants to try it legally and not have to pay to become a developer.

I won't tell on him if you don't tell :) I am sure he can find it lurking in some dark corner of the internet. I am starting to like the UI a little more. It's grown on me in a strange way. I really like the IOS 8 for mostly the text/imessage syncs. It's still buggy but less buggy than beta 2. Beta 2 was a hot mess with messages not syncing or only coming in after reboot. So far its more stable. Maybe public preview at Beta 5/6

Would appreciate if a screenshot showing 'dark mode' were included above instead; now I have to hunt around via Google to find one.

You will get a notification or you can go to Software Update on your device and check too. Anyone on Beta 2 should have the Beta 3 updates available for download now.

It's a great update, tried it today. I love the feel of the dark UI mostly, I've been waiting for that, the sorting for Audio/Video recent calls in FaceTime is very useful and I'm glad to many other apps get their updates at the same time.

Of course there's some buggy basics such as Safari's tabs and whatnot. It may not be the software that is buggy, but the Core UI that will need many updates as some applications (in-house) are still in need of compatibility. Out-house, apps like Adobe CC won't work due to Safari 8.0's user agent, but hopefully they'll get around to that in DP4 or GM.

Mr.XXIV said,
It's a great update, tried it today. I love the feel of the dark UI mostly, I've been waiting for that, the sorting for Audio/Video recent calls in FaceTime is very useful and I'm glad to many other apps get their updates at the same time.

Of course there's some buggy basics such as Safari's tabs and whatnot. It may not be the software that is buggy, but the Core UI that will need many updates as some applications (in-house) are still in need of compatibility. Out-house, apps like Adobe CC won't work due to Safari 8.0's user agent, but hopefully they'll get around to that in DP4 or GM.

Really looking forward to trying OSX Yosemite! It's looking really nice and clean.

greenwizard88 said,
This title makes it sound like iOS 8 was released...

They should say "Beta 3 of iOS8 and OSX 10.10 was released.