iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X 10.10 preview 5 now available

Apple has made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X 10.10 preview 5 available for developers with updated UI and bug fixes.

According to 9to5mac, users who installed the iOS 8 beta 5 update discovered various UI tweaks and improvements such as Spirometry data types in HealthKit, new iCloud icons, SMS relay feature for using another iPhone to access messages, UI changes in Health app among other undocumented changes.

The OS X 10.10 developer preview on the other hand includes more performance improvements, under the hood changes along with a few UI tweaks such as transparency in Calculator app, enhanced Spotlight blur and changes in system controls.

Other pre-release applications that have been updated in addition to OS X preview are Xcode 6, OS X Server 4, Apple Configurator 1.7 and the Swift programming language.

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 they offer.

Source: 9to5mac | Image via 9to5mac

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Lamp0 said,
OMG any update to itunes?!?!
iTunes is total garbage. I use it only to sync an iPad Mini. I wish Apple didn't force this junk to make the iPad half usable.

Both 10.10 preview 5 and iOS 8 beta 5 feel a million times better than the previous betas. This is starting to feel like its ready for prime time.

KeR said,
Both 10.10 preview 5 and iOS 8 beta 5 feel a million times better than the previous betas. This is starting to feel like its ready for prime time.

I'm aching to try the OSX beta / preview but.. think I'm just going to wait and enjoy the final release. With my Mac being my only computer, and having read that the Yosemite preview has a penchant for being a bit destructive with disks that are partitioned (which my SSD in my Air is), it put me off trying it out.

Mr. Dee said,
OS X doesn't like Windows, its been this way since the 80s.

In all fairness to OSX, Windows doesn't exactly play nice with other operating systems either. Each assumes it to be the sole OS on a computer, and modifies the disks / partitions to suit itself :( I can understand the logic from the manufacturers but it's damn annoying.

Why would you apply a beta OS onto a prod machine? That is just dumb. First rule...always have a test machine or a vm to work with.

Both parallels and vmware have updated versions that work with yosmite.

#Michael said,
Why would you apply a beta OS onto a prod machine? That is just dumb. First rule...always have a test machine or a vm to work with.

Both parallels and vmware have updated versions that work with yosmite.

Thanks - I work in a large enterprise and am well aware of the point of testing / development, etc so don't need the lesson ;) It's my home machine so doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things but couldn't be bothered with the hassle of recovering from backups in the event the installer fecked things up.

I do run VMware Fusion so I could throw it onto a VM to try it I suppose.

Ouch. Sorry to hear of that. I've been running 10.10 on my 2008 MBP, with no [major] issues yet to bother mentioning. As for Bootcamp, I have been running Windows (First 7, then upgraded to 8) with ZERO problems yet.

So far, my Bootcamp partition hasn't noticed any changes on the OS X side of things. In fact, Windows has always ran more reliably for me on the MBP, than OS X (any version) ever has.

ACTIONpack said,
I'm so glad that I didn't update the OSX yet. I don't trust enough like Microsoft to try out beta version of the OS. ;-)

It happens with usually second class company and their products. Don't worry, good times will come soon.

It refused to show up in the Windows Store for some users (despite having all the required updates installed), and users who don't use the Windows Store didn't know it existed. I wouldn't call it a fiasco, but it was far from a smooth launch.

virtorio said,
It refused to show up in the Windows Store for some users (despite having all the required updates installed), and users who don't use the Windows Store didn't know it existed. I wouldn't call it a fiasco, but it was far from a smooth launch.

So not a fiasco then

I guess Windows 8 is not at 13% market share then after 2 years. Windows 8.1 is even worst considering its a free update. Microsoft has even admitted its a difficult update to apply and have released special updates just to ensure it does upgrade. Stop living in denial fan boys. There should be a law against people like you.

Updated to iOS Beta 5.. It got stuck during the reboot and got very hot.. Did a hard reset, and everything is working great..