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OS X Update 10.10.3

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+Frank B.    7,154

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Update via the Mac App Store.

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Boo Berry    2,264

Nice. Just gotta grab the combo update.

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Premgenius    28

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The OS X 10.10.3 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 is also available to improve the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a time machine backup.

 

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update includes the new Photos app and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

The update also includes the following improvements:
- Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
- Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look up
- Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing
- Improves stability and security in Safari
- Improves WiFi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios
- Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments
- Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
- Improves screen sharing reliability

 

 

Earlier Yosemite releases, including OS X 10.10.1 and 10.10.2, brought mostly under-the-hood bug fixes and reliability improvements to the operating system, but OS X 10.10.3 includes major new features, like the Photos for OS X app.

Designed to be a replacement for Aperture and iPhoto, Photos for OS X was first announced during the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple promised it would see an "early 2015" release. The Photos for OS X app takes on Yosemite-style design elements, with an emphasis on flatness and translucency, and it integrates with both iCloud Photo Library and the Photos for iOS app.

 

Reviews of the Photos for OS X app have suggested that while it's a suitable replacement for iPhoto, with speed improvements and better tools than were found in iPhoto, it lacks many power features that professional users have become accustomed to in its current incarnation, like plug-ins, a loupe, brushable adjustments, and custom metadata fields.

Along with the new Photos for OS X app, OS X 10.10.3 brings a new emoji picker that consolidates emoji into a single scrollable page with clear labels, new diversified emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers, additional flag emoji and updated emoji for the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch.

 

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There's also support for Google 2-step verification when setting up accounts in System Preferences, doing away with the need for app specific passwords, and there are Force Touch APIs for developers, which will let them incorporate Force Touch gestures into their apps.

 

Source: MacRumors

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+John Teacake    455
Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
 
And that is the TOP feature of an Operating System these days. Great. 
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PGHammer    1,759

os_x_yosemite_roundup.jpg

 

The OS X 10.10.3 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 is also available to improve the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a time machine backup.

 

 

Earlier Yosemite releases, including OS X 10.10.1 and 10.10.2, brought mostly under-the-hood bug fixes and reliability improvements to the operating system, but OS X 10.10.3 includes major new features, like the Photos for OS X app.

Designed to be a replacement for Aperture and iPhoto, Photos for OS X was first announced during the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple promised it would see an "early 2015" release. The Photos for OS X app takes on Yosemite-style design elements, with an emphasis on flatness and translucency, and it integrates with both iCloud Photo Library and the Photos for iOS app.

 

Reviews of the Photos for OS X app have suggested that while it's a suitable replacement for iPhoto, with speed improvements and better tools than were found in iPhoto, it lacks many power features that professional users have become accustomed to in its current incarnation, like plug-ins, a loupe, brushable adjustments, and custom metadata fields.

Along with the new Photos for OS X app, OS X 10.10.3 brings a new emoji picker that consolidates emoji into a single scrollable page with clear labels, new diversified emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers, additional flag emoji and updated emoji for the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch.

 

10_10_3_emoji.jpg

 

There's also support for Google 2-step verification when setting up accounts in System Preferences, doing away with the need for app specific passwords, and there are Force Touch APIs for developers, which will let them incorporate Force Touch gestures into their apps.

 

Source: MacRumors

The latter has a reason for being, folks - could it be that touch-screen support is finally coming to Genuine Macs/MacBooks?

I'll be applying this update to my OS X partition this week.

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+Frank B.    7,154

There aren't going to be touchscreen MacBooks. Force Touch is used via the Apple trackpad.

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PGHammer    1,759

Adds over 300 new Emoji characters

 

And that is the TOP feature of an Operating System these days. Great.

Check out my posts in the Soapbox over the past six months, sir - the "meh factor" is pretty much what has driven my activity there, and it has NOT been unique to Windows. (I have seen the results of "meh" - and it's easily the second-ugliest "death" in all of computing, with only older-brother complacency being uglier.)

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PGHammer    1,759

There aren't going to be touchscreen MacBooks. Force Touch is used via the Apple trackpad.

And why not, Frank B.? There's absolutely no TECHNICAL reason to NOT do it - if anything, a limited run of such - at a higher markup, of course - could be a major buzz-generator on the Mac HARDWARE side of things. The support for touch is already there - this update wasn't required for that. And I was also thinking in terms of iMacs - not JUST MacBooks. (They mostly raid the same parts bins, except for the displays.)

What is driving the resistance?

There aren't going to be touchscreen MacBooks. Force Touch is used via the Apple trackpad.

And why not, Frank B.? There's absolutely no TECHNICAL reason to NOT do it - if anything, a limited run of such - at a higher markup, of course - could be a major buzz-generator on the Mac HARDWARE side of things. The support for touch is already there - this update wasn't required for that. And I was also thinking in terms of iMacs - not JUST MacBooks. (They mostly raid the same parts bins, except for the displays.)

What is driving the resistance?

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Nick H.    10,675

The OS X 10.10.3 update can be downloaded through the Software Update...

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+Frank B.    7,154

And why not, Frank B.? There's absolutely no TECHNICAL reason to NOT do it - if anything, a limited run of such - at a higher markup, of course - could be a major buzz-generator on the Mac HARDWARE side of things. The support for touch is already there - this update wasn't required for that. And I was also thinking in terms of iMacs - not JUST MacBooks. (They mostly raid the same parts bins, except for the displays.)

What is driving the resistance?

Apple's stance for the past years has been to let each device be true to itself. MacBooks come with a trackpad which is miles ahead of most Wintel OEM trackpads. Cupertino considers touchscreens in Macs as gimmicks. I don't see them change their stance on it either.

 

If you want a touchscreen device from Apple, get an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

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Aergan    622

Installed from the previous beta, no issues. HDMI audio still working flawlessly with Nvidia's 343.02.03b04 Web Driver.

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