OS X Yosemite Beta 2 is now available to download from the Mac App Store for members of the OS X Beta Program. The public release comes a few days after OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 was issued to registered members of Apple's development community.
The first public beta of Yosemite arrived in late July, marking the first time members of the general public could officially test Apples next-generation Mac operating system. OS X Yosemite is scheduled to arrive this fall, and brings new connectivity options between Macs and mobile devices running the upcoming iOS 8 platform.
Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.
Apple issued a new build of the beta of 10.9.5 yesterday, according to 9to5Mac.com. The build, the fourth in a series for 10.9.5, was identified as “13F18.”
Apple has just updated its Safari browser.
There's still no sign of the regularity and frequency in update process that works so well for companies like Microsoft and Adobe, where you know you'll get an update (or at least be told you aren't getting one) every month.
Apple this morning has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 5.
The new update brings various performance improvements and bug fixes. The previous Developer Preview brought some minor user-interface enhancements and significant speed improvements. Apple also released iOS 8 beta 5.
Developers have been toying with the beta of OS X Yosemite since Apple announced the operating system at WWDC in June. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we have to wait (im)patiently until Yosemite launches officially this fall. Unless you signed up for Apple’s public OS X Yosemite beta program, in which case tomorrow is your lucky day.
OS X users who sign up for this program, which was also announced at WWDC, get access to the beta early without needing a developer account. And beta access will ship Thursday, July 24th.