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A second beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, featuring the new Photos app, arrives for developers

A second beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, featuring the new Photos app, arrives for developers

Apple's Software
February 23, 2015

Hot on the heels of a new iOS 8.3 beta, Apple has just seeded a second beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. Registered developers can download the software now from the Mac App Store or Apple’s Developer Center.

We’ll let you know if┬áthere are any notable changes in this beta edition.

The most notable feature in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is the new Photos for Mac app, which is designed to replace both iPhoto for consumers and the professional-grade Aperture. First announced all the way back at WWDC 2014, the app ties in with iCloud and the Photos app for iOS.

Our own Bryan M. Wolfe offered a comprehensive overview of the new app earlier this month. He also answered a number of questions from AppAdvice readers. Definitely take a look if you’re interested in learning more about how the new editing and storage functionality will work.

I’ve despised iPhoto for years, so I’m especially excited to see Photos officially arrive and bring a better way of handling images. Apple’s teaser page for new app says it will arrive this spring.

While the new app looks nice, the expensive cloud storage options aren’t so great. Hopefully Apple will lower those prices before Photos for Mac is introduced.

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