MacBook OS X El Capitan

Heads up to all El Capitan users: OS X 10.11.3 is now available through the Mac App Store. Apple released the first developer beta version of the software update in mid-December after shipping OS X 10.11.2 earlier in the month. The second OS X 10.11.3 beta followed at the start of January. Apple has since started testing OS X 10.11.4.

As the version number suggests, OS X 10.11.3 so far hasn’t included any major feature changes or enhancements, although we’ll update our coverage if anything significant is discovered.

The update further addresses lingering bugs and performance issues hanging around the Mac software. The last OS X El Capitan beta once again saw AT&T’s NumberSync feature for bridging iPhone phone numbers to the Mac return, for example, after the feature was trialled in previous releases.

The upcoming OS X 10.11.4 release includes new features like secure password protected Notes and Live Photo viewing in the Messages app and sharing over iMessage.

OS X 10.11.3 release notes

As ever, head to the Mac App Store and look for the new release in the Updates tab. Be sure to shout our way if you discover anything new and experience any issues with the software. The download runs about 661 MB in total and does require a restart.

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