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Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 public beta 2 + rare update for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Apple is out with the second public beta version of the upcoming OS X 10.11.4 software update for Mac.

The release adds a secure, password-protected Notes, which sync with iOS 9.3, as well as support for viewing and sharing Live Photos over iMessage with the Messages app. Other focus areas include the iBooks and Photos apps, according to Apple.

Today’s release follows the developer version of the same software update earlier this week.

Apple has also released a rare software update for Mac users still running OS X 10.6.

This update ensures future compatibility of the Mac App Store included with OS X Snow Leopard, and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.

The update is called ‘Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard’ and is only a 3.5MB download from Apple’s support site. Snow Leopard was released in 2009. The Mac App Store was introduced in 2010 with OS X 10.6.6 as an update to Snow Leopard.

10.6 Stories March 25, 2014

Apple seeds Safari 7.0.3 and 6.1.3 Seed 2 to developers

After seeding the first beta of the next versions of Safari for OS X a week ago, Apple has just seeded another pre-release version of Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 (Seed 2) to developers.

Apple provides the following focus areas for devs in the release notes:

Please focus testing on the following areas:

• General website compatibility

• Safari Push Notifications

• Login AutoFill

• Credit Card AutoFill (OS X Mavericks only) • Extension Compatibility

Safari 7.0.3 will arrive for Mavericks users while the 6.1.3 release is the latest for Mountain Lion users. The updates require the following:

Safari 6.1.3 for OS X Lion requires OS X 10.7.5 with Security Update 2013-002. Safari 6.1.3 for OS X Mountain Lion requires OS X 10.8.5. Safari 7.0.3 for OS X Mavericks requires OS X 10.9.2 and is also included in OS X 10.9.3.

Earlier this month Apple pushed updates for iTunes 11.1.6 and OS X 10.9.3 betas to developers. When released to the public, the new iTunes version will restore the ability to sync contacts and calendars to an iOS device, while OS X is expected to introduce the ability to output at 4k resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate on the latest MacBook Pro models.

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