OS X 10.11 Stories September 30, 2015

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Apple has officially released OS X El Capitan for the Mac, adding some new improvements as well as bringing parity with changes in iOS 9, released two weeks ago. OS X El Capitan (version 10.11), can be installed on any Mac that runs OS X Yosemite: simply download the free update from the Mac App Store. The release does not feature anything radically new — like the major visual overhaul that came last year — but there are new features as well as a strong focus on overall performance and stability improvements.

Here’s what’s new in Apple’s latest version of the Mac operating system …

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OS X 10.11 Stories September 23, 2015

Fantastical 2.1 for Mac

Fantastical 2.0 notably upgraded the smart calendar menu bar utility to a full-sized calendar app in March. Following that massive release, Flexibits is back today with the first big update that builds on that it.

Fantastical 2.1 for Mac adds full El Capitan support ahead of OS X 10.11’s release next week (which should be welcome news to El Capitan public beta and developer testers now). In addition to general stability that you would expect, OS X 10.11 support includes El Capitan’s new split-screen feature for viewing and resizing two full-screen apps side-by-side.

Fantastical’s developers say the new release also fulfills the vast majority of feature requests after version 2.0 that users have requested. The result is more refined Fantastical 2 for Mac with an extensive change log that likely includes something for everyone: expand full story

OS X 10.11 Stories August 21, 2015

Apple pushes Recovery Update 2.0 for OS X El Capitan to beta testers

Apple has published an update to the OS X Recovery software for users on the beta version of OS X El Capitan. The update appears to have been published late yesterday without much fanfare. The boilerplate change log notes that it includes “improvements” to the Recovery software indicating that it’s likely just a bug fix release.

OS X El Capitan beta 7 was released to developers earlier this week alongside a matching public beta. The operating system will be released later this year.

OS X 10.11 Stories August 19, 2015

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Following yesterday’s misfire on the public beta channel, Apple has released OS X El Capitan Beta 7 (build 15A263e) to developers. The fifth public beta has also returned after being pulled yesterday afternoon. That version comes with a build number of 15A262e, which puts it a few builds ahead of yesterday’s.

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OS X 10.11 Stories August 18, 2015

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Update: Public beta testers may not see the update currently as it appears to have been pulled for now.

Apple has pushed out the fifth public beta version of OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.” The update brings bug fixes and tweaks the pre-release operating system in preparation for its launch later this year.

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OS X 10.11 Stories July 30, 2015

Reeder 3 public beta

We know the developer behind the popular RSS client Reeder has been working on a version 3.0 update for OS X 10.10 Yosemite as we last saw a teaser in April. Today users get the first chance to try out the redesigned RSS service reader as the first public beta for Reeder 3 has gone live. The updated version sports a user interface designed for Yosemite and beyond, more themes for making reading comfortable, and even a few OS X El Capitan features. Reeder says the new version will be available as a free update to current Reeder 2 customers when it’s completed. expand full story

OS X 10.11 Stories July 22, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 11.44.51 AMFollowing this week’s fourth developer preview of OS X 10.11, Apple has released the second El Capitan public beta to testers. The OS X public beta allows Mac users to test the new features included in the operating system update and submit feedback ahead of its public release later this fall. Participation in Apple’s public beta program does not require a paid developer member account. OS X 10.11 public beta 2 includes the same changes as yesterday’s OS X 10.11 beta 4 release. expand full story

OS X 10.11 Stories July 21, 2015

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Apple today has released the fourth developer preview of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The operating system carries the build number 15A226f. Two weeks ago, the company pushed the third beta build to developers after initially introducing the operating system at WWDC last month. Beta 3 brought about a variety of minor changes, including changes to Mission Control, the Photos app, and the Calendar app.

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OS X 10.11 Stories July 13, 2015

Internet’s new addressing system now mainstream, says Apple – prioritized in iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 betas

With the Internet running out of standard 32-bit IP addresses (known as IPv4), the switch to IPv6 – which offers 128-bit addresses – has been quietly underway for some time. Apple says this work has now progressed sufficiently for IPv6 to be considered mainstream, and it is prioritizing the use of the new addressing system in the public betas of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11.

What both operating systems previously did was to try both old and new addressing systems and use whichever responded fastest. Both platforms now prefer IPv6 even if it is slightly slower, explained Apple CoreOS Networking Engineer David Schinazi in an Internet Engineering Task Force post.

If the first reply we get is A and we’re expecting a AAAA, we start a 25ms timer – If the timer fires, we send out the v4 SYN – If we get the AAAA during that 25ms window, we move on to address selection

In other words, IPv6 is used if it’s up to 25ms slower to respond than IPv4. Based on testing to date, says Schinazi, that means both platforms will be using IPv6 addresses around 99% of the time.

Via TNW

OS X 10.11 Stories July 10, 2015

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Following yesterday’s release of the OS X El Capitan public beta, Apple has pushed out a small update to the operating system to address issues that could cause 32-bit apps to crash. The update is available to users on the public beta and those on the separate developer preview.

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OS X 10.11 Stories July 9, 2015

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Update: The OS X El Capitan beta is now available via Apple’s website. Instructions on how to enroll your device in the program and update can be found here.

Apple’s public beta of OS X El Capitan will be released today, according to Apple’s website. The build is meant to be tested by users wanting to preview the upcoming version of the operating system, which will be released for free this fall. Users can sign up to be an OS X Beta Program member on Apple’s site here.

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OS X 10.11 Stories July 8, 2015

Apple has published a new support document detailing its plans to revamp the existing two-factor authentication system that it first launched last year. The document is careful to differentiate the two systems, referring to the existing one as “two-step verification” and the newer one as “two-factor authentication.”

The latest update to the iOS 9 beta has introduced initial support for the new system, but most users, including those running the beta, will need to wait until later this year to gain access to it.

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Apple earlier today began rolling out the third betas of iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan and we’ve been digging into each of them, trying to figure out what is new, changed, and improved. Most of the changes come on the iOS 9 and watchOS 2 side of things, with the new OS X 10.11 beta focusing mainly on under-the-hood changes. Read on for all of the changes…

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Apple has pushed out the third preview of the upcoming OS X 10.11, marketed under the name “El Capitan,” to developers today. The previous build was released on June 23rd, putting this release at just over the standard of two weeks between seeds.

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OS X 10.11 Stories June 15, 2015

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At Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote, we got our first glimpse at OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Say what you will about the name (I’m not a huge fan), but it does come along with some nice under-the-hood improvements and new features. Today we’re taking a look at the top five features available with OS X El Capitan…

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OS X 10.11 Stories June 10, 2015

Apple adds Notes beta to iCloud site for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan testers

Apple has upgraded the version of its Notes app on iCloud.com this week to the much more capable version shown off on Monday at WWDC. The beta version of Notes is available specifically for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan testers.

OS X 10.11 Stories June 8, 2015

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At WWDC earlier today, Apple revealed Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan with a handful of new features, including improvements to Safari, new Spotlight capabilities, side-by-side window functionality, performance improvements, and more. Apple released a developer beta of El Capitan today via its developer portal, while also noting that a public beta will come in July. We have learned this evening, however, that Apple has also seeded a beta version of El Capitan to retail employees for testing.

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OS X El Capitan can remember your password for free app downloads

With the release of OS X El Capitan later this year, Apple will bring a setting that has been part of iOS for some time over to the Mac. The setting allows users to determine whether they want to enter their password every time they download a paid app or in-app purchase, or if they would rather only have to enter it once for a given 15-minute window.

A second setting will also allow users to permanently save their password for free downloads, ensuring that you never have to login to download another free app. Of course, both of these settings can be configured to require your password every time.

Apple announced OS X El Capitan earlier today alongside iOS 9.

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At WWDC, Apple has officially announced the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9. The update will be available in the fall for free. iOS 9 runs on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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Keeping with its recent annual update cycle, Apple showed off the next version of the Mac desktop operating system at WWDC today. OS X 10.11, the latest system version, carries the name El Capitan following Apple’s pattern of using names of prominent locations across California including Yosemite and Mavericks in years prior. Full details below: expand full story

Apple Developer Portal and Beta Software Program pages goes down ahead of WWDC keynote

The Apple Developer portal has gone down ahead of Apple’s WWDC event later today, where Apple will announce its next-generation software platforms for Apple Watch, iOS and OS X. Posters from within the venue show that Watch OS will feature prominently as a newly rebranded as ‘watchOS’.

Update: The Beta Software Program page has also gone down — potentially indicating that iOS 9 or OS X 10.11 will be made available as public betas today.

WWDC jackets leave little doubt about Apple’s adoption of San Francisco system font

The jackets Apple is handing out to WWDC attendees appear to leave little doubt about our exclusive report that the company plans to adopt San Francisco as the new system font in iOS and OS X. As one of our readers tweeted, Apple has used San Francisco for the jacket lettering.

There’s also a little in-joke in the jacket labels, Apple using its Swift programming language to indicate the size and country of manufacture.

We reported that Apple plans to replace Helvetica Neue with San Francisco in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. The new font is already used in watchOS.

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OS X 10.11 Stories June 5, 2015

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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off. On Monday, June 8th, company executives will take the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to provide their annual roadmap for Apple’s software, services, and devices.

Traditionally, Apple has used the conference to introduce major upgrades to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system iOS, as well as the Mac operating system OS X, along with new services. Of course, 2015 will be no different. Apple has been preparing a new version of iOS 9 codenamed “Monarch,” a release of OS X 10.11 codenamed “Gala,” a new streaming Apple Music service based on Beats Music, and updates for the Apple Watch.

Over the last several years, we have provided advance reports on the lion’s share of announcements that will be made at WWDC, as well as a comprehensive roundup ahead of the event. Read on for our roundup of what’s coming, along with fresh new details not found in our earlier reports.

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OS X 10.11 Stories June 3, 2015

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We’ve already run down much of what can be expected from iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and Apple Music at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, and now it’s time to run down what 9to5Mac’s editors want to see at the conference. You can find our hopes below, and stay tuned for our comprehensive roundup of what to expect at WWDC.

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