OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 fixes issues

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Apple’s OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 has just gone live to download with issues being fixed, although there’s no release notes to describe exactly what problems got patched in this latest build. As per normal, the update is recommended for all developers using the beta software and should be downloaded right away from within preview 2.

Developers can access the normal Apple update menu and after checking for updates they’ll see OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3, as featured in our screenshot on this page, which also highlights the fact that little is given away in the download list notes.

This update most likely added fixes to support iOS 8 beta 3, which also just went live within the last couple of hours and still requires the changelog after nothing changed to those release notes at this time. Our developer has installed iOS 8 beta 3 and is in the process of installing OS X Yosemite preview 3, so we’ll have a lot more details once they’ve performed a few tests in the coming hours.

There has been some crashing in preview 2 along with lagging when performing certain tasks, like working in PhotoShop or dragging photos from Safari 8.0. After our hands-on, we’ll let our readers know what’s changed and how performance is after this update.

New features – you will find Dark Mode has officially launched in preview 3, there’s also a few UI tweaks with the likes of iCloud Preferences, Mail, and System Preferences. One change that’s a bit strange is the setting to “Allow Handoff between this Mac and Your iCloud devices” has gone missing, although we don’t know exactly why this would be.

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  • James

    Allow handoff is now in the general section of preferences, at the bottom.