Apple Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for download

Apple Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for download

Besides releasing iOS 8.3 for mobile devices, Apple has also released OS X 10.10.3 for desktops, with an all-new Photos app. The Photos app, which has been in the works for the best part of a year, is the main talking point, and you can catch all of the key details after the break.

The Photos app comes as the successor to iPhone and Aperture, offering a modernized experience which falls in line with Apple's other apps and services. The Photos app borrows the overall iOS aesthetic, like most of the OS X platform, making the process of editing and organizing your photos seamless and pleasurable.

The Photos app was first unveiled at the WWDC last year, and it is finally making its presence felt, ten long months later. In essence, Photos is a pro-level tool that can also be used by general consumers, and its inclusion along is a great reason to download the latest OS X 10.10.3 update.

Besides the Photos app, the iCloud Photo Library has also dropped its beta tag, ensuring that you can easily access your photos across all your Apple devices with ease. You can review the other changes in the official changelog which follows:

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update includes the new Photos app and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

With Photos you can:

  • Browse your photos by time and location in Moments, Collections and Years views
  • Navigate your library using convenient Photos, Shared, Albums and Projects tabs
  • Store all of your photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library in their original format and in full resolution
  • Access your photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library from your Mac, iPhone, iPad or with any web browser
  • Perfect your photos with powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that optimize with a single click or slider, or allow precise adjustments with detailed controls
  • Create professional-quality photo books with simplified bookmarking tools, new Apple-designed themes, and new square book formats
  • Purchase Prints in new square and panoramic sizes
It's easy to upgrade your iPhoto library to Photos - just launch the app to get started. To learn more about Photos, please visit:

This update also includes the following improvements
  • Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
  • Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look up
  • Prevents Safari from saving websites favicon URLs used in Private Browsing
  • Improves stability and security in Safari
  • Improves WiFi performance and connectivity in various scenarios
  • Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments
  • Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
  • Improves screen sharing reliability
For more detailed information about this update, please visit:
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

The OS X 10.10.3 update is available for your Mac through the Mac App Store, and you can update to the latest version of OS X by heading to the Updates tab. If you happen to notice something new which hasnt been mentioned in the changelog, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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