Apple releases Yosemite Developer Preview 4 with redesigned iTunes 12 — Apple has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 4. It is available via the Mac App Store Software Update tab for developers running earlier versions of Yosemite.
Apple has also released a revamped iTunes 12 to developers. 9to5Mac has screenshots of it (that’s one, above). Previous updates previously brought various design tweaks and feature enhancements, and Preview 4 is likely to do the same thing.
It looks like Apple might be planning to release a publicly available beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite later this month, according to sources briefed on the plans. This release will mark the first time Apple has released a public beta of a new OS X version in over a decade.
City of Cupertino provides update on Apple’s Campus 2 progress with new aerial shot — Following a number of amateur aerial shots of Apple’s Campus 2 construction popping up on Instagram and elsewhere online, the City of Cupertino has shared the best yet look at progress on the site with an aerial shot of the entire campus. The shot doesn’t just show the main circular “spaceship” structure, but also work starting on the the entire surrounding campus.
AudioSwitcher 2.16 review: Mac app is an audio source quick-change artist — If you have a lot of audio inputs and outputs on your Mac and quickly need to switch back and forth between them, Paul O’Neill’s AudioSwitcher (Mac App Store link. NZ$1.29) is a great little menubar utility for doing just that. [I just hold down the Option key while clicking on the volume slider – it does the same thing, it’s already in your system and it’s free.]
New Grey Lynn Apple training series announced (to be run by yours truly)
1/ Introduction to the Mac and OS X August 13th, 7:30pm
2/ Looking after your Mac hardware and software Aug 20th
3/ The Mac’s ‘iApps’ (Address Book, iCal, Text Edit, iTunes, Maps etc) Aug 27
4/ iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and how they do what Microsoft products Word, Excel and PowerPoint do) September 3
5/ The Internet — What it is, plus Mail & Safari: work smarter, search smarter, September 10th
6/ iPhoto (includes tips for better photography) September 17th
7/ Mac Tips & Tricks – An interesting session that turns you into a Mac power user, September 24th
8/ Introduction to iDevices (iPhone and iPad) October 1st
9/ iCloud, iOS & iDevices — How your iDevice (iPad/iPhone/iPod touch) integrates with your Mac over the Cloud, October 8th
10/ Essential iDevice tips and tricks. October 15th, final.