Fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, public with focus on Photos & Migration — Apple has just issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers. The latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 is available from the Mac App Store for registered developers, and members of the OS X public beta program.
Apple has asked testers to focus on Photos, Migration, and support for Arabic and Hebrew languages when using the software.
Jony Ive’s new job title — Without designer Jony Ive, Apple as the world knows it wouldn’t exist. Macs, iPhones, and iPads certainly wouldn’t be as iconic without Ive’s industrial magic. The Cupertino company has always prized Ive’s skills, but now the former senior VP of design is joining CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the C-suite as Apple’s first ever Chief Design Officer.
Apple hiring spree looks to improve iTunes search, discovery, video & more — A large set of Apple job listings posted on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to make major improvements to iTunes, particularly in search and music discovery at the iTunes Store.
Three cool extra things TextEdit can do — There’s a killer app just hanging out there on your hard drive. I know it’s there (it ships with Mac OS), and you have hopefully have already used it. It’s called TextEdit, and it may be one of the most under-appreciated apps on your Mac. Kelly Guimont shows you three things you might not have known this app could do. Perhaps you will see the light. [In my experience, many-to-most Mac users don’t even know they have TextEdit – it’s in your Applications folder – don’t know what it is – it’s a Word Processor, free, already on every Mac – and don’t know that it both opens and writes Microsoft Word files.]