Earlier this week, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 6. We’re getting later in the beta cycle, so there’s not a lot that’s new. In fact, there is very little.
I showed off what’s new and I tried to do a quick walk through, we’ll call it a jog through, of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
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Today, Apple seeded Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 6 to developers, which means that those on the Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta will get Public Beta 4 tomorrow.
Just like last week, there was no iOS 9, WatchOS 2, or Xcode 7 builds that shipped alongside it, making it clear that Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS are now on different release schedules. There is still no sign that the current Apple TV is supported anymore.
It’s entirely possible that Apple will be pushing Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan out earlier this year. Typically, Apple releases iOS at the same time as the iPhone in September and Mac OS at the same time as the iPad in October. iOS 9, WatchOS 2, and Xcode 7 will clearly launch alongside the iPhone 6S; however, those are all on Beta 4 (it wouldn’t surprise me if we see Beta 5 tomorrow) while Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan is on Beta 6.
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Surprise! Just six days after releasing Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4, they release El Capitan Beta 5. It certainly wasn’t a typical release, as there was no new iOS 9, WatchOS 2, or Xcode 7 Betas. In fact, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 5 isn’t even on Apple’s developer web site just yet, so I have no release notes to show you.
For public beta testers, this means that you will most likely get Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 3 tomorrow. We’re getting later in the release cycle, so at this point, new builds can come at any time as it’s becoming more and more stable.
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On Tuesday, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4. The next day, Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 2. There isn’t a lot that’s new in this build; however, there are some really significant bug fixes that I’ll show in this video.
As we get closer to the public release of Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, there will be more videos like this, showing off bug fixes rather than actual new features.
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Yesterday, Apple released developer beta 4 of iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and WatchOS 2. They also released the public beta of Xcode 7. Since that happened yesterday, that means that the second public beta of iOS 9 and Mac OS X 10 is now available.
If you’re already on the first public beta, all you need to do is go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If not, you can go to Apple’s Appleseed web site and sign up and download a configuration file to your device.
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Today, Apple released their usual round of betas, including Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4, iOS 9 Beta 4, WatchOS 2 Beta 4, and Xcode 7 Beta 4. There is still no evidence of the Apple TV being supported anymore. Also, iOS 9 Beta 4 is the first one that has a build for the sixth generation iPod Touch.
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It took me a long time to install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 3. It didn’t go well. When I first installed the beta 3 update, it told me that I couldn’t create an Apple ID with that Mac anymore, even though I wasn’t trying to create an Apple ID. Then, I restored my MacBook Air to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and upgraded to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan again; however, beta 2 didn’t show up, rendering me unable to upgrade to beta 3.
Then, I restored again and upgraded again. The Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2 update still didn’t show up, so I manually installed it. It took me a few days before I was actually able to install this build, only to find out that AirDrop still doesn’t work so I had to go back to Yosemite immediately after I made this video.
Despite the fact that there are few new features in this build, keep in mind that I did put a lot of work into it.
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By Rich W Woods
While Office 2016 for Windows is still in preview, Office 2016 for Mac is ready to go, and if you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you can get it right now.
Of course, Office 2016 for Mac doesn’t include all of the things that Office 2016 for PCs does. There’s no Publisher or Access; however, you do get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype, and OneDrive, which is a pretty sweet suite.
Here’s what Kirk Koenigsbauer had to say:
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By Rich W Woods
Today, Apple seeded Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan to those on the developer preview. It came alongside iOS 9, Xcode 7, and WatchOS 2 Beta 3. Oddly enough, it seems that Apple is still not supporting the current Apple TV.
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By Rich W Woods
Yesterday, Apple launched iOS 8.4 and one more thing: Apple Music. We all remember Apple Music, right? It’s the thing Tim Cook announced after he abused Steve Jobs’s “One More Thing” line.
Well, iTunes has been updated as well, both on Mac and Windows. It even comes with Apple’s new Music icon. Don’t worry. If you have a high dpi display like the Surface Pro 3, iTunes will still look like crap.