Apple has quietly released a minor update to iTunes aimed at helping resolve some lingering problems with Podcasts for some users. The new iTunes 11.3.1 update is available now for Mac through the Mac App Store (check under Updates) or you can download it from the iTunes site. If you are a iTunes user on PC, you can use the Apple Software update app to get the latest update.
The popular music discovery service Shazam has launched an all new Shazam app for Mac today, bringing easy music discovery to your Mac running OS X Mavericks. The new app listens for music playing around you and pops up a notification when the artist and song are identified. It’s a free app and resides on your Mac’s menu bar, working in the background.
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Last Friday Apple released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of their desktop Operating System which is due for general availability in September of this year. The Yosemite beta, the first such public beta since OS X 10.0 (yes, 10 releases ago) so its kinda big news in the Apple world. Our question is did you install it?
According to our site analytics, many of you have installed it. Since last Friday, OS X 10.10 has accounted for 17.38% of the traffic here to the site. Not bad at all given that OS X 10.6 still accounts for 6.38% after all these years. I suspect that it will continue to grow.
So tell us, did you install the OS X Yosemite Beta?
If you have any comments we would love to hear those too especially if you have run into any issues (it is beta after all) or if you are regretting your decision to upgrade.
By-the-way, Apple still have OS X Yosemite beta downloads available on the AppleSeed site.
Apple has released iTunes 11.3 for Mac and PC users today, bringing with it iTunes Extras for all of your HD movies. For those who aren’t familiar with iTunes Extras, they are often things like behind the scenes videos, short films, director’s commentary, delete scenes and short films.
On the same day that they released iOS 8 Beta 3, Apple has released OS X Yosemite Preview 3 to their developer community for testing. The latest preview comes three weeks after Preview 2 and is still only open to those in the developer community. A wider public beta is expected laster this summer for non-developers to try & test.
Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 to the public as I tweeted about last night. Unlike the challenges faced with the iOS 7.1.2 update, the 10.9.4 update has gone smoothly and there has been no reported issues that I’ve been able to find this morning.
One week after the last beta, Apple has released the 4th beta for OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 to their developer community. Build 13E25 hit the developer portal earlier today and has developers continuing to focus on the same key areas as it has been in previous beta releases.
FipLab makes some great apps for Mac and this weekend, one of their best is on sale for 40% off. Duplicate Detective allows you to quickly and easily find duplicate files in any folder on your Mac. Normally the app is $4.99, but this weekend you can get it for $2.99.
Apple has seeded the 3rd beta of OS X 10.9.4 to developers. The latest beta for Mavericks comes just one week after the release of the 2nd beta and about a month after the initial beta started in May.
Avatron Software has launched a new app called Air Stylus that lets artists use an iPad or Android tablet as a wireless drawing surface for Mac or PC-based graphics software programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Apple Aperture.