Minor bug fixes seem to be headed to developers in the second seed in as many weeks…
Apple seems to be moving forward with its plans to squash bugs in OS X 10.11 El Capitan, as it released beta two (2) – build 15E27e – of OS X 10.11.4 to its developer community on 2015-01-25. This build contains enhancements to many of Apple’s core OS apps, line Notes, where they added enhancements to password protection and bug fixes. We also got the standard, “OS X 10.11.4 improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac” language as well.
Secure Notes features in OS 10.11.4 will marry up with Secure Notes in iOS 9.3. We’ll also see marrying of Live Photos in Messages and iMessage on the desktop and on your compatible iDevice, respectively. Live Photos are an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus exclusive. They could be sent from device to device easily, but on the desktop, users who wanted to view Live Photos needed to use the Photos app. Support for Live Photos will now come to Messages on the desktop when OS X 10.11.4 is released in the coming months.
Viewing Live Photos in Messages is easy. All you need to do is double click the image in the Messages timeline. The window that pops up includes both sound and animation as well as options for opening up the Live Photo for editing and review.
OS X 10.11 El Capitan is Apple’s latest version of its desktop operating system. Version 10.11.4, beta 2, is the latest developer preview, and its available from Apple’s Developer Portal or the Mac App Store.