Apple seeded Yosemite beta 2 to registered developers today with a number of new features and stability enhancements, the first major update to Apple's next generation desktop operating system comes 15 days after the OS X 10.10 Developer Preview was released at WWDC.
Listed as build 14A261i, the new OS X 10.10 Update 1.0 might set a record for the most ones and zeros in a software update. The new build can be installed from the Apple Developer Center or via a software update in the Mac App Store.
According to MacRumors, new features include:
- The return of the Photo Booth application
- Screen Sharing v6 now includes the ability to block incoming requests
- Time Machine has done away with the starry space motif and now uses a blurred version of the current desktop picture
- Handoff between Yosemite and iOS 8 appears to be functional in beta 2
- AirDrop now offers an onscreen notification when a file is incoming making it is no longer necessary to open Finder
- A new Settings icon
- To enable: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleInterfaceTheme Dark
- To disable: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleInterfaceTheme Light
A MacRumors forum thread is tracking the changes in Yosemite beta 2 in copious detail, right down to the updated Settings icon.
Disclaimer: Yosemite betas are intended for developers and are not recommended for production. Yosemite betas may cause data loss and include security vulnerabilities.