OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 News:

The OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 Update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users.

Apple released the long-awaited update of OS X Yosemite to version 10.10.3, which holds the new Photos app within it. In addition to the Photo app, this update also improves stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

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Some of the updated features include:

  • Adds over 300 new Emoji characters
  • Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look Up
  • Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing
  • Improves stability and security in Safari
  • Improves Wi-Fi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios
  • Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments
  • Fixes an issue that might cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
  • Improves screen sharing reliability

For enterprise customers, this update includes the following:

  • Addresses an issue that could cause Macs bound to an Active Directory server to become unresponsive at startup
  • Provides the ability to set a umask that’s respected by GUI apps
  • Fixes an issue installing a configuration profile for 802.1x with EAP-TLS
  • Resolves an issue where folders from a DFS share point might “disappear” when viewed from the Finder on some Macs
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  • Browse your photos by time and location in Moments, Collections, and Years views
  • Navigate your library using convenient Photos, Shared, Albums, and Projects tabs
  • Store all of your photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library in their original format and in full resolution
  • Access your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iCloud.com with your web browser
  • Perfect your photos with powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that optimize with a single click or slider, or allow precise adjustments with detailed controls
  • Create professional-quality photo books with simplified bookmaking tools, new Apple-designed themes, and new square book formats
  • Purchase prints in new square and panoramic sizes
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It’s easy to upgrade your iPhoto library to Photos – just open the app to get started. To learn more about Photos, visit: https://www.apple.com/osx/photos/

You should always back up your Mac before any system updates. You can use the Mac’s built-in Time Machine backup system to do this. To install the new update, go to the Mac App Store and click on the Update pane. Your computer will scan for potential updates that are available. Click ‘Install’ next to the updates you want to complete. Don’t interrupt the installation process once you’ve started it. With this system update, a restart is required to finish the installation.

For more information on this update, visit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204490