OS X Beta, New Photos App Launched by Apple
Good day for Apple fans. The technology giant has not only launched the OS X beta testing phase today, it has also offered new users to join in by allowing them to sign up.
That is not all, alongside the beta testing, they have also launched the new Photos app which is going to work with Mac, iPad, iPod and iPhone.
So what exactly is the OS X beta program for, you might ask. Well, just like all the betas out there it is used in “shaping updates to OS X Yosemite by test-driving pre-release versions” with the help of feeback from the users.
The official website has clearly explained how you can sign up for the beta:
To join the OS X Beta Program, just sign up using your Apple ID and install the latest OS X Yosemite beta Software Update. Then go ahead and start using it. When you come across an issue that needs addressing, report it directly to Apple with the built-in Feedback Assistant application.
However I will suggest that you install the beta on a secondary device if you have one. It is, after all, a testing phase and there could be issues. The least you should do is back up your data somewhere.
As far as the Photos app is concerned, it is available for any iPhone above 4s but it will require you to have iOS 8 installed on your smartphone.
The top of the line feature with the new Photos app is the seamless integration between cameras, iPad, iPhone, and Mac. You take photos at one place and use it on the other – on the go.
However, the service is going to cost you if you wish to use more than than initial 5GB of storage. An additional 20GB will cost you $12 a year and 1TB is going to cost you $240 for each year.
Isn’t that quite expensive?
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