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Apple posts fifth OS X 10.10.3 beta, adds OS X Recovery updates

Apple on Monday seeded an updated beta build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers, the fifth pre-release version of the company's desktop operating system that brings updates to the new Photos app as well as OS X Yosemite's recovery tools.

The new OS X 10.10.3 beta is identified as build number 14D113c, while the Yosemite Recovery update is bumped to version 3.0. Both updates are now available for download via the Updates tab of the Mac App Store or from the Mac Developer Center.

Two issues remain with using Photos for OS X in concert with the iCloud Photo Library beta and iOS 8.1.3 or earlier. Photo or video dates that have been edited manually may revert to their original dates, while Photos could crash when folders containing albums are removed from Recently Deleted.

Apple is also continuing to ask developers to focus on Wi-Fi captive portal testing. The company is looking for feedback from networks that use captive portals in public places like hotels, airplanes, airports, and coffee shops when using Safari.

Monday's update comes one week after Apple issued the fourth 10.10.3 beta, and just under one month after the company publicly release OS X 10.10.2. With issues dwindling, OS X 10.10.3 could make its way to everyday users soon.