Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers and public testers

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As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

Identified as build number 14D130a, the latest revision remains focused primarily on the new Photos app. Issues remain when using Photos and the iCloud Photo Library beta with iOS 8.1.3 or earlier, and the company urges testers to maintain regular backups when testing this configuration.

Additional emphasis is placed on testing Wi-Fi captive portals, such as those found in airports or coffee shops. This has been a problem area since the first OS X 10.10.3 beta, signaling that Apple may be having trouble with its networking stack in this configuration.

The company also asks testers to look at screen sharing, Safari, and Mail as well as Arabic and Hebrew system translations.

OS X 10.10.3 beta 6 comes one week after the release of the fifth beta, which added updates to OS X's recovery partition. The update is available to developers and testers via the Mac App Store.