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Apple seeds OS X 10.11.4 to devs with Live Photos support in Messages

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Apple has seeded its first OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan beta to registered developers, adding support for Live Photos in the Messages app. The update also brings performance and stability improvements, and password protection for Apple’s own Notes app.

OS X 10.11.4 comes just days after Apple rolled out its first iOS 9.3 beta, which also gives users the ability to protect the Notes app with Touch ID. With the same functionality on your Mac, other users won’t be able to view your notes even if they have access to your desktop.

By far the biggest change with this update, however, is support for Live Photos in the Messages app. This means you can finally view those awesome images shot on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on your desktop, without having to pull your own device out of your pocket.

Sadly, Live Photos support still can’t be found in other OS X apps, such as Mail.

OS X 10.11.4 also promises lots of under-the-hood improvements to provide greater performance and stability. If you’re a registered developer, you can download it now via Apple’s Developer Center. A public beta should also be available soon.


Killian Bell

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