Apple seeds third OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta to developers [Includes Force Touch APIs]

On February 23, Apple seeded the second beta for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to tester and developers, and now, several weeks later, the third beta (build: 14D98g) has been released.

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 includes the all-new Photos app, which replaces Aperture and iPhoto. In both appearance and features, Photos for OS X is similar to the Photos app bundled in iOS. The two apps share the same approach to photo management with both versions featuring a robust organizer coupled with basic editing tools.

Most notably, new APIs have been added to OS X that support Force Touch included on the MacBook Pro and MacBook.

Other changes, described by the release notes:
  • Accelerators. Pressure sensitivity in the trackpad enables apps to give users greater control. For instance the fast-forward button in media playback can speed up as pressure increases.
  • Pressure sensitivity. Drawing and other creative apps can take advantage of the pressure-sensing capabilities of the trackpad to make lines thicker or give the brush a changing style.
  • Drag and Drop. Apps can add the springLoaded property to their controls so they can react to a Force click gesture while in the middle of performing a drag, for instance to immediately open a new target for the drop.
Also found:
  • A new look-up feature. Now you can look-up text and it will show suggestions from iTunes App Store, movie show times, and more, using your location to show relevant information.
Past OS X 10.10.3 builds have contained Apple’s new Photos app, two-step Gmail login within Mail, and diverse emojis. It’s suspected the software on Thursday continues updating these new feature.


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