Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 public beta 4 with updated Messages and Notes apps

“Apple has released the fourth OS X 10.11.4 public beta for non-developer testers. Public beta testers running the El Capitan pre-release can find the new software update through the Mac App Store,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac. “The latest public beta update follows the fourth developer beta of the same update earlier this week.”

“Changes coming with OS X 10.11.4,” Hall reports, “include support for viewing and sharing Live Photos taken on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus through iMessage using the Messages app as well as the ability to password-protect items in the Notes app for the first time.”

Hall reports, “The update is also expected to resolve the issue with opening Twitter URL links in Safari.”

More info in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The new Live Photos in Message and password-protected Notes features work well, but remember that this is a beta, so deploy at your own risk.


    1. I’d like a better way to sort and tag notes. I’m trying to move away from Evernote and I now have to use Spotlight nearly every time I want to find a note. Am I overlooking a way to sort them alphabetically or by date, or do you think that will come later?

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