Whether Apple calls it OS X 10.10 Update 1.0 or OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2, it is the very same thing. Developers began receiving this latest Yosemite beta on Tuesday and they immediately noted a number of new and/or updated apps and features.
This Yosemite beta, of course, has a third name, as well, which is OS X 10.10 14A261i.
Now here’s a bullet pointed snapshot of the new/adjusted features and apps available in OS X Yosemite DP2, which is available to registered developers via Mac App Store Software Update or the Apple Developer Site:
OS X Yosemite DP2:
— Dark Mode: People are just starting to play with this (how to enable Dark Mode)
— Photo Booth: Photo Booth, which was missing from the first Yosemite beta, has now returned
— Time Machine: Time Machine has a redesigned interface that removes the stars
— Screen Sharing: Screen Sharing has been updated to version 6, allowing users to block incoming screen share requests
— Settings: There’s a new Settings icon
— AirDrop: AirDrop now offers a notification directly on the screen when a file is incoming, so it is no longer necessary to open Finder to receive a file
— Handoff: Handoff between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is now far more functional
— System Information: There’s a new field for Continuity support in the Bluetooth category of the System Information app, which lets users know if their machines support features like Continuity and AirDrop
— Safari RSS is back
And, yes, Apple fans and friends, iOS 8 Beta 2 is also available.