Looking for a desktop revolution? Then you might be disappointed by Apple’s upcoming desktop operating system refresh for 2014. OS X Yosemite Gold Master is here and it is a continuation of the company’s go steady approach to getting v10.10 out the door.
At around 900MB, this isn’t the biggest developer seed, some Yosemite builds have tipped the scales at around 1.5GB. Also, whereas the developer build was 14A361c, this one has been tagged 14A379a.
Among the more noticeable changes arriving with OS X Yosemite Gold Master are updated trackpad tutorial movie clips (image above) found in System Preferences > Trackpad. Hidden in the details of those videos, according to 9 to 5 Mac, are clues about an upcoming Yosemite-flavored iWork update:
As it turns out, those demo videos also give us a quick look at what will almost certainly be the next major version of Apple’s iWork suite. Above you can see an unreleased version of Pages that features a redesigned toolbar and other tweaks.
And, there are also updated iWork icons in Yosemite Gold Master.
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Among the less visible changes are the subtle changes, noted by MacRumor’s Arn, to the Finder icon in OS X Yosemite. Apple seems to have paired the relatively curvier initial Finder icon to the slightly flatter, crisper version found in Yosemite Gold Master.
Whether or not it’s new Yosemite Gold Master is perhaps not the point, however, Safari 8 now supports Animated Portable Network Graphics (.apng) files. This format has three distinct advantages over animated gifs: 1.) 24-bit color, 2.) 8-bit transparency effects and 3.) it could replace animated gifs thus obviating ever hearing another human being say “jif” ever again.
Yosemite Gold Master: Under The Hood, Radar
On Monday, Apple pushed Bash Updates for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion, leaving the paranoid among OS X 10.10 testers to wonder if they were being left out to dry. However, Apple came through with a Shellshock Bash bug fix when it delivered OS X Yosemite Gold Master.
Lastly, not only has Apple seeded Xcode 6.1 Gold Master, the company is also requesting that developers submit Yosemite ready apps to the company’s Mac App Store gatekeepers to review.
That said, if you are planning to upgrade to OS X Yosemite, then you will need to insure that your Mac and daily use apps are Yosemite ready…
Excited to get your hands on OS X Yosemite?
Additional Source: Tapscape