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Apple releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update to fix a Start up issue and also rolls out OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta for developers
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Apple releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update to fix a Start up issue and also rolls out OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta for developers

by AshwinApril 17, 2015

It is not even 10 days yet, since the last stable update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 with the new Photos app and new emojis, was released.

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But Apple has already released a minor update for the OS.

Users had reported that OS 10.10.3 had issues related to the start up time, as compared to the previous version. This led Apple to investigate the issue, and found that

The latest update is called “OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0”, and weighs less that 2 MB in size. It fixes an issue which was apparently introduced in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update.

Users who updated to 10.10.3, complained that the start up time of their Mac was slow, as compared to the previous version. They had reported the issue to Apple and requested it to fix it as soon as possible.

This led Apple to investigate the issue, and it found that the bug was related to a video driver, which in turn affected video capturing apps, resulting in delayed start up in some machines and preventing some machines from starting up entirely.

This is what the official change log at Apple’s support portal reads:

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update fixes a video driver issue that may prevent your Mac from starting up when running certain apps that capture video.

You can download and install the Supplemental Update from the Mac App Store’s Software Update Tab, on your machine.

Hopefully that should solve any start up issues on your Mac. If you have been experiencing por battery life on your MacBook, you would be interested to know that using Google Chrome on a MacBook drains the battery in less than 10 hours.  Take a few moments to read about the issue and how you can fix it.

Apple is continuing to improve Yosemite rapidly, and has also made the next beta build of OS X available to developers.

The Cupertino Company has already begun seeding the OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta for Mac computers. The beta update is available through the Mac App Store, for registered developers and members of the Apple Beta Software Program (Appleseed).

The build number for the beta update is 10.10.4 14E7f. An official change log for the new beta build has not been made available yet. It is expected that the beta includes performance enhancements and bug fixes for issues found in the latest stable update. 9t05 Mac writes that, “Apple says the update focuses on stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.”

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