Apple Releases OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan With Live Photos Support for Messages, Password Protected Notes

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    Apple today released OS X 10.11.4 to the public, marking the launch of the third update to the El Capitan operating system that was first released on September 30. In testing since January 11, OS X 10.11.4 comes two months after the release of OS X 10.11.3.

    The OS X 10.11.4 update is available to all OS X El Capitan users and can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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    OS X 10.11.4 introduces Live Photos support in the Messages app, expanding the number of ways Live Photos can be viewed on a Mac. Prior to OS X 10.11.4, Live Photos could only be viewed through the Mac Photos app. Live Photos in Messages are denoted by the concentric circle icon that marks a Live Photo, and a click on a Live Photo will bring up a mini photo viewer that will play the photo animation.

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    The update includes support for password protected Notes, a feature that is also available within iOS 9.3. With password protection, individual notes within the Notes app can be locked with a password that must be entered before content can be viewed. Also new is an option to import notes from other note-taking apps like Evernote.

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    Aside from the minor new features in Notes an Messages, OS X 10.11.4 includes no other obvious outward-facing changes, instead focusing primarily on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes to address issues that have surfaced since the launch of OS X 10.11.3. Here's a full list of features and bug fixes included, according to the release notes:
    Almost all of Apple's OS X El Capitan updates have been focused on improving performance rather than introducing new features and OS X 10.11.4 is no exception.

    Update: There are security updates available for OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks.

    Article Link: Apple Releases OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan With Live Photos Support for Messages, Password Protected Notes
     
  2. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Is the new iTunes mentioned in the podcast included in this update?
     
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    Good to know. Waiting for mine to arrive. Hope the refreshed iTunes is released too.
     
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    All I care about is fixing that stupid Twitter bug.
     
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    How would you know you don't even have it yet. Some people just love to destroy everything, you must be really unhappy with your life.. Seriously.
     
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    And how do you know I don't even have it yet...? Haven't you heard of Developer and Public Beta...? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    not showing here, on PB7 not sure if that affects it.
     
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    The key is 'beta' in that sentence :rolleyes:
     
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    Also not showing up for me on the latest beta. Could possibly be the same version that was released last week.
     
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    Same here, so I guess it's the same.
     
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    Not showing up for me neither. I'm on the latest stable version of OS X 10.11, not beta.
     
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    And you expect Apple to miraculously squash all bugs in just one week from the last beta...? :rolleyes:
     
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    Nothing here. Waiting for the App Store to say there is an update available.
     
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    So OSX news is in the sidebar now, while iOS news is in the main feed.
     
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    Just showed up one minute ago...Houston, TX. Downloading 1.44 gigs.
     
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  24. tywebb13, Mar 21, 2016
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    Here's the Combo:
    http://swcdn.apple.com/content/down...hyakz1ajyqn6dyvu2f/OSXUpdCombo10.11.4Auto.pkg

    Don't forget to install the firmware update first though:
    http://swcdn.apple.com/content/down...dao83g9sqz3loxwdpy41c12jrz/FirmwareUpdate.pkg

    Also for faster download here is the delta for those on 10.11.3 (or 10.11.4 betas):
    http://swcdn.apple.com/content/down...gdao83g9sqz3loxwdpy41c12jrz/OSXUpd10.11.4.pkg

    This delta is the one I'll use because it is faster than the combo. But again remember to install the firmware update first.

    Build number is 15E65.

    Alternative links:

    delta: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1868?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    combo: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1869?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    You don't need to install the firmware update if you use these alternative links because it will be incorporated into it.
     

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