Yesterday marked the official release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, featuring an array of minor tweaks and bug fixes, and, most notably, the new Photos app.
The new operating system fixes some minor bugs, including Bluetooth connectivity issues, screen sharing issues, and made some networking and Wi-Fi improvements. 300 new emojis were added, with the addition of several new skin tones and new icons. Spotlight suggestions were also added for the “look up” panel.
The shining star of this update is absolutely the new Photos app. The app syncs effortlessly with your iCloud library, making all your photos available across all of your devices at any time. The app syncs everything, including edits and favorites, across your devices while simultaneously freeing up valuable space on your hard drive. Your photos are organized automatically (and very well, I might add), using time and location information embedded in the photos. Photos also features some pretty advanced editing tools. An auto-optimization feature and filters will quickly and easily enhance photos for the casual user, while more advanced users can tweak the exposure, contrast, and more. Although it’s not quite as advanced as Aperture or Lightroom, Photos is a huge improvement over iPhoto for the casual user.
Although it’s still brand-new, this update is impressive with its features and performance. The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update can be downloaded from the Updates tab in the Mac App Store.