On Monday, Apple updated the iOS 8 Beta to Beta 4 and Mac OS X Yosemite to Developer Preview 4 (DP4). This article gives some useful links to learn more about iOS 8 and Yosemite.
For iOS 8 Beta installation steps, tips and more check out my blog article How To Safely Test iOS 8 Beta. For Yosemite Dev Preview installation steps, tips and more check out my blog article How To Safely Test OS X Yosemite Beta.
The upgrade of iOS 8 on my iPad Air took about 37 minutes, a little longer than Beta 3. The download took about 11 minutes and the rest of the time was on the device preparing, installing and rebooting. On an iPod Touch 5th gen (the latest model available) it took about 38 minutes, so nearly the same as on the latest iPad Air. The Yosemite update took about 19 minutes total.
Here are some links to some great articles on iOS 8 – listed in the order I suggest you read them:
- MacRumors iOS 8 Beta 4 Tidbits has the latest coverage on Beta 4’s new features.
- A new Tips app is now included in iOS 8 Beta 4. It’s simple right now, but will prove useful for new users once iOS 8 is released.
- 9To5Mac has screen shots and other details on the new features. And a video on the streaming voice recognition in keyboard dictation – which is very cool by the way 😀
- iMore just published a good article on the document provider extensions in iOS 8. These allow developers to easily enable access to iCloud Drive and other cloud and file sharing services, from within their apps.
- iMore also has a series of other articles on Extensibility in iOS 8 that will explain a lot about one of the most significant advancements in the new iOS.
- iMore also has explanations of other iOS 8 feature sets on their iOS 8 page.
- MacRumors iOS 8: New Features roundup page includes info on hidden and undocumented features.
- MacRumors iOS 8 roundup page is their general iOS 8 page.
Mac OS X Yosemite
Here are some links to some great articles on Yosemite – listed in the order I suggest you read them. The release of the public beta, coming very soon, will create a flood of public info on Yosemite.
- MacRumors Yosemite Dev Preview 4 article has the latest coverage on DP4’s new features.
- 9To5Mac has screen shots of the new re-designed iTunes.
- 9To5Mac also has an article on the continuity keypad when using iPhone Handoff calling.
- MacRumors Yosemite roundup page is their general Yosemite page.
- MacWorld has a number of hands-on with Yosemite articles.