[Micronet] Apple’s new program lets anyone, not just developers, test OS X beta builds

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[Micronet] Apple’s new program lets anyone, not just developers, test OS X beta builds

Ian Crew
Apple’s new program lets anyone, not just developers, test OS X beta builds | 9to5MacFor those of you who support Mac users, but are not registered Apple developers, this new program might be useful....

Cheers,

Ian


Apple’s new program lets anyone, not just developers, test OS X beta builds

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Apple is making it easy for anyone, not just those part of its paid developer program, to access beta builds of OS X and in the process submit feedback to Apple. As noted by The Loop, Apple is kicking off a new OS X Beta Seed Program today for all customers that will allow anyone with an Apple ID to install beta builds of OS X starting with the latest OS X 10.9.3 build released yesterday.

The OS X Beta Seed Program gives users the opportunity to run pre-release software. Test-drive beta software and provide quality and usability feedback that will help make OS X even better.The OS X Beta Seed Program gives users the opportunity to run pre-release software. Test-drive beta software and provide quality and usability feedback that will help make OS X even better.

You can sign up for the program here and Apple says it will provide a Beta Access Utility for Mac that will give pre-release access to the OS X betas via the Mac App Store Updates panel (as pictured below).


Those in the new program get access to a lighter version of the Feedback Assistant but they don’t get all of the benefits of Apple’s other seed programs like detailed bug forms, full release notes, and a discussion board.

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Ian Crew
Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub

IST-Architecture, Platforms and Integration (API)
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University of California, Berkeley


 
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