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    Default Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Go get it. Downloading now.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    How is it? Did they get the phone call feature to work?
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsntrenkler View Post
    How is it? Did they get the phone call feature to work?
    It seems to be more stable. I was having an issue with wifi being wonky - signal strength showed irregular pattern (see below) but that’s much better. And over the past 4-5 days I was seeing crashes - would open the computer up to see the "this computer was restarted due to a problem" screen - not seen that at all yet since the upgrade.

    Yosemite DP 3 has been released.-mb-yosemite.png

    Can't speak to the phone call feature, as I’m running it on an older MB (2010 unibody) with BT 2.1, so no connectivity/handoff features work with it (yet). Hopeful for some sort of workaround for older machines which was rumored.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    My call/text feature is working flawlessly so far. I'm able to message my fiancÚ from my macbook who has a note 3 and call him as well from my contact list. Everything's looking good so far on this side.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    I've noticed that AirDrop works better between Mac and iOS devices. The dark theme is now available in Settings.

    Not yet able to use Continuity features as I'm not yet using an iOS 8 Beta
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    The DARK theme is finally baked into the interface - Preferences > General > Theme > [Light | Dark]Yosemite DP 3 has been released.-screen-shot-2014-07-07-3.42.57-pm.png
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    I think I am going to take the plunge and try beta 3 ... Downloading now, hopefully it has fixed the major issues of Beta 2 for me (Wifi connectivity)
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsntrenkler View Post
    I think I am going to take the plunge and try beta 3 ... Downloading now, hopefully it has fixed the major issues of Beta 2 for me (Wifi connectivity)
    It has. See my post above with the time line graph of DP2 and wifi connectivity. DP3 now show a nice, straight line showing no wifi wonkiness. Much, much better that DP2.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    It has. See my post above with the time line graph of DP2 and wifi connectivity. DP3 now show a nice, straight line showing no wifi wonkiness. Much, much better that DP2.
    I'll have to see. I upgraded to DP3 yesterday and then left my MBP on over night with the screen off and wifi wasn't connected this morning.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    DP3 is much more stable than DP2 for me .. They have made some great progress. I love that phone calls are now working on my Mac, interesting that they built it into FaceTime however it does seem to be working.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    I also love the fact that phone calls are coming through on my mac. I believe this will be a useful feature for sure. One thing I have noticed though, is that I can be at work and receive a call on my phone while at work and when I get home my Mac is ringing. It appears to be ringing with the last call I received while at work, but doesn't seem to sync properly with me ending the phone call on my phone.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Can anyone comment on whether DP3 is stable enough for use on my everyday laptop? Many reports I've read said that is now okay/recommended to download although ios 8 beta should still be avoided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor86 View Post
    Can anyone comment on whether DP3 is stable enough for use on my everyday laptop? Many reports I've read said that is now okay/recommended to download although ios 8 beta should still be avoided.
    Not sure where you’re reading this. Yosemite is fairly stable, but Apple still cooking it. So just because DP3 is ok, that doesn’t mean that something won’t go wrong down the line. I’ve seen that kind of thing more with iOS than OS X, but it could happen. As long as you fully understand the risks and can work through any issues, there’s probably not a lot of reason to not do it. But it IS beta software, so there’s that caveat to consider, as well.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    The issue with Yosemite DP1/DP2 screen saver that I reported here has been fixed.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    I have noticed a couple of things about DP3.

    First, the option for Handoff is missing from my 2010 MacBook. That computer has BT 2.1 (NOT BT 4.0/LE), which means that the Handoff function will not work, at least not according to the reports I’ve read. Removing the setting (Preferences > General > Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices) seems to be a good move to eliminate confusion about why the Handoff feature isn't working.

    Second, I just got a voice call from a landline and the FaceTime app launched and was ringing. I didn’t realize what was happening until I had already answered the call on my phone, but even without BT 4.0/LE, the ability to take calls on your Mac appears to be working.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    I had a call this afternoon that managed to ring on my iPhone, iPad and Mac which were all within 3 feet of me.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Overall I am very pleased with Beta 3 ... Looking very forward to Beta 4 ... My machine is very stable, not all the new features are working well yet however being able to send a SMS when my iPhone is on the same network has been the biggest bonus!
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    Second, I just got a voice call from a landline and the FaceTime app launched and was ringing. I didn’t realize what was happening until I had already answered the call on my phone, but even without BT 4.0/LE, the ability to take calls on your Mac appears to be working.
    I believe the SMS and Phone calling feature just need the devices to be on the same wifi. On apples website it says "they just have to be on the same Wi‑Fi network" and it doesn't mention anything about BT4/LE so I was hoping it doesn't require BT4 for those features.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    I just noticed that while I am tethered to my iOS 8 iPhone 5S I cannot send or receive iMessages from my mac. Hope they make this feature work in the near future.
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    Default Re: Yosemite DP 3 has been released.

    Same issue with 2010 MacBook Pro on Yosemite. The Allow Handoff option was there and when I updated again it is gone. What bothers me is it seems to affect AirDrop as well. Which I've really been looking forward to having between iOS 8 and OS X.

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