OS X 10.10.5 Released With Security and Bug Fixes


Apple has released OS X 10.10.5 ‘Yosemite’ for Mac users via a software update. The new minor point 1 version release includes some known security updates and a few bug fixes to Mail, Photos and QuickTime Player. This will be the fifth and final update to Yosemite 10.10.5 before the next major OS X 10.11 release which is currently in testing.

OS X 10 10 5 Released With Security and Bug Fixes

The security fixes list is huge and can be seen on Apple’s website while the small change log for fixes is listed below:

  • Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail
  • Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.
In case you have been following the DYLD exploit recently, you would be happy to know that this security issue has been fixed in OS X 10.10.5 update. This release comes at the same time when Apple has also released iOS 8.4.1 with fixes mainly focused on Apple Music. iTunes 12.2.2 has also been rolled out to users with Apple Music fixes.
This is likely the last Yosmite OS X 10.10.x release as Apple has been testing the developer builds and public betas for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and we are not that far off from a final release in a few weeks.
You can download the update to Yosemite by checking the App Store on your Mac or going to Settings > App Store and clicking Check Now button to receive the update.