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Apple invites AppleSeed users to participate in AirDrop ‘test fest’ in preparation for Yosemite release next month

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Apple invites AppleSeed users to participate in AirDrop ‘test fest’ in preparation for Yosemite release next month

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Apple has invited a lot of non-developer users to participate in what it’s calling an “AirDrop Test Fest” to assist repair bugs in the over-the-air file sharing system, in accordance to users who've gotten the invite. Users who've been invited will discover a discover contained in the Feedback Assistant software included with the general public beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite.

Users who've been invited to participate are supplied with a set of tips for testing the function. According to the discover, users will want two Macs able to operating Yosemite and AirDrop, or one Mac operating Yosemite and one operating Mavericks to check the “legacy” function. An iOS gadget isn’t required to participate, indicating that the main target shall be on Mac-to-Mac transfers somewhat than cross-platform ones.

Users who're participating in the Test Fest are being requested to report points (or successes) in a special forum set up for the event. Hopefully it will assist keep away from any outstanding crucial issues earlier than Yosemite launches next month.

The program began at present and is about to run via this Friday. The full message is under:

Please be a part of us

AppleSeed and the AirDrop engineering workforce would really like you to be a part of us for an AirDrop Test Fest. What’s a check fest? At Apple we frequently maintain check fests once we need to focus our efforts on a brand new function or enhanced perform of OS X. Now we would like to deliver that have to our seed individuals. We would really like you to assist us check the brand new AirDrop in OS X Yosemite. To facilitate this we now have arrange a particular dialogue matter the place everybody collaborating can contribute their observations and outcomes. There is a particular AirDrop survey that shall be out there in Feedback Assistant. It will information you thru a few of issues we wish you to attempt. We may even be offering you with info for writing up AirDrop bug reviews. Interested? Here are the small print.

When? The AirDrop check Fest will happen from 12:00 PM PDT Wednesday Sept. twenty fourth by way of Sunday Sept. twenty eighth.

Where? Join us in our particular AirDrop Test Fest discussions.

What do I want? To participate in the AirDrop Test Fest you'll need a minimum of two Macs from the next:

• 2012 Mac or later for new AirDrop

• Any Mac for Legacy AirDrop (previous Mac to Mac solely)

The Macs will want to be operating the newest seeded construct of OS X Yosemite. If you additionally need to check together with your iPhone or iPad you will have gadget with a Lightning connector operating iOS 7 or iOS 8.

Feel free to check AirDrop at your personal comfort and be a part of in the discussions through the dates indicated. We are excited to convey the Test Fest to our international viewers of devoted OS X Yosemite seed members. This is an unique alternative for you to assist make AirDrop rock strong once we release it for all our clients this fall.

Thank you for testing!

Filed beneath: iOS, Mac Tagged: AirDrop, iOS 8, OS X, test fest, yosemite

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