At this past WWDC event, Apple unveiled their highly anticipated iOS 8 mobile operating system as well as their Macintosh OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both pieces of software flaunt a sleek, new interface and several advanced features that have not been available to Apple users in the past.
Apple switched their OS X platform to a freemium model with the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite will follow suit. Since WWDC, Apple developers have had access to beta builds of Yosemite (as well as iOS 8) although the public has been left in the dark. Luckily, Apple has opened up their official Yosemite public beta program as of today.
While the beta is free to enroll, you must apply with your Apple ID then wait for approval. After being accepted, you'll be sent a redemption code in order to access your Yosemite download. I applied right after WWDC and have yet to receive my redemption code so be patient!
I wouldn't recommend installing the Yosemite beta on your only Mac (especially if used for work or school) as it is still in the early stages and will likely suffer from many bugs. However, if you're like me and have a Macbook for recreation use as an iMac purely for work purposes, it won't hurt to test out the new OS before release!
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.