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As Apple seeds a third beta of both iOS 8 (build 12A4318c) and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview (build 14A283j) to developers, we’re dutifully updating our articles with a running list of changes.

In the meantime, new betas of the accompanying Apple TV firmware – as well as Find My iPhone and Find My Friends betas – are now available to Apple’s registered iOS developers through the company’s Dev Center…

The new Apple TV Software Beta is available for second and third-generation devices and is being provided to test the latest AirPlay functionality with developers’ iOS 8 apps and websites.

The previous Apple TV Beta brought bug fixes and minor changes.

Release notes for Find My iPhone 4.0 list only support for the iOS 8 Family Sharing feature. As for Find My Friends 4.0, it also comes with support for Family Sharing, as well as Location Sharing in Messages, and now allows users to move their friends list to an iCloud account if necessary.

Apple TV iOS 8 Beta 3

Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps remain stuck at version 2.4.1 and have not been updated today. Finally, the new Apple Configurator 1.7 beta (build 3A40) is now available with the following changes:

  • Support for new configuration profile payloads and settings introduced in iOS 8
  • New Restrictions Allow Handoff
    • Allow iCloud sync for managed apps
    • Allow backup of enterprise books
    • Allow notes and highlights sync for enterprise books
  • New Supervised-only Restrictions
    • Allow Erase all Contents and Settings Allow configuring Restrictions
    • Allow internet results in Spotlight
    • Email & Exchange: Per-message S/MIME switch
    • Devices are erased before restoring a backup
  • iOS 8 does not support restoring a backup to a device which has completed the setup assistant, so Configurator now erases devices before restoring a backup while supervising or checking a device in or out.

Rounding up today’s updates, Xcode 6 Beta 3 (build 6A254o) is available with the Xcode IDE, iOS Simulator and all required tools and frameworks for building OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 apps using the included iOS 8 Beta 3 SDK and the OS X v10.10 SDK.

If you’re looking to grab stable iOS firmwares, please visit our Download page.

Have you spotted new features, changes or notable refinements in Apple TV, Find My iPhone and Find My Friends betas? Hit us in comments or drop us a line at tips@iDownloadBlog.com and I’ll update the article and credit accordingly.

  • Merman123

    Beta Day

    • disqusted

      Werse Day.

  • Kurdistan Apple

    Has anybody els noticed the search suggestion in the App Store ??

  • szstudios

    call with iPhone from mac now works

  • Jason B

    Geez, thought there was a new Apple TV…

  • Freddy Born

    Does it mean air play peer to peer?

  • Rowan09

    I recently bought an Amazon Fire TV to tinker with it and I must say it’s pretty good. I installed XBMC on it and will install Showbox (Moviebox for Android) when I’m back in the states. It is by far the best Android based tv box. I can’t get XBMC to airplay video even though my IOS device picks it up as a local host and sends the info to the device. Apple TV should allow XBMC and it would be the best on the market in my opinion.