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The first beta of the forthcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 software update which contains the long-expected Photos for Mac application, is now available via the AppleSeed Public Beta service.

Participants in the OS X Public Beta program can download the software update right now via the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. The public beta carries a build number of 14D87, the same like the second 10.10.3 beta that the company seeded to its registered Mac developers a week ago.

As mentioned before, OS X 10.10.3 beta includes Photos for Mac with support for iCloud Photo Library, in addition to two-step verification for Google Accounts in System Preferences, more diverse emoji and other enhancements.

Though no specific bugs are mentioned in release notes accompanying the download, Apple says the update will improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

The software should release for public consumption in mid-March.

As noted by Twitter user DJ Jenkins, the download is available through the Updates tab in the Mac App Store, provided you have signed up for the AppleSeed OS X Beta software testing program here.

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If not, visit the aforesaid link and sign in with your Apple ID.

Next, click on the “Download Beta Access Utility” button under the Enroll Your Mac link. This will download the YosemiteBetaAccessUtility.dmg to your computer.

Open the disk image, then double-click the package to run the installer and enroll your Mac for Beta Software updates.

You can later change whether you would like to receive software updates for these public builds in your Mac’s System Preferences > App Store.

Source: Twitter