Apple today released iOS 8.4, the latest iteration to its mobile operating system which comes with Apple Music, company’s first music streaming and 24×7 radio service. The Cupertino-based company today also releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, the latest update to its desktop operating system. You will be delighted to know that the new update fixes the infamous ‘discoveryd’ issue.


OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 doesn’t bring with it any new feature but provides a big roller to squash plenty of bugs while also offering handy performance improvements. The chief among which is the removal of Discoveryd process, a problematic issue that spread haywire in the form of multi networking issues for many computers on OS X Yosemite.

For those unaware, Apple introduced Discoveryd as a new networking process in Yosemite, and replaced the mDNSresponder. The new process, however, caused an array of issues, including slow wake from sleep, duplicate machine names, unusual Wi-Fi loses, battery drain, and resource hog among others. With the new update, the company is replacing it with older mDNSresponder.

Among other improvements, Migration Assistant is getting some reliability, so are iPhoto and Aperture libraries. Below is the full change log:


You can snag the update from App Store.

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Manish is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering but spends more time in writing about technology. He has written for a number of Indian and international publications including BetaNews, BGR India, WinBeta, MakeTechEasier, MediaNama, and Digit magazine among others. When not writing, you would find him ranting about the state of digital journalism on Twitter.