updated 10:00 am EDT, Mon July 27, 2009
Snow Leopard build release
Apple has released build 10A421 of its upcoming Snow Leopard operating system. The latest developer update is almost 745MB, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Some unannounced changes include a new QuickTime Player icon, and several new desktop pictures. A new version of the Unix kernel has left beta stages, and Darwin is now listed as a final component of the System Profiler.
MacMagazine observes that the build also recognizes more image metadata types, such as focal length, alpha channel, red eyes and the time of display. Exposť has been tweaked to display minimized windows below others, and show a shade of blue on window frames when a cursor mouses over them.
Snow Leopard was formally introduced by Apple at this year's WWDC, and is due to ship in September. Leopard owners will be able to upgrade an individual license for $29, or a family pack for $49.