Two-factor authentication is a great methodology for making sure that login information stays safe and secure, but sometimes it can be more of a pain to actually access even from the person that owns the account.
Discovered within OS X 10.10.3, which was recently seeded to testers and developers in its first beta, that will ultimately be a thing of the past. Now, when setting up a Google account within the new OS X 10.10.3 Accounts section, which can be found in System Preferences, the process will boast support for two-factor authentication — just like it does on the web.
As a result, signing into a Google account of this type will no longer mean an unnecessarily long process. After the update goes public, it will mean new accounts simply get a verification message sent to their phone via text, and then logging in will be a breeze.
The first beta for OS X 10.10.3 also revealed a bigger focus on emoji, as well as the launch (albeit in a beta) of Photos for Mac.[via 9to5Mac]