Apple opens Mac OS X betas to the public

By Cody Lee on Apr 22, 2014

Big news this afternoon as Apple has opened up its OS X beta program to the public. Before today, you needed a $99/year developer account to help test the company’s upcoming Mac software updates before they were widely released, but starting this afternoon, anyone can sign up for the ‘OS X Beta Seed Program.’

You can sign up here, and all you need is an Apple ID. Once enlisted, users can test out pre-release builds of Mavericks before they’re launched to the public and even submit feedback to Apple to help iron out the kinks. It’s not for everyone, but it’s great news for early adopters and those who enjoy sneak previews… Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.9.3 build 13D38 to developers

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014

Apple has seeded another beta for OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The update comes one week after the fifth beta of 10.9.3 was released, which brought about few notable changes.

The new beta build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a complete download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

Apple seen testing push notifications for resolved Maps issues

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014

Apple is apparently testing a new notification system for Maps, according to a report from MacRumors. The site has posted screenshots showing a new option that some users are seeing to receive a push notification when their reported issue with the app has been fixed.

It works like this: after choosing to ‘Report a Problem’ within the Maps app, users are given the option to be notified when engineers have fixed the issue. And once the problem has been resolved, Apple sends out a push notification to that user’s device letting them know… Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.9.3 build 13D33 to developers

By Cody Lee on Apr 3, 2014

Apple has seeded another beta for OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The update comes one week after it released the third beta of 10.9.3, which added various improvements.

The new beta build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a complete download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.9.3 beta build 13D28 to devs

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2014

Following the release of iTunes 11.1.6 and OS X 10.9.3 betas to developers and AppleCare employees earlier this month, Apple on Friday seeded another OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers.

Now available in Dev Center for registered Mac developers, a new version (build 13D28) of what would become Apple’s third major software update to its desktop operating system focuses on further refinements to Graphics Drivers, Safari, Audio and Contacts and Calendar sync over USB in iTunes… Read More

 

Apple seeds second OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Mar 13, 2014

Apple has seeded the second OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The release comes one week after Apple released the first beta of 10.9.3, which added enhanced 4K display support.

The new beta build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a complete download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

First OS X 10.9.3 beta includes new ‘Retina’ resolution option for 4K displays

By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2014

Late yesterday, Apple seeded the first beta of OS X 10.9.3 to Mac developers. The beta seemed insignificant, with no mention of any changes or new features; just a brief request that devs focus their testing on audio and graphics.

But as it turns out, there is at least one notable difference in the beta: a new ‘Native’ Retina resolution option for 4K displays. This enables users with compatible displays to use OS X in a noticeably sharper Retina mode at 60Hz… Read More

 

Apple seeds first OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 2014

Apple has seeded the first OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac developers this evening. The release comes just a week after Apple released OS X 10.9.2 with fixes for SSL bug, Mail and FaceTime audio.

The new beta build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

Facebook testing new ‘Highlights’ summary feature on iOS

By Cody Lee on Feb 23, 2014

Over the weekend, Facebook posted a tiny 7.0 update for its iOS app with a change log that simply read ‘bug fixes.’ But as it turns out, the update was more significant than that as it activated a feature the company is testing on iOS right now called Highlights.

The feature is currently available to a subset of iOS users, in a new ‘People’ tab that is also in testing (replaces the Requests tab), and it offers a roundup of recent life events from your friends and family. Annoying UpWorthy posts and meme pics not included… Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.9.2 build 13C62 to developers

By Cody Lee on Feb 17, 2014

Apple has seeded the seventh OS X 10.9.2 beta to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The last few betas have each come about a week apart, but this one comes less than a week after beta 6.

The new build is available to all registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portal

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Apple seeds fifth OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2014

Apple has seeded the fifth OS X 10.9.2 beta to registered Mac developers this evening. The last few beta releases have each come about a week apart, suggesting that they’re nearing a final version.

The new build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

More evasi0n7 exploits patched in iOS 7.1 beta 5

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2014

Shortly after iOS 7.1 beta 4 was released, we learned that the update patched a key kernel exploit used in the evasi0n7 jailbreak. And today we’ve received word that beta 5, which was seeded to developers earlier this afternoon, patches 2 other exploits.

Developer and hacker iH8sn0w tweeted out a few moments ago that Apple has fixed the ‘chown’ vulnerability and ‘afc sandbox escape’ used by the evad3r’s popular jailbreak utility in beta 5. So it looks like iOS 7.1 will indeed be the death of the iOS 7 JB… Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 7.1 beta 5 to developers: here is what’s new

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2014

Apple has released the fifth beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers this morning. The update, which carries the build number 11D5145e, can be downloaded OTA or via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release comes just two weeks after the fourth beta, which only brought about a handful of changes including a refreshed slide to unlock animation and a new voice gender for Siri UK… Read More

 

Apple seeds fourth OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Jan 30, 2014

Apple has seeded the fourth OS X 10.9.2 beta to registered Mac developers this evening. The release comes just one week after the third beta, suggesting Apple is honing in on a final version.

The new build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

Apple seeds third OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2014

Apple has seeded the third OS X 10.9.2 beta to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The release comes just one week after the second beta, suggesting Apple is honing in on a final version.

The new build is available to registered Mac developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 

Blizzard’s upcoming Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has entered open beta, download now

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 22, 2014

Games maker Blizzard Entertainment, currently a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, has just posted a downloadable beta of its upcoming Warcraft-themed free-to-play strategy card game, titled Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It’s been in closed beta since August of last year.

The open beta is now available to Mac and Windows users in North America through the Blizzard website. The game is about  lively duels that “evoke the spirit of a friendly match played beside a crackling tavern fire”Read More

 

iOS 7.1 beta 4 believed to patch key evasi0n7 exploit

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2014

As most of you know, Apple released a new version of iOS 7.1 for developers yesterday. It’s the fourth beta for the next major update to iOS, and as you can imagine, we’ve been asked a number of times if it kills the month-old evasion7 jailbreak software.

Well we don’t know for sure, which is why we’ve been holding off on reporting about this, but we’ve received word that it’s likely it does. And iH8sn0w added weight to the theory this morning, saying that it looks like beta 4 patches evasion7′s kernel exploit… Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers: here is what’s new

By Cody Lee on Jan 20, 2014

Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers this morning. The update, which carries the build number 11D5134c, can be downloaded OTA or via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release comes just two weeks after the third beta, which brought about a number of UI changes including a new dialer, less vibrant icons for Messages, Phone and FaceTime apps, and more… Read More

 

BGR: Apple seeding iOS 7.1 Beta 4 to devs tomorrow, carriers already testing it

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 20, 2014

After seeding the third beta of iOS 7.1 to its registered developers, the company could release another beta as soon as tomorrow, according to BGR. While BGR’s track record is not as stellar as it used to be, the tech blog did accurately predict several iOS 7 betas last summer.

According to the publication, iOS 7.1 Beta 4 will be out tomorrow as Apple continues to squash bugs and fix the remaining hiccups, including keyboard issues and problems with the Contacts app.

iOS 7 Beta 4 is also expected to bring more changes to the Phone interface “and other changes,” reads the article… Read More

 

Apple seeds second OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Jan 16, 2014

Apple has seeded the second OS X 10.9.2 beta to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The release comes nearly a month after the first beta, which was posted on December 19.

The new build is available to registered developers through the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via the Mac section of Apple’s online developer portalRead More

 
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