Apple seeds beta 3 of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 to public testers

By Cody Lee on Feb 10, 2016

Two days after seeding iOS 9 beta 3 and OS X 10.11.4 beta 3 to developers, Apple has made the updates available to public testers. Folks who are registered in the company’s Beta Software Program can now install the new firmware on their various devices.

As usual, the new iOS 9.3 beta is available over-the-air via the Settings app to those already running 9.3, and the new El Capitan 10.11.4 beta can be found in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. You just need to make sure your Mac or device is enrolled. Read More

 

Latest El Capitan beta has fixed Safari’s mishandling of shortened Twitter “t.co” links

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 10, 2016

An annoying issue pertaining to broken Twitter links, which has persisted in Safari for Mac since November 2015, has been fixed in the third beta of the forthcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software update, according to user reports on the Apple Support Communities forums.

The “Safari can’t open the page because the server where this page is located is not responding” error page no longer appears when clicking shortened “t.co” Twitter links with the secure HTTPS protocol in Safari and third-party apps like Tweetbot. Read More

 

tvOS 9.2 beta 3 preview: Search the App Store with Siri, use Dictation to enter text and login credentials

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 8, 2016

It seems like every time there’s a new tvOS beta, an interesting new feature is included for us to talk about. With tvOS 9.2 beta 3, that new feature is the ability to use Dictation on text input fields. It also includes the ability to dictate—character by character—usernames and passwords.

Along with the new Dictation feature, comes support for searching the App Store using voice input from the Siri Remote. Have a look at our video preview that showcases each new feature in action. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.4 beta 3 to developers

By Cody Lee on Feb 8, 2016

In addition to several other releases, Apple on Monday pushed out the third developer beta of OS X 10.11.4. The update is available either via the Updates tab of the Mac App Store for current 10.11.4 testers, or on Apple’s developer website as a standalone download.

Today’s beta 3 comes two weeks after beta 2 and nearly a month after the original version of 10.11.4 was released. The update is mostly under-the-hood improvements, but it does include a few new features such as support for Live Photos and password-protected Notes. Read More

 

Apple seeds tvOS 9.2 beta 3 to developers with Dictation support for search and Siri support for App Store search

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 8, 2016

Two weeks after it seeded tvOS 9.2 beta 2 to registered developers, the third tvOS 9.2 beta has been released, bringing with it Dictation support for onscreen text entry, as well as Siri support for App Store search.

The tvOS 9.2 update is notable for adding several improvements to the Apple TV. These improvements include a native Podcasts app, Bluetooth keyboard support, an improved App Switcher, iCloud Photo Library, Conference Room Display Mode, and more.

If you’re a developer, you can find details about the tvOS beta on Apple’s tvOS developer page. The tvOS 9.2 beta 3 release comes with a build number of 13Y5198c. We’ll be downloading and installing it to provide an update on what new features this latest beta update might include. Read More

 

Apple seeds watchOS 2.2 beta 3 to developers

By Cody Lee on Feb 8, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the third beta for its incoming watchOS 2.2 update to developers. The release is available as an OTA upgrade via the Apple Watch app for those already on 2.2, or as a standalone download from Apple’s developer website.

Beta 3 comes two weeks after beta 2, and a month after the original watchOS 2.2 beta was released. The update includes a handful of new features, such as the ability to pair more than one Apple Watch with an iPhone and Maps app improvements.

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Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 3 with Verizon Wi-Fi Calling and more

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded a third beta of iOS 9.3 to its developers. The software is available to members of the Apple Developer Program and can be deployed on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running a prior beta as an over-the-air download in Settings → General → Software Update.

A standalone installer should be available shortly through Apple’s portal for developers.

The new beta has a build number of 13E5200d and adds a new Wi-Fi Calling option for Verizon customers. iOS 9.3 beta 3 arrived approximately two weeks following iOS 9.3 beta 2 and a full month since the original 9.3 beta was seeded to developers. We will update the article with a running list of enhancements in the new beta as we encounter them. Read More

 

WhatsApp testing ZIP chat export feature, Facebook to gain ‘post via WhatsApp’ button

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 1, 2016

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is about to integrate more tightly with the social networking firm’s mobile client, as discovered Monday by German blog Macerkopf.de.

Facebook is testing the forthcoming version 2.12.17.689 update to WhatsApp for iOS which will permit users to export their chat archive as a ZIP file.

Currently, WhatsApp lets you back up and restore chat history via iCloud, so the addition of ZIP chat exporting will make it easier for users to download their instant messages to a computer.

In addition, Facebook is also testing a new WhatsApp integration in its mobile application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Read More

 

How to update the Apple TV to the tvOS beta without a Mac, PC, or USB-C cable

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 27, 2016

Yesterday, we showed you how to update to the tvOS beta using Apple Configurator 2. The nice thing about this method is that it allows you to keep your apps, settings and data.

The downside of this method is that it still requires a computer and USB-C cable, since it needs Apple Configurator 2 to complete the process. Fortunately, there is a way to install the tvOS beta on your Apple TV without using a computer. In this step-by-step video tutorial, I’ll show you how. Read More

 

Public beta testers: iOS 9.3 beta 2 and OS X 10.11.4 now available

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 27, 2016

Two days after seeding OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan beta 2 and iOS 9.3 beta 2 to members of the Apple Developer Program, public beta testers who are signed on the Apple Beta Software Program can now freely deploy these new beta builds on their Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

iOS 9.3 beta 2 is available as an over-the-air update in Settings → General → Software Update on enrolled devices. OS X 10.11.4 beta 2 can be downloaded through the Mac App Store’s Purchased tab for those who are enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program. Read More

 

How to update the Apple TV to the tvOS beta without losing apps, settings, or data

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 26, 2016

If you’re a developer, there are two ways to update to the latest tvOS beta on the Apple TV. Both methods require a USB-C cable, so be sure to have one of those at your disposal.

The first method, and perhaps the way the general public is more familiar with, requires downloading the full tvOS beta software and restoring using iTunes. This method works, but it also means that everything that’s on the Apple TV, from settings to apps, will be wiped. You’re essentially setting the Apple TV back to factory defaults when using iTunes to update to the tvOS beta.

The more sensible approach is to use Apple Configurator 2, a Mac App Store app that can be used together with Configuration Profiles, to update to the latest tvOS beta.

The advantage of using the Configuration Profiles method is that all of your data, apps, and settings stay put. That way, you can enjoy all of the latest features of the tvOS beta, without having to go through the tedious initial setup process. Read More

 

iOS 9.3 beta 2 preview: Night Shift Control Center toggle and Settings panel, new Music app settings, and more [screenshots + video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 25, 2016

We’ve created a new video highlighting the major new features found in iOS 9.3 beta 2. This video covers the new Night Shift Control Center toggle and settings, new Music app settings, and more. Have a look and tell us what you think about iOS 9.3 beta 2’s new features. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan beta 2

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 25, 2016

Following the public release of tvOS 9.1.1 for the new Apple TV with the Podcasts app earlier this morning, Apple today seeded a second beta of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan to members of its Apple Developer Program alongside iOS 9.3 beta 2, watchOS 2.2 beta 2 and tvOS 9.2 beta 2.

A standalone 10.11.4 beta 2 download should be available shortly via the Apple Developer Center and can be grabbed now through the Purchased tab in the Mac App Store on Macs with a prior beta. Read More

 

tvOS 9.2 beta 2 brings iCloud Photo Library, Live Photos and Conference Room Display Mode

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 25, 2016

A new tvOS 9.2 beta has landed in the hands of Apple TV developers today. This update comes at the same time as new iOS, watch OS, and OS X betas are released.

tvOS 9.2 beta 2 is a follow up release to tvOS 9.2 beta 1. That update brought a new Podcasts app, redesigned App Switcher, Bluetooth keyboard support, and folders to the Apple TV interface. This latest update brings iCloud Photo Library support, Live Photos support, and more… Read More

 

Apple seeds watchOS 2.2 beta 2 to developers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 25, 2016

A new watchOS 2.2 beta just appeared for developers. watchOS 2.2 beta 2 is the follow up to the original 2.2 beta that launched two weeks ago to the day.

The update is now available as an OTA upgrade via the Software Update section of the Apple Watch app. You must be running the prior beta to see the OTA update for watchOS 2.2 beta 2. The update is also available on the Apple Developer website. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 2 featuring new Night Shift Control Center toggle and more

By Cody Lee on Jan 25, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of iOS 9.3 to developers. The software is available to registered developers either over-the-air, for those running the latest iOS beta, or via Apple’s developer website. Today’s release comes two weeks after the original 9.3 beta, and more than a month after iOS 9.2 became publicly available. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.4 beta 1 to public testers

By Cody Lee on Jan 14, 2016

In addition to iOS 9.3, Apple also seeded the first beta of OS X 10.11.4 to public beta testers on Thursday. If you are a member of Apple’s public testing program, or would like more information, you can find the latest releases and details here.

Today’s releases follow developer seeds of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 on Monday. While 9.3 includes a number of major additions, the 10.11.4 features just a handful of changes, such as support for Live Photos in Messages and passwords in Notes. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 1.1 to developers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 14, 2016

Apple has seeded an updated version of iOS 9.3 beta 1 to developers. The new update, which appears as iOS 9.3 beta 1.1 in the OTA Software Update on iOS, contains bug fixes and improvements. All developers are recommended to update to this latest version of the iOS 9.3 beta.

If you’ve yet to install the beta, you’ll find the updated version available on Apple’s developer member center. The updated version, seeded today, comes with a build number of 13E5181f. You can also take advantage of the new configuration profile feature to get directly on the developer seed path without needing iTunes.

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Apple releases iOS 9.3 for public beta testers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 14, 2016

A few days after seeding iOS 9.3 beta 1 to developers, Apple has released iOS 9.3 Public Beta 1 to beta testers as a part of its public beta program. As we mentioned in our in-depth preview of iOS 9.3 beta 1, this release is filled to the brim with new features like the f.lux-inspired Night Shift mode, additional 3D Touch Quick Actions, and much more.

If you’re already a member of Apple’s public beta program, or if you’d like to join, simply head over to Apple’s beta website using your iOS device to get going. Remember, you’ll need to log in to the public beta website and enroll your device if you have not done so already. Read More

 

Why pair more than one Apple Watch to a single iPhone? Here’s why…

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2016

I’ve seen so many comments questioning the reason behind Apple allowing more than one Apple Watch to be paired with a single iPhone. Some people think it’s silly to have more than one Apple Watch, while others genuinely seem to be confused by the decision.

Why would Apple allow you to have more than one Apple Watch paired at the same time? Let’s consider the possible answers… Read More

 
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