Apple releases iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 1 to public testers

By Sébastien Page on Sep 22, 2016

Just about twenty four hours after releasing iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 1 to developers, Apple has now released the same versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems for beta testers. Read More

 

First betas of watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.0.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1 now available

By Cody Lee on Sep 21, 2016

In addition to iOS 10.1, Apple on Wednesday released the first betas of watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.0.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1. Registered developers can grab the new software from Apple’s online developer portal, or via their respective over-the-air update methods. Read More

 

Apple seeds first beta of iOS 10.1 with new Portrait camera mode

By Cody Lee on Sep 21, 2016

Apple on Wednesday issued the first beta for iOS 10.1. Registered developers can grab the new software via the over-the-air update mechanism in the iOS Settings app, or via Apple’s online developer portal.

Perhaps the most significant change in this first 10.1 beta is the addition of Portrait camera mode— a software feature for the iPhone 7 Plus Apple showed off earlier this month that creates a ‘bokeh’ effect.

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iOS 10 Golden Master is now available to public beta testers

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

Apple has released the golden master of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to public beta testers on Thursday. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 10 Golden Master

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

Since launching a developer-only preview of iOS 10 at WWDC back in the summer, public beta testers and developers have been able to test-drive a plethora of cool new features coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch this fall. Well, Apple’s now finished work on its most significant iOS software update in years as iOS 10 just reached a Golden Master status. Read More

 

Apple pushes new music discovery feature to beta testers ahead of iOS 10 release

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 3, 2016

First announced at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, a pair of forthcoming music discovery features went live on Apple Music this past Friday for iOS 10 beta testers.

Rechristened from “Discovery Mix” to “My New Music Mix” and available through the For You section of the Music app on iOS 10, this new curated playlist suggests tunes based on your previously played music.

As a bonus, you also get another personally curated playlist—“My Favorites Mix”. These two auto-updated playlists should take the pain out of discovering new artists and music from Apple Music’s vast content library, as first reported on by AppleInsider. Read More

 

Tweetbot creators invite you to beta-test Pastebot clipboard manager for the Mac

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 31, 2016

Tapbots, the makers of Tweetbot, the popular Twitter client for iOS and macOS, today released the first public beta of Pastebot for Mac. Fans of Tapbots’ work will remember Pastebot for iPhone, which allowed you to copy and paste text between iOS devices and Macs.

I’ve used past tense because Pastebot for iOS is no more: the app was discontinued more than two years ago as developers reshuffled their roadmap. Well, Pastebot for Mac is the successor to the phased-out iOS app and you can now take it for a spin. Read More

 

A new beta of macOS Sierra has been seeded to developers and public beta testers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Seven days following the release of a seventh beta of macOS Sierra, Apple today seeded an eighth beta of the upcoming software to its registered developers and public beta testers. Both macOS Sierra beta 7 for members of the Apple Developer Program and macOS Sierra beta 7 for members of the Apple Beta Software Program are now available through the Mac App Store on computers with an appropriate configuration profile and as standalone downloads on Dev Center. Read More

 

Apple also seeds tvOS 10 beta 7 to developers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2016

In addition to seeding iOS 10 beta 8 to developers and iOS 10 beta 7 to public beta testers, Apple today made available a seventh beta of tvOS to its registered developers. tvOS 10 beta 7 (build number “14T5329a”) is available as an over-the-air update via the Software Update mechanism on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Read More

 

Apple issues iOS 10 beta 8 to developers & beta 7 to public beta testers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2016

Apple today released an eighth beta of iOS 10 (build number “14A5346a”) to members of the Apple Developer Program and the seventh beta of iOS 10 to public beta testers who are signed on the Apple Beta Software Program. It’s worth repeating that iOS 10 beta 8 for developers and iOS 10 beta 7 for public beta testers contain the same features.

The devices on a prior beta can be updated in Settings → General → Software Update, but some users are reporting issues trying to update to beta 8. Read More

 

Apple seeds macOS Sierra beta 7 to developers, beta 6 to public testers

By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the seventh beta of macOS Sierra to developers. Registered Mac developers running the latest betas can update via the Mac App Store, or access the standalone download in the developer center.

Today’s release comes a week after Apple issued beta 6 of macOS Sierra to developers and 3 days after beta 7 of iOS 10 was released. Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage as it prepares to release the updates to the public.

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Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 7 to developers, beta 6 to public testers

By Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2016

Apple on Friday seeded the seventh beta of iOS 10 to developers. Registered developers running the latest betas can access the update via the OTA mechanism in iOS, or as a standalone download via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release obviously comes as a surprise, given that Apple just issued beta 6 on Monday. The timing suggests that Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage, as it prepares to release iOS 10 to the public in the next few weeks. Read More

 

Video walkthrough: changes in beta 6 for iOS 10, macOS Sierra & watchOS 3

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 16, 2016

As you know, Apple yesterday seeded a sixth beta of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to its registered developers and public beta testers along with developer-only builds of watchOS 3 and tvOS 10.

As we’re now weeks away from their tentative fall release, small wonder the latest betas lack new outward-facing features. Here’s Andrew’s hands-on video detailing changes in the latest betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra and watchOS 3. Read More

 

Apple seeds sixth beta of iOS 10, watchOS 3, macOS Sierra and tvOS 10

By Sébastien Page on Aug 15, 2016

Apple has seeded the sixth beta of iOS 10, watchOS 3, macOS Sierra, and tvOS 10 to developers today. These new beta software versions come a week after the previous versions. Touting the usual bug fixes and improvements, these betas aren’t likely coming with new features, but rather with small adjustments to both the UI and existing features. Read More

 

iOS 10 Preview: Phone gains spam alerts, VoIP integration, transcribed voicemails & more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 11, 2016

iOS 10 turns the iPhone’s boring Phone app into a software platform in its own right. Developers are now permitted to add previously unheard-of capabilities to Phone using Apple’s new application programming interface (API), called CallKit, allowing Voice over IP (VoIP) calls from apps like Skype and WhatsApp to behave like cellular calls.

CallKit-enabled apps put contact images on the Lock screen for incoming VoIP calls and are deeply integrated with Contacts and Phone’s Recents and Favorites.

Phone on iOS 10 packs in other exciting improvements that we honestly started to believe would never get implemented on the iOS platform, like voicemail transcription à la Google Voice and third-party extensions for detecting spammy calls automatically.

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Video hands-on: here’s everything new in iOS 10 beta 5

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 9, 2016

Somewhat unexpectedly, Apple this morning issued new developer-only betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3—a mere week after posting their respective fourth beta. While Apple’s release notes for iOS 10 beta 5 (build number “14A5335b”) mention no new features as we inch closer to a Gold Master, there are a few tidbits and tweaks to wet your appetite.

Aside from other changes, for instance, iOS 10 beta packs in a new lock sound and lets you download apps from the App Store after a reboot without needing to re-authorize Touch ID purchase with your Apple ID password. Read More

 

Apple issues fifth betas of tvOS 10 and watchOS 3

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2016

Following iOS 10 and macOS Sierra releases, Apple on Tuesday issued beta 5 of both tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. Registered developers with updated profiles can install the over-the-air updates via the Watch app in iOS 10, or the Update mechanism in tvOS 10.

The updates come just a week after Apple sent out fourth betas to developers, suggesting we are now in the finishing touches stage ahead of their expected fall releases. Both tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 have been in beta since they were introduced in June. Read More

 

macOS Sierra beta 5 now available to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2016

Continuing with its releases, Apple issued beta 5 of macOS Sierra to developers on Tuesday. The update is available for registered Mac developers in either the Updates tab of the Mac App Store, or in Apple’s Dev center.

Today’s fifth beta comes just one week after Apple issued beta 4, and nearly two months after the original developer beta was made available. The software, of course, was first introduced during Apple’s WWDC keynote. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 5 to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 10 to developers. Registered developers running the latest betas can access the update via the OTA mechanism in iOS, or as a standalone download via Apple’s developer center.

Beta 5 comes just one week after the fourth beta, suggesting Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage as it prepares for a public release next month. Beta 4 added new emoji, new keyboard sounds and several other minor tweaks. Read More

 

You’ll be surprised to learn why Apple provides public iOS betas

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2016

Fast Company today published a wide ranging interview with Apple’s boss Tim Cook, software boss Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue, who is in charge of Internet software and services, that touches upon a number of interesting topics, including competition, iPhone sales slowdown, why public iOS betas exist (the real reason is now what you think) and more.

Cook also comments on the gloom-and-doom sentiment that has always surrounded Apple while admitting that the company does make mistakes along the way, and more. Read More

 
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