Apple seeds OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 to developers

By Cody Lee on Jul 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday seeded the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to developers. The software, labeled build 14F19a, is available to all registered Mac developers in the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or as a standalone download from Apple’s dev portal.

Beta 2 of 10.10.5 comes two weeks after the first developer beta, and just a month after 10.10.4 was released to the public. It also comes on the same day as beta 2 of iOS 8.4.1, suggesting that Apple is looking to shore up its two OSes before their major fall updates. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 to developers

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 30, 2015

A little over two weeks after the iOS 8.4.1 beta debuted, Apple has seeded the second iOS 8.4.1 beta to developers.

The previous iOS 8.4.1 beta contained no release notes, but many speculated that the update would contain the usual bug fixes, and perhaps even a fix for the exploits used in the iOS 8.4 jailbreak.

We’ll be sure to update you if there are any findings with regard to what the release contains. At this point, it’s still up in the air, but the minor release version indicates that it likely contains no new front-facing features.

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Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3

By Cody Lee on Jul 29, 2015

Apple on Wednesday seeded the third public beta of OS X El Capitan to testers. The release comes just two days after beta 5 of El Capitan was pushed out to developers and three weeks after the first public beta.

The new build is available to registered public testers who are already on beta 2 via the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or through the beta web portal as a standalone download. You can enroll in the program by clicking here. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 5 to developers

By Cody Lee on Jul 27, 2015

Apple on Monday released the fifth OS X El Capitan beta to developers. The new build is available to registered developers via the Updates section of the Mac App Store or through Apple’s Developer Center.

Today’s update comes less than a week after Apple pushed out the fourth beta of OS X El Capitan, and nearly two months after its initial release in early June during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. Read More

 

New beta tweak helps clean up Cydia package descriptions

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 27, 2015

Well-known developer Majd Alfhaily just released a new beta tweak on his personal repo called Cyte. The tweak aims to clean up the descriptions for packages present in Cydia to make them look more consistent and appealing.

In my opinion, this is one of the biggest tweak opportunities present since Cydia opened up to Cydia Substrate extensions. A more consistent and cleaner looking Cydia when it comes to package depictions, would go a long way towards improving the experience. Read More

 

Apple seeds public beta 2 of OS X El Capitan

By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2015

In addition to iOS 9, Apple on Wednesday seeded the second public beta of OS X El Capitan to testers. The release comes just a day after beta 4 of El Capitan was pushed out to developers and two weeks after the first public beta.

The new build is available to registered public testers who are already on beta 1 via the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or through the beta web portal as a standalone download. You can enroll in the program by clicking here. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 9 beta 2 to the public

By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released the second public beta of iOS 9 to testers. The seed comes just 24 hours after beta 4 of iOS 9 was pushed to developers, and roughly two weeks after Apple dropped the first public beta.

Beta 2 is available to anyone in Apple’s public testing program, either via the web portal or as an over-the-air update for folks already on beta 1. If you’re looking for help updating to iOS 9, we have a great tutorial here. Read More

 

How to update the iOS 9 public beta to iOS 9 beta 4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 22, 2015

It’s possible to update to the latest developer version of the iOS 9 beta directly from the iOS 9 public beta. If you want the latest and greatest updates offered by iOS 9 beta 4, but you’re currently running the public beta, listen up—it’s super-easy to upgrade to the latest developer version of the iOS 9 beta. Read More

 

Apple stops users from leaving app reviews from iOS betas

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 21, 2015

I think this can definitely warrant a finally. Apple has disabled the ability for users to leave app reviews in the App Store while running iOS betas.

The change seems to be retroactive, as I tested it from both the just-released iOS 9 beta 4 and the previous beta 3, and both throw up errors that the review feature isn’t available while running a prerelease version of iOS. Read More

 

Hands-on with iOS 9 beta 4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 21, 2015

I’ve been playing with iOS 9 beta 4 on my iPod touch, iPhone and iPad for the last few hours, and I’d like to share my thoughts on the beta release.

First and foremost, this is the first beta firmware to work on the iPod touch 6th generation, and as expected, it runs like a champ. The iOS 9 beta on the old iPod touch 5th generation was barely usable due to the device’s lack of power, but this new iPod touch handles things with no issues.

Another big feature is the return of Home Sharing. As promised by Apple executive Eddy Cue, Home Sharing is now back where it belongs in the Music section of the Settings app.

I’ve created a video walkthrough to showcase many of the new features found in iOS 9 beta 4. Have a look and let me know what you think about this latest beta release. Read More

 

watchOS 2 beta 4 for Apple Watch seeded to developers, here’s your changelog

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 21, 2015

In addition to releasing iOS 9 beta 4 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 4 to its developer army, a matching beta of the upcoming Apple Watch software update is now available to registered members of the Apple Developer Program.

The new watchOS 2 beta 4 (build 13S5305d) requires an iPhone running iOS 9 beta 4 and can be applied over-the-air by going to the General -> Software Update section of the Apple Watch companion app. Read More

 

Apple seeds fourth OS X El Capitan beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Jul 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday released the fourth OS X El Capitan beta to developers. The new build is available to registered developers via the Updates section of the Mac App Store or through Apple’s Developer Center.

Today’s update comes roughly two weeks after Apple pushed out the third beta of OS X El Capitan, and more than a month after its initial release in early June during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 9 beta 4 to developers, here’s what’s new

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 21, 2015

Following the release of iOS 9 beta 3 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad two weeks ago which gave developers access to Apple Music on their development devices while bringing out the News app and a host of refinements, Apple today released iOS 9 beta 4 (build 13A4305g) to registered members of the Apple Developer Program. Read More

 

TaiG 2.4.3 beta released to jailbreak iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 16, 2015

The folks at TaiG have released yet another beta for the iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool on Windows. Labeled version 2.4.3 beta, this update is there to optimize the jailbreak process.

As TaiG has been doing for some time now, they are suggesting that jailbreakers stick to the public versions of the TaiG tool, and leave the beta versions to testers. In this post, you’ll find the download links for both the publicly available version of TaiG and the beta version. Read More

 

OS X 10.10.5 beta now available to public beta testers

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 16, 2015

Apple is now testing the next major OS X Yosemite update with public beta testers, shortly after making OS X 10.10.5 beta 1 available to members of the Apple Beta Software Program. The software has the same build number of ’14F6a’ like the developer seed of OS X 10.10.5 which was released two days ago, implying identical code. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.5 beta to developers

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 14, 2015

In addition to posting iOS 8.4.1 beta 1, Apple on Tuesday released the first beta of what would become the fifth major Yosemite software update. OS X 10.10.5 beta 1 is now available for download to members of the Apple Developer Program through Apple’s portal for developers.

It’s unclear what new features, if any, the pre-release OS X 10.10.5 software (build number 14F6a) may bring to Mac fans when it launches for public consumption. Read More

 

Indulge adds top free and top paid tweak charts to Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 12, 2015

Indulge is a brand-new first-of-its-kind jailbreak tweak that allows users to view the most popular Cydia releases based on aggregate user install data.

Cydia has never had a way to view the most popular jailbreak tweaks available for download, but with the recent 1.1.19 update, it can now do that and a whole lot more. Indulge is a jailbreak tweak that’s available on developer Steve Rolfe’s beta repo. If you’d like to take it for a test drive, check out the installation information that follows. Read More

 

TaiG 2.4.1 beta released to address 60% issues while jailbreaking iOS 8.4

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 10, 2015

Good news for those of you who are still experiencing issues with the TaiG jailbreak. A new beta version has been released to address issues with users who are getting stuck at 60% during the jailbreak process.

Users who are already jailbroken will likely see a TaiG Untether update soon on Cydia once the 2.4.1 beta period ends. Check out the rest of our post for the release notes related to the release. Read More

 

Apple launches public betas for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2015

Apple on Thursday launched public betas for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Apple has been releasing developer betas of the software since WWDC in June, and this afternoon it added the updates to its public beta testing program.

Folks interested in trying out the betas can sign up via Apple’s Beta Software Program portal. Once you’re signed up, you’ll be asked to register your devices and install beta configuration profiles, and then you can download the betas. Read More

 

Cool new feature in iOS 9 beta 3: dedicated ‘Selfies’ and ‘Screenshots’ folders in Photos app

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 8, 2015

Having been combing through the newly released iOS 9 beta 3 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in search of new features, I’ve stumbled upon something that instantly brought a smile to my face: a pair of brand new dedicated folders inside the Photos app.

One aggregates screenshots taken by holding down the power and Home button at the same time. The other is for face shots you take with your iPhone’s front-facing camera, as first noted by The Verge. Read More

 
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