Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 7 to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released the seventh 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 just over two weeks after Apple pushed out the sixth beta of OS X El Capitan, and well over two months after its initial release in early June during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. Read More

 

Stay away from new Mailbox for Mac update: it’s full of bugs and breaks support for Mavericks

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 19, 2015

It’s been more than two years since cloud-storage startup Dropbox acquired the popular iOS email client Mailbox, and a full twelve months have passed since a public beta of Dropbox for Mac launched, and the software still hasn’t dropped the beta flag.

As a matter of fact, those among you who use Mailbox as your daily driver should hold on upgrading to the most recent release as it breaks compatibility with Macs running OS X Mavericks while introducing a host of new problems, as first reported by The Next Web. Read More

 

OS X El Capitan beta 5 now available to public beta testers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 18, 2015

Precisely two weeks following the release of OS X El Capitan public beta 4 and about three weeks after it seeded OS X El Capitan beta 5 to its registered developers, Apple today rolled out a fifth beta of the forthcoming Mac operating system update to public beta testers.

People who are on the beta program can download the new release through the Updates tab on the Mac App Store. Read More

 

AT&T Wi-Fi calling rolling out to some iOS 9 beta users

By Cody Lee on Aug 11, 2015

AT&T on Tuesday began rolling out support for Wi-Fi calling to some iPhone users running iOS 9 beta 5. The feature was added when that beta was released to developers last week, but testers on the AT&T network are only just now able to activate it.

For those unfamiliar with Wi-Fi calling, it allows iPhone users to place phone calls over Wi-Fi instead of their cellular network. The feature was first activated for T-Mobile in iOS 8, and users have reported better call quality and improved battery life. Read More

 

Seng: an Auxo alternative for iOS 8 jailbreakers

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 11, 2015

I know I’ve caught a lot of flack in the past for comparing other tweaks to Auxo. Some people think that I’m biased when it comes to Auxo and its creators, but as I’ve said in the past, I just like to call a spade a spade.

If you get offended by the mere mention of Auxo, then you may want to jump right into the article, and skip the next sentence.

Seng is a tweak that’s heavily inspired by Auxo. There I said it. There’s simply no denying that fact.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not a great tweak. Auxo 3 isn’t even updated for iOS 8.4, so your options are limited if you enjoy its functionality. Developer Charlie Hewitt saw this as an opportunity, and has stepped in to offer Seng—a tweak that pays homage to the Auxo series, but finds enough solid footing to stand on its own two feet. Watch our in-depth video walkthrough for all of the details. Read More

 

A look at the 15 new wallpapers in iOS 9 beta 5

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2015

As we noted in our iOS 9 beta 5 release post, Apple has added 15 new wallpapers to iOS for the iPhone and the iPad. Along with adding 15 new wallpapers comes the removal of some of the popular legacy wallpapers—including last year’s iOS 8 wallpaper.

In this post, we’ll walk you through each of the new 15 wallpapers. These updates come with specific themes, including abstract, nature, and color themes. Which of the new 15 wallpapers included in iOS 9 is your favorite? Read More

 

Apple releases watchOS 2 beta 5 to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 6, 2015

In addition to iOS 9, Apple on Thursday released the fifth beta of watchOS 2 to developers. The update can be downloaded and installed over-the-air using the Apple Watch app, but  be careful because it requires your iPhone be on a recent iOS 9 beta and it’s very difficult to downgrade.

Today’s beta 5 comes a little over two weeks after beta 4, which activated Apple Pay and fixed issues with Apple ID in the Messages app and the Activity complication. It also arrives roughly two months after Apple first unveiled watchOS 2 during its June developer conference keynote. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 9 beta 5 to developers, beta 3 to public testers: here’s what’s new

By Cody Lee on Aug 6, 2015

Apple on Thursday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers. The update is available to registered developers as an over-the-air download via the Settings app for those on beta 4, or as a standalone download from Apple’s developer portal.

Today’s release comes more than two weeks after Apple released the fourth beta to developers, which brought about redesigned Settings icons and other changes, and two months after it first unveiled the software during its WWDC keynote. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.5 beta 3 to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 5, 2015

Apple on Thursday seeded the third beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to developers. The software, labeled build 14F25a, 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 3 of 10.10.5 comes just one week after the second developer beta, suggesting that the software is nearly ready for a public release. The most recent OS X update, 10.10.4, arrived at the end of June with Wi-Fi fixes, and improvements to Mail and Photos apps. Read More

 

Apple releases OS X El Capitan public beta 4

By Cody Lee on Aug 4, 2015

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth public beta of OS X El Capitan to testers. The release comes less than 24 hours after beta 6 of El Capitan was pushed out to developers, and roughly a month after the first public beta landed.

The new build is available to registered public testers who are already on beta 3 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

 

Activator 1.9.6 beta 1 brings quick access to the power down slider and more

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 4, 2015

A new beta version of Activator is now available for download. The often-updated staple jailbreak tweak from developer Ryan Petrich brings several new features and fixes to the table.

Check out this post to learn what the update contains and how to install the updated version on your jailbroken device. Read More

 

Twitter testing out dedicated News tab in mobile apps

By Cody Lee on Aug 3, 2015

Twitter is experimenting with a new “Featured News” tab in its mobile apps, reports BuzzFeed. The tab surfaces trending news items, which the social network hopes will keep users engaged.

“We’re experimenting with a news experience on iOS and Android,” a Twitter spokesperson told the publication. “We are continuing to explore new ways to surface the best content to users.” Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 6 to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 3, 2015

Apple on Monday released the sixth 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 fifth 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

 

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

 
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