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 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

 

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

 

Apple releases iOS 9 beta 3 to developers with Apple Music and News app

By Cody Lee on Jul 8, 2015

In addition to new OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 betas, Apple also released a new iOS 9 beta to developers on Wednesday. The software carries build number 13A4293f, and is available to developers either via an over-the-air update in the Settings app, or as a standalone download in Apple’s developer portal. Read More

 

Apple seeds third OS X El Capitan beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Jul 8, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released the third 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 second beta of OS X El Capitan, and around a month after its initial release in early June during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. Read More

 

Apple moving to prevent developers from accessing app data for ad targeting

By Cody Lee on Jun 24, 2015

Apple is quietly moving to prevent app developers from accessing app download data for ad targeting purposes, reports The Information. The move is part of the company’s recent, and very public, push for greater user privacy.

As most of you are probably aware, major apps like Facebook and Twitter will scan a user’s device for information on the app’s they have installed. This way, they can show users advertisements that better match their interests. Read More

 

Apple seeds second OS X El Capitan beta to developers

By Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2015

Following the release of new watchOS 2 and iOS 9 betas, Apple on Tuesday seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The build is labeled as 15A204h, and is available to registered developers via the Updates section of the Mac App Store or through Apple’s Developer Center.

Introduced two weeks ago at WWDC, OS X El Capitan is the next major version of Apple’s Mac operating system. The update does not include a ton of new features, but instead builds on top of last year’s OS X Yosemite with a number of performance and stability improvements.

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iOS 9 Picture-in-Picture feature hacked to run Doom

By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2015

Developer Adam Bell has hacked together a demo of the popular first-person shooter game Doom running on an iPad in iOS 9’s Picture-in-Picture mode. A video shows him opening apps and performing other functions on his iPad, while a demo of Doom runs in a smaller window.

Bell says that his iPad isn’t jailbroken, and he’s not using any kind of process injection. His method involves the use of public developer APIs, which means there’s theoretically nothing stopping devs from implementing this in their apps, although it’s unlikely Apple would approve it. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 6 to developers, public testers

By Cody Lee on Jun 15, 2015

Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 software to both developers and public testers. The update, labeled build 14E36b, is available through the Update tab in the Mac App Store, and the Dev Center for all registered Mac developers.

OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid-April, and we have yet to see it bring about any significant user-facing changes or new features. It appears that the release will be more of a maintenance update, as Apple attempts to iron out remaining bugs and other known issues. Read More

 

New El Capitan features Apple didn’t talk about during WWDC 2015 keynote

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2015

Monday’s WWDC 2015 keynote talk was a jam-packed day of announcements that included iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2, Apple Music, the News app and updates to Apple Pay, so much so that Tim Cook had to immediately cut to the chase and skip his opening round of business updates (“Everything is going fine”, he joked).

There just wasn’t enough time to talk about every little enhancement and nice-to-have so Apple execs focused on big ones that make for great headlines while relegating a bunch of platform updates, that mostly matter to developers anyway, to a single slide.

My colleague Cody already compiled an interesting list of nearly three-dozen features in iOS 9 that Apple didn’t talk about during the keynote. If you’ve found his post compelling, you may be interested in my list of technological improvements in OS X El Capitan that Apple didn’t show on stage. Read More

 

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New iOS 9 features Apple didn’t mention today

By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2015

During Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, it offered up a preview of iOS 9. It discussed a number of major new features in the upcoming OS update, including a smarter Siri, improved Maps and better battery life.

But as usual, there are a number of new features in iOS 9 that Apple didn’t really talk about today. The slide you see above gives you an idea of what some of those features might be. Read More

 

OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 developer betas now available for download

By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2015

Apple has just seeded the first beta versions of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9. Registered iOS and Mac developers can log into Developer Center to access the betas, as well as release notes and other info. Apple says iOS 9 will be compatible with the same devices as iOS 8, so devices with A5 chips and newer should work. Read More

 

watchOS 2 beta available to developers today, public launch this fall

By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2015

Apple just got done offering up a preview of the next major version of watchOS, and it has a ton of new features. Native third-party apps, support for third-party complications, new Watch Face customization options, HomeKit support and audio playback support, to name a few.

Saying that this is a major improvement over current Apple Watch software would be an understatement. So the question on everyone’s mind now is: when is it going to be available? Apple says that a beta will be available to developers today, and it’ll be released to the public this fall.

We are really looking forward to checking out watchOS 2.

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 4 to developers, public testers

By Cody Lee on May 26, 2015

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 software to both developers and public testers. The update, labeled build 14E26a, is available through the Update tab in the Mac App Store, and the Dev Center for all registered Mac developers.

OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid-April, and we have yet to see it bring about any significant user-facing changes or new features. It appears that the release will be more of a maintenance update, as Apple attempts to iron out remaining bugs and other known issues. Read More

 

Oculus Rift’s Mac development ‘paused’ as team focuses on 2016 Windows launch

By Christian Zibreg on May 15, 2015

Both OS X and Linux development of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been put on hold as the team focuses on a strong launch of the Windows version of the product, the company has confirmed in a blog post today.

While Oculus focuses its energies on a “high quality consumer-level VR experience at launch across hardware, software and content on Windows,” they want to “get back to development for OS X and Linux” but “don’t have a timeline” yet, said Atman Binstock, Chief Architect at Oculus and technical director of the Rift. Read More