iOS

  • Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testers

    Apple just dropped another iOS 10 public beta for you crazy testers

    That didn’t take long. Just a day after releasing the third iOS 10 developer beta, the second public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. The second public beta of macOS Sierra was also released today. And of course, you won't have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But things are still rough at this stage so I wouldn’t recommend installing it on your main… Read More

  • Duolingo wants to reinvent flashcards with Tinycards

    Duolingo wants to reinvent flashcards with Tinycards

    Duolingo is probably the most popular mobile education app, but until now, the company’s focus has been solely on language learning. Today, the company is expanding its reach by launching Tinycards for iOS, its first app that can be used for learning virtually anything that involves memorization: vocabulary, equations, history facts and every Pokémon’s name and stats (I’m… Read More

  • Apple releases new betas for iOS, macOS, watchOS and yes, even tvOS

    Apple releases new betas for iOS, macOS, watchOS and yes, even tvOS

    Dear developers, today is update day. Apple just released the third beta for the next major iteration of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS — that’s a lot of megabytes. The third developer betas squash bugs and tweak new features as the final versions of these operating system updates will be released in the fall. If you’re currently testing iOS or macOS through the public beta… Read More

  • Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab

    Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab

    Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR data center. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical devices new iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram. The mobile device lab currently occupies 60 racks in the data center. Each rack holds 32 phones, for a total of… Read More

  • Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

    Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

    It’s here. The first public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. You can download it, even your neighbor can download it. And the good news is that you won’t have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But remember, this is a beta. If you can’t wait to see iOS 10 in action, Apple’s public beta program is for you. The company wants you to try out its new… Read More

  • Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe Crunch Network

    Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe

    If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone what you will and won’t share? Researchers at CMU have some ideas. Their app is a smart privacy system that learns your preferences (“Don’t share pictures from delis”) and… Read More

  • iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    Apple just released the second iteration of its iOS 10 developer beta. This update is only available to iOS developers with a developer account — at least for now. Apple unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. Read More

  • Apple is building organ donation into iOS 10

    Apple is building organ donation into iOS 10

    Granted, it’s not the most cutting edge new feature for iOS 10, but it’s an important one, nonetheless. Apple issued a release this morning announcing that the company is teaming with Donate Life America to bring organ donation to its mobile operating system. When iOS 10 rolls out this fall, it will include an option that makes it possible for users to become organ, eye and… Read More

  • Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps. Read More

  • Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC Crunch Network

    Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

    Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don’t need to have a disability to benefit from it. Read More

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