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7-11 app lures Beta app testers with store points

7-11 app lures Beta app testers with store points

There's a 7-11 app here in the United States that's released a Beta version for product testing. This app was recently given a big update with Mobile Checkout and what's called "7NOW delivery" - but the interesting bit is the call out to the public issued by the Product Owner for 7-Eleven's apps just this week on Reddit. There he suggested that beta testers would get "reward points" for signing up, and that he'd be looking to get some "exclusive rewards and benefits" for testers as they "scale the beta group up" later this year.

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Android update fixes night owls’ worst enemy

Android update fixes night owls’ worst enemy

The latest update to the Beta release of Android Q (yet-unnamed version of Android in testing on Pixel phones) revealed a simple-yet-fantastic new feature this week. Users of the Google Pixel 3a and the Google Pixel 3 XL found themselves with a new boot screen. It's nothing too revolutionary, really - it's just a fix for the eyes.

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How to install iOS 13, iPadOS & macOS Catalina – and why you should wait

How to install iOS 13, iPadOS & macOS Catalina – and why you should wait

Apple's new public betas for iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina are out, and the big question is: should you give beta software a try on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Only three weeks on from WWDC 2019, where developers got their first taste of the upcoming updates for Apple's phones, tablets, and computers, this public release is a chance to live on the cutting-edge, with all the risks that come with it.

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iOS 13 public beta released today plus iPadOS preview

iOS 13 public beta released today plus iPadOS preview

Apple has opened the doors to the iOS 13 public beta, along with iPadOS 13, and if you're feeling ambitious you can try out the upcoming iPhone and iPad software on your own device today. The full release of iOS 13 isn't expected to occur until this fall, alongside the launch of Apple's newest iPhone models, but this public beta offers a - potentially buggy - preview.

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The macOS Catalina public beta is here

The macOS Catalina public beta is here

Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, the latest version of its Mac software announced at WWDC 2019 earlier this month. While Catalina - aka macOS 10.15 - isn't expected to be fully released until later in the year, this public beta allows those feeling brave or ambitious (or some combination of the two) to try it out in advance.

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What’s new in the Android Q Beta 4 update

What’s new in the Android Q Beta 4 update

This morning Google released their Android Q Beta 4 update for all devices in their Beta program. This system package is made primarily for app developers, but can be downloaded by anyone with a Google Pixel smartphone. This version of the Beta allows a couple of new devices that weren't part of the program before: Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

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Android Q beta: 10 significant changes

Android Q beta: 10 significant changes

Today is the Android Q Beta release for those brave enough to jump in head-first with their Pixel smartphone devices. The Android Q Beta release from Google informs on a set of changes that are in this Beta build. Right now we're running down 10 of the most significant changes to Android this software build offers the average user - such as yourself!

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iPhone isn’t immune from misleading AT&T 5GE logo

iPhone isn’t immune from misleading AT&T 5GE logo

Today the folks at AT&T revealed a new update for iPhones in the form of the latest update to iOS. This device update came to those users that opted to allow the download - if they were part of the Beta program, that is to say. The iOS 12.2 beta was released to iPhones inside the United States earlier this afternoon.

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Galaxy Note 8 Android 9 Pie One UI beta begins

Galaxy Note 8 Android 9 Pie One UI beta begins

Even as Samsung has seemingly pushed back the rollout of the One UI update for the Galaxy Note 9 to February, it seems to have opened the door for an older model. Unlike with the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9, it seems that Samsung is starting with the Galaxy Note 8 when it comes to the beta program. Now a select few owners of the phablet in select markets can sign up to experience Samsung One UI, both the new features and potential problems it may bring.

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Galaxy Note 9 One UI beta starts for some unlocked US owners

Galaxy Note 9 One UI beta starts for some unlocked US owners

Samsung’s One UI is arguably one of the company’s most anticipated updates and not all for good reasons. In addition to bringing Android 9 Pie to the table, it’s also adding a rather controversial theme and a few controversial changes to the mix. All the more reason for both fans and curious onlookers to be excited to get into the beta program if they don’t have the stomach for manually flashing firmware on their own. Good news if you own an unlocked Galaxy Note 9 in the US because word on the street is that Samsung has silently started its beta program for its most expensive smartphone yet.

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Galaxy S9 Android Pie One UI beta program has begun

Galaxy S9 Android Pie One UI beta program has begun

It's understandable that many are curious if not excited over Samsung's Android 9 update. And it's not just because of the Pie. Renamed as One UI, it exhibits Samsung's biggest changes to its user interface that eclipses the mostly cosmetic ones it did in the Samsung Experience UX. Plus, it will be the UI that will run on its foldable phone next year. If that excitement turns into more than just mere curiosity, then you might want to try out Samsung's One UI Android Pie beta. That is, if your Galaxy S9 or S9+ qualifies.

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Galaxy S10 design leaked in Android Pie Beta

Galaxy S10 design leaked in Android Pie Beta

It would seem as though Samsung's yearly leak of their next headline device occurred once again. As the Galaxy S7's Android Nougat beta showed the S8, the S8's Oreo beta showed the S9. Now the S9's Android Pie seems to be showing a graphic version of the Samsung Galaxy S10. This software appears on Android Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 devices in the Samsung Experience Beta program right this minute.

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