beta

iTunes Match beta 2 hits Apple TV for devs only

iTunes Match beta 2 hits Apple TV for devs only

If you have been excited about iTunes Match since the button for the Match service showed up in iOS 5 earlier this month it is one-step closer to ready apparently. iTunes match has now been updated alongside a new beta 2 version of iTunes 10.5.1. For now, the beta version of iTunes and the updated Match service is still for devs only and adds in support for the Apple TV.

Continue Reading

Apple unleashes iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 to developers

Apple unleashes iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 to developers

Apple has just released to developers iTunes 10.5 Beta 9, which is a required update for syncing with the beta version of the iTunes Match service that's expected to launch with the upcoming iOS 5 and iCloud. This beta update includes several bug fixes, performance enhancements, and some iTunes Match interface tweaks all wrapped in a 103MB download size.

Continue Reading

Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to developers

Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to developers

Apple has just seeded a new beta build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 to developers ahead of the much anticipated iCloud launch. This new beta comes less than a week after the last beta was issued for testing and, interestingly, on the same day that Apple warned developers that it would be resetting all iCloud data.

Continue Reading

Apple seeds iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork beta 3 for iOS

Apple seeds iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork beta 3 for iOS

Apple today released iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork beta 3 for iOS to its registered developers. The updates fix several performance bugs and brings new enhancements to the iTunes Match feature. There is also continuing integration of the iCloud as Apple moves towards its public launch of iOS 5, expected to be sometime in late September or early October.

Continue Reading

Google Offers Beta daily deals hitting 5 new markets

Google Offers Beta daily deals hitting 5 new markets

Google Offers Beta is expanding to five new markets, with the first daily deals in those markets redeemable starting tomorrow. The service was first launched back in June in Portland, the Bay Area, and New York City. Now it will be adding Austin, Boston, Washington D.C., Denver, and Seattle.

Continue Reading

iOS 5 to deprive developers of a key tracking tool, UDID access

iOS 5 to deprive developers of a key tracking tool, UDID access

Hidden in today's release of iOS 5 beta 6 was a key change that blocks developers from accessing UDIDs. This unique device identifier is an important tool to developers and other third-parties for tracking user behavior. However, the move will help alleviate privacy concerns over how developers and ad networks track users without their knowledge or consent.

Continue Reading

iOS 5 beta 6 seeded to Apple developers

iOS 5 beta 6 seeded to Apple developers

Apple has just released iOS 5 beta 6 to its registered developers after only two weeks since the release of beta 5, which revealed a possible voice control feature. The company is charging full steam ahead although it seems the deadline is now less urgent. Originally rumored for September, the release of the platform along with the iPhone 5 are now speculated for early October.

Continue Reading

Apple Disabling Non-Developer iOS 5 Beta Devices?

Apple Disabling Non-Developer iOS 5 Beta Devices?

It's being alleged today that Apple may be disabling devices that are running iOS 5 betas that have been acquired through unauthorized means. iOS 5 beta is meant for Apple's registered developers, but since those developers get UDID identifications for up to a hundred devices, some have unscrupulously sold these slots for profit.

Continue Reading

iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update

iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update

Apple has just released a fourth beta for its upcoming iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This beta is the very first from Apple to be available over-the-air (OTA). However, there are already reports that attempts to wirelessy upgrade aren't working. Thankfully, developers can still manually download and install this latest update via Apple's dev channel.

Continue Reading

HP Play Gets Public Beta, The iTunes For The TouchPad

HP Play Gets Public Beta, The iTunes For The TouchPad

The HP TouchPad went on sale last week and thanks to its smooth WebOS 3.0, fans can somewhat overlook the cheapish hardware. Plus, recent talks of possible WebOS licensing bolsters faith in the future of the platform. For now, the company is playing catch-up with its ecosystem and has just introduced a public beta of its HP Play music syncing app.

Continue Reading

Apples Seeds iOS 5 Beta 3 To Developers

Apples Seeds iOS 5 Beta 3 To Developers

Apple's iOS 5 is set to launch sometime this fall, and the company is busily plugging away at it having already released two beta versions to developers over the last several weeks. Today, the third beta for iOS 5 has been seeded to developers and includes iTunes 10.5 beta 3.

Continue Reading

iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

Apple has just posted its second private beta for the upcoming iOS 5. The major update was first unveiled back at WWDC 2011 and promises a slew of much requested new features including a revamped notifications system and tight integration with the new iCloud. The final release of iOS 5 is expected for this fall.

Continue Reading