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iOS 11 developer beta 10 released as Apple Event approaches

iOS 11 developer beta 10 released as Apple Event approaches

In under a week, Apple will finally make the next iPhone - a device we've all been talking about for months - official. Along with that iPhone reveal will come the launch of iOS 11, but before that can happen, Apple is making yet another update to the developer beta for the new operating system. For those keeping track, this is iOS 11 developer beta 10, so Apple has indeed been busy since revealing iOS 11 at WWDC 2017 back in June.

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iOS 11 developer beta 7, public beta 6 now available

iOS 11 developer beta 7, public beta 6 now available

This week isn’t just for eclipses and oreos. While it still isn’t a final release, iOS users and developers are also getting a bit of a treat. Apple has just rolled out a new beta version of iOS 11 not just for developers but even for users brave enough to tread the waters. And at the rate that Apple is pushing out these betas, users can only expect one thing: that iOS 11 is almost ready for prime time.

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iOS 11 developer beta 6 released, plus beta 5 goes public

iOS 11 developer beta 6 released, plus beta 5 goes public

Only a week has passed since the launch of iOS 11 beta 5 for developers, but Apple has sped up its typical two-week cycle to release the sixth beta for developers early. The iOS 11 beta 6 release is available to developers only at the moment, and it brings with it some bug fixes for things like the Family Sharing issues, as well as some minor new changes such as tweaked colors and new icons.

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One of iOS 11’s most useful features just got cut from the beta

One of iOS 11’s most useful features just got cut from the beta

Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away. One of the most compelling features for iPhone users has been unexpectedly removed in the latest beta version of iOS, with Messages in iCloud being axed - at least for the moment. The surprise removal occurred with the release of iOS 11 beta 5 today, with Apple yet to comment on why it disappeared.

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iOS 11 developer beta 5 released: Here’s what’s new

iOS 11 developer beta 5 released: Here’s what’s new

Next month will bring iOS 11, and ahead of that launch is the beta release for developers. Apple has just pushed out iOS 11 beta 5, making it available for anyone who has access to the beta software; this, of course, follows the fourth beta released only a couple weeks ago. Among the changes with this edition is a removal of iCloud Messages, but only temporarily.

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Gboard’s Incognito Mode arrives for Nougat and Marshmallow

Gboard’s Incognito Mode arrives for Nougat and Marshmallow

Google's keyboard app for smartphones, Gboard, is bringing its Incognito Mode to Nougat and Marshmallow. The mode was originally thought to be reserved for Android O, but a new beta of Gboard reveals otherwise. The mode's name is derived from the Incognito Mode found on Chrome, giving users an option that has greater privacy for some sensitive communications.

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5 reasons you should skip iOS 11 Public Beta (OR instructions to install)

5 reasons you should skip iOS 11 Public Beta (OR instructions to install)

This week Apple released another Beta build of their OS for mobile devices in iOS 11 Public Beta 2. This version of the software is great - it has new features aplenty - but it's not something I'd recommend everyone download lightly. In fact I think you should skip it altogether - here's why.

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Chrome OS touch controls now available [in this Beta update]

Chrome OS touch controls now available [in this Beta update]

Touch controls and a new UI have been introduced in the most recent release of Canary, the Beta-like state of Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS is in a constant state of flux, partially because of the manufacturers that've pushed for functionality that's not been a major part of the software in the past. Google, too, released their first higher-end Chromebook with a touchscreen on it - the first Google Chromebook Pixel.

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New Mac public beta update live: macOS High Sierra in effect

New Mac public beta update live: macOS High Sierra in effect

Today the macOS High Sierra public beta has been released to the public - just days after the public beta for iOS 11. This newest version of the desktop operating system from Apple includes all the bells and whistles - or at least most of them - spoken about during Apple's special event on the subject. A warning before anyone goes any further - this is, again, a BETA release, which means it might not be entirely stable.

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Huawei launches Honor beta program in US

Huawei launches Honor beta program in US

Huawei's fans in the US might like to know that the company has launched a new Honor beta program. Revealed today, this beta will center around both hardware and software, and consumers in the US is invited to sign up. Unfortunately, details about what we can specifically expect are still sparse.

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Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Microsoft launched the second multiplayer beta for the upcoming real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2 on Friday, making it available to all Windows 10 PC users, as well as Xbox One players with a Xbox Live Gold subscription. The new beta will run through Monday, January 30th, and builds on last summer's Halo Wars 2 trial by introducing the Blitz gameplay mode, which is designed to speed things up, giving players a more action-oriented experience.

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You can now use Skype Translator in mobile and landline calls

You can now use Skype Translator in mobile and landline calls

Skype's cool real-time translation feature, appropriately named Translator, is getting a rather significant expansion today. What was once limited to Skype-to-Skype calling is now expanding to calls with mobile phones and landlines. This assumes a few things, most importantly that you're part of the Windows Insider program.

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