Tag Archive: Beta


iOS 6.1 Beta 1 Released to Developers

iOS 6.1 beta 1

Alongside the public release of the iOS 6.0.1 update, registered Apple Developers received access to the first beta of iOS 6.1. Included in the release are a variety of minor UI changes, and a new Map Kit aimed at developers to help the built-in Maps app.

iOS 6.1 beta 1 arrives as build 10B5095f, and is compatible with iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4,  [Read More…]

Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Beta To Developers

In addition to pushing iOS 6.0.1 to users earlier today, Apple has just pushed the first beta of iOS 6.1 for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, third- and fourth-gen iPads, and fourth- and fifth-gen iPod touch to registered developers. Curiously, however, it does not yet seem to be available for the iPad mini.

Source: Apple [Developers Only]

Steam’s Big Picture For Mac Beta Now Available

Back in September, we reported that Valve had created a special interface to let Steam gamers play on the big screen with a controller. At that time the PC version of Steam was enabled for what it calls Big Picture, but today, one of our readers noticed that the Mac beta is finally available.

It’s also fairly easy to enable it on your Mac right now–no software update required, if  [Read More…]

Evernote 5 For Mac Announced, Sneak Peek Beta Set For Next Week

Evernote has become an important go-to app on my Mac, my various iOS devices, and on the web when I’m away from all of them (which, I do admit, is rare). The ability to take a note on my Mac and then open it up on my iPhone when at the store or meeting has become an invaluable part of keeping my life organized.

The Evernote team announced today, then,  [Read More…]

Guild Wars 2 Beta For Mac Announced Today, Less Than A Month After PC Release

Holy high-fantasy MMORPG gameplay, Batman, but the strangest thing happened today. NCSoft, developer of Guild Wars, announced that the Mac beta for Guild Wars 2, still a hot Windows gaming title, has been released. They created it along with TransGaming, using the Cider Portability Engine, which may explain why it happened so fast.

Typically, Mac gamers have to wait months, even years, to have their favorite Windows-based games ported over to  [Read More…]

iCloud.com No Longer Beta, Functionality Matches Mountain Lion Apps

Looks like iCloud.com, Apple’s website for its cloud-based computing service, is no longer a beta. In addition to adding the Reminders and Notes apps that sync with iCloud to your iPhone and iPad, iCloud.com has made some improvements to the Find my iPhone app and added VIP mail to the Mail app.

Find My iPhone shows support for an upcoming iOS 6 feature called Lost Mode, which lets you send  [Read More…]

Play Steam Games In Your Living Room With The Big Picture, Mac Beta Coming Soon

Steam, the online portal for Mac and PC games, announced a new beta feature coming tonight to PCs and soon to Macs – The Big Picture. Parent company Valve has created a new way to play games purchased through the Steam store, using the same exact Steam friends list and games you already own.

Once you’ve updated the Steam client, you’ll be able to click a button and play your  [Read More…]

Mountain Lions Facebook Integration Fast Approaching As Apple Seeds Second Beta In 7 Days

Two betas in one week.

Apple seeded another newOS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 build to registered developers through the Apple Dev Center. This one, with build number12C35, comes just one week after the last build, suggesting Apple is moving quickly to bring this update to the public. Of course, this is the update that will bring Facebook integration to the Mac.

The software will also bring iMessage phone number merging to the  [Read More…]

Tweetbot For Mac Beta Released, But Theres One Catch: You Have To Be An Existing User

The Tweetbot for Mac saga continues, and this time the guys at Tapbots have come out of left field to release the official beta of their Mac client. The app is available for free now, but there’s a catch: you have to already be a Tweetbot user.

Multiple updates have been released for the alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac, but Tapbots announced earlier this week that it would be discontinuing  [Read More…]

Major aTV Flash (black) 2.0 Update In The Works For Apple TV Jailbreakers, Beta Slots Now Available [Jailbreak]

Version 2.0 is on the way.

It’s been relatively quiet on the Apple TV jailbreak front since the untethered jailbreak was released for iOS 5.0.1. The only thing we really know about the third-gen Apple TV jailbreak is that it won’t be released for awhile. An untethered jailbreak is being worked on for new Apple TV owners behind the scenes, but no ETA has been given.

A lot is still happening in  [Read More…]