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Apple seeds OS X 10.11.6 beta 5 to developers

Along with other minor betas going out today, Apple has seeded its fifth beta of OS X 10.11.6 to developers. This relatively minor update to OS X El Capitan focuses on stability and bug fixes. No visual changes are in this version compared to the latest stable release. While there may be nothing new on the outside, this update still will be good for…

Apple seeds iOS 9.3.3 beta 5 to developers

It’s been a little over a week since Apple released iOS 9.3.3 beta 4 to developers. Apple today has seeded its fifth iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3.3 beta is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. This update is now available to public beta testers. We’ve only seen a few x.x.x beta releases, so we assume this is a big enough…

iOS 10 allows users to sign up to be organ, tissue, and eye donors

In Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 10, the company will allow users to become a organ, eye and tissue donor through the help of Donate Life America (via the Associated Press and Apple). The feature will be built into the Medical ID feature found in the Health app and registrations will be sent through the National Donate Life Registry….

User speculation surrounding the future of Apple’s display business as the company sells its last Thunderbolt Displays

A few weeks ago, Apple officially announced that it was discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, telling customers to look at third-party options. Naturally, users started speculating whether or not the discontinuation was a temporary or permanent change. Today, a Reddit discussion is moving the speculation forward with some new tidbits. Reddit user…

Gorgeous renders show what a Space Black iPhone 7 with a Force Touch Home button and black Lightning EarPods could look like

There have been several reports of Apple releasing a Space Black iPhone 7 this fall. Fortunately, designer Martin Hajek has showed off what a Space Black iPhone 7 with a Force Touch Home button and black Lightning EarPods can look like. The render takes into account other rumors, such as a redesigned antenna system. The camera module is also larger in…

Apple may be interested in Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service

Apple is looking to acquire the Jay Z owned Tidal music streaming service (via WSJ). While details aren’t particularly clear, Apple wants to buy the Tidal due to its exclusive streaming rights with various artists. Tidal is owned by Jay Z and co-owned with Kanye West, Beyonce, Chris Martin, Jack White, and many more. Talks between Apple and Jay Z are…

Apple CEO Tim Cook appointed as Nike’s lead independent director

Today Nike has appointed Apple CEO Tim Cook as its lead independent director (via Nike’s website). At the current moment, we’re unsure what this means. However, Cook has been on Nike’s board of directors since 2005 as chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. In addition, Nike Chairman…

In celebration of Juno Mission, Apple Music teams up with NASA for exclusive short films and songs

Apple and NASA have joined up to create a short musical film named “Visions of Harmony,” which was created to celebrate NASA’s Juno Mission spacecraft which has now made it into Jupiter’s orbit. Originally launched back in 2011, Juno is expected to reach Jupiter’s orbit on the evening of July 4. This would give us our first detailed look into what’s…

Apple seeds macOS 10.12 beta 2 to developers

Along with other betas going out today, Apple has seeded its second beta of macOS 10.12 to developers. MacOS 10.12 Sierra packs some relatively major features such as Auto Unlock via Apple Watch, Apple Pay via iPhone, and Siri finally makes it debut on the Mac. The update is currently only available to developers, as a public beta should be available…

Apple seeds watchOS 3 beta 2 to developers

Alongside various other betas, Apple is chugging along now releasing watchOS 3 beta 2 to developers. Some notable feature enhancements in watchOS 3 include instant apps, a dock and overall speed improvements. If you’re a developer and want to get it yourself, you can get it from the Developer Portal. If you’re already on the beta, go ahead and…