Tag Archives: Beta

New Emoji feature in latest iOS, OS X betas

New emoji picker Apple has released new betas of both iOS and OS X to its developer sites. While OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 both have their own new features, this latest beta seems to focus on one improvement on both platforms: Emoji. Besides adding in a new Emoji picker, the update also includes a big improvement face and people choices. Instead of…

Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 (and Yosemite 10.10.1) beta to developers

Developers, get to downloading. iOS 8.1.1 beta was just released by Apple, a very late-night release compared to usual for the company. The change log seems to consist mainly of bug fixes, and probably places nicely with the Yosemite 10.10.1 beta that was released earlier today as well. Yosemite 10.10.1 is also out for developers, and should appear as…

Rumor: iOS 8 beta 4 to drop Monday, July 21st

  iOS beta 3 dropped July 7th, which as of this coming Monday, July 21st, will be 2 weeks ago. Some rumors have pointed at the next beta, beta 4, being dropped another 3 weeks after beta 3 just as it was 3 weeks after beta 2, but a new report is saying that it has been brought forward a week to this coming Monday, July 21st. Previous reports by…

iOS 7.1 beta 5 released to developers

Apple has just released beta 5 of iOS 7.1, and it’s available to download right now! The latest test version of iOS features new “natural-sounding” voices for several Siri languages. There’s also various bug fixes, although it appears that some highlighted problems have been overlooked. We’ll have a full overview of all the new features coming up on…

iOS 7.1 brings female voice to UK English Siri

iOS 7.1 has just been made available to developers as a beta, and early forays into the new release appear to suggest that Siri’s British variant will soon have a female voice. Currently the British Siri is only available with a male voice, as of iOS 7.0.4, with no option to change this. However, users running the iOS 7.1 beta have found that there is…

What’s new in iOS 7 beta 3, hint: a lot of circles

iOS 7.1 beta 3 has dropped, and there are many changes. As you can guess from the title, there are a lot of circles in this beta of iOS 7.1. In the phone, in FaceTime, turning off the phone, etc. Circles, circles, circles. Obviously, the iOS interface is far from complete is what is shown through these betas, because Apple is constantly changing stuff up….

Popular jailbreak app “BiteSMS” gets beta release for iOS 7

biteSMS is by far one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks, with a ton of people using it for mainly features that include Quick Reply, and Quick Compose. It is a full featured Messages-replacement application that has been around for a while, and has seen fairly regular updates. With the new evasi0n7 jailbreak out, and iOS 7 users getting a new Cydia to…

iOS 7.1 beta 2 released, comes with miscellaneous changes and improvements

Apple has just pushed a new version of iOS 7.1 to developers, making this the second release of the newest operating system. iOS 7.1 beta 2 says it contains “bug fixes and improvements.” Those that have already installed today’s release say that it includes faster animations (even more so than what beta 1 brought), a new “Touch ID & Passcode” section in…