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First macOS High Sierra public beta is now available [Update: coming soon]

[Update: iOS 11 public beta 1 is rolling out now, but macOS High Sierra may not be available yet. macOS High Sierra public beta is still coming soon.]

Apple has released the first macOS High Sierra public beta for Mac. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of macOS with new features for free.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:00

First tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available [Update: coming soon]

[Update: iOS 11 public beta 1 is rolling out now, but tvOS 11 may not be available yet. tvOS 11 public beta is still coming soon.]

Apple has released the first tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. The first tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:00

Report: Apple may have bought eye tracking tech firm SensoMotoric Instruments

Apple may have purchased an eye tracking technology company called SensoMotoric Instruments, MacRumors believes. The report is based on legal activity discovered through a shell company and Apple attorney Gene Levoff.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:00

Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the first iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad. This allows users who are not registered developers to test pre-release versions of iOS with new features for free.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:04

Apple starts selling refurbished Apple Pencil, get one for $85

While we’ve seen the accessory discounted a few times in the past, Apple this evening has started selling a refurbished Apple Pencil via its online store for $85 in the United States…

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 22:29

iPhone 8 facing OLED supply issues, latest report suggests only 4 million phones shipping by September

Apple’s highly anticipated 2017 iPhone cycle is a matter of months away, and the supply chain reports are rolling in as production ramps up. The iPhone 8 is expected to be a major upgrade with a new bezel-less design, stainless steel and glass chassis, and an 5.8-inch OLED display.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:50

NBC apps now support Single Sign-on on iPad & iPhone as well as Apple TV

If you watch NBC shows on iPhone or iPad, you’ll be pleased to know that support for Single Sign-on has now been extended to iOS devices. Single sign-on for NBC was previously only available on Apple TV …

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:42

Greenpeace highlights poor repairability ratings of iPads & MacBooks, but praises iPhone 7

A Greenpeace campaign to highlight the environmental impact of planned obsolescence has slated iPads and MacBooks for their poor repairability scores, but praises the iPhone 7.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:01

Decision on Apple’s Irish data center delayed by a week due to ‘a shortage of judges’

A long-awaited final decision on planning permission for Apple’s Irish data center has been delayed once more – this time due to ‘a shortage of judges’ …

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:40

Urban Armor Gear launching 10.5-inch & 12.9-inch iPad Pro cases w/ Pencil storage

Urban Armor Gear is introducing a new Metropolis Series Case made for Apple’s new 10.5-inch and second-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro. UAG’s Metropolis Series Case features Apple Pencil storage, front-and-back protection with a hard back and removable soft cover, and compatibility with Apple’s Smart Keyboard.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:58

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren officially steps down as the company’s struggles continue

Pandora’s struggles have been well documented as the company has faced trouble competing with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify, and today the company has officially confirmed that founder Tim Westergren will step down as CEO. This move was first reported earlier this week, but Pandora today made it official.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:20

Comment: Some techies in the ‘iPad as laptop’ debate are forgetting how atypical we are

The debate as to whether an iPad could be a viable laptop replacement continues, with a Twitter thread today a good example. The Outline’s Joshua Topolsky is a strong nay-sayer.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:47

Apple’s Single Sign-on feature for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV gains another TV provider

Apple has recently gained a new TV provider for its Single Sign-on feature on iOS 10 and up as well as tvOS 10 and up.

WOW!, or Wide Open West, joins 13 other providers that let customers authenticate once through the Settings app to access content in paid video apps in the United States.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:08

Siri is looking for its own personal assistant to stay current on events and culture

Apple is looking to hire a “Siri Event Maven” that will serve as Siri’s own personal assistant on events and pop culture happenings trending among humans.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:50

Facebook hits 2 billion users, launches Good Adds Up campaign & new Messenger features

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network now sees 2 billion people using the platform each month. Facebook is marking the milestone with a new Good Adds Up campaign launching one day after the Messenger team announced new enhancements coming to the app.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 13:54

Linea sketching app for Apple Pencil updated for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

The Iconfactory has updated its excellent sketching app for Apple Pencil to work specifically on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Like Procreate yesterday, iPad apps need to be updated for the slightly larger iPad Pro display to take advantage of the increased resolution.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:02

Uber adds new ‘request a ride for a loved one’ feature on iOS

Uber has been in the news for numerous reasons over recent weeks, most of which are certainly not positive and center on multiple controversies related to sexual harassment. Today, however, the company is rolling out a new feature that it hopes will help it expand its ride-hailing reach to those without a smartphone…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:58

Apple stops signing iOS 10.3.1 following the release of iOS 10.3.2

Following the release of iOS 10.3.2 to the public last month, Apple this evening has stopped signing iOS 10.3.1. This means that users will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 10.3.1, and instead will be required to remain on iOS 10.3.2….

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 19:47

11 Awesome Hidden iOS 11 Features

Apple hasn't detailed all of the new features in iOS 11. So we're on the lookout for new tricks coming to iPhones and iPads, especially now that the iOS 11 beta has arrived.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 19:28

Best New iOS 11 Features

iOS 11 brings native peer-to-peer payments, Siri improvements, Live Photo editing and an all-new App Store.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 20:03

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