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21 New Updates from iOS 9 That Will Transform Your iPhone

Ever since WWDC 2015 teased us about the upcoming iOS update last month, we’ve been itching to try it. Apple pre-released the third iOS 9 beta to developers yesterday and the public beta today. We managed to get our (super excited!) hands on it and wanted to share all of the good, the awesome + the …

Report: Apple Will Release First Public Betas For iOS

For the first time ever, Apple is launching public beta versions of the software that runs the ubiquitous iPhone, starting with iOS 8.3. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, the public beta, which will be released mid-March, is an attempt to smoke out bugs before iOS 8.3 is released to the masses. (The beta for …

Card game about exploding kittens overtakes Ouya's Kickstarter record

The internet lovescats, so it just seems fitting that a Kickstarter campaign called <i>Exploding Kittens</i> has dethroned Ouya as the highest-funded project in the site's games category. It was created by Xbox game designers Elan Lee and Shane Small, but it's not a video game, if that's what you were …

Apple to Offer Public Beta of Mobile Operating System

Public beta gives Apple a chance to work the kinks out of its software ahead of general release.<p>Apple plans to release the latest update to its mobile operating system as a public beta through its AppleSeed program, which allows customers to test pre-release software.<p>The release, due in mid-March, …

Apple Watch straps will be available to purchase separately at launch

Despite speculation to the contrary, Apple does in fact plan to sell an array of bands as separate accessories for the Apple Watch at launch, according to sources. So far Apple has only shown the Watch in pre-assembled collections, which reduces their potential for customization, but our sources …

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Hack puts iPhone notifications on an Android Wear watch

Android Wear isn't going to officially support iOS devices any time soon, but that doesn't mean that the two platforms can never see eye-to-eye. Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has tweaked Android Wear to make it display an iPhone's notifications using the same ANCS technology as Pebble's …

iOS 8 Beta 4 Reportedly Coming Monday, July 21

As iOS 8 proceeds through development and testing, the fourth beta version will be seeded to developers on Monday, July 21, according to <i>BGR</i>. A release on that date would mark a two-week interval since the release of the third beta on July 7, down from a roughly three-week interval between the …