Beta Testing

Surprise iOS 11.2 Public Beta 4 Weekend Release Brings Fast Charging and Apple Pay Cash

It turns out, there was a lot more than anyone expected packed in to Apple’s iOS 11.2 Public Beta! Not only are we getting our first look at Apple’s Venmo killer, Apple Pay Cash, this point update to iOS will finally unlock fast wireless charging for equipped iPhones (the iPhone X and 8) when using …

iOS

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, four days after seeding the third tvOS 11.2 update and over two weeks after the launch of tvOS 11.1.<p>Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2 developer beta can …

Smart TV

Apple posts iOS 11.1.2 with fix for unresponsive iPhone X screen in cold weather

iOS

Apple Seeds Fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update to developers, less than one after seeding the third beta and just over two weeks after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update.<p>The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer …

MacOS High Sierra

iPhone X and 8 charge faster with iOS 11.2 beta thanks to better Qi

If you own an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X, you are probably already aware that they are only capable of using the slowest Qi speed (five watts). Apple …

iOS

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, one week after releasing the second iOS 11.2 beta and two weeks after releasing the iOS 11.1 update.<p>Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper …

iOS

Ascent: Infinite Realm Takes Names for Closed Beta in Korea

It’s not the news we were hoping to share if you’re a Western player eager to start your steampunk adventure, but the dates for Ascent: Infinite …

MMOGs

iOS 11.2: Beta 4 is now available for developers

<i>Updated 11/17/17: The fourth iOS 11.2 beta is available to the developers.</i>iOS 11 is the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system in years. …

iOS

After leak, Google's new file manager for Android, Files Go, launches into public beta

Google today decided to launch its new Files Go Android app into public beta to reach a wider group of testers.

Google

Twitter’s $99 monthly subscription ad program launches into public beta

Twitter unveiled in its Q3 earnings report that it had been testing a new, self-serve advertising subscription aimed at small businesses. That service, known as Twitter Promote Mode, is officially launching today with the goal of letting small businesses and personal brands more easily run ad …

Technology

Facebook Messenger Platform 2.2 introduces customer chat plugin in closed beta

Facebook Messenger Platform on Tuesday received an update to <b>version 2.2</b> bringing in a number of changes and additions to suit developers. The most …

Facebook

Apple Pay Cash finally arrives in iOS 11.2 public beta 2

The future of digital payments has finally arrived on the iPhone. Sort of.<p>Apple’s new peer-to-peer payments system called Apple Pay Cash is finally rolling out to public beta testers today with the release of the public beta for iOS 11.2 beta 2 and watchOS 4.2 beta 2, giving iPhone and iPad users …

iOS

iOS 11.2 public beta 2 is here, with Apple Pay Cash and the autocorrect bug fix

The second public beta for iOS 11.2 is available for download right now, and it brings one very important “feature” for iOS public beta users: a fix …

iOS

Apple issues second public beta for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Apple on Tuesday seeded a second public beta of macOS 10.13.2 to the public, following up on this week's matching developer release.<p>The new software …

Mac App Store

Uber gives top riders a 24/7 “Premium Support” hotline

If something scary or infuriating happens with your Uber, sending an email to support doesn’t always cut it. And if you’ve ridden thousands of miles with Uber and paid them boatloads over the years, you might expect better service. You’re always just a few taps away from switching to Lyft, …

Technology

Facebook Messenger lands on brands' sites in beta test

Brief:<p>Facebook unveiled today an update to Messenger, the social network's chat application with more than 20 million business users, that makes …

Chatbots

Facebook Messenger Enters The Purchase Cycle With Cross-Platform Chat

AdExchanger |Messenger hopes to insinuate itself deeper within the customer journey. On Tuesday, Facebook released a closed beta test of a customer …

Advertising Industry

Apple iOS 11.2 Public Beta Causing Headaches For iPhone X Owners

Did you get a shiny new iPhone X over the weekend? Did you go to set it up using the fantastic new Automatic Setup? Did you end up spending most of the weekend restoring your iPhone X as a new device instead?<p>Turns out, Apple pulled the iOS 11.2 Public Beta 1 build for the iPhone X, rendering …

iOS

Dream Hotel Group is test-driving Alexa and Alice to enrich guest stays

Dream Hotel Group began beta testing Amazon’s voice service Alexa, along with its partner Volara, at The Time Nyack, one of the company’s upscale …

Hospitality

Android's first public beta was released ten years ago

The first beta of the OS we've come to know and love turns ten.<p>Android is now known as the largest smartphone operating system on the market, but a …

Android News

Beta 2 of iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2 Available to Download

Apple has released iOS 11.2 beta 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users enrolled in the beta testing program, along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 …

OS X

Users Report iOS 11.1 Fixes Battery Drain Issues

The newest update to Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 11.1, is officially out. It doesn’t have too many user-facing features, but it makes one …

iOS

PSA: There's No iOS 11.2 Beta for iPhone X, so Beta Testers Can't Restore From Backup [Updated]

Developers and public beta testers who installed the iOS 11.2 beta on their devices earlier this week will be disappointed to learn that there's no iOS 11.2 beta for the iPhone X as of yet, and therefore no way to restore from an existing iOS 11.2 backup on a new iPhone X.<p>If you're running iOS 11.2 …

iOS

Bixby Voice Chinese support now in beta testing phase

While Bixby Voice is the digital assistant that Samsung has been very proud of, its availability is still pretty limited, in terms of devices and …

Samsung

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Closed Beta Available For 5,000 Testers In Japan This December

<b>By Sato</b> . November 2, 2017 . 4:00am<p>Bandai Namco announced that it is hosting a closed beta test for <i>Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker</i> for 5,000 …

Anime

LG begins beta testing Android 8.0 update for V30 in South Korea

The LG V30 was released in South Korea a month ago, and it arrived in the United States soon after. The phone shipped with Android 7.1.2, and LG …

Android News

Samsung wants you to beta test the next Galaxy phone's software

Are you champing at the bit waiting for a taste of what the next Galaxy phone will be like? You don't have to wait until 2018. Samsung is launching a public beta for Experience 9.0, its customized take on Android Oreo that will show up on the next Galaxy flagship. As of November 2nd, "select" …

Samsung

Public testers can now try iOS 11.2

Members of Apple’s public beta testing program can already get in on the action with iOS 11.2.<p>Apple released its newest batch of betas to public testers today giving members access to all the new features and fixes in the the first beta builds of iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2.<p>If you haven’t signed up for …

iOS

Apple releases first iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2 public betas

Apple has released the first public beta versions of iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. Developer versions were made available for testing earlier this week.<p>iOS 11.2 beta includes a fix for the Calculator bug caused by slow animations, new wallpapers previously only on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the first …

Apple

iOS 11.2 public beta 1 is here for anyone to download right now

The developer beta of iOS 11.2 hit the streets on Monday, and right on cue, Apple has made the public beta of iOS 11.2 available for anyone who …

iOS