Apple seeds macOS Sierra public beta 2 to testers

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macOS and Apple Watch means never typing your login password.
macOS and Apple Watch means never typing your login password.
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Along with dropping the second public beta of iOS 10 this morning, Apple has seeded a new beta of macOS Sierra for members of its Apple Beta Software Program.

The new build comes two weeks after the first macOS Sierra was made available to testers, and is available for download immediately through the Mac App Store’s software update section.

Public testers get iOS beta 2 update

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Apple will only collect iOS 10 data if you opt-in.
Get your hands on the new iOS 10 beta.
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The second public beta of iOS 10 has been made available to testers today, coming just two days after Apple seeded the third beta to developers.

The final version of the update isn’t expected to launch until fall but Apple is getting eager fans a sneak peek of the new features coming to Siri, Messages, Notifications, Photos, Apple Music and much more.

Pokémon Go hacks and tips to help you catch ’em all

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These tips will help you be the very best.
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The entire U.S. has contracted a serious case of Pokémon Go fever, with millions of would-be Pokémon trainers hitting the streets in hopes of becoming the very best like no one ever was.

Becoming a Pokémon Master ain’t easy, but if you know what you’re doing you don’t even have to leave the house to do stuff like hatch eggs, lure in Pokémon and toss a wicked curve ball.

Here are the Pokémon Go tips you need to know to dominate the hottest game in the world.

Apple’s new Shot on iPhone ads feature lots of slo-mo and timelapse

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Going down.
Going down.
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Apple has added two new spots to its iconic ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign that highlight the iPhone’s video capabilities.

The short new ads only last 15 seconds. One highlights the effects you can get by using iPhone’s slo-mo video and some windblown hair, while the other captures how thrilling it is to zip down the cable car in Bregenz, Austria.

Watch them both below:

Apple Stores will now pay you to sign up for Apple Pay

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Now is a good time to sign up for Apple Pay.
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The next time you make a purchase at your local Apple Store, expect to be asked if you want to buy your items with Apple Pay.

Apple is launching a new promotion for its contactless payment system this week that will emphasize paying with your iPhone or Apple Watch rather than busting out a credit card. And those that haven’t signed up for Apple Pay yet will get some free money.