Jessica Alba will mentor devs on Apple’s Planet of the Apps show


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You could be the star of Apple's first reality TV show.
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Apple has added movie star turned business woman Jessica Alba to the cast of its first unscripted TV Series, Planet of the Apps, and just like her future co-hosts Will.i.Am and Gwyneth Paltrow, she’ll use her nonexistent coding skills to “mentor” developers.

Week’s best Apple deals: Big discounts on Apple TV, MacBook Air and more


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If you don't need the absolute latest models, you can get some great deals on Apple gear this week.
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Staples is offering the chance to stream high-def content at an unbeatable price, while Groupon cuts huge discounts off a wide range of Apple gear and accessories. You’ll find all these and more in this roundup of the week’s best Apple deals.

macOS Sierra and tvOS 10 get sixth beta builds


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macOS Sierra brings Picture-in-Picture to the Mac.
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Apple continues to polish macOS Sierra and tvOS 10, seeding the sixth beta builds of the new software updates to developers today.

The new betas come a week after Apple dropped the last batch of betas, which brought a number of new bug fixes and performance improvements to the gigantic releases that are set for public launch this fall.