Here’s a sneak peek at Apple’s News app in iOS 9

By

ios-9-news
Apple's News app finally debuted in iOS 9 beta 3.
Photo: Apple

It’s a little late to the party, but three betas in Apple released the News app it announced at WWDC 2015. Soon to be on every iPhone and iPad running iOS 9, News lets users customize the topics that are most important to them, then browse and read distraction-free news articles.

If you’re not running iOS 9 beta 3 or in a supported country like the U.S., fear not, we have the full tour.

Music, News and a selfies album — all the goodies in iOS 9 beta 3

By

iOS-9-changes
iOS 9 beta 3 landed in developers' pockets today and brought various improvements with it.
Photo: Apple

Another day, another iOS beta. Two weeks after Apple released iOS 9 beta 2, here arrives iOS 9 beta 3 for developers. If you haven’t already yet, go download it on your iPhone and iPad. Most notably, this is the first iOS 9 beta that includes support for Apple Music and the redesigned Music app. However, iOS 9 beta 3 brings many other changes and improvements like Apple News and even a photo album just for your selfies. Take a look.

Free Apps, New Macs, And iOS 7 Beta 3 Facts—All That And More On Our Newest CultCast

By

cultcast-iPad-Mini-GB2-promo.jpg

This time on The CultCast: great apps go free for Apple’s 5th Appaversary; an updated Retina Macbook Pro is close at hand; iPad Mini COULD go retina; our favorite new iOS 7 beta 3 features; researchers know where you’ll take your iPhone next; Alex E. Heath loves Daughters; mini Kahney gets a birthday surprise; and guests hosts GWAR stop by! That last part’s a lie.

Have a few laughs and get caught up on this week’s best Apple stories. Stream or download new and past episodes of The CultCast now on your Mac or iDevice by subscribing on iTunes, or hit play below and let the audio adventure begin.

Cultcast 81 post player image

Here’s What’s New In Apple’s Latest iOS 6.1 Beta

By

Screen Shot 2012-12-04 at 15.49.28

 

Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 3 to registered developers yesterday, but unless your iOS device’s unique identification number (UDID) is registered with Apple’s developer program, you can’t install it. But don’t worry, we can tell you everything that’s new in this version, including some changes to iCloud setup and Passbook sample cards, new mobile-cellular data options, and more.

iOS 6 Beta 3 Brings Shared Photo Streams, VIP Mail To iPhone 3GS

By

If you've got iOS 6 on your iPhone 3GS, you should now see this in your Photo Stream settings.
If you've got iOS 6 on your iPhone 3GS, you should now see this in your Photo Stream settings.

When Apple unveiled iOS 6 and released the first beta at WWDC back in June, it quickly became apparent that a number of new features wouldn’t be supported on older devices like the iPhone 3GS, and Apple mentioned these restrictions in the fine print of its iOS 6 preview page.

In the iOS 6 beta 3 release, however, shared Photo Streams and VIP mail — two of the features that are unsupported on older devices — are now supported on the iPhone 3GS.

New Assistive Touch Feature On iOS 5 Beta 3 Is Really Useful

By

ssistivetouch

This is included in our what’s new in iOS 5 Beta 3 post, but its so cool we thought it deserved separate highlighting.

In the new beta, Apple has activated the “Assistive Touch” settings pane for the iPad (but not on the iPhone or iPod Touch). Update: This works on the iPhone 4, but not my iPod Touch third-gen.

The new feature allows you to activate a menu overlay on the iPad by pressing on a designated corner of the dock after clicking the Home Button twice. This menu then allows you to trigger all of the iPad’s functions just by tapping an icon.