Under-the-hood tweaks come in new El Capitan beta


A new El Capitan beta is out.
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In this eighth beta for Apple OS X developers (the sixth version for those involved in the OS X El Capitan public beta), Apple continues to improve and polish the latest operating system for Mac.

Build 15A279b, as it’s cleverly named, doesn’t have a lot of notes about what’s changing, but we can assume there will be a bunch of internal fixes that may not be readily apparent to the average user.

iOS beta users can no longer write App Store reviews


Sorry, beta users!
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In what will surely be met with a sigh of relief from developers, Apple has stopped people running beta versions of iOS from writing reviews of apps in the App Store.

Many of these reviews tend to be negative because developers have yet to optimize their apps to run the latest prerelease software version. As a result, apps run on a beta version of iOS are far more likely to crash, or feature bugs.