Apple seeds fresh batch of betas to devs and public


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Developers and public beta testers alike can download the latest El Capitan starting today now that Apple has seeded the third beta of OS X 10.11.5, plus the public version of iOS 9.3.2 beta 3.

The new updates come a week after Apple released the second beta builds of the new operating systems. Testers can grab the new software through the Mac App Store if you’re signed up for Apple’s Public Beta Program, but Apple has a couple extra goodies for developers as well.

Apple’s dev edition Safari brings future WebKit to your Mac


New Safari features are on the way.
New Safari features are on the way.
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You can get a taste of the future of Safari on the Mac today, thanks to the release of the new Safari Technology Preview from Apple that gives regular users and developers an easy way to test new features and improvements that are coming soon to the web browser.

The new stand-alone app for OS X can be downloaded and used for free by anyone, and includes a cutting-edge version of the WebKit browser engine that is still in development. It’s a great way for web developers to get ahead on new features by testing them before they’re public.

Safari Technology Preview can be used side-by-side with the regular version of Safari to test for behavioral issues. It also includes new improvements for Web Inspector.

Here’s a list of the new features:

Googlebot ditches iPhone disguise to become an Android



Googlebot, the giant webcrawler that Google uses to scan webpages and update its index, is ditching its iPhone disguise to become an Android.

Rather ironically, the tool has been masquerading as an Apple device running iOS 8.3 for years, but it will soon become a Nexus 5X running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to become more efficient.

10 iOS Safari tips you need to know (but don’t)


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Get up to speed with these awesome Safari tips
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The mobile web browser of choice for most iPhone and iPad users is still Safari. As the stock browser for iOS, it has been a staple of the iPhone since its release in 2007, but Safari has a few subtle features you’ve probably never heard of.

With Safari going through so many changes with each new iOS version, some tricks may have sneaked past your attention. In today’s video, we’ll show you 10 killer Safari tricks every iPhone and iPad users needs to know.

How many of these Safari tips have you seen?