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OS X El Capitan beta 2 now available to registered developers

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El Capitan beta 2 has landed.

Apple’s second OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta is now available to download for registered developers. The release comes just two weeks after Apple previewed the big update at WWDC and made its first beta available for testing.

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The best new iOS 9 and El Capitan features revealed at WWDC ’15 on The CultCast

Beats 1 is Apple's new worldwide radio station

Beats 1 is Apple’s new worldwide radio station

This week: our favorite features announced at the WWDC ’15 keynote; why we have high hopes for Beats 1 radio on Apple Music; Phil Schiller discusses some of Apple’s more controversial product decisions in a surprising new interview; and, though it’s all cheers for consumers, we’ll tell you why some developers dread Apple’s yearly WWDC announcements.

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The best new iOS 9 and El Capitan features revealed at WWDC ’15 on The CultCast

Show notes ahead, and they’re delicious.

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For developers, WWDC means more work but not necessarily more profit

As the dust settles on another WWDC, indie devs assess the impact

There are winners and losers at the epicenter of change.

The Worldwide Developers Conference brings new opportunities and new threats for indie developers. If you’re lucky, Apple introduces an API that could enhance your app. If you’re unlucky, Apple launches a new feature that renders your app obsolete.

One thing is certain: Whatever Apple announces at the annual conference will mean a lot more work for indie developers just to stay in the game. And since developers can’t charge for updates on the App Store, most of that work will go unrewarded.

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Phil Schiller explains 16GB iPhones, MacBooks with one USB port, design vs. battery life

Phil Schiller answers some of our biggest questions about Apple products.

Phil Schiller answers some of our biggest questions about Apple’s latest products.

Why does the latest iPhone still ship with just 16GB of storage as standard? Why does the new MacBook have only one USB port? Why does Apple make devices thinner and thinner rather than adding bigger batteries?

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down with The Talk Show to address some of these questions.

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Apple rolls out iOS 8.4 beta 4 ahead of this month’s release

A new iOS 8.4 beta has arrived. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A new iOS 8.4 beta has arrived. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple may have announced iOS 9 at WWDC yesterday, but it hasn’t forgotten about its iOS 8.4 beta. A fourth release is now available to developers ahead of this month’s public rollout.

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What Apple Music says about how Apple views musicians

Apple Music arrives on June 30 with 24/7 internet radio.

Apple Music arrives on June 30 with 24/7 internet radio.

By Brandon Shaw

Dear Apple,

I wanted to love Apple Music, I really did. It had all the potential in the world, and with all the hype surrounding the WWDC keynote, I watched with cautious optimism. Ultimately, though, I was disappointed. Here’s why.

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What if Apple’s Beats 1 turns out like BBC’s Radio 1?

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DJ Zane Lowe is heading up Apple’s Beats 1 live radio station. If it’s anything like the BBC’s Radio 1 — where Lowe made his name — it could be the great music discovery mechanism that digital music’s been looking for.

Please, please, please let Apple’s Beats 1 radio station be good.

Of all the announcements at Monday’s WWDC keynote, that’s the one I personally am most excited about. When it launches June 30, Beats 1 will be a 24-hour global radio station run by three DJs from three different cities around the world.

I’m a music junkie. I listen to music radio all the time, especially Radio 1, the BBC’s flagship radio station in London. To be honest, a lot of it sucks, but a lot of it doesn’t. It allows me — an expat Limey living in California — to keep tabs on Britain’s awesome musical culture.

And that’s what I’m hoping for — that Apple’s billions will privately fund a radio station that’s like the BBC’s publicly funded Radio 1 — on a global scale.

Apple hinted at such ambitions in the launch video played during Monday’s keynote. Done right, it could be the great music discovery mechanism the entire music industry’s been looking for.

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Everything you need to know from WWDC 2015

Tim Cook announces “one more thing” at WWDC 2015.

Tim Cook announces “one more thing” at WWDC 2015.

With upgrades to iOS, OS X, Apple Pay and watchOS, Apple is ready to take its massively successful platforms to the next level.

Find out what’s in store for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch as Apple builds on previous greatness — plus get an earful of a new little project called Apple Music — as revealed today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple to kill off Newsstand in favor of a Flipboard-style newsreader

Rest in peaces, Newsstand.

Rest in pieces, Newsstand.

Apple is going to kill off its Newsstand app for iOS and replace it with a Flipboard-style news reader, according to a new report. The new service will be free, and it is expected to feature sample content from partners like The New York Times, ESPN, and Conde Nast.

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Tune into the WWDC live-steam on Android and Windows

You don't need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.

You don’t need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.

Apple officially only streams its WWDC keynote to its own platforms and devices — iOS, OS X, and Apple TV. But you can easily tune in on Windows PCs and tablets, Android smartphones, and other devices.

So if you don’t have an Apple device handy, but you still want to watch WWDC, here’s how.

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