Fresh new betas of iOS 12, macOS Mojave arrive for developers and the public

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There are new iOS 12 beta versions for developers and the public, as the same is true for macOS Mojave.
This isn't even all the devices that will run the betas Apple released today.
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Monday is Beta Day at Apple. Today brought shiny new versions of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The newest versions are only for developers, but the public just got access to the iOS 12 and Mojave betas released to developers last week.

New betas of watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 for devs also launched today.

Expect a more powerful Mac mini Pro this fall

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The 2018 Mac mini Pro is rumored to be much powerful than the "current" model, which hasn't been updated in almost four years.
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The last time Apple gave any love to the Mac mini was way back in 2014. But a refresh is reportedly coming.

This inexpensive macOS desktop is apparently popular with developers and server farms. The 2018 mini is supposedly being created with these professionals in mind.

Use Siri Shortcuts to quickly send photos to your family

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Workflow Vs. Siri Shortcuts.
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How do you send a photo to several of your family members? Do you compose a group message, adding all their various addresses and phone numbers manually? Do you have several existing threads, each with a different combo of family members?

Today, we’re going to see a much easier way to send a photo to multiple recipients using Siri Shortcuts (or Apple’s Workflow app). It’s so simple that it should be built in to the iPhone.

This is the date you can preorder your next iPhone

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6.5- and 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone models
We now have a fairly firm idea of when the 6.5-inch iPhone will debut. The 6.1-inch model isn't expected until months later, though.
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We already know quite a bit about the next-generation iPhones, and one of the remaining questions may have just been answered: when they’ll go on sale.

A German wireless phone provider has leaked part what we want to know: the date preorders will begin. The most likely release date can be extrapolated from that.

Hello Weather is my favorite weather app on iPhone and iPad [Review]

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You don't need a weather app to see what's going to happen here.
You don't need a weather app to see what's going to happen here.
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There are roughly a billion weather apps on the App Store, and several them are very good indeed. But my current favorite is Hello Weather, which was just updated to get some great international features, as well as some awesome radar maps. It’s so great-looking, and so easy to use, that it’s been my go-to weather app since I discovered it.

iPhone X notch might be on endangered list

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The iPhone X notch isn't the "deal breaker" so many thought it would be, but the screen cutout could be replaced with an under-display camera in 2019.
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The first camera that can be embedded under a phone’s display might launch next year. If this comes to pass, it would remove the need for the screen cutout in the iPhone and many rival Android models.

It’s no secret that companies are trying to develop in-display cameras. The promise that one will be on the market in 2019 comes from an unnamed source.

Make your iPhone handle more like a DSLR camera [Deals]

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This addon instantly gives your smartphone the feel and function of a DSLR camera.
This addon instantly gives your smartphone the feel and function of a DSLR camera.
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The iPhone is an amazing picture-taking machine, but at the end of the day it’s still a phone. Cameras have evolved to allow for easy access to many crucial settings, like ISO and shutter speed. So how do you get that kind of control on an iPhone?

Today in Apple history: Apple steals a financial record from Microsoft

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Yet another financial milestone.
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Aug 20: Today in Apple history: Apple steals a financial record from Microsoft August 20, 2012: Apple passes a financial milestone as it becomes the most valuable publicly traded stock ever.

The company it bests to attain this record? Long-time rival Microsoft, which peaked on December 30, 1999. Apple’s surge to the top spot serves as a reminder of just how radically the fortunes of both companies changed over the years.