Apple rolls out fourth macOS 10.14.2 beta

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Registered developers can now get their hands on Apple’s fourth macOS 10.14.2 beta.

It comes just two weeks after the release of the third beta, and it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. It doesn’t look like Apple has made any significant changes in this release.

Spotify could finally be on its way to Apple Watch

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It seems Spotify is finally gearing up to deliver the one feature iPhone fans have been calling for: Apple Watch support.

Screenshots from a preview version of the app have been posted online ahead of its official release. They suggest the wearable component will allow users to navigate their playlists, control music playback, and even stream to other devices.

iOS 12.1 beta confirms improved Face ID for iPad Pro

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Face ID should work in any orientation on the new iPad Pro.
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Code discovered in Apple’s latest iOS 12.1 beta confirms its next-generation iPad Pro lineup will pack Face ID — and it will work in both portrait and landscape mode.

Users will be asked to set up the facial recognition system in portrait mode, but once this process is complete, the new iPad Pro can be unlocked in either orientation.

iOS devs can now create public beta links through TestFlight

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Expect easier access to iOS app betas.
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It’s now easier than ever for iOS developers to distribute beta versions of their apps.

Apple is allowing them to share public URLs, which allow for quick enrollment when opened on an iPhone or iPad, through TestFlight. Developers no longer need an email address for every tester.

How to downgrade to iOS 11.4 after installing the iOS 12 beta

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Downgrade from the iOS 12 Developer beta back to trusty 11.4.
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There’s an awful lot of coverage of iOS 12 out there at the moment, including early reviews, lists of all the new features, and tutorials that show you how to install the update. But what if you’re already running iOS 12 and you deeply regret upgrading early? How do you downgrade to back to iOS 11.4?

New updates can sometimes be buggy. We think it’s pretty stable but if it’s messing with your iPhone or iPad in a big way there’s still a way to go back to iOS 11.4. That’s exactly what we’re going to show you how to do in our latest video. Check it out below.

iOS 12 beta users plagued by false update notification

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“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.”

You’re probably tired of seeing this message if you’re running iOS 12. It now pops up every time you unlock your iPhone or iPad. Yet there is no update available, and there is no practical way to prevent the popup from appearing over and over again.

The good news is your device isn’t broken. Everyone running the iOS 12 beta is experiencing the same thing. But what’s causing it?