Developers receive surprise iOS 11 beta 9 update


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An all-new iOS 11 beta is here!
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Apple surprised developers today with the release of an all-new iOS 11 beta for testing, coming just four days after the previous beta build was seeded.

The new beta build is accompanied by the ninth beta for tvOS 11. Both of the new builds appear to add a number of bug fixes and performance improvements and likely signal that the public release isn’t that far away.

Tap into iOS 11’s one-handed keyboard for easier typing


iOS 11's one-handed keyboard
iOS 11's one-handed keyboard makes typing easier while you sip a coffee with the other hand.
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The plus-sized iPhones might be a great fit for media consumption, but the large screen makes one-hand typing inconvenient. It can be a pain to type on your iPhone with one hand while sipping coffee with the other.

Thankfully, iOS 11’s keyboard includes a one-handed mode that shrinks the size of the keyboard, thus making it easier to type with one hand. Here’s how to enable and use iOS 11’s one-handed keyboard.