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App Store facelift brings out the beauty in Watch apps


Apple Watch App Store previews
Left: Old 'n' busted. Right: New hotness.
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Apple’s rolled out some much-needed changes to how Apple Watch preview screens look in the App Store.

Have you looked at those shots lately? They look weird. And depending on which version of iOS you’re currently running, that could mean “horrible” or “way better than before, holy crap.”

iOS 8.4 beta 4 fixes iMessage crashing bug


Unicode of Death 2015
Evan likes to send malicious Unicode to co-workers.
Screen: Evan Killham/Cult of Mac

Apple seeded the fourth iOS 8.4 beta to developers yesterday, and while the company didn’t add any major new features, it appears that they’ve squashed iMessage’s biggest bug that caused iPhones and iPads to crash when they received a certain string of unicode characters.