The first iOS 11.2 beta is already here

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iOS 11.1 isn't even out yet.
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Apple surprised developers today with the release of the first beta for iOS 11.2.

iOS 11.2 beta 1 was seeded to developers even though iOS 11.1 still hasn’t been released to the public. The update comes with a number of new features as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

How to design and print your own business card using Pages

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Business cards refuse to go away.
Business cards refuse to go away.
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Today, almost everyone carries a smartphone, and that’s where we keep our contacts lists. And yet we still exchange business cards. Why? They’re easy to use, they don’t require you to mess withAirDrop, or any other convoluted way to share, and — perhaps most important — they’re customary. We’re used to handing over our details on card. So today we’re going to see how to make and print a business card in Pages, for Mac or iOS. The good news is, it’s super easy. The bad news? Think of the trees.

How iPhone X notch would look on all Apple products

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Face ID is could become a staple on Apple products.
Photo: Curved Labs

The notch on the iPhone X is one of the most divisive design decisions Apple’s made in years. Not everyone is a fan of the small black patch at the top of the iPhone X display, but it seems inevitable that Apple will bring Face ID to other products.

The folks at Curved created a bunch of concepts imaging what the soon-to-be-iconic iPhone X notch would look like on other Apple products. Some of the mock ups seem like their destined, while it looks down right wrong on the Apple Watch.

Check it out:

App Store redesign gives (some) downloads a big boost

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The App Store looks all-new in iOS 11.
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Apple surprises developers with fifth iOS 11.1 beta

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iOS 11.1 is nearly ready for the public.
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Developers received the fifth beta build of iOS 11.1 this morning, just three days after Apple released the last batch of updates.

The new iOS 11.1 beta 5 update brings a number of bug fixes and performance improvements to the iPhone and iPad. Apple added a couple of UI tweaks and new features in the previous iOS 11.1 beta build.

Sorry Microsoft, Delta is switching to iOS

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Nokia phones, Surface tablets will be swapped for iPhone and iPad
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Delta Air Lines plans to ditch all its Windows devices in favor of iOS next year.

iPhone 7 Plus will replace its fleet of Nokia handsets, while iPad Pro will take the place of Microsoft’s Surface tablet.

Apple seeds fourth iOS 11.1 beta and more

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A new iOS 11.1 beta is already out!
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Developers just received a new iOS 11.1 beta from Apple this morning even though the company just released a build of the software update earlier this week.

iOS 11.1 beta 4 has been made available today along with the fourth beta builds of watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1. All three of the new betas bring a number of bug fixes and performance improvements to their platforms.

Apple tax forces Facebook to launch new tool only on Android

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Facebook's subscriptions are coming to Android but not iOS.
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Apple’s 30% tax on in-app purchases could cause iPhone and iPad users to miss out on the next big news feature from Facebook.

In an effort to help make publishers more money, Facebook plans to launch a tool that helps websites sell subscriptions. All of the sales transactions will be done on the publishers’ websites, but Apple won’t approve the app unless it gets a cut.