Apple drops new betas for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS

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iOS 11 is getting a little bit of love before iOS 12 comes out.
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Developers received a fresh batch of beta software from Apple this morning, only it wasn’t the iOS 12 beta 2 that everyone was hoping for.

iOS 11.4.1 beta 3 was released to developers this morning, alongside a new beta for tvOS 11.4.1. Both builds bring a bunch of bug fixes to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV as Apple gets ready to move onto iOS 12 and tvOS 12.

Steam Link update for iOS hints at imminent App Store release

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Steam Link could finally be arriving soon.
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We tell you all the best stuff announced at WWDC ’18, this week on The CultCast

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Catch our WWDC '18 reactions and best-of-show picks on our newest CultCast.

It may not have been action-packed, but this week’s WWDC was bursting with great stuff. Don’t miss our WWDC 2018 reactions on this week’s episode of The CultCast. Then stick around for our list of all the best new iOS 12, watchOS, and macOS features announced at the keynote.

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iOS 12! New Macs! Catch our WWDC ’18 predictions on The CultCast

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For the first time in a long time, Apple is keeping its WWDC keynote surprises secret.
For the first time in a long time, Apple is keeping its keynote surprises secret.
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It’s been a tight ship over there at Apple, so for the first time in a long time, we know almost nothing about what will be announced at an Apple Keynote. But we think there’s a good case for new hardware come Monday, and on this week’s CultCast, we’ll tell you why. Plus, we’ll tell you everything we think we know about iOS 12, and stick around for our ears-on, gaping-jaw review of stereo HomePods.

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Don’t expect new Macs, iPads, or Apple Watch at WWDC

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You can expect lots of new hardware later this year, however.
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Apple still has a bunch of new devices up its sleeve for 2018 — not including the new iPhone lineup — but we won’t see any of it at WWDC.

A new report claims we can expect refreshed MacBook and MacBook Pro models, a more affordable machine to replace the MacBook Air, a new iPad Pro with Face ID, and a new Apple Watch. However, we’ll have to wait until later in the year to get our hands on them.

tvOS 11.4 arrives with AirPlay 2, watchOS 4.3.1 brings bug fixes

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Grab the latest tvOS 11 update now.
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Apple pushed two other software updates for Apple TV and Apple Watch owners this morning to go with the big new iOS 11.4 release that came out today.

tvOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1 don’t contain nearly as many exciting new features as iOS 11.4, but if you like playing music from your Apple TV you should definitely grab the update ASAP.

Phil Schiller sheds light on Steam Link’s App Store ban

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What Steam Link would have looked like on iPhone.
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Apple website celebrates accessibility for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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The many ways in which Apple devices improve accessibility.
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The Apple website has today been updated to highlight the accessibility features of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. The change is in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a yearly event that promotes digital access and inclusion for those with different disabilities.

Steam Link lets you play PC games on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

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Apple says no to Steam Link and we all suffer.
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You can now play your PC game library anywhere around your home without being weighed down by a chunky gaming laptop. The official Steam Link app lets you enjoy your favorite Steam games on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

You’ll be able to play with a Steam Controller, MFi controller, or a range of other gamepads supported by Steam.