If you want to play with the "early AF" release of iOS 12, or run around in the deserts of macOS Mojave, you normally have to give Apple $149 for the privilege of developing apps for its platform - apps it will ultimately take a 30 per cent cut of (unless you offer a subscription and keep a user for longer than a year, but now I'm getting minute).
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Following the release of iOS 11 into public beta earlier this week, Apple has followed up with the first public beta of macOS High Sierra. As an update focussed on refinement rather than lots of new features, it shouldn;t cause too much grief but a new file system and changes to how some some data is handled makes me think this one needs a "Handle with Care" label.
The Chromecast is a little miracle of a device that keeps getting better over time. If you want to be the first to try out new Chromecast features, Google's created a preview program just for you.
Mac: Over the years, dozens of clipboard managers have popped up and most do one simple thing: store a history of what you copy and paste. Tapbot, developers of the popular Twitter client Tweetbot, have a slightly different idea with Pastebot.
The newest version of Apple's operating system, macOS Sierra, won't drop until spring, but a public beta is open to anyone gutsy enough to install it right now. If you'd rather leave your Mac alone but you're still curious about what's new, don't worry, we'll take a look at all the new features.
iOS/Mac: Last month, Apple dished out the details on iOS 10 and the newly rebranded macOS Sierra. Today, they're both available as public betas that you can download right now.