Apple released the second public beta of iOS yesterday, I've got it running on an iPad Air 2 and it fixes a couple of the annoyances I had from the first beta but adds a few new "learning opportunities" for the developers.
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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.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
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.
VLC is already available for Windows 10, but this newly-released "Modern" beta runs on the Universal Windows Platform. That means it will get some special features, including Cortana support and live tiles, and it will be perfect for the Xbox One, Windows tablets and even HoloLens, when it's released.
iOS updates aren't as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your iPhone or iPad work much better. Case in point, some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 betas is way more exciting than what Apple actually announced this week.