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One of the most convenient features Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 owners enjoy, call screening, is getting an important upgrade. By the end of the year, your device will be able to save the call transcriptions it creates when dealing with suspected spam calls (or calls you choose to screen manually). And if you don’t want to wait, you can beta test the feature right now.

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Should you install a public beta of iOS on your primacy iPhone or iPad? Most people caution against it — especially when a beta is in its earlier stages, since you never know what kind of bugs might brick that-which-you-use-your-iPhone-to-do (or your favourite apps).

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The “Golden Master” of iOS 12 — which should be the final version released to the public on Monday, September 17 — is now available. If you want to get your hands on the new iPhone and iPad operating system a few days before everybody else — by “everybody else”, I mean “normal people who don’t run public betas of operating systems” — here’s how.

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iOS 12 has been been in beta release for members of Apple's paying developer community for since their annual developer event WWDC. This morning, they opened the flood gates on their public beta program. So, if you've got the courage, you can install a beta release of iOS 12 to your iPhone or iPad or tvOS 12 to your Apple TV.

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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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You really shouldn't preorder video games. Getting some shiny, exclusive item when the game arrives isn't worth gambling $80 or more for an experience that's buggy on launch day or not as fun as you thought it would be once you start playing.

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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.