Don’t Install Betas on Devices You Need

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac offers food for thought in a column you might want to read before you install a beta operating system on any device.

How to File Great Bug Reports According to Apple

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Apple shared post to its developer page to give advice on how to file great bug reports. It’s also good advice for people who like to beta test Apple software, so bookmark the page once iOS 14 and macOS 10.16 Redwood have been announced (I’m taking this opportunity to make my macOS name prediction).

You should always file feedback for any bugs you find while developing on Apple’s platforms; after all, we can’t fix problems that we don’t know about. But how can you be sure that the information you provide is helpful for triaging the issue, rather than a bug-solving dead end? Here are some of our top tips for making sure your bug report is clear, actionable, and — most importantly — fixable.

VideoLAN Looks for iOS Beta Testers for VLC App

· Andrew Orr · Link

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VideoLAN is looking for iOS beta testers to start testing is VLC app for iOS. The company’s tweet said it will have a new UI.

We’ve been working really hard here @videolan the past months to redesign the VLC iOS app and before rolling it out to everyone, we would love to get your feedback and for you to try it out and participate in our public beta.

Those Shiny Apple Beta OSes: 2018 Edition 

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac says what’s important is that you clearly understand the meaning of the phrase “public beta” before you even think about installing any of the shiny new pre-release software you heard about on any of your Apple devices.


Apple Pulls First watchOS 5 Beta After Installation Issues

· Jim Tanous · News

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Did you try to update your Apple Watch to the watchOS 5 beta last night but couldn’t find any available updates? You’re not going crazy. Apple late Tuesday quietly pulled the first watchOS 5 beta as large numbers of users began to report installation issues.