Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and Andrew has an update on the State of the (iOS) Beta.
Dr. Mac offers food for thought in a column you might want to read before you install a beta operating system on any device.
iCloud features in the iOS 13 betas have been removed because of buggy issues (And is probably a big driver behind iOS 13.1 betas). Developer Craig Hockenberry says this resulted in some unhappy customers.
Entire folders were either gone or corrupted. Apple’s mechanism to recover deleted files was of no help. The customers with weird folder duplicates were the “lucky” ones…Anyone who’s not a developer, and hasn’t been burned by a bad OS, does not know the kind of trouble that lies ahead. It’s irresponsible for Apple to release a public beta with known issues in iCloud…As an Apple shareholder, I also worry about how these failures will damage the iCloud brand.
This is exactly why you don’t run beta software on mission-critical devices. It’s not irresponsible of Apple, it’s irresponsible of people who ignore the warning on beta.apple.com to make backups. These people are why there are “Caution: Product May Be Hot” labels on microwaveable food.
Photo editor Darkroom has been on the iPhone for a while now. The next release—Darkroom 4—will be coming to the iPad for the first time.
It will mix human curation and algorithms to suggest podcasts for you.
The Drafts Mac beta is available to download. Drafts is a productivity app for iOS that lets you do multiple things within a single app. Type out something and tweet it, post to Facebook, send it as an email, add it to Calendars, Reminders, and more. To get started with Drafts for Mac, you’ll have to meet the following requirements:
- Mac running macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or greater. (Note: macOS 10.14 Mojave is recommended and may be required for final release.)
- Active Drafts Pro subscription on iOS, with iOS devices running version 5.4.2 or greater of Drafts for iOS.
- iCloud enabled on the Mac and using the same account as your iOS devices which use Drafts.
Along with iOS 12.1 developer beta 2, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 2 on Tuesday.
Apple released watchOS 5.1 beta 1 for developers on Tuesday. This Apple Watch update looks like just performance and bug fixes.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 9 on Monday following the release of iOS 12 developer beta 11.
Apple followed up macOS Mojave developer beta 8 with macOS Mojave public beta 7 on Monday.
Apple wrapped up its Monday developer beta updates with watchOS 5 beta 8 for Apple Watch.
Apple released tvOS 12 Developer Beta 8 on Monday for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 8 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 9.
Apple released iOS 12 developer beta 7 for the iPhone and iPad on Monday, but later pulled the update following reports of performance issues.
Apple pulled Group FaceTime calling from iOS 12 developer beta 7 and macOS Mojave developer beta 7 saying it plans to bring the feature back later this year.
watchOS 5 developer beta 7 for the Apple Watch is out, along with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave developer beta 7.
The fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K got some beta love with the release tvOS 12 Developer Beta 7 on Monday.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 7 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 7.
Apple released Shortcuts beta 2 for iOS 12 just before the weekend. The update adds in HomeKit support, but right now it’s very limited.
Rounding out Apple’s Monday beta update-palooza is watchOS 5 developer beta 6 for the Apple Watch.