Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers on Tuesday. The new iOS version contains a number of performance improvements and a fix for the message sending issue. As to the other notable enhancements, these are only ‘slide to unlock’ and ‘slide to power off’ texts, which seem to be tweaked a bit.
Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.
The company from Cupertino has released the second beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers. The first beta with build number 13C32 came out about a month ago and included a number of improvements. The most important one was FaceTime Audio.
Apple has just released iOS 7 beta 3 to developers. It contains a number of improvements that deal mostly with the design of the operating system. At the same time, many users report that this beta is full of various bugs, so be sure you backed up all the important data from your phone or tablet.
Apple has recently seeded a new iOS 7.1 beta to developers. You already know this, however, there’s something you don’t. According to the latest news, the company from Cupertino will officially release iOS 7.1 in March.
A Chinese company reportedly paid evad3rs $1 million to install its third-party mobile application - Taig store. This app replaced Cydia on devices with default language set to Chinese. As to the hackers, they confirmed that they had received a kind of compensation from Taig. Take a look at the open letter posted on evad3rs' official website:
The company from Cupertino has recently filed a patent for customizable map layers. You may say that various maps developers, like those working for Google, already use layered maps. Nevertheless, according to the patent application entitled “Interactive Map” published by United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 19th, Apple’s concept is a bit different from the existing ones.
Less than a week after OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 became available for download worldwide, the company from Cupertino released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers. The new OS X version includes a number of bugfixes that deal with Mail app. Again.
According to numerous user reports, Apple has blocked the ability to install iOS beta firmware for all the non-authorised devices. Now if you want to update to the latest beta your iPhone or iPad should be registered on an Apple Developer account.
Apple on Friday seeded the second iOS 7.1 beta to developers. According to AppleInsider, this security and maintenance update for both iPhone and iPad contains numerous bug fixes and improvements for iTunes Match, iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor and more.
The number of apps on the U.S. App Store for both iPhone and iPad has reached 1 million. As of Saturday, there were 1,006,557 apps available for download, MacRumors reports. This figure doesn’t include “foreign” apps i.e. those available within one country or a couple of countries, but not in the United States.