News tagged ‘Operating system’
Apple Asks Retail Employees to Test macOS Sierra
Several days after the release of the first beta macOS Sierra, Apple has started inviting its retail employees to test the software. Apple notes, though, that the participation in testing is not obligatory and that the employees are not required to download the pre-release version of the operating system to their computers if they don’t want to do this.
Apple Watch 2 to Come Alongside iPhone 7 - Suppliers
According to the latest report from Digitimes reporters who cite supply chain sources, the next-generation Apple Watch will be launched in the fall alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As to the shipments of components for the new smartwatch, they should begin in the third quarter of 2016.
Apple Posts Full WWDC Keynote to YouTube [Video]
Apple has posted a full video of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that took place on Monday to YouTube.
During the event, the tech giant announced new versions of its operating systems, namely, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Each and every version contains a number of new features, performance and design enhancements as well as stronger data encryption to protect the data users store on their devices.
Right after the WWDC keynote, Apple released first betas of the aforementioned operating systems to developers for testing and promised that public beta testing program will start in July. As to the release for end users, it may take place in the fall.
You can watch the full WWDC 2016 keynote below.
Apple Announces macOS Sierra and Releases Beta for Developers
Apart from announcing iOS 10 and new versions of watchOS and tvOS, Apple has just announced the next generation of its desktop operating system, macOS Sierra. The big update features Siri, Universal Clipboard that allows to copy something on one device and paste it seamlessly on another one, Auto Unlock feature that makes it possible to unlock your laptop from an iPhone or Apple Watch and other features.
Apple Announces iOS 10 with New Features and Design Tweaks
Apple has just announced iOS 10 with a number of new advanced features and improvements to notification center, lock screen, QuickType keyboard, Photos app, Maps and other sections of the operating system.
Apple Seeds New iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 Betas to Developers
Apple has released new betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 to developers for testing. The software is currently available only for those who have a registered developer account, however, the company is expected to launch a public beta testing program soon.
New iOS 10 Concept Reveals How Dark Mode May Look Like on iPhone
We all know that Apple may soon announce the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 10. Ahead of this big event, different rumors and mockups surface on the Internet suggesting how the new firmware version may look like.
The images shared by iHelpBR reveal the latest iOS 10 concept featuring the dark mode for the entire system. This same concept also shows new multitasking on iOS as well as some minor design changes. You can take a look at the images below to understand what I mean.
Apple Releases New WWDC Apps for iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs
As you already know, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place June 13 to June 17. Several days before the event, Apple has released an updated iPhone and iPad WWDC app as well as a brand new application for the fourth-generation Apple TV. These apps can be used to get the up-to-date information about the event and are compatible with iOS and tvOS, so if you have a device running one of these two operating systems, you can download app from the App Store and install it right now.
Here's How Siri Icon for OS X May Look Like
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple may be planning to integrate its virtual assistant, Siri, into OS X. So far, there have been almost no facts proving this intention, however, thanks to the images shared by reliable insiders yesterday, now we know how the icon of the Siri app for Mac may look like. As you can see below, the icon is pretty similar in color and shape to the way Siri looks and feels on iOS devices.
Here’s How Windows 95 Works on Apple Watch [Video]
Wearable devices are becoming more popular these days and more customers try to do interesting things with their smartwatches. A developer named Nick Lee, for example, has recently posted a video on YouTube, showing an Apple Watch running Windows 95. The reason for conducting such a strange experiment is unknown, but the result is quite entertaining. You can take a look at the Apple’s smartwatch running an old operating system from Microsoft below.
Apple Releases Updated Safari Technology Preview, iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 Betas
Apple has recently released the updated version of its new Safari Technology Preview browser, the third public beta of iOS 9.3.2 and the third developer beta of OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan. The aforementioned software is already available for download, so if you need it for testing purposes, go ahead and get it right now.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate Hits 84% - Apple
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has just reached 84%. This means that 84% of all compatible devices that have regular access to the App Store are now running the most-recent version of the mobile operating system.
Apple to Let Users Hide or Delete Stock Apps?
According to the metadata found in a number of App Store apps, Apple may be planning to allow users to hide or remove the stock applications they don’t want to have on their devices. Frankly speaking, letting users delete the stock software they don’t need can help those who want to keep only the programs they utilize on a regular basis and avoid app clutter. However, since the size of Apple’s stock apps is really small, the ability to delete them won’t actually help to free up space on 16GB devices.
Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.2.1, Downgrades Are No Longer Possible
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.2.1, which means it is no longer possible to update or restore your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to this version of the operating system. Currently, the company is signing only iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1.
In case you don’t know, iOS 9.3 was released to users worldwide on March 21st. Because of a number of bugs affecting users from different countries, a couple of days after the initial release, Apple had to seed a new build of iOS 9.3 and then iOS 9.3.1 with major fixes and enhancements.
If you haven’t yet updated from an earlier version of iOS, you can do this right now using either the Software Update section on your phone or tablet, or your Mac or PC with iTunes 12.3 or higher on board.
Analysts Call iOS 9.3 Most Stable Version in Years
According to the latest report from a research firm Apteligent, Apple’s iOS 9.3, which was released on March 21st and contained three major bugs affecting thousands of users all over the world, is the most stable version of the mobile operating system over the last couple of years. The experts claim that iOS 9.3 has the lowest crash rate in comparison with iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 9.2. In case you don’t know, a crash rate reflects the possibility of a software glitch or any other problem with the operating system.