Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3

OS X El Capitan

Apple on Wednesday seeded the third public beta of OS X El Capitan to testers. The release comes just two days after beta 5 of El Capitan was pushed out to developers and three weeks after the first public beta.

The new build is available to registered public testers who are already on beta 2 via the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or through the beta web portal as a standalone download. You can enroll in the program by clicking here.... Read the rest of this post here


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Yahoo unveils LiveText, its new Snapchat-esque messaging app with text and silent video

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As vaguely hinted yesterday, Yahoo held a press conference in New York City this morning to announce its brand new mobile product: a messaging app called LiveText.

The app recently soft-launched in HongKong, Taiwan and Ireland and is scheduled to roll out in more markets tomorrow, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated as soon as it hits the US App Store.

LiveText promises to transform simple conversations into rich, fun and memorable experiences with text and live video, but without sound. It’s very Snapchat-esque and you might be willing to give it a try.... Read the rest of this post here


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Poll: will you continue using Apple Music past the trial period?

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Apple Music has been available for a little more than a month now and the service already has dozens, if not hundreds of problems to complain about which have earned it mixed reviews from the press.

Apple Music’s biggest advantage, its tight integration with the rest of the Apple ecosystem, is being erased for some amid a flurry of issues, ranging from disappearing music, issues with DRM, user interface inconsistencies and poor implementation in iTunes, to mention just a few.

You’ve heard the horror stories and have hopefully played long enough with Apple Music in order to make an informed decision as to whether or not you’ll continue using it once the free three-month trial expires.... Read the rest of this post here


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This app lets you transfer your Spotify and Rdio playlists to Apple Music with a single click

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Our own Jeff Benjamin told you about an Apple Script for exporting your Spotify playlists into Apple Music. Now there’s now an even easier method to migrate your music to Apple Music as someone has built a dedicated app to transfer Spotify and Rdio playlists to Apple Music with a single click.

Created by two guys from California who call themselves Move To Apple, their new app aptly named Move to Apple Music automates the process of migrating all your music and playlists from Spotify or Rdio to Apple Music, in exchange for $4.99.... Read the rest of this post here


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Breakthrough could bring 1,000 times faster flash storage with much longer lifespan to iPhone

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Chip makers Intel and Micron today announced a major breakthrough in memory process technology which promises to increase the performance of NAND flash chips by a factor of 1,000.

The name of this game-changing technology is 3D Xpoint, pronounced as “crosspoint”. Not only does it enable 1,000 times faster performance, but has up to 1,000X greater endurance than NAND flash and is 10X denser than conventional memory.

By comparison, today’s solid state drives typically offer between a hundred to up to a thousand times faster seek times versus traditional hard drive technology. Just don’t count on Intel’s new ultra-fast flash storage appearing in the next iPhone because a claimed logic board for an ‘iPhone 6s’ shows 19-nanometer flash memory chips by Toshiba.... Read the rest of this post here


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Can Apple Music beat Spotify? Report suggests it’s off to a surprisingly strong start

Apple Music Vs Spotify Subscribers

Despite a number of usability issues, it appears that Apple Music is quickly catching on with consumers. Just about one month after its debut, music industry publication HITS Daily Double is reporting that Apple's on-demand streaming service has already attracted more than 10 million subscribers.

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How to hide Apple Music on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac

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Now that you’ve tried Apple Music thanks to Apple’s generous three-month free trial, you may have decided that the service just isn’t cut for you.

Though impossible to get rid of it completely, you can temporarily hide most of Apple Music’s aspects.

Our previous tutorial has taught you how to disconnect from Apple Music’s Connect feature and today’s how-to lays out the steps to hide Apple Music on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac and go back to the old way of enjoying music.... Read the rest of this post here


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Yahoo reportedly readying a new messaging app

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According to Re/code journalist and technology columnist Kara Swisher, the Internet’s pioneering company, Yahoo, will announce a brand new mobile messaging app at a forthcoming media event.

The press conference is apparently scheduled for later this week, but the company has yet to formally announce it.

“It’s likely a messaging app,“ Swisher wrote on Twitter this morning. Yahoo’s press event should be held in New York City and serve as a launchpad for new consumer products focused on mobile.... Read the rest of this post here


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Motorola takes on Apple’s iPhone with a trio of new Moto handsets

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At a press event earlier this morning, handset maker Motorola unveiled took the wraps off a pair of new would-be iPhone killers, the larger-screened Moto X Style and the Moto X Play.

Additionally, the firm has refreshed its budget-minded Moto G handset, which now has a waterproof shell.

The 5.5-inch Moto X Style looks to one-up the latest iPhones with better hardware and will expectedly take on Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ refreshes, which are expected to launch this fall.

The 5.5-inch Play, on the other hand, was designed to match most of the iPhone 6 Plus’s innards. Both the Style and the Play blow iPhones out of the water with more advanced imaging features.... Read the rest of this post here


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T-Mobile will let those who buy an iPhone 6 this summer upgrade to upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ for free

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Did you purchase your current iPhone 6 for $15 per month through T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand trade-in program? If so, you’ll be automatically eligible for a free upgrade to Apple’s ‘iPhone 6s’—or whatever it will be called when it’s released this fall.

In addition to permitting its Simple Choice customers to listen to their favorite songs on Apple Music without taking a byte of their monthly 4G LTE data, carrier T-Mobile today announced that iPhone customers participating in said upgrade plan will be able to get their hands on Apple’s next-gen handset without paying anything to upgrade or increasing their monthly JUMP! On Demand payment.... Read the rest of this post here


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