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This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPhones, iPods, Apple Music, and Apple Watch

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPhones, iPods, Apple Music, and Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the phones today to talk with analysts about Apple's third-quarter results for 2015, along with Apple Watch, iPhone, China, and more. Follow along below with our live-updating transcript of his remarks. Tim's opening remarks Thanks, Nancy. Good afternoon, everyone,...
Apple launches new iOS 9 betas for developers and testers

Fourth iOS 9 beta now available for developers

The fourth beta of iOS 9 is now available to developers. It can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Resource Center, or as an over-the-air update on a device running the previous beta version. iOS 9 will arrive for all users later this year, and bring with it a number of experience...
rocking any of apples public betas this summer? gross! no thanks.

Comic: The Alpha of Betas

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: The Alpha of Betas Read more comics from The Pixel Project.
Alto's Adventure: Tips, tricks, and pointers to get you past the triple backflip and more

Alto's Adventure: Tips, tricks, and pointers to get you past the triple backflip and more

Alto's Adventure is an addictive, delightful endless runner, and its 1.1 update makes it even better. Here's how to master it. As anyone who follows me on Twitter can attest, I've become a teensy bit obsessed with Alto's Adventure. The endlessly-charming endless runner combines llamas,...
iOS 8.4.1 is now available in beta for developers

iOS 8.4.1 is now available in beta for developers

Apple has released a beta version of iOS 8.4.1 to developers. It can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Resource Center right now. No details about what is new in iOS 8.4.1, but it likely contains a number bug fixes and improvements. Apple released iOS 8.4 just about two weeks ago,...
iOS 9 first look: A smarter, smoother experience for iPhone and iPad

iOS 9 first look: A smarter, smoother experience for iPhone and iPad

iOS 9 is Apple's next-generation operating system for iPhone and iPad, and with it comes both polish and intelligence. After the radical redesign of iOS 7, which gave us a cleaner, more physical experience, and the functional revolution of iOS 8, which extended and continued that experience...
Twelve secret Siri commands for Apple Music

Twelve secret Siri commands for Apple Music

With Siri you're only ever a press and a sentence away from controlling Apple Music. With the launch of Apple Music, the iPhone and iPad's personal virtual assistant, Siri has gotten even more musical. Now you can not only call up anything from the Apple Music library, you can queue up What's...
How to send iOS 9 public beta feedback

How to send iOS 9 public beta feedback

What good is testing iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad if you can't tell Apple how it's working? There's no amount of planning or internal quality assurance in the world can equal thousands or millions of customers hitting your software. That's why companies large and small have betas—so real people can...
How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4

How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4

If you decide the iOS 9 public beta just isn't for you, you can downgrade to iOS 8.4. The iOS 9 public beta is a way to try out the next generation of iPhone and iPad software. But it may not be for you, at least not right now. If you downloaded the iOS 9 public beta but now you want to go back...
How to download the iOS 9 public beta

How to download the iOS 9 public beta

With the iOS 9 public beta comes a new and slightly different way to download and install iPhone and iPad system software. iOS 9 marks the first time Apple has ever released a new version of the iPhone and iPad operating system as a public beta. That means more people than ever before will be...
How to resume local iPhone and iPad device backups on your Mac

How to resume local iPhone and iPad device backups on your Mac

To take up less space on their Mac hard drive, some users opt to move iTunes backups externally. I wrote a Mac Help piece about this quite some time ago and still get mail regularly. What happens when you don't want to use an external drive to back up your iOS devices anymore? Well, no panicking...
On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

With beta software comes beta responsibility iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad, and OS X El Capitan have just gone into public beta. And that means it's time once again to gently remind everyone—including ourselves!—that Wheaton's Law is in full effect. So, what does that means? Betas are not advanced...
How to back up to iCloud before updating to iOS 8

How to back up your iPhone or iPad before updating to iOS 9

Always have a backup before updating your operating system. Whether you haven't updated to iOS 8.4 yet or you're considering joining iOS 9's public beta, it's always a good idea to make sure you've backed up your iPhone and iPad first. While you likely won't see any data loss after an upgrade,...
Apple launches its public beta program for iOS 9

iOS 9 public beta preview launches

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 9. Following the release of iOS 9 beta 3 for developers, some members of the Apple Beta Software Program can now download the software to their devices. This is the first major release of iOS to receive the public beta treatment though earlier...
iOS 9 to bring albums for selfies and screenshots, bigger grids for iPad folders

iOS 9 to bring albums for selfies and screenshots, bigger grids for iPad folders

Note for readers: We will not be posting screenshots or videos of these features due to the conditions of Apple's non-disclosure agreement. With the release of the third beta of iOS 9 to developers, Apple Music has come to the development track. But that's not all the release brought with it,...
iOS 9 beta 3 seeds Apple Music support to developers

iOS 9 beta 3 seeds Apple Music support to developers

Apple has seeded the third beta for iOS 9 to developers, adding support for the Apple Music streaming service. It can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Resource site, or over the air on a device with the previous beta installed. Coming just one week after the previous beta version, iOS...
What you need to know about Accessibility in iOS 9

What you need to know about Accessibility in iOS 9

With iOS 9, Apple continues to push forward its support for the accessibility community. As Apple famously did with Snow Leopard on the Mac, this year's version of iOS primarily focuses on better stability and more polish. While there may be fewer "big" features in iOS 9, that doesn't mean that...
Eddy Cue says that Home Sharing for music will return in iOS 9

Eddy Cue says that Home Sharing for music will return in iOS 9

In iOS 8.4, Apple removed Home Sharing for music, a feature that allows users to stream music from their iTunes Library to other devices on their Wi-Fi network. While Home Sharing for video is still available for users to stream their video content, the service's music streaming component was...
Home Sharing for music missing in iOS 8.4

Home Sharing for music goes missing in iOS 8.4

While Apple's latest iOS 8.4 update has brought the much anticipated Apple Music and Beats 1 to the world, a number of users are reporting one glaring issue: Home Sharing for music on iOS has seemingly disappeared. A number of users have already taken to Apple's support forums with complaints...
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Eddy Cue: iOS 9 beta seed with Apple Music coming early next week

Apple Music is now available on devices running iOS 8.4, but developers testing iOS 9 beta are not yet able to access the streaming service. That's set to change next week, as Eddy Cue revealed on Twitter that a new iOS 9 beta seed will be rolled out with Apple Music integration "early next week...

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