An iOS public beta may still be the stuff of legend, but Apple today ensured that developers could get easy widespread feedback for their prerelease iOS apps by extending the amount of people who can test them through TestFlight. Initially showcased at WWDC back in June, TestFlight now allows third-party developers to invite up to 1,000 members of the public to best test their apps ahead of launch.
One of the big Mac-centric announcements this year was the introduction of a new public beta for those of us who aren't developers. On July 24, The Loop reports, Apple will open the doors to its Mac OS X Yosemite beta a few months ahead of its release sometime this fall.
"Second brain" service Evernote has taken heat in recent weeks, with users accusing the company of working overtime to add new features at the expense of usability and speed -- and at least one of those problems has now been resolved.
The dream of a smartphone-powered mobile wallet continues to inch closer to reality, with fast food giant McDonald's now testing the ability to purchase Big Macs and other products using nothing more than an app.
After taking on the tablet market last fall with its Kindle Fire, e-tailer Amazon now appears ready to try its hand at the lucrative smartphone market as well -- and a new report reveals it may already be working with component suppliers.
It’s no secret that the fall season officially arrived on Friday, and that means that Apple is putting the final touches on all the goodness in store for us. While exactly when that will be happening is up for debate, developers have been notified that their iTunes Match cloud data will be purged on Monday to help get the service ready.
We know that Apple’s ARM-based A5 processor runs like a champ inside the iPad 2 (and is likely heading to the next iPhone) -- but could it also someday soon be powering the likes of a MacBook Air as well?
Never you mind the fact that the photo seen here features a white iPhone 4 -- the far more interesting aspect of this spy shot is that it’s an iPhone 4 running 3G on T-Mobile, which is currently not possible due to differences in the carrier’s radio bands.
Microsoft is stepping closer to the launch of its Office 2011 product for the Mac. Today, the company began sending out beta testing invitations to users of Microsoft Connect (their bug and suggestion center). If you've been keeping up with the Office betas, then you may know that Microsoft updated to Office 2011 beta 3 earlier this year, adding new splash screens and user interfaces to the Office applications.
One of the biggest talking points during Apple's press conference earlier today (aside from the fact that Apple Loves us,) was that no new products leave the company's Cupertino campus without stringent testing. Given the veil of secrecy that Apple prefers to operate under during product development, it comes as no surprise that they'd be none to thrilled to outsource that testing to third-parties or to facilities that they don't control. Under such circumstances, there's only one thing to do: build your own test facilities.