BGR: Apple to Seed iOS 7 Beta 7 Today

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BGR has been hit and miss with it’s reports lately, stating that the iOS 7 beta 6 would drop this week… last Friday. Apple, however, released beta 6 on that same day.

Incidentally beta 6 was a minor update weighing in at just 13 MB, and was seemingly only seeded to fix iTunes in the Cloud purchases. BGR reports this morning that beta 7 is going to drop today and will be the final beta before the GM, which is likely to be seeded at Apple’s next event on September 10th.

Last week, Apple released an emergency bug patch that the company referred to as iOS 7 beta 6, though Apple had actually planned on sticking to its regular release schedule with a different update called beta 6 today. We are told by our trusted sources that Apple has once again seeded a new build of iOS 7 to partners, and that it should be released to developers later today.

If Apple does seed beta 7 today, it’ll likely be at 1 PM EST. We’ll keep you updated. What do you think? Is iOS 7 even close to a public release yet?

[BGR]

 

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Lockdown Pro 3.1 Now Available in Cydia

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Lockdown Pro, an effective solution for password protecting iOS applications and folders, has been updated with an entirely new user interface — including better animations and images. The popular jailbreak tweak, compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 4 through iOS 6, gains a number of new features in version 3.1.

Specifically, Lockdown Pro 3.1 now has 256 bit encryption for privacy and security, a new Activator action for opening a hidden apps view, core stability updates, bug fixes and more. The jailbreak tweak is available on Cydia for $4.99. A complete change log is posted ahead.  (more…)

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iOS 7 Beta 4 Released

icono-ipswApple on Monday seeded the fourth beta of iOS 7 to registered developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update comes three weeks following the release of iOS 7 beta 3, and over one month after the first beta was announced at WWDC 2013.

The software update is available over-the-air through Settings > General > Software Update, while download links should be available soon through Apple’s Developer Center. We’ve posted the direct links to all of the builds after the break.

Notable changes in iOS 7 beta 4 include a tweaked lock screen, new buttons in the Phone app and tweaks to Spotlight search. We encourage our readers to post their own discoveries within the comments section. Also, a quick reminder that iOS 7 is pre-release software and could suffer from bugs and stability issues. Please consider this before updating.

Direct download links are posted ahead.  (more…)

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Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4

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While we still await the release of iOS 7 beta 4, Apple has gone ahead and seeded the fourth developer preview of OS X Mavericks for beta testing today. The release comes two weeks after the third developer preview was made available, and the build is available to anyone that already has one of the previous versions of OS X Mavericks installed on their machine.

OS X Mavericks will be released to the public this fall on the Mac App Store, and is largely considered to be an iterative update over Mountain Lion. The new software caters heavily to power users, with new features such as Finder tabs, file tagging and improved support for multiple displays. iBooks and Maps also make their debut on Mac, alongside improved versions of Calendar and Safari.

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‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ Updated to Remove Jailbreak Restriction

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Square Enix ignited quite the controversy when it decided to release its popular shooter game Deus Ex: The Fall with a restriction that prevented users with jailbroken devices from playing. After a backlash of negative comments, the game studio quickly back-peddled on its move and promised to remove the restriction in a future update.

That update arrived today on the App Store, available free to all those who have already forked over $4.99 for the app. Other changes also include various gameplay tweaks, such as improved enemy reaction, increased XP rewards for completing objectives and reduced weapon costs.

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iOS 7 Beta 3 Seeded to Developers

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Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 7 to registered developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update comes exactly two weeks following the release of iOS 7 beta 2, and one month after the first beta was announced at WWDC 2013.

The software update is available over-the-air through Settings > General > Software Update, while download links are available through Apple’s Developer Center. We’ve posted the direct links to all of the builds just ahead.

iFans will update this post to outline any notable changes that we uncover in the third beta, and we encourage our readers to post their own discoveries within the comments section. Also, a quick reminder that iOS 7 is pre-release software and could suffer from bugs and stability issues. Please consider this before updating.

Direct download links are posted after the break.  (more…)

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NaturalMotion Finally Breaks Silence on Clumsy Ninja, Promises ‘It’s Coming’

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Just moments after introducing the fifth-generation iPod touch last September, Apple executive Greg Joswiak passed the stage to NaturalMotion CEO Torsten Reil to provide the first live demo of Clumsy Ninja, a groundbreaking new game that uses the Euphoria Engine to power the first artificial intelligence character based on a real-time simulated body and central nervous system.

Reil concluded the brief presentation by announcing that Clumsy Ninja would be available for iOS users by the upcoming holiday season. The festive time of year came and went without a single word from NaturalMotion, however, and left frustrated users seeking answers within the iFans forums and Apple Support Communities. Even six months later, the game studio has neglected to provide any kind of update on the status of Clumsy Ninja.  (more…)

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iTunes Gets a New MiniPlayer

iTunes Gets a New MiniPlayer

iTunes10Federico Viticci for MacStories writes:

Released in late November 2012, Apple today updated iTunes to version 11.0.3. The new version, available through the Mac’s Software Update panel, brings a redesigned MiniPlayer, an improved songs view, support for multi-disc albums, and performance improvements.

The new MiniPlayer looks sleek. iTunes 11.0.3 also packs additional improvements and security fixes.

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SMS GV Extension for iOS 6 Released on Cydia

SMS GV ExtensionSMS GV Extension, a popular jailbreak tweak that merges Google Voice SMS messaging capability with the Messages app, has at last received unofficial iOS 6 support. The tweak enables iPhone users to send SMS through Google Voice alongside the built-in MobileSMS module, the latter delivered by cellular carrier.

The jailbreak package is available on Cydia for iOS 6 by adding the repository http://cydia.angelxwind.net/ under Manage > Sources > Edit > Add, at least until it appears on the mainstream ModMyi or BigBoss repositories. The tweak has no icon, but rather is configured through Settings. A reboot is required after installation.

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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.4

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Apple on Thursday released iOS 6.1.4 as a minor update for iPhone 5. No other iOS devices are believed to be eligible for this build, and the update was not preceded by any sort of beta testing by developers. An “updated audio profile for speakerphone” is the only item listed on the changelog. The update weighs in at 18.2 MB and is available on iTunes or over-the-air by tapping Settings > General > Software Update.

As always, anyone with a jailbroken iPhone should stay away from this update until further notice. Apple patched the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak as of iOS 6.1.3 and later, and iOS 6.1.4 is no exception. Anyone that wishes to jailbreak their iPhone in the future should also refrain from this update, until word is provided from prominent iOS hackers in MuscleNerd and so forth.

[9to5Mac]

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