How to download macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 6 to your Mac

March 12, 2017
If you are a developer and want to know what to expect in macOS Sierra, here is how to install the developer beta

Update March 13, 2017: Apple has just released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 6 for developers. If you already have the macOS Sierra beta installed, head to Mac App Store > Updates and download away. If you’ve been waiting for beta 6 to get started with macOS 10.12.4, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the setup!

macOS Sierra is coming this fall with plenty of awesome new features that developers can take advantage of in their apps; as such, Apple is releasing early beta software so that developers can make their apps work seamlessly when the full operating system launches to the public.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. (Sadly, no public betas for the Apple Watch or tvOS.) While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bu…

How to download iOS 10.3 developer beta 6 to your iPhone or iPad

March 12, 2017
If you’re a developer looking to take a peek at iOS 10.3, here’s how to install the developer beta.

Update March 13, 2017: Apple has just released iOS 10.3 beta 6 for developers. If you have a previous iOS 10 beta installed, you can head to Settings > General > Software Updates and get started downloading. Note that this update moves your device’s file system over to the Apple File System, making downgrading difficult. If you were waiting for beta 6 to get started with iOS 10.3 testing, keep reading and we’ll help you get set up.

iOS 10.2 is on its way with new features, several that require lots of third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you.

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LG G6 will cost €749 in Europe when it goes on sale in late April

March 12, 2017

We’ve heard quite a few times so far that the LG G6’s release date in the US will be April 7, despite LG supposedly doing its best to take its flagship to market before Samsung launches the S8 duo. Anyway, we now have one more ‘confirmation’ of this release time frame, coming from a report in South Korean media. This claims the G6 will be out in the US on April 7 or 10, according to “industry sources”. Over the weekend, famous leakster @evleaks reiterated the April 7 date.

What about Europe though? So far the G6 has only been on sale in Korea, where it’s doing better than its predecessor….

Galaxy S8 user interface and icons showcased in a series of images

March 12, 2017
Thanks to myriad live images, videos, press renders and other tidbits, we’ve got a pretty good inkling of what Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer. Through the aforementioned leaks, we’ve also caught a few glimpses of the user interface, which appears to have been given a customary refresh. Thanks to a handful of new images extracted from a recent APK of Samsung Smart Switch, we can take a closer look at the tweaked UI and the modified icons therein.

While the images are not of high resolution, they do offer a decent peek at what S8 users can expect to see when they fire up …

Pandora Premium has officially launched, but is it enough to take on Spotify and others?

March 12, 2017

Last December, we reported that Pandora was gearing up to take on the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, and others with the launch of its all-new Pandora Premium paid music streaming service. When we first heard about it, Pandora Premium appeared to be another entry in the extremely crowded space of music streaming services, and with the official launch of the platform today, that still looks to be the case.

For $10/month, Pandora Premium will allow you to stream as many songs as you’d like from a catalogue of millions of titles with unlimited skips and …

The argument for and against Facebook Messenger Day

March 12, 2017
 The stakes are high as Facebook gambles its messaging user base on a bet to beat Snapchat at its own game. Some are downright pissed that Facebook would “ruin” Messenger by forcing messy social media into a clean chat app for a chance at glory and riches. Yet there’s an even bigger audience of Stories newbies available to be seduced by a convenient feature where they… Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams to guest on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

March 12, 2017
Winter is Coming to Apple’s Carpool Karaoke.

The Apple Music-exclusive series Carpool Karaoke is getting a couple of Westerosi participants in an upcoming episode. Appearing at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival, Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) have announced that they will be shooting an episode of the show.

The announcement was made via the Carpool Karaoke Twitter account:

STARKpool Karaoke? Lane of Thrones?@SophieT and @Maisie_Williams from @GameOfThrones are shooting a #CarpoolKaraoke for @applemusic!— Carpool Karaoke (@CarpoolKaraoke) March 12, 2017

It’s unknown just when the episode starring Turner and Williams would air.

Carpool Karaoke doesn’t yet have a formal release date, but the first season will consist of 16 episodes, with a different host and guest on each show. The first season lineup includes John Legend, Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Ariana Grande, and the creator of the original…

These are the best ways to personalize your AirPods!

March 12, 2017
Customize your AirPods to make them unique and easier to find!

Your glossy white AirPods are pretty sweet, but there’s one potential problem: They look just like everyone else’s glossy white AirPods. Between the entirely un-hip situation wherein you’re wearing the same color AirPods as someone else (gasp!) and the far more legitimate concern that you might mix up your AirPods with another pair, it’s not a bad idea to personalize your ‘Pods.

Apple’s wireless earbuds are tiny, expensive, glossy little things, so there’s not a whole lot you can do to them, but here are some of the best personalization options both temporary and permanent!

Electrical Tape

Electrical tape is an easy, non-permanent solution for customizing your AirPods.

To pull off this customization, you’re going to need a precision knife, a cutting surface, a ruler, and some electrical tape. I found that a 3/4″ width roll of electrical tape is near-perfect for AirPods customization, because the width is very nearl…