New iOS 11 icons surface for Apple Maps, App Store and Clock; iOS 11 beta 6 is released

A tweet from iCulture reveals some new icons discovered on the latest beta version of iOS 11, released today. The new Apple Maps icon has something of an inside joke to it as it shows an automobile heading past Apple Park. In the top right, part of the circular building can be seen on the icon. This replaces the current icon which shows a car driving on the I-280 overpass about to make a left turn.

The App Store icon has been made less complex as the paint brush, pencil and ruler that help form the letter “A” (for App) have been replaced by popsicle sticks? Lastly, the font on the clock …

Samsung Internet beta now works on most Android devices, not just Samsung's

Even though Samsung is often criticized for its software offerings, one of its apps has always stood out as a highlight: Samsung Internet. The company’s in-house browser has proven itself as a worthy competitor to Google’s Chrome, thanks to its multitude of extra features, the most notable being support for extensions and contend blockers.

Being Samsung-made, however, meant being exclusive to the company’s own devices for quite a while. This changed back in March of last year, when the beta version of the browser became available on Google’s Nexus devices. And now, the beta has …

Apple releases watchOS 4 beta 5 for Apple Watch

Apple has just released watchOS 4 beta 5 for developers and the beta is available for testing on all Apple Watch models.
The major new features of watchOS 4 include:
Cool new watch faces: one with personalized Siri information and others with animated Toy Story charactersImproved Music and Workout layoutsSupport for Apple News via a complicationSupport for GymKitPerson-to-person paymentsApple Pay Cash
To install watch OS 4 beta 5 on your Apple Watch, you need to be …

iOS 11 beta 5 is out: Tons of bug fixes, 32-bit apps officially get phased out

iOS Developer Preview beta 5 is now out, bringing a host of small incremental changes to the current state of the operating system that will most likely make it to the final release of iOS 11, though nothing’s written in stone – with probably one beta to go before iOS 11 goes public, we’re likely in for some further changes to Apple’s latest software.
Gimmicky changes like icon changes aside, the big news here is that iOS 11 Beta 5 now officially ditches 32-bit app support, which will be one of the highlights of the upcoming software release from Apple. If …

New OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta rolls out: parallel apps, double finger slide support, and other features introduced

Despite not being the latest OnePlus models out on the market anymore, the OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that fix issues and/or introduce new software features on a regular basis.

Today, new Open Beta patches have been made available for the two 2016 high-end models. The updates carry different names (OxygenOS Open Beta 21 for the OP 3 and 21 for the OP 3T), but the changes included are basically identical. Still, there’s a lot of new stuff on board, so let’s take a look at the entire patch log:
1. New addition:
Parallel …

Google seeks volunteer beta testers for Google+

How would you like a say in the future of Google+? As it turns out, Google is looking for beta testers to check out new features, and to talk with other beta testers and Google’s product team. The goal? To find ways to make Google+ the preferred social network destination. In addition, you’ll be filling out bug reports and giving feedback about the platform. If you have some solid ideas about improving Google+, this is your chance to share them with the right people.

Not everyone can be a Google+ product tester. Google says that it is looking for people with the following credentials …

Apple unleashes iOS 11 beta 4 on Developers

Today, Apple released iOS 11 beta 4 to developers. The changelist includes some bug fixes for photography app VSCO, as recently taken photos won’t cause a crash when imported. Banking app Citi Mobile will no longer crash when you sign-in, and you can now use your email address to sign into virtual pinboard Pinterest. Good news for those who make calls on Skype as the audio will no longer be dropped during a conversation.

Other changes include new icons for Notes, Reminders, and Contacts. Swiping left on a Notification will now clear it, and when you tap on a Notification a new Touch ID …

OnePlus rolls out new OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T, here is what's new

The OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that address many of the issues reported by users. Either it’s the Open Beta ring or the closed beta channel, OnePlus pushes new updates for these smartphones almost on a weekly basis.

The new OxygenOS Open beta 20/11 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, respectively, are now available for download to everyone who enrolled in the Open Beta program. These updates bring the same changes, so here is what you get if you own the OnePlus 3 or 3T.

First of all, several optimizations have been added such as the battery …

iOS 11 Public Beta 2 rolling out to iPhones and iPads now

Three days after releasing the Developer Preview Beta 3 for iOS 11, Apple has now started rolling out Public Beta 2 to all enrolled devices. There is nothing major in the new update, just minor tweaks and fixes. Some users are reporting an improvement in battery life, while others are claiming that it’s “still bad” for them.

Yeah, basically, it’s a beta and it’s not the best idea to have it installed on your daily driver. But if you are feeling a bit daredevilish and can’t wait to test out the cool new control center, the file manager, and all the other nifty features …

iOS 11 Beta 3 hints at live broadcasting, could mean massive potential for gamers?

So, iOS 11 is currently up for anyone wanting to try its beta — you’ve got the Public Beta, which is considered stable enough to offer to the early adopters hungry to test the newest software features to come from Apple’s kitchen; and then you’ve got the Developer Preview, which is more raw and definitely unstable, available only to those with developer accounts who more or less need it for their work.

The Developer Preview subscribers have just received a brand new update (Beta 3) a couple of days ago and there are a bunch of small fixes and tweaks to the interface, …