Apple releases new beta builds for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS for developers

Apple releases new beta builds for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS for developers

Apple has released new beta builds across its lineup, with OS X, iOS, tvOS and watchOS all getting a bit of attention.

The iOS 9.3 beta 3 fixes a few bugs with shared iPad authentication and Bluetooth pairing, but also keeps beta features like Night Shift and the secure Notes app which hides your thoughts behind Touch ID.

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Apple’s tvOS 9.2 beta 3 brings Live Photos to your TV screen, as well as full support for iCloud photo library (not just your shared album). There’s also a “conference room display mode” and the ability to put your Apple TV apps into folders.

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Probably the most useful little tweak for Apple TV’s beta is dictation. It now lets you speak your password or username rather than fumble through the on-screen text entry field.

Like the iOS beta, the watchOS beta is mostly stomping on bugs. Still, it has a new Maps feature that displays nearby services and businesses to your wrist. Goodbye, Yelp.

Mac users on the beta build of OS X can now check out Live Photos in the Messages app, and enjoy secure Notes. As we’ve come to expect with iOS and OS X, the two are mirroring each other nicely.

This is all beta, and requires a developer account for testing. If you don’t have a developer account, don’t worry — these are feature Apple plans to make available in the future.

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