OS X 10.9 Mavericks Beta 4 Now Available From App Store

Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 6.43.42 PMEven though both the iOS and OS X developer portals are down for everyone due to a hacker on Thursday morning Apple has released the new OS X 10.9 beta 4 update to developers running OS 10.9. If you are a developer running OS 10.8 and want to upgrade you are out of luck till the developer portal comes back up which could be a while… However if you  are running OS X 10.9 just go on the App Store and hit the Updates tab.

Apple even though pushed a new Mavericks update today they took a break from iOS 7 beta 4 from it’s 2 week cycle as we did not see an update today due to the fact the developer site is closed. We could see the update either next week or whenever the portal comes back because there are some crucial bugs that need to be fixed.

 

Apple Releases iOS 5 beta 7 to Developers

Today Apple has released iOS 5 beta 7 to developers and this should be very close to the GM Seed. Either way you can download the update through the developer portal or you can do it as an OTA Update by going to settings>general>software update> download. Remember to install you need to have a battery over 50% or be in a power supply or the update won’t install so get downloading.

[Apple Developer Portal]

 

Apple Releases iTunes match for developers.

20110830-121613.jpg

It seems today Apple has released iTunes match. iTunes match is what will take your entire music library and store it on iCloud instead of just your iTunes store bought items. iTunes match is free for developer testing and developers will get a three month extended trial membership if they purchase the service for $24.99 when it is released. Release notes:

iTunes Match stores your complete music library in iCloud, allowing you to enjoy your collection anywhere, anytime, on any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or computer. iTunes Match beta is currently available to developers in the United States. Beta subscribers will receive iTunes Match service during the beta period plus an additional 3 months for free with their 12 month paid subscription.
To get started with iTunes Match, download the current version of iOS 5 beta and iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 with iTunes Match. Once installed, choose Turn On iTunes Match from the Store menu, and click “Subscribe for $24.99.”
Please note that you must maintain a local backup of your iTunes library as well as any music you add to iCloud. Apple will periodically reset your iCloud library during the beta and it is critical that you backup your music regularly. Some features and optimizations of iTunes Match will not be available during the beta.

This is a great way for Apple to compete with amazon and google for their music locker services.
[Apple Developer Portal]

Apple lets Lion have a free copy of Xcode 4.1

Apple has made Xcode 4.1 free in the Mac App Store and on the Official Developer site. Xcode has been free with Mac OS X for many years now and Apple mysteriously made it $5.00 for all the non-develpers and now it is back to being free which doesn’t affect developers at all but for everyone else this is a great way to make your Lion apps! Go get Xcode from the Mac App Store or the Developer Connection.