Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple rolls out public beta version of iOS 12 with Memoji feature

Apple rolls out public beta version of iOS 12 with Memoji feature

The public beta for iOS 12 is now available for download right here - just sign in with your Apple ID and follow the instructions. Until September, anyone can help shape things up, as well as test-drive the latest OS build while various kinks are still ironed out. When will passionate and enthusiastic public testers be able to get their hands on the first public beta of iOS 12?

Just keep in mind to back up all your important data before agreeing to assess the stability and performance of the current pre-release iOS 12 version. It's a tiny file that tells your iOS device to update to public betas like it's a normal software update.

Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia
This is the first World Cup since 1974 in which four South American teams have failed to win their opening game. Colombia went on to equalize in the 39th minute, before Japan scored a second-half victor .

iPhone bricking is rare even in this relatively early stage of software testing, but it's better to be safe than sorry. You can learn how to do this at Apple's Beta Software Program site.

You can get an overview of the other new features in tvOS 12 here. Notably, unlike the developer preview that requires an active developer account at a yearly charge of $99 (approximately Rs. 6,750), the public beta is available for free to all users who haven't registered for the developer account. And Apple released the second developer beta of iOS 12 just last week. The new software includes a feature called Screen Time, which will give you a detailed breakdown of how much time you're spending on your iPhone or iPad and over what apps.

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz defended by team-mates after racial abuse
At the five previous World Cups , the 22 other countries that earned three points in group play all went home early. Sweden's forward Marcus Berg admitted the team had "broken down" after that defeat.

On an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

Apple usually chucks a few older devices with every iOS update. Reboot your device, then head over to the Settings app.

Lady Gaga Attends NYC Pride Parade 2018
More than 120 groups will march along the downtown route in this year's parade - but uniformed officers won't be among them. A NY memorial to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that honors victims of intolerance is opening to the public.

New social features: Apple's FaceTime video conferencing service will now let you have a conversation with up to 32 people, meaning an impromptu family or class reunion is easier than ever.

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