Beta testers: to the App Store! Apple released an update to the El Capitan public beta today, the third version. If three is your lucky number, we've got instructions on how to sign up for the beta program, and a how-to on filing feedback when you encounter bugs. Once you're enrolled, the new beta version is available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.
Microsoft's been candid in claiming that Windows 10 will never be perfect. The company used millions of Windows Insider beta testers to help squash bugs before launch. But as more and more users download, install, and test the new OS, notable issues are coming to light.
Why can't I see DirectX 12 active in Windows 10?
The mime community must feel validated today, because Yahoo has released a video texting app aimed right at them. Called Yahoo Livetext, it combines one-to-one texting with live video...without sound.
TP-Link has joined the ranks of companies shipping Powerline ethernet adapter kits that comply with the HomePlug AV2 standard with MIMO (multiple input/multiple output) capabilities. Like Netgear's Powerline PL1200-100PAS, TP-Link's TL-PA8030P KIT provides a power-pass-through, so you don't lose the use of whatever power receptacle you plug the adapter into. But unlike any adapter in its class, these TP-Link adapters also provide three gigabit ethernet ports, where most adapters have just one.
Amazon is opening up Dash Button sales to all Prime members, giving them a physical button that instantly replenishes household goods.
Apple's native Maps app currently sits in a folder called Junk on the second page of my home screen, where I banished it as soon as it launched close to three years ago. At the time, I lived in San Francisco, but things haven't changed now that I live in New York, for one huge reason: Maps lacked public transit directions. That's how I get around the city, and while Maps points you to third-party apps like Embark and Google Maps for subway information, I need an all-in-one solution. Google Maps tells me how to get where I'm going by foot, in a car, or on the train, so it's my go-to whenever I leave my apartment.
Google search on mobile has a new feature to help you avoid long lines at your favorite local coffee shop, restaurant, or other hangout. Searching for select local businesses now includes a seven-day graph indicating when that business typically has its peak hours. Google says the new feature is available for "millions of places and businesses around the world."
Minecraft PC players who've made the upgrade to Windows 10 can now get the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta for free.