Apple iOS 11 beta out; Google's Uptime app comes to iPhone and iPad



Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 11, and with the new features coming with the new OS, like stickers and iMessage apps shortcut drawer; now all available for everyone free to download. And perhaps, the first public beta can be said to be more or less the same build as the one in the developer channel, so shouldn’t be installed on your primary iPhone or iPad.

The company plans to release the final version of iOS 11 this fall, with regular public beta releases over the summer, maybe.

Another good news for iOS enthusiasts is the availability of Google's Uptime, an app that lets you watch YouTube videos together with your friends, now available for all iOS users, and doesn’t require invites anymore.

The Uptime app allow users to share YouTube videos with their friends and then watch them together in real-time; including the ability to also play and share music videos.

And users can also chat with each other, and leave comments and emoji layered on top of the video.

Finally, starting with iOS 11, many third-party developers will be working on augmented reality apps and features with the support of ARKit, as it has made it much easier to turn the iPhone/iPad camera into an AR-enabled device.
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