Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2.5 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third beta and almost a month after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode.



We don’t yet know what features or changes might be included in the tvOS 11.2.5 update, but it likely focuses primarily on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes.

There were no outward-facing changes discovered in the first three developer betas, but we’ll update this post should new features be found in the fourth beta.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to Developers [Updated: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2.5 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third beta and almost a month after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode.



We don’t yet know what features or changes might be included in the tvOS 11.2.5 update, but it likely focuses primarily on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes.

There were no outward-facing changes discovered in the first three developer betas, but we’ll update this post should new features be found in the fourth beta.

Update: Apple has also seeded a new public beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to public beta testers.

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Apple orders new TV series all about extravagant homes

Get ready to dive into the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous for Apple’s new TV show that just got the green light. Apple has reportedly given a straight-to-series order for a new docuseries called “Home” that will explore some of the most extravagant houses in the world and the minds that made them. The […]

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Apple Orders ‘Home’ Docuseries Featuring Extraordinary Houses

Apple has inked a deal for yet another television show, this time a docuseries called “Home,” reports Variety.

The series will offer a “never-before-seen look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes” while also delving into the imaginations of the visionaries who dreamed them up and built them. Based on the show’s description, it sounds a little bit like MTV’s “Cribs” but with more of a design and architecture focus.

Apple has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the “Home” docuseries, which is produced by Matt Tynauer and Corey Reese of Altimeter Films.

“Home” is the first documentary-style series that Apple has ordered thus far under the leadership of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives Apple brought on last June to run a new video content division within the company.

Apple is working on several other shows in addition to “Home,” including a revival of 1985 Steven Spielberg sci-fi series “Amazing Stories,” an untitled space drama developed by Ronald D. Moore, known for “Battlestar Galactica,” an untitled “morning show drama” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and “Are You Sleeping,” a psychological thriller starring Octavia Spencer that focuses on a podcast that reopens a murder case.

It’s not yet clear when the first of Apple’s original TV shows will premiere, but it’s possible at least one series will debut later in 2018.

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iPhone and iPad are susceptible to widespread CPU flaw, too [Update]

A nasty CPU flaw that leaves computer users’ most sensitive data at risk is also present in iPhone and iPad processors, Apple confirmed Thursday. The “Spectre” bug has been discovered in the mobile ARM processors that power iOS devices, as well as Apple TV — but there’s probably no need to panic. It turns out […]

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iPhone and iPad may be susceptible to nasty CPU flaw

A nasty CPU flaw that leaves our most sensitive data at risk could also be present in iPhone and iPad processors. The “Spectre” bug has been discovered in the mobile ARM processors that power iOS devices, as well as Apple TV — but there’s probably no need to panic. It turns out that Intel isn’t […]

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Apple developing ‘Are You Sleeping’ novel into video series with ‘Serial’ creator advising

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Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman’s "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon’s development company producing the show.

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2.5 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and three weeks after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode.



We don’t yet know what features or changes might be included in the tvOS 11.2.5 update, but it likely focuses primarily on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes.

There were no outward-facing changes discovered in the first two developer betas, but we’ll update this post should new features be found in the third beta.

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.2.5 to Developers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2.5 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and three weeks after the release of tvOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode.



We don’t yet know what features or changes might be included in the tvOS 11.2.5 update, but it likely focuses primarily on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes.

There were no outward-facing changes discovered in the first two developer betas, but we’ll update this post should new features be found in the third beta.

Update: Apple has also made a public beta available for public beta testers.

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