Podcast: Beta think twice, it's all right

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It’s been a pretty slow news week in the Mac world. (Unless you’re excited about Verizon plunking down $4.4 billion for AOL—yes, that AOL.) New betas are out for Yosemite as well as iOS 8.4, so we discuss how to get an early peek at the next iterations of Apple’s operating systems—and if you’re better off waiting for the final versions.

Glenn wrote a great piece about living with the new single-port 12-inch MacBook, and his quest to find the best adapter mix for the most people. (Don’t worry—you won’t have to try as many as he did!) He’s been leaning on the MacBook a ton, actually, because his other computers have been giving him huge amounts of trouble, so get the popcorn ready for his sad tales of endless troubleshooting.

Since we legally can’t podcast without mentioning the Apple Watch, we also go over Susie’s ranked list of every single built-in app, and discuss how third-party developers are heading back to the drawing board now that they actually have watches, to design interfaces that make better sense. Have any Apple Watch apps rocked your world just yet? Let us know in the comments!

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