This Week in Mobile: Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta, Facebook Now Worth $190 Billion and Microsoft’s ‘one Windows’


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Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta Download Available To Testers
Apple flipped the switch on the OS X Yosemite Beta today as promised, and if you’ve already signed up and been accepted to the Beta program, you can head to the Apple site for the preview to get a Mac App Store redemption code for the new build now. If you haven’t yet signed up, you can try now, but remember that Apple has a ceiling of 1 million members for this all-new public beta testing program via @Techcrunch
Facebook Is Now Worth $190 Billion
Facebook is worth more than Amazon. Following yesterday’s earnings report, Facebook shares hit an all-time high in after-hours trading at $75. Price has been very stable this morning as well, confirming yesterday’s pop. Shares opened at $75.96 a share, then set a new record at $76.74. Now, shares are trading at $75.13. via @Techcrunch
Samsung Might Have Found A Shortcut To Mobile Virtual Reality Through Oculus VR
According to a new report from CNET that maintains Samsung is working directly with Facebook-owned Oculus on a headset that uses mobile devices to generate VR environments and experiences should get you excited. We’ve heard before that Samsung was working on its own VR headset, but this is further evidence that they might have a helping hand from a pioneer in the field, and the company that is arguably the farthest along in terms of delivering on the promise of consumer-focused virtual reality, following a report from Engadget in May via @Techcrunch
Microsoft’s ‘one Windows’
Microsoft executives have struggled to explain for the past year or more where the company is going with Windows. Is Microsoft building a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs, and gaming consoles? Nope. Here’s a refresher on what’s really happening via @cnet
Google Updates Gmail App With Better Google Drive Integration
While sharing documents and files between Gmail and Google Drive has been a nearly seamless experience on the web for some time, integration between the two apps on the mobile side has been lacking— until now. Google rolled out an update to Gmail’s iOS app Thursday that makes it easier for users to view and share documents and files between Drive and Gmail via @mashable
New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt
An ad for a new app called Bolt mysteriously appeared on Instagram on Wednesday. Android users reported seeing a new banner-style app-install ad on on the service, according to Techcrunch, which featured a “one tap photo messaging” app called Bolt. via @TechCrunch
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This Week in Mobile: Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta, Facebook Now Worth $190 Billion and Microsoft’s ‘one Windows’

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