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Apple addresses virtual currency and other news for June 3, 2014

OS X Yosemite

In our first post-WWDC news roundup, we have stories about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite! Who would have guessed? Specifically, getting into (and out of) a beta and virtual currencies. Onward.

1. Apple has clarified its stance on virtual currencies in apps. The newly updated App Store Review Guidelines reveals that Apple is willing to approve apps that deal with virtual currency, within limits: "Purchasing and Currencies
11.17 Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions."

This is one of the first times the company has officially recognized virtual currencies.

2. How to sign up for Apple's OS X Yosemite beta program. Eager to try out the beta of Apple's forthcoming Mac OS? You needn't be a developer anymore. This year, the rest of us can apply to the program, and Mac Observer outlines how.

3. Downgrade back to iOS 7 from iOS 8 beta. Here's the problem: many eager iPhone users will install iOS 8 on their devices, not to get a jump start on development, but just to see what it's like. Those who use their main iPhone for this purpose may soon regret it. Fortunately, Ars has posted a tutorial on getting back to iOS 7.

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