El Capitan beta, Australian bond, Amazon Flash, Chrome


Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers — Apple yesterday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program (which was then mysteriously pulled).

Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B — As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about US$883 million.

Flash gets another death sentence, this time from Amazon — Flash’s coffin is quickly running out of room for nails, but Amazon still managed to find a place for a new one. The online retailer won’t accept Flash-based ads starting in September for Amazon.com and the Amazon Advertising Platform.

Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance — A test build of Google’s forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.