Posts Tagged ‘beta’
  • LauncherPro Plus launches. Lineup of widgets planned.
    by Mike
    Posted July 19th, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    Fans of Android no doubt have discovered the joys a 3rd party launcher can provide. While Android's stock launcher isn't bad, there are certainly better options out there. As of late, ADW and LauncherPro beta have been the top dogs as far as options and performance goes. Not to mention, both give users options to have that Froyo look that so many people apparently are seeking. But tonight, LaunchPro developer Federico launched a new LauncherPro Plus. What exactly does the "Plus" tag gain ...
  • Beta testing, quality control, and the overall quandary of games.
    by Andy
    Posted July 19th, 2010 at 7:15 am
    So, I've been thinking about some things lately. "What" in particular you ask? Betas and Quality Assurance / Control. The reason for the quandary is this: I just recently filled out my own personal LinkedIn "Resume", of sorts, and it dawned on me, I've played a boatload of MMOs. (In alphabetical order for ease of reading...): Aion, Auto Assault, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Anarchy Online, Asheron's Call, Asheron's Call 2, Champions Online, Chronicles of Spellborn, City of Heroes, C...
  • Sweeterhome 2 for Android is…sweeter, much sweeter.
    by Mike
    Posted May 12th, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    Android homescreen replacements are increasingly blurring the lines of distinction. To some extent, there is some stand out traits between them, but overall, they all do the same basic thing. Sweeterhome was "just another homescreen" option, that like the rest, seemed to blend in. Though to be truthful, I played around with the preview 1 version every now and then and came away each time yearning for more and unimpressed. However, the actual beta is very different. Can Sweeterhome 2 bec...
  • New Chrome beta renders faster than sound, lightning, and…potatoes!
    by Mike
    Posted May 5th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Good god, potatoes. Can you believe it! When we talk browser speed tests, it usually entails multiple passes of Javascript benchmarks that show just how much muscle a particular browser has. But leave it to Google (the one's with the now somewhat infamous gamut of job applicant questions) to truly think outside of the box. Instead of the normal, plain jane benchmarks, the Google Chrome team used more "real-life" examples and took it up another notch thanks to the use of 2700fps slo-mo camera...
  • iPod widget (and more?) coming to iPhone OS 4.0. Latest beta 3 leaks the dirty details.
    by Mike
    Posted May 4th, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    One of the biggest complaints people had after seeing OS 4.0 shown off back in March was the fact that it lacked any support for widgets or mini programs/tasks. To some, it doesn't matter as they don't see the point of widgets. I mean, if you really want to interact or observe something, why not just open the app, right? Well, some people (such as I) like to options and all kinds of information/tools at our finger tips. Enter the land of the widget. In today's release of iPhone OS 4.0 bet...
  • iPhone OS 4.0 gets the jailbreak treatment. [Video]
    by Mike
    Posted April 9th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    The Dev-Team doesn't really waste much time these days. The iPhone OS 4.0 developer beta/preview was just released yesterday -- not even 24 hours ago -- and already it's succumbed to the talented jailbreak community. The video below captures the whole shebang in all it's glory. If you were thinking of singing up as a dev just to get an early crack at the 4.0 goodness, the brains behind this latest hack, "MuscleNerd" says that the 4.0 beta is extremely buggy. Makes sense, being a beta and...
  • Get Fennec for Android now! [Beta] [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted March 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Love to live on the edge? Want only the best in mobile browsing? Generally speaking, Mobile Safari on the iPhone is bar none, the best mobile browser. Opera Mini and Chrome on Android are both close seconds with everything else falling in somewhere distantly behind. Fennec however is extremely promising though only currently available in "official" form for the Nokia N900. WinMo has it's little dev port as well but that is pretty much dead. Android -- we know it's coming but "late 2010/ear...
  • Chrome to have 500+ extensions by weekend. Chrome for Mac gaining extension support as well.
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 6:41 am
    Are you an plugin person? Users of Firefox no doubt know about and/or use one or many of the countless plugins available for Mozilla's mobile crawler. Everything from easily finding torrents to listing email messages in the browser title bar can be had with these browser add-ons. On the Google/Chrome side, end users have been clamoring for plugins ("extensions" on Google's side) since the browsers release a little over a year ago. As is customary, Google has been working at break neck pace, ...
  • Latest Google Chrome 4.0 beta brings 30% speed increase, cross-computer bookmark syncing
    by Mike
    Posted November 5th, 2009 at 9:28 am
    I love Google Chrome. So much so that I even use the nightly builds on my MacBook Pro. On my Windows machine, it's Google Chrome 4.0 beta all the way. It's extremely fast and efficient. But it's getting faster. The latest build, Chrome brings a 30% speed boost compared to previous versions. Now again, Chrome is already fast so a 30% boost in this sense is roughly a couple tenths of a second. You're not going to notice it like you would going from say IE 6 to Chrome 3.0. Regard...
  • Mozilla releasing Firefox 3.6 beta October 13th. Maybe.
    by Mike
    Posted October 7th, 2009 at 8:23 am
    If Firefox 3.5 is getting a bit stale for you, October 13th is your day to relish *hopefully*. It is this fine October day in which Mozilla will formally take the wraps off the next iteration of Firefox version number 3.6 -- with a beta tag attached of course. While the Firefox team is pushing hard to meet that October 13th goal, if they happen to go over a few days to weeks, "there's no shame". Now before you go wild in the streets and start trying to guess all of the new goods, you'll n...
  • Chrome version 3 officially released.
    by Mike
    Posted September 15th, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    While some of you may still be chugging along on Chrome 1.0, or, if you're like me running a beta build of 4.0, the announcement of version 3.0 becoming officially declared "stable" will have multiple meanings. For some, it will be time for a big update. For others, it will be old news. Regardless of which category you fall in to, Chrome has accomplished quite a lot in the year (plus a few days) that it's been available. With dramatic speed improvements -- 150% in javascript since beta 1 t...
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