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Android N Developer Preview 2 Is Out

Today those with compatible Nexus devices are being treated to the option to upgrade to the Android N Developer Preview 2. I’ve already upgraded my Nexus 6P and will do the same with my Nexus 9 this evening. This is an incremental update to the Android N Developer …

Updated Google Hangouts randomly ‘betaing’

Now, I’m a bit of a sucker for beta software. I like it when I find an issue, or see a new feature. It makes the new shiny feel that bit newer, so Google betaing (yes, it’s not a word, but you get the idea) a new version …

Google App – Become a beta tester

Google seems to have stuck out a beta app for itself recently. I only noticed initially when this was offered through the Google Now cards interface. There is a link below which will take you to a page where you can accept to become a beta tester to …

Get Cortana for Android right now…. If you’re in America

Yes, there’s a leaked version out there, but now the Microsoft personal assistant is ready to download from Google Play. You can even have it replace your Google Now functionality if you wish. There’s a couple of caveats though. Firstly, it’s only a beta. Secondly, you can only …

Apple releases 7.1 Beta 3 to Developers

The update draws nearer. Apple today sent out their latest iteration of iOS 7.1 beta. This iteration contains some bug fixes as well as a few UI tweaks. The bug fixes aren’t as visual as the other changes, but they are most definitely there. We can show you …

Facebook beta for Windows Phone update – tiles and notifications

Facebook Beta for Windows Phone has received one of its regular updates, and this one is a bit bigger than usual. Notifications and Messages have received big updates, with improved Toast notifications as well as Toast notifications for Messages/Chat. Tiles have also been redesigned, with a variety available, including …

SwiftKey realase a new beta version and it’s rather cool

SwiftKey are the leaders in the third party Android keyboard game, their app has been around for years and they keep adding cool new features like like Cloud syncing and a pink theme. Today they’ve released a new beta version that is free for anyone to download, it’s …

New Twitter beta arrives

If you’re on the Twitter beta programme (apparently our very own Ronnie is but he never knew) you’ll be getting a refreshed version of Twitter this morning. Accessing the beta programme doesn’t seem possible any more but involved you signing up to the appropriate Google group. You then …

Instance v2 beta released

Popular Instagram client for Windows Phone Instance has had the beta of v2 released. Instance was the first Instagram app for Windows Phone to allow uploads and registrations, and is a very good Instagram app. V2 has seen the whole interface overhauled, and very nice it looks too. …

How to downgrade from an iOS 7 beta to iOS 6

We all know that there is a new version of iOS coming out soon. Some of you have been lucky enough to be able to try it out on your current devices. The first 3 beta releases didn’t depend on your device being registered with an active Apple …

SwiftKey Cloud Beta adds better prediction and more

Installed one of those intelligent fast on-screen keyboards? Are you having to re-teach the keyboard all your favourite words and phrases when you switch handsets? Well worry no more my little sausage, because SwiftKey Cloud Beta is here to save us. Not only does it do super-fast intelligent …

BBM for Android and iOS in testing

Kenny Loggins has just emailed in with a cryptic email about taking the highway to the Beta Zone. We checked it out, and it looks like that’s where the BBM cross-platform beta lives at the moment. If you’re a bit special and you registered with the BlackBerry Beta …

BB10.2 SDK beta released, supports Jelly Bean apps

The folks over at BlackBerry have just announced the SDK beta release of BB10.2, an update for the mobile OS bundled with the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. There are enhancements to various parts of BB10 in this update – with this being a developer release, there are several …

New Facebook app heading to Windows Phone. Beta test it yourself

Got a Windows Phone? Well, according to the Windows Phone Blog Microsoft are now looking for people to test the new version of the official Facebook app. It’ll be a little buggy at the moment, so they’re after people who will report back on the bugs and problems …

Viber beta for BlackBerry – free VoIP calling

It’s true – in this day and age, there is actually a company who keeps their word. When Viber announced free calling between its users for iOS and Android, they did say Blackberry 7 users would also receive the update at some point. We weren’t sure about that, …

SwiftKey flow exits beta

Keyboard anoraks rejoice. SwiftKey has just been updated on the Google Play store and the big new feature is the addition of (Swypeesque) Flow gesture typing. Similar to the stock Jellybean keyboard, SwiftKey now lets you type out words simply by swiping over keys in fluid one gesture. …

TV Catchup Beta Now available for Android

TV Catchup, the service that lets you stream live freeview channels direct to your handset for free is now available in beta format for Android. TV Catchup say “As this is a beta, there may still be one or two issues that need resolving which is  where you …

iOS 5.1 – Is This GM Build?

A screen shot has appeared of what looks to be iOS 5.1. The guys at blogdoiphone say they have a pre-GM build. This could well be true, sometimes builds get released to the networks that miss developers. The image shows the lock screen with a new slide gesture …

Chrome for Android now available

In something of a surprise move, Google have today released a beta of Chrome for Android onto the Market. Unfortunately for you non-Nexus/non-flashing folks, it’s only available for ICS. At least for now. I’ve been having a play around with it and am really liking some of the …

Apple Release iOS5.1 beta

Apple has released iOS5.1 beta to its developers. This is the first main update to iOS5 since it was released in Oct. Apple released a minor update iOS 5.0.1 earlier this month to address the battery issues that many iPhone users had to deal with. This update for …