Sony Ericsson Invites Advanced XPERIA Users to Test Ice Cream Sandwich

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Following Huawei’s move to make available early alpha and beta ROMs of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available on existing, released handsets, Sony Ericsson is doing the same for many of the company’s Android smartphone under the XPERIA brand. Sony Ericsson is making available Ice Cream Sandwich alpha ROMs–which are supposed to be even less […]

Apple Finally Gets Smart with Future Device Numbers in Beta Products

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You just wondered how long this might take. It did take awhile, but Apple has finally caught on. One of the ways the incessant (and increasingly detrimental) iOS device rumor mill keeps itself cranked up is Apple includes device numbers in the code of its Beta products. Eagle-eyed coders wait for this and go looking […]

iCloud Drops MobileMe’s Mac OS X Sync Settings Features

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iCloud won’t include one of the most useful MobileMe features – OS X Settings synchronization. Things like the layout of your OS X Dock icons, keychain passwords and user names and all of your email accounts will not be synced between devices via the new iCloud service. When I first made the leap to the […]

Beta 4 of iOS 5 Released by Apple – Over the Air!

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Apple is keeping the beta releases coming for their upcoming iOS 5. Developers can now get their hands on Beta 4, and they don’t even need to bother with iTunes. Registered developers who are already on iOS 5 beta 3 can download the new beta 4 OTA. Simply opening the iDevice’s settings app, and touching […]

WiFi Sync, New Lock Screen UI, and Other Changes in iOS 5, Beta 2

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Users and developers are reporting several new features and changes that went live with the recent release of iOS 5 beta 2 for developers. The update, which is available to registered developers officially and unofficially to hackers and tinkerers, clock in at 817 MB and is not an OTA update at this time, unfortunately. In […]

How to Get the New iTunes in the Cloud Music App Now With iTunes 10.3

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At the WWDC conference Apple announced a collection of new iCloud features that will arrive this fall with iOS 5, but they also announced a few new features that are available today for all users. The iCloud app, music and book features of iTunes in the cloud can be installed on your iOS 4.3 device […]

SwiftKey Launches New VIP Beta, Free Invites Today Only [Android]

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Swiftkey may be the best Android keyboard out there, so when the creators offered up a new beta this morning — and opened up the VIP program to anyone, we had to share it with you. SwiftKey is a keyboard replacement for Android that works on Android phones running Android 2.0 or higher which is a large […]

Google Music Beta Announced by Invite Only for Now (video)

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Google is following on the heels of Amazon and beating Apple to the cloud music storage arena with its new Google Music Beta service. For now it is in closed beta requiring an invitation. Users can sign up for an invite now. When they finally get an invite, users can begin to sync their audio […]

Beta BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App Helps with Conference Calls

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A new beta BlackBerry app called BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing helps to simplify the process of dialing into a conference calls with access codes. The app integrates nicely with the native BlackBerry calendar and once the scheduled conference call is to happen, users can hit the ‘join now’ button and be automatically patched into the conference […]

Nokia Sleeping Screen Brings Animation to Lock Screens

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One of the features–other than the amazing camera–that I love about my Nokia N8 is the ability to quickly glance at the time and date even when the phone is in idle without having to turn on the display thanks to the beautiful analog or digital clock on the Symbian^3 standby screen. It’s like carrying […]

ritePen Touch Beta Testers Needed

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Our friends from Ritescript are looking for a few good beta testers to evaluate ritePen 4.0 ‘Touch.’ Ritepen is an application that lets inkers ink anywhere they want on the screen and perform some cool tablet tricks. The application (now at version 3.5) comes from the same guys that built Evernote, so you know it’s […]

Get the Windows 7 Beta Soon

If you haven’t done the download for Windows 7 just yet, and you are still thinking about killing your bandwidth for a while, then you only have a few more days to do it!  The download has been extended for a little while longer and will end on February 10th.  The following timeline is from […]

Windows 7 Resurrects Celeron Desktop

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With tons of hype and a multitude of screen shots being posted, I was eager to get some hands-on time with the Windows 7 public beta.   I decided to see how much damage would be done to my old Celeron desktop with a fresh install.   Although my desktop is not a mobile device, […]

An End To the Beta Culture Nonsense: Could it Happen?

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I’m going to issue a rousing second, or amen, or here-here, to Jesus Diaz’s Call For Revolution Against Beta Culture. I am in absolute agreement with Jesus on this. Things have gone a bit too far as we now accept inferior, not quite ready hardware and software as the norm when things are released, knowing […]