Tag Archives: beta

Latest beta update for BlackBerry Priv brings November security patch

BlackBerry has started pushing out a new beta update to its Priv smartphone. The update, which is hitting all Priv units except those on Verizon’s network, brings along Android security patch for the month of November. It weighs in at around 98MB and bumps the firmware version to AAH505. Here’s the complete statement from the Canadian company: Today’s update brings ... Read More »

This week in games: Gwent’s beta, Evolve’s end, and Michael Phelps meets Call of Duty

It’s Halloweekend. Don’t do anything (too) stupid. Maybe just stay inside and play a horror game. This week’s spookiest gaming news: Battlefield 1’s zeppelins are like a Hindenburg ballet, meteors ruin your day in Cities: Skylines, Evolve ends development…again, and somehow Michael Phelps ended up in a Call of Duty commercial. This is gaming news for October 24 through 28. And ... Read More »

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 beta build improves touchpads, updates Photos, and stabilizes your PC

While Windows 10 is designed for a range of hardware, more modern, powerful PCs will benefit from reliability improvements in the new Windows 10 Insider build 14942, released Friday. The new Insider build for the Fast ring includes a laundry list of tweaks and new changes, but the most important are some under-the-hood improvements that Microsoft promises will help improve the reliability ... Read More »

BlackBerry DTEK50 starts getting first official beta update

BlackBerry has started rolling out the first Android beta update for the DTEK50. Weighing in at 435MB and carrying a software version of AAG326, the update brings along Android security patch for the month of September (patch level shows up as September 6). Needless to say, only those who have signed up for the beta program will be getting the ... Read More »

SwiftKey Beta resurrects predictions for phone numbers, emails, and other saved data

SwiftKey is bouncing back after dealing with some pesky bugs that threw a wrench in the company’s suggestion engine. An update to the beta version of one of Android’s signature keyboards fixes a bug that caused some users to see unfamiliar terms and suggestions appear. SwiftKey even had to shut down its cloud sync service temporarily while it looked into ... Read More »

Google Maps beta adds enhancements to navigation mode and new coordinate scheme

The beta version of Google Maps has another Thursday special for you, with a mix of features that ease sharing directions and telling Maps how you plan to get to your destination. The feature, which was definitely new to me, is called Plus Codes. It’s a method developed by Google’s Zurich office that is designed to be more user-friendly than ... Read More »

Google Now on Tap has yet to really find its way into that “must have” category for many, as the information it pulls up is often hit and miss. There’s a new improvement rolling out with the Google app beta that may help alleviate this. When you launch Now on Tap (if you’re one of the lucky few, anyway) you’ll ... Read More »

Latest Priv Marshmallow beta brings August security patches

BlackBerry has started rolling out another Marshmallow beta update to its Priv smartphone, making it the eighth beta build that has been rolled out to the device. The update weighs in at around 186MB. Carrying a build number of AAF960, the latest beta update is available for all Privs on the beta program, except AT&T and Verizon devices. As for ... Read More »

Cloud-focused Nextbit Robin now has a beta tester software

Nextbit has launched a beta testing application for its Robin telephone, permitting users of the cloud-targeted handset to test functions before they’re publicly released. “Nextbit Beta Testers are a group of Robin proprietors who raise their fingers to provide our team with assistand comments,” the organisation stated on its community website. “As a member of the beta application,you’ve got an ... Read More »

AMD’s gaming-optimized AMDGPU-seasoned motive force for Linux is in beta

AMD has been working on a brand new Linux pictures driving force stack, and it’s in the end turning into usable. you may deploy the gaming-optimized AMDGPU-pro driver on Ubuntu 16.04 nowadays, and Valve simply delivered it to the ultra-modern beta model of SteamOS. what is AMDGPU-seasoned? historically, there have been AMD images drivers on Linux. whilst you hooked up ... Read More »