Tag: beta

Quickly Change Tabs in Chrome Beta for Android

There is one thing that bugs me about the way tabs are managed in Safari on iPhone and iPad and it’s the way that you have to go through a menu to get to the tab you want. From a usability perspective, you need to stop what you are doing, work out where you want …

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Take Part in Steam Beta Updates

If you like to live on the edge and try out new updates to your favourite Steam games before they are released then you might like this tip. If you choose to proceed then you do so at your own risk! You can opt yourself in to take part in the beta releases of particular …

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Microsoft Security Essential Beta – Testing Underway

Just a short update tonight. I’ve installed the recent beta of the upcoming version of Microsoft Security Essentials (Version 4.0.1111.0) to see how it performs and how different it is to prior versions. The upgrade only took a minute and I am setting it off on a scan to assess its speed. No major red …

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Update Your DriveBender Beta License Key

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. If you are running Windows Home Server 2011 on a box at home and you are using DriveBender to reimplement the missing “Drive Extender” technology that was stripped out in the new version then you might need to know that the current beta expires tonight (if it already hasn’t …

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 – First Impressions

Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 - Customised Ringtones

Well, I have had about 24 hours with Mango Beta 2 for Windows Phone 7 and wanted to share with you some of my first impressions of this forthcoming update for this mobile platform. While it’s speculated for a September release, I could easily see this being delayed to October or later by the carrier …

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Boydo to Tango With Windows Phone Mango

Windows Phone App Certification Failure

Just a quick update tonight. I have managed to write a dummy app (just a simple Hello, World! one following some instructions I found on the web) and it has progressed far enough in the app submission lifecycle to score myself an invite for Mango Beta 2 testing and development. For the record, my app …

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Google Music – An Unexpected Invitation

Google Music Invitation

After I criticised Google for making it difficult for us folks outside of the USA to get into the beta of its new music streaming service I received an invitation to join the Google Music beta. I had also tried the client software on my phone which didn’t go very far even when I was …

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Join the CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 Beta

Here’s a heads up for the photo enthusiasts out there. CyberLink is on the verge of releasing a new piece of software in the form of PhotoDirector 2011 which, as the name might suggest, allows you to do all sorts of stuff with your photos from the original import, adjustment, enhancement and final output. Of …

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Google Music Makes its (Beta) Debut

This might have flown under the radar for a lot of people but Google has released its cloud music service (potentially in response to Amazon which released its fully functioning service recently). As you might know, Amazon caused a bit of an upset upon launching its service and delivering songs bought through its online store …

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Secure Your Google Searches with SSL

A quick tip tonight. For a while, Google has allowed the use of SSL with its search product by manually visiting https://encrypted.google.com but this has not been widely advertised in the past. However, it seems for residents in the USA that this is now becoming the default search page when people are visiting the regular …

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