beta

Android 12 Beta 3 released: Here’s what’s exciting

Android 12 Beta 3 released: Here’s what’s exciting

Android 12 beta 3 is out, and Google's latest preview of its new OS debuts a number of improvements along with a milestone for app developers. It's the final beta ahead of Android 12 Platform Stability at beta 4, Google says, though there are also some changes which regular users are likely to appreciate.

Continue Reading

Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 9.0 enters early access

Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 9.0 enters early access

When it comes to using beta software, it doesn't matter what the software is used in. You always expect the software to not work as expected at some point. While having a computer crash or a smartphone not make calls isn't catastrophic, beta testing software for fully self-driving vehicles by the public is somewhat concerning. Tesla is reportedly rolling out an early access program for the Full Self-Driving Beta 9.0 software.

Continue Reading

WhatsApp betas for Android brings updates to video and image quality

WhatsApp betas for Android brings updates to video and image quality

Android users of the popular chat app WhatsApp have a couple of updates to look forward to. The updates are currently in beta and have been submitted to the Google Play Beta Program. The app moves to version 2.21.14.6 in the first update submitted earlier this month.

Continue Reading

HomePod audio OS 15 beta reportedly causes overheating and damage

HomePod audio OS 15 beta reportedly causes overheating and damage

Beta software is labeled "beta" for a reason. They are often distributed only to people willing to test software for bugs and are willing to take the risk using potentially unstable software. Of course, some beta versions are in a better state than others but that doesn't remove the chance of a bad release wreaking havoc on devices. That is the unfortunate reality that owners of some HomePods are now facing after what they claim to be a rather buggy HomePod Software 15 beta caused smart speakers to overheat and, in some cases, fry the logic board beyond repair.

Continue Reading

Apple releases macOS Monterey public beta: What to remember

Apple releases macOS Monterey public beta: What to remember

Apple has released the first macOS Monterey public beta, giving us a taste of the software announced at WWDC 2021 earlier this year. There are expected to be several iterations between this first beta release and the final macOS Monterey release later in 2021, and as always there are some provisos and cautions to bear in mind first.

Continue Reading

iOS 15 public beta released today: How to get it, and why you shouldn’t

iOS 15 public beta released today: How to get it, and why you shouldn’t

Apple released iOS 15 Public Beta and iPadOS 15 Public Beta today for public perusal. If you're looking to take advantage of the Public Beta program, you should be aware of the risks in addition to the benefits - don't get so excited that you load this operating system to your main driver! Let's take a peek at what's inside this system, available now for your iPad and iPhone.

Continue Reading

Android 12 Beta 1 and GSI ready for your phone

Android 12 Beta 1 and GSI ready for your phone

Android 12 Bea 1 Generic System Image (GSI) was made available for download this morning before the official Android 12 Beta 1 for Pixel devices. GSI packages for ARM64, ARM64+GMS, x86_64, and x86+GMS are available for download now for the masses - though we'd recommend you be thoroughly in-the-know about how this software works and what a misstep can do before you make any download attempts or loading attempts as such.

Continue Reading

Niantic Lightship private beta aims to power next Pokemon GO

Niantic Lightship private beta aims to power next Pokemon GO

Niantic announced a new name and a new aim for their augmented reality platform this week. The Niantic Real World Platform is now called Niantic Lightship. This platform will be offered on a broader level with a Niantic Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit, AKA "ARDK". This new kit will be delivered in a Private Beta at first - if you're a creator of games, now's the time to act.

Continue Reading

iOS 14.6 public beta released today for your iPhone

iOS 14.6 public beta released today for your iPhone

If you were looking for some confusion today in your iOS releases for iPhone, look no further! Today Apple began releasing the iOS 14.6 beta for developers. The general public beta of the same software arrived this afternoon. It's not unprecedented, but it's not something you see everyday - these releases have appeared before iOS 14.5 was released to the public. In any case, it's time for 14.6 in public beta form for everyone willing to test the software.

Continue Reading

Final Fantasy XIV Online PS5 open beta kicks off later this month: How to play

Final Fantasy XIV Online PS5 open beta kicks off later this month: How to play

Just a day after Bethesda announced new details about the next-gen version of The Elder Scrolls Online, Square Enix is doing the same for its own MMORPG. Final Fantasy XIV Online is getting a PlayStation 5 beta, and not only is that beta going live later this month, but it'll also allow PS4 players to bring their characters forward and use them in the test.

Continue Reading

Android 12 Snow Cone release date rumors start this week

Android 12 Snow Cone release date rumors start this week

This week the first release of Android 12 is rumored to take place. This first release is expected to be called the Android 12 Developer Preview. The first Android 12 Developer Preview release will likely be relegated to Google Pixel smartphones of several sorts. If you own one of the last several Google Pixel smartphones, you'll be in business.

Continue Reading

New Minecraft glow squids drop ink to light items in darkness

New Minecraft glow squids drop ink to light items in darkness

In the latest Beta Bedrock version of Minecraft on several platforms, a Glow Squid was released. This Glow Squid is lovely on its own, with sparkles and aqua color light amid 8 tentacles and swimmy goodness. But the real greatness of the Glow Squid is in the ingredient item it drops.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next