Tag Archive: Beta


You can play the beta of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite outside of New Zealand

Niantic has announced a beta version of their latest real-world game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! It’s currently only available in New Zealand, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. We live in a world of magic after all. It is possible for you to sideload the Unite app — sideloading is installing an app that’s not on the Play Store — from outside New Zealand so you too can be a part of the Wizarding World!

How  [Read More…]

Beta Bubbles [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand look at the Nokia 9 PureView and compare its RAW output to the JPEGs the phone produces. In speaking about camera performance, they discuss Galaxy S10 vs. Pixel 3 and talk briefly about Huawei’s P30 Pro.

The crew also eulogize Google+ and Google Inbox, but welcome popular iOS email app Spark to the Android platform.

Android Q beta 2 is now available! With it comes many new features, and many new  [Read More…]

Mortal Kombat 11 beta schedule: All times and dates

Test the game earlier than everyone else

Exciting news for PlayStation 4 and Xbox players. Anyone who pre-ordered their copy of Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11) on PlayStation 4 or Xbox can start playing their game next week. For some reason, Nintendo Switch and PC users will not be able to join the beta. Don’t worry, we’re just as upset about this as you are.

Here is the information on the beta times and how you can get  [Read More…]

Microsoft To-Do beta for Android updated with autosave for notes, more

No longer worry about saving your notes.

Microsoft is shipping out another small update to To-Do or Android, bringing a handful of useful features alongside some small bug fixes. One of the biggest features added in the latest version is that To-Do will now automatically save your notes. But you’ll also now be able to add tasks to your “Planned” smart list and more.

Here’s the full rundown of what’s new with the To-Do beta for Android:

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Google makes Android Q developer beta available to Pixel phones

Google has released its first official preview of Android Q for developers, making it available in a beta version. This follows the pattern that has emerged with the last few builds of Android where an early look arrives in the first part of the year well ahead of general release.

In an interesting twist, the Android Q beta is being offered up to all three generations of the Pixel phones. Some had anticipated that Google might try to provide the  [Read More…]

Android Q public beta launched for Pixel phones

Available for Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3.

There are still a lot of phones waiting on an update to Android Pie, but that’s not stopping Google from rolling out the latest and greatest. As of March 13, 2019, you can now sign up for the Android Q public beta on your Pixel phone!

While there are some user-facing changes with Android Q compared to Pie, this latest Android version is primarily focused on smaller backend tweaks  [Read More…]

Microsoft Edge beta for Android adds picture-in-picture support

We heard you like windows in your windows.

The Microsoft Edge beta for Android is catching up with its iOS sibling this week, adding support for picture-in-picture mode. As with other apps sporting the feature, you’ll now be able to “float” a video over the main Edge window while you continue browsing (via Windows Blog Italia).

Aside from picture-in-picture support, the latest beta version doesn’t pack any other new features. Instead, you’ll find the usual smattering of  [Read More…]

All of Microsoft’s Android beta programs, and how to sign up

Microsoft has a plethora of apps on Android, and you can test early features on many of them by being a beta tester.

While becoming a Microsoft mobile beta tester is generally simple, it can require a different process depending on the platform you’re on and can also vary from app to app. Android has a few different ways to become a beta tester.

Microsoft, Google Play and Android apps

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Microsoft To-Do beta adds file attachments on iOS, Android, and Windows

Your prayers have been answered.

Microsoft this week has pushed out an update for To-Do beta testers, bringing the highly requested ability to attach files to your tasks. The features is available with the latest updates to the Microsoft To-Do preview on iOS and Android, along with Insiders on Windows 10.

The highlight feature allows you to attach any file or photo to a task, up to 25MB in size. The only limitation, for now at least,  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie beta with One UI is rolling out to some unlocked Note 9s

Note 9 users can get a taste of Samsung’s upcoming interface redesign.

If you own a Galaxy Note 9 and you’ve been envious of your S9-touting friends who have been running the Samsung One UI beta, then today’s your day; Note 9 users in Germany, India, and the United States can start downloading the beta today.

To receive the firmware update, you’ll need to have registered for the beta program through the Samsung+ app on an unlocked  [Read More…]