Last week Google released another build of Chrome Beta for Android. The normal bug fixes and refined features, as well as new issues were introduced in the public beta of Chrome. Perhaps one of the more interesting changes in the Chrome Beta is the introduction of a tried and true method for adding a shortcut to a Web site or Web app to your Android device's home screen.
The default Android browser may not offer the amount of features or shortcuts you'd expect on a mobile device. As Jason Cipriani pointed out in Twelve ways to customize your Android, you have the freedom to use another Web browser offered through the Google Play store. So which one should you pick?
Within the Android community, there are users who swear by one Web browser over another -- Chrome, Dolphin Browser, and Firefox being three of the most often mentioned. The current version of these Web browsers will likely suit your needs, but if … Read more
A slew of new features are being readied for the Android version of Firefox that will bring it closer to its more popular desktop counterpart.
Guest browsing protects the primary user's history, open tabs, and bookmarks, while allowing the guest user to take advantage of browsing data that Private Browsing mode doesn't record. When the guest session closes, the browsing data gets deleted and the primary user's session … Read more
Remember when Facebook launched a beta program for its Android app? Using the Google+ and Play store program of allowing users to sign up and test features before implementing them in a stable version of the app seems to have been appealing to Twitter as well.
As first reported by Android Police, Twitter is running a beta-testing program for the Android app.
The process to sign up and request to take part in the testing is simple:Visit this Google Group page and join the group. After you've joined the group, visit this page and click on the "… Read more
One of the more annoying features in Chrome for Android is the swipe from the edge of the screen to change tabs. More often than not, this feature is accidentally triggered when you're trying to move around on a Web page, causing you to jump between tabs at random. It's frustrating.
Google has finally taken notice and is currently testing out some new features in the latest Chrome Beta build for Android users.
Google has been rolling out steady improvements to the Chrome Beta for Android app. While the update from this last week was primarily focused on adding support for gestures, a new feature popped up in the chrome://flags area (where you can enable and disable experimental features).
There's now a flag for enabling the new New Tab page (a name that definitely needs work). The most recent version of the New Tab puts a convenient Google search box for text and voice right at your fingertips each time you open a new tab. Most visited Web sites are … Read more
Apple has given developers a sixth beta of iOS 7, its upcoming software update for iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
The update went out late Thursday, which is unusual timing given that past releases went out in the morning.
iOS 7 brings an overhauled design for every part of the operating system, while remaining largely the same in terms of functionality. Onlookers are expecting a few more changes before it's finalized. As usual, Apple's only saying the software "contains bug fixes and improvements," though 9to5Mac notes that the update fixes an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, … Read more
Apple's design overhaul for iOS has spilled over to the beta version of its iCloud service.
A new version of the site (beta.iCloud.com), which has Web versions of some of Apple's iOS apps, now sports a similar look and feel to iOS 7, which Apple is expected to release next month.
So far, the changeover has affected e-mail, contacts, calendar, reminders, notes, and find my iPhone. The beta versions of Apple's trio of iWork apps, which Apple is still testing to users, remains unchanged.
The redesign is likely to roll out when iOS 7 is … Read more
Just about a week after releasing its fourth iOS 7 beta, Apple has rolled out another version of the upcoming operating system to developers.
iOS 7 beta 5 went out to developers Tuesday morning, with Apple only saying to expect the usual handful of "bug fixes and improvements." In its last beta, such tweaks included reworked call buttons, along with updates to its Spotlight search and lock-screen interface, and support for photo filters on older iPhone models.
iOS 7 brings an overhauled design for every part of the operating system, while remaining largely the same in terms of … Read more
Apple continues to refine certain elements in iOS 7 as seen in the fourth beta released on Monday.
The phone buttons that appear in response to an incoming call are now less text-heavy, as noted by AppleInsider. The buttons for "remind me later" and "respond with text" have been renamed to simply "remind me" and "message" with icons to represent their roles.
All the call buttons, including those for decline and answer, also have received a small aesthetic change. Their transparency has been reduced so they now appear almost opaque. Apple received … Read more