Posts Tagged ‘beta version’

New Firefox For Android Beta Released

May 15th, 2012 05:10 admin View Comments


Mozilla has announced the availability of a new beta version of Firefox for Android. The release notes list many of the new features and fixes, which include Flash support, improvements to panning and zooming, plugins loading only on touch, and a new “Awesome Screen.” They point out that many Android phones are supported, and that a beta version for tables will be coming soon. Mozilla is asking for help “testing everything from the faster startup and response times to compatibility for specific websites and graphics performance.” Here’s the download page.

Source: New Firefox For Android Beta Released

Beta Version of AIDE Enables Application Building On Android

March 14th, 2012 03:37 admin View Comments


sl4shd0rk writes “Hackers can now build applications directly on their Android devices with the beta release of AIDE. The Android IDE … is at beta version 7, and already allows editing and compiling of apps as well as integration with LogCat. AIDE is even compatible with projects started on Eclipse so you can move a project over and work on it. … Finally, a reason to get yourself that Transformer keyboard dock?” sl4shd0rk also provided a screencast which is attached. InfoQ has a short interview with the developers. Mildly interesting is that it does the compilation on device instead of shipping the work off to some network service or other. The app is, like a lot of Android stuff, only free cost with no corresponding source code at the moment.

Source: Beta Version of AIDE Enables Application Building On Android

Timberwolf (Firefox) Beta For AmigaOS

March 6th, 2012 03:28 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “News from the world of AmigaOS that the Beta version of Timberwolf (a.k.a. Firefox) was made available last month.” Timberwolf is a port of Firefox to the AmigaOS (the name change is for similar reasons to Debian’s use of Iceweasel name) and has been under development for quite some time. The AmigaBounty project page has screenshots and even more info for those interested. There’s a video of the browser in action, but beware of the cheesy soundtrack.

Source: Timberwolf (Firefox) Beta For AmigaOS

EFF’s HTTPS Everywhere Detects and Warns About Cryptographic Vulnerabilities

February 29th, 2012 02:28 admin View Comments


Peter Eckersley writes “EFF has released version 2 of the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension for Firefox, and a beta version for Chrome. The Firefox release has a major new feature called the Decentralized SSL Observatory. This optional setting submits anonymous copies of the HTTPS certificates that your browser sees to their Observatory database allowing them to detect attacks against the web’s cryptographic infrastructure. It also allows us to send real-time warnings to users who are affected by cryptographic vulnerabilities or man-in-the-middle attacks. At the moment, the Observatory will send warnings if you connect to a device has a weak private key due to recently discovered random number generator bugs.”

Source: EFF’s HTTPS Everywhere Detects and Warns About Cryptographic Vulnerabilities

Ask Slashdot: How To Get Non-Developers To Send Meaningful Bug Reports?

December 13th, 2011 12:09 admin View Comments


DemonGenius writes “I’m in the midst of a major rollout of one of our primary internal applications at work and we have a beta version available for all the staff to use. The problem here is most of the staff don’t know how to send reports meaningful enough to get us devs started on solving their problems without constant back and forth correspondence that wastes both developer time and theirs. Some common examples are: screenshots of the YSOD that don’t include the page URL, scaled screenshots that are unreadable, the complaint that wants to be a bug report but is still just a complaint, etc. From the user’s perspective, they just send an email, but that email registers in our tracking system. Any thoughts on how to get the non-devs sending us descriptive and/or meaningful reports? Does anyone here have an efficient and user-friendly bug tracking system/policy/standard at their workplace? How does it work?”

Source: Ask Slashdot: How To Get Non-Developers To Send Meaningful Bug Reports?

Apple Releases iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 To Developers

September 30th, 2011 09:53 admin View Comments

iTunes Match

Apple has seeded iTunes 10.5 beta 9 with iTunes Match to developers of iOS Developer program with less than 4 days to go for Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event, where it is also expected to announce the release date of iOS 5 and iCloud.

According to the release notes, the latest beta version of iTunes 10.5 includes several performance improvements and bug fixes and is required for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta, which is currently available only to developers.

MacRumors reports that the latest beta version still has the following known issues:

  • “Scan and match” feature is not yet complete.
    • Some users’ tracks may not be recognized by iTunes Match even if the tracks are available in the iTunes Store, and those tracks will be uploaded to the users’ iCloud storage.
    • Some tracks may also be mis-matched to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.
  • Music can only be added to iCloud from one computer at a time.
  • Updating an iOS device to iOS 5 beta 7 may result in music failing to play. Users should turn off iTunes Match in settings and then turn it back on to restore functionality.

Apple had seeded the previous beta version of iTunes 10.5 almost three weeks back and has surprisingly not released iOS 5 beta since August 31st.

It is widely speculated that Apple will release iOS 5 along with iCloud, iTunes 10.5 and iWork for iOS in the second week of October.

[via MacRumors]

Source: Apple Releases iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 To Developers

Firefox 5 In Aurora Channel

April 14th, 2011 04:22 admin View Comments


blair1q writes has added a new intermediate development state, Aurora, to its Firefox development chain. Coming between Nightly-Build and Beta, it adds a fourth sense to the meaning of ‘the current version of Firefox’ (the Release version fills out the trope). And now they have populated the Aurora channel with what will eventually become Firefox 5. The intent is to reduce release-version cycle times by allowing more live testing of new features before the integrated code gets into a Beta version. The inaugural Aurora drop includes ‘performance, security and stability improvements.’ Firefox 5 is scheduled to enter Beta on May 17, and Release on June 21. Downloads of all of the active channels are available from the Firefox channels webpage.”

Source: Firefox 5 In Aurora Channel

Just In Time To Pig Out For The Holidays, Foodspotting Beta Hits On Android

December 24th, 2010 12:52 admin View Comments

It was exactly one year ago today that Foodspotting sent out the first test build of their app to a few iPhone users. Today they’re finally doing the same for Android — and they’re opening the beta up to everyone.

Yes, the application which allows you to take pictures of your favorite foods and share them with a community of foodies is finally moving beyond the iPhone. When we first wrote about the app last March, people were already asking for an Android version in the comments. But the small team had their hands full developing the iPhone version and working on their website. But this past August, when announcing their new round of seed funding, Foodspotting revealed that work had begun on the Android version. And now here it is.

Be warned that it is very much a beta version of the app. As such, they haven’t released it in the Market yet. Instead, you have to turn on the ability to run non-Market apps on your device and visit this link from your Android phone to install it.

And while the app is missing some of the functionality of its iPhone sibling (namely much of the in-app social stuff), it looks very nice and fulfills the main purpose of Foodspotting: spotting food. It also brings the ability to syndicate out your food pictures to Twitter, Facebook, and even Foursquare (their newest integration).

So when you’re pigging out tonight, if you’re an Android user, now you can show the world too!

Source: Just In Time To Pig Out For The Holidays, Foodspotting Beta Hits On Android

Beta Version of Nevercookie Released

November 22nd, 2010 11:41 admin View Comments

wiredmikey writes “Anonymizer has released a beta version of Nevercookie, the recently announced Firefox plugin designed to protect against the Evercookie, a JavaScript API built and made available to prove that the more you store and the more places you store it, the harder it is for users to control a Web site’s ability to uniquely identify their computer. Evercookie is a more persistent form of cookie that enables the storage of cookie data in a number of different locations, such as Flash cookies and various locations of HTML5 storage. This allows websites to track user behavior even when users have enabled private browsing. Because an Evercookie stores data in locations outside of where standard cookies are stored, an Evercookie can rebuild itself unless users go through a number of steps to completely clear and reset their local storage.”

Source: Beta Version of Nevercookie Released

MySpace Revamps Site To Recapture the Magic

October 27th, 2010 10:27 admin View Comments

Ponca City writes “MySpace has unveiled an overhauled website and logo as it attempts to recapture the magic that led it to top the social-networking sphere. According to the report ‘MySpace is positioning itself for the so-called Gen Y crowd, or those roughly between 10 and 30 years old.’ A beta version of the new website will start rolling out Wednesday and is slated to be accessible to users globally by the end of November. Plans are for the site to focus on entertainment with the home page constantly updating items about music, movies and television shows that are most discussed on the site at any one time.”

Source: MySpace Revamps Site To Recapture the Magic