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Krita 3.0 BETA builds released

Krita 3.0 Beta had been released today after over 80 fixes had been carried out in Krita since the last Alpha build. In addition to this, improvements where made on the windows build which fixed all the scary G’Mic crashes on windows. Krita 2.9.9 changelog G’Mic is fixed so that it uses OpenMP for multi-threading on Linux and Windows! This is a big performance increase from Krita 2.9 which was single-threaded.

Tails 2.0 Beta 1 Linux OS released

Tails 2.0 Beta 1 Linux OS recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Vivaldi Browser Beta 2 released

Jon von Tetzchner (Co-Founder/CEO) of Vivaldi recently announced the launching of Vivaldi browser Beta 2 just in time for Christmas. According to Jon – “Early this year, we released our first Technical preview. Since the release of TP1, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback, encouragement, and support. The idea of making a browser for our friends and ourselves seems to have resonated with lots of people around the world.

Kore 2.0 Beta – Kodi/XBMC remote for Android released

Kore 2.0 Beta recently released is the official Kodi/XBMC remote for Android released and its available for Beta testers. Kore aims to be a simple, easy to use and beautiful remote that lets you control your Kodi / XBMC media center from your Android device. Kore Features: Control your media center with an easy to use remote; Including several colour themes; See what’s currently playing, including relevant information (movies, TV shows, music, pictures and addons); Change, sync or download subtitles; Switch to the desired audio streams; All the usual playback and volume controls at your disposal; Toggle back and forth between windows or full screen playback in Kodi Add, check and manage the current playlist; View what is in your media library with details about your movies, TV shows, music and add-ons; Direct link to relevant IMDb website for extensive information; Library maintenance like clean and update; Wake-on-LAN and other power control actions that the selected device supports; Send YouTube videos to your currently selected media center; Send text to the instead of using the keyboard in Kodi Kore 2.

Angular 2 Beta released by Google

Angular 2 Beta recently released by google, is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications. Angular computes updates based on changes to data, not DOM, for fast updates that scale to the largest data sets with minimal memory overhead. Angular 2 is dramatically faster than Angular 1 with support for fast initial loads through server-side pre-rendering, offline compile for fast startup, and ultrafast change detection and view caching for smooth virtual scrolling and snappy view transitions.

Chrome 48 Beta Introduces Present to Cast with Custom Notification Buttons, and Network Estimation

The latest Chrome 48 Beta release, introduces Present to Cast with Custom Notification Buttons, and Network Estimation. The latest release of Chrome on Android now allows mobile sites to present to Google Cast devices using the standards-based Presentation API and the Cast Web SDK. In the latest Chrome release, sites can now add custom buttons to notifications, enabling users to complete tasks entirely within the notification. Developers can now use NetworkInformation.

tvOS 9.1 beta 3 released

tvOS 9.1 Beta 3 provides support for developing tvOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for tvOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others. tvOS SDK 9.1 Beta 3 hightlights: AVKit On tvOS, AVPlayerViewController automatically resumes playback when video playback stalls. This will prevent clients from programmatically pausing playback, as a programmatic pause will appear to be a stall and playback will immediately resume.

iOS 9.2 Beta 4 released by Apple with Siri, Safari fix and for Public Testers and Developers

iOS 9.2 beta 4 recently released, provides support for developing iOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for iOS and OS X. A notable update in this release is Arabic language support with Siri for the first time. iOS 9.2 beta 4 changelog: A user updating to an iOS 9 GM build from a seed build may see duplicate dictionaries in the definition dictionary list if the user switched primary language, added secondary languages, or added new keyboards.

Google Launches Chrome Beta Browser for iOS with 3D Touch Support

Google has recently added iOS to the list of platforms getting beta versions of its Chrome browser (Chrome Beta Browser for iOS), as the company has released an early build of the application through Apple’s new TestFlight platform. Acquired last year to provide developers with easier access to early versions of software, TestFlight now allows users to download a new beta build of Chrome beta that adds a number of new features, including support for 3D Touch.

Apple Music for Android Beta version now released

Apple has just released the beta version of its music app “Apple Music on Android”. This release comes with a few updates and should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 4.3 and above. The app may be available in all the countries. If your version does not run it, please let us know. Notes about the beta period: Music videos are coming soon. Family membership sign-ups and upgrades require Mac or iOS.

TeamViewer Launches TeamViewer 11 Beta with QuickSupport SOS button

TeamViewer recently announced the release of TeamViewer 11 Beta, the 11th version of its flagship software. TeamViewer addresses the need for increased functionalities for mobile working and support for the trend of “bring your own device”. TeamViewer 11 provides users with a smart solution, which can be seamlessly integrated into their business environment, for a consistent and efficient user-experience. TeamViewer 11 also comes with a variety of “firsts and easiests” – including unattended access to Android devices, support for Chrome OS and headless Linux servers.

Mozilla Firefox 43.0 Beta 1 release with GTK3 Integration for GNU/Linux Only

Mozilla recently announced the release of Firefox 43.0 Beta 1, which comes with a number of new features and improvements. One notable feature is GTK3 integration (GNU/Linux only) and automatic showing of the on-screen touch keyboard on Windows 8 and higher. Other New Features: Improved API support for m4v video playback 1 Search suggestions can be displayed in the Awesome Bar WebRTC streaming on multiple monitors Developer: User selectable second block list for Private Browsing’s Tracking Protection Bind F1 key to open the settings when the toolbox is focused New ‘Use in Console’ context menu item in Inspector to store selected element in a temporary variable Search button next to overridden CSS properties to find similar properties in the rules view Ability to filter styles from their property names in the rules view Stack traces are now shown for exceptions inside the console Added ability to display server-side logs in the console Ability to choose resolution for the GCLI screenshot command Subresource integrity allows developers to make their sites more secure Network requests in Console now link to Network panel instead of opening in a popup Unprefixed ‘hyphens’ property is now supported WebIDE now has a sidebar-based UI The ‘transform-origin’ property is now supported on SVG elements Animation inspector now displays animations in a timeline Markup view shows indicators for pseudo-classes locked for elements Fixes: Eyedropper tool does not work as expected when page is zoomed For more information, see the official changelog for yourself.

Atom 1.2.0 Beta, a Text Editor released comes with new features and bugfixes

Atom 1.2.0 Beta recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Microsoft to test run release of the Cortana for iOS beta with limited users

Microsoft is currently introducing Cortana for iOS beta as part of its Windows Insider Program. As we already know, Cortana is like your personal digital assistant, that helps you get things done, by learning more about you every day. Cortana helps you be more productive by completing basic tasks like sending emails, scheduling events, and using the power of Bing to quickly search your devices, the cloud, or the web. Cortana’s also the best at reminders, delivering them at the right time and place so you forget less and can do more.

Vivaldi Internet Browser now moves to Beta stage

Following the successful release of Vivaldi Technical Preview 3, Vivaldi today unveiled the beta version of its free web browser packed with features and capabilities designed for the web’s most demanding users. According to information posted on Vivaldi’d blog page, After more than 2 million downloads of Vivaldi’s technical previews, the beta release marks the firm transition of Vivaldi from a tool for early explorers to a browser anyone can use to navigate the web with speed and power.

Corona Now Offers Mac App and Win32 App Support

Last week, Corona announced that it will bring Mac App and Win32 App support to the Corona platform, as part of its planned new platforms theme for 2015. Since the announcement was made, they have been conducting private betas with a small group of Corona developers. Mac App and Win32 App betas has now been opened to everyone in the Corona community. Download Corona daily build 2015.2687 (or later) to get started.

Mozilla Firefox to begin displaying ads on homepage

According to the latest post on Mozilla’s blog page, Mozilla will start displaying ads on Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Note this ads would be displayed on the beta browser meaning Beta testers would start seeing ads displayed within the suggested tiles when you open up a new tab. This is following an 18 months improvement work on their digital advertising experiences for the Web. Following the release of two products, Directory Tiles and Enhanced Tiles, last November, Directory Tiles have proven that Tiles can deliver successful advertising in Firefox and Enhanced Tiles was our first step to show it is possible to deliver personalization while respecting privacy.

Fedora 22 beta released

Fedora 22 beta recently released, comes with lots of changes, features and bugfixes. A notable change is Yum has been replaced with dnf as the default package manager. Dnf has very similar command line options and configuration files compared to yum but also has several major internal changes including using libsolv in coordination with friends from the openSUSE project for faster and better dependency management. Fedora 22 beta release notes Plasma 5, the successor to KDE Plasma 4, is now the default workspace in the Fedora KDE spin.

LibreOffice for Android Beta released

The Document Foundation (TDF) have announced the release of LibreOffice for Android beta in the Google Play Store, allowing mobile users to access Open Document Format (ODF) files from devices such as tablets and smartphones. The first release of LibreOffice Viewer handles text documents and basic presentations. Support for spreadsheets have been included in an early form, while support for more complex presentations is planned for a future release. Users are invited to download and test the application, although care is advised for production environments.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.2 Beta

The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.2 beta version. This release adds a number of new components and improves the existing desktop. This release of Plasma comes with some new components to make your desktop even more complete: BlueDevil: a range of desktop components to manage Bluetooth devices. It’ll set up your mouse, keyboard, send & receive files and you can browse for devices KSSHAskPass: if you access computers with ssh keys but those keys have passwords this module will give you a graphical UI to enter those passwords Muon: install and manage software and other addons for your computer Login theme configuration (SDDM): SDDM is now the login manager of choice for Plasma and this new System Settings module allows you to configure the theme Read On

Chrome OS 40 Beta channel updated

The newest Chrome OS 40 Beta channel release includes several new developer features to help you make richer, more compelling web content and apps, especially for mobile devices. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Service Workers This release adds service workers, a powerful new API that allows developers to make sites work offline by intercepting network requests to deliver programmatic or cached responses.