BGR for iPhone updated

By on July 20, 2011 at 8:01 PM.

BGR for iPhone updated

The recently-redone BGR for iPhone app has been incredibly popular with iOS users ever since we relaunched it, but there were a few things that could have been better. There’s a new version 2.1 update of the app live in the App Store, and we’ve listened to your feedback to make some great changes to the app. Grab the update, let us know how you’re liking it, and also tell us what you’d like to see in the next version, alright?

P.S. We’re working on BGR apps for all major mobile and tablet platforms, so if you’re not an iOS user, just sit tight — they are coming soon. More →

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BGR for iPhone now available!

By on July 1, 2011 at 3:17 PM.

BGR for iPhone now available!

We were one of the first publications with a dedicated iPhone app years back, but since then the app has become a little… stale. Well, we’re back with a brand new BGR app for the iPhone and it’s completely redone from the ground up. For starters, you’re able to view the most important stories right on the first tab, in addition to all recent articles as well. We have full gallery viewing built-in, along with the ability to just view your favorite category so you only see the news you want. There’s also support for sharing via Twitter, Facebook and email, and best of all — push notifications for breaking news alerts. We made the app in partnership with Sourcebits, one of our favorite mobile development companies. The app is live in the App Store now as a free update for iPhone and iPod touch devices, and we’re working on an iPad version in addition to an Android app. Hit us with feedback in the comments so you can help shape the next update of BGR for iPhone; we promise the next update won’t take so long. More →

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Skype 5 beta for Mac now available

By on November 4, 2010 at 10:18 AM.

Skype 5 beta for Mac now available

Today, Skype announced that a beta version of its chat software, Skpe 5.0 beta, is now available for Mac users. The software has several new features, including:

New call control bar — Hang up, mute and more from a mini Skype toolbar that sits on top of any web pages, documents or photos you’ve got open
Search chat content to easily navigate past conversations
Offline IM so that you can send and receive instant messages even if the recipient is offline
Personalise contacts via user profiles
Quickly rejoin calls if your Internet connection fails momentarily
Floating Contacts Monitor to see your online contacts and contact groups

The updated client brings the company’s Mac offering more inline with its Windows counterpart. Hit the read link for all the info. More →

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AT&T offering new GoPhone plans starting October 3

By on September 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM.

AT&T offering new GoPhone plans starting October 3

AT&T has just sent out a quick press release to inform us of several new prepaid GoPhone plans they will be launching on October 3. The company will offer an “Unlimited Daily Talk and Text” plan which will afford customers the “flexibility of unlimited calling and texting with the two dollar rate plan charge only applying on days when they make or receive voice calls, use IM or send a text, picture or video message.” AT&T will also be offering a more traditional $60 per month “Unlimited Talk & Text” plan; 200 MB of data can be added to the plan for an additional $15. Finally, AT&T will be offering a “Simple Rate” plan that bills users $0.10 per minute for calls made and received. “AT&T GoPhone unlimited plans include nationwide calling and texting, as well as texting to Mexico, Canada and more than 100 countries worldwide,” writes AT&T. Hit the read link to check out the full release. More →

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