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Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 beta launches with Facebook Chat

March 17th, 2011

RIM has made Facebook for BlackBerry, version 2.0, available via its BlackBerry Beta World portal. The latest update includes support for Facebook Chat and messages — which will now automatically land in your unified mailbox. Provided that you leave yourself signed in, the app will automatically notify you of new chat messages, even if you don’t …

Nokia Software Updater for Mac launches in beta

March 17th, 2011

Nokia on Wednesday released an update to its Nokia Software Updater client for the Macintosh platform via its Nokia Beta Labs portal. The new bits will allow Mac users to update their Nokia phones’ firmware directly from their computers — as opposed to over-the-air. Nokia warns that the software is still in the development phase …

FaceTime for Mac exits beta, costs 99¢ in the Mac App Store

February 24th, 2011

Apple’s FaceTime video chat service for Mac exited beta on Thursday to coincide with the release of the company’s refreshed MacBook Pro line. It also comes bearing a new price tag: 99¢. FaceTime is Apple’s branded video calling service that allows Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and soon, iPad users to make video calls for free …

Apple seeds iOS 4.3 beta 3 to developers

February 1st, 2011

Right on schedule, Apple has released iOS 4.3 beta 3, build number 8F5166b, to developers through its online developer’s portal. The code is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’re in the throes of downloading the new bits as we speak. You do the same and be sure to let us know what …

Apple releasing iOS 4.3 beta 3 today; build 8F5166b?

February 1st, 2011

One of our Apple sources has just let us know that the company’s iOS 4.3 rampage isn’t slowing down. We have been told there will be yet another beta build posted for developers, wearing the build number 8F5166b, at some point today. This would be the third build of iOS 4.3 in just three weeks… …

Apple’s second OS X 10.6.7 beta now available for developers

January 26th, 2011

Just four days after Apple seeded its last Snow Leopard beta to developers, the company on Monday made a new version of OS X 10.6.7 available. Both the standard version and the server version of OS X 10.6.7 build 10J846 became available last night, and no official change log was provided. As with Apple’s last …

Google launches Cloud Print for Android, iOS

January 24th, 2011

Google announced a service called Cloud Print last year that enables users to print wirelessly and remotely from within Gmail and Google Docs. Though the service hasn’t garnered much media attention, it shows a great deal of potential and it removes some of the barriers associated with wireless printing. On Monday, Google announced that it is …

Apple may intro Windows Phone 7-like photo streaming service

January 21st, 2011

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, and considering that we see a new patent infringement suit pop up almost every day it seems, mobile industry players flatter each other constantly. In this latest round of adulation, it looks like Apple may be prepping a “Photo Stream” service that sounds a great deal …

Apple seeds OS X 10.6.7 beta to developers

January 21st, 2011

Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta build of its OS X 10.6.7 software to developers. OS X 10.6.7 build 10J842 comes exactly two weeks after Apple’s public release of 10.6.6, which brought the Mac App Store to Apple’s computer lineup. Apple later announced that the Mac App Store had served over 1 million downloads …

iPhone multitasking gestures demoed on video

January 20th, 2011

BGR exclusively reported on Wednesday that Apple is currently testing a variety of gestures on its iPhone. While the more interesting gestures are still locked away safely on the Apple campus, the task-switching gesture managed to come out to play in Apple’s recent iOS 4.3 beta software. Antoni Nygaard decided to laugh in the face …