• Google opens its Android Auto beta program to more users

    11 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    Just like almost every other Google app on the Play Store, the Android Auto app has had a beta program. Until today, not everyone could join, as you would be prompted with a “this beta program is full” message if you tried to join. With Android 12 in the pipeline and coming as soon as late August, Google is expanding its beta program. The obvious goal is to get the latest version of Android Auto into the hands of more users so that bugs can be squashed ahead of the final release. In order to join the program, you'll need to follow these steps:
    Go to the opt-in page to beta test Android...
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  • New World Beta - Game Informer Live

    New World Beta - Game Informer Live

    11 days ago - By GameInformer

    New World goes is in beta, with the actual launch not too far away. Actual release is scheduled for August 31, but we're going in to explore the beta right now! Amazon Games' MMORPG has been under development for ages and gone through multiple iterations - how do things look right now with a month to go before release? Let's take a look! We explored some late-game expedition and PVP content a little bit ago, and now we're going in fresh for a new look at all things New World!
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  • Google expands Android Auto's beta testing program

    11 days ago - By Engadget

    Google has long run an Android Auto beta program, but joining it was almost impossible before today. Those who tried to take part often got an error message that said the program was maxed out. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. Google is expanding the program, giving anyone with an Android device and a willingness to put up with bugs the opportunity to test the platform's latest features before they're available to the public. "As a beta tester, you can help us build a better version of Android Auto. You can test how well new features work with your specific phone and vehicle in your...
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  • You can now try out the massive Nova Launcher 7 beta through Google Play

    You can now try out the massive Nova Launcher 7 beta through Google Play

    11 days ago - By Android Central

    Nova 7 completely rewrites the launcher, so the team took the time to get it right.
    What you need to know
    After seven months of beta testing through Discord, Nova 7 is rolling out to beta testers in Google Play.
    Nova Launcher 7 is a complete rewrite of the launcher's code and features.
    To try the beta, you need to join the Discord channel to provide feedback, then opt-in through Google Play.
    Nova Launcher has been one of the best Android launchers since the days when Google Play was still called Android Market, but it hasn't retained its king of the mountain status by resting on its...
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  • How to manage Safari tabs in iOS 15

    How to manage Safari tabs in iOS 15

    11 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Apple has revamped its Safari browser for iOS 15 - now in public beta. One new feature is the tab bar at the bottom of the screen. We show you how to use it.
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  • Google opens up Android Auto's beta testing program

    Google opens up Android Auto's beta testing program

    11 days ago - By The Verge

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
    Google is launching a new beta tester program for Android Auto , giving users the chance to get early access to features if they're prepared to put up with the potential instability of unfinished software. Android Auto has had a testing program, but attempting to sign up for it has shown a message warning that the program had reached its “maximum number of testers.”
    “As a beta tester, you can help us build a better version of Android Auto. You can test how well new features work with your specific phone and vehicle in your part of the world,”...
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  • Google's ‘about this result' feature will now show why you got your specific search results

    Google's ‘about this result' feature will now show why you got your specific search results

    11 days ago - By The Verge

    Google is updating its “about this result” feature for search results with an interesting new addition : context about how and why the company's algorithm landed on the specific results for the links that it surfaces when you search for things.
    The company added the “about this result” information box earlier this year as a way to help users properly vet sources that they weren't familiar with using data sourced from Wikipedia. The menu - accessed by clicking the triple dots at the corner of a search result- pops up and tries to provide additional background information about a...
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  • Microsoft Edge 92 is now generally available with new features

    Microsoft Edge 92 is now generally available with new features

    11 days ago - By Windows Central

    Collection screenshots, password health, and more are top billing for this release.
    What you need to know
    Microsoft Edge version 92 is rolling out to the production channel.
    It features new password health features and more.
    Microsoft also highlights other web features with today's release.
    Microsoft has today announced that the next version of Edge is now generally available and has begun rolling out to the production channel. Version 92 is the newest release, and Microsoft is highlighting a number of new features and enhancements coming to the browser with this latest update.
    First up...
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  • A new Minecraft: Bedrock Edition beta is now available to test

    A new Minecraft: Bedrock Edition beta is now available to test

    11 days ago - By Windows Central

    Keeping it simple.
    What you need to know
    Minecraft: Bedrock Edition has an ongoing beta program to test features and changes before they're released to the public.
    Today, Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta 1.17.20.23 continues to polish 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part One with new fixes.
    There aren't any new features or changes being tested under 1.18 'Caves and Cliffs Update' Part Two in this beta.
    Another week, another Minecraft beta. Mojang Studios is releasing Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Beta 1.17.20.23 to testers on Xbox, PC, and Android today with a fresh batch of bug fixes and general...
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  • Living the Beta Life: Testing Apple, Google, Microsoft pre-release operating systems

    11 days ago - By ZDnet

    The beta lifestyle can be a struggle at times but comes with the reward of previewing features before the general public. But should you try it?
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  • Google launches a new beta program for Android Auto - sign up now

    Google launches a new beta program for Android Auto - sign up now

    11 days ago - By Android Central

    Try out new Android Auto features first.
    What you need to know
    Google is launching a beta program for Android Auto.
    The program allows beta testers to try out upcoming features before they're released to everyone.
    Google recently rolled out on-screen games for Android Auto users.
    Google is no stranger to beta testing apps, and the latest beta program gives Android Auto users the chance to try out new features before they're released publicly.
    Google's new Android Auto beta program launches today, and AA users can sign up now to join. The company says that the program will help shape future...
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