Medium calls for testers for its Android beta app

While most people tend to gravitate towards micro-blogging or even just reading the "listicle" Buzzfeed type of articles, there are still people who prefer consuming long-form content and writing them as well. That's where apps and services like Medium come in, where aspiring writers and people who love to read those aspiring writers' words intersect. And now, they are calling on early adapters and Medium fans to help get their app off the ground by testing the Android beta version.

Text, call, video call on your browser with Skype for Web (US and UK)

If you're a Skype user, their mobile app has probably served you well, letting you converse with your family, friends and colleagues through free messages, audio calls, and video chats. But there are times when for one reason or another, you don't have access to the app itself but you still need to communicate with them. If you live in the US and UK, you can just now log on to your Skype account through the web portal and you'll be able to do so.

QiLaunch Wear now availalbe in beta testing for your Android Wear

While smartwatch screens are obviously smaller, it is still sometimes time consuming, not to mention battery consuming, to tap and swipe down your menu, especially when you have a lot of apps and sub-folders on your wearable. Thank goodness for smartwatch app launchers eh? A new one called QiLaunch Wear is now available for beta testing, and it aims to just reduce the time and effort to look for apps but also preserve your Android Wear-run smartwatch's battery life.

BBM Beta shows off Material Design, message editing, private chats

It took them a while to catch up in terms of design, but at least Blackberry is getting there when it comes to its strongest remaining product to date. BBM (Blackberry Messenger if you didn't know yet) is finally getting a Material Design upgrade, as well as new features to "make it even better" for its more than a million users worldwide. The update however is still in its beta phase, so it might not still work perfectly as you would expect.

AppChat now moving on to beta phase with more new features

A few weeks ago, we told you about a new messaging app that allows you to create chat rooms for any of the apps you've downloaded, either to ask for advice, give advice, or basically just connect with anyone using the same app. While AppChat was still in the alpha phase, the developers received a lot of feedback and have given users 17 updates. But now, they're ready to move on to the next phase which is bringing the app to beta mode.

Adblock Plus mobile browser beta stops ads cold

Odds are that most of us are familiar with Adblock Plus, it’s the browser plug-in that will block all the ads we are inundated with as we try and surf the web. Adblock Plus has now announced that it is bringing that same ad blocking capability to mobile device users via what it claims is the first mobile browser designed from the ground up to block ads.

Meerkat now available in beta version for Android

Meerkat is once again, one step ahead of its main competitor, Twitter's Periscope when it comes to getting into the Android market. Just two weeks after the live video streaming service opened up its doors for beta testers, they have now released the official beta version, available for all Android users through the Google Play Store. Meanwhile, Periscope has not yet announced anything official about moving on to Android, despite assurances that they will be on the platform soon.

Meerkat live video streaming service now accepting Android beta testers

It's shaping up to be an almost battle between the live video streaming services. Twitter just recently launched their own service called Periscope, but they weren't the first one out the door. Meerkat caught mobile users' attention when it made its debut at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) tech and arts festival in Austin. People thought that Twitter's entry into that still very small market will mean Meerkat will go away meekly. But don't count them out, as they have just announced that they are opening their Android beta for testers.

Ting GSM SIM card enters open beta

Ting has announced that its GSM SIM card service is now in open beta for anyone to sign up and try out. All users need to participate is a Ting GSM SIM card, which sells for $9 and an unlocked mobile phone. Invitations to participate are no longer required.

Sonos beta update: multiroom features, smoother switching

Audio streaming app Sonos has brought (and brought back) several new features to its beta version, and it looks like they're really pushing multi-room features and functionalities to attract even more audiophiles to try using their app. The update gives users the ability to switch faster and more smoothly in between their different music sources, accessing all of them just by using one app.
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