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BlueStacks beta available now

BlueStacks was reported to be in its alpha testing stages late last year and now it looks like the app has been upgraded to the next level. According to reports online, the Android app player for Windows has now reached beta testing level for the public to try out. Just in case you don’t know what BlueStacks is all about, it is a program that lets you run Android apps on your Windows computer – great for those apps that don’t have desktop or web versions at the moment. According to reports online, it works pretty well, running most Android apps without a hitch. If you’re interested in giving it a shot, head here to download it. At the moment, BlueStacks hasn’t figured out a business model to make money off its app yet, but expect to pay a fee in the future once the app is out of beta. By Ubergizmo. Related articles: BlueStacks brings Android apps to your Windows computer, Temple Run finally makes its way onto Android, BlueStacks beta available now
George Wong
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:47:06 …

What’s coming in Microsoft Office 15?

Curious to learn more about what’s coming in the next version of Microsoft Office? Paul Thurrott explains in an interesting series of article. The episodes we enjoyed best, are these two: What’s Coming in Microsoft Word 15What’s Coming in Microsoft Outlook 15
What’s coming in Microsoft Office 15?
Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:00:58 GMT

Back to basics: how to code an HTML5 template

Markup is a beautiful thing, and it certainly has changed over the years. What was effectively HTML1, has certainly progressed to an amazing semantic markup language, to which we can largely thank the W3C. And, what do ya know, the next thing to thank them for has come about – HTML5. Unlike previous version of HTML, where the code was mostly a limited structure that was determined by how you made use of the class and ID elements, html5 really attempts to provide much more structure. All of the layout can be created with semantic tags and elements that determine how you should structure, and, arguably more important, that help you structure each page. This produces code that is much more clean and readable than in previous versions of HTML, and really is something quite amazing. The new tags really require that you think about how you are structuring your page, which let’s be honest – in the end that is a great thing for us web designers and developers alike. Before understanding the s…

Next iPhone said to feature 3.5-inch display, 4G LTE; launching in fall

Following the circulation of a highly improbably rumor suggesting Apple’s next iPhone will feature a 4.6-inch display, a new report counters with claims that Apple’s sixth-generation smartphone will likely feature a display size in line with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Apple watcher iMore, which has accurately reported information regarding unannounced Apple products in the past, reports that the screen on Apple’s next iPhone will be the same size or at least roughly the same size as the iPhone’s current display. The site also claims that the phone will feature a new smaller dock connector and an embedded 4G LTE radio. The new iPhone will launch this fall according to iMore, which is in line with BGR’s exclusive report from last year. ReadNext iPhone said to feature 3.5-inch display, 4G LTE; launching in fall
Zach Epstein
Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:25:36 GMT

Browse Internet In 3D Using Mozilla Firefox 11 [Tip]

Not everything on the internet is there for productivity – sometimes you just do things because they’re fun, and because you can do them. Firefox browser has never been my personal favorite when it comes to picking the best (it’s just a personal preference for Chrome – I don’t have any facts to back it up with), but Firefox 11 came with a very intriguing aesthetic tool that is pure fun to play with, even if not that useful. Most of the seasoned Firefox users should already be familiar with the rather extensive Web Developer tools that come with Firefox, but with the 11th iteration of the browser, Mozilla has included an experimental 3D browsing view, enabling you to explore the internet in 3D! Read on to find out more. Unlike Google’s infamous April Fool’s joke, this one is the real deal. However, it’s not like websites will start popping out of your monitor in 3D; what you get is a simulation based on HTML wrappers and containers, separating them all and displaying them stack-wise, w…

Windows 8 Coming in October [REPORT]

Microsoft could finish Windows 8 this summer, with a possible release date in October, Bloomberg reports citing sources familiar with the matter. Furthermore, according to the same sources, Microsoft’s new OS will support both Intel and Arm processors from the get go. However, as much as 40 Intel devices will be supported in the initial rollout, compared to “fewer than five” ARM devices, Bloomberg reports. The company will likely host an event in April, in which it will reveal the release date and marketing details for Windows 8. The October time frame is pretty much the last possible date for Microsoft if it wants tablet manufacturers to ship devices sporting Windows 8 in 2012. A recent report claimed Lenovo plans to launch a Windows 8-based tablet device as early as October 2012. From what we know, Windows 8 development is on schedule. In February, Microsoft released a Consumer Preview version of the OS; we had a chance to try it out, and it was quite polished — and Microsoft st…

RIM confirms BlackBerry 10 heading to the PlayBook

It should come as no surprise that RIM is hard at work behind the scenes on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 software and hardware. Being based off of the QNX platform, the same OS that currently runs on the BlackBerry PlayBook, one would only imagine that the PlayBook would also receive the update. While the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software was only just released, RIM's VP of Product Management Rob Orr has confirmed that shortly after the release of BlackBerry 10 phones, the PlayBook software will also be updated, putting both phone and tablet on BlackBerry 10. As of now they are still looking to release the first BlackBerry 10 device at the end of 2012 and hopefully the PlayBook update is not too far behind. Source:'s feed sponsored by RIM confirms BlackBerry 10 heading to the PlayBook
RIM confirms BlackBerry 10 heading to the PlayBook
Jared DiPane
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:28:59 GMT