Download Steam Link beta and start playing your PC games on an Android device

Valve announced last week it will soon allow Android and iOS users to play their library of PC games on their mobile devices. Obviously, we’re talking about streaming your games from the PC/Mac to a smartphone, not actually running them from the Android or iOS device.

That can be achieved starting today by download the Steam Link beta app, which is now available for free via Google Play Store. If you’re an iPhone user, you’ll have to wait a while longer for the app to arrive in the App Store.

But how exactly does this work and how can you play your PC games from your couch on a smaller …


Visible pre-paid: how to join, when will it be out of beta, price details

Early this month, Verizon silently soft-launched a new carrier under its wing — Visible. It’s a prepaid service with its own app, which offers just one plan — unlimited everything for $40 per month.

The service runs on Verizon’s network and gives you LTE connectivity capped at a pretty adequate 5 Mbps speed, while video streaming is locked in at 480p (DVD quality). There is no data limit and throttling to speak of.

Purchasing a monthly plan is made super-simple via a proprietary app, where you can set up automatic renewals or just buy a package when you need …

Group MMS feature comes with OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 3/3T

Tomorrow, the OnePlus 6 will be unveiled in London at 12 noon EDT. But right now, members of the manufacturer’s Open Beta program are receiving OxygenOS updates to the OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 3/3T. The OnePlus 5 (Open Beta 10) and the OnePlus 5T (Open Beta 8) are receiving the update on Android 8.1, the OnePlus 3 (Open Beta 36) and OnePlus 3T (Open Beta 27) continue on with Android 8.0.

All four phones have the same changelist which includes the May Android security update, and the ability to edit dynamic icons like the ones for the weather, clock and calendar; the update also adds group …

BlackBerry announces first BBM Desktop beta coming soon to Android users

After trying its hand at BBM Desktop in the latest BlackBerry Messenger beta releases, the Canadian company plans to launch a more stable version in the not so distant future. In a post on its website, BlackBerry thoroughly explains what BBM users will get in the next update, and the highlight is BBM Desktop beta.

First off, not everyone will get the BBM Desktop beta, but those who do will see its icon in the Me tab. This first beta version of BBM Desktop will allow users to execute some actions like search, view and find various stuff:

Choose to view all their chats in a list or …

Android P beta released for Pixels, Nokia 7 plus, Essential Phone, Xperia XZ2, other phones

Google kicked its I/O conference with an announcement related to Android Things and Android Auto, but Android P got in the spotlight as well. Along with the official launch of the new Android OS for smartphones, Google confirmed that a beta build is now available for download.

However, unlike in the previous years when these beta builds were a Google Pixel/Nexus affair, for the most part, this time the search giant has decided to make Android P beta available to additional smartphones launched by other major companies.

Apparently, this is possible due to Project Treble, which means …

How to install the Android P beta on your Google Pixel or other eligible phone

Waiting: it’s not fun, is it? We know how that feels. After all, Google just announced a whole bunch of – quite frankly – pretty cool new Android P features, but we’ll have to wait several more months until we actually get them on our phones. Still, there’s a way to give Android P a try right now, as long as you have an adventurous spirit and… a compatible phone.

Google just made the Android P Beta publicly available for developers and nerdy individuals such as ourselves. And the software isn’t just at the disposal of Pixel phone owners. The Android P Beta can be installed …

Gboard for Android beta update now allows Android users to create custom GIFs

A beta update to Google’s Gboard keyboard app for Android now allows beta testers to create their own customized GIFs. This is found on version 7.2 of the app. To create your own GIF, open the GIF interface and tap on “My GIFS.” From there, click on “Make a GIF” to open the camera UI. Once you record up to 3 seconds worth of material, you have a choice to add several filters including question marks, breaking news, a slamming door and more.

Your creation will be kept in the My GIFS tab for future use. If you are a beta tester for the Gboard app and the feature is not appearing, it could …

Beta update to BBM for Android adds support for groups of 300 people, desktop chats and more

The BBM app for Android has received a beta update that includes several new features. The update raises the number of people allowed in a group chat to 300. In addition, if someone you are trying to call is busy and can’t answer the phone, you will see a message on the call screen, and hear a tone. And let’s say you’re tired of holding your phone all day, and want to continue your BBM chat on your desktop computer. BBM beta testers can do this with BBM Desktop.

You can get to BBM Desktop (which is in beta) by tapping on the Me icon on the bottom of the screen. Click on BBM Desktop, go to …

Pixel's "At a glance" widget available now to those beta testing the Google app for Android

An update to version 8.1 for the Google app beta for Android, adds the “At a glance” widget previously found only on the Google Pixel models. With the widget, you’ll be able to see calendar appointments and enjoy a link to Google’s weather app. The widget is available for phones running Android 7.0 or higher. And you do need to have the Google news and weather app installed on your handset.

While tapping on the weather did take us to Google’s weather app, tapping on the date on the left won’t bring you anywhere unless you have a calendar appointment in the Google Calendar app. If you do, …

Microsoft updates its To-Do beta app for Android

Microsoft has updated its To-Do beta app for Android. Before we get to the new features, suppose we tell you how you can sign up to be a beta tester for the app. Go to the Google Play Store and install Microsoft To-Do. After the app is installed, scroll down to the bottom of the listing page on the Google Play Store, and you’ll be asked if you want to be a beta tester. Opt-in, and that’s all you need to do.

Keep in mind that testing out new features on the app means that some of the new capabilities could be buggy. But that is the risk you take for being among the first to try out new innovations. …