RIM Releases BlackBerry World 3.0 Beta
Research In Motion today made a beta version of BlackBerry World 3.0 available to betazone testers. The new version of RIM's application store has been revised heavily, and features an entirely new home screen. Users can perform searches directly from the home screen, as well as access categories of apps faster. RIM moved some of the more popular categories to the home screen, as well. RIM says it also revised the behavior of the carousel that is used to casually browse through new and featured applications, and it will be updated more frequently. Last, RIM said that it has moved important app details so that they require less digging to find, and also added the ability to share apps to Facebook and Twitter. BlackBerry World 3.0 is available for free for registered betazone members. RIM did not indicate when it might be made available to the general public.
LG Home 4.0 Brings App Drawer to G5
LG has made an alternate home screen experience available to G5 owners that brings back the app drawer. The G5 initially launched with LG's UX 5.0 home screen experience, which removed the app drawer and kept all apps on the home screen panels.
BlackBerry Improves Priv's Launcher, Camera, and Keyboard
BlackBerry has updated several apps for the Priv smartphone and added several compelling features along the way. The Priv Launcher now includes separate views of personal and work apps, allows users to remove shortcuts from the home screen via flicking gestures, enables pop-up widgets by default, and improves overlays so users can see more information about apps and other settings.
Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Beta 2
Apple today made a second beta version of iOS 10 available to developers. According to Apple, the new beta contains bug fixes and other improvements.
Microsoft Releases Edge Browser for Android and iOS, Launcher for Android
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.