Swype Beta for Android released for download

An updated version of Swype Beta for Android is now available for download. Earlier Swype was available only on mobile touchscreen devices which came pre-installed with it. The previous Beta version of Swype was also made also made available for a short duration of time last year. After that timed beta, this is the first time Swype beta for Android is being released for public download.

As reported earlier, an updated version of the Swype beta was slated for release today. The Android application has just been released at their website. To download visit here. One just needs to register with his email address and they will send a link for the download.

Swype is an very innovative application which allows text entry into mobile touchscreen devices in an entirely new method. The letters of the words you want to enter are swiped and then the application’s predictive text algorithm chooses the words you wanted to enter. According to the company officials the Swype predictive text algorithm boasts of an accuracy greater than 95%.

Swype Beta to be available for download

According to latest news, the wildly successfull and popular Swype software will be made available for download in its beta version in a few hours. Swype is a Ttouchscreen mobile application that allows text entry faster than any other method.

Untill now Swype was not available freely and only came pre-installed with few mobile devices. After the first release, the application had become highly popular and they had released a beta for a timed period last year. Within a few hours this is set to change as a beta version of the Android application will be available for download at the Swype website.

This application has totally revolutionised typing methods in mobile touchscreen devices. Recently a Swype user Franklin Page set a Guiness Book World record for fastest text entry on a mobile touchscreen device with a time of 35.54 seconds. The text was The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human,.

Source : TechCrunch

Soon be available for download here : Swype

Download iOS4 Golden Master Firmware For iPhone and iPod Touch

Steve Jobs announced the golden master candidate of the iOS4 for developers at the ongoing WWDC 2010. The Golden Master candidate of the iOS4 will be available effective immediately to all the developers. The finalclip_image001 version of the iOS4 will be released sometime soon. Developers can download the golden master candidate of the iOS4 by logging in to their developer account.

Here is the link to download the iOS4 Golden Master firmware. The iOS4 brings many new features with it like multitasking, Folders, integrated Retina Displaysupport, and an updated camera and photos application.

The iOS4 will be available as a free update for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners. All iPod touch owners, except the first generation, are also eligible for a free update to the iOS4 update. The iOS4 update for these iDevices will be released on June 21st.

Sadly, Apple did not mention when the iPad will get some iOS4 love.

WordPress 3.0 RC1 Released on 7th WordPress Birthday

Earlier today I told you on WordPress celebrating it’s 7th birthday, you can also check a post by Matt M on the birthday celebration.

However, in addition to that, WordPress has some more good news on it’s birthday, a release for WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1).

WordPress 3.0 RC1 contains several new improvement, including:

  • Custom menus are finished
  • WordPress MU or Multi-site is all set.
  • The look of the WordPress admin has been lightened up a little bit, so you can focus more on your content.
  • Plugin authors need to test their plugins to ensure they are compatible with WordPress 3.0.

So all excited? Then go help the folks behind WordPress celebrate their 7th birthday by testing WordPress 3.1 and filing bugs.

Note: This is a release candidate release of WordPress 3.0, though this may be stable, it is highly recommended not to try this out on a production blog.

Download WordPress 3.0 RC1 (Direct Download link)

Download Thunderbird 3.1 Release Candidate

Thunderbird 3 was quite a dampener for users who have been using this Microsoft Outlook alternative. Based on the comments on our Thunderbird 3 review, there have been quite a lot of disappointed users who could have done without the update.

Thunderbird 3.1

However, Mozilla has looked to rectify the issue with Thunderbird 3.1 and they have now released the first released candidate, Thunderbird 3.1 RC to the public for testing.

Some of the new features in Thunderbird 3.1 RC1 release include:

  • New Quick Filter toolbar
  • New Migration Assistant
  • Saved Files Manager
  • Several fixes to improve upgrading from Thunderbird 2
  • Several design improvements and corrections to the interface
  • Stability, memory, and password handling improvements

Thunderbird 3.1 RC1 is available for downloads for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in 44 languages. Users can download the Thunderbird 3.1 RC for their OS by visiting this link, for more information about the Thunderbird 3.1 RC visit this link.

Megaupload Downloader Downloads Files From Popular File Hosting Sites

[Windows only] There is no dearth of websites which allow you to upload files and share them with others. In addition to that, users also have an option to upload videos to sites like and Veoh.

Megaupload Downloader

However, while downloading those files users have to go through a barrage of wait times and ads, if you hate those, you can now download the files without having to wait and also batch download several files at once from multiple sites.

The Megaupload Downloader allows you to download files from popular sites like Megaupload, Rapidshare, Sendspace, Depositfiles, 4Shared, Mediafire, ZShare, Easy-share, Uploaded.to and more. In addition to that it also has support for video sites like YouTube and Veoh.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Overall Megaupload Downloader does the job very well, however, new users might get a bit confused with the interface because of the default use of the Italian language. You will have to change the language settings to English manually the first time.

The download interface is pretty neat with tooltips for the icons the app has. You can also easily add downloads and queue and pause them with the software. And to top it this is a Freeware and Open Source Software.

Overall it is a pretty good software if you are looking to download files from the sites listed above and more which have bells and whistles attached.

Rating: 2.5 / 5

Download Megaupload Downloader

Download Opera With WebM Support [Ubuntu]

Yesterday, Google has released WebM, the open source, royalty-free video format based on the VP8 codec. Opera Labs has already released a WebM supported version for its Opera Browser.

Here is what you need to get it in Ubuntu:

Open the Terminal.

  • Execute the command below to download it:

For 32-bit

wget http://snapshot.opera.com/webm/opera-10.54-21867-webm.i386.linux.tar.bz2

For 64-bit

wget http://snapshot.opera.com/webm/opera-10.54-21867-webm.x86_64.linux.tar.bz2
  • Extract using the command:

For 32-bit

tar xjvf opera-10.54-21867-webm.i386.linux.tar.bz2

For 64-bit

tar xjvf opera-10.54-21867-webm.x86_64.linux.tar.bz2
  • Close the terminal and go to the extracted folder (opera-10.54-21867-webm.i386.linux).
  • Double click on the file called “opera”. In the dialog, choose “Run”.

BestBuy’s Movie Download Service Ready To Launch

BestBuy will provide the service under the brand name CinemaNow. The service will allow users to download latest movies to their connected TV sets, Blue-Ray players and computers at a pay-per-download price. The service is expected to launch by the end of the month and will be powered by Sonic Solutions.  Rentals for new movies will be around $2-$4 while complete purchase would be somewhere between $10 to $20 depending on the title.

Unlike Netflix, the service will not offer any subscription based plans. The CinemaNow.com website by Sonic that currently already offers movie downloads will also be relaunched under the new ownership with a much more user-friendly interface. ┬áThis will put BestBuy in direct competition with Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu, fighting out a market which hasn’t been able to bring in much money yet. Walmart tried a similar thing recently by acquiring Vudu but hasn’t been able to make a big impact in the industry yet.

The only two things that can help BestBuy take over this market is offering latest titles and providing the service on a wide array of devices. Theoretically, BestBuy shouldn’t have a problem with either of these factors and if BestBuy can offer the service on a large number of devices that would make it different than services like Netflix and Hulu that only work on a limited number of devices.

New MediaGo Update Adds Multiple Download Support and More

Being downloaded as I write this, the free PlayStation media manager from Sony, MediaGo’s new update promises quite a ton of useful changes. The 91.2MB update contains these new features:-


  • The update allows users to download games/comics without having to connect their PSPs (PlayStation Portables) to the computer first. An amazing plus point because having to connect your device to MediaGo every time you download something from PSN (PlayStation Network) just looks silly.
  • Users can download and playback videos from the PSN and view them on their computers (in standard definition, as opposed to what one would see when they used their PlayStation 3)
  • Downloads can be queued something that was sorely missing in the previous versions and can be automatically sorted once downloaded. Very neat!

So who all have started downloading MediaGo?

[via Joystiq]

Vodafone Brings Songs For Mumbaikars For Just Re.1

Vodafone Free Music DOwnloadLooks like Vodafone is on a long run for pleasing it’s customers to any extent. We have already told you about Vodafone launching an App Store in India and Vodafone’s new customer support on Twitter. Now Vodafone has launched an unique scheme by which Vodafone subscribers can now enjoy latest music content on their phones almost for free.

This exclusive music download service is accessible on your GPRS mobile phone via Vodafone Live (Available to Vodafone customers). Songs are available in various categories such as Bhajans, Ghazals, New Age, current and more external hits. Customers will be charged Re.1 Per song download. But only 5 songs can be downloaded on one day. All your customisations will be saved on the Vodafone Live website for you to download later.

This service can be accessed by sending an SMS message LIVE to 111. The catch is this service is currently available to only the prepaid and postpaid subscribers of Mumbai however we may expect this service to be launched in other cities soon.

Image Via CellBharat