Monday, October 10, 2011


CrossReader is still in closed beta, but it is a promising content discovery tool for tablet and mobile devices. It can find relevant content for the page you currently reading, suggest in a non intrusive manner and allow to preview it.

You can watch their introduction video here.

They are funded by JVP Media and started with their idea 2 years ago.

Let's hope they will be out of private beta soon.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Beta test AIM 6

This week AOL started new series of beta test for AIM 6.
Some examples of features slated to be added are proxy settings, several cool skins, and a one-click method to send an SMS text message to your buddy. This is just a subset of upcoming features and you will be the first to use and submit your comments against them.

The new version of the AIM 6 beta software is You may determine this by going to Help and then selecting About AIM. This release incorporates the following new features:

  • The Buddy Notes feature, also known as Buddy Notes in AIM 5.9. The Edit/New Buddy window now offers a Notes field. The Notes entered against a buddy are surfaced in the Quickview tooltip for that buddy.
  • A new theme, black chrome, has been added to the color changer, accessible from the small circular button next to Help on your Buddy List.

The new build also offers some functionality changes:

  • A self-extracting installer will be used to deliver the build to your machine. This means that there should be fewer problems with downloading installers for this and future versions of the software.
  • The Notifications window has been redesigned to look much smaller and use Arial font text as opposed to the Times New Roman font that was used in previous versions of the software.
  • The Settings window is now accessible from the Sign On screen. To get to it, simply select or enter an already-saved user name in the Screen Name field and then either click the Settings link below the Sign On button or go to Edit then select Settings.

They look forward to your active participation in another round of beta testing.

"We encourage you to use the resources provided in this site such as Known and Fixed issues, Message Boards , and the Feedback or Bug Report forms." [via Beta AOL]

So download beta AIM 6, and get started.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Help Test Democracy Player

If aren't familier with Democarcy Player here something from their About:

"There's an opportunity to build a new, open mass medium of online television. We're developing the Democracy internet TV platform so that watching internet video channels will be as easy as watching TV and broadcasting a channel will be open to everyone. Unlike traditional TV, everyone will have a voice." [via About Democracy]

The new Democracy Player 0.9.6 release candidate includes some nice new features:
  • ability to watch any folder on your computer for new videos
  • resume playback functionality
  • more keyboard shortcuts
  • better Windows Vista compatibility.
You can download it here: Democracy Player 0.9.6 RC

You can report bugs here: file a bug report.

Keep in mind that this is pre-release software and may contain serious bugs.

Beta test Office On Demand from has released a feature for the Office addicts - Office On Demand (tentative name). It will allow you to save Microsoft Office documents to you Box and currently available for Windows XP and Vista for Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access both in 2007 and 2003.

"A small “Save to” button will appear as a button in your toolbar section of the Office app - upon clicking, you’ll be able to login and upload your file to Box. Extremely useful if you’re jumping between computers or devices. We’ll be adding Box Network sharing functionality soon as well." [via Blog]

Download and let them know what do you think.

Something off topic. Blogger added a new feature that automatically saves drafts. they should call it a beta feature, since it didn't work, and I had to write this post again.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Opera Mini Beta - new Dimension

Opera is getting ready new beta for their Opera Mini, and you can be notified by email or on your IM when it is ready.

"Be the first to look at the next generation of Opera Mini, code-named Dimension! Sign up to receive an alert when the beta is ready for the world. You can leave your email address or one of your usernames for an instant messaging client.

People like you are actively shaping the Web and that's why it's so important for us to collect and act on your feedback." [via Opera Mini]