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Facebook for Windows Phone enters beta, brings high-res photos and Timeline

Facebook for Windows Phone enters beta, brings high-res photos and Timeline

The connection between Microsoft and Facebook is becoming tighter as Microsoft has announced what they're calling the Facebook for Windows Phone Beta app program. This marks the first time that the Facebook app for Windows Phone will enter into an extensive beta program, but it will allow users to submit bugs and feedback to improve on the app.

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Google rolls out Chrome Office Viewer Beta, enables in-browser file viewing

Google rolls out Chrome Office Viewer Beta, enables in-browser file viewing

There are some universally annoying things the average Web surfer will encounter from time-to-time, and while the list is mostly made up of pop-up advertisements that bypass your ad-blocker, one of them is direct-file links to things like PowerPoint and Word files. Clicking one of these files results in it being downloaded and opened by the application, a potentially slow and usually unwanted action. Google aims to solve this problem with the launch of Chrome Office Viewer (Beta).

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Nintendo launches beta Miiverse online

Nintendo launches beta Miiverse online

Nintendo announced via a tweet on Wednesday that Miiverse can now be accessed online, giving users access outside of the Wii U for the first time and showcasing Nintendo's tentative trip into the social networking sphere. Nintendo is hailing this as a beta move, and so users should expect to see things shift around as it is refined and finalized.

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Razer Comms gaming communication service beta opened to the public

Razer Comms gaming communication service beta opened to the public

Razer has rolled out an open beta of its Razer Comms service, something it says is a one-stop-shop sort of communications solution for gamers around the world. Razer Comms initially started off as a closed beta, which supplied the company with feedback from those who were part of the program. Using that information, changes were made to the program, and now everyone can check them out.

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Adobe Lightroom 5 now available in beta form

Adobe Lightroom 5 now available in beta form

After a little over a year since launching Lightroom 4, Adobe has launched a public beta of Lightroom 5, which comes with some nifty new features. The new piece of software includes Smart Previews and an Advanced Healing Brush, allowing photographers and designers alike to edit their photos with even more detail than before.

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OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

It's inevitable that Apple is going to release new Mac models at some point this year, particularly new MacBooks, since the iMacs just received a recent refresh. On the software end, Apple recently seeded the second beta version of OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion to developers, and the code inside of the operating system hint at the possibility of 802.11ac WiFi for new Mac models sometime this year.

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Chrome 27 Beta now available, promises faster speeds

Chrome 27 Beta now available, promises faster speeds

Chrome 27 Beta browser has been released by Google, bringing with it some goodies for developers, as well as faster page loading to the tune of about 5-percent. Users who don't mind dippingo into beta territory can grab the latest download now from the Chrome beta page. We've got a run down of the new features and improvements after the jump.

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Sega announces Company of Heroes 2 closed beta

Sega announces Company of Heroes 2 closed beta

There are a number of military-themed shooters on the market today with some of the big ones being the Battlefield franchise and Call of Duty. A lot of gamers are also big fans of the Company of Heroes franchise and Sega has offered up some new news for the second game in the franchise. Sega will be running an exclusive early access beta phase that will launch on April 2 for Company of Heroes 2.

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NVIDIA GeForce 314.14 beta drivers available now

NVIDIA GeForce 314.14 beta drivers available now

NVIDIA never skimps on offering constant driver updates to its various graphics cards, and today the company released beta drivers that are optimized for the many games coming out this month, including SimCity, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Resident Evil 6, and Hawken PhysX just to name a few.

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Snapchat video lands on Android as a private beta

Snapchat video lands on Android as a private beta

Snapchat is an application that has been around for a while now for the iPhone. The app allows users to send pictures and short video clips to other users that are supposed to automatically delete themselves. The problem for a lot of users of the application was that a number of hacks have surfaced that make it rather easy to save content sent using the app.

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SimCity hosting another closed beta on February 16

SimCity hosting another closed beta on February 16

EA and Maxis are gearing up for another closed beta for their upcoming SimCity reboot. The companies hosted the first closed beta late last month, and now they're going for a second round. The beta will begin at 9 am ET on Saturday, February 16 and will run until 9 am ET on Sunday, February 17. Sign-ups for this second beta close on February 11, so be sure to get your name in ASAP.

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iOS 6.1.1 beta released to developers

iOS 6.1.1 beta released to developers

Apple released iOS 6.1 just early last week, and now the company has already seeded the first beta for iOS 6.1.1 to developers. It doesn't seem like a huge update at first glance, but there are some key improvements that are worth noting. Most importantly, Apple has worked on some major enhancements to its Maps app for Japanese users.

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