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Windows 7 RC might be out May 5th for public

Windows 7 RC might be out May 5th for public

According to Microsoft's Partner Program website, we'll see Windows 7 RC drop on May 5th for the public. There were reports that MSDN subscribers were able to download the new Windows 7 version, but it turns out to have been a slip up on Microsoft's part by posting a page early.

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SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry public beta starts Dec 30th

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry public beta starts Dec 30th

Sling have set a release date for the SlingPlayer Mobile software for BlackBerry smartphones, first announced at the beginning of 2008.  The software, which allows you to watch streamed video from your SlingBox over a WiFi or 3G connection, will go into public beta come December 30th, at which point it will be available to download for those with BlackBerry handsets running OS 4.5.

 

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Windows 7 expected in beta after first of the year

Windows 7 expected in beta after first of the year

While there was initial speculation that a public beta was a ways off yet, it seems Microsoft will be cranking out the first public beta of Windows 7 sometime after the first of the year, as just confirmed by Keith Combs of Technet.

Those who attend the Microsoft Developer's Conference starting on January 13th should gain access to DVDs with the new Windows 7 beta on it. Those who attend these events in Chicago and Minneapolis will most likely be the first to receive copies.

Even though dubbed as a "first beta," it now seems Microsoft has accelerated their Windows 7 roll out schedule, giving them plenty of time to introduce further tests throughout 2009 and perhaps even offer an official release sometime next year, rather than in 2010.

[via Electronista]

Windows 7 pre-beta features leaked

Windows 7 pre-beta features leaked

We've been hearing about Windows 7 for quite some time now and as information leaks out, we're getting a better idea about what this new operating system will contain. Specifically, it's very Vista-esque. However, today we've learned the pre-beta release, which is set to be distributed to developers at PDC, will not be outfitted with all the Windows 7 beta has to offer. 

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Wrath of the Lich King Beta invitation arrives!

Wrath of the Lich King Beta invitation arrives!

Since it was announced earlier in the month that the beta keys were being emailed out for Wrath of the Lich King, I've been pretty much checking my email non-stop. Well last night I finally saw the email I was looking for. That's right, we can now bring you firsthand details of the beta.

Beta registration opens for Wrath of the Lich King

Beta registration opens for Wrath of the Lich King

We were hoping to hear some kind of announcement regarding the status of the Wrath of the Lich King Beta during Blizzard's WWI. There was little information to be had at the event, however, they have just announced that they are now taking applications for the beta.

iPhone firmware V. 2.0 Beta 3 – first looks

iPhone firmware V. 2.0 Beta 3 – first looks

The latest update to the iPhone’s firmware beta has become available and our own Vincent Nguyen has gotten his hands on it. The build number is 5A240d, Vincent has been running the second version of the beta for a couple of weeks and he said he immediately noticed a major improvement in system stability after upgrading to this latest firmware.

New enhancements include being able to save images from safari as well as the ability to search your contacts. They also apparently fixed a lot of the bugs that were found in the second beta release.

There are also some other new features included such as more settings for your calendar and a lot of new mail settings. Vincent is apparently also toying around with PWNAGE with the iPhone Dev Team reporting that these days cracking the latest firmware is as simple as doing “a simple byte search”. So, it’s nice to see things moving along in both the official and unofficial iPhone development worlds.

[via iPhoneBuzz]

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