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RIM Releases New Facebook Beta Version 2.0 For BlackBerry

RIM Releases New Facebook Beta Version 2.0 For BlackBerry

RIM today launched a 2.0 beta version of their Facebook for BlackBerry app that's available for download via the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This new release has a revamped interface and incorporates many new features including an improved news feed, new navigation controls, and support for Facebook Chat.

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YouEye: Simple Online Solution For Eye-Tracking, User-Testing

YouEye: Simple Online Solution For Eye-Tracking, User-Testing

For web designers, being able to track users' eye movements and behavior while looking through a web page is very helpful for determining which parts of the layout attract attention and which don't. But to do this can be difficult and may require special equipment that could be expensive. A startup company just announced today at LAUNCH a new web-based solution called "YouEye" to simplify this process.

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Microsoft Windows 8 MileStones Schedule With September Beta Release?

Microsoft Windows 8 MileStones Schedule With September Beta Release?

Microsoft Windows 8 seems to be moving along as various information leaked so far suggest a September beta release. The new OS will primarily target tablets with a more touch-aware interface and will support ARM processors. It may also focus on gaming and feature an adaptive 3D interface.

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Apple Releases Third beta of iOS 4.3 to Developers

Apple Releases Third beta of iOS 4.3 to Developers

Today Apple released the third beta of iOS 4.3, called 8F5166b,  to developers for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This is the third beta release from Apple in three weeks. Details were not immediately available as to what is included in the release.

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iOS 4.3 Beta Released

iOS 4.3 Beta Released

Earlier this morning, there was a confirmation that the mobile hotspot feature, which the Verizon iPhone 4 has already installed, would be made available to all iPhone 4s in the wild, once iOS 4.3 landed in the future. Apple has made iOS 4.3 one step closer to reality, by releasing the first official build for developers, courtesy of their developer portal on Apple's website.

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Flash Player 10.2 Beta Announced by Adobe

Flash Player 10.2 Beta Announced by Adobe

New update! Plugins for those who love plugin updates so much they sit at the edge of their seat craving the update more than the movies and such they watch with the player! Today they (and you) get a 10.2 Beta release update for Flash Player just so long as they're on a Mac, Windows, or Linux machine. The biggest upgrade in this build is preliminary support of none other than Stage Video.

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Evernote 2.0 Beta for Mac – Now with Sharing and Notebooks Stacks [Plus: Mini Review]

Evernote 2.0 Beta for Mac – Now with Sharing and Notebooks Stacks [Plus: Mini Review]

As all you Evernote lovers on Macs might already have expected (and requested), the new version of Evernote will be including two of your most requested additions: Notebook Sharing and Stacks! You can get this Beta release today by clicking "update to beta versions" in your software update tab of you Evernote for Mac preferences and checking for updates. Before you do so, take a look below at what you'll be getting and be forewarned that because this is a Beta, there may be bugs that still have to be worked out.

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Bungie is Looking for Beta Testers, You Could be One

Bungie is Looking for Beta Testers, You Could be One

If you're someone who wants to be involved in something slightly secret, and be one of the first to know about an upcoming projects from one of the most high-profile video game developers in the world, then here's your shot to make it happen. Bungie has formally announced that the developer is opening up a casting-call of sorts. What they're looking for? Someone to fill in the Beta Tester shoes. And, surprisingly enough, the process is a pretty straight forward one.

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iOS 4.2 Beta 3 Now Available on Developer’s Site

iOS 4.2 Beta 3 Now Available on Developer’s Site

Without warning, as it usually goes, Apple has just released the latest Beta version for iOS 4.2. The third Beta is available for the iPhone and iPad, and it's now available for download thanks to Apple's developer site. So, if you've got the meant to access the download, you should be able to head into the portal right now, and start your download.

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YouTube Live Streaming trial kicks off

YouTube Live Streaming trial kicks off

YouTube has flirted with live streaming before now, using the technology for some high-profile events over the past year or so, but the Google-owned company is now looking to broaden that.  They're kicking off a trial of the YouTube Live Streaming platform, initially with Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood, but - assuming all goes to plan - with wider aspirations.

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Wikitude Drive AR sat-nav app for Android hits beta [Video]

Wikitude Drive AR sat-nav app for Android hits beta [Video]

Wikitude have announced the first beta of their augmented reality PND app for Android smartphones, Wikitude Drive, which overlays directions and guidance information on top of a live view of the road ahead.  Available in the Android Market today from 10am PST - though only for 2,000 downloads - Wikitude Drive is, the company reckons, safer than a standard PND because even when you're looking at the display, you're also seeing what's happening in front of your car.

Video demo after the cut

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

If you're a fan of the iPhone OS 4.0 right now, and you've tied to the developer program for Apple's mobile devices, then you can go ahead and have your say with the new mobile Operating System. iPhone OS 4.0 SDK is available right now for developers. This is the first of the Betas, so be sure to keep that in mind. And, as always, Apple suggests that you don't put this on your own, personal device, and keep it on your testing devices, because it is Beta, and bugs do happen.

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