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OS X Yosemite: beware the beta

OS X Yosemite: beware the beta

If you’re considering downloading the Beta of Apple’s OS X Yosemite, think twice. It’s not that the operating system itself is weak in any way, but if you’re an average user, you should not go rushing in to downloading this particular build at this particular time. The reasons you should avoid this Beta are simple.

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The OS X Yosemite beta is out… here’s what to do first

The OS X Yosemite beta is out… here’s what to do first

Apple doesn't normally pull back the curtain on software until it's fully ready, so it's no surprise that the OS X Yosemite Beta Program, launching today, has Mac users excited. Offering a chance to try out features like the new Spotlight and supercharged Notification Center, it's an unusual foot-in-the-door for the first million sign-ups. Still, beta software has its foibles, and so there are a few things you should consider before jumping at the early code.

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Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

With just about as little fanfare as possible, the folks at Valve have once again updated their design for the Steam Controller. This is the controller that users will be playing with when they engage in action with SteamOS - not required, but recommended by the operating system’s creators. This controller now has a new thumbstick.

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Apple’s OS X Yosemite public beta opens July 24th

Apple’s OS X Yosemite public beta opens July 24th

Apple promised a public beta for OS X Yosemite, and now it's delivering on that, with the work-in-progress software set to launch for eager early-adopters from Thursday, July 24th. The pre-release software won't require an Apple developer account in order to download, but will be the same version those coders are playing with to recreate their apps in time for the launch. However, you'll need to get in early if you want to try Yosemite first.

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OS X Yosemite public beta program coming soon

OS X Yosemite public beta program coming soon

Just as they said they would, Apple is releasing a public beta of their incoming OS X version, dubbed Yosemite. The beta program will be open to quite a few people later this month, but by Apple standards may end up more limited than you think. For those anxious to see the new Mac operating system, though, it’s an opportunity that might be hard to pass up.

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PlayStation Network down: just in time for Destiny Beta

PlayStation Network down: just in time for Destiny Beta

The Destiny Beta has begun, and just like clockwork, the PlayStation Network - aka PSN - is down. Due to high volume created by what we must assume IS the Destiny Beta release, PSN is experiencing "Connectivity Issues." You can see the official post via PlayStation Support - if you can access it - which suggests that you Try Again Later.

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Destiny Public Beta release: details and PS4 drop

Destiny Public Beta release: details and PS4 drop

On the morning of July 17th at approximately 11AM PST, we’ll begin seeing keys sent out for the Public Beta for Destiny. This game will be playable starting on the 17th by the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, while the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will have to wait until the 23rd of this month. Destiny Beta for the Xbox One will come in at around 12.63GB - massive - and we expect the PS4 version to deliver something similar.

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Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

There are already a plethora of music sources available on Sonos' wireless speaker system but what if you were tired of the same old hit tunes and craved for something different, something exotic, something barely anyone has heard of before? Well now Sonos can satisfy that craving as well, partnering with online music platform SoundCloud to bring listeners an even wider variety of tunes, genres, and names from all over the world.

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Destiny Beta release detailed: PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One

Destiny Beta release detailed: PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One

The Beta for Destiny will begin on the 17th of July, 2014, at 10AM PDT. This is a Thursday, and the first wave of openings will begin for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 only. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 opening will be beginning the following Wednesday.

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4th of July gaming: Transformers MMO goes Open Beta

4th of July gaming: Transformers MMO goes Open Beta

Starting tomorrow, Transformers Universe will go from Closed to Open Beta for the whole world. Users like yourself will be able to head to the Transformers Universe webpage, sign up, and jump in within the day. What’s excellent about this game beyond the fact that you can transform into a vehicle to travel from place to place is that this game works for both Windows PC and Mac!

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Nokia just made the smartest Android launcher around

Nokia just made the smartest Android launcher around

There’s a new Android launcher out this week by the name of Z Launcher, created by Nokia for the public to work with Android in a new intelligent way. Nokia’s hardware division may have been purchased by Microsoft, but their software teams are still in full swing, creating oddities like Z Launcher for the public to use and enjoy.

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iOS 8 beta 2 arrives: podcasting app, grayscale icons, and myriad fixes

iOS 8 beta 2 arrives: podcasting app, grayscale icons, and myriad fixes

Apple has let loose iOS 8 beta 2 today, and with it comes a bunch of fixes, general tweaks, and notable changes. You'll likely notice some speed increases with the update, but the handful of changes are what sticks out most, such as the Messages icons going grayscale.

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