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iOS 7 beta 6 arrives ahead of schedule, available now

iOS 7 beta 6 arrives ahead of schedule, available now

The latest beta installment of iOS 7 before the Gold Master version begins heading out, beta 6, was rumored to become available some time next week, according to sources who spoke to BGR. In a surprise change of events, however, the sixth installment has just been released by Apple, bringing with it 13.5MBs' worth of improvements and bug fixes.

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iOS 7 beta 6 reportedly arriving next week as last build before GM

iOS 7 beta 6 reportedly arriving next week as last build before GM

It seems like the iOS 7 beta period is coming to a close. We've seen five betas already, each of which have come with improvements and new features, and it seems that Apple is happy enough to send out one more beta before shipping the Gold Master version to carriers and partners, which is expected to take place on September 5.

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Apple TV beta brings iTunes music buying functionality

Apple TV beta brings iTunes music buying functionality

On Monday, Apple TV beta software was made available, and within it are signs that the company will be restoring iTunes music purchases to its set-top media box. While present users can only buy TV shows and movies via Apple TV, with the feature found in the latest beta release, those same users will be able to browse, preview, and buy songs and albums as well.

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Google Babel project aims for real-time translation in phone calls

Google Babel project aims for real-time translation in phone calls

Remember Google Babel? It was the rumored name of what is now called the rebranded Google+ Hangouts. However, Project Babel still exists, and it deals with language translation. Google is working to turn phones into "universal translators" of sorts, so when you talk into the phone in one language, the person you're calling will hear a real-time translation in their native language.

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FEAR Online official, beta sign-ups happening now

FEAR Online official, beta sign-ups happening now

The popular horror-themed first-person shooter series FEAR is back, and this time it's going free-to-play. Aeria Games has announced FEAR Online, an online, free-to-play approach of Monolith's horror FPS series. FEAR Online will take the singleplayer aspect of the game and turn it into an online multiplayer experience.

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Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

If you've been wondering why Apple's Developer portal was down for a few days, blame it on a security breach. Apple announced yesterday that their dev center was hacked into, but no personal information was accessed, thankfully. So who's behind the intrusion? A security researcher is taking the credit.

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iWork iCloud public beta rolling out today: here’s what you’ll get

iWork iCloud public beta rolling out today: here’s what you’ll get

What was once a private beta meant only for developers is now trickling out into the public. For those who signed up to be invited to the public beta of iWork for iCloud should be getting them now. Apple originally unveiled the new cloud-based office suite at WWDC last month, and now the software is ready for a public chewing as the company looks to get feedback before an official launch.

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iOS 7 beta 3 reportedly arriving July 8

iOS 7 beta 3 reportedly arriving July 8

We've already seen two betas of iOS 7 that have arrived for developers, the second of which came with significant improvements as far as bugfixes are concerned. The second beta only came out earlier this week, but it's always nice to think ahead, right? That's why we're gearing up for the release date of the third beta for iOS 7, which is said to land on July 8.

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Facebook details Android app beta program

Facebook details Android app beta program

Google announced a new setup during I/O that would allow developers to launch a beta app testing program through the Play Store and it looks like Facebook has become the latest to get that up and running. Facebook has only recently announced the beta program, which is open to all who want to participate. Aside from the announcement of the beta program, Facebook has also shared some details on how they plan to update moving forward.

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AOL Reader arrives in private beta, sets sights on RSS competition [UPDATE]

AOL Reader arrives in private beta, sets sights on RSS competition [UPDATE]

As Google Reader slowly comes to a close and other developers pick up where the search giant left off, AOL looks to be joining in on the fun with an RSS news reader of their own. The former dial-up internet behemoth launched what they're creatively calling AOL Reader, which is in private beta currently.

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Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

With the announcement of iOS 7 last week, Apple showed off a handful of new features coming to the new mobile OS later this fall, including Control Center and an entirely new design that aims to be a flatter design than past iterations. While Apple TV was left out of the discussion during the event, it seems Apple will be including some of the new features with the latest Apple TV beta.

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New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

Dropbox's latest experimental build brings some nifty features to the cloud storage service. Users will be able to easily share screenshots, import photos using iPhoto on OS X, the ability to send outside files straight to Dropbox, and faster upload speed for files. This merely just an experimental build, so some of these features may not see the light of day.

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