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Titanfall Beta gameplay First-impressions: Xbox One

Titanfall Beta gameplay First-impressions: Xbox One

When you enter Titanfall, you realize quite quickly you're inside a truly modern game. Even in Beta, we're not expecting many people to complain about the graphics, that is, even before we enter gameplay. This isn't a game where the developers (Respawn Entertainment) scrimped on the graphic design and user interface surrounding the in-game action - on the contrary. This game is ready to roll in a visually spectacular way right at the first screen.

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Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

A touch-friendly variety of Firefox browser for Windows 8 has been promised and in the works for quite a while now, suffering repeated setbacks and delayed launches. Finally, that time has come: tonight the company announced the beta version is ready for testing and up on the company's website for download.

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Pebble appstore for Android beta launches with a few bugs in tow

Pebble appstore for Android beta launches with a few bugs in tow

As promised, Pebble rolled out an app store for its iPhone users earlier today, and Android users were left asking for info about when their own would surface. Fortunately, the wait was less than a day, with Pebble announcing a beta version of its appstore for Android -- a few bugs notwithstanding.

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Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Back in April, popular Internet radio service Rdio decided to jump feet-first into the movie streaming business, launching the comparably named Vdio digital movie service as a beta offering. The beta opened up to all users in the United States and UK by June, but over the last six months it has been more or less limping along, and now, on the cusp of the new year, Rdio has elected to close it down.

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Strike Vector beta approaches: high-flying mega-structure indy battle action ahoy

Strike Vector beta approaches: high-flying mega-structure indy battle action ahoy

This week the folks behind the indy-produced aerial combat game Strike Vector have let it be known that an open beta is near ready for release for those that wish to test it. This game has flown under the radar - so to speak - since inception, having gained steam in the headline rings for the amazing feat that was its production primarily. The first 10 months of development were done by just 4 developers, then the follow 5 months saw 15 developers total - now we're about to see one of the most impressive planet-side flight battle games ever made - from the looks of it, at least.

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Microsoft’s Project Spark enters public beta on Windows 8.1

Microsoft’s Project Spark enters public beta on Windows 8.1

Project Spark was announced for the Xbox One back in June. The game is described as being one that offers "an endless adventure where everything is customizable." Project Spark will allow users to play what other creators have built and also build for others. Basically, the users are the creators and the players. And there is a bit of good news for those who may have been waiting to get hands-on with Project Spark.

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Google Chrome Beta browser gets noisy tab indicators, other changes

Google Chrome Beta browser gets noisy tab indicators, other changes

The newest Chrome Beta browser build has a new feature that indicates which tab or tabs are playing music or other audio. That way, when you're browsing with multiple tabs open and suddenly hear some guy blabbing about a fabulous new way to make money on the Internet, you can see at a glance which tab it's coming from and shoot it down (or proceed to take him up on his unmissable offer.) This, among other handy little additions to Chrome 32.

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Google Chrome and Chromebooks score Supervised Users beta feature

Google Chrome and Chromebooks score Supervised Users beta feature

Chrome and Chromebooks are on the cusp of having parental controls, with Google unveiling a new feature called "Supervised Users" today. The functionality gives parents and others the ability to limit Chrome with things like SafeSearch filtering, website blocking, and more. The feature is currently available to those in the beta channel.

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iWork for iCloud beta testing now open for public

iWork for iCloud beta testing now open for public

Though initially only available to developers, the iWork for iCloud beta is now open to the public. Following the first developer beta, several other non-developers were invited to test out the service in July. Now, anybody who currently has an Apple ID can login at iCloud.com to test out iWork's functionality on the cloud before it launches sometime this fall.

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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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