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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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Free apps are going to get a lot more confusing in Europe

Free apps are going to get a lot more confusing in Europe

Android app downloads could get a lot more confusing in Europe, with Google agreeing to cease referring to titles with in-app purchases as "free" in the Google Play store, while Apple has been criticized by the EU for not committing to a similar system. Responding to concerns by the European Union around how "free" titles can be misleading as they subsequently push in-app downloads, Google agreed that no title with IAP content will be labeled as free as of the end of September this year. Meanwhile, Apple has also responded to the EU critique.

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Atari’s Pridefest: LGBT social-sim game for Android and iOS

Atari’s Pridefest: LGBT social-sim game for Android and iOS

It’s no secret that more users than the young, white, straight, American male plays video games here in 2014. Whether or not that means that Atari’s latest mobile game Pridefest is a good fit for the next generation of gamers is another subject entirely. Today ATARI adds more detail to their social-sim game which has players "create and launch their very own personalized pride parade."

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Facebook Mentions app: for celebrities, not you

Facebook Mentions app: for celebrities, not you

There’s an app out this week made by Facebook for Facebook users on the iPhone - but it’s more elite than that. You have to be famous to get in on the app. To use this app, you have to be a Facebook "Verified Public Figure" - if you’ve got a blue checkmark next to your name on Facebook, you’re in.

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Overcast podcast app squeezes silence for faster listening

Overcast podcast app squeezes silence for faster listening

Two elements make Overcast an app that’s not to be missed for podcast - or if not to be missed, at least not to be skipped over as a demo. Here you’ll be able to work with two new elements developed by Marco Arment, both conjured up by the creator all the way back in the year 2012. One is called Smart Speed, the other called Voice Boost.

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Super Smash Bros. newest challenger revealed

Super Smash Bros. newest challenger revealed

Today one of the final Super Smash Bros. Wii U characters will be revealed in a live feed straight from Nintendo. Devising and producing new launch trailers for every single new character in the Super Smash Bros lineup is a task unto itself, so get pumped up for this three minute presentation right this second!

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