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iOS 4.2 Beta 2 8C5101c now available to developers

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iOS 4.2 Beta 2 8c5101c

If you’re tired of your and the way it performs under the first beta, you’ll be glad to hear that beta 2 has just arrived. Build 8C5101c is now available for download to iOS developers for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.


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Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta Trailer Released

The trailer for the beta version of the newest addition to the Halo family, : Reach, drops today.  From the footage it looks completely insane and has some pretty cool additions to make the multi-player aspects of the game that much more intense.  For example, now when you headhunt people they collapse slowly to the floor shooting dozens of flaming skulls out of the tops of their heads.  What, that isn’t normal?  I know when I creep around Seattle in my ninja costume from 5th grade this happens all of the time when I come upon some hapless fool who has wandered into my territory.  Well, maybe not quite; replace ‘shooting flaming skulls out of the tops of their heads’ with ‘stare at some idiot dressed in his pajamas from Christmas 1988 who just threw a plastic ninja-star at them’.  Yep, that about sums it up.  I am so alone.


Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 build 7C116a

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iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 7C116a

Hey developers, Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 build 7C116a, and it’s available now in the iPhone Developer Portal now. The download is 307MB. iPhone SDK 3.1 beta 3 build 9M2808 is also available immediately, with different versions for Leopard and . Get to downloaded, and let us know what you find!


Google Wave public beta launches on September 30

Google Wave Beta

In case you missed it, Google introduced to the world a couple of months ago during their Google I/O conference back in May. It was instantly heralded as one of the best things ever seen on these here Internets, and regardless of how you feel about it, you’ve got to at least admit that there is some serious innovation happening there. Now, Google is preparing to release Google Wave in public beta. Starting September 30th, 100,000 people will get access to the Google Wave public beta. Wanna be a part of it? Hit the link below to apply.

If you haven’t seen it, here is the video where Google reveals Google Wave.

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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 build 7C106c

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iPhone OS 3.1 beta

Hey developers, Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 build 7C106c, and it’s available now in the iPhone Developer Portal now. The download is 320MB. iPhone SDK 3.1 beta 2 build 9M2804 is also available immediately, with different versions for Leopard and .


Gmail, along with other Google Apps, now out of beta!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Google, Internet

Gmail out of betaWhoa! I never thought I’d live to see the day, but has finally decided that it was time for , Google Talk, Google Calendar, and Google Docs to lose their status as beta products. No, you won’t find any changes to any of them. So, why the change? Well, businesses aren’t prone to rely on products that are in beta, even if they are five years old, like Gmail is. Look out, Microsoft.

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FriendShopper Internet Mall

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet

FriendShopper ScreenshotNow you can hang with your friends shopping online instead of making a trip to the mall. FriendShopper beta is simple and free to sign up and has a drag-and-drop bookmarklet to save and share anything you find on Internet retailers. There are folders for different products and the ability to keep favorites. The official launch will take place July 7, but you can check out their video, sign up now and add your shopping buds.

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Microsoft Morro beta Security Released

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Microsoft, Software

Morro ScreenshotMorro is finally available in beta, limited to users in the United States, Brazil, and Israel. The free security tool replaces Windows Live OneCare, which was a paid service. Available for 32- and 64-bit installations of Windows XP/Vista/7, it supplies you with protection against viruses, malware and others baddies on the Internet. Microsoft is hoping to target those who let their yearly software subscriptions expire, those who don’t buy it and users that never turned theirs on.

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BlackBerry Users: MyGlobalTalk BlackBerry Beta 2.0

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MyGlobalTalk BlackBerry BetaThe folks at are looking for some users to beta test their amazing 2.0 VOIP service pre-release. If you’ve got a BlackBerry, and want to try out MyGlobalTalk, head on over to their BlackBerry Beta 2.0 pre-release page and sign up. You’ll get a $20 calling credit for your troubles.

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Scribd Adds E-Commerce

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet

Scribd logoPay attention, starving novelists. Scribd has begun beta testing an e-commerce platform to sell documents. The site, which already claims 60 million readers and millions of documents, will allow the publishers to set prices and DRM options, and receive 80% of the revenue. Scribd’s objective is to obtain new content and they plan to work on an iPhone app. Prices are currently set from $1.00 for a graphic novel to $5,000.00 for a market research report.

Read More | Scribd via Forbes


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