apple
As Siri Exits Beta For iOS 7, We've Got to Ask: Who Actually Uses It?

Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant that every tech company copied but no one seems to ever use, is now no longer a beta product. All references to "beta" status have disappeared from Apple's Siri pages. It's finished. But is it any good? Read More >>

xbox one
Xbox One Dashboard and Multitasking Shown in Beta Dash Video

A mumbling man with poor camera skills has shot his own video of the Xbox One dashboard, apparently recording a beta version of the dash that illustrates how the new console manages the multitasking side of things. Read More >>

facebook
Join Facebook's Android Beta Scheme for Early Access to the New Stuff

Facebook, which has been criticised for years for providing an Android app of rather variable quality, has launched a beta scheme so users can get in on the very latest app features and revisions before they hit the mainstream. Read More >>

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iOS 7 Beta Mk. 2 is Here, Complete With an iPad Version

Just as promised, Apple has updated the beta of iOS 7, pushing out the second revision for iPhones, and more excitingly, a version for iPad (both Mini and full-fat). 9to5Mac's already posted a bunch of screenshots, and it looks like yes, the steam-rollered flatness goes all the way up to iPad size. Read More >>

piracy
Download BitTorrent Files from Your Browser with BitTorrent Surf Beta

Yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for me. And for you! And for everyone! Because downloading BitTorrent files just got a lot easier. BitTorrent is finally pushing its torrenting browser plug-in, BitTorrent Surf, to beta for you to try. That means you don't have to deal with pesky desktop clients, your browser (Chrome or Firefox) effectively becomes the only BitTorrent client you need. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Home Gets Leaked Ahead of Release and Can Even Be Installed On a Nexus 7

While we're all patiently waiting for the download of Facebook Home to hit the Google Play store this Friday, it seems the folks at MoDaCo have managed to get their hands on a leaked pre-release version. And the best bit is that it can be installed on practically anything, including the Nexus 4 and even tablets like the Nexus 7. Read More >>

android
Chrome's "Pulling an Opera" and Compressing Data Through a Proxy

One of the big boasts Opera's been making for years is that of the power of its mobile data compression routines, which shove web traffic through an optimisation process to lessen the eventual downloads over your phone's data link. Now Google's doing the same thing in the latest Android Chrome beta. Read More >>

gaming
Play Crysis 3 For Absolutely Free Right Now On PC, Xbox or PS3

Crysis 3 won't be released for a couple of weeks, but if you're itching to play Crytek's latest hardware-melting FPS, you can, legally, right now. Here's how. Read More >>

android
You Can Now Grab Chrome Beta For Android

Like living on the bleeding edge? Now you can run the Chrome beta channel on your Android phone, just like your desktop. Quicker, with all the new features, and even faster iteration; what's not to love? Oh yeah, bugs. Read More >>

youtube
YouTube Is Testing Out an Interactive Quiz Feature

A new feature being tested out by Youtube could add infinitely many new uses to the video-hosting service. TechCrunch reports that a user-customised quiz feature called "Video Questions Editor Beta" (first spotted by a Dutch tech site). Read More >>

mountain lion
Facebook Integration Continues Testing in OS X 10.8.2

Fancy more Facebook in your day-to-day life? Well, those in on the OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion beta have just been given an update with a focus on the Facebook integration, meaning you can look forward to posting all manners of different content from the comfort of your desktop when the new update officially drops. Read More >>

xbox
Get Internet Explorer for Xbox Before Anyone Else Does

Major Nelson announced that Microsoft is accepting beta testers for the next version of Xbox Live, which includes new features like Internet Explorer for Xbox, better search and discovery, an updated dashboard and more. If you're interested and of course you are (new features yay!) you can sign up right here. [Major Nelson] Read More >>

apple
Apple's Slapping Down iOS 6 Beta Sellers Raking In £50,000 Each

Apple's release of major iOS upgrades in beta-form only to developers a couple of months ahead of general release has generated a cottage industry of sorts. People with developer accounts sell access to the betas, but Apple's seriously not happy about it, and is pulling the proverbial plug on the rogue "developers". Read More >>

science
Why Women Date Weaklings

Common knowledge dictates that girls dig guys with muscles. However, new research suggests that women gave up on bulging biceps and strong jawlines long ago, in favour of qualities like loyalty and generosity. In other words, the scrawny geek gets the gal. Read More >>

android apps
Firefox App For Android Is Ready For Beta

Mozilla has updated the Android version of their flagship browser to beta status, complete with a new interface and fresh code that has been baking in the oven for a few months. Read More >>

spotify
Is This a Peek at Spotify's iPad App?

Looking like a cross between the Twitter iPad app and the iPad’s new-but-not-so-great Music app, this pic might just show Spotify’s first iPad app. Like the Panasonic GF5 camera, it was leaked on Instragram -- the latest rumour-mill, evidently. Read More >>

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