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iOS 7 Beta 5 Changes: A Visual Walkthrough

As we march towards the release of iOS 7 in a couple months, Apple has released the fifth beta of its mobile OS. Here’s what we’ve noticed so far about today’s changes.


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.


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 called “Video Questions Editor Beta”.


Get Internet Explorer For Xbox Before Anyone Else [Updated]

Major Nelson just 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. Here’s how to get it.

Update: Aaaaaaand it’s closed. Sorry about that, readers.

If you’re interested and of course you are, you can sign up right here. It’s that easy. [Major Nelson]


Get Facebook's New Timeline NOW!

If you’re impatient like I am, you want Facebook’s new Timeline right now, not in a few weeks. Fortunately, all you need to do is become a developer and you’re good to go.


Hints Of Apple TV Gaming Buried In iOS 4.3 Beta Code

An Engadget tipster sifting through the code for iOS 4.3 beta 3 found mention of “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder”, with references to some sort of controller, leaderboards, game scheduling and a store front. It’s hard to imagine that Apple would just flip the switch for iOS 4.3, but it does seem likely that iOS games are gonna show up on your TV at some point down the line.


Redsn0w 0.9.7 Untethered Jailbreak For IOS 4.2.1 Beta Available For Your Testing Pleasure

Want to test out the brand spankin’ new Redsn0w 0.9.7 Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 beta that just arrived this wintery weekend? Here’s how:


AOL "Project Phoenix" Email Hub Goes Live

Those @aol.com email domain names? With apologies to dad, they’re total jokes! AOL hopes to change that however, and it started today with its attempt to, hrm, freshen up its fledgling brand. Meet Project Phoenix!


Mega-Video Chatting Skype 5 Beta Is Now On Your Mac

Skype Beta 5 OS X is now up for download—bringing you a host of tweaks, interfaces changes, and most importantly—awesome group video chatting. We can’t promise your Mac Skype vid conferences will feature Jason Chen clones, however. [Skype]


iOS 4.2 Beta 3 Now Available To iPhone And iPad Developers

Looks like iOS 4.2 Beta 3 is now available for download in the iOS Developer Center. We’ll be taking a look and letting you know what’s new since the last beta shortly. [Apple]