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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Preview: Welcome to your new addiction

When it comes to creating addictive gaming experiences, Blizzard -- the diabolical geniuses behind the most popular MMO on the planet, World of Warcraft, among other titles -- are certainly masters. Its latest digital drug, which also happens to carry the Warcraft brand, is a virtual strategy card...

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iWork for iCloud beta invites expand the pool of access

As work continues on Apple's newest cloud application suite, iWork for iCloud, the circle of access for non-developers appears to be widening. We reported back on July 3 that some iCloud users were already seeing the beta versions of the web productivity apps in their iCloud dashboards, although...

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Web versions of iWork available on iCloud beta site for some users

Apple launched the developer beta for the new online iCloud-based iWork tools this past June, including Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Today, we've noticed that some users have been able to login to the system and try out the new features. Access seems to be randomly available with some people, such...

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iOS 7 video zoom feature demo

Have you ever wanted to throw your iPhone or iPad to the ground in frustration while capturing video because the built-in app couldn't zoom in on a detail? One of the features announced for iOS 7 during Monday's keynote was a video zoom control. TUAW received a short video from an unnamed...

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iTunes Radio and 'ads' on the iOS 7 lock screen

Developers are starting to play with the iOS 7 beta, with iTunes Radio being a popular destination both for trying the new feature and for listening to music while coding. Neil Hughes at Apple Insider notes that for the first time, you may see an "ad" on your lock screen when listening to iTunes...

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Dropbox for Mac beta adds automatic screenshot sharing, "Move to Dropbox" contextual menu

Dropbox offers an experimental builds channel where it lets users try out potential new features via beta builds. The latest build of Dropbox for Mac offers a few cool new features, including: Screenshot to Dropbox -- this feature puts every screenshot taken in OS X into a new "screenshots"...

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Instacast for Mac beta now available

Fans of Instacast 3 (US$4.99), Vemedio's feature-packed iOS podcast client, are doing the happy dance today. The company has announced an open public beta of Instacast for Mac if you want to get your hands dirty with pre-release software and check out your favorite podcasts at the same time. The...

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FlightPath from TestFlight features realtime analytics for developers

TestFlight has long been known by developers as a very useful tool for testing iOS apps (even outside of Apple's distribution system), and for a while now there's also been a TestFlight SDK, which developers can insert into their app code to track various testers and their actions in the app....

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TestFlight hits 300,000 iOS apps uploaded, going Android compatible

I've used the TestFlight digital testing and distribution system for mobile apps a few times, both as an end-user (when companies want to send me their apps to try out), and as a developer (when I've passed an app I'm working on to someone else for testing). Apple's app distribution and...

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Rabbit video chat beta kicks off

Late in December we told you about the upcoming Rabbit video chat and screensharing service, aimed specifically at Mac users in the near term. Rabbit's team has been cranking away since then, and today the service begins welcoming invited testers to the closed beta. Rabbit's aim is to...

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iOS 6.1 Beta 5 now available for download

Numbuh. Five. Is. Alive. (Yes, people, Short Circuit.) iOS 6.1 Beta 5 is up and ready for download, just days before Beta 4 is due to expire. Go grab your copy at the Apple developer site and, as usual, make sure to read the yellow release notes with the exclamation point. Hat tip to Mike...

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Beta test reveals Logitech planning to support OS X

OnlineBeta.com lists callouts for beta testers. A recent listing has revealed that accessory maker Logitech is planning to expand its support for OS X. In the listing, Logitech asks for help testing out its various gaming keyboards and mice on OS X, offering up public software for more...

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BlueStacks App Player for Mac in beta: run Android apps on Mac

Want to run over 750,000 Android apps on your favorite Mac? [Hey, it takes all kinds. --Ed.] BlueStacks is a startup that figured out a way to run Android apps on Windows machines through its App Player. The company released an alpha version of App Player for Mac in June, and today announced...

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Radeon HD 7000 series support in 10.8.3 beta points to new Mac Pro

Here's another possible piece in the puzzle that is the long-hoped-for Mac Pro refresh. When digging around in the recently posted OS X 10.8.3 beta, a user on Netkas.org found that Apple had included video card drivers for AMD's top-end Radeon HD 7000 series, pointing to its possible inclusion in...

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SugarSync 2.0 now available as a public beta

SugarSync 2.0 is now available as a public beta to anyone who currently uses the cloud service or is thinking about moving to the platform. SugarSync has been redesigned across the board, from the desktop Mac app to the web app, and (soon) the iOS app will be available. At this point in time,...

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