Opera releases Android beta

Just three weeks after announcing its plans to scrap its Pesto rendering engine and switch to WebKit, Opera's released a beta version of the Opera browser for Android that it showed off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month.

Versatile XBMC updated to Frodo

Open source developers have officially released the first beta version of XBMC 12.0, also known as Frodo.

iOS to lose YouTube app

From this fall, the pre-installed YouTube app will disappear from Apple's operating system, with the launch of iOS 6.

Skype beta comes to Windows Phone

Microsoft's today - at last - releasing a beta version of Skype for Windows Phone, giving users free audio and video calls over 3G, 4G or Wifi. The full release is due in April.

Facebook puts friends on the spot with relaunch of Questions

Just how knowledgeable are your friends? Because Facebook's relaunching its Questions Q&A site to give more prominence to information from friends, and less to answers from the general public.

Latest version of Mozilla Firefox 4 beta goes live

The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox 4 beta is now available for download.

Mozilla launches Firefox 4 beta for Android

The beta version of Mozilla's long-awaited FireFox 4 mobile browser is finally available for Android and Maemo smartphones.

AVG touts Threat Labs beta initiative

AVG has introduced an online tool known as "Threat Labs" that allows users to help counter nefarious cyber-criminals by reporting and steering clear of malicious websites. 

TweetDeck Beta Preview for Android shows promise

A beta preview of the popular social networking tool gets road tested here. Some day all TweetDecks will be built this way.

Internet Explorer 9 beta next month, no XP users allowed

The next generation version of Microsoft's venerable Internet browser will be available for users to try out on September 15, but those people still clinging to Windows XP will be shut out of the latest software.

Firefox 4 beta: new look, better performance

Mozilla's released the first beta of Firefox 4, which sports a new interface and performance improvements.

Hackers jailbreak iPhone OS 4 for underground devs

A talented team of veteran hackers has managed to successfully jailbreak Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 1.

Palm kicks off GDC with new 3D gaming tools

Palm kicked off the 2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco with the release of a public beta version of its next-gen webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK).

Adobe updates Flash 10.1 beta with GMA 500 support

Adobe has updated its Flash 10.1 beta with support for Intel GMA 500 graphics and Broadcom Crystal HD chips.