Adobe releases Premiere Pro beta for M1 Macs

  • December 21, 2020
Following beta versions of Photoshop and Lightroom for M1 Macs, you can now try out an in-development release of Premiere Pro that optimizes the software for Apple’s new chip architecture. As with the Photoshop M1 beta, you won’t find every feature t…

Microsoft starts taking ‘Flight Simulator’ VR beta sign-ups

  • October 3, 2020
You’re now one step closer to playing the new Microsoft Flight Simulator in its most immersive format possible. Asobo Studio has opened sign-ups for a closed beta test (via Eurogamer) that will let you play Flight Simulator in VR. You’ll initially ne…

Apple’s latest iOS 14.2 beta adds a built-in control for Shazam

  • September 18, 2020
Two years after completing its $400 million acquisition of Shazam, Apple is showing developers what the technology can do when it’s integrated directly with iOS. A version of the iOS 14.2 beta that’s currently in testing includes the ability to add S…

Google is beta testing a new emoji shortcut bar for Android

  • July 16, 2020
Friday July 17th is World Emoji Day. Yes, that is really a thing. Guffaws aside, we do have some interesting emoji-related news to share. Google’s Gboard is getting a new quick-access emoji bar. Right now it’s in beta, but it’ll be rolling out to all…

‘Hyper Scape’ open beta is available on PC today

  • July 12, 2020
If you missed out on early access to Hyper Scape, you now have another, much easier opportunity to try it. Ubisoft has launched an open beta for its cyberspace-inspired battle royale shooter on PC. You’ll need UPlay to install it, but it beats having…

Valve starts inviting players to ‘Artifact’ Beta 2.0

  • May 23, 2020
After almost a year of waiting, Valve is finally ready to let the public take a peek at the reimagined version of its troubled card game. The company released a signup page to Artifact Beta 2.0 on Friday, tweeting that everyone is welcome to sign up,…