Firefox 3.5 is being released today and not only is it faster but it includes useful features like being able to easily save videos and support for new web technologies.
For more watch the Mozilla Mike Beltzner video:
Why people are excited:
I don’t usually recommend installing software Betas for regular use since at least some software in this category can be unstable. The latest Skype beta (Mac v126.96.36.1998, Windows v4.1) however has a compelling feature, screen sharing, that could make it worthwhile to be ahead of the curve and dip into betaland to get this additional functionality before it is officially launched.
Depending on the software developer, beta software could crash frequently and have missing features or be almost production quality like Google’s endless betas. Skype betas appear to be mostly stable from my experience since they do frequent incremental updates.
Here are the links to skype beta software downloads:
Skype Beta (Mac)
Skype Beta (Windows)
Snow Leopard has a number of new features to look forward to this September. Dock Expose promises to improve workflows by making drag and drop more practical to assemble content in documents.
The Livescribe Pulse smart pen takes the simplicity of a pen and transforms it into a sophisticated computer for digitizing your notes and audio recording.