Steam 'Big Picture Mode' Enters Beta: What This Means For Valve's Future Hardware

Following a slew of announcements about Valve Corporation expanding beyond game development and distribution into general software and hardware possibilities, Steam is officially releasing a beta version of its "Big Picture Mode" today. Showing a sleek and innovative approach to a television-based user interface, the new version of Steam raises questions about the future of PC game development.

Steam's Big Picture Mode To Launch Beta This September

Steam’s “Big Picture Mode” is entering beta testing in early September. This basically means that, once all the bugs are worked out, users will be able to stream Valve’s ever-popular content delivery service directly to their television sets, with screens automatically optimized for proper resolution and size.

iOS 6 Release Date Approaching As Apple Seeds Beta 4 To Developers For Download

Though Apple hasn't specified the exact release date of iOS 6 - the site currently says it's "coming this fall" - but many believe Apple will release the platform alongside a new iPhone and possibly a new "mini iPad," which are both expected to be unveiled and released in mid-September. iOS 6 looks to be right on track for a September release date, as Apple released the fourth beta build of iOS 6 to developers, also known as Build 10A5376e, on Monday morning.

iOS 6 Beta 3 Jailbreak On iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G and iPad With RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3

Apple announced iOS 6, the latest version of its mobile operating system, just over a month ago, and since then the company has released three betas, allowing developers to have a firsthand look at how the software will behave. If you've updated your device to the iOS 6 beta 3 firmware, you can jailbreak it tethered using latest version of the popular RedSn0w jailbreak tool. The iPhone Dev Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3, covering the third beta.