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Apple wants to replace your tape measures with an iPhone

When a friend receives photos from an event, Apple will then suggest that the friend reciprocate with photos from the same event. There's also a nice feature which allows notifications to blocked at night so you don't get disturbed when asleep and you will soon be able to block messages for a set time during the day - meaning you don't get disturbed or distracted by your iPhone. Read More »

Now iPhone will help you kick addiction to . . . iPhones

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We think Apple might launch that at this year's keynote, actually I really hope they do! Apple also showed off its newest operating system Mojave , which includes a "Dark Mode" consisting of subtle colors promising a "distraction-free work environment that's easy on the eyes". Read More »

Apple approves update of Telegram app

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Telegram founder Pavel Durov has thanked Apple for the opportunity to update the messenger. It's likely, however, that Apple will migrate developers to App Stores Connect over the coming months. Because of the block, the app's users were forced to use a VPN service so that they could continue using it. Russia blocked VPNs but, somehow, Russians managed to find new routes to access them. Read More »

Bungie To Self Publish Next Game, $100 Million Investment From Chinese Firm

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Just two months after Tencent bought a 5% stake in Assassin's Creed developer Ubisoft to save it from a hostile takeover , NetEase is now pumping US$100 million into Halo's creator Bungie. Tomorrow, die-hard Destiny 2 fans will be able to see what lies ahead for the Bungie-produced sci-fi adventure with the forthcoming Year 2 livestream , which should lay out some groundwork in terms of forthcoming content. Read More »

How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote Live Stream on June 4

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The feature also integrates with messages and you can dial a whole group chat from within your Messages app. Siri is getting a boost in iOS 12 , with a new feature called "Shortcuts". iOS 12 will also give you more control over how notifications appear, like letting alerts be delivered quietly so that don't appear on your lock screen or play a sound but still appear in your notification center. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Details Arrive

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Instead, you get a metal tithing box with eight Red Dead Redemption 2-themed items. War Horse: This handsome iron-grey-colored Ardennes War Horse can always be relied on in the heat of the battle. Again, all good stuff, if you fancy physical items, but hopefully you don't want to play the game with all your toys hanging out in this box. This in-game cash bonus will give Arthur Morgan enough to buy a weapon, some food, a handful of useful items and ammunition. Read More »

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

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The New York Times reports that when using a Blackberry Z10 and logging into the Facebook Hub app, they were able to retrieve detailed data on 556 friends of the owner of the device. Facebook's rebuttal begins by saying it has mostly agreed with prior concerns the Times has raised "about the controls over Facebook information shared with" outside companies such as Cambridge Analytica. Read More »

Microsoft Office 365 is coming to the Mac App Store

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Apple has also expanded upon its cross-device workspace tool, Continuity, with a Camera addition, allowing for instantaneous pasting of photos taken with the iPhone to the connected macOS Mojave desktop. Safari also expands its security arsenal by introducing the ability to remove social media buttons from websites, and also limits "fingerprinting", which should make it hard for websites to track unique user information such as fonts and configuration settings. Read More »

Alexa and Google Assistant integration reportedly coming to Xbox One

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Apparently this will be more for yelling at your Xbox to turn on, record that Twitch stream, or order booze after a particular brutal multiplayer match. " Microsoft along with Amazon and Google might give some of the voice-assisted dedicated microphone features too", the report added. Eventually, some of that functionality resurfaced as Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant . Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Include Timed Exclusive PS4 Content

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Rockstar was clearly not going to let the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 go by without joining in on that fun. Thanks to a digital faux pas on Microsoft's part, the pre-order details for Rockstar's upcoming open world western have gone live on the Xbox Store , revealing exactly what you'll get if you purchase the sequel in advance of its October 28 release date, later this year. Read More »

Apple's new phone software speeds up older devices

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Apple has officially unveiled iOS 12 with Group FaceTime calling, Memoji , Siri Shortcuts, and more. It's been a long time coming, but grouped notifications are finally coming to Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The iBooks gets a new design, support for audio books and from now on - it will be called Apple Books. They will also have access to a new range of emojis as well as fresh animoji and personalised animated icons called Memoji , which can be customised by ... Read More »

Apple is working on its own Mac processors in a secret lab

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The iPhone maker has already hired close to two-dozen employees to work at the facility, the report claims, including a number previously holding senior research or engineering roles at Intel. This may be part of Apple's Project Kalamata. New data indicates that Apple appears to indeed be building up its CPU hardware engineering capabilities rapidly, despite the fact that overall openings at Apple remain somewhat flat for the first time in months. Read More »

New MacOS 10.14 features appear to leak ahead of WWDC 2018

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The wallpapers will be of a day and night variant to represent the light and dark system themes. It has a new dark interface, whereas the Trash icon in the dock is further darker. Here's a closer look at the new dark UI chrome. For now, look at the images and videos and get yourself prepped for the official announcement. macOS is already popular for its dark mode which was unveiled by Apple few years ago. Read More »

Microsoft to take on Amazon with $7.5 billion GitHub deal

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The deal, which will come under regulatory review, is expected to close later this year, Microsoft said . Microsoft said GitHub will retain its "developer-first ethos", operate independently and remain an open platform. Users can pay for private accounts, while larger companies can pay more for the ability to host GitHub's platform on their own private servers. GitHub preferred selling the company to going public and chose Microsoft partially because it was impressed by ... Read More »

The Asus ROG is another attempt to make smartphone gaming happen

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While TUF Gaming peripherals march our military-inspired motif across all of the across what you wear and wield, the GT501 chassis clads your PC components in matching armour. Alternatively, you can use the two screens to multitask. We're starting off with the TUF Gaming M5 mouse. Products are already selling or in the works from a who's-who of industry heavyweights that includes Antec, Apacer, Ballistix, Cooler Master, Corsair, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL, In Win, Scythe, Silver ... Read More »

How to Watch Apple's WWDC Keynote This Evening

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Though WWDC is pretty much a software-centric event, do not be surprised if there is some movement on the hardware front too. We're also running a WWDC live blog in real-time so you can keep up with our commentary on the event as it happens. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Unlocks War Horse, GTA Online Cash

These include a war horse to ride in-game and an Outlaw Survival Kit. From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. Whether this implies the content is exclusive to Microsoft platforms or just exclusive to preorders isn't clear at this time. Rockstar Games don't usually do E3 but a glimpse at the pre-order details for Red Dead Redemption II show they are getting ready to take ... Read More »

Evolve's Dedicated Servers Will Be Shutting Down in September

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On September 3, the in-game store is shutting down, Evolve Stage 2 will be removed from the Steam store, and dedicated servers will be turned off. 2K is also killing Evolve Stage 2 - the free-to-play PC version - starting with the removal of virtual currency bundles from July 2nd before pulling the plug completely two months later. Read More »

Apple WWDC 2018 Starts Today

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The biggest announcement during the WWDC 2018 is speculated to be the arrival of iOS 12 . Though, you do require Apple devices including iPhone, iPad , or iPod touch running iOS 10 or later in order to watch the live-stream. Apple's services division, which generates revenue from subscriptions, commissions and maintenance plans tied to Apple devices, already has become the fastest growing piece of the massive company. Read More »

Fan Prequel To Fallout New Vegas To Launch This October

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And our pitch video and design doc was immaculate (a Shadow Star lite, till we can afford that game one day.) That was probably my last chance to work on the BSG property and that hit kinda hard seeing someone else get to do it. This could be a potential location of the game. Could you see Fallout 76 launching as early as next month? It will also have base building similar to Fallout 4's settlement building. Read More »

Facebook let SIXTY companies have 'deep access personal data about users'

The Times found that the company had at least 60 such deals over the past decade, many of which are still in effect, allowing the other companies access to personal data of Facebook users and their friends. Facebook has faced widespread outrage as it emerged in March that personal data of about 50 million of its users had been harvested by the Cambridge Analytica consultancy firm without their permission through a special app. Read More »

Apple's WWDC 2018 will reportedly be hardware free

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Other updates which will allegedly make it into iOS 12 include a renewed focus on improving performance, closer integration with the macOS operating system and tweaks to video calling function FaceTime. In January, two major shareholders wrote a letter to Apple asking the company to add more parental controls and to study the impact of excessive iPhone usage on mental health. Read More »

Apple Releases Second iOS 11.3 Beta

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Apple iPhone battery performance feature: Here's how it will look on iOS 11.3 and users will be able to see the health of their iPhone's battery. So, if the Battery Health says that Maximum Capacity has been lowered to say, 90%, you know Apple is throttling performance. Read More »

Microsoft has talked with GitHub about possible acquisition

According to a source, GitHub chose Microsoft partially because it was impressed by Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella. Microsoft declined to comment on the report . Over the past few years, GitHub and Microsoft were having conversations to pursue acquisition but nothing materialized. Recently they began talks about a partnership but progressed to discussing an acquisition, according to another person familiar with the situation. Read More »

New Renders Show off This Year’s Mid-Range 6.1-inch iPhone

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More information about the leak is available at MySmartPrice . Let's have a look at CADs along with the 360-degree videos before we talk more about the devices. A new image shared by Sonny Dickson on Twitter claims to show an " iPhone SE 2 " screen protector featuring a reduced size iPhone X-style notch. Read More »

Free Playstation Plus Games for June 2018

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User-created tracks also give you almost endless racing opportunities, and you can challenge your fellow PlayStation Plus members to beat your high score. This time around in XCOM 2 , it's a turn-based strategy game that is a lot of fun for those that enjoy the genre. The player serves as the commander behind a resistance movement, and players spend their time researching new technology, rescuing VIPs, sabotaging alien operations, and trying their best to fend off the alien invasion before ... Read More »

LG V35 ThinQ with Snapdragon 845, 16MP dual rear cameras announced

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The LG V35 ThinQ sports a QHD+ OLED display spread across 6 inches. Taking a step into specifications, both the premium handsets pack the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with a 6GB of RAM . The company had earlier announced the LG V30S ThinQ at the MWC 2018 held in Barcelona. The device comes with a fingerprint sensor placed below the primary camera. Read More »

Is Fallout 76 Written by the New Vegas Writer?

It also looks to be very different from the previous game as multiple sources have told Kotaku that it's an online survival game in the vein of DayZ or Rust , changing up Fallout's traditional singleplayer style. It's unfortunate for fans of Avellone's work that he isn't working on the game, but hopefully they didn't take the rumors surrounding his supposed involvement with Fallout 76 at face value. Read More »

Meeker: New Retail Surges in China, May Be Roadmap for US Retailers

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E-commerce sales grew 16% in 2017, from 14% in 2016. In her report , she said that among today's top 20 global internet leaders (ranked by market value), 11 of them are from the USA and 9 from China. adults spent 5.9 hours per day on digital media in 2017, up from 5.6 hours in 2016, and some 3.3 of those hours were spent on mobile. In terms of average selling price of smartphones, Ms Meeker's data shows a decline despite the introduction of the more expensive iPhone X and other ... Read More »

Canon stopped selling film cameras

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Canon explained that demand for film cameras fell drastically with the popularization of digital ones. From here on out, new Canon cameras will be entirely digital . According to the latest reports, Canon has officially stated to discontinue its EOS-1 v camera. Although Canon is ending sales of the 1V, it's extending repairs for the camera through October 31st, 2025 - after October 31st, 2020, however, repairs may be refused if the necessary parts have been exhausted from inventory. Read More »

Samsung Adds 18 New AR Emoji Stickers to Their Collection

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a new Exynos 9810 chip that consumes more resources than the 8895 past year, the difference substantially reducing the battery's autonomy, although in reality, things have to stay completely opposite. That's the same version that ships on the Galaxy S9 . Samsung also plans to add 18 more expressions in the coming months, which will bring the feature's total number of emotion-capturing sticker options to 54. Read More »

Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic Official Reveal

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This is a beast of a Lego kit with 3,599 pieces that will set you back $349.99. LEGO will be offering the Technic Bugatti Chiron model at their LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com starting June 1, 2018. Heck, there's even an eight-speed gearbox with a movable paddle gearshift. Another aspect of the LEGO Chiron that draws on the real-life vehicle is its W16-cylinder engine, complete with moving pistons. Read More »