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Developer earnings from the App Store top $70 billion Developer earnings from the App Store top $70 billion
- June 13, 2017

The new Siri speaker is said to work with Apple's HomeKit service , created to make smart homes a reality. There have been several leaks and reports about this unconfirmed device, which you can read all about here in Pocket-lint's round-up , but strangely, we've yet to see any images of it leak out through the press. (more...)
E3 2017: Klei Entertainment Announces RPG, Griftlands E3 2017: Klei Entertainment Announces RPG, Griftlands
- June 13, 2017

In a short trailer, not much was revealed, except that it looks like players will have to converse and potentially even recruit different characters, and travel to vastly different locations. The Griftlands Steam page went live moments after a glimpse was shown at the PC Gaming Show at E3. Griftlands is due out in either late 2017 or early 2018 for the PC right now (with the former possibly being an Early Access date), so keep an eye out for it. (more...)
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a Ubisoft toys-to-life sci-fi game Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a Ubisoft toys-to-life sci-fi game
- June 13, 2017

Starlink: Battle for Atlas promises to offer a whole new gameplay experience: build your own modular Starship model, mount it on your controller, and take part in epic space combats. The world evolves depending on your actions and your choices. Ubisoft's take on the toys to life genre, any change to your physical ship will instantly appear in-game meaning that you can immediately jump into battle. (more...)
UK urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar
- June 13, 2017

A senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister Mutlaq al-Qahtani condemned the development calling it a "policy of domination and control" after the aforementioned states as well as other allies cut ties with Qatar's over its alleged funding of armed groups. (more...)
Apple is going to stop app developers from harassing you Apple is going to stop app developers from harassing you
- June 13, 2017

The App Store rating API which was first launched for iOS 10 .3 at the beginning of this year is now optional and the company claimed that later it would become mandatory. An app can only display the prompt three times a year , regardless of how often it's been updated. Previously, when a new app version of an iOS app was released, the ratings would be reset to zero since the current App Store only aggerates reviews of the current versions of the software. (more...)
Intel and ESL launch exclusive esports partnership at E3 Intel and ESL launch exclusive esports partnership at E3
- June 13, 2017

Intel Corp. doubled down on its long-standing partnership with the ESL on Monday, striking a deal that will have the PC maker powering the league and its competitions with Intel PCs and processors. Intel announced an exclusive partnership with Electronic Sports League ( ESL ) at its press briefing today ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. (more...)
Australia gears up for State of Origin series
- June 13, 2017

The appointment of Laurie Daley in 2013 has seen an upturn in fortunes for the Blues and a spate on injures to their northern neighbours this season, sees them enter game one on Wednesday confidently. Only Johnathan has put an end date to it. Likewise, Queensland halfback Cooper Cronk tested the NSW backline with several first-half bombs, with little success. (more...)
Microsoft launches its new Xbox One X console
- June 13, 2017

Take a closer look at the new Xbox One X - which has a certain, dare we say it, Sony PlayStation 2 look about it - in the gallery below. Microsoft had a lot to show at this year's E3, especially their abilities with regards to creating gaming masterpieces on binary codes. (more...)
E3 2017: XCOM 2 Expansion War of the Chosen Revealed E3 2017: XCOM 2 Expansion War of the Chosen Revealed
- June 13, 2017

These enemies have new strengths and weaknesses that will be revealed throughout the new campaign. War of the Chosen will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on August 29, only a couple of months away. Enemy Unknown is a textbook example of classic gaming reboots, while XCOM 2 was an impressive new take on the concept . War of the Chosen riffs on the model brought to the series with The Alien Hunters . (more...)
Everything you need to know about Microsoft's new console
- June 12, 2017

The Xbox One X console is capable of Full 4K gaming, HDR video quality, and Dolby Atmos sound, which makes the gaming experience on Xbox One X lively. The company said that the backward compatibility is available for all of the games that run on Xbox One X. Also, this Xbox is the compact and slimmest Xbox ever made by Microsoft. (more...)
The World of Hercules to Return in Kingdom Hearts III The World of Hercules to Return in Kingdom Hearts III
- June 12, 2017

Furthermore, given the messy, prolonged history of " Kingdom Hearts 3 " development, fans have to imagine that the game would need to be fully priced at $59.99. A variety of worlds were showcased, including some that long time fans of the series will recognize. It's particularly exciting because, since the release of " Kingdom Hearts II ", Disney has been rather busy releasing awesome new films and acquiring new companies like Marvel and Lucasfilm. (more...)
Google's Gboard on Android can now recognize emoji based on drawings Google's Gboard on Android can now recognize emoji based on drawings
- June 12, 2017

Brand-new languages being added with the update include Dzongkha, Ewe, Navajo, Tsonga, and K'iche', though you'll only be able to type in those languages and not use any of the more powerful AI-assisted features. Last but not the least, the Android O Developer Preview 3 also adds a new teardrop shape icon for devices using the Pixel Launcher. Anyone who can actually draw recognizable figures on their phone now can search for an emoji by drawing it directly on their screen. (more...)
IOS 11 on the iPad is all kinds of awesome
- June 12, 2017

The screen is bigger, as is the device. Now, you can say, " Siri , say, "Start off at Boston Common, following Cambridge Street to Park Street, and make a right after the T station' in German". Because as anyone with a non-Apple smartphone will tell you, the iPhone is just too bright at night. Visually intense games like Monument Valley 2 , Skullgirls and Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy were no problem for the Pro either and actually seemed to get a visual boost thanks to the ... (more...)
GFXBench test reveals the Pixel 2 will have a Snapdragon 835 GFXBench test reveals the Pixel 2 will have a Snapdragon 835
- June 12, 2017

But the camera units are capable of capturing 4K videos . However, Google , as well as the device manufacturer, can still provide support and other updates after the official date, if they want to. After all, Google always debuts new versions of the Android operating system in its new mobile devices and Google Pixel XL 2 is one of them. The specs also point to the same Qualcomm 835 chipsets that Samsung is using for the US edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 . (more...)
Microsoft unveils the Xbox One X, formerly Project Scorpio
- June 12, 2017

Microsoft has announced a new refreshed gaming console in the market with Xbox One X which is now priced at $499. Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman, Shawn Layden, said "We are selling every single one we can make", talking about PS 4 consoles. (more...)
Microsoft unveils new gaming system as Xbox One X
- June 12, 2017

Microsoft today announced that its new premium Xbox One X system costs $499 and comes in a single 1TB configuration. Xbox One X launches on November 7, 2017 and will retail for $499. If you want a console that is $100 cheaper and available right now for purchase you can spend your cash on PlayStation 4 Pro . All was made clear as Spencer announced the Xbox One X , a new, higher-powered version of the Xbox One which Spencer billed as "the most powerful console ever created". (more...)
MashTalk: With iOS 11, Apple is giving the iPad a productive future MashTalk: With iOS 11, Apple is giving the iPad a productive future
- June 12, 2017

On the home screen, you will still get to see the app's icon but in grey colour, meaning the app was offloaded. Photo files will also be smaller due to Apple's new "High Efficiency Image File Format" syste. This will make it easy to split bills or pay for drinks all with a few taps. It can also be done on the Apple Watch . This should benefit everyone as users will be able to avoid switching apps, theoretically leading to more people providing a rating. (more...)
Apple launched refreshed series of iMac and MacBook at WWDC Apple launched refreshed series of iMac and MacBook at WWDC
- June 12, 2017

The refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch ID is listed at Rs 1,54,900 (base model ), while the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch ID base model starts at Rs 2,05,900, which is the same price at which it was launched a year ago. (more...)
Some really bad news for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 4 users
- June 12, 2017

When Apple released iOS 10.1 in October 2016, users trying to open a 32-bit app on an updated device would receive a warning message telling them that it may slow down their iPhone . Apple has improved the multitasking abilities in iOS 11 . The good part about the feature is that it not only organises files on your iPad and iPhone but also those in apps, in iCloud and in Dropbox. (more...)
Apple's iOS 11 enables iPhone NFC tag reading Apple's iOS 11 enables iPhone NFC tag reading
- June 12, 2017

He welcomed all the developers who had gathered from 75 countries to attend Apple WWDC 2017. Apple is expected to announce iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus as well along with iPhone 8 . Apple has finally revamped the App Store this year with iOS 11 . The devices that are not supported on iOS 11 are: Original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, original iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd-gen, iPod touch 3rd-gen, iPod touch 4th-gen, iPod touch ... (more...)

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