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EA Removes Dead Space, Flight Control, and More From App Store

Real Racing and Bejeweled 2 gone as well.<p>Electronic Arts has pulled a number of its classic iOS games from the App Store, including Flight Control, …

Google may return to China with a censored app store

Google may be planning a return to mainland China in the near future. According to <i>The Information</i>, Google hopes to open up a version of the Play Store in China sometime this fall, beginning to reestablish its presence throughout the country.<p>Back in 2010, Google largely abandoned China over concerns …

Metal Gear Solid V review round-up: a fitting close for one of world's most-loved franchises

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has only just come out, and is already being hailed as a perfect close to one of the greatest series in the …

Metal Gear

Lenovo gives PC gaming another shot with new angry-looking desktops, laptops

i7 Skylake CPU and GTX 980 GPU available, plus a new range of "Y Gaming" peripherals.<p>BERLIN—While Lenovo is perhaps better known for catering to the …

Minecraft users recreate Lord Of The Rings setting The Shire in hit PC game

Twenty five Minecraft users and die-hard JRR Tolkien fans are recreating Lord Of The Rings setting The Shire – home of the Hobbits – in PC building …

Apple TV’s Share Of Over-The-Top, Authenticated TV Viewing Is Growing

Ahead of next week’s Apple event where the company is expected to debut new Apple TV hardware and software which may include support for an app store and a cable-replacing streaming TV service, Adobe has released its new video benchmarking report that indicates Apple TV has been increasing its …

The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

The concept Galaxy Note 5 is at once a thing of genius and a nod to a benighted world before the modern touchscreen. Born in the swamps of the resistive LCD, the stylus lurched onto dry land and lives on as a reminder of our history. It is, to be sure, useful but on the Galaxy Note 5 it is a …

Phones

Mozilla begins testing Firefox for iOS in New Zealand

Mozilla has begun rolling out the first public preview of its Firefox browser for iOS, starting with users in New Zealand.<p>We first heard about the new browser version last December; in May, Mozilla began accepting requests for its beta program. It’s now ready for people to start trying Firefox and …

Survey: 61.9% of streamed pay TV is viewed on Apple devices

TV Everywhere (sometimes called authenticated streaming) is the entertainment industry’s clunky term for a business model where broadcasters (chiefly …

Windows 10 is starting to win over Microsoft's most valuable customers

Of the 75 million machines that downloaded Windows 10 in its first month, enterprise users made up about 2%, or 1.5 million, according to Windows IT Pro.<p>While that might sound like a paltry number out of the gate, it's actually not bad at all.<p>Companies don't lightly upgrade their business PCs. It …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6S Price, Apple TV Misses Out On 'Top Gear', New iPhone Leaks Bring Bad News

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes pricing details on the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, three pieces of bad news from the iPhone leaks, a thicker design for the updated hardware, rumors of the new iPad Pro being revealed, the unique …

Top Gear

Apple planning to bring 4K screen to 21.5-inch iMac in October

Apple is indeed planning to release a new version of its 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display this fall, according to reliable sources. The current plan is to announce the refreshed version of the smaller iMac by the end of October alongside OS X El Capitan and begin shipping the product by the …

Google revamps its iconic logo with new rounded design

Internet giant unveils new design intended to work on all screen sizes<p>Along with Google's corporate overhaul that will see the company renamed Alphabet, the internet behemoth is changing its logo.<p>The new, much rounder, design was announced by Google on Tuesday afternoon. It is the fifth revamp of …

Graphic Design

Google is showing developers how to turn off iOS 9's security features so it can load ads

OS 9 is Apple's new software update for iPhones and iPads. Apple showed it off at its big developer's conference in June and we're expecting Apple to to tell us when it will be released on September 9, its next major event where the newest crop of iPhones and devices should be revealed.<p>Meanwhile, …

This knock-off console puts the PS4 and Xbox together at last

Have you ever had a dream where you were in a place, but it looked or felt like another place? As in, you were in San Francisco, but really it was your friend Paul's basement in Delaware? That's what I imagine playing this knock-off console from a Chinese Kickstarter-style crowdfunding site is …

Mashups

Amazon reveals new details to make drone-filled airspace safer

Amazon wants drones to be the future of rapid product delivery, but there are many regulatory hurdles ahead before it could become a reality.<p>At …

FAA

Xbox chief hopes Halo: The Master Chief Collection will boost China console sales

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of ChinaJoy paid my way to Shanghai. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>SHANGHAI — If anyone can help Microsoft be more successful with its Xbox One game console in China, maybe it will be Master Chief.<p>Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer opened the ChinaJoy game trade expo …

T-Mobile now selling the LG G4 for just $480

LG’s flagship for 2015, the G4, has many things going for it, including support for those features which Samsung opted to leave out of the Galaxy S6: a user-replacable battery and microSD support for expandable storage. Still, the device has also received its fair share of criticism having …

Windows 10 USB stick is now on pre-sale at Amazon

You can now pre-order Windows 10 on Amazon — but if you don't like waiting (or if you like free things), you might not want to.<p>The July 29 release of …

Windows 10

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Is there a difference in sound quality?

If you're still waiting to pull the trigger on either an Apple Music or Spotify streaming subscription, will any difference in sound quality help you make a decision?<p>Apple Music officially launched this week on iOS devices for$9.99 (£9.99/AU$11.99) a month, and it comes into a marketplace that is …

Audiophile

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they'll be more …

Apple Music

Apple Music: A final nail in the coffin for paid downloads?

In an excellent piece today, Popjustice’s Peter Robinson describes how Apple Music has already changed his buying behavior.<p>With Apple pushing its streaming service on everyone who opens the Music app in iOS 8.4, anyone used to buying music via the iTunes Store (yes, people still do that – they keep …

Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash

Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014.<p>The $635 million will be paid in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives …

Apple Music First Impressions: Convenient All-in-One Experience With Overwhelming Design

As Apple Music gears up to launch in the next few hours this morning -- 9 AM Pacific to be exact, following iOS 8.4 at around 8 AM Pacific -- a few publications have posted some detailed first impressions of the the music streaming service. Getting to mess around with the app for the first time,</i> …

Microsoft finally renames Project Spartan browser to Edge in latest Windows 10 preview

Windows 10’s July 29 release date may be fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t still packing on new features onto its newest Windows 10 builds. Today’s Build 10158 brings numerous new features as the OS is prepared for its final release.<p>First off, Project Spartan is <i>finally</i> called …

Windows 10

Google Translate is now better with casual conversation

Google claims that its Translate service is used on over 100 billion words a day. However, it hasn’t been as useful in translating casual conversation as with official documents until now.<p>The company says it’s been working with thousands of people in its user community to improve translations. It …

Independent labels aren't signing up for Apple Music because they fear it will put them out of business

Apple Music is going to launch with a free, three-month trial period to tempt users onto its platform. And music labels and artists won't be paid anything for the songs played during that time.<p>This could be disastrous for independent British labels, some of them are complaining, because they cannot …