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iOS 8 brings interactive notifications: quick SMS reply, accept calendar invites

iOS 8 includes interactive notifications. Users can now perform additional actions right from the notification itself. For instance, Apple demoed quick reply for text messages. A notification comes is in, and with a tap you can start replying.<p>Similarly, for calendar events, accept and reject …

Apple brings iOS SMS and phone calling to the Mac

In addition to announcing new integration between iOS and Mac OS X with AirDrop support and its new Handoff feature, Apple announced today that it’s bringing SMS and phone calls to the Mac. That means that you can now have your SMS text messages and phone calls from your iPhone arrive as …

Apple to Provide Live Video of WWDC 2014 Keynote on Apple TV

Ahead of today's keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the company has once again made its "Apple Events" channel available on the Apple TV, signaling that it will streaming live video of the event on the device.<p>Apple will also be streaming the event live on its website, as …

Alleged OS X 10.10 with Control Center, Visual Tweaks, and More Shown in Blurry Photos [Updated]

Earlier today, a thread appeared on the Reddit Mac community claiming to share a set of four blurry photos of OS X 10.10. The poster, using a throwaway account, claimed to have taken the photos himself at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, but did not offer any further details on how he was able to …

Killzone: Shadow Fall's Intercept co-op mode focuses on risk vs. reward team-based play

PlayStation 4 shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall will get its cooperative multiplayer expansion, <i>Intercept</i>, next month. The add-on brings with it an all-new mode for up to four players that focuses on class-based gameplay and emphasizes risk-versus-reward tactics.<p><i>Intercept</i>, which will be available to</i> …

'GBA4iOS' Game Boy Emulator Shut Down After Nintendo Files DMCA Notice

GBA4iOS, the popular Game Boy emulator for iOS, has been removed by its creator Riley Testut on GitHub after Nintendo filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request, reports <i>The Next Web</i>. First sharing the news through his Twitter, Testut stated that the emulator will continue to …

Future iPhones could take ‘super-resolution’ pics without needing extra megapixels

For many users, the quality and accessibility of the iPhone camera means that it is the only camera we need on a regular basis. It may be about to get a whole lot better, too, according to a patent application published by Apple on Thursday — describing a new “super-resolution” mode.<p>What makes the …

Jonathan Blow wants The Witness to deliver adventure gameplay that doesn’t suck

When Jonathan Blow demos his new game, The Witness, he lets the player drive — alone. In the puzzle adventure, you start out in a room with a door. You open it by completing a very simple task, drawing a line with your mouse or controller from one point to another. The door opens and it leads to a …

Apple donates $500,000 to local anti-poverty charity SF Gives

Apple, alongside a handful of other tech companies, is reaching into its pockets for local San Francisco anti-poverty charity SF Gives. According to a report from Fortune, Apple is one of many companies that has donated $500,000 towards the total goal of $10 million that the organization is …

Here’s your daily iPhone 6 mockup, in silver this time

Here’s your daily dose of iPhone 6 mockups. This time, images of a white/silver iPhone 6 dummy have been posted on Chinese website Baidu. The images don’t reveal anything exciting or new, but they may give you a better idea of what could be coming later this year.<p>It’s been rumored that the iPhone 6 …

Apple now notifying WWDC student scholarship winners

Apple has just started sending out emails to WWDC student scholarship winners informing that they are now eligible to this year’s conference free of charge. Steps for claiming a ticket will be arriving in winners’ inboxes soon. Those who didn’t win a ticket are also being notified.<p>Apple notified …

Apple’s MacBook Air lineup updated with faster Haswell processors, now starts at $899

In line with our recent scoops, Apple has updated its MacBook Air lineup early this morning. The refresh features the slightly updated Intel’s Haswell processor and all models are now priced $100 less than the previous models. The design is exactly the same and we don’t expect any significant …

I Played Destiny, and ...

First hands-on impressions from Bungie’s big new multiplayer shooter.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The first Strike Mission I played in Destiny presented a …

Infamous Paper Trail Shows The Power Of Episodic DLC That Goes Beyond The Console

I’m not generally a person who plays very much DLC or post-release content on games; for the most part, it comes out long after I’ve lost interest in the original title, and it’s a time suck, and time is not something I have very much of. PS4 Game Infamous: Second Son’s Paper Trail storyline is an …

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

Should Apple ditch the iPod?

For the moment, the Apple doom-mongers have been silenced by another record quarter. But there’s one area where things are down, and still dropping. It’s the iPod division, and it’s the closest thing Apple has to a dead man walking.<p>Sales of the music player continue to plummet as more people buy …

Alleged ‘iPhone 6’ cases show iPod touch-like thinness as slim volume buttons leak online (Video)

A new video by Unbox Therapy has been uploaded today, directly comparing the supposed iPhone 6 cases to a fifth-generation iPod touch. The video finds that the iPod touch fits exactly inside the case — suggesting the iPhone is about 6.1mm thin. This lines up with renders from last week, which said …

Microsoft may use mashup of pricing plans for Xbox TV shows

Microsoft is prepping for a power play in the on-demand digital television arena, and it has 85 million Xbox consoles and an Xbox Live audience of 48 million subscribers to help it break the barrier set up by vanguards Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.<p>But will watching an original TV series on your Xbox …

Call of Duty

PS4, PS3 owners can try Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC for free this weekend

If you own Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3 you can try the game’s Onslaught DLC for free this weekend.<p>The free trial period started yesterday, and will last until Monday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.<p>The Onslaught DLC pack contains four new maps--Fog, Bay …

Apple will replace your iPhone 5's faulty power button for free

If you've noticed that your iPhone 5's sleep/wake button isn't working reliably, you're not alone -- and you'll be glad to hear that Apple is doing something about it. The company has started a free program in Canada and the US (worldwide on May 2nd) that will replace buttons on phones made through …

Apple and Samsung will go into overtime to address key patent issue in court

Apple and Samsung will get a little more time in court than originally planned, after a California judge said both sides should be able to present additional evidence clarifying the wording associated with one of Apple's patents.<p>Earlier in the day, the two companies concluded the evidence portion …

Latest iPhone 6 renderings show rear antenna cutouts

Take this with a pinch of iSalt, perhaps, but a new set of alleged iPhone 6 renderings have surfaced online.<p>Hailing from the Ukrainian website UkrainianiPhone, they confirm a lot of what we’re already expecting — including the relocated sleep/wake button (moved to the side to make it more easily …

Microsoft's Xbox One Sold Just 1.2M Units To Retailers In Q3, Dips Below Xbox 360 Rate

Microsoft's Q3 earnings have arrived, and with them comes a single line-item that says a lot about the current state of the Xbox One. The console has sold 1.2M units to retailers, not consumers, in the past quarter, or about 400K a month.<p>While we could have reached that number by comparing …

Sony's big PS4 software update is now available

Ask anyone that's purchased a digital copy of a full PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game and they'll tell you it's an arduous experience — even with the "play while you wait" features that both consoles offer. Thankfully Sony is just days away from making things more convenient. The PS4's next big …

PS4 update 1.70 hits April 30 with video editor, HDCP toggle (update)

PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.70 will be released next Wednesday, April 30, according to a tweet today from the PlayStation Europe Twitter account.<p>According to the tweet, 1.70 will add the new ShareFactory video editor app and include the option to remove HDCP video signal copyright protection. …

NDS4iOS Nintendo DS Emulator Now Available to Download

NDS4iOS, a Nintendo DS emulator that runs on both non-jailbroken and jailbroken iOS devices, is now available to install through an over-the air download, reports <i>TouchArcade</i>.<p>Similar to the first version of the popular GBA4iOS Game Boy emulator, NDS4iOS requires a device's date to be set back to a …

Alleged Images of iPhone 6 Chassis and Manufacturing Molds Surface

A new set of leaks showing alleged manufacturing molds and chassis sketches of the iPhone 6 have surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p>The photos are said to come from a factory belonging to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, as the first set of images show …

How Respawn Could Add A Single Player Campaign To 'Titanfall' And Why They Should

I wrote recently that neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 had any true “must-have” titles yet.<p>This opinion piece included both major March releases for those systems, <i>Titanfall</i> on the Xbox One (and Xbox 360/PC) and <i>inFamous: Second Son</i> on the PS4.<p><i>Titanfall</i> is a very good game, but it’s missing the one …