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January 20, 2022

NEWS

PCMag.com

Gigabyte’s take on AMD’s Radeon RX 6500 XT budget GPU provides nearly rock-solid 1080p PC gaming performance in AAA and multiplayer titles, but it runs hot and packs unneeded ray-tracing cores. MSRP $199.99. PCMag editors select and review products …

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CNET

I put the top-end 16-inch Pro with the M1 Max chip with 64GB of RAM to the test in a studio photoshoot with probably the world’s best — and most demanding — camera. It’s the Phase One XFIQ4, a commercial-standard medium format camera that churns out …

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The Verge

This weekend, I noticed that my PS5 and Switch were literally collecting dust — and realized that’s because I’ve been playing my games almost exclusively on Xbox Game Pass instead. The service has an incredible wealth of titles; in just the past couple …

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Mac Rumors

Apple patched two significant security vulnerabilities when it released iOS 15 that could have potentially exposed users’ private Apple ID information and in-app search history to malicious third-party apps and allowed apps to override user Privacy …

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The Verge

Yesterday morning, Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard, publisher of games ranging from the Call of Duty series to Candy Crush Saga, for $68.7 billion. Microsoft says the move would make it the third-largest gaming company by …

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Mac Rumors

When ‌iOS 15‌ was released, Apple’s feature page said that the company would provide a choice “between two software update versions” in the Settings app, and that it would offer security updates for iOS 14 until people were prepared to upgrade.

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Mac Rumors

Illinois is the latest state to attempt to pass legislation that would prevent developers from being required to use Apple’s in-app purchase options by allowing for alternate payment solutions within apps. iOS App Store General Feature JoeBlue

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The Verge

Belkin’s new Boost Charge Pro wireless charging pad takes Apple’s MagSafe puck and … well, makes it “pro” with a 2-meter-long braided cable and a kickstand for propping your phone up to make it easier to see while it’s charging (via MacRumors).

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The New York Times

Activision helps Microsoft broaden its influence over players who like shooter games like Call of Duty, those who participate in competitive video gaming leagues devoted to games like Overwatch and Hearthstone, and the massive audience of mobile gamers, …

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CNET

Updating apps is still simple, just a little hidden. Jason Cipriani/CNET. Updating the apps on your iPhone or iPad is a quick and easy way to gain new features, new levels in games or fix bugs and security issues in the apps you use.

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