The original Mass Effect trilogy was one of the more highly-rated RPGs in recent years, with the company’s newer take on the Mass Effect franchise kind of falling flat. If you are wondering what the big deal is regarding the original games, then you might have to wait until 2021 because that’s when Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will launch.
The other day, Microsoft released its Xbox app for Android. For those unfamiliar, this is different from the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service where users can stream games from the cloud onto their mobile devices. Instead, this app will stream a game you own from your Xbox console onto your mobile device, acting like a local server of sorts.
One of the new features that Apple introduced to iOS 14 is the ability to change certain default apps, such as your browser and email client. However, that’s pretty much where they stopped, but interesting enough, Facebook is pushing Apple to make further changes where they are hoping that Apple could be convinced to allow default messaging apps to be changed as well.
We’ve all seen how dogs are deployed at checkpoints along the border or at airports to help sniff out drugs and other illegal substances that people should not be bringing into a country, but could sniffer dogs also be used to sniff out diseases in people, like the coronavirus? Apparently so, or that’s what Finnish researchers believe.
While there are millions of apps in Apple’s App Store, suggesting that many are flocking to Apple’s distribution platform, it was never always a smooth sailing experience. So much so that it seems that a bunch of companies that Apple might have “wronged” in the past have banded together to form what they are calling the Coalition for App Fairness.
As the legal battle between Apple and Epic continues, it seems that those of you who still have Fortnite installed on their iPhones or iPads might want to stay away from the iOS 14 update. This is according to a tweet by the Fortnite Status account who claims that updating to iOS 14 could result in the app being uninstalled.
A popular rumor is suggesting that Apple’s iPhone 12 event could take place in October. As we are approaching the end of September and there is still no official word from Apple just yet, it’s safe to assume that October seems like the most likely candidate. Now it looks like those rumors have been “confirmed”.
Headsets for virtual reality setups tend to be bulky because of the displays that they put inside of them. However, it seems that Apple might have an idea for a VR/AR headset that could in theory be more compact as the company is toying with a slightly different idea on how to allow users to see the images or videos in the headset.
It would seem that Instagram had a particularly nasty bug on their hands when cybersecurity researchers at Check Point Security discovered that this bug, when exploited, would have allowed a hacker to take over the victim’s phone. Yup, the entire phone, not just their Instagram account.
Ring is mostly known for its home security systems like its smart doorbell and more recently its home security camera that comes with a built-in sentry drone. However, it seems that the company has decided to expand on their portfolio where they’ll be moving beyond the home and into automobiles.
Does your home have several Echo or Echo Dot speakers setup? Or are you looking for a relatively more affordable way of keeping your home safe when you’re asleep or if you’re away? If you are, then you might be interested to learn that Amazon has since announced its new Alexa Guard Plus subscription service.
Earlier this year, Twitter launched an experiment of sorts where on smartphones, whenever a user wanted to retweet a link to an article, they were prompted to open the link and read the article first. This wasn’t mandatory, but the idea behind it is that Twitter wanted users to maybe get a better idea of the article before deciding if they should retweet it.
In addition to announcing the new Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Amazon has also taken the wraps off their brand new Echo Show. For those unfamiliar, the Echo Show is an Alexa-enabled smart display where it will come with all the features you might expect from an Alexa-enabled device, with the added bonus of having a display so that you can use it to watch videos.
The problem with official accessories is that they can be pretty expensive. Take Apple’s Lightning cable for example, there are much cheaper options out there, and for the price you pay, you would think that Apple would offer a much better quality product, especially since the Lightning cable is known to fray and has reportedly caused electrocutions in the past.
One of the new features of iOS 14 that users have been anticipating is the ability to set default apps. Previously, website links would typically open in Safari, even if you use Chrome primarily. Email links would also open in the iOS Mail app, despite the fact that users might be using other apps like Outlook, Gmail, and so on.
Due to the fact that home security cameras are becoming cheaper, easier to install, and easier to use, it’s not surprising that more people are starting to use them. For the most part, they get the job done, but who’s to say that it cannot be improved upon? That’s what Amazon is trying to do with its latest Ring home security camera.
If you thought that the design for Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot speakers were a little dated, then you might be interested to learn that the company has since taken the wraps off a brand new design for its Alexa-enabled speakers. As you can see in the photo above, Amazon has decided to give it a makeover, resulting in a spherical design.
Last year, it was reported that Amazon was apparently thinking about getting into the game streaming business, and sure enough they have. The company has recently announced Luna, its attempt at launching a game streaming platform, following in the footsteps of other platforms like NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, Microsoft’s xCloud, and Google Stadia.
Microsoft had recently confirmed that its new consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S will support storage expansion. This makes it ideal for gamers who play a lot of games and who tend to keep their games around, instead of deleting them when they’re done. However, there is some bad news on that front.
For a while, Tesla’s electric cars were viewed as premium vehicles due to their high price tags. However, in recent years, the company has started to offer more affordable models, like the Tesla Model 3 which is priced starting at $35,000. This is by no means cheap, but it is more affordable compared to some of the company’s other electric cars.