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Apple App Store update moves tipping to in-app purchase territory

Analysts say that by making tipping an "in-app purchase", Apple is aiming to make more money out of Chinese users. Appealing to app developers and content creators, Apple will now let people "tip" them in virtual currency. Users will also be able to opt out of receiving pop-ups entirely. Among the many ways that our apps get on our nerves is when they repeatedly pressure us to leave a review in the App Store , but as of this week, Apple is cutting back on those annoying prompts ... Read More

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Apple demands cut of Chinese app 'tips'

For video streaming platforms, developers may decide to take a 20 percent cut to pass on 50 percent of the tips to content creators, which will open up a new and legal path for monetizing videos. This means developers can add tipping features without fearing repercussions from Apple , as long as they're willing to give the giant 30%. If app makers don't comply, they'll be removed from the App Store . Read More

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GST Council meet on June 18 to decide on rules

GST Council meet on June 18 to decide on rules

To help familiarize people with the GST, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in coordination with the state governments have increased their outreach programmes so as to reach the last trader. The Assembly also passed the Karnataka Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017, seeking to empower the state government to collect tax on petrol, diesel and aviation fuel. Read More

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Traumatized firefighters search for more London fire victims

Pedestrians look up towards Grenfell Tower, a residential block of flats in west London on June 14, 2017 , as firefighters continue to control a fire that engulfed the building in the early hours of the morning. "Automatically everybody turns up because we are one family", Phupinder Singh, a volunteer said. Survivors said they saw the flames racing up the exterior of the building, which had recently been covered in cladding during a major refurbishment finished past year. Read More

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IOS 11 will stop apps from begging you for reviews

You can place icons for all your frequently used controls and use the full screen for icon placement. If you are looking for an app that notes when you go off schedule and can help you recalculate your dosage times, a recent update to the free, well-reviewed Round Health iOS app records when you last took a pill so you can do the math needed for timing the next dose. Read More

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'Injustice 2' Releases Sub-Zero DLC Trailer Online

'Injustice 2' Releases Sub-Zero DLC Trailer Online

The official reveal trailer showcased the Mortal Kombat character's moves within the DC Comics brawler, as well his release window - which is next month. Mortal Kombat fans were given a double dose of nostalgia today as NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon did a 25-year anniversary retrospective on the bloody series. Read More

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Super Mario Odyssey's Gameplay Footage Shows Mario's Abilities And Open-World Exploration

Super Mario Odyssey's Gameplay Footage Shows Mario's Abilities And Open-World Exploration

The trailer also showed off the fact that Mario can now temporarily possess in-game items and characters by tossing his cap at them, which can be useful for solving puzzles or to gain special abilities. Toward the end of the livestream, Nintendo delivered a rather lengthy trailer for Super Mario Odyssey . Little did we know that Ubisoft were also making a great looking Mario game, with the XCOM meets Fire Emblem fun of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Read More

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E3 2017: Rocket League Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

The game will release for Switch on 27 October 2017. Nintendo's latest and greatest games console, designed for the home and usable on the move. Nintendo didn't offer many details, instead focusing on the gameplay . We're at E3 2017 this week and will bring you our impressions of Pokken Tournament and any other Pokemon-related news after the show floor opens. Read More

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Metroid and Mario & Luigi return in new 3DS titles

Metroid and Mario & Luigi return in new 3DS titles

The six and a half minute clip starts off by sharing that it has been 13 years since Nintendo has released a 2D Metroid game. The company may want to entice November shoppers with the games they can expect next year. Nintendo has announced a remake of its classic Metroid title Metroid II: The Return of Samus entitled Metroid: Samus Returns . Nintendo announced that the game will be out on 15 September 2017. Read More

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E3 2017: Nintendo Wants All the Biggest Third-Party Games on Switch

It marks the end of a busy E3 2017 for the Nintendo Switch . "As we were proceeding along development, there were things we wanted to do with Nintendo Switch online that extended the development time", Fils-Aime said. " It's about getting an American child who's ten to have a great Super Mario experience but it's also about getting that adult in India who's never had access to a Nintendo platform ". Read More

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LG G7 could arrive as soon as January 2018

LG G7 could arrive as soon as January 2018

This time around, the company may unveil the V30 in August and launch the handset during the same month, according to The Investor . Last year, the V20 was released in September . IBT previously reported that LG and Qualcomm were teaming up for the G7, and are planning to put the Snapdragon 845 processor on the handset. While LG has chose to break from "tradition" of unleashing their latest flagship at MWC each year, perhaps a January 2018 release of the LG G7 is a smart idea. Read More

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E3 2017: Nintendo Conference Recap

E3 2017: Nintendo Conference Recap

A new Metroid game is coming! The world's leading video game conference E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, is now going on in Los Angeles but we've already witnessed some of this years most important news. Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi added: "What kind of Pokémon game will we be able to play on Nintendo Switch? ". In any case, this is a brand new wrinkle that seems to mesh perfectly with established Mario gameplay. Read More

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Amazon Adds Power of Alexa to Dash Wand's Ease of Ordering Products

Amazon Adds Power of Alexa to Dash Wand's Ease of Ordering Products

The Dash Wand makes it much easier by enabling users to purchase items directly. Called Dash, it looked like a Nintendo Wii remote, but it let you add items to your shopping list with your voice. Another unusual feature of the Amazon Dash Wand is that it doesn't come with a rechargeable battery. Amazon does note, however, that unlike other Alexa-enabled devices, this one can't play music. Read More

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Amazon Open To Bringing Siri Onto The Echo

Amazon Open To Bringing Siri Onto The Echo

A smart speaker is primarily used to stream music and news, set timers and reminders, manage shopping lists, and control connected-home devices like lights or thermostats. ApplePromotional image for HomePod - Apple's newest home speaker. Siri is definitely not as sophisticated as Alexa, which allows the user many more functionalities such as ordering a pizza from Dominos. Read More

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Canadiens acquire Drouin from Lightning for Sergachev

Canadiens acquire Drouin from Lightning for Sergachev

The 22-year-old Drouin has what it takes to be a star in the National Hockey League who can produce 60-70 points each season - the Canadiens gave a lot to get him, but they clearly don't have any buyers remorse. While it wasn't the central goal of the deal, by trading Drouin Tampa Bay can protect an extra forward in the expansion draft and has more salary-cap space moving forward with other players in need of new deals. Read More

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At last, you can get Microsoft Office from the Windows Store

In addition, Microsoft has taken to its support forum to make Windows users aware of the limitations of the preview versions of its Office apps. Microsoft's promise to bring Office to Windows Store this June is about to come true. There are some key differences on Office available from Windows Store in comparison to the desktop suite. Customers can download and install any app from Windows Store with confidence since they are first verified for security, and then locally each run in a safe ... Read More

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Trump decries shooting of top Congressman

Trump announced during a press conference on Wednesday morning that he died from his injuries. "My thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and all the other victims, including the Capitol police, who are true and courageous professionals who put their lives on the line every day". Read More

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At last six dead after inferno rips through London apartment block

Early eyewitness accounts include stories of babies and small children being tossed from high stories of the building by their parents in order to help them survive. "A lot of people said 'help, help, help.' The fire brigade could only help downstairs". An interviewee told local radio that the fire started at the fourth floor, but the smoke alarms had not gone off. Read More

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E3 2017: Microsoft unveils $499 Xbox One X

E3 2017: Microsoft unveils $499 Xbox One X

Microsoft unveiled its new gaming system, the new Xbox One X , on Sunday at the annual E3 Expo in Los Angeles, claiming it's "the most powerful console ever made,". This applies to about 30 titles from third-party developers such as " Final Fantasy 15 " or " Resident Evil 7 ". The Xbox One X features a highly customized and fine-tuned AMD SoC outfitted with a Polaris-based GPU clocked at 1.17GHz with 40 Compute Units and 6TFLOPs of compute power. Read More

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Latest iPhone update leaves you open to security threats

Latest iPhone update leaves you open to security threats

That's the same for the iPad 4 or earlier Apple tablets too. At Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference , Apple launches HomePod- a smart home speaker. Users can also now authenticate payments using Touch ID. Although Apple is late to the game, CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber says the new tools come "as the technology hits an inflection point". Read More

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Tesla's Model X Gets the First Perfect SUV Crash Rating

Tesla's Model X Gets the First Perfect SUV Crash Rating

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) made a decision to finally put Tesla's claims to the test by putting a base Model X 75D through the safety ringer. Rollover is a common safety problem for SUVs. Versions of the all-wheel-drive Model X earning the top safety honor include the 60D, 75D, 90D, P90D and P100D. Read More

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Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4

Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4

UPS workers hold their hands up while police investigate an active shooter situation in San Francisco. When police arrived on the scene, they learned the shooter was still inside the building. UPS workers gather outside a UPS package delivery warehouse where a shooting took place Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , in San Francisco. "Several of them said it was a driver they worked with who had a gun and opened fire". Read More

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Sony fires at Xbox with arsenal of big PS4 games

Minecraft owners can soon play across Xbox One , Switch and PC. Whenever cross-platform play has come up in the past, Microsoft has insisted that the ball was in Sony's court, and it appears that is true: Speaking with Eurogamer , PlayStation global sales and marketing head Jim Ryan said Sony's reasoning for holding out was about money. Read More

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11 things to know about iOS 11

11 things to know about iOS 11

Orders have already opened for the new iPad Pro 10 .5ins and updated 12.9ins model, which can be picked up for £619 and £789 respectively. The device sports an excellent retina display created to deliver a better visual performance, compared to the company's first 12.9-inch iPad Pro . Read More

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