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Nintendo Android and iOS games incoming: as demos [UPDATE: Denied]

Nintendo Android and iOS games incoming: as demos [UPDATE: Denied]

This week there's word of an incoming official announcement from Nintendo that'll include their first full push for the mobile device sector - Android and iOS included. But in place of releasing classic titles like PokeMon and Mario Bros. to these platforms, it's suggested that Nintendo will be bringing on "mini games", AKA not full titles, that'll introduce the public to their much more expansive games on their own consoles and handheld devices.

UPDATE: Nintendo has denied this suggestion outright.

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Apple iPhone payments system reportedly in works

Apple iPhone payments system reportedly in works

Apple is building a comprehensive mobile payments system that would turn iPhones and iPads into ubiquitous credit card replacements, sources familiar with the scheme claim, taking on Google, PayPal, Square, and others in the process. The rumored system would build on Apple's existing EasyPay option in the Apple Store app for iOS, which allows shoppers to charge products in Apple Stores directly to the payment method associated with their iTunes account, by offering the same functionality to third-party retailers and those offering services within apps.

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Carmageddon goes freemium for 24 hours as Steam Early Access approaches

Carmageddon goes freemium for 24 hours as Steam Early Access approaches

The reboot of the vehicle-smashing classic Carmageddon made its way to both Android and iOS last year. Now, in anticipation of its Steam Early Access approach, the team has made the game entirely free - with a catch. You'll be able to have a peek at the game for the next 24 hours - after that, it's back to the wallet! Then it's all about the newest version of the game - the fourth in the series - Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

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Apple updates iWork across iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apple updates iWork across iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apple has pushed out new versions of iWork for iOS, Mac, and the iCloud beta, addressing some of the common requests around its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps. The updates include the ability to view and edit spreadsheets with an iPad or iPhone in landscape orientation, and being able to control remote Keynote presentations from the iOS version of the app.

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iPhone 6 display size boost joined by rumor of iPhone 5c scrapping

iPhone 6 display size boost joined by rumor of iPhone 5c scrapping

This week there's already been one report of Apple deciding to move forward with at least one larger display size for their iPhone lineup, coming first to the iPhone 6, if the rumors hold true. Today the Wall Street Journal joins in with a report that - to be fair - includes a warning that "Apple's plans weren't final and that the company could change course." That said, sources here suggest that Apple will also discontinue the plastic-backed iPhone 5c less than a year after it was initially released - perhaps in favor of an all-metal lineup before the end of 2014.

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Apple iOS 7 fix for random iPhone reboots in pipeline

Apple iOS 7 fix for random iPhone reboots in pipeline

Apple is readying a firmware update for iOS 7 which the company says will address unexpected reboots that users of the iPhone have reported in considerable numbers since the latest smartphone OS version was released. The glitch, colloquially known as the "white/black screen of death", affects iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5 users, among others, with the smartphone suddenly freezing and then performing a soft-reboot.

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iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

Word this afternoon comes from Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company that Apple's next iPhone - tentatively called the "iPhone 6" - will certainly be working with a 4.8-inch display. While it's possible this next-generation device could have a larger display - users have been waiting for such a change for quite some time, of course - the only real guarantee the public has is Apple's own word at reveal time. Regardless, Arcuri is suggesting that investors should take heed - a 4.8-inch display is on the way.

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iOS in the Car screenshots appear complete with faux home button

iOS in the Car screenshots appear complete with faux home button

Several images of what's assumed to be the current developer-ready versions of "iOS in the Car" have appeared on the web this afternoon courtesy of developer Steve Troughton Smith on Twitter. While we've got no additional details - nor any kind of confirmation that the images are completely legitimate - it would very much appear that Apple is close to releasing their final details on the market-ready software. This includes a simple left-sitting sidebar with home button, wi-fi connectivity bar, and time readout for starters.

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