Author Archives: Chris Burns

Currently managing editor at SlashGear, Chris Burns has been with the site for more than a decade. With a background in graphic design, Chris' eclectic coverage spans UX, 3D printing, mixed reality, and new media, in addition to bringing his exacting eye for detail to smartphones and tablets. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Apple must allow in-app purchases and Epic Games owes millions

Apple must allow in-app purchases and Epic Games owes millions

A ruling was reached today in an Epic Games vs Apple court case and legal battle that effectively started back in August of 2020. Apple is likely to appeal the part of the decision that'd otherwise allow additional permissions for iOS app developers. For now, the ruling is that app developers will not be prohibited from adding purchasing mechanisms in their apps.

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Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

This week Microsoft released firmware updates to Xbox controllers of several sorts. This update affects Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. In this update, users will get features that were only previously available on the newest in new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controllers.

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Pokemon GO promo code returns with Pokeballs

Pokemon GO promo code returns with Pokeballs

This week Niantic started sending out Promo Codes for the game Pokemon GO, once again. It's not clear yet whether this sort of giving away of items in the game will continue with codes such as the one(s) we're seeing this week, or if this is an isolated incident. In any case - it's time for some Pokeballs for the masses!

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Samsung Galaxy One UI 4.0 beta release date delay with Android 12 update guarantees

Samsung Galaxy One UI 4.0 beta release date delay with Android 12 update guarantees

If you're using a Samsung Galaxy S21 right now, you might be champing at the bit waiting for your One UI 4.0 Beta update. That update might never actually arrive, as it turns out. September 10th was previously suggested as the key date for updates to begin. Instead, we might just have to wait until the full regular release appears for the masses.

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iPhone 13 event leaks: Colors, sizes, prices you can expect

iPhone 13 event leaks: Colors, sizes, prices you can expect

The iPhone 13 series is expected to be revealed at Apple's next press event happening on September 14. This event is rumored to be the first place Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. We've gone over the specifications and expected features for the lot - now it's time to take a peek at the more basic details, like size and color.

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PS5 gets Spider-Man 2 trailer with Venom and a new Wolverine game tease

PS5 gets Spider-Man 2 trailer with Venom and a new Wolverine game tease

Insomniac Games announced today that they're not only working on Spider-Man 2 for PlayStation 5, they're also working on Wolverine! Much like the now hit-release Spider-Man game series from Insomniac, the (also Marvel Comics-sourced) Wolverine will appear in his own stand-alone game. And Spider-Man 2 will have Venom - VOICED BY THE ORIGINAL CANDYMAN!

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GTA 5 Online PS5 release date and temporary free access

GTA 5 Online PS5 release date and temporary free access

During the official PlayStation Showcase 2021 event today, the folks at Rockstar revealed the return of Grand Theft Auto 5. Or continuation of the legacy... however you want to look at it. Both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online will be released for proper PlayStation 5 action in March of the year 2022. Before then, there'll be bonuses aplenty.

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WhatsApp ends service for some phones in November

WhatsApp ends service for some phones in November

WhatsApp has a cut-off date for a set of smartphones by the end of the year 2021. These devices will start to see their "end of service" message in WhatsApp starting on November 1, 2021. Before then, though, WhatsApp has a set of requirements that stand at Android OS 4.1 and newer, so long as that device is able to receive SMS or calls during the verification process. WhatsApp does not support Wi-Fi only devices.

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Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories glasses are a catalog of bad decisions

Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories glasses are a catalog of bad decisions

Facebook and Ray-Ban revealed a pair of glasses with two cameras, microphones, and speakers inside. These glasses are very, very similar to the SnapChat Spectacles released in several iterations a few years ago. These glasses from Ray-Ban and Facebook connect to your phone to share video clips and photos, too. But why do these glasses exist?

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The Matrix Resurrections trailer 1: The first Easter Eggs

The Matrix Resurrections trailer 1: The first Easter Eggs

Today we're taking a peek at the first full trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, or The Matrix 4. This trailer is all about reflections - not just resurrecting the past, but reflecting what's come before. The release date for this trailer is 9/9, and the release date for the movie is 122221, or 12/22/21, December 22nd, 2021. I've had dreams that weren't just dreams. Time to take the Red Pill.

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Pokemon GO Inkay evolution in focus: Psychic Spectacular

Pokemon GO Inkay evolution in focus: Psychic Spectacular

The Pokemon GO Psychic Spectacular is ready to roll and Inkay is the hero of the day. Beween the 8th of September and September 13, Pokemon GO will focus on Psychic Type Pokemon, including Timed Research (with Psychic rewards), Psychic-type Pokemon in raid battles, and Field Research with Woobat and Inkay encounters as rewards.

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RICOH GR IIIx emboldens high-end compact camera with 40mm equivalent lens

RICOH GR IIIx emboldens high-end compact camera with 40mm equivalent lens

The RICOH GR IIIx is the newest compact high-end camera from the company, made to ramp-up the powers of the already successful RICOH GR III. This camera works with a larger APS-C-size CMOS image sensor inside with a brand new GR ENGINE 6 imaging engine and approximately 24.24 effective megapixels with a max sensitivity of ISO 102400.

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