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The best mobile MMORPG games of 2016

The best mobile MMORPG games of 2016

Before mobile gaming was a thing, before even smartphones were a thing, gamers have been playing on the Internet in what was commonly regarded as MMORPGs, short for the wordy Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. Games like World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, Lineage, and more filled gaming news and chats, The advent of mobile devices, as well as the rise of MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), have mostly pushed MMORPGs to the sidelines.

As smartphones become more powerful, Internet access move ubiquitous, and mobile users mode engaged, MMORPGs have started to make a comeback, but on a smaller screen and with somewhat fewer controls. Here are our top picks for this year’s best MMORPGs, with some dating back even older, proving their massively multiplayer appeal.

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A simple fix for the new MacBook Pro’s big problem

A simple fix for the new MacBook Pro’s big problem

Courage is a double-edged sword, and while consumers may have taken the death of the iPhone 7 headphone jack in their stride, professionals aren't being so generous with the new MacBook Pro. Apple's decision to ditch almost all the legacy ports on its flagship notebook was done in the name of ushering in widespread adoption of Thunderbolt 3 and enabling a thinner machine. However, while Thunderbolt 3 may undoubtedly be a better connector than the bevy of sockets along the edge of the old MacBook Pro, the Cupertino firm's decision to go slim has frustrated many who have legacy devices to plug in, and who were hoping for a more significant power upgrade.

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2017 Audi S3 First Drive: The compact sports sedan gets fiercer

2017 Audi S3 First Drive: The compact sports sedan gets fiercer

You don't have to put the 2017 Audi S3 next to its A4 sibling to see that, in fitting Halloween style, the resemblance is spooky. Audi's feisty little sedan has been satisfying eager drivers wanting the punch of the company's excellent turbocharged engines with the reassurance of its quattro all-wheel drive since 2013. Now, sitting - for the moment, at least - atop a mid-cycle refresh of the whole A3 range, it's getting a little more expensive and a lot more personality.

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When to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus iOS 10.1

When to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus iOS 10.1

If you’ve updated your iPhone 7 Plus to iOS 10.1, there’s a cool new tool you can take advantage of. In the camera app, a new ‘Portrait’ mode adds a faux bokeh effect to your images that can really make your images pop like never before. It’s a fun feature, but many are complaining the feature blurs parts of the image that shouldn’t be. It’s a fair criticism, but the real problem is that Portrait mode isn’t good for every circumstance, and there are some heavy caveats we’re not paying attention to.

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5 reasons you should care about Thunderbolt 3

5 reasons you should care about Thunderbolt 3

Big news in Apple land this week is the arrival of Thunderbolt 3 on the new MacBook Pro, but there's more reason to be interested in the high-speed, highly-flexible port than simply because you're an Apple fan. While Apple may have been first to the Thunderbolt party back in 2011, the technology itself was actually a collaboration between the Cupertino firm and Intel's, and we've seen it appear on numerous Windows computers as well as third-party accessories too. Even after five years, though, you could be excused for not realizing why Thunderbolt is such a game-changer.

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New MacBook Pro 13 first look: Entry-level Touch Bar envy

New MacBook Pro 13 first look: Entry-level Touch Bar envy

After a long - some might say interminable - wait, Apple’s new MacBook Pro is here, and it’s proving to be controversial. Unveiled this week is the Cupertino firm’s vision of how touch and notebooks can co-exist, and it’s a very different interpretation compared to the 2-in-1’s and convertibles we’ve seen in Windows land. Not all the new MacBook Pro models are created equal, however, and it’s the new, $1,499 entry-level model which has landed first on the SlashGear test bench.

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The Best All-in-One Desktop Computers of 2016

The Best All-in-One Desktop Computers of 2016

PCs aren't dead. They've just taken a different form. From PC sticks to mini PCs to 2-in-1 PCs, personal computing is becoming even more diverse as we move away from the traditional tower form factor. One of the oldest "alternative" PC forms is the all-in-one or AIO that brings display and processing unit together under one roof. The AIO market has received no small interest this year, and is about to get even more interesting thanks to Microsoft's recent reveal. If you're in the market for one, especially with holiday sales coming up, you might want to take a peek at some of the choicest picks of all-in-one computers this year.

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New MacBook Pro hands-on

New MacBook Pro hands-on

Somehow both familiar and fresh, the new MacBook Pro is more than the sum of its parts: there's some witchcraft in here, too. I've spent some hands-on time with Apple's new flagship notebook, just announced at the company's Cupertino HQ in California today, and it's the upgrade many Mac users have been waiting with middling degrees of patience. More importantly, it feels like the final piece of Apple's argument against touchscreen notebooks and 2-in-1s.

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This is the new MacBook Pro

This is the new MacBook Pro

Apple has unveiled the new MacBook Pro, its eagerly anticipated update. As expected, there are new features and a slimmer, lighter design. That rumored touch strip has been made official, replacing the function keys, and Apple is calling it the "Touch Bar." There are two new MacBook Pro models, a 15-inch model and a 13-inch model. As expected, each one brings its own features, as well as some welcomed changes like a larger trackpad and more.

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How Surface Studio takes on iMac in 5 steps

How Surface Studio takes on iMac in 5 steps

The Microsoft Surface Studio was revealed this morning in a presentation that may be making Apple apprehensive. You see, Apple has an event taking place tomorrow, and they'll be revealing their own machines. It's likely Apple will have a set of new MacBook Pro units ready for the public then. But for now, Microsoft is attempting to get in while the getting is good.

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10 apps you should have on your new iPhone 7

10 apps you should have on your new iPhone 7

Every new iPhone comes with a new iOS release, so getting a new iPhone is always more than just getting new hardware. It’s like stepping into a whole new world that, in some cases, nobody else in the past can experience. Now that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have more or less settled in, it’s time to take stock of the apps that can best take advantage of the iPhone 7’s new, and some old, features. Here are top picks, crossing all categories, from entertainment to productivity to Pokemon stickers!

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New MacBook Pro leaks: Magic Toolbar detailed

New MacBook Pro leaks: Magic Toolbar detailed

Being less than two days out from Apple's expected MacBook Pro reveal, would it shock you to hear that the new notebook, complete with its Magic Toolbar, has leaked yet again? Maybe not, but what if we said that these new images were actually included in macOS Sierra version 10.12.1? Then things begin to get a little more interesting.

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