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Android 12 update brings long-awaited easy gaming feature

Android 12 update brings long-awaited easy gaming feature

New gaming-focused features were revealed this week by Google for Android 12 and the future of Android in general. Android 12 will deliver a large collection of features to devices when released in its full form later this year - for now, it's out in Beta form for those brave enough to take advantage of early-release software. If you're a fan of having access to games as fast as possible, the new "play as you download" feature in Android 12 for Google Play might be right up your alley.

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Amazon Appstore reduces revenue cut for small businesses

Amazon Appstore reduces revenue cut for small businesses

Developer and app store cuts have been around for ages and, while there have been some voices of opposition, the current 70/30 split has more or less been accepted as a fact of app store life. Epic Games may be credited for kicking the hornet's nest, putting this system under a microscope and setting off a chain of events that eventually did lead to changes beneficial to developers. After Apple and Google announced changes, Amazon is following suit with its Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program that gives developers a larger chunk of their revenue along with some AWS credits.

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Windows updates on pause before big event

Windows updates on pause before big event

Microsoft revealed today that they are pausing all updates to Windows for the next several weeks. This pause isn't the sort of announcement Microsoft makes often. It is here, on the lead-up to the next major Microsoft event, that Microsoft makes clear that this update will be so major, they can't possibly risk revealing what's inside by pushing updates with code that could spill all the beans.

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Playdate gets preorder date, games, and a weird new accessory

Playdate gets preorder date, games, and a weird new accessory

If you thought the crank on this video game machine was weird, wait until you see the Stereo Dock. The Playdate is a handheld video game machine that has a black and white display, directional pad, A and B buttons, and a crank. As of today, the device has a pre-order date and a new "Playdate Stereo Dock" with Bluetooth audio and a pen holder, that holds a pen!

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iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

Each of the major operating system updates revealed today at WWDC 2021 were announced with Developer Beta release dates right out the gate. Each of them, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and an update for tvOS, will all be released today for developers in a Developer Beta. You will need to be a developer signed up with Apple as a developer to attain and run this software safely.

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Apple reveals new App Store features to win over mutinous developers

Apple reveals new App Store features to win over mutinous developers

Apple is adding a number of new features to the App Store, amid controversy around the cut it takes of developer income and its focus on privacy. The company already put app-makers on notice earlier today at WWDC 2021, with the launch of App Privacy Reports that show just what sites and services are secretly sharing your data in the background.

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Apple Smart Home updates tap Apple TV, HomePod, Matter integration

Apple Smart Home updates tap Apple TV, HomePod, Matter integration

This week Apple took their Home category out a whole new door. They revealed that they'd be allowing HomePod mini to pair with Apple TV 4K. Apple added Apple TV controls to HomePod (Hey Siri, watch Ted Lasso). They expanded the ways in which Siri can be used with Apple TV. Apple promised that their smart home universe would be easier to use, better together, and will have a focus on privacy.

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iPadOS 15 update taps iPad multitasking upgrade, home screen mods

iPadOS 15 update taps iPad multitasking upgrade, home screen mods

There's a new update coming to iPad devices this year called iPadOS 15. This update will allow the user to access new controls and control the home screen of the iPad in ways not available before now. One of the most essential features that's been available to desktop computers for decades and is coming to iPad here for the first time is - windows for apps.

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Apple Messages “Shared with You” ties iOS ecosystem together even tighter

Apple Messages “Shared with You” ties iOS ecosystem together even tighter

Today Apple showed a bunch of new features coming to their Messages app and platform. With this new update, users will find deeper integration with other Apple apps, like Apple News, Music, and Photos. The new feature that drives these connections is called "Shared with You." With Shared with You, you'll find a new section of content in your Apple apps recounting all the items sent to you in Messages.

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Apple WWDC 2021: How to watch today and what to expect

Apple WWDC 2021: How to watch today and what to expect

It's the biggest week of the year for Apple developers, and though the WWDC 2021 keynote kicking off today may not be happening as an in-person event, that doesn't mean the excitement levels are any less. An opportunity for Apple to cast its spotlight on the next versions of iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and more, this year's WWDC could also be a surprise when it comes to hardware like the MacBook Pro.

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Microsoft’s WinGet 1.0 released for real: Here’s why you want it

Microsoft’s WinGet 1.0 released for real: Here’s why you want it

At long last, WinGet 1.0 is out in the wild, courtesy of Microsoft. This piece of software allows users to more readily work with 3rd-party applications on the regular by seeking out updates for said applications outside of the Microsoft Store. The release of this software is a sign that Microsoft is not only ready to believe that people want to use Windows in ways not served by the Microsoft Store's hosted apps - they're also ready to assist.

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Unreal Engine 5 Early Access released to public with magical sample

Unreal Engine 5 Early Access released to public with magical sample

Today Epic Games released Unreal Engine 5 Early Access. In this next-generation engine, Epic hopes to move beyond boundaries, to "empower creators across all industries to deliver stunning real-time content and experiences." The company still suggests this engine is for "game developers" - but given what we're seeing here, it's more evident than ever that Epic is ready to roll into the next generation of virtual experiences and entertainment.

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