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iOS 13.5 GM released with two big COVID-19 features

iOS 13.5 GM released with two big COVID-19 features

Apple has pushed out the iOS 13.5 golden master, meaning we're just one step away from the new COVID-19 features for exposure logging and easier Face ID use arriving on iPhones. While there are numerous tweaks and changes expected in iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5, two of the most eagerly-anticipated focus on making the iPhone more useful in this time of coronavirus pandemic.

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Apple’s virtual WWDC 2020 dates were just confirmed: What to know

Apple’s virtual WWDC 2020 dates were just confirmed: What to know

Apple's WWDC 2020 will kick off on June 22 the company has announced today, with a very different setting for the online-only Worldwide Developers Conference. Rather than hold an in-person event as in years previous, Apple has switched to a fully virtual conference as a way of working around limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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OnePlus crowdsourced Beta features revealed

OnePlus crowdsourced Beta features revealed

A release from OnePlus just revealed 5 user-recommended/suggested features that've been adopted as official updates for the future of OnePlus devices. This release builds on the previously-announced OnePlus Ideas program that's... not entirely unlike the LEGO Ideas program. That's a program in which everyday average users recommend ideas for the brand that the brand then uses if the ideas are both popular enough and realistic enough to implement.

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Apple OSX support cut for SteamVR; Windows and Linux remain

Apple OSX support cut for SteamVR; Windows and Linux remain

This week Valve made clear they're not in a position where it makes sense to continue supporting Apple's OSX for their SteamVR platform at this time. They've suggested that the SteamVR platform will continue to receive support, but all support will be focused on Windows and Linux. Users of Apple computers, running OSX, will need to use use "legacy builds" from this point forward.

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Android 11 DP3 out now with note on Open Beta release

Android 11 DP3 out now with note on Open Beta release

The software Android 11 Developer Beta 3 was released this afternoon for all those people with an itchy trigger finger and a taste for software danger. This software was also released by Google to get feedback from developers of Android apps and in hopes that intrepid users would assist in troubleshooting what they've made so far. This software was released for Google Pixel 4, 4XL, 3a, 3aXL, 3, 3XL, and Pixel 2, 2XL. This software is not available for the original Google Pixel.

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Android 11 update DP2.1 released with a fix for jankiness

Android 11 update DP2.1 released with a fix for jankiness

Developer Preview build 2.1 for Android 11 was released this afternoon by Google for the masses. This new update was officially released on April 2nd, 2020, and is build RPP2.200227.014, with Google Play Services 20.06.15 and x86 (32/64-bit) emulator support. This is a relatively minor update to the otherwise most-recent release for developers, that being Android 11 Developer Preview 2, released March 18, 2020.

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50k gamers banned from CoD battle royale game in March alone

50k gamers banned from CoD battle royale game in March alone

The creators of Call of Duty: Warzone took the ban hammer to the masses this week, crushing tens of thousands of cheaters. The team at Infinity Ward revealed that, since launch on March 10, 2020, they've had to ban over FIFTY THOUSAND PLAYERS from the game. What's more - they've not revealed the specific ways in which they've detected these cheaters, making it more difficult for said cheaters to find their way back to the game. That's normal, but the amount of players banned is certainly not.

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Stadia Makers revealed with Unity, bringing funds for games

Stadia Makers revealed with Unity, bringing funds for games

This week the folks at Stadia and Unity Technologies made an announcement about their new initiative to bring new games to the cloud gaming universe. This is part of the Google for Games Developer Summit - an online event, as is the situation with most events in the world at the moment. In Stadia Makers, creators will have the potential to be given technical assistance, free development hardware, and funding.

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Google I/O 2020 canceled completely: Online event scrapped

Google I/O 2020 canceled completely: Online event scrapped

Google has canceled all of its I/O 2020 activities, having previously suggested that it would make the annual developer conference an online-only event. I/O was due to take place in mid-May in Mountain View, California, but Google was forced to rethink its in-person event because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Android 11 Developer Preview 2 drops: New foldable, 5G & display features

Android 11 Developer Preview 2 drops: New foldable, 5G & display features

Google has released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2, squeezing in new features for foldable phones and tablets, along with improvements for high-refresh rate displays. The new version comes about a month after Developer Preview 1 was pushed out, though as before this isn't really intended for public use.

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Apple’s WWDC 2020 goes online-only amid coronavirus crisis

Apple’s WWDC 2020 goes online-only amid coronavirus crisis

The event known as WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2020 was pushed to an online-only event as of this afternoon. The event generally takes place around June, last year it took place on June 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 in San Jose, California. This year it'll be in June as well, but dates have not yet been set.

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OnePlus IDEAS revealed: Brainstorms rewarded with event tickets

OnePlus IDEAS revealed: Brainstorms rewarded with event tickets

OnePlus just revealed a system with which they'll accept ideas from their community for possible implementation in their products. To reward users for ideas that make their way to implementation, OnePlus said they'll be giving away VIP Tickets to OnePlus events along with round-trip tickets and one-night accommodations for said event. They'll also be giving community members "Community credits" as rewards for participation, as well as items like OnePlus Bullets earbuds.

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