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Final Fantasy VII mobile games give a taste of the Remake

Final Fantasy VII mobile games give a taste of the Remake

Final Fantasy VII, abbreviated to FF7 or FFVII at times, is perhaps one of the most iconic games in a franchise that spans decades and generations of consoles. After decades of waiting, fans are getting their dreamed remake but, almost cruelly, they still have to wait again for the subsequent parts of the saga. In the meantime, however, Square Enix wants to distract fans with mobile spin-offs, including one that could perhaps be considered "spoilery" for the entire game.

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Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

This afternoon Xbox services had a few outages and/or issues. This included what Microsoft marked as a "Major Outage" for items like "Account & Profile", "Store & Subscriptions", Multiplayer gaming, and Cloud gaming. Together those basically make up the biggest bits of the online space for Xbox players of multiplayer games - chances are you felt the impact of this set of issues.

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PUBG: New State gives battle royale a twist on iOS and Android this year

PUBG: New State gives battle royale a twist on iOS and Android this year

There's a new mobile game on the way from the creators of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and this one is called PUBG: New State. This is not just a mobile take on the mainline PUBG game like PUBG Mobile is, but rather a futuristic take on the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds universe. That means players will be competing on a new map with futuristic weapons and tools at their disposal.

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Smartphone sales in Q4 put Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei in a blender

Smartphone sales in Q4 put Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei in a blender

Smartphone sales numbers in the fourth quarter of the year 2020 look like the top brands were playing musical chairs. As Gartner shows, All five of the top brands in smartphone sales worldwide changed places year-over-year. Back in Q4 2019, Samsung was the leader, followed by Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO. At the tail end of 2020, Huawei fell to 5th place, and Apple moved to first, followed by Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO in-between.

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Pokemon GO Kanto raid day tips and Shiny release

Pokemon GO Kanto raid day tips and Shiny release

This week the folks at Niantic revealed a special Kanto-themed Raid Day ready for the tail end of February. This next major Raid Day will "celebrate some fan-favorite Pokemon" on the final day of the most long-lasting and epic series of events in Pokemon GO history draws to a close. This event will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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Apple TV+ released for Google TV at last, more devices soon

Apple TV+ released for Google TV at last, more devices soon

If you're using a device with Google TV, today's the first day you'll be able to use Apple TV+, officially. You might've been able to side-load the app before, if you had the extreme urge, but now it's out for real. Chances are you're using a Chromecast with Google TV device, and on this device you have a slightly smaller selection of apps available to you than you would with Android TV - but that's changing fairly quickly.

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Twitter Voice DMs available in a few countries

Twitter Voice DMs available in a few countries

For the longest time, Twitter has stuck to its core identity of a social network that revolves around bursts of short text posts, sometimes accompanied by photos or videos. Recently, however, it has been striking off in other directions, from Instagram Stories-like Fleets to Clubhouse-like Spaces. It seems to have a fascination with the power of the human voice given the new features it has been experimenting with, the latest of which allows users to send voice messages in at least three countries.

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EarBuds might be the next big social network

EarBuds might be the next big social network

The app EarBuds is all about listening to music and the audio bits of live events with your friends. You could also listen along with basically anyone, as the EarBuds app is made to allow anyone to share moments in real-time with audio only. It's the simplicity of the setup that makes the concept run.

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Epic Games takes Apple legal battle to Europe

Epic Games takes Apple legal battle to Europe

Epic Games has opened legal cases against Apple in the USA, the UK, Australia, and now the European Union. Epic's cases suggest that Apple's business is anticompetitive and monopolistic. They've suggested that Apple should allow Epic Games to launch their own Epic Games store on iOS devices, and that they should be allowed to initiate direct in-app payments in games like Fortnite.

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Google Pay adds digital wallet parking fee and transit options

Google Pay adds digital wallet parking fee and transit options

This week Google Pay added a new wave of options for paying for parking fees and transit around the world. While it's likely Google had connections with the transit industry and local governments for parking fees in the works already, now (more than ever) it's high time these and other transactions moved away from the transfer of paper and metal money. With Google Pay on both Android and iOS devices, all the payments are digital.

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Apple Pay with BitPay now supports Bitcoin

Apple Pay with BitPay now supports Bitcoin

BitPay announced this week that they've begun functioning with Apple Wallet. The self-professed "world's largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services" announced that users of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can now add their card to their iPhone's Apple Wallet. With the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard in an Apple Wallet, the user can spend with Apple Pay.

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Microsoft Office app for iPad released at last

Microsoft Office app for iPad released at last

There's a newly fully-functional Microsoft Office app available now for Apple's iPad. This app isn't free - it's part of Microsoft's Office subscription program(s). The least expensive option for acquiring functionality from this newly updated Microsoft Office app is approximately $6.99 per month. If you're looking for an app that's different from the iPhone version of the app, don't - It's listed under the same title.

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