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Microsoft could dare Apple to change its most controversial app policy

Microsoft could dare Apple to change its most controversial app policy

A leak of Microsoft's plans for its next major Windows 10 update suggest they'll allow developers to bypass in-app commerce sharing. In effect, Microsoft would not be taking a percentage of in-app purchases from apps made by developers that use their own 3rd-party in-app commerce system. This would be the first time a major app store would allow such a thing on their own operating system's official app store.

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Nintendo Switch update for Bluetooth and how to get it

Nintendo Switch update for Bluetooth and how to get it

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update to Nintendo Switch, released in April of 2021. This update may load to your Nintendo Switch device automatically - you might never know it even loaded in the first place. If, however, you'd like to make sure it's loaded to your Nintendo Switch device, the process to check is relatively simple.

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Xbox Update makes whole experience more addictive

Xbox Update makes whole experience more addictive

The most major all-encompassing Xbox Update for April 2021 delivered several new ways for players to involve their lives in the gaming universe. One way this took effect was a new ability to view leaderboards and achievements in the Xbox mobile app on game detail pages. That may seem like a small change - but the implications are huge.

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Shiny Smeargle in Pokemon GO Snap event: Timed rarity

Shiny Smeargle in Pokemon GO Snap event: Timed rarity

This week the folks at Niantic made ready their first Pokemon SNAP event for Pokemon GO. This event will feature the first ever appearance of the Shiny version of Smeargle, all orange with a red tail instead of slightly lighter tan with a green tail - at last! As you may have guessed, this event will feature far more snapshot-based tasks than your average event.

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LG reveals which phones will get the next big Android updates

LG reveals which phones will get the next big Android updates

LG recently announced that it is getting out of the smartphone business, and soon after it reassured its existing customers that it will continue to support some of its existing phones via additional Android updates over the next three years. This, naturally, raised questions over which models will get the future updates and now we finally have an answer.

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Spotify can listen to you for ads: Do you care?

Spotify can listen to you for ads: Do you care?

Voice on Spotify is the newest in voice activated smart audio control, active now with the latest update to the app. If you want to use the service, you can do so for no additional cost - or you can choose to have this "Hey Spotify" system turned off entirely. It's up to you.

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Nintendo Switch now has Exploding Kittens for $10

Nintendo Switch now has Exploding Kittens for $10

If you've never heard of Exploding Kittens before, I envy you for having the opportunity to discover this oddity for the first time. We started covering the creation of Exploding Kittens back when it was first a physical card game concept. Back then, The Oatmeal and friends wanted to make a game that'd be quick, fun, and abnormal. They made that game with great aplomb.

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Hitman 3 Season of Greed update revealed, pre-update in May

Hitman 3 Season of Greed update revealed, pre-update in May

A new set of updates appeared for Hitman 3 (or III, if you prefer) this week, with the Seven Deadly Sins Collection (Act 1: Greed) in full effect. If you're not already aware, we're a whole week deep into the Hitman III Season of Green. This series of events started on March 30 and lasts until May 9, 2021. Act 1: Greed of the 7 Deadly Sins was released on March 30, 2021.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Spring event and what to look for

Shiny Pokemon GO Spring event and what to look for

Today we're taking a peek at all the details in the newest in new Pokemon GO events. This week is the Spring into Spring event in Pokemon GO, from Sunday April 4 (yesterday) until Thursday, April 8, 2021. This event features a variety of super cute Pokemon that ALL have the potential to be Shiny, including - most of all - Shiny Bunnelby, and its evolution Shiny Diggersby. This event also graces the world of Pokemon GO with the first ever Mega Lopunny in Mega raids!

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Among Us Airship map update is now available

Among Us Airship map update is now available

The popular videogame Among Us has an update that is now available to download that brings a new map. The new map is called Airship and is available on all platforms. Airship is the fourth map offered via free updates and is the largest map yet.

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Among Us developer plans to revamp the game’s art style

Among Us developer plans to revamp the game’s art style

Hit imposter game Among Us received its big Airship update today as promised, but that's only the start of what Innersloth has planned. Coming alongside the update is a new blog post from the developers who revealed plans to revamp the game's animation style, including improving the line artwork.

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Windows 10 update: To fix printing, or to wait

Windows 10 update: To fix printing, or to wait

Today we're taking a peek at the latest set of updates for Windows 10, both the fix-up version and the next one set for April. The fix-up version, as we're calling it, is a version that repairs the oddity that appeared with the otherwise most-recent version of Windows 10. That version gave some users an error when attempting to use their paper printer.

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