Spotify, Epic Games, and Others Argue Apple’s App Store Changes Do Not Comply With DMA

Spotify, Epic Games, Deezer, Paddle, and several other developers and EU associations today sent a joint letter to the European Commission to complain about Apple’s “proposed scheme for compliance” with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The 34 companies and associations do not believe Apple’s plans “meet the law’s requirements.” Apple’s changes “disregard both the spirit […]

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Big Helldivers 2 balance changes are on the way, so hopefully everyone can stop arguing about meta loadouts soon

What you need to know In the weeks following Helldivers 2’s launch, the game’s “meta” — the best armor, weapons, and stratagems to use — has settled. Though you can use anything you want and be successful in the first five or six of Helldivers 2’s difficulty tiers, things get more complicated in the higher […]

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip6 renders show a familiar design, but dimensions suggest changes

Yesterday, the first speculative renders of the Galaxy Z Fold6 hit the web, now it’s time for the Galaxy Z Flip6 design to be revealed. And if you thought that the Fold looked too similar to its predecessor, wait until you see the Flip. Last year brought major changes to Samsung’s clamshell foldable with a […]

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iOS 18 Rumored to Have Design Changes, macOS Revamp Coming Later

iOS 18 will likely include some design changes, but a macOS revamp might be a year or two away, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. In his Power On newsletter today, Gurman said Apple is working to update the design of iOS as “early as this year.” A sketchy rumor claimed that iOS 18 would feature […]

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra teardown shows minor internal changes

Xiaomi went ahead and unveiled its premiere flagship smartphone for 2024 yesterday and we now have a highly detailed teardown for the 14 Ultra courtesy of WekiHome. [embedded content] While the 14 Ultra looks similar to its predecessor, it boasts several internal changes. The new flagship boasts a slightly larger motherboard casing. Xiaomi 14 Ultra […]

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The biggest new Minecraft feature in years completely changes the game, but I’m not totally sold yet

Minecraft may technically fall into the games-as-a-service category thanks to nearly 15 years of continued support and updates, but the legendary survival-crafting game indubitably evolves significantly slower than the biggest players in the same live service space. It’s not often that the Minecraft status quo is shaken up in any meaningful way, but that’s exactly […]

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Samsung makes changes at its chip factory to better meet demand

Challenges persist for Samsung’s lucrative semiconductor business but the company is hopeful that things will start looking up in the second half of this year. Samsung is now making some changes at its chip factory in a bid to improve efficiency and better respond to market demand. Samsung is specifically adjusting the construction schedule at […]

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Apple Seeds Third iOS 17.4 Public Beta With EU App Ecosystem Changes

Wednesday February 14, 2024 10:12 am PST by Juli Clover Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software ahead of its release. The third public iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 betas come a week after Apple released the second […]

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra leaked renders reveal minor design changes

Xiaomi scheduled an event during MWC 2024, and the latest leak suggests we might see the 14 Ultra flagship get announced on stage. A photo, allegedly of the camera’s cover glass, revealed the same shooter arrangement as the predecessor, and now we have leaked renders of the entire phone. Xiaomi 14 Ultra The images showcase […]

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Overwatch 2 Season 9 patch notes reveal massive changes to the game’s entire structure

What you need to know Blizzard Entertainment has recently disclosed the patch notes for Season 9 of Overwatch 2. The patch notes reveal significant gameplay changes, including a new co-op mission called Cosmic Crisis, reworks for the Competitive Play game mode, balance updates for the playable Heroes, bug fixes, and more. Overwatch 2 is a […]

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Sketchy Rumor Says iOS 18 Will Have visionOS-Inspired Design Changes

iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 will feature visionOS-inspired design elements, according to a rumor shared this week by Israeli website The Verifier. For example, the report claims that the Apple TV app on iPadOS 18 will feature the same translucent navigation bar that was introduced in the tvOS 17.2 version of the app last year. […]

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Apple Seeds Second iOS 17.4 Public Beta With EU App Ecosystem Changes

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software ahead of its release. The second public iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 betas come a week after Apple released the first betas. Public beta testers can get the beta by opening […]

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iPhone 16 camera bump design changes again says rumor

Apple is rumored to change up the design of its entry-level iPhone 16 with the cameras on the back going from a diagonal array to a vertical one which we last saw on the iPhone 12 back in 2020. A new set of renders and design schematic have appeared online detailing a pill-shaped camera island […]

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Apple Releasing iOS 17.4 in March With These New Features and Changes

Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, SharePlay for the HomePod, and new emoji. The update also includes preparations for the […]

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App Developers Can Now Sign Up for Consultations on Complicated EU App Ecosystem Changes

Apple this week announced that developers can sign up to meet with an Apple team member to discuss the changes being made to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union. Developers can request a 30-minute online consultation to ask questions and provide feedback about Apple’s changes. Topics of discussion include alternative distribution […]

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Zuckerberg Calls Apple’s DMA Compliance Changes ‘Onerous’ and ‘Difficult to Seriously Entertain’

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized Apple’s compliance with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) regulation, which forces Apple to let third-party developers create alternative App Stores and use their own payment systems, amongst other things. Speaking to investors on Thursday during Meta’s Q4 earnings call, Zuckerberg called Apple’s new rules “so onerous” that he […]

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ASUS ROG Ally’s latest update brings great quality-of-life changes to the handheld (and mentions status of AMD Fluid Motion Frames)

What you need to know The ASUS_ROG X (Twitter) account posted about a new update for the ROG Ally. A handful of quality-of-life features have been added to the Command Center. The highly awaited AMD Fluid Motion Frames is not ready for release yet on the ROG Ally and is awaiting AMD certification. ASUS is […]

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Apple Seeds First iOS 17.4 Public Beta With EU App Ecosystem Changes, Re-Releases Dev Beta

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software ahead of its release. The public iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 betas come a week after Apple released the betas for developers. Apple has also re-released the first beta of iOS […]

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Kuo: iPhone 16 Models to Lack Significant Design Changes Beyond Capture Button

iPhone 16 models launching later this year will not have any “significant design changes,” according to Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. One of the only notable hardware changes rumored for the iPhone 16 lineup is the addition of a so-called “capture” button for recording video. According to a recent report, the button will respond […]

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Samsung’s making some changes to bring us cheaper foldables

Even as Samsung may not be rushing to launch mid-range foldable phones, the company could benefit from a price cut for its existing models, particularly for the Galaxy Z Fold series that starts at $1,799. If a new report is to be believed, Samsung is making some changes to how one crucial component is manufactured […]

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