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Nvidia's GeForce Now Will Lose Access To Titles From Xbox Game Studios and Warner Bros.

Slashdot - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 13:20
Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service is losing access to more titles later this month, the company announced said. From a report: Starting April 24th, GeForce Now will no longer be able to play titles from Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment. Without Xbox Game Studios, GeForce Now can't access popular titles like Halo: The Master Chief Collection or games in the Gears of War or Forza franchises. Warner Bros.' game division is another popular publisher, owning the rights to series like the Batman: Arkham games developed by Rocksteady and Mortal Kombat titles from NetherRealm. Codemasters is well known for developing racing titles with the Formula 1 brand and rally racing games under the Dirt series. And Klei is well known for making indie hits like Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja The news is another blow for GeForce Now, which differs from Google Stadia by letting subscribers stream games from their existing Steam libraries on a remote PC. .

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Apple’s mmWave 5G iPhones may see a ‘potential delay risk’ due to production and qualification issues

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 13:06

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes it's possible that mmWave-equipped 5G iPhone models set to release later this year could see a potential production delay due to production and qualification issues.
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Second report says Apple is in talks with the Pac-12 to bring live sports to Apple TV+

9to5Mac - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:51

A new report from Sports Business Daily again emphasizes that Apple is looking to make a move into live sporting events. The report specifically focuses on Apple’s apparent interest in negotiating with the Pac-12 Conference for media rights deals starting in 2024.

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iTunes movie deals: Godzilla King of the Monsters and other 4K films $10, Crazy Rich Asians $7, and much more

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:49

iTunes has been updated today with new discounts on movies and other content. Among this week's deals are beautiful 4K films like Godzilla: The King of the Monsters and Blade Runner 2049 for under $10, and family favorites like Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire for under $8. We also have the hit Crazy Rich Asians for $7, and a solid selection of $5 movies to add to your collection. Check out our full roundup below.
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Apple TV+ shares a teaser trailer for ‘Fraggle Rock: Rock On!’ with plenty of family-friendly energy

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:43

Apple TV+ has shared a teaser trailer for the brand new family series "Fraggle Rock: Rock On!", and the first episode is available to watch now.
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Nintendo Switch Sales Doubled Year-over-Year in March

Slashdot - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:42
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said on Tuesday that hardware spending in March 2020 grew 63% when compared to a year ago, to $461 million. "Nintendo Switch hardware sales more than doubled when compared to a year ago, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One each grew by more than 25 percent. First quarter hardware spending increased by 2 percent, to $773 million," he added

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Report: New 23-inch iMac coming this year alongside ‘low-cost’ 11-inch iPad

9to5Mac - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:16

A new report today from the China Times says that Apple is planning to unveil a new 23-inch iMac later this year, alongside a new 11-inch iPad Air. The report also elaborates on how COVID-19 is affecting Apple’s planned transition to mini-LED.

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Apple may launch a 23-inch iMac before the end of 2020

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:16

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According to a new repot, Apple is planning on launching a new 23-inch iMac before the end of this year.
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Adobe now bundling Fresco illustration app with Photoshop for iPad subscription

9to5Mac - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:48

Adobe has announced an update today that sees Photoshop for iPad include its recent Fresco painting and drawing app for free. The new Photoshop + Fresco premium bundle is available for Creative Cloud subscribers as well as those who just use Photoshop and Fresco on iPad.

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Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ feature now available in Chicago

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:46

Apple Maps "Look Around" feature is now available in the Chicago metropolitan area.
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Adobe unveils half-price Photoshop and Fresco bundle for iPad

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:30

Adobe's new software promotion aimed at iPad users bundles the image editor Photoshop and the drawing and painting app Fresco for ten bucks per month.
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Telecom's Latest Dumb Claim: The Internet Only Works During A Pandemic Because We Killed Net Neutrality

Slashdot - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:23
Karl Bode, reporting for TechDirt: A few weeks ago, a new talking point popped up among telecom policy pundits opposed to net neutrality. They began claiming that the only reason the internet hasn't buckled during the pandemic was thanks to the FCC's controversial and unpopular net neutrality repeal. That repeal, you'll recall, not only killed net neutrality, but much of the FCC's ability to hold ISPs accountable for pretty much anything, including outright billing fraud. But to hear various net neutrality opponents tell it, the repeal is the primary reason the US internet hasn't fallen apart during COVID-19 quarantine: "We should thank our lucky stars that Title II net neutrality regulations were repealed by the FCC in 2017. In doing so, the US avoided the fate of much of Europe today, where broadband networks are strained and suffering from a lack of investment and innovation." Except none of this is true. This entire narrative is fantasy -- built almost entirely off of the EU simply asking various high bandwidth providers to throttle certain services in an abundance of caution. There remains no evidence that this was due to any actual congestion, and, at the same time, there's been no evidence that US networks have held up better than those elsewhere (indeed, many of the companies that throttled services in the EU did so in the US as well). Investment at many US ISPs actually dropped post net neutrality repeal. And there's literally no indication that US networks are somehow "more robust" than the EU because the FCC decided to ignore the public and obliterate its own authority at the behest of the telecom lobby. It's just not a supportable claim.

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Apple Music leaders auctioning lunch meetings to support childhood cancer charity

9to5Mac - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:10

Apple executives like Tim Cook and Eddy Cue have a history of donating their time via lunch meeting auctions to support charitable causes. Now three Apple Music leaders are auctioning off 30-minute lunches to donate to the childhood cancer foundation Pablove.

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HBO Max launches May 27 for $15 per month, includes a full slate of original content

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:08

WarnerMedia today confirmed that HBO Max will launch on May 27, 2020, and cost $15 per month with a large slate of original content available on day one.
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New in Pixelmator for iOS: Files-based document browser and new image size presets

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:51

Pixelmator 2.5 brings a Files-based document browser for importing images from the Photos library, plus several new presets for common image sizes.
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Google To Make Shopping Listings Free

Slashdot - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:48
Google won't charge businesses to sell goods in its Shopping section, beginning later this month in the U.S. and globally over the course of the year, the company said on Tuesday. From a report: Google is trying to eliminate fees for its services to ease the burden on small businesses and publishers, two categories that rely heavily on its services and are hurting badly amid the coronavirus' effect on the economy. "Beginning next week, search results on the Google Shopping tab will consist primarily of free product listings, helping merchants better connect with consumers, regardless of whether they advertise on Google," Google commerce president Bill Ready said in a blog post. This isn't totally altruistic. Google makes most of its advertising dollars from people engaging with media-company content on its platform or small businesses selling goods, so it makes financial sense for it to try to help out those industries in any way it can.

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Apple’s Lisa Jackson appearing alongside the Pope and more for Earth Day Live

9to5Mac - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:46

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the annual focus on environmental initiatives, this year adopting a digital format as Earth Day Live. One of the slogans represents the determination that the day should be no less impactful for the lack of in-person events: Distance not silence.

The digital event will include personal video messages from actors, musicians, politicians and other public figures – including Apple’s environment head Lisa Jackson and the Pope …

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DigiTimes: Upcoming new AirPods look like AirPods Pro, but no active noise cancellation

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:24

The upcoming new AirPods should have the same design as the $249 AirPods Pro, but without the active noise cancellation feature to keep the price down.
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