iOS 8 Beta 4 Features: EU Internet

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

By about 2 hours ago.

Among the new features added to iOS 8 beta 4, Apple’s latest iOS 8 pre-release version that was released to developers on Monday, there’s nifty a new setting ready to handle roaming in the European Union, Cult of Mac reports. More →

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Watch Dogs Graphics Mods

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

By about 3 hours ago.

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

Watch Dogs is one of the best games of the year and a decent showcase title for the new generation consoles, but it still doesn’t stand up to the seemingly professionally doctored demo from E3 2012. What we saw two years ago was a game that looked more stunning than just about anything else on the market — the reality wasn’t quite as impressive. Now, just two months after the game’s release, PC modder Federico Rojas (aka TheWorst) has released the final version of his graphics mod for Watch Dogs on the PC, bringing the retail release up to speed with the pipe dream from the original demo. More →

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Hit List

Netflix Release Date for Germany, France, Austria

Netflix will attack six European markets this September

By about 4 hours ago.

Netflix will attack six European markets this September

It’s no secret that Netflix to expand in additional European markets this year, but the company has never offered an exact rollout plan for the new countries it wants to conquer. Fortunately, in a new letter to shareholders spotted by Android Police, Netflix confirmed that its European presence will see a significant increase in September, when the movie streaming service will reach six new markets. More →

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T-Mobile Smartphone Unlock App

Here’s how T-Mobile might make phone unlocking easier than any other carrier

By about 5 hours ago.

Here’s how T-Mobile might make phone unlocking easier than any other carrier

T-Mobile is reportedly working on a new application that could make phone unlocking a walk in the park, TmoNews reveals, and it could be sold as another advantage for the mobile operator, which is already making plenty of waves in the business. More →

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Game Changers

Anti-Piracy Laws for Illegal Downloads

U.K. has a new punishment-free plan to turn download pirates into buyers

By about 6 hours ago.

U.K. has a new punishment-free plan to turn download pirates into buyers

The British government has apparently decriminalized online piracy, VG247 reports, and pirates who download illegal copies of movies, music and games will no longer be punished, as the U.K. has figured out its actions against pirates were not working anyway. More →

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Privacy Badger Plugin

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

By about 7 hours ago.

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

Things have gotten to the point where many Internet users are starting to assume that almost every website on the Net is spying on them or tracking them in some way. And the sad reality is in most cases, they’re correct — nearly all websites people might visit contain some code that is intended to monitor, track or even “spy” on users. So for the privacy conscious among us, is there anything we can do to stop the madness?

The answer, of course, is yes. More →

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Comcast Customer Care Cancellation

This is how Comcast explains its awful customer care

By about 8 hours ago.

This is how Comcast explains its awful customer care

A call to Comcast’s customer service last week went viral, as a customer who also happens to be a well-known tech blogger recorded the call with a Comcast employee, who tried to do everything humanly possible to prevent a service cancellation. Comcast is apparently very sorry about the incident, and the company published a memo in The Consumerist, where the company’s COO Dave Watson tried to explain the company’s side of the story. More →

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iPhone 6 Parts Leak

This is one of the biggest iPhone 6 leaks we’ve seen so far

By about 8 hours ago.

This is one of the biggest iPhone 6 leaks we’ve seen so far

We’re more certain than ever that the iPhone 6 is less than two months from release, which means the leaks will likely continue unabated until Apple finally takes the stage this fall. On Tuesday, Apple.club.tw dropped one of the most substantial leaks we’ve seen so far, including images of the Lightning flex cable, headphone parts and the endlessly leaked rear shell for the iPhone 6 body. More →

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Dragon Age Inquisition Battlefield Hardline Delays

Two of the biggest games of the year just received worrying delays

By about 9 hours ago.

Two of the biggest games of the year just received worrying delays

Anyone who bought Battlefield 4 when it released last year could tell you just how broken it was out of the box. EA simply didn’t put enough time into what should have been a massive blockbuster, and it cost them dearly. Now, just months from the first real holiday season of the new generation, EA announced in its quarterly financial report that Battlefield: Hardline isn’t going to make its October release date. In fact, it’s not even going to go on sale this year. More →

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Apple Earnings Q3 2014

Apple posts monster Q3 profit on $37.43 in revenue, beats estimates

Apple posts monster Q3 profit on $37.43 in revenue, beats estimates

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple’s stock has been soaring lately, up more than 24% over the past three months. Shares took off in late April when Apple announced a 7-for-1 split that would take place in early June, and the stock has kept climbing gradually ever since, inching closer to an all-time high that now sits just north of $100 after adjusting for the split. And if Apple managed the blowout quarter some industry watchers are expecting it to report on Tuesday afternoon, $100 might not be far behind. More →

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MIcrosoft Earnings Q4 2014

Microsoft misses Q4 estimates with earnings of $0.55 per share on $23.38 billion in sales

By about 10 hours ago.

Microsoft misses Q4 estimates with earnings of $0.55 per share on $23.38 billion in sales

Microsoft posted strong fiscal third-quarter earnings back in April, which helped carry the positive sentiment we’ve seen since Satya Nadella took over as CEO. Shares are now up about 12% over the past 12 months, having been given an extra boost when news leaked that Microsoft plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs, 12,500 of which will come from the Nokia devices and services business that Microsoft acquired recently. More →

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Humin Contacts iPhone App

Meet Humin, the Google Now-like assistant you desperately need

By about 10 hours ago.

Meet Humin, the Google Now-like assistant you desperately need

Humin is a new iPhone application that can aggregate certain data from all sorts of sources to make your life easier, The Wall Street Journal reports. Specifically, Humin is able to pull contacts from various interactions, keep them in order on all devices and offer context-aware features. Humin founder Ankur Jain described the service as a “social OS,” with the app’s main purpose being making contacts management a much easier day-to-day chore. More →

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Opinions
Windows Phone Vs iPhone

Are we witnessing Windows Phone’s last stand?

Are we witnessing Windows Phone’s last stand?

By about 11 hours ago.

Much has been written about Microsoft’s unsettling plan to cut loose some 18,000 of its employees by the end of 2014. You could argue that it’s a necessary evil, or you could argue that it’s a short-sighted misstep. From what I’ve read, this is about Microsoft repositioning itself for the current reality it finds itself a part of.

In many ways, Ballmer never took the steps to shape the company into a viable behemoth. Just as he laughed off the iPhone in 2007, he never really figured out that the company was slipping in a lot of ways — not the least of which was mindshare.

Out of the 18,000 announced cuts, a staggering 12,500 will come from Nokia’s devices division. A division that Ballmer was hellbent on acquiring before heading for the exits. To me, however, the question shouldn’t be on Microsoft’s commitment (or lack thereof) to building phones. The question should be about Windows Phone.

I’ve long since believed there are some battles worth fighting, and some worth conceding. The trick, as you know, is figuring out which slots where. More →

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