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Apple renames OS X to macOS, adds Siri and Apple Pay

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As expected, Apple announced the next version of OS X – dubbed Sierra – at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and it incorporates a number of huge changes. The first change you might need to get used to is its name, however. Unsurprisingly, the name “OS X” is being dumped in favour of “macOS”. The change just makes it consistent with its other operating systems – iOS for tablets and […]

Apple unveils iOS 10 – the “biggest iOS release ever”

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“This is the biggest iOS release ever for our users,” said Craig Federighi at this year’s WWDC when introducing the next version of iOS. The new version will include ten major new features, including an improved user experience, home automation, and significant changes to a number of key apps like Apple Music and Messages. First and foremost, Apple has slightly changed the interface in iOS 10. Notifications look different and heavily utilise 3D Touch, allowing […]

Apple’s watchOS 3 promises faster performance, updated interface, handwriting recognition

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WWDC often focuses heavily on software, and this year’s event is no exception. Apple has revealed the next version of watchOS, and it is promising faster app performance – all thanks to Instant Launch. Instant Launch basically moves all apps – both third-party and built-in apps – to the watch’s memory, and will update information in the background even if the user is not using the app currently. This will, […]

Apple reveals Swift Playgrounds – new iPad app to teach people how to code

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In order to get more people learn how to code, Apple has unveiled a brand new iPad app called Swift Playgrounds. Aimed largely at students, it features a number of programming lessons and tutorials to create real apps that can be shared to friends using Mail, Messages or even the web. Programming lessons developed by Apple will teach the fundamentals – including creating functions, perform loops, and using conditional statements. […]

Apple TV gets new Siri features, small improvements

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Apple unveiled some improvements to Apple TV at this year’s WWDC, especially with Siri. Users can now search for movies by topics, search YouTube videos, and manage HomeKit-connected accessories. You can also ask Siri to go directly to a live channel inside of a supported app (for example, tell Siri to “Watch ESPN” will launch a live stream of ESPN) – however, this will probably be more useful in the […]

E3 2016: Frank West is back in Dead Rising 4

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Just announced at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing early this morning, Capcom’s open-world zombie series, Dead Rising will have a fourth addition to the highly successful franchise: Dead Rising 4 – coming this holiday season. Unlike previous iteration of the series, this new game will not feature a new playable character. Instead, fan-favourite and protagonist: Frank West, first appearing the original game, will be returning in Dead Rising 4, seamlessly ending up […]

E3 2016: Forza is heading Down Under

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Following the success of Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft announced during their E3 Briefing that Forza Horizon 3 will be for the Xbox One and Windows 10. However, unlike the previous games, which were set in USA and Europe; this time the festival will be set in Australia. Seen in the announcement trailer, the Horizon Festival will take place in various locations around Australia, encapsulating the beauty of […]

E3 2016: Microsoft goes big with Gears of War 4

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Kickstarting Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing, Rod Ferguson from The Coalition announced new information about one of their upcoming game, Gears of War 4. The game will feature a new gamemode called Horde 3.0, an update version of their horde mode from previous games, and new multiplayer options. Gears of War 4 will be one of Microsoft’s new initiative: Xbox Plays Anywhere – allowing gamers to cross-play between their Xbox One […]

E3 2016: ReCore characters introduced and new gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 2016 briefing, we got our first look at ReCore gameplay. One of the most refreshing trailers shown last year, we finally get introduced to the characters you’ll be seeing in the game. The game is being developed by Armature Studio alongside Keiji Inafune and his team at Comcept. The game takes place in the dangerous world of Far Eden, where we play as Joule Adams, one of the last remaining […]

Microsoft goes big on social, acquires LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion

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Microsoft has announced today that it will acquire LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion – or US$196 per share – in an all-cash deal. The move will allow Microsoft to leverage LinkedIn’s 433 million users to build out new services for enterprise, and drive engagement to its other enterprise cloud services like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM. According to Microsoft, LinkedIn will retain its independence and branding. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will […]

E3 2016: EA Play Press Conference Recap

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Electronic Arts kicked off E3 with their EA Play event, showing off new gameplay for Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and many of their sports titles. We also got a behind-the-scenes look at the games they have in development like Mass Effect: Andromeda and a big lineup of Star Wars games  by many EA studios. The CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson hosted the EA Play event in LA, with Peter Moore co-hosting at […]

Labor promises fibre-to-the-premises NBN, but embraces cable

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Photo: Kainet/Flickr (Creative Commons) The question of what Labor will do to the National Broadband Network if it does win the election has finally been answered. Labor has announced today that it will upgrade the NBN to a fibre-to-the-premises network; and will connect an additional two million homes and businesses to the network. Labor says they will cap the cost of their NBN rollout at $57 billion, $1 billion more than the current estimate of […]

E3 2016: EA Originals program announced, their first game titled, Fe

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During the EA Play press conference, Executive Vice President of EA Studios, Patrick Soderlund, announced EA Originals, a program to support indie developers. They are looking at “supporting small developers and helping them make the most of their games,”, looking for experiences that are “unique, gorgeous, innovative and memorable,” The EA Originals program looks to provide developers the funding for development, marketing and publishing. also planning to give all of the profits back to the developers, “so they can keep […]

E3 2016: First look at Mass Effect: Andromeda

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At the EA Play press conference, we got a behind-the-scenes look at Bioware’s Mass Effect: Andromeda. Introducing a brand new adventure in the Mass Effect universe, we will discover “new planets, new species, new technology”. The first-look video showcases stunning new locations, new Krogan and Asari characters and small teases of gameplay. There is so much to look forward to for Mass Effect: Andromeda, but we will have to wait until later this year for more info on […]

E3 2016: Titanfall 2 includes Single Player, New Pilot & Titan abilities and a Multiplayer Beta

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Kicking off E3 at the EA Play presser, Vince Zampella from Respawn Entertainment showcased new multiplayer and single player gameplay for the upcoming Titanfall 2. Titanfall 2 introduces a much more chaotic multiplayer experience that lets players manoeuvre around the battlefield much quicker with the addition of the grappling hook – letting you scale buildings with ease. The sequel introduces new pilot weapons, gadgets and abilities, character customisation and six new Titan frames, each with […]