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Apple has tightened control over the rating system too, forcing developers to use Apple's API to get ratings. In ExtraBITS this week, scam apps seem to be making big money in the App Store , iOS review prompts are becoming less annoying, Apple is positioning the iPad for a comeback, and the company has announced the 2017 Apple Design Award winners.
  • Watch The PC Gaming Show Livestream Here

    Watch The PC Gaming Show Livestream Here

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    That's why our friends at PC Gamer came up with the idea of the PC Gaming Show a couple of years ago - a regular E3 event about PCs and nothing else. Instagram / Snapchat: Check out The Verge's live updates on Instagram here and add us on Snapchat here , or by using our custom Snapcode below, for gaming stories and E3 news throughout the week.
  • Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

    Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

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    As with the previous Pro models, the 10.5-inch variant has punchy, four-speaker audio, which adjusts mid and high frequencies depending on how you're holding the device. Apple's new productivity-focused tablet , iPad Pro is no exception. You can also annotate, scribble and take notes using the new Instant Markup feature.
  • Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

    Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

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    Chinese livestreaming video apps like Yinke and Yizhibo have long embraced tipping , allowing viewers to tip or give virtual gifts to the stars they watch in exchange for extra attention from the performer or just as a show of gratitude. It's baffling that Apple approved apps like this in the first place - perhaps it's a side effect of faster app review times. Tips can still be made through UnionPay or AliPay, which are both supported by Apple, but not via WeChat Pay which is heavily used ...
  • The First iMac Update In Two Years Ships Today

    The First iMac Update In Two Years Ships Today

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    Pricing starts at $1,100 for the 21.5-inch model and $1,800 for the 27-inch 5K iMacs (same as before). Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life .
  • Xbox One X: Microsoft unveils 'worlds most powerful' 4K games console

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    Microsoft has unveiled its new console, the Xbox One X , with ultra high-resolution 4K capabilities and a processor with liquid-cooling technology, claiming that it is the most powerful game console to date. The biggest buzzword from Microsoft's show was "True 4K gaming". Are you in the market for a 4K Blu-Ray player? The new Xbox can play the same games as the Xbox One but with better graphics - something the rival PlayStation 4 can do.
  • USA carriers offer iPad Pro 10.5, 12.9-in tablets

    USA carriers offer iPad Pro 10.5, 12.9-in tablets

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    Retina MacBook 2017 and MacBook Pro 2017 Teardown Highlights: ● The keyboard trigger looks like a more classic switch this go-around. Both devices offer keyboard integration, a stylus, beefy processors , plenty of internal storage , and more.
  • IPad Pro 10.5 Review Roundup

    IPad Pro 10.5 Review Roundup

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    However, it doesn't quite live up to Apple's promise to be the iPad that can replace your laptop. iPad Pro owners who use the Apple Pencil will have more ways to use the smart pencil. However, there is more screen real estate to play with, while Apple has maintained sharpness levels by putting 1668 x 2224 pixels onto the display to balance out by the larger size, which is a good move.