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  • These Apple devices won’t receive iOS 10

    Apple is ready to roll out iOS 10 tomorrow (13 September), bringing an array of features to the table. There's a rich notification system, lift to wake, proactive map suggestions and an Allo-style take on iMessage. Add invisible ink, expanded 3D Touch support, iMessage apps and web-based Apple Pay and you've got a pretty chunky update. Unfortunately, some devices will be left out of the lurch... Which devices won't make the cut for iOS 10? In the iPhone department, the new update is supported by the iPhone 5/5c and above. In other words, those with the iPhone 4s will be left on iOS 9. As for...

  • 7 Android launchers to revive your homescreen

    The best thing about Android is the customisability of it all, allowing you to radically change the look and feel of your smartphone's interface without much work. But where do you start though? How do you sift through the noise and find the best launchers around? We've picked seven free launchers you should try out. Nova Launcher One of the first major launchers to gain a ton of popularity, Nova Launcher stands out thanks to its extensive list of options and features. The launcher has a rather vanilla feel to it, featuring an app drawer (with vertical scrolling) flanked by two shortcuts on...

  • That’s disappointing: Microsoft kills NES emulator on Xbox One

    When Microsoft announced that universal apps would be coming to Xbox One, some wondered whether we would see emulators come to the console. Well, the developer of NESBox, an NES emulator, decided to launch the app on Microsoft's console, receiving certification last week. Certification usually means a green light for an app to come to the store. Unfortunately, Xbox One support for the NES emulator was killed by Microsoft on Saturday, the developer confirmed. Microsoft says: "Your product was unpublished globally or from specific markets". They want me to remove xbox platform support and republish — nesbox.com (@nesboxcom) September 10, 2016 The developer wrote that...

  • Bethesda: Sony blocking mods for Fallout 4, Skyrim on PlayStation 4

    According to a new statement by Bethesda, Sony has barred the developer from enabling user mods on the PlayStation 4 for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. The statement published by the developer reveals that the Japanese console maker "will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition". "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony's decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive," Bethesda continues. According to Bethesda, Sony is...

  • Milestone: Raspberry Pi hits the 10 million sales mark

    The Raspberry Pi has been a revelation in the computing and tinkering space, offering a cheap computer for people around the world. Now, the Raspberry Foundation has announced that they've passed the 10 million units sold mark for the credit card-sized machine. Raspberry Pi founder and Eben Upton explained that they initially expected to sell 10 000 units, if they were lucky. "There was was no expectation that adults would use Raspberry Pi, no expectation of commercial success, and certainly no expectation that four years later we would be manufacturing tens of thousands of units a day in the UK, and exporting Raspberry...

  • Humble Android Bundle and Disco Dave: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. We're a tad late with this week's mobile game roundup, but there are some great picks nevertheless. So if you're looking for a distraction or something deeper, we've got you covered. Our favourites this week include the latest Humble Bundle for Android and Disco Dave. Humble Android Bundle 20 (paid - Android) The Humble Bundles are always a great way to get a ton of games at a super cheap price, and the latest Android bundle...

  • This Belkin dongle lets you listen to music while charging the iPhone 7

    In case you missed the news, Apple has decided to drop the 3.5mm audio jack on its iPhone 7 range, making for quite a negative reaction (unless you're a die-hard Apple fan or use wireless headphones). One of the more notable downsides is that you can't listen to music and charge your device at the same time. But third-party manufacturer Belkin has stepped up to the plate with a US$40 solution. The company's Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar accessory plugs into your Lightning port, effectively giving you two Lightning jacks. One is for your Lightning-equipped pair of earphones while the other can be used...

  • Sony PS4 Pro launched, with PS4 Slim in tow

    Sony finally took the wraps off the PlayStation 4 Neo in New York last night, revealing that it would also be called the PS4 Pro instead. The new console was positioned by Sony's Andrew House as an "evolution" over the vanilla PlayStation 4, offering HDR gaming as well as 4K gaming capabilities. The console will "complement" the PS4 though, rather than replace it. Is the PS4 Pro delivering proper 4K? During the press event, House claimed that they had pretty much "maxed out" 1080p television sets, necessitating the move to 4K. Of course, Sony also makes 4K TVs... Sony said that the new...

  • Apple iPhone 7: the positives and negatives

    Apple may have unveiled the iPhone 7 last night, but the rumour mill hit the nail on the head in the lead up to the event. Nevertheless, there are plenty of cool features touted by the latest devices, as well as a few bone-headed decisions made by the Cupertino company. The iPhone 7's green ticks Water resistant design The last few iPhones have all featured some level of water resistance, but Apple has decided to actually implement proper water resistance and advertise the fact. At IP67, the iPhone 7 isn't quite at the IP68 level of the Galaxy S7 or the last few Xperia Z...

  • Apple Watch Series 2 debuts with swimmers in mind

    Catch all of our iPhone 7 launch coverage as well as additional Apple news here and here. Amid the James Corden tomfoolery and Nintendo news, Apple also unveiled the new edition of the Apple Watch. The smartwatch, which has pushed the Cupertino company to second in the world smartphone sales stakes, is now swim-proof -- waterproof for up to 50 metres. Additionally, the company's wearable now boasts a nifty little speaker water ejection system, which keeps fluid out of the Apple Watch Series 2's system. Apple Watch Series 2 now boasts a swanky ceramic edition Speaking of the system, the Apple Watch now...