Riot Games to launch ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift,’ ‘Teamfight Tactics,’ more on mobile in 2020

Game studio Riot Games on Tuesday announced a mobile offshoot of its popular PC title "League of Legends" will debut in 2020, with the firm promising a full "League" experience in shorter sessions suited for on-the-go play. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Mario Kart Tour becomes Nintendo’s biggest mobile game launch yet with 90M downloads

Mario Kart Tour has become Nintendo’s biggest mobile game launch ever, according to new data from Sensor Tower. Since its release last week, Mario Kart Tour has been downloaded over 90 million times, which is far more than any prior Nintendo game. more… The post Mario Kart Tour becomes Nintendo’s biggest mobile game launch yet […]

IKEA HomeKit blinds unboxing shows off rechargeable battery and more ahead of expected US launch this month

IKEA’s highly anticipated HomeKit blinds are expected to launch sometime this month or next in the US and they’ve just become available in the retailer’s home country of Sweden as well as other European countries. With the launch of the highly affordable HomeKit blinds we’ve now got our first hands-on look with a YouTube unboxing […]

Report: Apple to provide ‘pre-jailbroken’ iPhones to researchers, launch macOS bug bounty program

Apple is reportedly set to provide security researchers with unique iPhone models that would allow them to more easily find weaknesses in iOS. Forbes reports that Apple will make this announcement at the Black Hat security conference later this week. more… The post Report: Apple to provide ‘pre-jailbroken’ iPhones to researchers, launch macOS bug bounty […]

It’s 20 years since Apple’s first consumer laptop, and the launch of Wi-Fi [Video]

Sunday marked an important anniversary for both Apple and for the wider world: it saw the launch of Wi-Fi as a commercial product, in the iBook. When Steve Jobs returned to the company, he famously drew a four-box grid on a whiteboard to show how he wanted to simplify Apple’s messy product line-up … more… […]

Apple releasing sixth (and hopefully final) iOS 12.4 beta ahead of Apple Card launch [Now available]

Apple Card is coming this summer, and we expect the new credit card from Apple to be supported in iOS 12.4. Apple hasn’t been more specific about the exact launch date for US customers, but the company has been releasing developer beta versions of iOS 12.4 without Apple Card included for several weeks. Apple will […]

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell to support HomeKit Secure Video at launch, indoor & outdoor cameras to follow

French smart home manufacturer Netatmo was one of the first announced to support Apple’s upcoming HomeKit Secure Video standard when it launches this fall, and now we know what cameras from the company will be receiving the new storage and encryption feature. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

GlobalCoin, Facebook’s second attempt at a digital currency, to launch in 2020

We first learned last year that Facebook was working on developing its own cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, and it’s today reported that the social network is aiming to launch it at some point next year. Facebook has already consulted both the US Treasury and the Bank of England about its plans … more… The post GlobalCoin, Facebook’s […]

EU to launch formal competition inquiry into Apple over Spotify’s complaints

In March, we covered Spotify’s It’s time to play fair campaign where the company laid out reasons it felt Apple wasn’t playing fair. Like most services, Apple obligates Spotify to pay a 30% cut in order to use in-app purchases when signing up new subscribers (it drops to 15% in year two of the subscription). […]