Some 2018 MacBook Air users experiencing poor FaceTime HD camera quality, are you? [Poll]

Apple touts that the new 2018 MacBook Air features a 720p FaceTime HD camera, but some users are reporting that they are seeing much worse quality when using their new MacBook Air’s camera.

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Review: Native Instruments Komplete 12 — the best collection of Mac software instruments just keeps getting better

Native Instruments has always been one of our favorite audio software makers out there. So when it unveiled the new Komplete 12, we were extremely excited to say the least. This is easily one of, if not the best collection of software instruments, samplers and sound libraries on the planet, and has been a go-to […]

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Episode 38- It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Hissmass

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The turkey has been stuffed and it’s officially December! Christmas is on the way!! And with the Hissmass teaser arriving a few days ago excitement (and speculation) is building! In this episode, we’ll recap the 2018 Thanksgiving Mini-Event…and Moe’s family dynamic, and do a bunch of forecasting on what Chrimstas may bring! So grab your Santa hats and tinsel, you won’t want to miss the holiday cheer of this episode!
And as always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

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Do you think Christmas in TSTO Will Last….

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iPhone XR vs iPhone XS: Which should you buy this holiday season?

Earlier this week, we took a look at how the 9.7-inch and iPad Pro compare, outlining which you should buy this holiday season. Another popular gift this season is bound to be the iPhone, and with Apple selling both the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, there might be some questions about which is best for […]

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Nintendo Applies For New Wii, The Last Story, And Fossil Fighters Trademarks

Nintendo has recently applied for a number of new trademarks for existing video games and system’s. The trademarks recently discovered by Japanese Nintendo is a new trademark for the Wii, the lengthy Wii RPG The Last Story, along with a new trademark for Fossil Fighters. We shall have to see what becomes of these newly applied for trademarks by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Giving Double Gold Points On eShop Pre-orders For New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

The trend of giving consumers double Gold Points for pre-ordering Nintendo games from the eShop continues with the upcoming New Super Mario U Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. The Wii U remastered title is set to launch on Nintendo’s latest device in January 2019. Don’t forget you can get double points right now for pre-ordering Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Pokemon Go launching long-awaited player vs. player battles update ‘soon’

After previously announcing that it would add a PvP mode to Pokemon Go before the end of the year, Niantic is today teasing that the new player versus player action will be arriving “soon.”

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Strategy Analytics “Nintendo Will Take Number One Spot From Sony In 2019”

Strategy Analytics believes that Nintendo is ready to take Sony’s crown in the video game market in 2019. While the PlayStation 4 remains the dominant platform, the company says that Nintendo is poised to take the top spot next year . The company said that “Nintendo will sell 17.3 million Switch consoles worldwide in 2019, while Sony will sell 17.1 million PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. Microsoft will remain in third place, selling 10.0 million Xbox One and Xbox One X devices.”

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Mode For Nintendo Switch In Submission Now

Stardew Valley has been nothing short of a major success story and many of you have been waiting for the Nintendo Switch multiplayer update. Developer Concerned Ape has shared today that he is now self publishing some of the versions of Stardew Valley. A comment from Chucklefish was published which states that the multiplayer mode is currently in submission for the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to play it.

We are proud to be part of the Stardew Valley story and wish ConcernedApe every success with his new self-publishing venture. We will carry on working closely together and are particularly excited to be continuing to publish the versions of Stardew Valley for Nintendo Switch and Mobile, including the upcoming Switch Multiplayer update (in submission now) and new Android version which we know many of you are looking forward to! – Chucklefish


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Win Apple’s new 2018 iPad Pro from ZUGU Case and 9to5Mac! [Giveaway]

Thanks to our sponsor ZUGU Case, we are giving 9to5 readers an exclusive chance to win Apple’s brand new 12.9-inch iPad Pro! Before breaking the bank to check Apple’s latest iPad off your holiday shopping list, hit the bottom of the article and try your luck on our last giveaway of 2018! (Valued at over […]

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Video: Nintendo Minute’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ULTIMATE Unboxing”

Have you been looking forward to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate unboxing video? Well, Kit and Krysta have you covered with the latest episode of Nintendo Minute. As the pair explain themselves in the video description, “we got all the stuff. We’re going to unbox all the goodies that will be available to make your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dreams come true”. Here’s the video:

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Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular continues international rollout with launch in Norway

Many countries have been enjoying LTE-enabled Apple Watches since September, but as is always the case, some countries have only had access to the GPS-only Apple Watch. For Norway, that changes today.

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A look at three tricks rogue developers use to game the App Store

Developer David Barnard – whose apps have grossed millions of dollars and been featured multiple times by Apple – has written a blog post calling on Apple to take tougher action against rogue developers who game the App Store. He describes ten methods they use to give their apps an unfair advantage in either visibility […]

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Apple set to attend major machine learning conference, highlights over 100 open ML jobs

Apple has today shared that it will be attending the 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS). Apple will have members of its ML team at a booth and notes it has many open positions as it works to build “a team of exceptional researchers and engineers.”

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Apple showcases Group FaceTime in new Elvis-inspired iPhone ad [Video]

In the midst of the holiday season, Apple has released yet another festive ad. This one focuses on Group FaceTime, which the company recently released for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac in iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and macOS 10.14.1.

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Video: SEGA Ages Out Run Overview Trailer For Nintendo Switch

The next game in the SEGA Ages retro series is the classic Out Run which is now available in Japan on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The game has been revamped from the original and features buttery smooth 60fps gameplay, widescreen support, functionality that was included in the Nintendo 3DS release, and finally, three new songs which featured in other Out Run games. Have a watch of the game in action, below.

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Analyst points to parallels between Apple and Microsoft as they battle for most valuable company

After an earlier false alarm, Microsoft did finally take Apple’s place as the world’s most valuable company by market capitalization – but only briefly. The two swapped places several times during the course of trading over the past couple of days, but AAPL kept the #1 slot at the end of both days. But to see […]

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Announcing Free .blog Subdomains

Over the last thirteen years or so, the number of sites on has grown — a lot. Every one of those sites gets a unique address. And since there are millions of sites created each year, it means the address you’d like isn’t always available.

Today, a whole new range of possibility opens up: free .blog subdomains.

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Nintendo Says “No Plans” For Zelda Skyward Sword On Switch

News was swirling around social media that The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma apparently hinted that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword could see a release on the Nintendo Switch. However, today Eurogamer received a comment from Nintendo about this and was told that there are no plans at present to release the game on the platform.

“At this time we have no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch.”

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Video: Dragon Ball FighterZ – November Free Update Trailer

Dragon Ball Fighter-Z has been a great success with its over the top action and sublime visuals. The next free update for the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Check out what the new update brings in the fresh trailer for the November update below!

In the latest free update to DRAGON BALL FighterZ you can sharpen your skills to become #1 in the FighterZ Tournament and collect all the Z Trophies! With over 70 Tournament variations & rules + more seasonal Z Capsules on the way, true power knows no limits!

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Video: Free Just Dance 2019 Demo Available Now On Nintendo Switch

If you want to try Just Dance 2019before buying it, a free demo is available now in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. As shown in the video below, the demo version features a tailored routine that revolves around the song “One Kiss” By Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa. If you are interested in buying the full game, it is currently being offered for a reduced price at $27.99 instead of the original asking price of $39.99. To take advantage of this limited-time offer, click here.

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Apple Pay now available in Belgium

Apple Pay has today launched in Belgium. Just like everywhere else in the world, Apple Pay enables you to make transactions at retail stores using the contactless NFC chip inside the iPhone and Apple Watch. You can also pay using Apple Pay on the web in Safari for iOS or Safari for Mac. The Belgium […]

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Autofashion VIP Festival 2018 Coverage…

The Autofashion VIP Festival is always a great time. For me and many of my friends, it’s a bookend to a great trio of events for us. I think that’s why it works out so great that I always have my anniversary event the weekend before SEMA and Autofashion hosts their event the weekend of so that so many enthusiasts from all over the world can be involved in some capacity.

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Game Awards 2018: Over Ten New Game Announcements And Some Existing Game Updates

The Game Awards 2018 is taking place next month and it promises to be another good one with a number of new game reveals. Geoff Keighley has revealed that there will be over ten new video game announcements and there will also be updates on existing titles, presumably DLC. There will be teases leading up the show which takes place on 6th December.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Video Game Coming To Nintendo Switch

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that they are developing a sequel to The LEGO Movie and that the game is destined for the Nintendo Switch. The The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be coming to cinemas and consoles in 2019. Read on for the full details:

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Apple boosting iPhone trade-in credit with up to an extra $100 when picking up a new XR or XS

Apple has been promoting its device trade-in program quite a bit this year after rebranding it as “GiveBack” in April. Now, Apple is giving customers up to an extra $100 on top of normal trade-in values when picking up a new iPhone XS or XR.

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Japan: Katamari Damacy Reroll’s Demo Available On Nintendo Switch

Those of you wanting to check out the creative Katamari Damacy Reroll on the Nintendo Switch should head on over to the Japanese eShop as a demo for the game is available. Siliconera points out that the game will be in English if you play it via an English account. If you don’t have a Japanese account you can wait until the 7th of December which is when the demo will be available in both North America and Europe.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Now 35 Percent Off On The Nintendo Switch eShop

If you haven’t purchased Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy yet, now might be a good time to do so. The platforming collection is currently available for $25.99 instead of the original asking price of $39.99 on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. This particular deal is scheduled to last until November 27, so be sure to take advantage of it while you still can. To purchase the digital version of the trilogy, click here.

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Game Informer Editor: Next Zelda Game Coming “Sooner Than We Think”

Imran Khan, who is the editor of Game Informer, has revealed in their latest podcast that the next Zelda game is due sooner than we think. The news was shared when the team were discussing a Zelda-themed Nintendo Switch system. Ben Hanson, who is part of the Game Informer crew, said that he predicts the next game will be a co-op Zelda game by the Triforce Heroes team, then Khan chimes in with the following:

“I was just thinking what I should say about that. The next Zelda will probably be sooner than we think…I will talk to you guys off camera about stuff.” And when asked if it is a game by the Triforce Heroes team and involves co-op, he responds, “Um, not exactly.”

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