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Apple developer website hacked, data possibly compromised

Apple’s developer website which was down for quite some time last week, may have been hacked according to the latest reports to surface. Apple have released the information in an email to registered developers saying that sensitive emails, physical addresses and names may have been compromised. Apple took down the …

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Viruses and App overload killing PC speeds

After years of worms and trojans acting as the pervading forms of PC malware, evidence suggests viruses are making a comeback. Recent research from TuneUp has shown just how severely viruses can affect the performance of PC speeds, with infected devices taking up to nine times as long to perform …

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No dawdling in Team Fortress 2 from now on

Valve’s item system for Team Fortress 2 has been a resounding success, but it’s seen an unscrupulous few, idle in games simply to get their hands on new ones. No longer though, as Valve has updated the game, meaning you have to be actively playing in order to receive the …

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Whatsapp dropping up-front fee on iOS

Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular communication platform – the owners even claim it has more messages and regular users than Twitter – has announced it is finally going free on iOS – at least for the first year. After that, you’ll need to cough up the princely sum …

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Google update Maps for iOS

Google have updated their MAPS application for iOS just after they the company updated it for Android. The latest version of Google Maps for iOS now includes almost all the features that Android using have been enjoying for a week. The new iOS version can be downloaded now and it …

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Microsoft: we need to do more work to talk

Microsoft’s chief product officer for the Xbox One, Marc Whitten, has spoken out in an interview with IGN, about how he feels Microsoft failed to communicate the real message of its next-gen console and that that’s the reason for the flip-flopping behaviour of the company. ““I think it’s pretty simple. …

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Xbox one specs may get boost before launch

Rumour has it that Microsoft may be planning a hardware upgrade for the Xbox one, to compete better against the more powerful Sony Playstation 4. An anonymous source spoke to The Examiner and it would appear that Microsoft may be looking to increase the Xbox One processor speed. The processor …

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Microsoft let the NSA record Skype video calls

We all know companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and others, have been sharing information with the authorities in the US for quite some time, but now it’s come to light that Microsoft even allowed the NSA to record video conversations people were having using the VOIP service, Skype. This …

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Personal information exposed in ARMA website attack

ARMA I, II and III, developer Bohemia Interactive, has announced that its website was hit by hackers and that some personal information may have been copied out from its user database. As a safety precaution, it has announced that all passwords will be reset. “We have unfortunately discovered that an …

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The GTA V trailer bummed out Hideo Kojima

Poor Hideo, he’s all excited about the release of the Metal Gear Solid Legacy edition (his legacy, if you think about it) and then he goes and watches the trailer for Rockstar’s next instalment in the GTA series and it looked so good it got him all depressed. “GTA V” …

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The PS4 lets you play your games from anywhere

With all that focus on the Xbox One’s connectivity and features recently, it’s not surprising that Sony is playing a bit of “look-at-me,” right now. However, this newly announced feature should capture gamers’ imaginations, since it’s one of the ones that Microsoft initially promised but then withdrew – playing your …

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Some Xbox One fans want Microsoft to flip flop again

Remember when Microsoft announced all those features earlier this year for the Xbox One? TV viewing, cloud saves, cloud computing, game lending, family sharing – and a little thing called every-24-hour activations? Of course you do, because you screamed in the software giant’s face to have it ditch all of …

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Sony teasing When World’s Collide

Sony has updated both its Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the image below and text that reads, “When World’s Collide.” Much speculation and guessing has taken place in the hours since its release, but what do you guys think? Some have pointed to a similar looking image in the PS3 …

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Someone just bought a 300 strong Amiga game library

No this isn’t some car-boot sale where someone just got lucky with some carts, but a genuine company rights purchase of over 300 different Amiga games, which could see some of the systems’ classics being re-released to a contemporary audience. The company with the now impressive library, is Writers’ Group …

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Another US federal agency destroys modern tech

While there have been a lot of relatively unbelievable stories about United States federal authorities as of late, with the revelation of PRISM’s tech privacy destroying policies, today we have a similarly ridiculous tale to tell, though this time it’s more about costing the tax payer money than it is …

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Console wars the musical

You know what’s great for making it obvious how silly the whole console wars thing is? Singing about it, like we’re gangs from some sort of camp street war – and that’s exactly what the guys at AVbyte have done. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_xHueP7bQ0′] They catch a lot of the different arguments …

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Who wants cheap games?

Hey man, you looking for some cheap games? You are? That’s good man, that’s real good. You come to the right place, or at least, you will have once you head over to Green Man Gaming, which for the next day or so, is offering all of its previous 666 …

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LoL pro warns of shady managers

League of Legends is exploding in the world of esports. In just a few short years, it’s easily eclipsed its Warcraft III map inspiration and has become not only the most popular esports title, but one of the highest earning games for professional players the world over. Unfortunately though, when …

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