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Apple: iOS games need individual review, which blocks cloud gaming apps

Peter Summers via Getty Images Cloud gaming is back for another go-round, however Apple’s mobile platforms are sitting this round out. While OnLive was able to deliver streamed gaming to iPads years ago, Stadia and GeForce Now have yet to make an iOS debut, and Microsoft ended support for the platform after time for its …

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China won’t accept ‘theft’ of TikTok, according to state newspaper

Dado Ruvic / Reuters China won’t accept the “theft” of TikTok, and that it has “plenty of ways to respond” if the US government tries to force a sale through, according to an editorial in the state-run China Daily (via Reuters). That follows news that Microsoft wants to acquire TikTok’s operations in certain markets, after …

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Indians Five Times More Likely to Suffer Crypto-Related Hacks: Report

People in India are five times more likely to suffer a cryptocurrency mining hack because of poor consumer awareness, according to a new security report by Microsoft. In its findings published July 29, Microsoft notes that although the number of similar attacks declined by 35% in 2019 from a year earlier, Indians, together with Sri …

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TikTok owner reportedly agrees to sell US stake to avoid ban

NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images TikTok may drop its ties to China in very short order. Reuters sources claim TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has agreed to sell its stake in the social network’s US operations to avert a possible ban. The agreement would have Microsoft protect American user data, according to the report, but Microsoft …

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Live-Streaming Service Twitch Gives Subscribers 10% Discount if They Pay With Cryptocurrency

The live-streaming service Twitch is now offering a 10% subscription discount for people who register with cryptocurrency. The new offer from Twitch leverages the Bitpay payment processor, as this is the first crypto-based discount promotion from a company of this magnitude. This week, the live-streaming service Twitch revealed it is offering a 10% discount for …

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LinkedIn will cut nearly 1,000 jobs as pandemic slows global hiring

Niall Carson – PA Images via Getty Images LinkedIn has announced it will lay off around six percent of its workforce, in part due to a coronavirus-related worldwide hiring slowdown. The Microsoft-owned company is cutting about 960 jobs from its global sales and talent acquisition teams. “[LinkedIn] is not immune to the effects of the …

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National COVID-19 exposure server could alert people across states

Adam Berry/Getty Images COVID-19 contact tracing apps will only be effective across borders if states and countries can readily share data, and a collaboration could soon make that happen in the US. iMore reports that Apple, Google, and Microsoft are working with the Association of Public Health Laboratories to launch a national server to store …

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Xbox Series X won’t support Kinect hardware, games

Always watching. Top to bottom: PlayStation Eye (PS3), Playstation Camera (PS4), Xbox 360 Kinect, Xbox One Kinect. Kyle Orland Roughly one year ago, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X (then referred to as “Project Scarlett”) in part by highlighting the system’s extensive backward compatibility: “Your games, your achievements, your progression, your accessories, your console experience …

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Microsoft stops production on two Xbox One models ahead of Series X launch

Enlarge / Xbox One X, we hardly knew ye. Aurich Lawson Ahead of this holiday season’s new Xbox Series X console launch, Microsoft has confirmed a surprising change on the production side: the discontinuation of two existing Xbox One console versions. Following a report from The Verge, Xbox representatives confirmed directly to Ars Technica that …

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You can buy ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ on 10 DVDs if you want

Aerosoft When Microsoft Flight Simulator comes out on August 18th, fans of the long-running series in Europe will have the chance to buy a physical copy of the upcoming game. Usually, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but Flight Simulator will come on a whopping 10 discs. The package is coming courtesy of a publisher named Aerosoft that …

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