iOS

Steam’s Remote Play Together feature now works without an account

Valve is expanding Steam’s Remote Play Together feature to let just about anyone play games with you, even if they don’t have a Steam account. Your friend will need to install the Steam Link app but they won’t have to sign up.  For now, you’ll need to be running the Steam Client Beta to use …

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Netflix’s Downloads For You grabs shows and movies it thinks you’ll like

Netflix is rolling out a feature that automatically downloads shows and movies that its algorithm thinks you’ll like to your mobile device. The opt-in Downloads for You feature lets you choose how much storage room to set aside for the downloads, up to 5GB per profile. When you connect to a WiFi network, Netflix will …

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Microsoft starts testing Xbox cloud gaming on the web

You don’t have to wonder what Xbox cloud gaming looks like on the web. The Verge has learned that Microsoft has started testing xCloud game streaming in browsers, and the experience will seem familiar if you’ve tried it on Android devices. A straightforward launcher both helps you fire up recent games and find new ones …

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Every crazy thing that happened in Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud today

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a speech on privacy at a virtual conference. CPDP Today, Apple announced plans to finally roll out its previously delayed change in policy on apps’ use of IDFA (ID for Advertisers) to track users for targeted advertising. The feature will be in the next beta release of iOS …

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Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users

NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook isn’t down, but it did start an odd trending topic on Twitter Friday night as confused iPhone owners tried to figure out why the social network logged them out. I haven’t found an explanation for why this happened, but it appears that everyone accessing the app via an iOS app …

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The UN created a game about protecting the ozone layer

UN Environment Programme How do you teach a younger crowd to appreciate and protect the ozone layer? By weaving the science into the games they play, apparently. As Eurogamer reports, the UN’s Environment Programme is releasing a Reset Earth game for Android and iOS that tasks you with nothing less than saving the ozone layer. …

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Evernote’s Home feature is a dashboard full of handy widgets

Evernote Back in September, Evernote started rolling it out its first major redesign in years. At the time, the company promised the refresh was just the start of an ongoing initiative to make its app, once a titan in the space, faster, more reliable and better than ever before. Today, Evernote detailed the first of …

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Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Amazon Web Services is suspending Parler’s access to its hosting services at the end of the weekend, potentially driving the service offline unless it can find a new provider. “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan …

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Apple says a record $540 million was spent on apps this New Year’s Day

Chris Velazco/Engadget If you thought Apple device owners would splurge on apps during a holiday season when they were stuck at home… you guessed correctly. Apple has revealed that the App Store broke a single-day spending record on New Year’s Day, with people spending over $540 million. There was a healthy run-up, too, with people …

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Corellium notches partial victory in Apple iOS copyright case

Enlarge / Just some of the iDevice types that Corellium didn’t break one law—but may still have broken another—by emulating. Kristin Lee | Getty Images Security firm Corellium, which develops software that researchers can use to analyze Apple products, has been handed a partial victory in Apple’s lawsuit against it, as a judge ruled that …

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