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VPNs for iOS Are Broken and Apple Knows It, Says Security Researcher

Third-party VPNs made for iPhones and iPads routinely fail to route all network traffic through a secure tunnel after they have been turned on, something Apple has known about for years, a longtime security researcher has claimed (via ArsTechnica). Writing on a continually updated blog post, Michael Horowitz says that after testing multiple types of …

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Elden Ring Sells 16.6 Million Copies in Just Four Months

Bandai Namco has confirmed in its latest sales report that Elden Ring has sold 16.6 million copies as of June 2022. Its huge success means “the segment profit of the digital business” has “increased significantly”. Elden Ring had already outsold Demon’s Souls, every single Dark Souls entry, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice just a …

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Nintendo To Reduce Switch Packaging By 20% To Combat Supply Issues

Image: Nintendo As the gaming industry’s increasing popularity drives up the demand for consoles, manufacturers have struggled to keep up and are subsequently experiencing worldwide distribution issues due to a number of factors. We have been reporting on the semiconductor shortage for some time now, detailing Switch assembly issues and the company’s uncertainty concerning future …

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Android 13 themed icons

WhatsApp is the biggest app yet to adopt a themed icon for Android 13

The next app to adopt a dynamic Android 13 icon is WhatsApp, and it’s currently in beta Themed icons were one of the biggest parts of the redesign in Android 12, allowing Google service’s logos to match the overall look of your phone. Android 13 allows for dynamic app icons across third-party services for the …

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Our Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 battery charging test results are in

Last updated: August 18th, 2022 at 12:39 UTC+02:00 Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 5 series brings several upgrades over the 2021 lineup, and one of the most exciting improvements lies in the bigger batteries with faster charging. Instead of topping out at 5W, the new Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro support 10W wireless charging. …

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Classic NES Title ‘Gimmick!’ Confirmed For Release Later This Year

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Update [Thu 18th Aug, 2022 13:15 BST]: Developer Bitwave Games has confirmed that Gimmick! will be launching on the Nintendo Switch later this year under the title of Gimmick! Special Edition. The release will come with some bonus quality of life features, including save and load functions, a rewind …

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Embracer Group acquires Bitwave Games, Gioteck, Limited Run Games, Middle-earth Enterprises, Singtrix, Tatsujin, Tripwire Interactive, and Tuxedo Labs – Gematsu

Get the details below. ■ Embracer Freemode The newly formed operative group focuses on six broad and diverse business market segments including: retro / classic / heritage gaming and entertainment, game development and production, devices, gear, and collectables, community and ecommerce, new idea and technology incubation, and production services. Bitwave Games With the backing of …

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Nintendo Says It’s “Actively Investigating” Most Recent Misconduct Claims

Image: Nintendo Yesterday, Kotaku published a report with a new round of accusations against both Nintendo of America and contracting firm Aston Carter. In an update, the same outlet has now seen an internal message (sent out by NoA’s president Doug Bowser to employees) regarding the “media coverage involving claims made about worker conduct”. Here’s …

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