Technology News for Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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Sep 22nd 2021

1. Sledgehammer says it will 'nerf the sun,' fix other issues before Call of Duty: Vanguard's launch


The Call of Duty: Vanguard beta has come to an end and there's a little over one month left until the game launches on Nov. 5.

2. Can you get shiny Zarude in Pokémon Go?


A new addition will be the Legendary Pokémon Zarude. The Rogue Monkey Pokémon will be made available through limited-time Special Research tasks beginning on ...

3. Pokémon HOME update adds Furfrou forms and new Global Trade features


During fashion week, the sixth generation Pokémon Furfrou was added to Pokémon Go, along with all of its different forms. There are 10 different forms that ...

4. Gmail gets 'Search Filters,' Google app receives personalised search result setting

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Google is rolling out a new feature for Gmail users. The feature allows users to filter email and search results to help find the one specific email or ...

5. Samsung smartphone lineup decoded: From Galaxy Z to Galaxy M, what does it stand for?

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The Z series began with the introduction of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold, the first commercially available folding phone in many parts of the world. However ...

6. Deathloop: The Kotaku Review


Video games are inescapably intertwined with iteration and do-overs. It's written into the technology that builds them, the development practices that craft ...

7. Epic Confirms Massive L: Fortnite Not Returning To Apple Any Time Soon

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Today, Tim Sweeney confirmed on Twitter just how massive of an “L” Epic took in its recent trial against Apple. Apple has effectively “blacklisted” Fortnite ...

8. Move Aside, Met Gala: Destiny 2 Is Getting A 'Digital Fashion Magazine'


Bungie has announced its relentlessly popular multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 is getting something new. No, not another seasonal event, or a balance patch to ...

9. Nintendo Announces Surprise 40-Minute Direct For Thursday

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Pour one out for every gamer who had plans after work tomorrow. Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct at 6:00 p.m. ET sharp, it announced today in a tweet.

10. Pokémon Unite Just Massively Leveled The Playing Field Against 'Pay To Win'


Since release, it's been difficult to talk about the merits of pocket monster MOBA Pokémon Unite. The fun factor was there, though largely obscured by TiMi ...

11. The Latest CSGO Update Might Be The Biggest In Years


If you're a CSGO fan, get ready for some of the biggest changes the game has seen in years. Advertisement. As part of the Operation Riptide additions, ...

12. Brave's non-tracking, browser-based video conferencing tool is out of beta


“Brave Talk users can enable multiple layers of encryption on calls, so an eavesdropper cannot listen in on users' calls, and our servers don't save metadata, ...

13. Facebook stock drops after company warns Apple's privacy changes to have bigger Q3 impact

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This morning, it reiterated that point, but also noted that it had been underreporting iOS web conversions by approximately 15%, which had led advertisers to ...

14. Fortnite likely isn't coming back to the App Store anytime soon

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While Apple and Fortnite's big, dramatic lawsuit didn't seem to reach the conclusion either party actually wanted. Its resolution offered some hope for ...

15. 'Pokémon Unite' has arrived on Android and iOS


The game has also introduced Unite Squads, which allow Trainers to team up with squadmates. According to The Pokémon Company, Trainers can createtheir own ...

16. Facebook says Apple's ad changes are hurting its business

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Facebook said Wednesday that changes to Apple's new privacy terms will continue to cause headwinds for its ads business in the third quarter.

17. Here's how to find emails faster using these filters on Gmail for Android

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The latest update from the tech giant will help users to look for specific emails faster by using the improved filter on their Android devices. Google made the ...

18. IPad Mini review: A huge update to Apple's tiniest iPad


It's the first major redesign for the iPad Mini since the original model launched in 2012. It's for people who want a portable reading and gaming device that ...

19. Apple's big iPhone update moved the Safari search bar, here's how to change it back

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In iOS 15, Apple's new iPhone software, the Safari address bar where users type in websites has been moved to the bottom. Apple has provided two different ...

20. iPad Mini review: An excellent 2021 upgrade, but still a niche tablet


Which makes this a luxury for most. But the 8.3-inch screen, A15 Bionic processor (same as the iPhone 13) and excellent overall performance could make it a ...

21. Microsoft Surface event live: Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio and more, watch it now

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The Surface Adaptive Kit looks really cool for helping folks who have issues with using keyboards and ports and the Surface Duo 2 improves upon its imperfect ...

22. Microsoft's Surface event is today. How to watch the announcements live

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Microsoft's rumored to be updating many of its Surface products, including its Duo phone. Scott Stein/CNET. It's been nearly a decade since Microsoft ...

23. iPhone 13 review: Familiarity is part of the phone's charm


The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini received a number of significant upgrades including new cameras, a bigger battery, more storage and a brighter screen.

24. Galaxy S22 rumors: Samsung's new flagship could come in green and dark red

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Galaxy S22 release date: January 2022? Samsung typically launched its S-series phones in March, but it bucked that trend in 2021 by launching the S21 line in ...

25. Getting an iPhone 13 Friday? Here are 4 ways to set up your new phone


You've got several options when it comes to setting up your new iPhone. Patrick Holland/CNET. Restore a recent iCloud backup to your iPhone 13. The easiest ...

26. iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max review: Damn, these cameras


Three years ago, by comparison, the word Pro seemed more of a marketing term than an indication that the phone was any more professional than a regular iPhone.

27. Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Every rumored difference between flagships

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Samsung Galaxy S22 could get a few features that the Galaxy S21 (shown above) doesn't have. Sarah Tew/CNET. Samsung unveiled two new foldable phones, ...

28. Surface Duo 2 hands-on: Just about everything gets upgraded

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The Surface Duo 2 has new rear cameras, 5G and a new processor, arriving this fall. Microsoft. Microsoft's Surface Duo 2, announced today at the company's ...

29. Apple won't let Fortnite back in the App Store, says Epic Games CEO

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"Late last night, Apple informed Epic that Fortnite will be blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals, which could be as ...

30. Apple Watch Series 7 Vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: Which Should You Buy?

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I'm a senior editor at Forbes and I write about all things tech. All products and services featured are independently selected by Forbes Vetted contributors and ...

31. 'Genshin Impact' Can Afford A Free Anniversary 5 Star Reward


While there are a large number of contests and events ongoing, the rewards offered within them are paltry, and some are even tied to gacha odds, like one which ...

32. How to Disable Tab Bar Coloring in Safari 15 on macOS


Tab bar coloring, or website tinting, happens when the color of Safari's interface changes around the tabs, bookmark, and navigation button areas to match the ...

33. Preview: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' magically captures teamwork in a single-player game


It's part of the reason they head over to a Nova Corps outpost called The Rock. After much arguing between Quill and Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord decides to pay ...

34. Final Fantasy 14 community gather to pay tribute to beloved Heavensward voice actor


Stephen Critchlow, who has died at the age of 54, had provided the voice of Heavensward's Edmont de Fortemps. Comments. Characters sat in a semi-circle ...

35. How to complete The Numbers event in Warzone


Warzone mobile broadcast stations appeared once Season 5 went live, and now they have whirred into life and started emitting a strange broadcast.

36. Crypto villains target iPhone 13 launch with the ol' Runescape money gambit and score a nice $69K

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The hype is always something else with Apple products and, even though I use several and love the things, there's a reason that the extremes of its fanbase are ...

37. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Riptide has just dropped


One of these is through a new private matchmaking queues feature. This lets you generate a queue code for sharing with pals – or with people all in the same ...

38. FFXIV players are holding vigils for Heavensward voice actor Stephen Critchlow


Everyone has chosen to gather outside of Count Edmont de Fortemps's manor in Ishgard, where you first meet him. You're introduced to the character of Edmont at ...

39. Lithuania donates more COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan


"AstraZeneca vaccines are not popular in our country, so we are able to donate them," Lithuanian Health Minister Arunas Dulkys said during a televised ...

40. Tiny electronic fliers could float like seeds on the breeze to monitor the environment


When trees and plants disperse their seeds, they often rely on the wind to carry them to pastures new. Different seeds adopt different methods of flight: ...

41. Why does Amazon make games?

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But according to Amazon Games VP Christoph Hartmann, the reason is pretty simple: if you want to be involved in entertainment in any way, you can't ignore games ...

42. The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be available in store at Best Buy tomorrow


For the most part, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been sold exclusively online since their launch in late 2020, but that's changing, ...

43. Apple won't let Fortnite back on iOS until the Epic v. Apple verdict is final

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Epic's iOS developer account had been suspended as a result of company's intentional violations of the App Store guidelines in August 2020, which set the stage ...

44. Amazon releases Echo Studio with Billie Eilish's face on it that's $30 more expensive

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If you were in a tizzy about what to get the devoted Billie Eilish fan in your family for the holidays, Amazon might have just solved your problem ...