For consumers who were not so satisfied with Apple's recent iPhone release, the smaller iPhone SE, the iPhone 7 is their next hope for a bigger and better iPhone. According to the most recent rumors about the upcoming device, it looks as if Apple may be getting rid of the headphone jack in favor of Lightning earpods or even audio connection through the Smart Connector.
Apple Insider recently shared rumored spy shots of the device coming from China, which in their recent report was also confirmed by another source, a Japanese blog, as the "real thing." The blog specifically said that the case in the picture was in fact assembled by Catcher Technology, a known Apple manufacturing partner.
The image in question also featured a set of three dots located at the bottom part of the handset. These are the same dots that mark the presence of the Smart Connector port, which was first introduced in the iPad Pro series, but only for the Smart Keyboard. Apple has yet to announce if they are making audio accessories that can be connected via the Smart Connector. more >>
The much-awaited DLC of the role-playing game, "The Witcher 3" called Blood and Wine is still without a release date. Despite several reports saying that the DLC's release date has been leaked, pointing to a June 7 arrival, the game's developer CD Projekt Red has not made any official announcements as of yet. The DLC's box art has been made official, which the developer posted through its account on Twitter.
The image does not reveal much about the expansion's story line and what content it will bring, but according to a report in VG 24/7, it nevertheless "looked good." It showed the game's protagonist, Geralt, seated on what looked like a throne, with a wine goblet or glass in his left hand and a sword on his right hand. The wine goblet may either contain wine or blood, as the DLC title suggests. The other character featured in the image is a winged demon, which is one of the creatures found in the game.
Not much is known about Blood and Wine, except for the screenshots that the developer shared about the new area or region that the expansion will bring, Toussaint. According to GameSpot, the pack will reportedly include two Gwent decks with a total of 154 cards. The content will be sold not as physical discs but as a download code which will grant the gamer access to the DLC and additional content. Gamers need to have the base game in order to play the DLC, as this is not a stand-alone pack. CD Projekt Red has promised gamers with 20 hours of gameplay with the upcoming DLC. more >>
Good news for those who still use it, Yahoo Mail finally decided to make significant but long overdue improvements to its service. Although the company is currently being offered for sale, it didn't stop the Yahoo Mail app from adding important updates and integration, including attaching Google Drive and Dropbox files. Well, this move is perhaps intended to develop Yahoo's core components right before the company is eventually sold.
However, PC Mag reports that the new additions are actually exclusive for the Yahoo Mail app and not the traditional and browser-based Yahoo Mail. Aside from Dropbox and Google Drive, users can also attach GIFs from Tumblr.
This development is intended for those who are using the app on their iOS or Android device. But because this is already the second set of updates in over two months, there is a need for users to update their app if they haven't done so in the past two months. more >>
Catholic seminaries across the U.S. are set to benefit from a three-year, $1.5 million grant funding program that will focus on the integration of science and religion when exploring life's deepest questions.
Doris Donnelly, a retired professor of religion at John Carroll University in suburban Cleveland, who is administering the funding to the Science and Faith in Seminary Formation program, said the idea is to raise "the scientific literacy of clergy," according to Catholic News Service.
"We want to be able to integrate science and religion so people in the pews don't have to check their critical mind at the church door," said Dominican Sister Linda Gibler, associate academic dean at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, one of the grant recipients. more >>
After PlayStation 4.5 rumors, it is the Xbox One's turn. Recent reports are now pointing to a possibility that Microsoft may announce a new version of the current generation console this summer. According to a Tech Times report, the rumors come courtesy of a NeoGAF user ekim, who cited that Microsoft has made two filings with the FCC, which the company has yet to announce. Any data-transmitting device must get approval from the FCC as with the case of the wireless chip of the Xbox One which has the code CK31525.
Another report in Digital Trends detailed that one of the FCC filings referred to a docket for a wireless radio with number 1683. This one includes a PDF user manual that carries the code 1525, which incidentally is the original model number of the Xbox One. This particular filing has a June 25 embargo date, which places it a few weeks before the E3 2016, where Microsoft is set to make some announcements in their press event. The second set of documents filed with the FCC have to do with a dual-band radio, with number 1682. The accompanying documents do not show any connection to the Xbox One and its embargo date is July 29.
This new set of reports points to the possibility that Microsoft may be planning to beef up its gaming console hardware. Earlier rumors are saying that a slim version of the Xbox One may be on its way. More recent reports talk about a more powerful Xbox One. more >>
The latest HTC flagship phone, the HTC One M10 or simply HTC 10, has earned praise for its elegant build and great audio quality, but how does it measure up to the Google Nexus 6P, which tech reviewers have called the best Nexus phone ever?
While the Nexus 6P boasts a high quality display and a sharp camera, its boxy design has underwhelmed many critics. Given that the 6P and the HTC 10 are almost similarly priced, which premium smartphone offers a better deal?
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