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Pirate simulator ‘Sea of Thieves’ hits Xbox on March 20th

Rare's cartoony pirate simulator Sea of Thieves sets sail for your Xbox One and Windows 10 March 20th. Microsoft's stab at breaking out of its Forza, Gears of War and Halo release cadence can't get here fast enough, and if you're feeling impatient yo…

Amazon Echo speakers and Music Unlimited head to 28 more countries

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Skype, Tidal, VLC, Feedly and Other Apps Optimized for iPhone X

A handful of popular apps have been optimized for the iPhone X over the past few days. We’ve rounded up some of the notable ones below.



Each of these apps now support the iPhone X’s new screen size, rather than having a letterboxed design with black bars at the top and bottom.

  • Skype

  • VLC

  • Tidal

  • Feedly

  • LINE

  • Viber

  • PlayStation Vue

  • Bank of America

If you have an iPhone X and use any of these apps, check the App Store’s Updates tab to ensure you have the latest version installed.

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Google and ProPublica help journalists cover local elections

ProPublica and Google's News Lab are teaming up to help journalists, especially at the local level, report on all things related to elections. The Election Databot, which launched during the 2016 general election, will now offer up data on every race…

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Researchers find another smart toy that’s easy to hack

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Apple’s ‘TV’ App Starts Showing Up for Users in the UK, France, and Germany

Apple’s official TV app today started showing up for some fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV owners in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, almost a year after Apple originally announced the service in the U.S.



The TV app is billed as an easy way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows in a single place. It offers a unified experience for accessing TV shows and movies across multiple video apps, and aims to help users discover new TV and movie content by offering recommendations based on what they’ve previously watched. The service syncs content in the cloud so users can pick up where they left off on other devices via the accompanying iOS TV app, which has also been appearing on devices across the pond.

More than 60 services are supported by the U.S. version of the TV app, but with the expansion to new countries, Apple is adding support for additional local content, such as ITV, Channel 5, and BBC iPlayer in the U.K.



Apple’s TV app has been available in the United States since December of 2016. In September, Apple released the Apple TV app in Canada and Australia, and announced that it would be bringing the app to France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the U.K. by the end of the year.

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