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AMD ends active development of Mantle API optimizations

07/07, 8:58pm

AMD is no longer going to be working on Mantle, its API launched in 2013 that allows developers to work with its Graphics Core Next GPUs at a low level, according to a report. The chip manufacturer isn't directly ending support for the API, but has apparently confirmed that it will no longer be producing any new optimizations for Mantle, with AMD instead seemingly concentrating on making their future cards and drivers work better with DirectX 12 and Vulkan.

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Hands On: I, Gladiator 1.12.0 (iOS)

07/07, 6:50pm

We like games here, and not just platformer and puzzle games. We like action games, games that have guns, games that have swords: games that require us to fight from the time we start them until the time we finish them. If you're looking for a game that is pure, unadulterated action, check out I, Gladiator by Burlington Trading.

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Briefly: Apple-designed packaging, Ecobee3, new Queens store

07/07, 6:38pm

Both in an interest to make the Apple Store experience more "premium" and possibly as a reaction to some poorly-regarded products, Apple is planning to encourage certain third-party manufacturers to accept new packaging for their products that is co-designed by Apple. Ironically, Apple is generally reluctant to display its own -- frequently award-winning -- packaging in its stories, and is allegedly working to improve its own product packaging as well.

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Analysis: Apple Music and Home Sharing, one week later

07/07, 3:45pm

As we typically do after major Apple releases, MacNN has gathered some of its staff to consider the implications, long-term effects, potential fallout, mis-fires, and triumphs of the new release -- this time, Cupertino's new Apple Music. Apple gave us all a lot to think about, both during launch week, as well as this week dealing with the public fallout of a launch that could be called only mostly successful. Read on to see what we thought one week after the craziness that was launch day of the service, in addition to simultaneous software updates to nearly everything Apple offers.

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Daily Deals: Netgear router bundle, 55-inch 4K TV, podcast microphones

07/07, 3:36pm

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for discounts, offers, bundles, and sales on hardware, software, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. We've wiped the slate clean of all old deals, with the new batch including a router and external drive bundle, a 55-inch 4K TV from Polaroid, and some podcast-worthy microphones from Massdrop

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Forums: software update renders iMac useless and more

07/07, 2:52pm

This week in the MacNN Forum goers attempt to help one Fresh-Faced Recruit who's Retina iMac stopped working after a software update and wouldn't even boot to safe mode. One Fresh-Faced Recruit asks "how to return to same sized windows look in all-spaces/mission control view" and has yet to receive a response.

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Apple deals: Macs from $419

07/07, 2:50pm

Right now at Apple's online store find bargain prices on refurbished Macs with prices starting as low as $419. The refurbished Mac mini with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive has seen an $80 discount to $419. A $140 discount drops the cost on the refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage down to $759.

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Showtime cable-free Apple TV app launches

07/07, 2:27pm

On Tuesday, Showtime began offering direct subscriptions to its service through Apple TV that no longer require an existing cable or satellite service, the company revealed. The network, which features shows such as Dexter and Weeds, is also bringing the standalone service Showtime Anytime to iOS users soon, likely by July 12. Like its rival HBO, the streaming service will offer both a wide back catalog, along with current movies and original programming.

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Hands On: Wormarium 1.0.0 (iOS)

07/07, 2:05pm

Remember the days when cellphones were a lot less smart? Remember how content you were to play the same game over and over again, collecting apples for a snake so he could grow large enough, only to inevitably meet his end when he literally met the end of his tail? We're ready to transport you back to the golden days of 1995 with Wormarium, a strange spin on days of yore.

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App Update: Infuse, Skype, SocialPlanet, more

07/07, 1:55pm

App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN are dedicated to sorting through new update releases, and highlighting some of the important ones here, in the relaunch of our App Update column. Today, we look at revisions to Infuse, Skype, SocialPanel, LaunchBar, Grid 2 Reloaded Edition, SoundByte, and Opera Beta.

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Samsung warns of reduced operational profits in quarterly report

07/07, 1:20pm

Samsung has warned it is highly likely to miss expectations in its upcoming quarterly financial report, expected to be issued towards the end of this month. The South Korean electronics giant is expecting to report that its consolidated operating profit for the quarter will be down four percent compared to the same quarter, bringing it down to 6.9 trillion won ($6.1 billion), and continuing a trend of bad luck for the manufacturer.

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Apple's iOS 8.4 update already on 37 percent of devices

07/07, 12:20pm

Just a week after its release, the iOS 8.4 update has already been adopted by 37 percent of all active iOS users, an above-average rate for an incremental upgrade that may be driven in part by desire for access to the free trial of the new Apple Music service. While the numbers are on par with the growth seen in the first week of iOS 8.0's release, point updates are generally incorporated more slowly.

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Microsoft rebrands Xbox Music, Video as Groove, Movies & TV

07/07, 10:31am

Microsoft is updating its desktop media apps in preparation for the Windows 10 launch at the end of this month, by removing the Xbox name among other alterations. Xbox Video is going to be rebranded to Movies & TV in Windows 10, with Microsoft's Xbox Music service receiving the new name Groove, with both services also going through a visual upgrade as part of the changes.

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Hands On: Monster Want Burger 1.0 (iOS)

07/07, 9:58am

Every so often, we come across a game that is impossibly cute and fun. Somewhere past the shooters and the platformers and the strategy games is an alcove of games that are just designed to make you smile. One such game is the addicting, adorable, and all-around good game Monster Want Burger.

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MacNN Deals: Improve your web design, app development skills

07/07, 7:56am

Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the sales available on our own MacNN Deals page. Today's trio of deals revolve around design, including both apps and web design, as well as a free course to help start you off in iOS game development.

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