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If you look through the Steam store, you'll find that there's quite a few games you can play on a Mac, though sometimes it could be worth looking in other directions for entertainment, such as consoles. If you've been interested in getting hold of one of the current-generation consoles, but was put off by the cost, you may want to take part in one of the last MacNN Deals giveaways, where one lucky winner will receive a special edition PlayStation 4 with Uncharted 4.
Do you want to lighten the load you carry around in your backpack, by getting a smaller, lighter notebook to carry around with your other vital possessions? Despite the impending closure of MacNN, we are still inviting you to to enter the giveaway from MacNN Deals that will provide one lucky winner with a compact and lightweight MacBook, valued at $1,300.
While you can easily play games on a Mac, it's worth exploring other areas for gaming purposes as well, and that effectively means consoles. If you've been interested in getting hold of one of the current-generation consoles, but was put off by the cost, you may want to take part in the latest MacNN Deals giveaway, with one lucky winner getting hold of a special edition PlayStation 4 with Uncharted 4.
It's the summer, and many people are preparing to go off on vacation, which means shrinking down their computing setup into something that can be easily transported. If your existing notebook isn't enough for your needs while on a trip, or you don't own a notebook at all, you may want to check out the latest giveaway from MacNN Deals, as one winner will walk away with a brand new MacBook, valued at $1,300.
It's probably a good bet that you purchase a lot of electronics. It's also probably a safe assumption that you have heard of Newegg, and like the idea of getting free hardware. If this applies to you, then this is a warning that the MacNN Deals giveaway to win a $1,000 Newegg gift card ends tomorrow night, so if you want to stand a chance at winning, you'd better enter before the giveaway closes.
If you are an aspiring designer, illustrator, animator, web developer, or video producer, this is a reminder that you probably need to enter this giveaway soon. MacNN Deals is offering one lucky winner of a giveaway a five-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud for free, a prize worth approximately $3,000, but if you want to enter you don't have long, as the competition closes on Monday night.
Gaming is a fast-moving industry, one that is difficult to keep up with at times. There are so many games released every month, it's almost impossible to experience every one. Add in the cost of each game, and it quickly becomes an expensive hobby. If you want to catch up on current releases, or simply want to expand your game collection, you may want to take part in the latest MacNN Deals giveaway, offering one winner a $1,000 Steam gift card.
Sometimes, you want to slouch in front of the TV and watch something you like, but you can't find anything of interest on cable. Maybe it's the fact that you're paying a lot for cable TV and want to save money. In either case, you'll want to enter this giveaway from MacNN Deals, which will provide one lucky winner with ten years of Netflix for free.
People working in creative fields, namely designing or illustrating images, animation, or even creating video for YouTube, sometimes have to pay a hefty amount for the tools they need to create great content. If you want to get your hands on the right software for the task, have a look at this giveaway from MacNN Deals where the winner gets a five-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, worth $3,000.
If you are the proud owner of a new iPad or iPhone, you're probably feeling the need to fill it up with apps, music, and videos. Maybe you want to fill out your music and TV show collection with some new additions without spending any money. In either case, this is your last warning to enter the MacNN Deals giveaway to win a $1,000 iTunes Gift Card, with entries closing in four days time.
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French show carries on with iPhones
Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt
Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July
For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE
WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily
WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX
Adele's '25' album now streaming
Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu
SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage
A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu
Fifth Hong Kong store to open June 30
The 46th official Apple store in what the company calls the "Greater China" region will open at 10AM local time in Hong Kong's New Town Plaza in the Sha Tin district on Thursday, June 30, according to a new page on Apple's retail website. Despite slowing growth due to economic turmoil in China, the country is still Apple's fastest-growing market. The new story will be the fifth for Hong Kong, a lucrative market for Apple thanks to the high concentration of wealth there and a thriving "gray" market. Normal store hours for the new store will be 10AM to 10PM every day. http://apple.co/291diaT
Apple Music bug bites very short songs
There appears to be a reproducible bug in the current version of iTunes -- version 12.4.1, running on OS X 10.11.5, both the current non-beta versions of the respective software -- that causes a streamed song to become "stuck" in endless buffering if the streamed item just before this happened was 60 seconds or less in length. The problem appears to stem from code in iTunes that signals the next track to start downloading one minute before the currently-playing track is done, and thus songs shorter than one minute don't trigger the download. Locally-stored music is unaffected by the bug, and the problem does not appear to exist in either the macOS Sierra developer beta or versions of iTunes earlier than 12.4, and does not affect the iOS Music app at all. http://bit.ly/291cN0l