Chromium-based Edge web browser arrives on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

Highly anticipated: Consoles have slowly become more like PCs with the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. They pack SSDs, multitasking features, speedier boot times, and older, but still PC-like functions like web browsing and Netflix playback. However, Microsoft is blurring the lines between desktops and consoles even further with its latest software update for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S platforms.
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Apple says an issue is preventing some animations from using high refresh rates on the iPhone 13 Pros

Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup launched Friday, and one of the key features of the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are their ProMotion displays with variable refresh rates that can top out at 120Hz. But as spotted by 9to5Mac, some app animations in third-party apps are currently only running at 60Hz. That might be frustrating if you were expecting to see buttery-smooth animations across all of your apps with the new phones, but when we asked Apple what was going on, the company shared two reasons why this might be happening.
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The Surface Duo’s two-year-old Android OS will be updated sometime this year

If Microsoft wants to be taken seriously as an Android manufacturer, one of the things it will need to establish is a track record of reliable, on-time software updates. But as the company launches a second generation of the Surface Duo and the company's first Android phone turns a year old, so far Microsoft has failed to impress.
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Twitter says new videos will be less pixelated

Twitter’s poor video quality has been a long-running frustration for users on the platform, but on Friday, the company shared some potentially promising news: videos uploaded to the service will now “appear less pixelated for a better watching experience,” Twitter said in a tweet from its support account. Twitter removed...
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European Union Looks to Make USB-C Ports Mandatory with New Law

The European Union wants to make a universal standard for charging cables and ports. Such a move would force Apple to phase out its in-house Lightning cable standard move it to something like USB-C, DP Review reports. The proposed legislation comes out of the EU’s European Commissions which touts the...

Instagram Stories are being unexpectedly muted on iPhones – but it is going to be fixed

Apple’s latest iPhone software, iOS 15, is causing Instagram Stories to play without audio.Users are finding that playing a Story with the ringer switch set to silent mode completely mutes the video, despite that mode only intended to silence message notifications and calls - rather than the audio heard within apps.On Reddit, many users said that they were facing problems, having to unmute their phones to listen to audio on Instagram and YouTube - something that does not happen on iOS 14.Facebook, which owns the photo app, told The Verge that it was aware of the problem. “We’re aware that...
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Epic's EAC Now Supports Linux/Steam Deck With BattlEye On The Way

The Steam Deck now has support for Epic’s EAC (Easy Anti-Cheat), with Epic announcing this morning that the anti-cheat software now supports Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck. Back when the Steam Deck was announced, one larger issue with it was that some of the biggest games on the Steam platform wouldn’t be supported.