Beware the App Store’s Cuphead scam

Retro-style run-and-gun game Cuphead has landed in the App Store. Unfortunately, it’s not legit! One of the Xbox’s best games, the retro-inspired Cuphead arrived on consoles back in September, and immediately became a massive hit — thanks to its combination of addictive gameplay and vintage 1930s-style graphics. Sadly, you’ll have to wait to play the […]

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‘Rainbrow’ game uses the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera to monitor player’s eyebrow movements

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A new game made specifically for the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera is available to download from the App Store, with ‘Rainbrow’ using the sensor array as a game controller by monitoring the user’s eyebrows in one of the more novel applications of the imaging hardware.

You control this new iPhone X game by wiggling your eyebrows

When it comes to the iPhone X, facial recognition is most associated with the Face ID biometric security system, but there are other ways to use the front-facing camera on your device. In a new game, titled Rainbow, Washington University computer science graduate Nathan Gitter has created an innovative new game mechanic using Apple’s TrueDepth […]

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Selfissimo!, Life is Strange, and other awesome apps of the week

A unique selfie app, created by Google, that summons up your inner supermodel is just of one of the picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps” roundup. In addition, we’ve got part one of an excellent episodic adventure finally available on iOS, a sound-matching app for any guitar players out there, and an augmented reality-focused update […]

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Today in Apple history: iOS finally overtakes Windows Mobile

December 17, 2009: Apple finally triumphs over longtime rival Microsoft … on mobile operating system market share. Figures released by research firm comScore show that iPhone OS (as iOS is called at the time) surpasses Windows Mobile in the United States. At the time, roughly 36 million Americans own smartphones. Of these, a quarter run […]

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How to Scan a QR Code Using the Camera on the iPhone or the iPad

In iOS 11, the native camera app includes functionality that allows you to scan QR codes and access QR code content like URLs without having to download a third-party app.

Here’s how to scan a QR code when you run into one:

  1. Open the Camera app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Make sure you have adequate lighting so the camera can pick up the QR code.
  3. Align the camera with the QR code.

That’s all there is to it. From there, the camera will read the QR code and provide you with a notification to access whatever it contains.

QR codes can include contact information, calendar events, website links, phone numbers, email addresses, Wi-Fi information, and more, so they can be pretty handy, and it’s nice to have the built-in scanning feature available when you need it.
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Microsoft is bringing Xbox party chat to mobile

Xbox players will soon be able to chat with friends wherever they may be. Microsoft is bringing a new Xbox party chat app to Android and iOS. You can try it now in beta before it makes its official debut. If you’ve made friends on Xbox Live, but you’re yet to exchange contact details, the […]

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