BlackBerry Goes Shopping Again, Buys Good Technology

Three Blackberry Curves

BlackBerry pulled a surprise move this morning when it announced that it’s purchasing mobile device management vendor Good Technology for $425 million in cash. It signals that BlackBerry, which has lost most of its worldwide handset marketshare, is shifting its focus by expanding its mobile enterprise security platform. In a way, this shift makes sense, as BlackBerry has always been… Read More —> Read More

How to Make Your iPad Kid-Friendly

If you spend any time around young children you’ll know what a soothing and calming influence a tablet can be, but it’s potentially a pretty dangerous one too—there’s plenty of unwholesome content out there on the internet and app store for your little friend to accidentally stumble across. Here are the best ways to make an iPad kid-proof before you hand it over.

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Watch: The 6 scariest airport runway landings in the world

Scary Airplane Landings

Over the past few weeks, we’ve highlighted a number of videos depicting airplanes taking off at breakneck speed and astounding angles. From an F-16 Fighter Jet climbing 15,000 feet in 20 seconds to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that can take off at an almost 90 degree angle, you’ve probably had your fill of takeoffs, for now.

Remember the video of that insane Boeing 777 landing in the middle of a 75MPH windstorm? Well today, on this lazy Friday, we thought we’d flip the script and show you some of the more unique airport runways around the world that typically make for harrowing landings. From the ridiculously dangerous and short runway at the Courchevel Altiport in the French Alps to the famous Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, you might want to stay grounded for a while after watching these.

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Watch: Street Fighter 5’s Devastating Two-Hit K.O.

A direct-feed recording of Rainbow Mika, the latest addition to Street Fighter V‘s character roster, shows that the powerful pro wrestler can deplete an opponent’s entire health bar with just two devastating moves.

In fact, it’s possible that R. Mika will be able to win entire rounds with just a single special move. The video below, captured by Khaos Gaming, shows how.

In a nod to American pro wrestling, the footage shows R. Mika deliver an eighteen-second promo on the mic. This is activated holding down the medium punch and kick buttons, and throughout the speech, Mika goes through five separate stages of buff (each one marked by a circular ripple effect).

If the entire promo is delivered without interruption, Mika will have summoned enough strength to knock out characters with little more than a punch and throw. (Because the punch came before the throw, it’s difficult to determine whether the latter would have sufficed on its own.)

Mika’s knock-out throw is actually a special move called the Rainbow Typhoon, which is a nod to an old pro-wrestling manoeuvre called a giant swing. It can be activated by inputting a half-circle-back and punch, as shown on this Mika command list, while the damage of the move gradually increases based on how much charge has preceded it.

In practice, it is unlikely that players will be able to unlock the full potential of this move, because it would necessitate the opponent not attacking for about 18 seconds.

However, in a recent PlayStation Blog post, it is revealed that Mika isn’t entirely defenceless during her promo.

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DriveClub PS Plus bundle throws in full game & Season Pass for £15.99

If you’ve been thinking about picking up DriveClub you won’t find a better deal than this.

PlayStation Plus members can now pick up the full digital version of DriveClub along with the game’s Season Pass for just £15.99 – £4 cheaper than the standalone cost of the Season Pass.

Alternatively, if you don’t fancy the DLC, DriveClub’s PS Plus Edition Upgrade has also been reduced to £11.99, down from its usual £19.99 price. Both are great value, but for the sake of an extra £4 I’d definitely recommend grabbing the Season Pass bundle. —> Read More

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

Best iPhone Widgets

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but it’s buried in the Notification Center and so many people have forgotten widgets are even there. While Apple’s implementation of widgets isn’t quite as functional as Google’s widget support in Android, widgets can still add tremendous value to the iOS experience, and yesterday’s post gave you 10 great examples of apps that do just that.

Following that post, I received a number of emails from readers who were excited to find some nifty new iPhone and iPad widgets, but also who wanted to recommend a few additional apps that people might not have heard of. In this post, I’ll share five of the more obscure recommendations I found in those emails — and be sure to keep sending in your recommendations via email or to @zacharye on Twitter.

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The voice of Karma: Interview with League of Legends voice actress Danielle Mcrae

TD writes: Hey there League of Legends lovers, Maleok here with another Voice Acting interview for this weeks article. I had the privilege of talking to the talented voice of many characters such as: Hagara in “World of Warcraft”, Painwheel in “Skullgirls Encore”, but most importantly Karma from League itself! Her role as Karma was in fact her very first role in voice over, she tells us what the experience was like and how it changed her. —> Read More

Toshiba has an incredible 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet in the works

Toshiba 2-in-1 tablet

Dell’s Latitude 11 5000 wasn’t the only surprise 2-in-1 featuring in Microsoft’s IFA 2015 keynote, with an even more mysterious Toshiba making a brief appearance. The 2-in-1 tablet and notebook – which Microsoft’s Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President of the company’s OEM division, refused to even name – comes with a Surface Pro-style digital stylus, among other things. Most notable … —> Read More

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