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New iOS 14 update fixes issue with third-party apps reverting on restart

iOS 14 has introduced plenty of awesome features that have improved the user experience. From widgets and customizable icons to the use of third-party apps as default, there’s a lot to like about iOS 14 on iPhone.

Setting third-party apps as default is great for users that prefer things like Gmail for the mailing applications, but shortly after the release, people noticed that default apps would reset if you restarted your iPhone. Which, obviously, defeated the whole purpose of the feature. Thankfully, Apple was quickly made aware of the issue and it has now been sorted out.

The new iOS 14.0.1 update, available now, fixes a couple of issues, but for many people, the biggest tweak is definitely fixing the third-party app issue. Now, if you restart your phone, third-party apps will remain as the default choice.

Other updates introduced include camera tweaks on iPhone 7 and

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PAX Online gave me a preview of what gaming conventions could become

Last week wrapped on the very first PAX Online. Penny Arcade Expo has been a staple of the gaming community for ages. With the current cancellation of the larger game conventions, taking it online was a real “the future is here” moment. Seven months ago, PAX partnered with Steam to do a thing, but it ran tandem to the actual PAX that was going on at the time.

There was a lot to take in, but at the same time, there really wasn’t. If this is the future, conventions are going to be a much different role than before. We’ve been to PAX (PAXes, PAXII?) before, but never like this!

The good

Cris Tales is good. I’ll tell you about it soon! (Image: Cris Tales)

I’m currently preparing to sell my house and move into a new one. Why is this information relevant? Because I was able to attend events

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The radio stations you enjoy in Grand Theft Auto almost didn’t happen

One of the more satisfying parts of any open world game with a car is jamming to the licensed music, commercials, and DJ banter in the fake radio stations. Imagine how dull video game road trips and drive-by shootings would be without that mobile soundtrack. We have Grand Theft Auto to thank for that innovation. […]

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Amazon is getting into cloud gaming with a new service called Luna

Joining the likes of xCloud and Google Stadia, Amazon is now getting into the cloud game streaming business with a new service called Luna.

Currently, you can request to join the early access program (if you are in the US) but there is no word on when testing or full release is actually happening. When it launches, the service will set you back $5.99 a month for early access pricing.

When it is available, it will be only accessible to PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Fire TV users. More platforms may be made available in the future, according to Amazon. Oh, and if you’re wondering about how game streaming will work on iPad and iPhone, Amazon will offer the service as a web app instead of an app that you obtain through Apple’s App Store. Presumably, this is to help get around some of Apple’s rules regarding game

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Horizon Zero Dawn made me want to go scavenging for supplies

Okay, let me start by saying that my perfectionist nature often goes head-to-head with my desire to actually finish video games. I mean, I’ve now got over 1,000 games on Steam, 750+ DLC for those games, and who knows how many between subscriptions to EA, Game Pass for PC, and Apple Arcade.

That leaves me in a quandary, between picking short, easy-to-finish, story-lead games such as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and longer, collect-all-the-things games such as the Far Cry series or the latest hotness, Horizon Zero Dawn for PC.

Seriously though, I hate the “climb a thing, see 50 new icons on the map to do stuff at” mechanic that every new adventure/RPG/FPS/action game has nowadays. Far Cry legit makes me want to uninstall the game and turn my computer off every time I see the icons pop up, but then again, Horizon Zero Dawn is

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