Large-scale consumer launches are rarely perfect, and Apple Pay isn’t proving to be an exception. Plenty of people using Apple’s mobile payments feature over the last few days have reported successful results. We tried it ourselves around New York City and found that it largely works just as Apple claims. Apparently it’s not Apple that’s to blame, though who knows if consumers are making that distinction.
A study from Ohio State University examined the anger levels of players after they had played games on either 2D or 3D screens. “3-D gaming increases anger because the players felt more immersed in the violence when they played violent games,” said Brad Bushman, co-author of the study and professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State. Researchers looked not at game engines that rendered a virtual recreation of three dimensions, but simply the effects of playing on a 3D screen. A group of 194 college students played Grand Theft Auto IV on a 17-inch 2D screen, a 96-inch 2D screen, or a 96-inch 3D screen (while wearing dorky 3D glasses).
Apple fans breathed a sigh of relief this past summer when Nikkei, typically a reliable source of accurate early information on unreleased Apple devices, issued a report stating that the white plastic strips we had seen on countless iPhone 6 mockups would not be part of the final design. Unfortunately for people who think those plastic strips ruin the sleek look of the phone, they were still present when Apple’s next-generation handsets were unveiled last month. Of course, had Apple found another way to give the antennas inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus some breathing room that was feasible technically and financially in such a slim phone, the company might have opted to ditch the plastic in favor of glass or another solution. FROM EARLIER: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets BGR has spoken with several iPhone 6 owners over the past couple of weeks who have encountered a very annoying issue with Apple’s new iPhones.
Landing syndication rights to The Simpsons was a huge deal for the FXX network, and it’s trying to make the absolute most out of them. They’ll also be available to stream through the FXNow app for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and select smart TVs and other streaming boxes. A cable subscription with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, or several other US providers is required, but streaming episodes is free beyond that. The streaming service is being called Simpsons World, and FXX is loading it up with clips, quotes, and playlists designed to help viewers explore the show’s catalog.