iPhone or Android: I can’t decide if Xbox Game Pass is a good enough reason to switch

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I’ve had an iPhone since the iPhone 3G in 2008 and currently own an iPhone XS Max. I love the iOS ecosystem and, besides some forgettable minor annoyances here and there, I never had any issue with it. That is until now. On Aug. 4, Microsoft announced the full version of Xbox Game Pass will come to Android phones, but not iPhones. Now, for the first time in a long time, my plans of upgrading to the iPhone 12 have been thrown into doubt.

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s subscription-based Netflix-like game service. It currently allows

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World of Warcraft Comes to Life in a Czech Forest

Czech World of Warcraft fans donned costumes on Saturday to bring the massively popular online game to life, pushing ahead with a scaled-back festival after the coronavirus pandemic postponed the annual event earlier this year. Dressed as shamans, elves and knights, the gaming fans took part in games and competitions in a forest in Kamyk nad Vltavou, south of Prague, but the usual live-action battle was scrapped due to a low turnout.

The annual spring festival usually draws up to 200 fans but organisers said turnout was only about 60 this year after the delay caused by coronavirus lockdowns in

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This app for Android texts and calls from Windows 10 beats Google Messages. Here’s how it works

Take complete control of your phone from your computer. 

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Apple users are quick to brag about how seamlessly their iPhone, iPad and Mac all work together. And for the longest time, they’ve admittedly had bragging rights. But Microsoft’s Your Phone app on Windows 10 ($158 at Amazon) is quickly catching up and, in some ways, surpassing Apple. 

Google has tried filling the gap with Messages for Web, giving Android owners the ability to send and receive text messages from any computer. But that’s where the service stops. 

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