You Won’t Have to Upgrade Mophie’s New Battery Pack When You Change Phones

It doesn’t matter what mobile device you use, battery life is always limited and always a struggle. Mophie’s Juice Packs, which strap an additional battery to the back of your smartphone using a form-fitting case, dramatically expand battery life, but have also always been device-specific. Its new Juice Pack Connect, however, can work with any mobile device that supports wireless charging.

If you’re the type who upgrades your smartphone every release cycle, Mophie’s Juice Packs have always been a tough sell, because any minor changes in the size or shape of your new device means you can no longer use it and will have to upgrade to a new case as well. With the Juice Pack Connect, instead of a form-fitting case, the external battery attaches to a flat clip that’s either adhered directly to the back of a smartphone, or a protective case if you’re anxious about sticking

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Va. elections website let hundreds of voters request mail-in ballots after deadline, but they won’t get them

Virginia did not turn off the citizen portal that allows registered voters to request ballots for the next election. At last count, 853 voters in Fairfax County requested absentee ballots after the Oct. 23 deadline.

Hundreds of voters in Fairfax County expecting a mail-in ballot won’t get it in time. That’s because the Virginia Department of Elections website is still allowing voters to request a mail-in ballot well past the deadline.

At last count, 853 voters in Fairfax County requested they be sent a mail-in ballot after the deadline passed on 5 p.m. last Friday, elections Director Gary Scott said.

It’s a statewide issue that Scott said other registrars are concerned about. He said the state did not turn off the citizen portal that allows registered voters to request ballots for the next election.

After the deadline passed to get a mail-in ballot for the general election on Nov. 3,

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Facebook wants to add cloud games to its platform, but you won’t find them on Apple devices

So far, the platform has four free games, including “PGA Tour Golf Shootout” and “Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale,” and the company says it will be adding more in coming weeks. Those games don’t need to be downloaded, because they stream from the cloud.

But don’t try looking for those Facebook games on Apple devices.

Although Facebook has tried multiple times to launch a Facebook Gaming app with playable games this year, Apple has spurned each attempt. The Facebook Gaming app was launched in August without any playable games, after Apple rejected its app five times. When you open the app in iOS, you can see other streamers playing games — but you can’t play games yourself.

Facebook developed cloud games for Android alone, saying it’s unsure of how to proceed on iOS.

“We’re spending a lot of time and energy trying to figure out how to bring this to iOS,” said

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Report: Apple won’t announce a streaming TV service at WWDC

Don’t cancel your cable subscription just yet.

Apple’s subscription TV service won’t be announced at WWDC, Re/code is reporting. According to unnamed sources, the official announcement of the highly anticipated new add-on to Apple TV has been pushed back because licensing deals for local programming have not been finalized.

Apple originally wanted to announce the TV service at WWDC next week in order to start building up hype. Apple TV’s subscription service was slated to launch in early fall to coincide with TV broadcast’s premiere schedule. It now looks like TV fans eager to join the cord-cutters club will have to wait until later this year (or maybe even early 2016!) to subscribe to Apple TV’s web service.

Despite the delay and negotiations pending, TV executives are looking forward to partnering with Apple. Just last week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told the audience at the Code Conference that he’s “pretty

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Twitter Won’t Let ‘New York Post’ Tweet Until It Agrees To Behave Itself

The New York Post has been sent to timeout.

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has kept the Post’s official Twitter account locked since Thursday, the Post says, when the newspaper shared several tweets about its story on Hunter Biden that has been increasingly called in question.

On Thursday, Twitter blocked sharing of the Post story and said the piece violated several of its rules, including a prohibition on sharing personal information and hacked materials. Facebook also reduced distribution of the Post report, but the brunt of conservative displeasure over the social media sites’ limiting access to the

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PlayStation 5 Won’t Actively Listen To Or Monitor Voice Chats, Sony Says

KEY POINTS

  • PS5 will allow gamers to report verbal harassment through a new voice chat reporting function
  • Voice chat recording is solely meant to curtail online harassment and abuse, Sony says
  • There won’t be an opt-out option for the voice chat recording function

Sony has apologized to PlayStation users for the confusion over a PS5 feature that will let users record their voice chats and submit them for moderation review. The company clarified that this feature is meant to protect players.

Two days ago, PS4 players caught wind of something in the system software update 8.00 that had them feeling like Sony encroaching on the privacy of their audience. 

“Please be aware that voice chats in parties may be recorded and sent to us by other users. By participating in voice chats, you agree to your voice being recorded,” the note spotted by PS4 players stated. “These recordings will be

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