Macs No Longer Play A Leading Role At Apple

20201105_Mac_Apple_IBT Mac computer sales as a percentage of Apple’s revenue since 2000* Photo: Statista/IBT

Confirming earlier reports, Apple officially announced a third product launch event for this fall, after holding separate events for new iPads and Apple Watches in September and the latest iPhones in October. The upcoming event headlined ‘One More Thing’ in reference to Steve Jobs’ famous practice of saving best for last, will be held virtually on November 10 and is all but certain to be about new MacBooks using Apple’s own chips as opposed to Intel processors, which Apple has been using since 2006.

In the recently ended fiscal year 2020, the company was formerly known as Apple Computer generated $28.6 billion in revenue selling what it was originally named after computers. And while that makes Apple’s Mac business of 2020 more than four times as large as it was at the turn of the century, selling

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The Best Xbox Series X games you’ll need to play

The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S is so close to launch. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a preorder, you probably know the lineup by heart. But while the games that launch alongside a console are key, if you’re weighing whether or when to buy a console, titles in the pipeline are often more important.

So, other than Microsoft’s excellent Game Pass service, what reasons do you have to buy either an Xbox Series S or X? Here are five. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


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With Halo Infinite being delayed until 2021, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now the Xbox Series X’s biggest launch title. True, you’ll be able to play it on Xbox One, PS4 and PS5, but that won’t

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This is the best way to play gaming, trader says

Video game stocks are at the forefront of the stay-at-home surge.

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard was the first to gauge the trend’s third-quarter strength when it reported earnings Thursday after the bell. The company’s shares fell nearly 6% in after-hours trading as investors took issue with a decline in monthly active users despite a top- and bottom-line beat.

One trader was expecting solid results from Activision.

“I like the setup for Activision going into earnings,” Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday ahead of the report.

She noted that Activision was down about 1.6% heading into the report versus the Nasdaq Composite’s nearly 2% gain.

“I think the company benefits from digital gaming consoles, it is going to improve already robust margins of 77.5%, I believe, and the company has done a great job of beating on revenues 17 out

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Thaioil partners with Plug and Play to drive innovation in Smart Manufacturing and Sustainable Future

BANGKOK, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thai Oil Public Company Limited, Thailand’s largest oil refinery and supplier of petroleum products, has partnered with Plug and Play Tech Center, a global innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, to help drive business growth opportunities and accelerate their ambition to lead Thailand’s energy sector to a smart manufacturing and sustainable future.

From left to right: Luck Saraya - Managing Director at TOP Ventures by Thaioil, Pongpun Amornvivat - Executive Vice President Innovation and Digitalization at Thai Oil PCL, Shawn Dehpanah - Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Innovation APAC at Plug and Play Tech Center, and Tanya Tongwaranan - Program Manager Thailand at Plug and Play Tech Center.
From left to right: Luck Saraya – Managing Director at TOP Ventures by Thaioil, Pongpun Amornvivat – Executive Vice President Innovation and Digitalization at Thai Oil PCL, Shawn Dehpanah – Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Innovation APAC at Plug and Play Tech Center, and Tanya Tongwaranan – Program Manager Thailand at Plug and Play Tech Center.

Thaioil’s venture capital arm “TOP Ventures” reflects the company’s commitment to its vision to Empower Human Life through Sustainable Energy and Chemicals as it seeks to invest and build partnership with

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‘Minecraft’ Requiring Microsoft Accounts To Play Beginning In 2021

KEY POINTS

  • Microsoft accounts will be required to all “Minecraft” players starting next year
  • Microsoft, through Xbox Game Studios, purchased “Minecraft” developer Mojang Studios in 2014
  • Features offered with Microsoft accounts include two-factor authentication and improved parental controls

“Minecraft” players without Microsoft accounts will no longer be able to play the game next year.

Since it was launched in 2011, “Minecraft” has had two separately developed versions. The original “Minecraft: Java Edition” used Mojang accounts for developer Mojang Studios while “Minecraft: Bedrock Edition” used Microsoft accounts for the console and Windows store version.

When the change announced on the official “Minecraft” blog is implemented, the accounts will be the same but cross-play between the two versions will not be allowed. It is a move that some expected to happen years ago since Mojang Studios was acquired by Microsoft through Xbox Game Studios back in 2014.

The blog compares the change

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Internet Stans AOC As 400k Watch Her Play Among Us

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Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Announces Upcoming Programming

Out Purple, an LGBTQ+ event hosted by drag queen DJ Misty Mountains will be held this Saturday, October 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM & following the show from 9:00 – 10:00 PM.

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Announces Upcoming Programming

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, currently showing the rock-musical drama and Academy Award winner for Original Song Score, Purple Rain, has announced special upcoming programming at the theatrical drive-in experience this Saturday, October 24 and Halloween weekend, Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31.

Out Purple, an LGBTQ+ event hosted by drag queen DJ, the hilarious and multi-talented Misty Mountains, will be held both before and after Radial Park’s Purple Rain, this Saturday, October 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM and following the show from 9:00 – 10:00 PM. Purple dress is encouraged.

The Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Halloween Drive-In Experience will be held Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31. For one weekend

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Apple To Remove App That Allowed Users To Play Stadia Games On iOS

KEY POINTS

  • Apple hasn’t allowed game streaming apps like Stadia on iOS devices
  • This is because of its strict App Store policies regarding game streaming
  • Apple is taking down an app that provided a workaround to streaming Stadia games on iPhones

Apple has told the developer behind the Stadium app that it will be removing the app from the App Store. This comes as the latest blow to mobile gamers who have been looking for ways to enjoy the video games they could not access via the App Store or Apple Arcade.

Zachary Knox, creator of the Stadium app that allowed users to play Stadia games on their iPhones, said the Cupertino tech giant reached out to him and informed him that it is taking down the app.

For those who don’t know, the Stadium app offers iPhone users a workaround so they can enjoy Stadia games directly on their

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AOC Will Play Among Us With Popular Streamers Tonight

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to play Among Us on Twitch to help get people to vote—currently, her plan is to stream tonight, October 20, though no specific time has been announced. The New York Representative hasn’t played Among Us before either, but streamers are already champing at the bit to get her on their stream. After her initial tweet, she sent out a follow-up asking for recommendations on who to play with.

The call for fellow players and streamers was met with several eager and high-profile volunteers, including Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, streamer and political commentator Hasan Piker, streamer Pokimane, and more. Ocasio-Cortez expressed an interest in using the live stream to encourage more

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