APPLE's new iOS 12 update for iPhones won't be available as a general release until Wednesday at the earliest, but you can get your hands on it early by downloading the public beta. That means you can get the update before all your friends by following our easy guide. iOS 12 beta warning – what you need to know before installing Before you dive in though, you should note that this is an incomplete version of the operating system, with all the bugs and glitches that includes. So you probably shouldn't download it on your main iPhone or iPad. If you do install it, make sure you follow our guide on how to back up your iPhone. That way if something goes wrong, you can restore all of your important photos and files very easily. The good news is that app makers who tried the iOS 12 developer preview say that the new update has been working flawlessly – and even made their phones work faster. How to install iOS 12 public beta on your iPhone Go to beta.apple.com and sign … [Read more...] about iOS 12 beta download guide – get Apple’s latest features BEFORE Wednesday launch
Apple upgrade program
ALWAYS want the latest iPhone, but can't afford to splash loads of cash on the latest model? Try the iPhone Upgrade Programme. It's Apple's easy solution for people who want to upgrade to a new iPhone every year, but don't want to be tied into network contracts (or pay outright). Here's a simple guide to how it all works. Apple Upgrade Programme explained – what is it? The Apple Upgrade Programme was first launched in the UK back in 2016. It's designed as an alternative for people who don't want to buy their phone outright, or on contract from phone networks. It's also great for people who want to upgrade to the latest iPhone model each year – as many die-hard Apple fans often do. You get the phone on a pay-monthly basis, and will be able to get the new iPhone model when it's announced each September. Apple Upgrade Programme – what's the deal? The Apple Upgrade Programme is basically a finance package. You spread the cost of an iPhone through monthly payments, … [Read more...] about iPhone Upgrade Program UK – how to get a new unlocked iPhone from Apple every year
APPLE has quietly updated its powerful and popular range of MacBook Pro laptops. The attractive notebooks have been given a major performance boost, thanks to the introduction of new high-end processors. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch models (with Apple's Touch Bar feature) now use the latest 8th-generation Intel processors. Apple exec Phil Schiller talked up the new models, describing them as the firm's best laptops to date. "The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made," Schiller explained. He added that it's the "best notebook for pro users". Apple's 15-inch model comes fitted with a six-core chip that promises a 70% speed boost in terms of performance. Meanwhile, the 13-inch model is available with a quad-core 8th-generation processor that purportedly doubles performance. Apple is aiming these new models at professional users who need their machines to push out solid performance consistently. But the top models will also appeal to Apple … [Read more...] about Apple reveals new MacBook Pro 2018 with a SURPRISE upgrade – making it the ‘most advanced Mac notebook ever’
Today I sit down with Indie Developer: Jonathon Colibaba to talk about his new android game: uZombie, a unique mobile RPG where you are not just a zombie but a Zombie Leader with intelligence. There is a myriad of features and things to do: Turn civilians, police and military into your own undead army, level up your character to gain better armor and abilities and watch as the city attempts to fight back. Jon developed uZombie in GameMaker Studio and took some time to discuss the actual development and decisions that were made throughout the journey. Getting right into it, what inspired you to make a zombie game where you play as the zombie? Seems like an odd choice when the current trend is heroically fighting the hordes, not leading them? “Well I wanted to create a game that I would enjoy playing. A lot of my inspiration comes from an older game called Stubbs the Zombie on the original Xbox. After that I fell in love with the idea of playing as the zombie and haven’t seen … [Read more...] about [Indie Interview] uZombie made in GameMaker!
As Polygon's recent fifth birthday approached, we started thinking about what we could do to celebrate it. And what's more fun than ranking the 100 best games of all time? 500? So we did. We started by setting rules upfront. We asked everyone to vote based on innovation, polish and durability, rather than simply personal taste. We cut games released in 2017 to eliminate recency bias. And we left out sequels that we deemed too similar to the games that came before them. Then we voted, but we knew we had gaps in our knowledge on staff. So in addition to gathering votes from the Polygon team, we worked with a group of external and freelance writers to pull in their input: Kahlief Adams, Susan Arendt, Katherine Cross, Jon-Paul Dyson, Benj Edwards, Cara Ellison, JC Fletcher, Jenn Frank, Harold Goldberg, Janine Hawkins, Blake Hester, Laura Hudson, Henry Lowood, Jeremy Parish, Carolyn Petit, Andrea Rene, Jaz Rignall and Gary Whitta. Collecting all those votes together, we then combed through … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 500-401