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Fortnite predator 'groomed children on voice chat'

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A man is accused of using the hit video game Fortnite to initiate sexual activity with children.
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Epic too busy making money to protect the players
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Some iPad Pros ship a little bent, and Apple says that’s normal

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The iPad Pro is just one fourth of an inch thick.

Enlarge / The iPad Pro is just one-fourth of an inch thick. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Gadget-makers have long played with the idea of bendable displays, but this isn't what they were going for: Apple has confirmed that some brand-new iPad Pro units have a slight bend to them—and this is expected and not a defect.

There are numerous stories and images of very slight bends on brand-new devices on the MacRumors forums, and The Verge's Chris Welch observed the same issue in his own iPad.

When The Verge reached out to Apple for comment, the company told the publication that the bending is "a side effect of the device’s manufacturing process and shouldn’t worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad’s performance in any practical way." (The Verge's words.) Apple says the bending happens as a result of a cooling process used on the components when the device is manufactured.

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So they don't manufacture premium devices anymore? Because that's a defect not a feature
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How to pair Bose QC 35 with an Android phone

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Did you just pick up a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones and need to pair them with your Android phone? You don't need to pair, but connecting the two does give you direct access to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Downloading the app also lets you personalize your settings on the go, so having it is a must. Here's a full step-by-step guide of what that process looks like.

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How pair Bose QC 35 with an Android phone

Before we actually begin the pairing process, we need to first download the companion app that allows you to set up and control the QC 35s from your phone.

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Search "bose connect".
  3. Tap the first result that shows the app icon.
  4. Tap the green Install button.

With that done, it's time to open the app and get these babies paired! Before you open the app, make sure you turn on the QC 35s by moving the power switch to the right so that you see a green dot next to it.

  1. Agree to the app's terms and tap I Agree.
  2. Tap Grant Location Access.
  3. Tap Allow on the popups.

  4. When you see your headphones, drag down to connect them.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Bring down your quick settings panel and tap Pair & Connect.
  7. Tap Pair.

Voilà! With that all done, you've successfully paired your Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones with your Android phone. Some elements may look slightly different depending on what phone you're using (a OnePlus 6 was used for this demonstration), but the core elements should remain the same no matter what.

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Bose QC 35 (Series II)

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Some of the best wireless headphones around.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) offers one of the most premium wireless headphone experiences you can find right now. It's super comfy, has truly excellent noise-cancellation, and sounds downright fantastic.

It can be difficult to find the perfect pair of headphones these days, but trust us when we say that the QC 35s are absolutely deserving of their high price tag. $350 is a lot of money to spend on an accessory, but if you're willing and able to cover the cost, these headphones will put a smile on your face the second you start listening to them.

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Why do you need an app to use headphones, and why the f*** does it need location access!?!?
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'Exploding' iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation

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The Dutch fire brigade is called to help deal with a "fuming" Apple device.
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Hard to use the standard excuse of "none standard charger"
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InfoWars app will stay in the iOS App Store—here’s Apple’s reason why

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Apple will continue to allow the InfoWars mobile app on its App Store even after removing almost all of the podcast episodes associated with Alex Jones' conspiracy-theory website from its platforms. The iPhone maker released a statement to BuzzFeed News explaining its decision to allow the InfoWars app to remain downloadable from its store.

"We strongly support all points of view being represented on the App Store, as long as the apps are respectful to users with differing opinions, and follow our clear guidelines, ensuring the App Store is a safe marketplace for all," the company's statement said. "We continue to monitor apps for violations of our guidelines and if we find content that violates our guidelines and is harmful to users we will remove those apps from the store as we have done previously."

The decision comes after Apple removed five out of the six InfoWars podcasts from iTunes and its other platforms for violating its hate-speech rules. Apple did not host the InfoWars content, but anyone with an Apple device could find and download the podcast episodes through Apple services. However, after that removal, some were perplexed when Apple didn't remove the InfoWars app as well.

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Freedom of speech and 30%, the American dream
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Valve: Apple won’t let the Steam Link app on the iOS

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Enlarge / A screenshot from the beta version of the Steam Link app, which has been denied approval by Apple. (credit: Steam)

Valve says Apple has denied approval for the iOS version of its Steam Link app—which allows users to stream PC games from a computer on the same home network—after Apple initially approved the app earlier this month.

"On Monday, May 7, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release," Valve said in a statement sent to Ars. "On Wednesday, May 9, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team."

Valve says it appealed that decision on the basis that "the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store." That includes an official Windows Remote Desktop app from Microsoft, third-party apps from LogMeIn and GoToMyPC, and many more. There are even streaming apps for iOS which use Nvidia's GameStream technology to remotely play titles running on a PC, just like the Steam Link app.

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Why let you play games off the iPhone? You cannot make 30% on someone else's hard work
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