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Apple hires virtual reality researcher

iPhone manufacturer Apple has to date remained conspicuous from the VR race, but that might be about to change. The Financial Times reports that former Virginia Tech computer science professor Doug Bowman has joined the company. His previous research focused on three-dimensional user interface design and the benefits of immersion …

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iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

There were more Apple iOS devices than Windows devices shipped in 2015. It’s the first time ever that iOS has outsold Windows in a calendar year, according to Asymco, with 290m iOS devices (as well as 10m Macs) shipped versus 275m Windows machines. That latter number was down from 300m …

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$1.1bn spent on App Store over Christmas

Apple has revealed that it had its biggest ever Christmas this year. The tech giant announce that over $1.1bn was spent on apps and in-app purchases during the Christmas break. The period also set ‘back-to-back weekly records’ for traffic and purchases. In addition, January 1st was the biggest single day …

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Apple names Lara Croft Go as iPhone Game of the Year

Square Enix’s isometric puzzle platformer Lara Croft Go has been named by Apple as the best iPhone game of 2015. Note that the award has nothing to do with commercial performance – it’s the game Apple’s games editorial team has chosen as their favourite. Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter and 1Button’s Mr …

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Apple TV game development revenue is struggling

It seems that Apple TV isn’t proving as fruitful for developers as some may have hoped. Launched at the end of October, the latest iteration of Apple’s TV media box put a greater focus on its gaming capabilities. However, assorted platform-restrictions and concerns about consumer uptake led to some reservations …

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