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The Morning After: UK competition regulator investigates Apple and Google’s mobile dominance

Apple and Google’s domination throughout the mobile web is below scrutiny once more. Earlier this year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) stated it was consulting on a doable probe into Google and Apple’s dominance within the mobile telephone market. Now, the regulator has introduced it obtained “widespread support” for its proposals and has launched a market investigation into the 2 tech large’s “duopoly” in cloud gaming and mobile browsers. The CMA famous that Apple and Google have a “stranglehold” over mobile system working programs, app shops and browsers, with 97 p.c of UK net looking in 2021 on both Apple- or Google-owned browsers.

– Mat Smith

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It’s… iconic?

Hyperkin

Hyperkin is making a licensed duplicate of the Xbox 360’s iconic gamepad. It’s referred to as Xenon – a reference to the console’s pre-release codename and IBM-made PowerPC processor. The controller brings again the almost two-decade-old design however with a removable USB-C cable and headphone jack. It additionally comes with Menu, View and Share buttons, making certain the controller is totally appropriate with the Xbox Series X/S and PC. No phrase on the discharge date or pricing simply but.

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Not each console is on sale, nevertheless.

Demand for present consoles has been via the roof for the higher a part of two years now. Sadly, meaning there’s not a lot of an incentive for retailers to supply heavy reductions. However, in case you’re pondering of getting the essential Nintendo Switch or Xbox Series S, you could be in luck. Nintendo’s repeating the identical deal as Black Friday in earlier years: a base-model Switch with a replica of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to its Switch Online service. 

Meanwhile, Microsoft Xbox Series S is out there for $250, $50 off its customary going rate. The Series S has fallen to $250 previously, however that is nonetheless a very good value if you would like a secondary console or a extra inexpensive route into the Xbox sport library. Make certain to control our deals account on Twitter for the largest breaking offers this Black Friday.

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It’s the primary time the company has shut off entry to different networks.

The FCC has lastly minimize off supplier Global UC from different networks after it allegedly failed to fulfill necessities for safeguarding towards scam robocalls. Now the company is now not within the Robocall Mitigation Database, different carriers (together with intermediaries) should cease accepting its site visitors. In October, the FCC stated it might minimize off seven corporations that did not share their anti-robocall methods regardless of warnings.

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The replace will carry a survival golf mode to the ‘Wii Sports’ successor.

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Nintendo Switch Sports is lastly getting golf – one of many key sports activities lacking from the non secular successor of Wii Sports. From November twenty eighth, you will have entry to 21 holes from the Wii Sports collection. Along with casual modes you possibly can get pleasure from with household and mates, you possibly can try a survival golf mode.

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