Fans Relive Final Fantasy 11’s Punishing Past On Private Servers

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Back in the early 2000s, Final Fantasy 11 was famous for completely disrespecting players’ time. Masochistic and convoluted, the MMO drew in thousands of dedicated players who traded hours upon hours of grinding for the sweet feeling of accomplishment. Fifteen years later, more player-friendly MMOs monopolise the genre. And yet, there are still hundreds of fans foregoing cleaner gaming experiences for FF11‘s endlessly time-consuming and punishing challenges on legacy servers.
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iOS 11’s new ‘App of the Day’ feature can rocket downloads by over 2,000%

New data is out today from Apptopia on how iOS 11‘s App Store and its new app of the day and game of the day features are influencing downloads. With an app of the day feature, the company found a boost in downloads of up to 2,172%, while games saw an increase of up to 963%. AirPods Spotted by TechCrunch, Apptopia did a 30-day analysis of … Continue reading iOS 11’s new ‘App of the Day’ feature can rocket downloads by over 2,000%

Neglected Pure Connect speaker app silenced in iOS 11’s war on 32-bit • The Register

Wireless speaker maker Pure appears to be more the first casualties in Apple’s war on 32-bit iOS apps. Pure’s 32-bit Connect software for iThings won’t work on Apple’s new 64-bit-only iOS 11, meaning folks using Cupertino’s latest firmware and handsets can’t control their space-age hi-fis. The audio remote-control app joins various games, utilities and other 32-bit-only programs that are not allowed to run on iOS … Continue reading Neglected Pure Connect speaker app silenced in iOS 11’s war on 32-bit • The Register

How to Scan Documents With iOS 11’s Notes App

iOS: iOS 11’s new built-in document scanning feature is both a time-saver and a convenient way to capture information. It makes it easy to attach real-world documents to your digital musings without leaving one app for another. It won’t replace any dedicated document scanning apps, but it’s a great alternative to buying a document scanning app if all you want is a signature-ready document you … Continue reading How to Scan Documents With iOS 11’s Notes App

EFF criticizes iOS 11’s ‘misleading’ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles for being a privacy and security risk

The strange, unintuitive way Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles work in iOS 11 has drawn ire from many quarters. The latest voice is that of digital right group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) which says that the “off-ish” setting now offered is misleading. As we have covered in a previous story, Apple has changed the behaviour of the two toggles so that when they are flicked … Continue reading EFF criticizes iOS 11’s ‘misleading’ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles for being a privacy and security risk