Microsoft brings its new game streaming platform to iOS

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Mixer offers live-streaming that's actually live.
Mixer offers live-streaming that's actually live.
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Twitch planning new subscription tiers up to $25

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Will you pay more to support your favorite streamers?
Will you pay more to support your favorite streamers?
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Twitch is planning to introduce new subscription tiers that will give fans the opportunity to donate more cash to their favorite streamers.

Starting later this month, you’ll be able to pay up to $24.99 a month, which could get you new benefits like exclusive emotes and subscriber roles.

You can now watch Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote online

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Didn’t have time to catch Apple’s huge keynote this morning? You could go back through Cult of Mac’s liveblog to relive all the action. Or if you’d prefer the real thing, Apple just posted a video of the two-hour event on its homepage.

The new video covers all of the changes that Apple unveiled today for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and some new Apple TV software too. Apple topped off the event with a video celebrating developers who took their first step into coding with Apple’s Swift programming language.

 

Should Apple kill off iTunes music downloads? [Friday Night Fights]

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Are you ready for a world without music downloads?
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iTunes music downloads still rake in millions of dollars every quarter for Apple, but they’re falling fast.

FNF-bugAccording to sources who claim to be actively working with the company, it is already mulling the idea of chopping music sales completely in as little as two years, and instead placing an even greater focus on Apple Music.

Is it a good idea for Apple to boot such a popular service in the same way it massacred floppy discs and FireWire, forcing users to stream all their music? Or should it keep iTunes alive until downloads die out naturally?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we battle it out over the future of the world’s most popular music store.

HTC 10 supports Apple AirPlay right out of the box

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HTC 10 will stream straight to Apple TV.
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If you’re thinking about swapping your iPhone for the new HTC 10, that decision just got a lot easier.

HTC has made its new flagship compatible with Apple’s AirPlay platform right out of the box, allowing it to play nicely with your Apple TV and other AirPlay devices without any additional hardware or software.

Tune into the WWDC live-steam on Android and Windows

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You don't need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.
You don't need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.
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Apple officially only streams its WWDC keynote to its own platforms and devices — iOS, OS X, and Apple TV. But you can easily tune in on Windows PCs and tablets, Android smartphones, and other devices.

So if you don’t have an Apple device handy, but you still want to watch WWDC, here’s how.