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This clip-on controller is the secret to better iPhone gaming [Review]


Backbone One for iPhone review: Clever clip-on game controller
The Backbone One for iPhone takes your gaming to the next level.
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Clip the Backbone One to your iPhone to get the physical buttons and sticks you’ve been missing. It has a lot in common with an Xbox controller, while being designed specifically for iPhone gaming. And a Lightning connector makes hookups easy.

I spent many hours testing the Backbone One. Here’s why I completely love it, especially for cloud gaming.

5 cases to keep your iPhone SE safe and stylish [Reviews]


SE Cases
Show off your iPhone SE with a variety of great cases.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

There’s a lot of love right now for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But what if you’re a fan of the small yet mighty iPhone SE?

While the size of the iPhone SE certainly makes it possible for you to dust off your old iPhone 5s cases for another go round, there are plenty of great new cases designed especially for Apple’s compact iPhone SE.

Check out our video roundup below.

Short film Life on Trial spoofs a murderous case of internet lag


Photo: Life on Trial
In short film Life on Trial, a gamer deals with the devastating effects of lag. Photo: Life on Trial

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If your internet service provider faced a trial, would it be found guilty of sucking?

That’s the cheeky question posed by satirical short film Life on Trial, a goofball riff on classic courtroom dramas. Only in this trial, the victim is a video game character — Poanbone the Smashivator — and the defendant is the game’s creator, who skimped on network services.

The murder weapon? A serious case of lag.