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Affordable iMac rig sees no need for Apple silicon [Setups]


You won't find any M1 or M2 Macs here.
You won't find any M1 or M2 Macs here.
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Not every computer setup flaunted and much-admired on social media is an Apple silicon powerhouse with an ultra-fast M1 or M2 chip. Today’s featured setup leans on a 6-year-old iMac and a MacBook Air almost twice as old as that.

But with the help of an impressive-yet-affordable audio gear list and a trio of gaming systems, the rig gets the work and play done. And don’t miss the beefed up iPod classic in the mix.

New mount charges iPhone while it’s clipped to Xbox game controller


New mount charges iPhone while its clipped to Xbox game controller
You know you can easily play games on iPhone with an external controller, right? And a new clip-on mount from PowerA charges your iPhone while you play.
Photo: PowerA

The PowerA Moga Play & Charge Gaming Clip for Xbox Wireless Controllers is more than a way to attach an iPhone to a Microsoft game controller. It also includes a battery to keep the handset charged up during lengthy gaming sessions.

Not leaving PlayStation fans out, PowerA will also soon release the Moga Mobile Gaming Clip for DualSense and DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers.

Enjoy matchmaking and free games with 5% off PlayStation Plus Essential


Grab three years of PlayStation Plus Essential for less than $170.
Grab three years of free games with PlayStation Plus Essential, on sale today.
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Finally got your hands on a PlayStation 5? On its own, the PS5 allows you to enjoy story-rich single-player games and load your favorite media. But if you want to unlock its full potential, you’ll need PlayStation Plus Essential.

This membership allows you to access multiplayer in paid titles and get free games every month. And right now is the perfect time to stock up — you can get three years of PlayStation Plus Essential on sale for $169.99.

PlayStation Now was on its way to iPhone before Sony changed its mind


PlayStation Now
Sony changed its mind.
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PlayStation Now, the streaming service that gives players access to more than 500 PlayStation 3 and 4 games, was on its way to iPhone and iPad back in 2017, according to documents that have surfaced as part of the Epic vs. Apple trial.

Apple had inside knowledge of Sony’s plans back in 2017, before PlayStation Now made its official debut. But for reasons currently unknown, the Japanese company never followed through on support for mobile devices.

How to customize a game controller for iPhone or iPad


How to customize a game controller for iPhone or iPad
Reconfiguring the buttons on an PS4 or Xbox game controller connected to an iPad or iPhone is easy. Here’s how.
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Serious gaming on your iPad or iPhone gets better with an external Xbox or PlayStation controller instead of a touchscreen. And Apple recently improved the experience even more by allowing you to reconfigure the buttons on your game controller.

Here’s how to customize what those all-important buttons do.

Apple TV app could soon be available on PlayStation and Xbox consoles


Your PlayStation will be able to double up as an Apple TV+ viewer.
Photo: Sony

Since the days of the PlayStation 2’s in-built DVD player, for many people their games console has been the primary media hub for their TV. Despite this, Apple TV+ is not currently available on the top games platforms.

That may soon change, according to reports that claim that Apple is supposedly working with Microsoft and Sony to introduce its Apple TV app to Xbox and PlayStation.

PlayStation brings brand new Lemmings game to iOS


Lemmings on iPhone
Get it from the App Store today.
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The lovable Lemmings are back and better than ever. Help them navigate there way through challenging environments in a brand new game, exclusively for mobile, from Sony PlayStation.

With more levels than every previous Lemmings game combined (literally thousands!), carefully perfected touch controls, and plenty of variety throughout, it’s a must-have for mobile gamers.