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Windows 8.1 now available on MSDN and TechNet following developer complaints

Microsoft is reversing course today, allowing developers to download a final copy of Windows 8.1 ahead of its October 18th release. After originally announcing the finalization of the OS update last month, Microsoft was planning to hold back the final download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers until October 18th. The company now admits that was a mistake. “We heard from you that our decision to not initially release Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM bits was a big challenge for our developer partners,” says Microsoft. “We’ve listened and we get it.”

Windows 8.1 Core and Pro editions will both be made available today on MSDN and TechNet, and the company is also launching a Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013 for developers….

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Microsoft’s YouTube Windows Phone app returns following Google complaints

Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone is returning to the Store today. After Google forced Microsoft to remove the app, the pair have been working together to create an updated application. In a statement issued to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson confirms the app will be made available today. “We’ve released an updated YouTube app for Windows Phone that provides the great experience our consumers expect while addressing the concerns Google expressed in May, including the addition of ads,” says a spokesperson. Microsoft says it appreciates “Google’s support in ensuring that Windows Phones customers have a quality YouTube experience and look forward to continuing the collaboration.”

Although Microsoft pulled the download…

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Google Play Music update aims to address data usage complaints

Mobile data caps have been the enemy of Google Play Music for quite some time, but a new update, available in the Play Store today, might provide a quick fix. By default, the service streams music at the highest quality possible on a given connection, so it wasn’t always friendly to users dealing with data limits. With this update, Google is aiming to decrease the amount of overall data the app uses while providing more bandwidth usage settings. Additionally, the update boasts improved search quality and faster music downloads. Hopefully, Google will continue to work out the kinks before its forthcoming iOS All Access rollout. In the meantime, Google Play Music users can mosey on over to the source link below to download the latest version.

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Facebook friend integration pulled from Path in wake of recent spam complaints

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Earlier this week we reported that users had been complaining about a certain feature from the app Path: namely, that its default behavior was to automatically send text messages out to people a user may know when they first signed up with the app. The Path app has now received an update that removes the ability to find Facebook friends altogether, and TechCrunch reports that it’s due to Facebook restricting Path’s access to its API. Users can still share any items they post to Facebook, but any friend-associated activity has disappeared.

The spamming behavior first went into effect with a March 6th update to the app. It gained traction when a digital marketer named Stephen Kenwright signed up with the app, and discovered that multiple…

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LEGO Ending Jabba’s Palace Playset Production Amidst ‘Anti-Islamic’ Complaints (Allegedly Unrelated Though)

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LEGO is ceasing production of the Star Wars Jabba’s Palace playset at the end of this year amidst complaints from Austria’s Turkish community that the building is “mosque-like” and the minifigs included give Muslims a bad rap. Things to complain about: apparently we’re getting to the very bottom of the list.

Furious Muslim critics complained that the Lego set’s Asian and oriental figures were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists.

“This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,” said Melissa Gunes, a spokeswoman for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association. Critics also claimed that the palace had an uncanny resemblance to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque. “The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists,” the TCA complained, adding that Jabba was shown to be a “terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed”.

Did you read that? PEDAGOGICAL DYNAMITE, FOLKS. I honestly tried to imagine the set depicting Muslims as terrorists, and I couldn’t. And that’s saying a lot because I can imagine almost ANYTHING. The things I see when I close my eyes — you could make a movie about them but nobody would ever be the same afterwards.

UPDATE: LEGO has stated they’re ending production of the playset at the end of the year because it was already determined as the end of the product’s life-cycle and not because of the criticism.

Thanks to Chillivanilly, who just stockpiled like 100 of them to sell on eBay in twenty years.

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LEGO Ending Jabba’s Palace Playset Production Amidst ‘Anti-Islamic’ Complaints (Allegedly Unrelated Though)

jabbas-palace-retirement.jpg

LEGO is ceasing production of the Star Wars Jabba’s Palace playset at the end of this year amidst complaints from Austria’s Turkish community that the building is “mosque-like” and the minifigs included give Muslims a bad rap. Things to complain about: apparently we’re getting to the very bottom of the list.

Furious Muslim critics complained that the Lego set’s Asian and oriental figures were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists.

“This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,” said Melissa Gunes, a spokeswoman for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association. Critics also claimed that the palace had an uncanny resemblance to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque. “The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists,” the TCA complained, adding that Jabba was shown to be a “terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed”.

Did you read that? PEDAGOGICAL DYNAMITE, FOLKS. I honestly tried to imagine the set depicting Muslims as terrorists, and I couldn’t. And that’s saying a lot because I can imagine almost ANYTHING. The things I see when I close my eyes — you could make a movie about them but nobody would ever be the same afterwards.

UPDATE: LEGO has stated they’re ending production of the playset at the end of the year because it was already determined as the end of the product’s life-cycle and not because of the criticism.

Thanks to Chillivanilly, who just stockpiled like 100 of them to sell on eBay in twenty years.

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LEGO Ending Jabba’s Palace Playset Production Amidst ‘Anti-Islamic’ Complaints (Allegedly Unrelated Though)

jabbas-palace-retirement.jpg

LEGO is ceasing production of the Star Wars Jabba’s Palace playset at the end of this year amidst complaints from Austria’s Turkish community that the building is “mosque-like” and the minifigs included give Muslims a bad rap. Things to complain about: apparently we’re getting to the very bottom of the list.

Furious Muslim critics complained that the Lego set’s Asian and oriental figures were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists.

“This sort of thing does not belong in a child’s bedroom,” said Melissa Gunes, a spokeswoman for Austria’s Turkish Cultural Association. Critics also claimed that the palace had an uncanny resemblance to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque. “The game is pedagogical dynamite. It depicts Muslims as terrorists,” the TCA complained, adding that Jabba was shown to be a “terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed”.

Did you read that? PEDAGOGICAL DYNAMITE, FOLKS. I honestly tried to imagine the set depicting Muslims as terrorists, and I couldn’t. And that’s saying a lot because I can imagine almost ANYTHING. The things I see when I close my eyes — you could make a movie about them but nobody would ever be the same afterwards.

UPDATE: LEGO has stated they’re ending production of the playset at the end of the year because it was already determined as the end of the product’s life-cycle and not because of the criticism.

Thanks to Chillivanilly, who just stockpiled like 100 of them to sell on eBay in twenty years.

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China slams Apple’s ‘empty and self-praising’ response to warranty complaints

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Chinese state-run newspaper The People’s Daily has called Apple out for its “empty and self-praising” response to recent criticism regarding warranties for its iPhone range. Apple published a press release on its Chinese portal after state broadcaster CCTV claimed Chinese consumers weren’t getting the same level of service as Americans. Citing a student, The People’s Daily echoed these concerns, saying that most American iPhone faults are handled by replacing the entire handset, while faulty Chinese handsets are repaired and handed back to users. It also faulted Apple for not extending the warranty for longer after repairs.

Apple disputed the claims in its press release. It said its warranties are “roughly the same” worldwide, noting…

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European Commission confirms probe of alleged Windows RT browser exclusion, details more complaints

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A spokesman for the European Commission’s antitrust agency has confirmed that the Commission is investigating browser choice issues on Windows RT and detailed more possible charges. Antoine Colombani told Computerworld that “we will indeed look at these allegations made by third parties in the context of the investigation opened yesterday on Microsoft’s compliance with our December 2009 decision.” These allegations were primarily made by Mozilla, which has complained that Microsoft’s tablet-focused Windows RT operating system only allows third-party browsers in the Metro environment, not the more traditional Classic mode. It’s also alleged that users may find it difficult to change the default browser.

As Colombani said, the…

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HP’s On-Screen Display Utility released, aims to alleviate Envy 15 screen color complaints

Back when we reviewed HP’s latest Envy 15, we found a glaring issue with its otherwise spectacular 1080p IPS display — namely, its less-than-pleasing color reproduction. Making good on a promise it made back in March, HP has finally released its On-Screen Display Utility software for the machine in hopes of quelling user complaints. If you’ll recall, HP stated that the displays are of a higher quality than other laptop panels, which can make colors look odd in comparison. That said, while this gesture is certainly welcome, at least one tipster wrote into complain that he “wasn’t able to get a satisfactory change. It’s basically just gamma adjustment and r/g/b sliders.” Of course, we’ve only cited one anecdote here, so if you’ve got an Envy 15 you’d like to test this on, hit up the source link below. Be sure to let us know your results in the comments.

[Thanks, Anthony]

HP’s On-Screen Display Utility released, aims to alleviate Envy 15 screen color complaints originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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