any players continue to experience problems with Grand Theft Auto Online, including seeing characters being deleted.
GTA Online server problems to receive patch on 4 October, Rockstar claims. (Rockstar Games)
GTA 5 maybe now be the 12th biggest game of all time in the UK, but the online version of Grand Theft Auto continues to frustrate and annoy players as Rockstar struggles to cope with the huge volume of players looking to get online.
The IBTimes UK review of GTA Online was due last week, but our games correspondent reported on Thursday that due to being unable to log onto the Rockstar servers, he was unable to write the review.
Rockstar announced on Friday that it has issued an update to help fix a long list of bugs people had been experiencing since the game went live on 1 October, including issues with micro transactions and characters being deleted.
However the problems continued over the weekend with a large number of players reporting their in-game characters had been deleted without warning. In response, Rockstar issued a new statement on its support page:
"We are continuing to investigate the causes of the lost progress and what can be done to minimize the impact until a permanent fix is in place. Also, we have not forgotten about the requests for restoration. We are in the process of determining the options for addressing the issues for those players who have been affected. "
The developer has also given players some pieces of advice in order to minimize the chances of losing in-game progress. The first piece of advice tells players that every time they exit GTA Online they should do so by pressing pause before choosing to return to single player mode as this forces the game to save.
Should you exit the game by simply powering off or using your console's own sub-menus, then there is no guarantee that money you have earned or items you have purchased will be saved.
The company also told users not to select the "Retry" option should you see the message: "Rockstar Cloud Servers are unavailable" as doing so may cause a loss of character data. The advice Rockstar gives is to exit to Story Mode and try re-entering GTA Online through the pause menu.
It was revealed today that sales of GTA 5 have surpasses the lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto 4 in just three weeks, making the game now the 12th biggest selling game of all time in the UK, according to retail monitor Chart-Track.
GTA 5 generated over $1 billion in global retail sales in its first three days on sale setting a new entertainment record according to Rockstar.
Official companion for Ubisoft’s: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. Control Spider-Bot, Sam Fisher’s most advanced infiltration gadget ever engineered.
Please note: • Game available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE BLACKLIST CONTENT (CONSOLE & PC) Utilize the mobile currency you’ve earned in the Spider-Bot mobile app: • Unlock Alpha Goggles for colorized thermal vision. • Unlock Alpha Boots for increased protection against damage. • Transfer mobile currency to your copy of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
CONTROL STRIKE-BOT Play an OPSAT mini-game created by Charlie Cole as a stress reliever for Fourth Echelon operatives. Spider-Bot has infiltrated an enemy bot factory. Equipped with state of the art weaponry, Spider-Bot has become Strike-Bot. Battle through waves of enemies and reach the top of the 4E Leaderboards!
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Naina (Deepika Padukone) is a shy and nerdy medical student. She studies constantly and always tops her classes. An encounter with an old classmate, Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), makes her realise that she wants more from life than high marks. She makes an impulsive decision to follow Aditi on a commercial hiking trip into the Himalayas, up to Manali. During the hike, she renews her friendship with another former classmate, Kabir "Bunny" Thapar (Ranbir Kapoor). Bunny is a handsome charmer whose dream is to travel the world. He does not plan to marry or settle down.
In the course of the mountain trek, Bunny and Naina draw closer to each other. Bunny teaches Naina to laugh, to play, and to love. At the end of the trip, she is close to telling Bunny how she feels, but is interrupted by their friend Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur). He has searched Bunny's backpack and found a letter accepting Bunny to graduate school in journalism, at Northwestern University. Bunny explains that the trip is his last fling before he leaves. He will be sad to leave his friends, but happy to start a career that will lead to the travel of which he dreams. Naina realises that love and marriage form no part of Bunny's plans and remains silent about her feelings.
Eight years pass. Naina finishes medical school and works in a clinic. Bunny works as a television cameraman for travel shows and roams the world, as he had planned. They meet again in Udaipur, for Aditi's lavish wedding to Taran (Kunaal Roy Kapur), an awkward but adoring engineer. Naina and Bunny are again strongly attracted to each other. Both resist love – Bunny because he does not want to give up a dream job he has been offered (as a travel show host), Naina because she fears that Bunny will break her heart again. Will they find a way to be together? Spectacular dance numbers punctuate a rollercoaster romance. Only in the last few minutes of the film does love triumph.
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Google is one of the biggest web service
companies around. Their cloud-based apps and services can do some
pretty wild and wonderful things, and we're about to look at one of them
-- installing apps to your Android device remotely through the Google
All the complicated issues, like making sure apps are compatible and
available for you, or keeping track of which device(s) you're currently
using are done by Google behind-the-scenes, leaving us with just a few
clicks needed to make some serious magic happen. All you need is an
Android device registered with Google Play, and a computer with a modern web browser.
There's a complete video walkthrough of the process after the break,
but we'll spend a few minutes and talk about it as well. This is the way
I install almost all my apps, because I only have to find them once and
can install them to any device I may have in service. It goes a little
something like this. Visit our Google Play mini-site for everything there is to know about Google Play
Point your browser at the Google Play website,
and and choose Android apps from the "Shop" drop down in the upper left
corner. You're whisked to the Android app store, where you'll find a
slew of apps ready and waiting for you to install to your Android
device. Finding the right app (the hardest part of the process
sometimes) is up to you, but you'll notice plenty of blocks of featured
apps, as well as a category list. Once you find the app you need to
install, you're almost done!
On the apps page, near the left margin, click the Install button.
You're presented with some information about the app you chose to
install -- including those important app permissions -- and a drop down
to select which device to install it to. If you only have one Android
device you're all set, but if you have more than one just choose the
right one from the list. Once that's done, click the continue button. If
it's a paid app you'll be presented with payment options, and it will
walk you through the process.
Afterwards, all that's left is to grab your Android device and enjoy your newly installed app!
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Race into action with the ATV or rain death from above in the UH-60 transport helicopter with its 2 side-mounted rail guns.
Intense single player From
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campaign follows a more experienced and mature 'B' Company on a daring
new mission in an attempt to stave off a new World War.
All-new squad gameplay Team up with 3 other players and fight together to unlock special awards and achievements in 2 squad-specific game modes.
Destruction 2.0 Take down entire buildings, create firepoints in cover or blow it up entirely! In Battlefield Bad Company 2 there will be no place to hide!
'Play it your way' Experiment and refine your ideal combat style with 4 character classes (medic, assault, recon and engineer), 15000+ kit variations, 46 weapons, 15 gadgets and 13 character specializations.
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the London street scene. Join the Fast & Furious crew as they
prepare to take on a series of jobs in an all new heist mode. Fast &
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Two days ago a bomb went off in central
park. Fatalities were few but hundreds more were injured in the blast.
They got them to the hospital some how... but it wasn’t long before all
of the injured had suddenly died as well. The doctors said it was some
kind of ‘mass cardiac arrest.’ If that was true they wouldn’t have
boarded up the windows and barricaded the doors. No one’s heard anything
from inside for 12 hours now, and what we heard then wasn’t good...”
With an armoury of deadly weapons at your disposal you must fight to
survive against an endless horde of zombies hungry for one thing: You!
You’ve gotten into the hospital, but all the other rooms are locked.
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Purchase loads of different weapons to defend yourself from the horde
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Search for the “random box” and destroy your enemies with the most powerful guns!
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Real Boxing™ brings you the most exhilarating, no holds barred fighting
action ever seen on Android, Real Boxing's incredible graphics have been
optimized for smartphones and tablets that are powered by the NVIDIA
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Featuring ultra-realistic motion capture from real boxers plus amazing
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The amazing Unreal-powered graphics and motion capture create
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Take-on Career Mode with over 30 fights and three belt titles to
conquer. Fight over 20 opponents with their own unique and adaptive
fighting styles then train your boxer with mini games including skipping
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round for an energy boost.
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Unlock new equipment, extra opponents and clothing. Customise your
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Apple released iOS 7 for Beta testers and App developers a couple of days back. While we updated to the new OS in almost utter haste, 48 hours into the update few things are different. There are certain things that once you switch over you will simply adore and get used to. But then there are things that, while iOS 7 is in beta, beckon the user to simply flash back to iOS 6.
A lot of things have become easier, and although small little changes don’t make sense to the observer, in the entirety of the situation they add up to an amazing overhaul of the usage experience. Control Center : iOS 7 Control Center, according to my personal opinion, is the most awaited change in the OS. The only reason SBSettings ever existed and the only reason I ever Jailbroke my iPhone. Yes it has existed in Android forever, but Apple put it in a different location. Notifications from the top, control toggles from the bottom. Whether it is building on someone’s idea or simply changing a creation to make your own, it makes sense. Why has no one else ever thought of this? Our money is on multiple apps enabling this bottom toggle drawer on Android in 3 -2-1…..
Page Swiping : To unlock iOS you can now swipe anywhere on the lock screen, you can also swipe back from your Text Messages and Emails to come back into your conversations. It’s not a big deal but I can’t imagine my iPhone without it anymore, and i have used it only for 48 hours with these gestures. Gizmodo shows it off in a beautiful way.
Minimal Design : As we progress into the future, a more minimal approach cleans up clutter and sort of de-stresses the effort. While many elements of the UI are truly unfinished and kiddish, the overall idea is marvelous. The interface is a lot more relaxed and “sober”, for the lack of a better word. It does a lot more with animations and highlight. Once Apple does fix the major design issues, and they must, the UI should be well appreciated by those in the iOS ecosystem.
Blocking: Over a hundred Apps on Android do this, iOS 7 has a wonderful new feature built in that simply lets you block all conversations from a particular number to you phone. Those annoying property sale messages are a thing of the past for me, any new spam number gets added almost instantly. The person calling on the other end gets a busy tone, and you don’t even get a notification. The blocking feature is also premature, I would like to select what all I want to block, only messages or only phone should be an option when they finally roll out. Another feature that would allow you to have a log of all the blocked calls or messages, which users could manually access, would make the feature perfect.
A lot more design improvements as well as software fixes are required to make iOS 7 stable and ready for public consumption. However, even with the changes that Apple has shown off, the interface lacks a certain finished feel. While some elements are o
Here is what we don’t like about iOS 7 The OS is still in BETA stage and although it is a bit premature to give out opinion on Apple’s new iOS 7, these are things that may make us switch back to iOS 6. Battery Life : There is only one word : Unfortunate. The battery life on iOS 7 is lower than ever, we do understand that the OS needs to be tweaked and so do the Apps to work with the ecosystem. But an iPhone 5 on iOS 7, heats up like a firecracker and is ready to go off any moment. Even for developers, the reliability of the battery needs to be perfect, before Developers can start testing their Apps on the OS. At present, only a few may be able to get any work done.
Tap Precision : While many will debate the fact that the OS is new, the overly minimal design has made it a lot more difficult to use the iPhone or iPod on iOS 7. At some deeper level this may be Apple’s way of improving concentration with people (Apple a Day, makes you witty and gray). All Apple puns aside, the company needs to ensure that the final build is either more relaxed in terms of precision of tapping, or less minimal. [Via]
Confused over how to downgrade your iPhone back to iOS 6? Follow these simple steps to purge Apple's newest beta operating system.
Upgrading to iOS 7 is a pretty painless process. All that's required is an Apple Developer account and the time it takes to download the install file. Going back, however, isn't quite so easy.
Unlike instances in the past where upgrading to Apple's new beta OS was a one-way road - which will likely be the case again once iOS 7 is released to the world at large - you can in fact still revert back to iOS 6 if you've upgraded to the iOS 7 beta.
If you're like me, you may have thrown caution to the winds by loading iOS 7 on your iPhone without much more than a vague hope that you could restore it to its prior (and fully functioning) glory. Fortunately, it's a lot easier than various online guides are making it out to be.
Step 1: Download The Proper iOS 6 File
In order to install iOS 6, you must pick the proper version or iTunes will spit an error back at you. For the iPhone 5, you must download iOS 6.1.4. For everything else, it is iOS 6.1.3. If you use the wrong file for your device, iTunes will not allow you to restore it.
Step 2: Plug The Device Into Your Computer, Cancel The iTunes Automatic Sync Process (If It Starts)
When plugging in your smartphone back into your computer, the iPhone may begin syncing its data with iTunes. This could happen even if you had previously had it set to manual sync. This could be problematic if iTunes tries to make a new backup of your device with iOS 7.
You should cancel the sync just to be safe. While I did not let it happen with my device, having an iOS 7 backup could supersede your old backups and keep you from restoring your phone as it was in iOS 6 with all your content - apps, settings, music, photos - intact. Despite that, you should still be able to, at the very least, setup the device as a new iPhone.
Step 3: Do Not Put Your Device Into DFU Mode, Just Hit Restore
The popular notion when downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6 is to put you iPhone into DFU (Download Firmware Update) mode, is Apple's version of recovery mode for iDevices. It turns out that this is completely unneccesary and your iPhone will be able downgrade without that extra effort.
To put your iPhone in DFU mode:
Hold down the home and power button for 10 seconds.
Release the power button while continuing to hold the home button for eight seconds.
This process sets up your phone automatically for a restore. It is not technically required to downgrade to iOS 6. At the same time, using DFU mode will not have any negative effect on restoring to iOS 6. You can use it if it makes you comfortable.
Once your iPhone is recognized by iTunes, simply hold the Alt/Option button on a Mac or the shift key on a Windows machine and click "Restore iPhone..." The option to choose the iOS6 .ipsw file will pop up, the same way it does when upgrading to upgrade to iOS 7.
Find the proper file, click it and wait. If you don't hit any annoying road blocks, your device should be back on the iOS 6 train. At this point, choose to restore it from a backup and pick your most recent iOS 6 backup. Hopefully, you made that backup the same day you took the iOS 7 plunge.
A Special Case: iTunes Error 3194
If you run into an error immediately following the process of the restore where iTunes says it's verifying your iPhone's eligibility, you might have simply downloaded the wrong iOS 6 file, noted above.
Navigate to the Finder, and select Go in the menu bar
Click 'Go to Folder...'
Type '/etc' and find the 'hosts' file
Copy the 'hosts' file and paste it your desktop, then open it in Text Edit
At the very bottom of the file, find a line that reads, “18.104.22.168 gs.apple.com” and delete it
Drop that file back into the '/etc' folder, choose replace (your Mac may ask you to authenticate the decision).
Go back to iTunes restore using the methods described above
Let us know in the comments if you successfully downgraded from Apple's newest beta. And don't hesitate to let us know if you used a different method from the one described here to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6.
It's relatively easy to download the test version of Apple's new mobile OS, but using it isn't for the faint of heart.
About this time every year, Apple gives a gift to mobile developers: the newest version of iOS. Developers then have most of the summer to play with the beta version and ready their apps for the full release of the operating system when the new iPhone is launched later in the year.
A development device that will be used only for iOS 7. It is not recommended to use your own personal device, as beta versions of operating systems can be buggy and crash. If you're willing to take the chance of bricking the phone you use every day, that's up to you. iOS 7 currently supports iPhone 5 (CDMA and GSM and global GSM), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM, GMS Rev A and CDMA) and iPod Touch 5th Generation.
The identifier for your device. For instance, an AT&T iPhone identifier is A1428. A Verizon iPhone is A1429. You will need this to know which version of iOS 7 beta to download.
Your device’s Unique Identifier (UDID). You will need to register your developer device in the iOS Development Center. You will not be able to complete the iOS 7 beta installation without authenticating the device.
A backup of your device on iTunes. Just in case the device crashes and loses your data and you have to start from scratch, you can grab the backup from iTunes.
Note: Once you install iOS 7 beta, you cannot downgrade (at least not without great difficulty). So you better be willing to live with a beta version of the operating system on your device throughout the summer until the Gold Edition is released shortly before the launch of the new iPhone.
Another Note: Be warned, a couple developers have reported problems activating their devices after installing iOS 7. Let us know if you have had that same problem and how you troubleshoot it.
A few things to note before you download the .dmg file of iOS 7:
Have the most current version of iTunes downloaded and ready.
Upgrade your Mac to Mac OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.3 (there is a good chance you are running 10.8.2). You will need this for the Xcode Developer Preview later.
Charge your battery. Nothing is worse than borking a OS download in the middle because you underestimated battery life.
Download And Install
On your Mac, go to the iOS Development Center and download the appropriate version of the iOS 7 beta. This will take a few minutes.
Open the .dmg file and find the .ipsw file. It should be the only one there in your download file of iOS 7, so it is impossible to miss.
Connect your developer device to your computer and launch iTunes.
Click on the iPhone button in iTunes. This will bring up your stats (such as memory use and serial numbers). Go ahead and back up your phone to iTunes now if you haven’t done it already.
Press the option button when restoring in iTunes. A window will open where you can choose the iOS 7 beta .ipsw file. Download it (which will take about 10 minutes).
That is how you get the iOS 7 beta. You will likely notice that it is kind of slow, eats your battery a little quicker than you are used to (especially on older devices) and generally buggy. This is why you don’t put beta operating systems on your personal devices. If you discover you've made a huge mistake and need to revert your iPhone to iOS 6, check out our instructions here. [Via]
Apple just changed the operating system for the iPhone and iPad in a big way. On Monday at its World Wide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled iOS 7, a redesigned version of the software that runs its mobile devices. It is almost everything that we expected from Apple… and a little bit more.
Apple has several primary new features in iOS 7 to go along with a new design from its top developer, Jony Ive. The new iOS is sleeker and has gone “flat,” eschewing shadows and real-life objects (like notebooks and bookshelves) to give the operating system a more modern look, which is a big departure from how Apple has presented iOS in the past.
Outside the simplified design, here are the biggest new features to in iOS 7:
Multi-tasking: Apple has brought multi-tasking to every single app, not just a select few. The new multi-tasking features will allow apps to interact with the operating system and sometimes other apps. A new multi-tasking application programming interface (API) will allow all apps to run in the background and allow users to switch between apps. iOS 7 will know what apps that consumers use most and keep those running in the background.
Control Center: The new settings menu for iOS that will control features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mute, screen brightness and so forth. If you are familiar with Google’s Android operating system, the iOS 7 Control Center will seem quite familiar, but instead of accessing the settings by dragging from the top of the smartphone screen, users in iOS 7drag from the bottom.
Notification Center: The drop-down notification center is now available from the lock screen on your iOS device and will provide you with details of your day, such as calendar appointments or weather updates.
AirDrop: This is a new content sharing feature that works wirelessly. AirDrop allows you to share content with your contacts that are close to you. Select who you want to share with, select what you want to share and AirDrop will send that content to the person. By doing it through Wi-Fi or cellular data, Apple has essentially said that Near Field Communications (NFC, a technology that allows sharing with a “tap”) is not coming to the new iPhone later this year.
Camera features: Apple has long been known to push the camera functionality of its iPhones. We will likely see more of what Apple has up its sleeve with its camera when the new iPhone is announced later this year. But iOS 7 gives us a sneak peek. Apple thinks it is four cameras in one as it has several different settings like a “square mode.” The other three modes of the camera are video, normal photos and panorama. Users will be able to flip between the different modes with a swipe.
Photo gallery: More than any other new feature in iOS 7, the photo gallery benefits from Apple’s personal cloud product, iCloud. The Photos app features the iCloud Photo Stream that aggregates all of your pictures through the years into one long timeline. The iCloud Photo Stream will allow users to easily share photos with other iCloud users.
Safari: Apple could not update its mobile operating system without giving its browser a big update. Mobile Safari should be faster, have simplified search and a new browser tab interface that is based on rotating tiles. It will also save your passwords with the iCloud Keychain and has enhanced parental controls.
Siri: Apple’s virtual assistant got a little bit better. Siri now hooks straight to Twitter, Wikipedia and Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Users will also be able to control device features straight from Siri, such as turning on Wi-Fi or adjusting screen brightness. Siri will also have male and female voices as well as being available in several new languages. Siri will also have new features for automobiles.
iTunes Radio: The worst-kept secret before the WWDC keynote was the fact that Apple was coming out with a streaming radio music player. The rumors were not quite right in calling it iRadio though, as the new music app’s streaming capabilities are called iTunes Radio. It is similar to Pandora or Spotify’s radio app and has distinct similarities to Google’s Play All Access music service. iTunes Radio is meant for music discovery and will be free to users. If you are an iTunes subscriber, it will be served without advertisements.
Auto Updates For Apps: No longer will your iOS device has a long backlog of apps that you have not gotten around to updating. Apple will now update those apps automatically for you.
Apple also has a slew of secondary features in iOS 7 such as an “Activation Lock” for the “Find My iPhone” feature that integrates your iCloud Apple ID password to thwart people from stealing your phone and accessing your information. Night Mode responds to ambient light and adjusts the brightness of the screen to help you see.
Apple has nearly 1,500 new software developer kit (SDK) features for developers to access within iOS 7. That is a fairly considerable update. Developers will have access to iOS 7 beta today and users will see it this fall when Apple releases the next iPhone.