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Marques Brownlee reveals ultimate iOS 14 iPhone Home Screen customization

Published: 26/Sep/2020 17:15

by Andy Williams

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Tech YouTuber, Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee, has unveiled his ultimate three-tier setup guide for iOS 14, which caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced iPhone users.

On September 16, Apple rolled out iOS 14 to the public. Offering more customization than ever before, the latest software update is one that’s been welcomed with open arms by iPhone users at large.

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Overall, the new update gives iPhone users a more user-friendly experience, with notable changes such as the introduction of Widgets, pinned conversations in Messages and the ability to shelf those infrequently used Apps into your ‘App Library’ — no more cluttered Home Screens!

But it’s the Android-esque level of customization which has iPhone users excited, with some Pokemon fans completely overhauling their Home Screen with their favorite characters.

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Pokemon fans have been having a field day with their newfound iOS 14 customization.

iOS 14 customization for all iPhone users

Marques Brownlee has given iPhone users of all abilities a tutorial of how to customize their Home Screen, with Widgets being the driving force behind the newfound level of modification within iOS 14.

Brownlee aptly labeled each tier, reflective of the level of customization on offer. Level 1 offers users the essential level of customization, with the Weather, Batteries and App Library offering the core level of tidying up a cluttered Home Screen.

Level 2 makes use of specialist third-party Widgets — such as Widgeridoo and Color Widgets — to provide a deeper level of customization via their unique UIs. And finally, Level 3 provides users with the ability to completely color-coordinate their Home Screen, from App icons to the Widget themselves, using Siri Shortcuts.

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Brownlee’s recommended App icon customization allows users the ability to replace the icon itself with an image of their choosing, as well offering the function to leave the name field blank for a “cleaner look,” as the YouTuber states.

While strictly speaking, there isn’t an in-built facility to customize App, Marques’ Siri Shortcuts workaround offers those looking to take their customization to the next level, a prime opportunity.

Of course, as more third-party Widgets are developed and iOS 14 matures, there’s no end to the amount of customization that’ll be on offer with the latest software update. Meaning that Android users will have one less thing to brag about.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.