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The original Fire Emblem game is getting localized after 30 years
by João Carrasqueira
Today, Nintendo announced that the original release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is making its way outside of Japan for the first time since its original release 30 years ago on the Famicom. The game is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on December 4.
The game was announced through a tweet that plays with the fact that Marth, a main character in the original Fire Emblem game, was featured in the 2001 release of Super Smash Bros. Melee, despite the franchise being exclusive to Japan at the time.
Fire Emblem debuted in the West with the release of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (originally known simply as Fire Emblem worldwide) on the GameBoy Advance in 2003, but the previous titles were never officially brought over to other markets. However, the original Fire Emblem was remade as a DS title, and that saw a worldwide release, so this isn't exactly the first time you can experience the same overall story.
The Nintendo Switch release will be mostly like the original game, but some changes have been made to make the title more accessible for modern audiences. There's a new ability to rewind turns in battle, fast-forward for movements on the battlefield, and save states so you can pick the game up where you left off.
To celebrate the history of the franchise, Nintendo is also releasing a Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition, which includes a game box replica, an art piece based on the original cartridge for the game, an art book, and a "mini Nintendo Power retro collectible". The game itself will be included as a download code - presumably it was hard to justify producing a physical game card considering the game is 30MB in size.
Microsoft Remote Desktop app for iOS gets updated with fixes and improvements
by Anmol Mehrotra
Microsoft has released a new update for its Remote Desktop app for iOS users. The new update fixes multiple bugs and brings general improvements to the app. Furthermore, the update also addresses some of the compatibility issues with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 as well as brings some minor UI improvements.
Here is the full changelog for the update:
The new update bumps the Microsoft Remote Desktop app to version 10.2.0 and is available for download from the App Store.
By Jefferson Mangubat
Microsoft Teams adds new Caller ID, spelling suggestions, and more on iOS
by Jefferson Mangubat
Microsoft Teams has received a new update on iOS that introduces a slew of fresh features meant to boost productivity and privacy. There are new capabilities as well to let you access call controls more quickly.
The app now prevents message previews from appearing on notifications in order to protect personal data, courtesy of Microsoft Intune. Teams has also added support for caller ID for voicemail messages.
In addition, Teams now supports natural language when you search for messages. It will also suggest the correct spelling of words when you enter search terms that are often misspelled. You will also see call controls like hanging up or muting on the screen all the time during a call. On iPads, Teams will show more options for handling a call.
Here's the update's full changelog:
The updated Teams app is now available to download via the App Store. The latest change bumps up the app version to 2.0.24.
By Rich Woods
Apple releases iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 with 10-bit HDR support
by Rich Woods
Today, Apple released iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1, its latest minor updates. The updates come in preparation of Friday's launch of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, which are set to ship with the new versions.
Some of what's included have to do with iPhone 12 features. For example, the updates include support for 10-bit HDR video playback and editing. This is necessary because one of the big iPhone 12 features is not only the ability to record video in Dolby Vision HDR, but to edit it as well.
Here's the full changelog (via MacRumors):
If you've got an iPhone or iPad that's supported by iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, this update should be waiting for you. You can go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to install it.
By Jefferson Mangubat
Microsoft Outlook for iPadOS now lets you drag and drop files in split view
by Jefferson Mangubat
Microsoft has released a new update for its Outlook app on iPadOS that should improve multitasking on the email app. The latest change adds support for drag and drop in split view, among others.
With the new update, you can now attach files and images by dragging and dropping them from OneDrive, Files, Photos, Safari, and Outlook email attachments when you use apps side-by-side on an iPad. The drag and drop capability, in particular, is not something new with Outlook for iPadOS as Microsoft announced support for this feature for the app's composer last month. Split view was also introduced to Outlook for iPadOS earlier this year.
In addition, the app now lets you drag and drop contacts from Search to its recipients list. Here's the full changelog on the App Store:
The update brings the app's version number to 4.60.0 and is now available to download on the App Store.