Tech Bytes: Batman: Arkham Knight returns to PC

Batman: Arkham Knight returns to PC

Five months after the initial launch of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game, the title is finally being given a proper release on the PC platform.

Just two days after Warner Bros first released the title on June 23, it suspended sales of the PC version because of glitches and performance issues which made the game unplayable. The console versions were not affected.

Since then, the company has released patches to address some of these issues, but has not put the game back on the market.

Today, the game is making a return to the Steam store.


Pre-ordering opens for BlackBerry's Priv 

BlackBerry's first Android smartphone, which comes with a curved touchscreen and a sliding hard keyboard, is available for pre-order in the US, Canada and Britain.

Customers can expect to pay US$699 (S$976) for the Priv, which is expected to be available from Nov 6. In Canada, the phone will retail for C$899 (S$954), and British users will have to pay £559 (S$1,196).

There is no word yet on when it will be available in Singapore.


Google updates browser for iOS 9

Google has just upgraded its Web browser for Apple iOS devices to take advantage of iOS 9's multitasking features.

The update provides conveniences such as being able to browse a webpage and watch a pop-up video simultaneously, and use split-view browsing.


Google unveils YouTube Red

Google has finally unveiled YouTube Red, a US$9.99 (S$14) monthly subscription service that lets consumers get all their videos ad-free.

The service also allows users to save any video to a device for offline viewing.

Subscribers to YouTube Red will also have access to YouTube Music, which has its own app and includes access to the full Google Play Music database.

Compiled by Lisabel Ting

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2015, with the headline 'TechBytes'. Print Edition | Subscribe