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This week the folks at the app called gMusic have pushed through an update to include Google Play Music All Access for iOS users – iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch included. It seems like minimalism is gaining popularity, as Microsoft has revealed the box art for Xbox One games. GRID 2 comes out next week, and you can pre-order it now. The game comes in different editions, though, including a special edition that costs a whopping £125,000 ($189,000). Hints at the comprehensive interface changes expected in Apple’s iOS 7 have emerged in fresh leaks from the company, tipping a flatter, more monochromatic UI that pulls the software more in line with the minimalistic hardware. Nokia is attempted to have the HTC One banned from sale in the US, hunting a block on imports over multiple allegations of patent infringement. Used game sales on the Xbox One will use a digital authorization system requiring the console to validate titles against Microsoft’s servers every 24 hours, retailer leaks have suggested, also building in a cut for both Microsoft and publishers with each transaction. Apple is unlikely to be able to counter evidence that it conspired with publishers to inflate ebook prices, the federal judge overseeing the case has said in a surprise pre-trial comment, though the Cupertino firm vehemently disagrees. Microsoft has been coy on exactly how the Xbox One will work with TV boxes, especially internationally, but already some of the big names in home entertainment are reacting warily. You may never have held Braun’s ET66 calculator, but you probably recognize it. The Dieter Rams designed classic was the “inspiration” for the original iOS calculator app, and has gone on to command big prices for a simple desk tool, with second-hand examples going for upward of $150 on eBay. The 300,000-server-strong Xbox LIVE cloud for the new Xbox One will share processing duties with the console, Microsoft has detailed, responsible for “latency-insensitive computation” like filling in background detail or figuring out complex lighting effects.