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The Weekly Roundup for 06.10.2013


You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Apple shows off completely redesigned iOS 7 at WWDC, coming this fall

We've read the rumors, we've seen the banners, and now it's finally here. Apple took the wraps off iOS 7 revealing a redesigned Game Center and Messages, as well as ten brand new much-anticipated features. Though the update is coming this fall, the beta version is now live for the taking download.

PlayStation 4 hands-on: DualShock 4 and games (video)

This week at E3, we got our first official hands-on with Sony's brand-new PlayStation 4. Though we had already put our mits on the new DualShock 4, we were finally able to play some next-gen games and interact with the Eye. All in all, the new controller feels great, responsive and comfortable. The PS4 Eye works efficiently and interestingly in tandem with the new controller, and the console loaded demos quickly and without pause.

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2013)

We can't lie: we were hoping for a Retina MacBook Air last year when Apple rolled out the thinner, faster MacBook Pros with their pixel-packed displays and optical drive-free chassis. The Air, sadly, got left out of that particular party, but when we reviewed it we found a perfectly fine machine.

Huawei Ascend W1 review: the company's first WP8 device is promising, yet flawed

With a £130 off-contract price on O2 UK (or $230 at Walmart in the US) and a spec sheet that screams "2011," it's clear that Huawei's aiming this at the same audience as Nokia's lowest-priced Lumias, the 520 and 620. Though being a well-crafted device that'll impress anyone making their first tentative steps into the world of smartphones, when you consider the unit in a broader context, its flaws begin to show.

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