TekSavvy Insider - - 2014: The Year In Review -

The big­gest head­line- grab­ber of Septem­ber was the un­veil­ing of Ap­ple’s lat­est flag­ship smart­phone, the iPhone 6. Boast­ing a larger dis­play than ever be­fore, the de­vice marked another ma­jor evo­lu­tion for the iPhone brand. Also an­nounced was the iPhone 6 Plus, an even larger de­vice with a lux­u­ri­ous 5.5” screen. As ex­pected, the launch of the de­vices was met with line­ups at Ap­ple re­tail­ers across Canada, and even though there was some con­tro­versy cour­tesy of “bend- gate” which re­ported some small num­bers of bent iPhone 6 Plus’, ev­ery­thing went im­pres­sively smoothly for a new prod­uct launch. In movies, it was all about the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val this month, with Hol­ly­wood A- listers de­scend­ing upon the city to showcase their lat­est works. Among the no­table de­buts at 2014’ s TIFF were Robert Downey Jr.’ s The Judge, The Imi­ta­tion Game, St. Vincent, Tusk, Nightcrawler, The Equal­izer and home­grown ef­forts like Preg­goland, Back­coun­try and Teen Lust. Mi­crosoft an­nounced it had agreed to ac­quire Minecraft de­vel­oper Mo­jang for a whop­ping $ 2.5 bil­lion on the 15th of the month, which raised some eye­brows - es­pe­cially as the game had made its PS4 de­but just 11 days ear­lier - but it looks like good business for the Xbox man­u­fac­turer. No­table game re­leases for Septem­ber in­cluded The Sims 4 on PC, Bungie’s lon­gawaited post- Halo de­but Des­tiny, NHL 15 from EA Sports, Dis­ney In­fin­ity 2.0: Mar­vel Su­per He­roes, FIFA 15, Forza Hori­zon 2 and Mid­dle- earth: Shadow of Mor­dor - sig­nalling the re­turn of the in­dus­try’s silly sea­son once again!

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