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Spotify to unveil future of its mobile app, hardware soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

Spotify as a new event on April 24 that it has sent to the media, inviting them to enjoy presentations from their R&D boss Gustav Soderstrom, the VP of Product Development Babar Zafar, and the Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter.




We should expect that there will be multiple new announcements, with a look at the future of the Spotify mobile app, as well as their ventures into the hardware world. We should expect a spiffy new mobile app that will hopefully debut not long after April 24 for Android and iOS, but the hardware side of things has me just as interested.


We should expect changes to their free subscription service, something that Bloomberg reports will be easier to use, especially for people accessing Spotify on mobile devices.

Kingdome Come: Deliverance mod brings 'Ultimate Realism'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Mar 20, 2018 8:00 am

Kingdome Come: Deliverance already being a somewhat difficult game has just had the option of making it even harder made available to those who are game enough to walk down that road.




The mod titled 'Ultimate Realism Overhaul' will make for the players character to be hindered in almost all forms of progression throughout the game. Examples of this would be boosting the stat requirements for all items, venderos pay you less money, blocking difficulty is increased and an overall slower leveling pace is added.


The results of this difficulty increase is that players will be forced to sleep in the street, this could cause a much more rewarding feeling or drive to completing the extremely challenging early game. Its suggested that this mod is for players that have already completed the game more than once, but if you are after the true 'rags to riches' feeling jump straight into it here.

Hollow Knight could be coming to the Nintendo Switch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Mar 5, 2018 7:00 am

A rumor has surfaced for a new title coming to the Nintendo Switch and it is no other than Team Cherrys Hollow Knight.




According to an Amazon listing that was found by KianPlaysGames on the Nintendo Switch reddit, Hollow Knight should be released on the Nintendo eShop on March 16th.


It should be noted that Kirby Star Allies is also scheduled for release on that very same day which could mean that Amazon has simply used March 16th as a placeholder date. Adding to the speculation that is this a placeholder date, the Nintendo UK website shows Hollow Knights "release date: 2018."

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Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Trilogy coming to Nintendo Switch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Feb 23, 2018 6:30 am

A rumor has surfaced about Bandai Namco bringing Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch.




According to Shonengamesz, Bandai Namco will be releasing Naruto: Ultimate Storm Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch soon. The information originates from a "trusted but anonymous source" which could suggest a number of things.


It should be noted that this is just a rumor at this point, we do not know the source and have a very vague explanation of how this information came to light. ShonenGamez does say below that they can confirm that the insider is not a public figure at all, it is just up to you whether you believe them or not.

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Far Cry 5: Gun for hire trailer, who will join your fight?

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Feb 9, 2018 6:40 am

Ubisoft has release a new trailer on Far Cry 5 showcasing some characters that will be guns for hire in Far Cry 5.



The released video shows players the options of who can join the resistance and each of their individual perks and abilities. The video details a selection between Nick Rye, Grace Armstrong, Boomer, Jess Black, Hurk, Adelaide Drubman, and Sharkey Boshaw and Boomer.


Originally, Ubisoft has released six videos each individually detailing the 'gun for hire' characters and even naming a video 'Fang for Hire' to equate for Boomer. The character spotlights will give players a better understanding of who they will choose to join their resistance, as each gun for hire is quite different from each-other when it comes to combat.

Rainway the streaming app to all devices opens January 20th

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Jan 13, 2018 9:09 am

Rainway is an upcoming app that can provide a service that will allow gamers to stream games on-the-fly from their PC to their Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and of course smartphones and tablets.



Rainway confirmed that they are bringing the streaming service on January 20th, they announced it by releasing a brand new trailer which we've embedded above. The video confirmed that Rainway would be granting gamers a completely free of charge streaming service that will allow them to play their PC games on a virtually anything, regardless of brand.


Rainway has claimed that the streaming service will not slow down the connection speed with Rainway being "tuned to avoid impacting the performance of your game. Enjoy 60FPS streams with super low-latency gameplay." To achieve this 'no latency connection,' the developer has recommended a 12Mbps of upload, as it can be assumed that if gamers do not have a substantial internet connection the game will lag, rendering the whole streaming experience pointless.

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Cleaning the planet just became a fun app to play

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Jan 6, 2018 12:39 am

Litterati is a recently launched unique app, the goal of the app is to clean the planet, to create more motivation for people to participate the app is also a fun game.




Literrati is the brain child of Oakland entrepreneur Jeff Kirschner, a father that had a light bulb moment when hiking with his daughter and came across litter that had been dumped in a creek. Kirschner's four-year-old daughter said "Daddy, that doesn't go there", and with that innocent remark, Kirschner was inspired to create what would eventually become Literrati.


Kirschner explained his story with CNN last year, where he said: "It was an innocent but insightful comment and it got me thinking. It reminded me of when I was a kid at summer camp, and before visiting day everybody would go pick up five pieces of litter -- it didn't take long to clean up the whole camp".

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Instagram launch 'Recommended for You' section in main feed

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 30, 2017 10:00 am

Just over a week ago now, Instagram rolled out a new update that allowed for its users easily comment on videos/photos throughout their main feed. To accompany this update, Instagram has decided to implement their 'recommended' posts into users' main feeds in hopes of attracting a more widespread option of what you might like.




The 'recommended' section into Instagram's main feed will show posts of accounts that users do not follow but instead show accounts/posts that Instagram thinks you might like. It has been made explicit that this section will be different from that of the typical main feed, by doing this, it gives users the visual option of disregarding these posts.


Unfortunately for those that desire to remove this option entirely this is not going to be possible but instead when users come across one of these 'recommended' posts they can locate the three dots and choose the 'hide' option. 'Hiding' the posts will not permanently remove them from the main feed but it will hide them until the user has gone through all of the posts from accounts they are actually following.

Snapchat gives users the choice of retrospective nostalgia

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 30, 2017 8:26 am

As the year comes to a close for not only companies and their announcements but for also for consumers, to reward all that consumers do for companies social media's such as Facebook offer a reminiscent view of the users pivotal moments of this year, Snapchat has now taken up the very same cause.




Snapchat being one of the largest social media platforms on the planet has a very wide-spread audience, most users utilizing and enjoying the predominantly visual platform will now be rewarded through what is called "Your 2017 Story."


Snapchat has given it's users the option of viewing a story which ranges the entirety of 2017's best moments. Snapchat has done this by accessing saved memories across users phones and uploaded them into one video that summarizes the 'best moments' of 2017.

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Apple changes App Store guidelines, template apps available

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 22, 2017 9:47 am

Apple has announced today that they have revised the old guidelines of the app store and have amended the policy of not being able to post template created apps. Earlier this year the company changed their guidelines of not allowing template created apps on the App store, soon after Apple realized that their effort of trying to prevent low-quality apps and spam affected more people than intended.




Apples policy change of not allowing template based apps on the App Store meant that custom apps would have to be made to fit the companies guidelines. Small businesses, restaurants, nonprofits, organizations and clubs suffered from this new rule as most people don't have the funds to create custom apps or don't have any prior knowledge in app development.


Apple has revised the previous guidelines and reversed the standard to allow for templates to be used it but it has come with a catch. Instead of having middleman app developers publishing small businesses Apple requires "Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected unless they are submitted directly by the provider of the app's content."

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