• App Store Today Tab and App Pages Start Showing Ads Apple users have already gotten used to ads showing in the Search tab of the App Store. Now, Apple plans to introduce ads on two more tabs, showing sponsored apps and services there. Get ready to see more ads on both the Today tab and individual app pages. Or to,... App Store Today Tab and App Pages Start Showing Ads
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Aug 04, 2022
    • Over 4M Xbox Cloud Gaming Users Streaming Fortnite Fortnite is predestined to be a hit on any platform, but its success on Xbox Cloud Gaming is overwhelming. Xbox Cloud Gaming makes it possible to play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad, even despite games by Epic being removed from App Store. And this seems the main reason for the... Over 4M Xbox Cloud Gaming Users Streaming Fortnite
      • Greg Burn
      • Aug 04, 2022
    • Snapchat Starts Introducing NFT Artworks in its AR Experiences Just as NFT enthusiasts look a bit exhausted after the initial boom, larger corporations enter the stage. Though the value of NFT art may be overrated, the technology may be applied elsewhere – like on social media. Snapchat catches the train and articulates its plans to integrate NFT into its... Snapchat Starts Introducing NFT Artworks in its AR Experiences
      • Greg Burn
      • Jul 21, 2022
    • Apple Music Sessions: The Reason to Finally Try Spatial Audio Apple’s investment into music reaches a new level: now, it doesn’t just sell you music experiences via iTunes or Apple Music subscriptions but creates new ones. Apple Music Sessions is the concept that fills its concept of Spatial Audio with new meanings. And if you want to hear what your... Apple Music Sessions: The Reason to Finally Try Spatial Audio
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Jul 19, 2022
    • WhatsApp Tests Meta-Styled Avatars for Video Calls and More Video calls on WhatsApp are a great feature. But what if you don’t want to expose your real appearance at the moment? Meta gets it covered. Now the company is testing the ability to replace your real face with a Metaverse-styled avatar. But there is more to this feature than... WhatsApp Tests Meta-Styled Avatars for Video Calls and More
      • Greg Burn
      • Jul 06, 2022
    • Apple Maps to Introduce E-Bike-Optimized Routes Though Apple Maps is so far behind some other navigation services, now it introduces more features that make it a more serious competitor. This time, Apple Maps is reportedly testing a new feature: route building optimized for electric bikes. As they become more popular as a means of transportation, Apple... Apple Maps to Introduce E-Bike-Optimized Routes
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Jul 04, 2022
    • Google, Meta, and Twitter Join Forces against Spam Bots It takes a serious threat for such giants as Meta, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft to make a joint effort. But their statements made on June 16 are exactly such a case. On the one hand, it’s made in response to the EU regulations in the form of the new Code... Google, Meta, and Twitter Join Forces against Spam Bots
      • Greg Burn
      • Jun 27, 2022
    • Apex Legends Mobile Reaches 23M Players Here is a success Respawn Entertainment gladly reports about. Apex Legends Mobile, only launched on May 17, has reached an impressive number of 23 million players. This makes it one of the best launches in the history of mobile gaming. And it’s not only about the powerful brand popular on... Apex Legends Mobile Reaches 23M Players
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Jun 26, 2022
    • Facebook Messenger Receives a Dedicated Tab for Calls While all mainstream messengers now offer voice and video calls as well as texting and file exchange, Facebook Messenger pretended it couldn’t do calls (even though we know it can). Now it invited you to access calls as easily as chats. The new dedicated tab appears in the updated Messenger... Facebook Messenger Receives a Dedicated Tab for Calls
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Jun 09, 2022
    • Meta Tests Bitmoji-Like Avatar Reactions to Instagram Stories Do you find it easy to react to someone’s story with a heart-eyed face, a fire, or a burst of laughter? If so, the idea of emoji reaction is great and deserves further development. And so it may happen very soon: according to a blogger, Meta already tests avatar-based reactions... Meta Tests Bitmoji-Like Avatar Reactions to Instagram Stories
      • Greg Burn
      • Jun 09, 2022
    • Google Enables Users to Control Ad Privacy With a new tool just released by Google, its users are now able to control their ad privacy and security settings within their accounts. My Ad Center will give users more options in terms of ad relevancy in certain services, like Search, Discover, and, of course, YouTube. No, you cannot... Google Enables Users to Control Ad Privacy
      • Greg Burn
      • May 25, 2022
    • Google vs. Match Group: Is Tinder to Epically Burn in Courts? When Epic enabled Fortnite players to make payments beyond App Store and Google Play, it started the fire on a prepared dry tinder. No other than Match Group now follows suit, suing Google for blocking alternative payment methods on Android. So far, though, the two giants seem to postpone the... Google vs. Match Group: Is Tinder to Epically Burn in Courts?
      • Greg Burn
      • May 23, 2022