• Among Us: Tips on Playing the Shapeshifter Role Among Us: Tips on Playing the Shapeshifter Role New Among Us roles are available now, and they shake up the game to surprise players with new abilities. This most recent update has brought significant changes to the gameplay, especially with the new Shapeshifter role for Imposter. The game now has a whole new layer of strategy along with new stuff worth exploring. Here are some tips and insights on how to play the new Among Us role. How to Transform Safely? Shapeshifter is a new role available for impostors, and some of the mechanics of shapeshifting can be changed by the lobby host. This role gives imposters more space for...
    • Nov 22, 2021
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  • Rovio Reports Angry Birds Growing Again in 2022 Rovio Reports Angry Birds Growing Again in 2022 Angry Birds now seems rather an animated franchise than a game, no more a revelation or exclusive to buy an iPhone for. Still, the franchise grows. According to reports by Rovio, the developer of the original games, the games grew even more popular in Q4 2021, showing a stable influx of new players and growing revenue. While the classical Angry Birds and its crossover versions are now mostly of nostalgic value, Rovio still has some games in its roster that prove relevant in the 2020s. They include Angry Birds 2 (a much-improved sequel of the original game), Angry Birds Dream Blast...
    • Feb 12, 2022
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  • Google Privacy Guide to Help Chrome Users Master Privacy and Security Controls Google Privacy Guide to Help Chrome Users Master Privacy and Security Controls Is Chrome a secure browser? Indeed, it has many more security-oriented features than most users know of. But what’s the sense of having these features if they are unused? To avoid this situation, Google issues a privacy guide to explain Chrome users how to make Chrome an indeed secure browser.  For further acknowledgement, Google starts rolling out the Privacy Guide. It will be available with the M100 Chrome update. It was announced on April 6 in a blog post by Audrey An, a product manager at Google Safety Engineering Center. There she explains what the Privacy Guide is and how you...
    • Apr 11, 2022
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  • Instagram Stops Supporting In-Stream Video Ads Instagram Stops Supporting In-Stream Video Ads IGTV is dead. And so are the ad formats designed for its formerly standalone long video project by Instagram. The social media informed the advertisers that it’s to ditch in-stream ads soon. So, Instagram marketing will inevitably invent new ways to insert advertising into the new format.  IGTV was designed as a special app and service for longer videos than the main Instagram app supported in 2018. Many things changed since. For example, streams are watchable in the main Instagram app now, though IGTV users until recently got notified about streams via the IGTV app. In addition, Instagram introduced Reels which...
    • Apr 13, 2022
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  • Waze Introduces Nostalgic Themes for Its Apps: ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, Go! Waze Introduces Nostalgic Themes for Its Apps: ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, Go! Nostalgia has its ways, but now Waze has its nostalgia too. With its new themes, you don’t have to accelerate up to 88 mph to travel to the past. All you need to do is select the theme you prefer and enjoy the aesthetics of your favorite decade of the lave XX century. The new interface themes reflect on the 1970s, the 1980s, or the 1990s; where does your heart still belong? The newly introduced Retro Mode uses the styles of various decades to make driving with Waze a sort of trip to your past. To access it, you need to...
    • Apr 18, 2022
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  • Clubhouse “Wild Card” Game Rooms and Dark Mode Already Here Clubhouse “Wild Card” Game Rooms and Dark Mode Already Here While Clubhouse started as a purely social audio-only experience, it grows more and more features with time. The recent update brings one absolutely necessary innovation and one that is yet to be tasted. The dark mode comes to both Android and iOS apps, and “Wild Card” will more likely make Clubhouse home for online party games. The latter is the more unexpected development for Clubhouse. The “Wild Card” is an online audio version of question-and-answer talk game. It is meant to break the ice in a company where perfect strangers may meet, no matter if it’s an entertaining or an office...
    • Apr 20, 2022
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  • Nintendo Switch Online to Get Sonic Spinball and More Classics from Genesis Nintendo Switch Online to Get Sonic Spinball and More Classics from Genesis Nintendo Switch has replaced all the other consoles with this one-of-a-kind gaming giant. But what if you truly adored games for earlier devices? Rejoice, Nintendo will handle it. For Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, there are good things to come, including Sonic Spinball, Space Harrier II, Shining Force II, and more. The original Sonic Spinball was released for Sega Genesis, though Nintendo fans also had a chance to play it on Game Boy Advance. This is a Sonic-themed pinball game first released in 1993, still loved by many franchise fans and well delivered for the newcomers. It’s logical for Nintendo to re-release...
    • Apr 25, 2022
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  • Apple Rolling Out Its Feature That Blurs Out Nudity in Messages Apple Rolling Out Its Feature That Blurs Out Nudity in Messages How do you protect kids from receiving nude pictures from strangers and, for example, sending them when asked? Apple has announced its AI-assisted protection system that blurs the image if it detects any explicit nudity in it. Since December, it’s been available in the US: now, the Cupertino company makes it available all over the world. How does this system function? On the recipient’s side, the local AI analyzes a picture that a kid receives on iMessage and then applies the filters it if the AI decides it qualifies. Then, the young recipient can only see it in a blurred state....
    • Apr 27, 2022
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  • Elon Musk Sees Subscriptions as a Way to Double the Revenue of Twitter Elon Musk Sees Subscriptions as a Way to Double the Revenue of Twitter What perspectives does Elon Musk see about the future of Twitter? Well, he knows he can double its revenue just with subscriptions. Twitter Blue is not as much of a thing now, but there can be more soon. How exactly does he expect this to be achieved? Or rather how does he suppose to make Twitter Blue subscription that attractive? To break down his views on the Twitter’s future, Musk held a pitch desk where he shared his visions with the investors. He emphasized the importance of Twitter Blue under his plans, and this means growing overall popularity of Twitter. According...
    • May 09, 2022
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  • Instagram Starts Testing Full-Screen Feed Inspired by TikTok Instagram Starts Testing Full-Screen Feed Inspired by TikTok As TikTok is taking over the world, other social media learn and follow. Many of them have already introduced their own short video formats, and then it’s time to switch to full-screen feeds. The first to do it may be Instagram; reportedly this social media has already started testing the revamped feed, and it looks very TikTokish. If you ever found Reels videos in your feed, you understand why this move is a necessity in terms of rather usability than trendiness. The usual square preview doesn’t give you the full picture of what’s going on in the video, especially if the...
    • May 11, 2022
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