Apps

The best new games we played this week - November 17

The weekend is upon us friends, and it's time to take a look back and reflect on all of the wonderful games we've played over the past few days. This …

Rules of Survival guide - how to be the last person standing

The <i>PUBG</i> craze makes its way to mobile, with more and more battle royale games debuting on iOS and Android. <i>Rules of Survival</i> joins the ranks of mobile</i> …

Mobile

Lineage II: Revolution guide - tips and tricks for beginners

At long last, <i>Lineage II: Revolution</i> has now come to western shores, bring Netmarble's sweeping MMORPG to mobile devices. It's an addictive, epic …

Mighty Battles guide - how to build a solid squad

<i>Mighty Battles</i>, the latest title from Hothead Games, is set to take the App Store by storm. The game puts a welcome twist on lane battlers, adding …

Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while also hoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new generation of art buyers.<p>The team’s overarching mission is to make art buying more accessible and thus …

Startups

Fight terrible monsters and collect epic loot in Dragon Project

Released on Western markets early last month, <i>Dragon Project</i>, created by Japanese developer COLOPL, brings epic monster hunting action to mobile for …

Anime

Remente is a feature-rich life coaching app that'll help you get your crap together

Remente recently released several new features for its personal development app. Until now it’s only been available on iOS and Android, but it’s also launched a web beta for premium users. One of the best digital life coaches available continues to get better.<p>Among the new features included in the …

Technology

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their content. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering influencers Live Creative Kit for adding intros and outros to …

Technology

Instagram now lets you create Stories without the app

Instagram's website just became a much more viable alternative to the full app.<p>The company is adding the ability for users to create Stories right …

Technology

5 Great Apps for Scoring Deals and Saving Money This Black Friday

While some of us have opted to forego the Black Friday madness ahead of time, we can nevertheless expect to see the usual crowds of deal-hungry …

Shopping

Swing skilfully in new physics-based platformer OCMO

Sometimes it’s the most difficult of obstacles that can be the most rewarding. One game hoping to prove this is OCMO, the new tough but fair …

Steel

Hitlist lands on Android to help you find bargain travel deals

Hitlist, an app that serves up bargain-priced flights and travels deals, has finally winged its way to Android after years on iOS and the web.<p>The service is simple: you tell it where you live and it will sort through millions of deals from travel partners to find you discounted flights to nearby …

Travel

Lineage II: Revolution is mobile’s biggest MMORPG adventure yet

NCSoft’s hit fantasy MMORPG series has just made the leap to mobile with the help of Netmarble in <i>Lineage II: Revolution</i>. With over 1.5 million …

Mobile

Everything you need to know about Fire Emblem Heroes Book 2

<i>Fire Emblem Heroes</i> is getting its biggest update yet as Nintendo unveiled Book II last night, featuring a whole new set of story missions and yes, …

Gaming

The biggest updates out this week - November 15

A big game update is always a treat. Multiply that by four and you're having a <i>really</i> good week. Those weeks don't come around very often, but you're …

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories.<p>They won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality masks or doodling, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Previously, mobile web users could only view Stories, which have to be created in Instagram’s native …

Technology

Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators

Either you’re one of 250 million monthly Imgurians, or you probably have no idea what Imgur is. The site for posting and upvoting jokes, inspiration, trivia and sob stories has long flown under the radar despite its massive size and $40 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz. But those who are …

Startups

Google Maps got a redesign

Google Maps is getting an upgrade.<p>The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means, gas stations when you’re driving or more prominently featured train and bus …

Technology

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Software

Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks

Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace the default Photos app on your phone.<p>While Zyl started as an app to create collaborative photo albums, the …

Startups

7 Spotify features that will make your experience better

Spotify is one of the most used music streaming apps in the world — as of June this year it had 140 million active users.<p>But for an app so widely used, a lot of its better features are hidden. This is an issue that Spotify has been tackling for a while, and although its taken steps to and continues …

Technology

With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels

The records labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promote concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no will “buy” it. So today that …

Startups

Telegram Messenger 4.5 Update Brings Albums, Saved Messages, and Better Search

Encrypted messenger app Telegram received an update today that brings additional features and enhancements to the platform, including media albums, saved messages, and an improved search function.<p>Starting with Telegram 4.5, whenever users send multiple photos or videos they will be grouped into …

iOS

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies”

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook …

Technology (India)

The best deals on the App Store this week - November 14

Gather 'round <i>148Apps</i> friends. It's time for our App Store discount roundup. It's a firecracker of a week in bargain games and you won't want to miss …

Mobile

Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a series of tweets today, the Twitter Support account acknowledges that …

Security

In an age of AI and machine learning, app marketing gets supercharged

Remember the saying, “there’s an app for that”? It may be the case that there are too many apps for “that” these days. The number of available apps in the Google Play Store was placed at 3.3 million apps in September 2017. Apple’s App Store is the second-largest app store with 2.2 million available …

Machine Learning

Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

Earlier this year, Duolingo launched its Japanese course, which marked the first time the popular language learning service offered support for an Asian language. Since then, it’s also launched support for Korean and starting today, you can use the services mobile and web apps to learn Chinese (or, …

Language Learning

Black Friday will be the biggest mobile shopping day ever in the U.S., forecast claims

A new report from App Annie predicts that time spent doing mobile shopping via apps will grow 45 percent in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, compared to the same time two years ago. The firm also expects revenue generated through apps to break new records this season, and says consumers …

Technology

Craft Away! guide - how to quickly become a seasoned adventurer

<b>Get good at swiping</b><p>In most idle games, you're tapping one static spot to earn as much cash as quickly as possible. In <i>Craft Away!,</i> you need to swipe …