Blizzard launches Overwatch League app for Android and iOS

Blizzard’s multi-awarded Overwatch game is already an esports phenomenon, so it’s no surprise that developers want to make it easier for fans to stay connected with the latest information and events related to their popular title.

The new Overwatch League mobile application is the ultimate source of information related to the game. It includes match schedules and alerts, standings, live streams, videos, news, as well as team profiles.

If you have a favorite Overwatch team, you can follow every news about it and receive automatic match alerts and easy access …


Google Play first-time app installs surpassed App Store's by more than double in 2017

It appears that 2017 was a great year for Apple, Google and mobile users alike, at least according to the latest report from research company SensorTower. The report claims mobile users spent no less than $58.6 billion on apps and games last year via in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps on both the App Store and Google Play. Suffice to say that’s a 35% increase over 2016.

Although App Store at about every category, there’s one where Google Play is far ahead of Apple’s applications store: first-time app installs. The report published recently by SensorTower …

Video is flipped upside down on the Skype for Windows Mobile 10 Universal app

Some users of the Skype Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10 Mobile are noticing that a bug is flipping the image for video calls upside down. One complaint, posted on a community forum, came from a man who used the app on his Lumia 950 XL to call his Wife’s Lumia 950. The couple used the front-facing camera on each of their Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets, and both received the video stream upside down.

Ironically, even though the app is made for the Universal Windows Platform, the PC version of it is not experiencing the same issue. According to some Windows 10 Mobile users, …

Google looking into Pixel 2 XL bug that affects volume of audio clips sent via a messaging app

The latest problem affecting the Google Pixel 2 XL is one that Google is already looking into. Complaints have been posted on the Pixel User Community of the Google Product Forum. According to these posts, voice clips sent through a messaging app by a Pixel 2 XL carrying this bug, are arriving on a recipient’s phone with very low volume. This is occurring with messages sent through WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Google Allo, Telegram and other platforms.
The low volume occurs regardless whether the recipient is wearing earphones or using the receiving phone’s speakers. …

The unannounced LG G7 now has an app on Google Play: LG Wallet

LG today released Wallet – a new Android app presented as a “secure
mobile payment application for LG’s premium mobile handsets.” What’s
really interesting about this app is that, according to its description, it can be used only on an LG G7 (at least at this moment).

 

Of course, an LG G7 doesn’t exist yet, or not commercially
anyway. We are expecting a G7 to be introduced in the coming months (as a
successor to last year’s G6), but the device will likely be released under a
different name, as LG is looking to refresh its flagship phone naming scheme. Most
probably, the description …

It was a Happy New Year for the App Store as it took in a record $300 million on January 1st

On New Year’s Day 2018, Apple set a record for the most revenue earned by the App Store in one day. Just a few days ago, on January 1st, the App Store brought in $300 million in gross revenue. During the seven days that started on Christmas Day, the App Store took in an amazing $890 million. Since the launch of the store in July 2008, Apple has paid out $86 billion to developers for their share of paid apps and subscriptions purchased through the App Store.

During 2017, developers received $26.5 billion, up 30% on a year-over-year basis. Hit games last year included titles like Animal Crossing: …

New OnePlus Switch app allows users to migrate data to a new OnePlus smartphone

OnePlus continues make some of its apps available separate downloads in order to be able to update them faster and more often. After launching several of its own apps in the Google Play Store, the company announced a new way to easier transfer all your data from a device to a new OnePlus smartphone.

The new OnePlus Switch application is compatible with just about any smartphone that runs Android 5.0 or higher and allows users to migrate all of their data including contacts, messages, and photos stored on the previous device to a new OnePlus smartphone.

For …

Snapchat takes a New Year's Eve siesta as app goes down

If you tried to send out New Year’s Eve messages to friends and family via Snapchat this afternoon, you might have noticed that something went wrong and your message was never sent. The messaging app has been down since 4:43pm EST, according to website DownDetector. The graph also showed that a surge in complaints to a peak number of 2,889 took place after 5pm EST.

35% of those complaining about Snapchat today, report having trouble sending snaps. The same amount are having issues receiving snaps or refreshing the site. And 28% report that the app is having trouble starting, and when it …

Create your own Marvel comic strip with the "Create Your Own" app

So you want to create Marvel-esque comic strips, but there is just one small problem; you can’t draw. In today’s world, that’s no problem at all thanks to the upcoming Marvel Create Your Own app. Developed by Marvel in conjunction with TapTap comics, the app allows you to create a comic book adventure, edit it to make it your own, and share it with friends, family and Marvel fans.

Using the app, you select from a group of Marvel characters. Once you pick one, you select the “camera” angle, change the pose and pick the background. You can set the layout for your comic and create the …

Chinese app finds you a surrogate drinker if you're a lightweight


In China, the amount of alcohol you consume is in relation to the amount of respect you have for your host. But what if you want to remain sober, or you are a lightweight when it comes to alcohol? In China, an app called eDaihe (which translates to “to drink on behalf of”) can find you a surrogate drinker who will consume enough booze to let your host feel very respected.

The surrogate drinking service is offered in 36 cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Pricing is determined through private negotiations between the app user and the surrogate drinker. Over 100,000 …