Nintendo knocks 50 percent off ‘Super Mario Run’ for iOS on ‘Mario Day’

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Nintendo’s first truly big game for iPhones and iPads, "Super Mario Run," has been discounted from $ 9.99 to $ 4.99 as a promotion centered around "Mario Day," March 10.
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Super Mario Run Getting a 50% Price Cut for ‘Mario Day’

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For those unaware, March 10 is “Mario Day” and Nintendo is planning to celebrate it by slashing 50% off the Super Mario Run in-app purchase that unlocks the full game. Nintendo hasn’t announced if it will have discounts on other games, but this appears to be only deal right now. Continue reading
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LG claims its new Gram laptops have ‘full day’ battery life

LG is announcing its refreshed range of its thin and light Gram laptops today, ahead of CES next month. LG is introducing three refreshed versions of the Gram, in 13.3-, 14-, and 15-inch models. The 2018 Gram laptops include Intel’s 8th-generation Core i5 and i7 processors, SSD storage, and an option for a second SSD drive. LG’s Gram laptops have always been very thin and light, and this year’s models maintain just over two pounds for the 13.3- and 14-inch models, and 2.4 pounds for the larger 15-inch version.

While LG claimed its Gram 14 laptop had 23 hours of battery life earlier this year, the test was based on a decade-old benchmark. LG is making bold battery life promises again for the 2018 models, but this time the company is using…

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Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ featuring boosts downloads by 1747%, games by 792%

 New research from Apptopia, out today, takes a look at the impact getting featured as the App or Game of the Day on the new iOS App Store has on app downloads. This data is still fairly early, as the revamped App Store only arrived publicly with iOS 11’s release in September. Not surprisingly, the report finds that snagging one of these featured spots can lead to a big boost in app… Read More
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Duane ‘The Rock’ Johnson promotes Apple team-up on ‘Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day’ YouTube flick

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" — a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24.
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Apple Highlights New Emoji for ‘World Emoji Day’

Today is World Emoji Day, and Apple is celebrating by highlighting several of the 56 new emoji that will hit iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year.

In June, the Unicode Consortium updated its standard to version 10.0.0, a change which also brought a slew of new emoji. Apple, of course, uses the Unicode standard for its operating systems — though it usually takes a few months before Apple adopts the latest version. But Cupertino took the time today to preview some of the incoming new characters in a press release published on Monday, July 17.

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Some of the new emoji Apple chose to highlight include a bearded person, a woman with headscarf, an exploding head and starstruck emoji, and a person sitting in meditation posture. Apple also highlighted several of the animals and mythical creatures included in Unicode 10, including a t-rex, a zebra, a zombie and an elf emoji. “With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message,” the company added.

Other new emoji included in the standard (but not highlighted by Apple) include a male and female vampire, mage, and fairy; a raised eyebrow emoji also known as the “Colbert” face; several new food items like steak, coconut, pretzel and pie; and some additional clothing item emoji, many of which are specifically winter-themed. Unicode 10 also adds a larger range of child and adult emojis with various modifiers, including for gender and skin tone — which actually brings the total number of new emoji variations and options up to 239.

In addition to previewing some of the new emoji, Apple also gave the iTunes Movies storefront an emoji-themed makeover — featuring a rotating top banner with emoji, rather than text, explaining the titles of select popular movies. The App Store will also join in on the festivities, with the marketplace highlighting apps that can create or “do fun things” with the popular characters.

Apple didn’t expand on its official release date for the new emoji, but they’re expected to roll out alongside the final public release of iOS 11 in the fall.

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