You can now enable WhatsApp dark mode theme on your iOS 11 running iPhone. Here are the details on how this works.
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PerBlue Entertainment’s Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is an upcoming free-to-play hero collection auto-brawler that takes advantage of both Disney and Pixar licenses for its theme. I have been able to get my hands on a working pre-release version, so I figured why not give some insight on what this game has to offer before it officially releases so that our readers will have a good idea what to expect. So without further ado, here are my thoughts on the beta of Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.
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It seems like all of the most popular movie characters all have their very own free to play mobile game, and now Disney and its subsidiary Pixar are making sure that their characters can get in on the fun too. Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is a forthcoming free to play action RPG starring characters from both Disney and Pixar movies like The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, and Pirates of the Caribbean. If you’ve played any number of similar free to play ARPGs over the years, you probably already know what to expect. More than 30 playable characters to unlock and transform by way of upgrading, as well as all the necessary gear and abilities (also upgradeable, natch) to equip them for success. We all kind of know the drill here, but if you enjoy these games and you’re a big fan of Disney and Pixar movies, then Disney Heroes does look quite promising.
You may recall that Disney partnered up with four established mobile development studios back in January of this year, and as Disney Heroes is developed by one of those partners in PerBlue, this will be the first fruit of that new initiative. If you’re interested in everything you’re seeing so far, you can actually head over to the official website for Disney Heroes and sign up for a pre-registration mailing list for either iOS or Android, which will net you one free hero when the game officially launches. Furthermore, the Android version is up for pre-registration right on the Google Play Store so you can opt to go that route if you wish. No specific release date has been announced but you can expect Disney Heroes: Battle Mode to launch on iOS and Android later this year.
In this part of our guide to Shadowgun Legends, we’re going to have a look at the different multiplayer modes that the game offers. We’ve already gone over the various single player missions you can take on, so we figured it was time to shine some light on the PvP and PvE aspects of the game.
There’s more to come too, with some handy tips and tricks to get you into the swing of things, as well as more detailed looks at the maps and modes. So make sure to keep coming back to 148 to check out our latest content.
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The watchOS 4.3 update contains a few new features and tweaks aside from the multitude of bug fixes and performance improvements. Our hands-on video shows off what is new for Apple’s wrist-worn device.
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Apple on Thursday released watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch, giving the wearable device new features like a portrait Nightstand mode and aesthetic user interface changes, along with the return of the previously-removed ability to browse an iPhone music catalog.
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When all else fails, recovery mode lets you restore your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad in iTunes.
If updating your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad through Software Update simply isn’t working, you’re trying to get off a bad beta, or your device has simply become completely unresponsive and nothing else is working, recovery mode might be just what you need to get things going again. It’s painful, so it’s more of an almost-last resort than a first step. It’s not complicated, however, and knowing about recovery mode is important if you ever need it.
Because iPhone 8 doesn’t have a physical Home button and iPhone X doesn’t have one at all, recovery mode is accessed via a series of button presses.
Press and release the Volume Up button and then the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
If for some reason, Recovery Mode doesn’t work, you can also try putting your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode. Device Firmware Update mode is a little trickier to get into, but will often force a restore even when nothing else works.
Because iPhone 7 doesn’t have a physical Home button — it has a capacitive Force Touch Home button — recovery mode functionality has moved to the volume down button.
Turn Off your iPhone 7 if it isn’t off already.
Press and hold down the volume down button on your iPhone 7.
Release the volume down button when you see the Connect to iTunes screen.
Turn Off your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad if it isn’t off already.
Release the Home button when you see the Connect to iTunes screen.
At this point, iTunes should display an alert saying it’s detected an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad in recovery mode, and will let you restore your device.
Updated September 2017: Made sure everything’s current for the latest version of iOS.
A crimson red sun peeks out behind the pyramids of Giza. You’re standing in the middle of an ancient bazaar, that is suddenly shrouded in the glowing particles of a fierce sandstorm. A young girl grabs your hand, pulling you towards a tall overhang made of giant slabs of limestone.
This is what it’s like to play one of Ubisoft’s blockbuster Assassin’s Creed games. There’s staggering attention to detail, loyalty to historical accuracy, plus a dash of creative freedom. Ubisoft’s development team has been reconstructing ancient worlds — from Italy’s 15th century Renaissance to the Ptolemaic period of ancient Egypt — since 2007.
Now, the developer is trying to break the boundaries of how video games fit into our lives, bringing its newest offering (Assassin’s Creed Origins) into the classroom. Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Discovery Tour, a stripped-down version of its blockbuster title that includes 75 interactive tours of ancient Egypt, sans fighting or other distractions.
Each tour ranges from five to 25 minutes, and users can chose their own avatars, including historical figures such as Cleopatra and Caesar. The team first stripped conflict and narrative from Assassin’s Creed Origins, and then made the full map of Egypt accessible, creating narratives around different interactive tours.
The idea makes a lot of sense. They’ve already done the hard work of painstakingly reconstructing ancient worlds, and there’s so much information packed into a gaming experience that most players take for granted anyway. By adapting the game into an education-appropriate format, Ubisoft has created a virtual museum — an interactive, and immersive experience meant to make students experience ancient history as they learn.
A virtual museum certainly seems much more appealing to a generation of gamers, especially compared to its dusty, real-world counterpart. Visitors are given agency, choosing their own paths as they explore the digital world.
Ubisoft’s own testing shows it’s promising. The company invited 300 10-year-old students to explore the Discovery Tour, and found it helped them retain more information.
And the folks at Ubisoft aren’t the only ones who think it’s a good idea. “Ever since the first game, we had a lot of testimonies from teachers, from professors, asking, ‘Would you consider making a version of AC without conflict, without narrative?’ They’d been using Assassin’s Creed, recording sessions with their own consoles, trying to bring it into classrooms – but the age rating, for instance, was an issue,” Maxime Durand, Ubisoft’s in-house historian (yeah, they have one of those) in a Q&A published on the company’s web site.
It’s an exciting glimpse into what a video game can offer (beyond the sandbox capabilities of Minecraft). As games that incorporate augmented and virtual reality become more mainstream and diverse, the museum of the future may be even more immersive than we can imagine.
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