A new survey, released last week, suggests a good chunk of gamers are spending time on their favorite hobby at work — meaning several of you reading this article are gaming when you shouldn’t be. The survey, compiled by Limelight Networks, was taken by over 3,000 gamers across six countries: the US, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. The questions ranged from “How many hours do you spend playing video games per week?” to “Will you continue to play online games or make purchases from a gaming website that has previously experienced a security breach or been hacked?” Perhaps…
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.
We have been seeing the trend of Lite apps for Play Store’s popular apps like Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite, Skype Lite, and Twitter Lite. Along with Lite apps, Google introduced its own set of Go Apps for phones with less than 1GB RAM for Android Go (Oreo Edition) phones. It already released YouTube Go, Maps Go, Gboard Go apps. However, sometimes it is hard to let users know about the existence of Lite apps with Play Store trending most popular apps first. However, Google is now fixing this as some users are now able to see a new message about lite apps. Google is now showing a message about the lite app’s existence of the given app along with the file size of the lite app with view button. Pressing ‘View’ takes you to the app listing. Obviously, this feature will only be available in markets where lite apps are officially available. Play Store is also listing the Go Apps as alternatives including the Lite apps. This surely is a nice move from Google to promote lite weight apps for users who are on the weak network. Source Fone Arena
If you’re champing at the bit to know when the Moto G6 and G6 Play will be available, it’s looking like mid-May is a good bet — at least in the US. Someone at American retailer Fry’s Electronics appeared to pull the trigger a little early by posting the G6 and G6 Play (no G6 Plus) on its website for pre-orders. Those pages have since been pulled down, but we saved them for posterity.
Over the past year or two, we’ve seen a rise of ‘lite’ apps – lightweight alternative applications for popular services. Facebook Lite, Skype Lite, and Twitter Lite are just a few examples. But it’s not always obvious to users that these alternatives exist, unless they happen to appear high up on Play Store search results.
Earlier this month, Google began testing a new design for the Play Store’s website. While the larger screenshots and dedicated review pages were much-needed changes, there were a few annoying regressions. Google switched image formats (from WebP to PNG/JPEG), causing screenshots to load slower, and navigating through the site was more difficult.
Google seemingly halted the rollout just a few days ago, perhaps due to the complaints brought up. But now the new design appears to be live for everyone, with almost nothing changed from the initial rollout.
Among the craziness of last week, we received one tip about a minor but welcome change in the Play Store that was showing up for some users: when browsing an app’s listing, you might see a new line below the Install/Uninstall button that displays its current top chart rank, as shown for Spotify in the screenshot above.
The Play Store has long shown the date an app or game was last updated, but now you get a bit more historical information. The Play Store mobile client has started showing the release date for apps. So, you’re a few taps away from finding out how long most apps have been on the Play Store. I say “most” because a few are showing obviously incorrect dates.
The “Released on” date at the bottom of the listing when you tap on “Read more.” Google’s apps are, obviously, among the oldest with release dates around 2010.
Most companies are done with their H1 2018 announcements, but Motorola is still holding back with the Moto G6 series. Those should be coming shortly though as a massive leak just came showing us what two of the phones will look like and revealing most of their specs and even prices. Moto G6 Play Moto G6 Play will be the most affordable device in the series with 5.7″ display and HD+ resolution, confirming that Motorola will also move to tall screens. The chipset is rumored to be Snapdragon 430 with an octa-core CPU and up to 1.4 GHz clock speed. The circular camera…
Details about the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play surfaced earlier this year. The Moto G6 got certified in China. Now all the three smartphones have been listed on an Hungarian site with images and full specifications. This reveals 18:9 display and front LED flash for all the smartphones, dual rear cameras and front-mounted fingerprint sensor for the G6 and G6 Plus and rear mounted fingerprint sensor on the Moto logo on the Moto G6 Play. Moto G6 Plus rumored specifications 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Android 8.0 (Oreo) Single / Dual SIM 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP secondary rear camera 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash Fingerprint sensor 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC 3200mAh battery with Turbo charging Moto G6 rumored specifications 5.7-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB internal … Fone Arena