Following Apple Music introduction, Spotify has doubled down on music discovery and third-party integration, the two areas where it hopes to outsmart competition, with Monday’s announcement of a Discover Weekly feature and deep integration with the Nike+ Running mobile app.
Unlike Apple’s human-curated playlists for various activity types, Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists are entirely driven by algorithms and personalized to each user’s listening habits, as per Re/code on Monday…. Read the rest of this post here
This has been an incredible year for games and we’re only halfway through. There’s still an overwhelming lineup of big games coming our way before the end of the holiday season. Here’s a healthy look at what you can get your hands on in the coming months.
Because the genre itself is extremely hardcore, the fighting game community is almost impenetrable for amateur enthusiasts. But the Evolution Championship Series, the biggest annual fighting game tournament, is the big barrier-breaker. EVO can wrap up almost any viewer like most folks can bandwagon onto the Super Bowl.
The casual sort that wishes they could execute on the complexities of professional play, who get excited and involved because of the accessibility of EVO, deserve a fighting game that’s more accessible than the incredibly dense, challenging games they enjoy watching. Radiant Entertainment is exactly the right studio to bear this burden.
Rising Thunder is the fighting game built by the fighting game community’s most enthusiastic leaders, and it’s been built specifically to address what’s wrong with the genre. EVO founders Tom and Tony Cannon have partnered with game designer Seth Killian, who worked on both community and combat for Street Fighter before leaving Sony Santa Monica, to make something that’s competitive without isolating anyone.
Version 2.4.3 brings jailbreak optimization to the fore, and should theoretically result in a more stable and straightforward jailbreak experienced for its users. If you’ve yet to jailbreak, then we recommend using TaiG 2.4.3. You can find the full download in this post…. Read the rest of this post here
Samsung on Monday announced a next-generation Galaxy tablet to take on Apple’s iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S2, driven by Android 5.0 Lollipop, is even thinner than Apple’s device: it measures an impressive 5.6mm thin and includes Samsung’s exceptionally bright and vivid Super AMOLED display in 7.9 and eight-inch flavors.
Regardless of the screen size, the new Tab S matches the resolution of full-size iPads at 2,048-by-1,536 pixels though last year’s Tab S came outfitted with a sharper 2,560-by-1,600 pixel resolution displays…. Read the rest of this post here
There’s no shortage of apps on the App Store for browsing Instagram using your iPhone and iPad, and most let you enjoy snaps from people you follow far more elegantly that on Instagram’s official iPhone app. But wouldn’t it be great if you could check out the latest Instagram photos anywhere in iOS, with a simple pull-down gesture?
That’s what Feeday, a new Today Widget for the iPhone and iPad by developer Arcangelo Fiore, does.
With this app you can easily keep track of your latest Instagram feed right within the Today view of iOS’s Notification Center, and it’s free!… Read the rest of this post here
It’d be a move that’d be praised by everyone, and for good reason. Not only is 16GB too small a storage tier for a device with no ability to bolt on additional storage, but in 2015, it’s becoming a real problem.
Updates are bigger, apps are bigger and the entry-level iPhone size hasn’t changed since 2012’s iPhone 5. But now a sketchy rumor, posted yesterday by MIC Gadget, suggests that Apple could at last retire the 16GB storage tier on new iPhones.
If the rumor is true, the baseline edition of an upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ refresh will apparently start at thirty-two gigabytes of storage…. Read the rest of this post here