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Google Play downloads led iOS downloads worldwide. It increased by eight percent as compared to the third quarter of 2016. Recently, Facebook owned Whatsapp also crossed this milestone recently. It was the highest growth rate of downloads since Q1 2016. Both countries experienced double digit growth rate over past few years. App Annie acknowledged Reliance Jio's launch a year ago for the massive increase in downloads.
  • Metal Gear Survive coming February 2018

    Metal Gear Survive coming February 2018

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    Whether it's news about the game's release date, or some more gameplay, or even if we dare to dream of the game being cancelled, we'll just have to see. Whether the Metal Gear Survive announcement will actually try and make the game appeal to them, or will be some other sort of announcement (maybe Metal Gear Survive Pachinko), we'll have to see.
  • Destiny 2 PC Features Controller Support & Custom Keybindings

    Destiny 2 PC Features Controller Support & Custom Keybindings

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    Players must close the game before doing so and then relaunch it, with Destiny 2 regenerating this file and hopefully sorting out any recurring problems that the player was experiencing. Bungie is "definitely going to listen to feedback", he added, and it's possible that it could change things up in the future. One of the challenges involved in bringing Destiny 2 to PC was working out how to keep the game secure.
  • Lynky Is A Touchscreen Smart Hub With Google Assistant Built In

    Lynky Is A Touchscreen Smart Hub With Google Assistant Built In

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    Regardless, Google's October 4th event was just the starting gate for an expanding portfolio of products. As Android Police notes, the Quartz references software-like the "visual responses" feature that Google dangled in front of us at its I/O conference earlier this year-might just let Chromecast-enabled televisions work as a display for existing Google Home speakers .
  • HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo update nearly ready

    HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo update nearly ready

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    It was also spotted on the Chinese certification site TENAA a couple of days ago. Such a move has always been rumored for the U11 Plus , which is expected to be HTC's first smartphone with very small bezels. It will pack a 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.7 aperture and dual flash. It might have less of a selfie camera, though: leaks suggest an 8MP front camera, while the regular U11 has a 16MP shooter on the a face.
  • Google launches native add-ons for Gmail

    Google launches native add-ons for Gmail

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    The only drawback right now is that the Gmail Add-ons feature is launching with only a limited number of partners but hopefully this is expanded in the future. With so many to-dos, imagine if you could complete these tasks directly from your inbox without interrupting your workflow. To find them, click the settings wheel in the top-right of your Gmail window and scroll down to "Get Add-Ons".
  • Spanish tourist killed by military police in Rio de Janeiro

    Spanish tourist killed by military police in Rio de Janeiro

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    A Spanish tourist was shot and killed by military police in Rio de Janeiro after the vehicle she was travelling in did not stop at a police checkpoint. Additionally, Rio's civil and military police departments have lost about 3000 officers to attrition since 2012. "The woman must not have even heard", an unidentified man is heard saying in the recording.
  • Manulife offers policyholders Apple Watches as subsidiary's program expands

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    Mashable reports that life insurance company John Hancock has partnered with Apple to offer the Apple Watch at $300 less than its regular sales price to all of its policyholders. John Hancock first introduced the Apple Watch perk previous year, but only for permanent life insurance buyers. "The addition of the Apple Watch program to our John Hancock Vitality solution over the past year has already resulted in an increase in participating customers' activities and engagement as ...
  • Instagram Users Can Now Go Live With A Friend

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    Instagram first started testing this feature back in August of this year, so while it isn't a big surprise, it's still one we're happy to see. The Menlo Park, Calif. Tap Live at the bottom of the screen, then tap Start Live Video . Now, you can hang out and go live together, whether you're just doing homework or catching up on your day.
  • 'Injustice 2' (ALL) Coming To PC This Fall, Open Beta Tomorrow

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    Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title's larger-than-life showdowns. This demo version will only be available on Steam, and the Injustice 2 page hasn't even been posted as of writing this article, so I can not comment on the beta's system requirements.
  • Blizzard gives Battle.net a social makeover

    Blizzard gives Battle.net a social makeover

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    The Social tab allows you to send chat messages to friends even when they're offline. In fact, everyone has been gifted a Hearthstone card pack to help kick things off. Players will be able to select from over a hundred pre-made avatar options although it's not now possible to upload custom images. Customize your profile and choose an avatar through the View Profile button in the app header and Friends list drop-downs.
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) RSI Hits Key Level

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    It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Finally, RMB Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 1.0% during the first quarter. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Stake Boosted by the BlackRock Group LTD

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    It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. BlackRock Group LTD increased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL ) by 1.5% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. This dividend amount was represent a yield of $1.98. Lpl Fincl Ltd Llc invested in 31,593 shares. Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) was raised too. The recommendation scale measures the value from 1 to 5, where 1 means "Buy" and 5 stands for "Sell".
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat rolls out for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

    Android 7.1.1 Nougat rolls out for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

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    The OTA update comes as software version J700TUVU3BQI5, and bumps the Android version on the device from Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) to Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). First off, the most important thing about this recent update is that it contains October's security patch. Anyway, the Oreo update will bring a slew of new features including the picture-in-picture mode, modified notification visuals, Always-on display (already available on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 duo), and auto-fill.
  • Olympic flame lighting in Greece on Tuesday for PyeongChang 2018 games

    Olympic flame lighting in Greece on Tuesday for PyeongChang 2018 games

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    However, ancient traditions point to an earlier date for sports events at Olympia , where the first traces of human settlement go back to the 3rd millennium B.C. He then passed it to 37-year-old former South Korean global footballer Park Ji-Sung, who played for Manchester United and Eindhoven. He continued: "What better expression of this faith in the future, than the presence of the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, together with the Presidents of the National Olympic Committees ...