MacRumors reports today that according to new data from app analytics firm Sensor Tower, the iOS version of Epic Games’ worldwide video game phenomenon, Fortnite, has already earned $100 million in just 90 days since it was released. This makes Fortnite the second-fastest app ever to reach the $100 million mark, with Clash Royale still holding the record for the fastest ever app to earn that amount, achieving it in just 51 days. Fortnite and Clash Royale were ahead of both Honor of Kings and Knives Out, the third- and fourth-fastest apps to reach $100 million, reaching that goal in 173 and 179 days respectively.
Fortnite made $1.5 million when still in beta, and in its first month it earned $25 million; 2 weeks after that it had already earned $50 million, and now...
9to5 Mac reports today that according to supply chain sources who have been speaking to The Bell in Korea, Apple’s forthcoming iPhone X Plus, the largest of the three new models that Apple is expected to launch later this year, is set to be the most popular of the three.
The larger version of the iPhone X is expected to have a 6.5-inch OLED display, and The Bell says that Apple has ordered more panels for the iPhone X Plus than for any of the other new models, predicting that 45 million 6.46-inch panels will be ordered by Apple for the iPhone X Plus, in comparison with 25 million panels for the 5.8-inch iPhone X Mark 2, and 30 million LCD displays for the cheaper model.
9to5 Mac also mentions various “rumblings” about a possible delay for the forthcoming LCD...
Niantic has today announced some big new additions to Pokémon Go that are designed to help you to interact with your friends when playing the game.
First up, the new Friends feature, which will start rolling out later this week, will enable you to connect with your friends in the real world, as well as letting you send them items, trade Pokémon with them, and earn bonuses. In order to add a friend you’ll first have to get them to share their Trainer Code with you, then you must enter it, then send them a request. When they accept your request, they will then appear in your Friends List.
When you spin a Photo Disc at a PokéStop or Gym you might get a special Gift, which you won’t be able to open yourself, but which you can send to a friend on your Friends List....
Apple has today announced that iOS 12 will have a new feature designed to enable people in emergency situations to get help as quickly as possible, whereby the location data of anyone in the US who calls 911will, automatically and securely, be shared with first responders. This should reduce emergency response times by ensuring that the services get location information as quickly and as accurately as possible.
Figures show that approximately 80% of 911 calls are made using mobile devices, but due to old-fashioned landline-style infrastructure, 911 centers can often find it difficult to ascertain a mobile caller’s exact location.
Apple already launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, whereby cell towers and on-device data sources such as GPS and...
The soccer World Cup kicked off today in Russia, and millions of people all over the world will be watching the month-long tournament and also looking for ways to keep informed about all aspects of the tournament both on the go and at home. MacRumors reports that Apple has outlined some of the many ways fans will be able to follow the World Cup across all its platforms.
First of all, Siri has been updated with support for sports in Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, making a total of 35 countries that now have sports support for Siri, including the US. Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, HomePod, Mac users can now ask Siri World-Cup-themed questions, such as “When does France play Australia?” or “Who is on the England squad?”
AppleInsider reports today that according to a new research note from Jun Zhang of Rosenbatt Securities, Apple is set to upgrade the charging circuitry in the 2018 iPhone line-up from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A. Zhang says that Apple wants to do this in order to “support more applications, provide a quicker recharge, and better compete with Android OEMs.”
Zhang says that Apple will achieve this aim by giving Power Integrations the exclusive contract to supply fast-charging chipsets for the new phones. He adds that once Power Integrations fixes an unnamed quality issue, it will then take over from ON Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductor as “the main provider for the charging solution for all new iPhones and iPads.”
Zhang also stated that Texas Instruments will replace...
Bethesda Softworks has announced at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles, California, that a new game, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, will be coming to iOS this fall. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout Shelter, The Elder Scrolls: Blades was created exclusively for mobile.
The brand-new single-player story is set in the world of The Elder Scrolls, with the player taking on the role of a member of The Blades, one of the Empire’s top agents, who has been forced into exile. When you...
It’s been a while since we had a good iPhone endurance story, so it’s great to see that 9to5 Mac has a really heartwarming one today about an iPhone X that went on a fascinating and mysterious river journey and lived to tell the tale, before being reunited with its delighted owner!
The phone in question was found by YouTuber Dallas, who has a YouTube channel called "Man + River" where he posts videos of his “river treasure dives.” Aside from the sheer joy of adventuring that inspires Dallas to go on his diving expeditions, he also likes the fact that he’s able to return lost property to owners if at all possible.
In his latest video, “I Found an iPhone X Underwater in the River!!! (iPhone Returned to Owner – BEST REACTION EVER!),” he tells the story of “one of my...
If you’ve always wanted the ability to delete your Snapchat messages after you’ve sent them, well now you can, as MacRumors reports that Snapchat has today launched a new feature called “Clear Chats” that lets you do just that, in both group and individual chat.
The Clear Chats function includes text chats, stickers, audio and voice notes, as well as any photos and videos sent from Memories.
It’s really simple to delete a message using the new function. All you have to do is press and hold on the message, video, etc., and then select the option to “Delete.” You will then see a warning from Snapchat that lets you know that the recipient will be informed that the message was deleted. It’s also worth noting that messages can still be screenshot.