Fortnite Is Earning $25 million On Mobile, says Sensor Tower

Sensor Tower, a market analyst, based in the US, reported that Epic Game’s Fortnite: Battle Royale mobile is earning millions. The popular game has reportedly earned $25 million, an income earned in its first month.

 

Fortnite is raking millions on mobile

 

The research company said that Epic Games’ income was only from iOS devices. They projected that such income could reach over $500 million for this year. The game has just recently launched on Android.

 

Obviously, the game is consistently gaining popularity among players. Aside from popularity, the game was continuously attracting the pockets of players too. Fortnite had launched its Battle Royale game mid-March of this year. The company’s revenue has tripled since Fortnite opened the game publicly to players.

 

 

Although Fortnite: Battle Royale is free to play, it earned income through in-app purchases. Fortnite players could buy cosmetic items for the game’s new characters, emotes, and skins. Also, you can also buy Battle Passes for you to level up faster and collect more items.

 

Apart from mobile, the developer’s battle royale game is performing well on various consoles. In fact, under the free-to-play game category, Epic’s battle royale game reached 359 percent year-over-year growth back in February.

 

Fortnite’s battle royale beat out other rival games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, according to market analyst Newzoo.

 

Meanwhile, Sensor Tower also learned that in the first half of April, Fortnite’s battle royale game was the second highest-earning app on the Apple App Store. What’s good with the game is its cross-platform play features.

 

 

This means that if a player bought an item, it would be available on PS4, iOS, PC and Xbox One. The game’s matchmaking is also great because players can play across platforms too.

Transform iPhone Pictures with Extra Lens

Using Extra Lens To Transform iPhone Pictures

Extra lens may be used to transform your iPhone pictures. Your iPhone can do a lot more, not just transform pictures. A few years ago, the film Tangerine was shot using an iPhone 5s. And take note, the iPhone was not used on parts of the film but on the entire film. And the result was good. Steven Sodenbergh also used his iPhone 7 plus in making Unsane.

Cameras In Our Pockets

A lot of us may not know it, but movie makers use cameras which can be found in our pockets. Yes, you read it right, “In our pockets”. And it is commonly known to us as our smartphones.

Professional film makers are using these gadgets to make an entire film. Imagine what we can do with our smartphones if we only knew how to use it.

The “Set-up”

To “set-up” your phone for video or film-making, there are some things you will need. You will need some add-on lenses, of course. Then a microphone, and a stabilizer.

You have to be careful in choosing your add-on lenses. It should fit your phone’s existing lens properly. This will provide a different field of view and potentially even better image quality.

One add-on lens with this particular quality is the one made by Moment. Their products are considered to be the best. But Moment lenses are expensive. It costs $90 to $100.

Cheaper Lenses

Most of us cannot afford Moment’s expensive lenses, then you have other options. You can check-out Amazon. There are a lot of cheap lenses from no-name companies on Amazon.

Differences In Quality

Of course there are differences in image quality. The output of your “project” will depend on what kind of add-on lenses you use. It is a known fact that the more expensive the gadgets an accessories you use, the better the quality of the product.

Another addition to our knowledge, that even your ordinary smartphones can be used to make quality films, videos, and photos. But of course you need to be properly informed. You need the knowledge on what to do to be able to operate these gadgets properly and come up with a satisfying product.

Fortnite iOS: How To Sign-up, Invite Friends To Fornite Battle Royale

Gaming fans of Fornite Battle Royale who are Apple users could now play the game on iOS. This comes after Epic Games sent the first batch of invitation to iOS users last week. With this, Epic Games wants iOS users to invite their friends to try and play the game.

 

Those existing iOS users and at the same time, a Fortnite players should be able to receive an email. The email, which was sent by the game developer, contains an instruction on how Fortnite iOS players could invite friends.

 

“You have new friend invites ready to send!” a dispositive portion of the email reads. “Share them with your friend to give them instant access to the Fortnite Invite Event on iOS.”

 

How to use Fortnite invite codes

 

Now, to use the Fortnite invitation codes, you must access first the Fornite iOS invitation. You can do this by opening the game via an iPhone or iPad. The invitation is available via an email sent to you by Epic Games.

 

And if you have an invitation to send, you will be able to see a notification just in the top right corner of the screen in Fortnite on your mobile device. Simply tap it, and it would send out links to invite your friends.

 

The only thing that your friend must do is simply to accept the invitation. After which, both of you would now be added to each other’s friends list automatically.

Meanwhile, Epic Games said that Fornite Battle Royale in iOS is still in beta. The game developer announced that the game would add other features in the future. These features include visual cues to make spotting gun fire and enemies easier, among others.

Apple’s Emergency SOS Alert is Being Set Off “Accidentally”

Apple’s Emergency Alert Set-off

Apple iPhone and Apple Watch users are accidentally setting off Apple’s Emergency SOS feature. This feature was designed to get help to you quickly when there is an emergency.

On your Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, just hold the side and volume buttons together. A slide bar will appear which activates emergency calls. The phone call will be made to a local 911 dispatcher. This dispatcher will in turn send text messages to your contact. The text message will indicate your location and that you need help.

With an Apple iPhone 7 and other older versions, you need to hit the side button. SOS calls can bee activated by rapidly hitting the side button five times then drag the slider to make the call.

On the apple watch, all you need to do is to hold down the crown. This will activate the SOS call without dragging the slider to make the call. This feature is available with iOS 11 and WatchOS 4.

But as much as this is a good feature, Apple users have been accidentally triggering SOS calls. A lot of reports have been made about this problem. Accidental triggering of the SOS calls have been encountered by 911. Since emergency responders always come when these calls are triggered, it causes a lot of trouble not only to the responders but to the source of the call as well.

An Apple repair shop has been responsible for 20 false calls a day since October. This shop repairs iPhone, iPad and Apple watch units. Apple acknowledged the problem at that time.

This problem has caused apprehension on Apple devices users.

Those who have experienced such accidental activation of emergency calls have gone through unexplainable feelings. They must have felt afraid and nervous and some might have even had trauma because of the incident. Who wouldn’t?

So if you don’t want to be in the company of armed law enforcement, you can go to Settings>Emergency SOS to disable Autocall. Another slider will be added which should be dragged in order to make an SOS call.

Tamagochi lands on iOS and Android

My Tamagochi Forever (Credit: Bandai)

90s kids rejoice! Tamagochi, our beloved digital pet, has finally moved out of its err..eggshell and made its way to our handphone devices.

Here’s a brief history lesson to those unfamiliar with this pint-sized pocket pet:

  • It is created by Bandai, a Japanese toy company
  • The first Tamagochis were released in 1996 in Japan and in 1997 worldwide
  • It is a digital pet that needs tending to otherwise they actually die
  • Bandai (now Bandai Namco) released a newer, smaller version in 2017
  • It was first announced in November last year that the electronic pet will be available on mobile as My Tamagochi Forever
Tamagochi Electornic Pets

The app, now available for download for both iOS and Android, utilizes the ever-popular Freemium model where users can download the game for free but can opt to purchase or watch ads for bonuses and perks.

Although the app still has the original characters and has the same goal – taking care of your virtual pet –  it has a few differences to the electronic toy that took over the 90s by storm.

Aside from updated graphics, the app is also AR-ready. Users can explore the communal town called Tamatown where the pets to interact with others. There are also a few mini games that users can play within the app that rewards you with more coins and unlocks the different levels available in the game. You can now have multiple characters as well and you can even pick their outfits. And now with the touchscreen capabilities of smartphones and tables, users can pet and tickle their Tamagochis.

What they didn’t take away from the original game? The amount of poop that the pets can make. Apparently, this pint-sized pet can still generate quite a surprising amount from eating mostly apples and chocolate bars.

Throwback feels anyone?

Fortnite Mobile: Epic Games Showcases iOS Gameplay

Game developer Epic has officially gave its gaming fans the first look of Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode on mobile. This development came in following Epic’s announcement earlier that game is coming on smartphones.

 

To date, Epic has announced that Fortnite’s famous Battle Royale mode has acomplete cross-play. Also, the mobile version of the game is bet coming on iOS including the page to sign-up now live.

 

Fortnite’s Battle Royale is coming to iOS, Android later

 

You can easily check the game’s popular trailer which reveals the gameplay. The game studio, however, did not disclose the specific specs for each smartphones.

 

A number of report claims that the mobile app is running on iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro, or a newer Apple device with iOS 11 is required to play.

 

Meanwhile, Epic vowed that the Fortnite mobile would certainly give gamers a unique gaming experience. One of the key improvements of the game is the graphics quality. Equally important also is both the controls and user interface, respectively.

 

Apart from this, gamers could easily relegated and avid fans of the game can sign-up already. Signing-up today would make any gamer join the Fortnite’s upcoming mobile test. Avid players of the game could also opt-in for cross-play with PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ Is Coming To iOS And Android Devices

On Friday, game developer Epic Games has announced that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to both iOS and Android smartphones.

 

This means the famous free-to-play game will be accessed by iOS users first, then followed by Android users. Epic Games said that iOS users are required to sign-up in order to receive an invitation to play the first version of the game.

 

Fortnite: Battle Royale in iOS, Android

 

The Fortnite developer added that Android support would come after the iOS support is in place.

“On phones and tablets, Fortnite is the same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac,” said the Fortnite development team in a blog post. “Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.”

It added that the port is also expected for smartphones and tablets. The game developer also vowed that the game remains the same. Even the game’s 100- player games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac remain the same.

This means that Fortnite has the same gameplay, maps, contents, among others. The game would also be receiving updates intended for console and PC version of the game.

And starting March 12, users would be able to start signing-up to get the gaming app. Those players who were able to receive the invitation could also send an invitation o their friends as well.

Meanwhile, if you want a full-version of the Fortnite Battle Royale for mobile, then Epic Games might be considering this in the future.

“We believe this is the future of games,” the developer said in a statement. “The same game on all platforms. Console quality graphics and action. Play when you want, where you want.”

Why More People Are Loyal To Android Than iOS

Android over iOS? Why?

Android and iOS are operating systems used primarily in mobile technology like smartphones and tablets. Google’s Android is the most commonly used smartphone platform and is used by different phone manufacturers. iOS is only used on Apple devices like the iPhone. Android’s features are more customizable while iOS’ uniform design elements are seen to be more used friendly. If so, why are most people loyal to Android than iOS?

Here are some comparisons between the two: with customizability, Android can change almost anything while iOS is limited unless jailbroken. Android has widgets while iOS has none except on notifications. Data transfer in Android is easier compared to iOS’ more difficult and complex data transferring. Android is available on many smartphones and tablets while iOS can only be found on Apple devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and the 2nd and 3rd generation of Apple TV.

There are more differences between the two operating systems. Some of this differences are favorable to iOS while others are to Android’s advantage.

Regardless of these differences, why are more people loyal to Android than iOS?

I guess it is because of the simple reason that Android is easier to use than iOS. The common people do not have the need for iOS’ more complex features and functions. This makes it more difficult to use for ordinary people. Data transfer is simpler and easier for Androids than for iOS. Although iOS may nee preferred by people with more complex needs the fact is that there are more ordinary people with less complex needs. These are the people who are loyal to Android. These people do not look at the technical aspects or features of a gadget. As long as it can meet and satisfy their simple needs (like selfies, videos, streaming, data transfer, etcetera), they will not care what operating system is more intricate or expensive.

The reality is, despite advances in technology, most people prefer Android over iOS with the simple basic reason the Android is easier to use than iOS. Thus making them loyal to Android.

Google Is Now Working In Apple’s iMessage Apps

Search giant Google has recently announced a major change to its app in iOS. The company said that the Google app has some new tweaks. These tweaks allow Google users to discover and share information using iMessage.

“The Google app for iOS now supports an iMessage extension to help you search and share GIFs, restaurants and videos, whenever you’re messaging a friend,” Google said in a blog post.

Google app is now working in iMessage

The company said that Google users could tap “Food” or “Nearby” options to share locations or perhaps perform a search which could be inserted in a conversation.

“Whether you’re messaging a friend about dinner plans or reading an article on sloths, sometimes you want to search for more information without having to drop what you’re doing,” the search giant added.

Moreover, the company said that Google app has three new features especially app that runs on iPhone and iPad.

And in case you don’t know, the Google app in iOS supports the iMessage extension already. This means that users could do a search and share things.

Apart from this, Google is also planning to build a related content feature that would recommend articles that a user is currently reading. What’s the good thing about the update now is that the related content feature works with any browser?

“On iOS 11, you can now drag and drop to quickly and easily move text, images and links to and from the Google app. If you’re reading a great article on the Google app, tap and hold to pick up the link and drag it into iMessage to share with a friend, or into Notes to save for later,” Google said.

Apple Releases Important iOS 11.2.6 Update

Cupertino-based Apple’s iOS 11.2.5 was criticised because of some bugs. Now the company has released the iOS 11.2.6. This begs the question if the iOS 11.2.6 fixes the serious problem in the previous mobile OS.

iOS 11.2.6 Details

 

If you are an iPhone 5S or later user running iOS 11.2.5, then most likely you can download the iOS 11.2.6. Aside from the iPhone, iPad mini 2 or later including the 6th generation iPod touch or later can download the latest iOS.

 

Normally, Apple is prompting users whose devices are compatible with the latest iOS versions. This includes iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and you can install iOS 11.2.6 automatically.

 

But if in some instances, the automatic download has not been triggered, you can trigger the update by going to Settings> General> Software Update.

 

Also, Apple iOS beta testers can download the latest mobile OS. Apple device owners can unroll their device for an update to appear. This is possible for Apple users running the major new iOS 11.3 beta.

 

As to the question, if iOS 11.2.6 has fixed some issues in the previous version of the iOS, users say that Apple fixed some issues. Apple’s iOS 11.2.6 has reportedly fixed the Telugu character vulnerability.

 

However, this problem is only felt by experienced by iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users running iOS 11.2.5.