Rovio Entertainment, maker of the 10-year-old Angry Birds mobile game series, on Friday reported a 160 percent jump in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, helped by increased player engagement amid COVID-19 lockdowns. “We reached record high games revenue driven by the strong performance of our key games,” CEO Kati Levoranta said in a statement. Adjusted operating
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WhatsApp is a popular choice for greetings of any kind, and Independence Day 2020 is no exception. Users will throng groups and chats with messages today, wishing each other, sharing patriotic messages, and even stickers and GIFs. Stickers in particular, have become a popular choice of expression, especially during special occasions and festivals.  Therefore, on this
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Apple and Alphabet’s Google on Thursday removed popular video game Fortnite from their app stores for violating the companies’ in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuits challenging the two companies’ rules. Apple and Google cited a direct payment feature rolled out on the Fortnite app earlier on Thursday as the
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Chinese firms like Xiaomi are facing delays getting approvals from India’s quality control agency for their goods, five industry sources told Reuters, as the business environment deteriorates after a clash on their Himalayan border. Greater scrutiny of Chinese imports follows calls for boycotts from Indian nationalist groups linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party,
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Fortnite maker Epic Games has used a famous Apple advertisement against the iPhone maker in a social media campaign accompanying a legal battle it launched on Thursday. Epic’s “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite”, shows a colorful female Fortnite fighter running through a black-and-white corridor and hurling a unicorn-shaped club against a screen showing an Apple-headed character talking about
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Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition has been announced by Xiaomi for the Chinese market. Xiaomi is calling it the world’s first mass-produced transparent TV that is a mixture of “cutting-edge display technology and exquisite industrial design.” It comes with a full-HD OLED panel with high refresh rate and colour accuracy. The Mi TV Lux Transparent
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Upon their release, both the snowboarding game Alto’s Adventure and its sandboarding sequel Alto’s Odyssey were praised more for their atmosphere, the visual style, and the aesthetic, than the basic gameplay. Among the adjectives used by critics then to describe the two games were “laid back”, “mellow”, “relaxing”, and “soothing”. It’s almost as if the
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With the quality of smartphone cameras these days, everyone’s a photographer now. But some of us take this hobby more seriously than others, and some even make money from smartphone photography. Whatever kind of smartphone photographer you are, you’re probably on Instagram. But what if you’re bored of seeing over-the-top food pics, selfies, and other
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Intel has announced new details of its upcoming consumer CPU and GPU product lines, as well as 3D Xpoint memory, the 10nm manufacturing process node, future chip packaging technology, software, and much more, in its virtual Architecture Day 2020 seminar. Senior engineers including Raja Koduri, who is a company Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, and
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‘Apple One’ is reportedly coming as Apple’s new way to boost its services business. According to a report, the Cupertino-based giant is preparing a series of bundles, allegedly referred to as ‘Apple One’ that will let customers subscribe to several digital services at a comparatively low cumulative cost. Citing people familiar with the matter, the
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