In-app social media games aren’t anything new. While you may or may not have the fondest memories of your parents asking you to cut their grass in FarmVille, games tied to social media platforms like Facebook and MSN are pretty big. Like … really big.So when Snapchat announced that they were going to be adding a games platform designed from the ground up for its socially connected dog filter app, I and many others were skeptical. Snapchat has had a rough time recently, from its rollercoaster stock prices, to its questionable security issues, and the general disinterest from younger consumers, Snapchat needed something to set itself apart from everyone else. At a recent event held by SNAP, the social media developer turned self proclaimed camera company unveiled a new direction for the app. Among the announcements for original programming, new spectacles, and filters for your dog. SNAP announced that it would be working alongside companies like … [Read more...] about Every Available Snapchat Game Reviewed
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PARENTS are being warned over an online "strip challenge" for the video game Fortnite. A UK primary school has issued an alert about the challenge, which could leave children "sharing indecent images" online. The Sun first documented the craze back in August, revealing how Fortnite fans were stripping off in YouTube videos. A play on "Strip Poker", the Strip Fortnite challenge involves removing items of clothing for each kill in the game. We found hundreds of videos – some with thousands of views – often including unwitting "girlfriends", who would strip depending on their boyfriend's Fortnite performance. Now Middleton St Mary's C of E Primary School in Leeds has issued an urgent warning to parents over the craze. "The School Nursing Team have suggested that we share the following information with you," wrote headteacher Naomi Wood. "Many of you may be aware of the risks and concerns around children playing the online game Fortnite, which has a 12 rating but is played … [Read more...] about Parents warned their kids could be stripping for strangers on Fortnite in sinister challenge
THE SNAPCHAT fad could finally be over as millions of users keep ditching the app. Daily users have been falling consistently throughout 2018, and one recent report suggested as many as 40% of staffers planned to leave the ailing firm. Snapchat unveils redesign with massive changes to friends, discover and swipe features Snapchat launched back in 2011, and quickly became one of the world's most popular social media apps. Its most beloved feature was the ability to share self-destructing images – making it hugely popular with teens. But the app entered rough waters this year after a re-design went down like a lead balloon with users. Super-star Snapchat user Kylie Jenner even paused her usage app over the design blunder (but has since restarted), wiping more than £1billion off the firm's share value. And the company's user-base has been shrinking ever since. In the first quarter of 2018, 191million people were using Snapchat every day. This fell to 188million in the second … [Read more...] about Is Snapchat DEAD? Millions ditch app months after re-design that made Kylie Jenner quit
SAMSUNG's rumoured foldable Galaxy X smartphone is at the centre of a massive leak that reveals its potential release date. The bendy device could be unveiled in February of next year, according to South Korea's financial newspaper The Bell. If accurate, that implies the next-generation handset will take the stage at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 trade show. It would also also see the Galaxy X beat Apple's rumoured foldable iPhone to market. The report gives us some juicy new details about the sci-fi smartphone, which was apparently shown off to the tech giant's partners at CES in January. That device (which may have been a concept rather than the final product) had a fold-in design with three 3.5-inch OLED displays. One of those screens is found on the outside of the handset, with two displays on the inside. The insane origami-style phone folds together to form a 7-inch screen at the front, claims the report – although it may be between 6 or 7-inches if we take … [Read more...] about Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X smartphone release date REVEALED? This is when the bendy blower is tipped to land
AMAZON is coming after your kids with a brand new smart speaker aimed at children. The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is a voice-controlled pod powered by the Alexa digital assistant – now rejigged to be child-friendly. The new model features bright and colourful cases, new parental controls, and a two-year "no questions asked" warranty for accident-prone youngsters. The protective rubber cases are available in red, green or blue paintjobs. But otherwise, the hardware looks identical to the existing Echo Dot – Amazon's smallest and cheapest (£49.99) smart speaker. Amazon is giving parents a new service called FreeTime with all Echo Dot Kids Edition speakers as standard. The free version of FreeTime gets you parental controls, allowing you to block out certain Alexa features. This means concerned parents can shut off news and shopping. But you'll also be able to deny access to third-party skills that connect to non-Amazon accounts – like Domino's Pizza or Uber. … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition revealed – will the smart speaker land in the UK soon?