Welcome to the 239th version of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the large headlines from this week:
- PUBG Corp is suing NetEase. NetEase introduced Rules of Survival and Knives Out, two video games which are remarkably very similar to PUBG Mobile. In truth, they have been so an identical that folks concept they have been in truth PUBG. Both video games employ a lot of PUBG’s mechanics, together with the pre-play zone, sky diving into the battlefield, shrinking combat zones, and extra. We’ll see how this one seems as smartly.
- To the wonder of no person, Apple’s App Store continues to make far more cash than Google Play whilst Google Play accrues extra downloads. The handiest factor that adjustments 12 months-to-12 months is by means of how a lot. This 12 months, the App Store out-earned Google Play by means of about 85%. The hole continues to shrink slowly, however it’ll nonetheless be a very long time earlier than Google catches up.
- Some hackers led to havoc on YouTube this week. They won get admission to to a few of Vevo’s accounts. From there, they took down movies, publish other movies, and led to all forms of issues. The hack had not anything to do with YouTube, fortunately. It was once all on Vevo’s finish, in step with YouTube. Vevo has since patched the vulnerability and are running to position their channels again in combination.
- ESPN introduced a brand new streaming carrier this week. The carrier calls itself ESPN Plus and it prices $5 monthly. According to ESPN, it provides content material for MLB, NHL, boxing, football, school sports activities, PGA, and plenty of others. The NFL and NBA are noticeably absent, although. We consider that issues to many sports activities lovers. Those have a 30-day loose trial forward of them to test it out. This would possibly in truth be lovely first rate so long as you don’t thoughts no longer having American soccer or basketball.
- Hulu and Spotify teamed up for a brand new bundled bundle. You can now get Spotify and Hulu for $13 monthly. The deal comprises Spotify’s top rate carrier in addition to Hulu’s top rate enjoy with commercials. That’s no longer a foul deal. There is a catch, although. For now, the deal is handiest to be had for Spotify top rate participants. That must open up someday, although.
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Knife Hit is a straightforward cell recreation by means of Ketchapp. The function is understated. You throw knifes at a block of picket till it breaks. There are apples to hit as smartly. The recreation options more than a few unlockable knives and boss fights as smartly. That’s about it for this one, in reality. It’s no longer overly deep and you most probably would possibly not play it for masses of hours. However, this is a vintage cell phone recreation that is just right for a couple of mins of time killing. It is a freemium app, however even then it isn’t dangerous in any respect.
Base Calculator and Converter is what the title implies. It’s a calculator in addition to a converter software. For the calculator aspect, it does the fundamentals and likewise helps binary, octal, hex, and base numbers as much as 36. It too can convert numbers in a single base to numbers in some other base if wanted. This app is quite new. We examined it, however there are possibly insects that we neglected. We additionally admire the funny story that 1/thrice 3 equals one. Nice contact. In any case, the app is totally loose and not using a in-app purchases or commercials that lets see.
FishingStrike is a unprecedented, new fishing recreation. It provides first rate graphics, more than a few fishing places, 500 sorts of fish, and extra. The recreation feels, performs, and acts like maximum freemium fishing video games. However, this one has an AR/VR viewing mode. The fishes you catch are added to an aquarium. You can view this aquarium in both AR or VR as you select. That’s a relatively neat and unusual function. The loot chests, however, are so commonplace and drab that it drags down an differently stress-free enjoy. It’s a just right recreation, however it is a recreation with a cut-off date earlier than there’s much less amusing and extra grinding.
Browsery is a brand new app from Barnes & Noble. It’s a social community of types for readers. You log in, make pals, get suggestions, solution some amusing questions, and do different issues. It additionally we could you pattern and buy books from Barnes & Noble immediately. The app is new and has a couple of problems. However, other people appear to love it up to now. Of direction, it is but some other social community. However, this one most probably would possibly not take your time up like Facebook or Twitter would. There are those that do not like crowd sourcing their studying. That’s high-quality, to each and every their very own. Functionally talking, the app does what it says and it is usually loose.
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is a horror recreation by means of the similar builders of the preferred Slayaway Camp. This recreation is a horror-puzzle recreation with over 100 ranges throughout 8 levels (or episodes). They function Jason, police officers, traps, homicide, gore, and unlockable guns. The recreation has quite a lot of acquire choices. However, any acquire, regardless of how affordable, eliminates the promoting. We additionally preferred that the sport introduced on a Friday the 13th. Kudos, Blue Wizard. In any case, the sport is just right if you like horror video games and puzzle video games.
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