Microsoft Edge Gets Built-in Ad Blocker On Ios And Android

Microsoft Edge Gets Built-In Ad Blocker On iOS And Android

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Edge browser for iOS and Android that’s going to appeal to those who don’t like seeing a lot of ads when they surf the internet. The company has revealed that it’s building Adblock Plus into its Edge browser which means that this popular ad-blocking extension will now be part and parcel of Edge for iOS and Android.

Microsoft has directly integrated Adblock Plus into Edge and it’s currently testing this integration with the beta version of Edge for Android. It’s also available for iOS users through the iOS test program. Microsoft will release the native ad-blocking experience to all users in the near future.

Brand New 'microsoft News' App Now Available On Ios & Android

Brand New 'Microsoft News' App Now Available On iOS & Android

These days we're starting to see more companies launch news platforms of their own. For example Google launched a revamped version recently, and with macOS Mojave, Apple has also extended its Apple News feature to the desktop. However it looks like Microsoft wants in on the news action as well.

Microsoft has recently announced the launch of a new app called Microsoft News. This is an app that will be available on both iOS and Android, and as the name suggests, this is an app that will deliver news to users. However as Microsoft points out, this isn't a brand new endeavor, but rather they are taking their experience and engine that powers and putting it into an app.

Google Maps For Ios & Android Now Lets Users Search Within Reviews

Google Maps For iOS & Android Now Lets Users Search Within Reviews

One of the features of Google Maps is reviews, where users can post reviews about the location which can come in handy if you're trying to find out more about it. However it looks like Google has made some changes where users will now be able to search within reviews itself for something specific.

According to the announcement, "You can search for things like ‘wheelchair' if you want to know more about the accessibility of a place or ‘vegetarian' if you'd like to know more about a restaurant's vegetarian options. Searching pulls up all of the reviews that mention what you searched for so you can find out more information from someone who has been there."

Ring Launches Its 'neighbors' App On Ios & Android

Ring Launches Its 'Neighbors' App On iOS & Android

Ring is the company that some of you might be familiar with as the company that specializes in home security equipment, such as its video doorbell. Now the company has announced the launch of a new app called Neighbors that basically leverages its technology and creates what might be described as a hi-tech version of a neighborhood watch program.

However the good news is that if you wanted to participate in Neighbors, you won't need to own any Ring hardware. Instead what the app does is that it leverages the social networking aspect of the Ring app where users will be able to leave photos and text responses on a map of their neighborhood. For example they will be able to leave notes to log any suspicious behavior they might have spotted which in turn will also alert other residents to it.

Intel Kills Off Remote Keyboard App For Ios & Android Citing Vulnerabilities

Intel Kills Off Remote Keyboard App For iOS & Android Citing Vulnerabilities

While Intel might be primarily known for their chipsets for desktop and laptop computers, the company has experimented with different forms of computing, such as the Intel NUC and the Intel Compute Stick. The company also launched an app for iOS and Android devices in the form of the Remote Keyboard that let users control said devices with their phones.

However it seems that Intel has decided to kill the app due to security vulnerabilities that have been discovered. Not only has Intel decided to discontinue it, but they have also issued a Product Discontinuation notice which recommends users to uninstall the app from their devices due to the vulnerabilities that were discovered.

Youtube Dark Mode Coming To Ios And Android

YouTube Dark Mode Coming To iOS And Android

YouTube added a dark mode to the desktop website last year and this gave mobile users hope that the company would bring a dark mode to the mobile apps as well. That’s finally happening today. YouTube has confirmed that it’s rolling out a dark mode for the iOS and Android apps. The dark theme won’t be activated by default so users will have to venture into the settings and enable it manually.

Users particularly like dark themes as it makes it easier to use apps in low light and in the dark. It was reported a couple of months ago that Google might soon bring a dark mode to its YouTube app after adding one to the desktop site last year.

Study Finds That Android Users Are More Loyal Compared To Ios Users

Study Finds That Android Users Are More Loyal Compared To iOS Users

When it comes to choosing a mobile platform, you really need to think about it properly because you will essentially be locked into that platform's apps and services. This is why it is understandable that despite their misgivings of certain hardware or software features, users tend to stick to one particular platform.

After all if you've spent hundreds, if not thousands in apps and services, why start from scratch, right? However when it comes to platform loyalty, it seems that despite Apple fans being known for their zeal, a study conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has found that Android users are apparently more loyal than iOS users.

Baldur's Gate: Siege Of Dragonspear Coming To Ios And Android

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Coming To iOS And Android

If you're a fan of BioWare's Baldur's Gate franchise, you might have heard that in recent years, Beamdog has taken over the development of the game and has revived the originals and brought it onto PCs and also mobile. While we're still waiting for a Baldur's Gate 3, you might be interested in learning that a new game for mobile has been released.

Dubbed Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, this is basically the mobile version of the PC release which was made available back in 2016. We guess after about 2 years the game is now ready for mobile, so better late than never, right? This also marks the first expansion that we're seeing for the game after more than a decade.

Cortana May Soon Arrive In Outlook For Ios And Android

Cortana May Soon Arrive In Outlook For iOS And Android

Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that it wants to integrate its digital assistant Cortana with as many of its products and services as it possibly can. Perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising to hear that the company has been testing Cortana integration within the Outlook app for iOS and Android. If Microsoft is satisfied with the results that it gets from this test then it may not be long before this functionality rolls out to all users across the globe.

The Verge reports that Microsoft is testing Cortana within Outlook for Android and iOS. It will enable users to listen to and respond to emails using their voice. This is going to be very useful for listening to emails while driving as Microsoft is said to be testing Cortana integration within Outlook that will work over Bluetooth and read out email messages aloud.

Xbox Party Chat Now Available On Ios, Android Devices

Xbox Party Chat Now Available On iOS, Android Devices

Late last year it was reported that Microsoft was testing out its Xbox Party Chat system for mobile devices. Since our phones are pretty much with us all the time, it makes sense that gamers can continue chatting with each other inside the app while on the go, and the good news is that the app has since been launched.

According to Microsoft's description, "The Xbox app brings together your friends, games, and accomplishments from across your devices. Stay connected to your gaming community on the go, control your Xbox One from the app, and buy new games from the store. With your gaming life all in one place, the Xbox app keeps you connected to the games and gamers that matter most."

Sony's App "sketch" Arrives On Ios

Sony's app "Sketch" arrives on iOSSketch is the social drawing app that, since 2014, has been the go-to application for millions of aspiring digital artists on Android. Now we’re excited to finally invite all creative iOS users out there to join in on the action.

Bandai Launches 'my Tamagotchi Forever' For Ios And Android

Bandai Launches 'My Tamagotchi Forever' For iOS And Android

If you grew up playing the Tamagotchi toys, you might have heard that over the years, Bandai has attempted to revive the franchise through a variety of means, such as through a smartwatch app and also re-releasing it as a physical toy. However if the idea of bringing around a toy isn't an idea that you relish, not to worry.

Bandai Namco has recently announced the launch of a new Tamagotchi app called "My Tamagotchi Forever". Note that this isn't the first time that Bandai has attempted to launch a Tamagotchi app for mobile devices. The company tried to do so back in 2013, but it looks like they're trying again.

New Tekken Mobile Game Announced For Ios And Android

New Tekken Mobile Game Announced For iOS And Android

If you're a fan of the Tekken franchise and wouldn't mind playing the game on your phone, you'll be pleased to learn that the folks at Bandai Namco have announced a new Tekken mobile game. The game will be available for both iOS and Android gamers, but it seems that at the moment it has been soft-launched only in Canada.

According to the game's description, "Tekken, the world's most successful fighting game franchise has been brought to mobile! Join Paul, Kazuya, Xiayou, Law, Panda, Nina, and all other famous fighters to engage in an intuitive, deep combat system featuring fighting techniques from all around the world. Take on the role of the Dojo Master, collecting, upgrading and battling with your favorite fighters from the legendary Tekken franchise!"

Next 'layton' Game Will Be Arriving On Ios And Android This July

Next 'Layton' Game Will Be Arriving On iOS And Android This July

If you love puzzle games then there's a good chance that the Professor Layton series of puzzle games might be familiar to you. The game has typically been released on Nintendo's handheld 3DS gaming console first before finding its way to other platforms, like mobile, but it seems that the next Layton title could be hitting mobile first.

As reported by Kotaku, the developers at Level-5 have confirmed that the next Layton game titled "Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy" will be arriving to the US on mobile first on the 20th of July. Note that this release date also applies to the 3DS version of the game, but the 3DS version will be launched in Japan first.