Epic Games is giving away free Store version Overcooked

Epic Games Store раздаёт бесплатную версию Overcooked

Digital store Epic Games Store is offering a free version of the game Overcooked. Simulator co-op up to four players went out in 2016 and was developed by Studio Ghost Town Games and Team17.

To pick up a free copy Overcooked, you must register the account in the Epic Games Store and add the game to your library. It reaches 312 MB. Russian language support is missing.

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Players must work together to prepare meals in speed if you do it slowly, then customers will start to leave the restaurant. All in the game 28 kitchens, and the levels get harder as you progress.

It also became known that the next game giveaway of Epic Games Store will be a project in the style of steampunk Torchlight. Set it happens from July 12.

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Sale of apps on the App Store and Google Play grew over the year by 15%

Продажи приложений в App Store и Google Play выросли за год на 15%

Analytics service for mobile applications Sensor Tower has released a report on the first half of 2019. Users spent in the App Store and Google Play during this period of 39.7 billion — 15% more than in the same period of 2018.

In the App Store purchased apps on the amount of 25.5 billion, which is 13.2% more than last year, while the number of downloads has decreased from 15 bn to 14.8 bn (-1.4%). Google Play revenues amounted to $ 14.2 billion — an increase of 19.6% compared with the first half of 2018. The number of downloads also increased, by 16.4% to 41.9 billion.

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As for the games, the revenue for both stores amounted to a total of 29,6 billion (+11,3% compared to the previous year). Of them in the App Store — 17.6 billion (+7.8 per cent) and in Google Play 12 billion (+16.8 percent). The number of downloads of games has increased in total by 3,2% to 20.1 billion, while in the App Store dropped by 1.4% due to the slowdown of activity in China.

The most grossing applications:

  • Tinder (497 million dollars)
  • Netflix (399 million dollars)
  • Tencent Video (278 million dollars)

The cash game:

  • Honor of Kings (728 million dollars)
  • Fate/Grand Order ($628 million)
  • Monster Strike (556 million dollars)

Estimated revenue does not include advertising in the apps, local taxes, returns and purchases within applications (e.g., travel in Uber or purchase in the Amazon).

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Sensor Tower

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The speaker of the Federation Council proposed to ban the phones in schools

Спикер Совета Федерации предложила запретить смартфоны в школах

July 4 at the meeting of the presidential Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko has proposed to ban students wearing smartphones in schools. The speaker of the Federation Council argued that the schools do not have necessary conditions for storage devices that do not allow the children to focus on the educational process, reports TASS.

Matvienko in an interview with reporters, said that the problem of use in schools smartphone is delicate, it is impossible to solve tough restrictive measures. In her opinion, is necessary to create conditions for storage of gadgets, but in class a the students not to take them.

In General it is necessary to ban [the wearing of the phones] to school, probably because we have no conditions for storage. If someone with an expensive phone would be to walk, to leave, and then the phone will disappear, principals also will not take on this responsibility.

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova, speaking to Matviyenko has proposed to create a working group on the use of smartphones in schools. The office will prepare proposals to ban mobile devices during training sessions.

The speaker added that now instead of communicating, as it was before, the changes «take the phone, play games». Students, explains Matvienko, wean to communicate with each other, and the Internet is a «web that is easy to fall into gullible children’s souls».

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The Australian regulator has filed a lawsuit against Samsung

Австралийский регулятор подал иск против Samsung

Australian Commission on competition and consumer protection (ACCC) filed a lawsuit in Federal court against Samsung. It happened because of the advertising of smartphones, which the company did not specify the exact influence of water on the device.

Samsung Australia claimed that the Galaxy model phones are waterproof and have demonstrated their use in the ocean and pools. The Commission argues that [Samsung] had reasonable grounds for such claims, since there is no reliable data on the influence of water, including salt, on the performance and lifetime of the phones.

The lawsuit also States that the South Korean manufacturer refused to repair the device that was damaged after contact with water. That is why ACCC believe that Samsung is introducing users to the error, by showing them an unfair competitive advantage.

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Example of promotional materials

Under Australian law on the protection of consumers, manufacturers can’t mislead customers regarding the capabilities of their products.

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Huawei has patented the design of a smartphone with a camera under the display

Huawei запатентовала дизайн смартфона с камерой под дисплеем

Chinese company Huawei may be working on a smartphone with a camera under the display. This indicates a patent, registered by the German patent and trademark office, according to the portal WinFuture.

Manufacturer, apparently, tries to place the front camera so that it was seamlessly integrated into the user interface. The notification bar next to the sensor, located under the display, will vary depending on the applications.

 
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For example, when opening a certain application mode «Camera» next to the area where the sensor will appear the symbol of the regime. Also possible integration with other elements of the interface such as notifications from social networks and during the call.

The first prototype of a smartphone with podarennoe selfie camera Oppo introduced at the conference MWC 2019. The display uses a special transparent material, working with modified pixel structure, to allow light to reach the sensor. A camera under the display announced Xiaomi and Samsung.

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Review Motorola Moto G7 Plus: great again?

Обзор Motorola Moto G7 Plus: great again?

A decent time in the information space practically nothing was heard about the activities of the Motorola brand, more specifically brand, which is owned by Lenovo.

But then came the time when the remains of the former team remembered his past and began the development of modern devices. All smartphones of the brand still stand out against competitors, primarily due to the corporate circle for the camera.

I was able to spend some time with a brand new mainstream smartphone Moto G7 Plus, today I will share with you emotions.

Specifications Motorola Moto G7 Plus:

  • Dimensions: 157×75,3×8.3 mm, 176 g
  • Display: 6,2″, 1080×2270 (~405 ppi), 19:9, IPS
  • CPU: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 1.8 GHz, Adreno 509
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB constant, microSD slot up to 1TB
  • Camera: 16 MP, f/1,7 (rear) + 5 MP, f/2,2 (auxiliary), 12 MP (front)
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • OC: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Communication: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3G, 4G, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC

Design

Superficially, the device may resemble the old model of the Nexus line. A fully rounded body with curved corners and the same Board that now many manufacturers are trying to make straight.

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On the front panel is a screen, a speaker, a cutout for the front camera and large frame. And if the side can be used, then the upper and lower margins hurt the eyes. Still, competitors are not asleep, and many within the things are much better.

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Another worth noting beneath the inscription of Samsung. I want to remind you that even Samsung abandoned that practice. The recess to the left of the logo is not chipped or led, is a microphone.

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Back of the device looks great. Here we have, the feelings, the glass, which gave a noticeable rounding on the sides. The camera lens is located on the circular catwalk, which not only has a frame and internal text.

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Below the camera lies the fingerprint scanner, which hid the stylized letter «M». At the bottom of the rear panel fit the service information and a slot for another microphone.

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The right side of the device is completely empty. On the top you can find the slots for two type nano SIM and one microSD card. On the left side is power button and dual volume rocker. Bottom-placed main speaker, port, Type-C and a 3.5 mm jack.

Display

If you do not find fault with the framework, it is possible to ascertain the availability of decent 6.2-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution 2270×1080 pixels when the aspect ratio 19:9 and pixel density of 405 ppi.

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In fact, you can criticize only the black color: it there was a grayish. For the rest, it is difficult to fault. On the face of calm tones, with all the variety of colors. The high resolution ensures crisp picture that does not lose contrast at high angles between viewer and the screen.

Maximum brightness is not always enough to the sun, but that’s minimal, dark, more than enough.

Moreover, after activation of the device in the settings screen is set «rich». Fans of HDR and very bright colors would be boring.

Performance

The solution meets the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, assisted by 4 GB of RAM. And if the RAM is no question, that chipset is really weak.

In such a device, I want to see the power reserve. Yes, no special brakes were to play on the smartphone, too, will fail. It turns out that a mainstream device is not much and maybe performance, as well as representatives of the low price segment.

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The result in AnTuTu 117 484 «parrot» that is approximately between Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50, which we wrote earlier. While Geekbench also exposes the not very high evaluation, just 4770 points in the multicore test.

Soft

The manufacturer claims the pure Android 9 Pie, but few people know that on top of it still has the signature service Moto.

In order to change something in the interface, it is better to not climb into the settings and special application. That’s what I tried for 20 minutes to disable on-screen buttons. The device sensed my desire and gave me a prompt a tooltip with the link to the application.

In this program configures a variety of gestures to activate the camera and flashlight, then you can activate watching the view screen and there is a management regime «In the car».

Along with the device comes to you couple of services of «Yandex» in the form of apps and browser. But the Navigator I had to install it separately.

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In General, the operation of the firmware I got a positive impression. Except for the constantly falling off Bluetooth, which could not stay paired with the Mi Band 3, which was missing many of the important notice.

In addition, unnerved by the fact that even a simplified navigation bar remain visible in all applications. And it is not transparent, and a full bar at the bottom of which hid the band for management.

Camera

The main module, in addition to its interesting appearance, also has impressive characteristics. Lens on 16 MP with an aperture of f/1,7 is responsible for the picture quality, and a 5-megapixel sensor with aperture f/2,2 is used to measure depth.

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Portrait mode

Bunch has been quite successful. In the case of a portrait, the device fulfills not worse than their more expensive counterparts.

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In daylight shooting, any problems was not revealed. A honest white balance and good detail. The only algorithm explicitly tries to make the shots sharp maximum, which may receive the grain effect.

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At night, the sensor picks up enough light that you can see not just darkness, and the different tones in your environment. Happy to work with dark areas on their borders, the noise is not more than the rest of the photo.

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The front camera has a resolution of 12 MP. In the case with it, no excessive sharpness no. Moreover, it is, in my opinion, slightly lacking.

Carp can only to post-processing. When you take a photo and want to check it out in the gallery, first see the «Milou, and then the image is somehow connected. You can blame all not the most productive processor.

Experience

Back cover design looks very solid, whereby the device appears to be more expensive than actually is. The fingerprint scanner works fairly quickly. Rarely makes a mistake and understands exactly when you put your finger on it.

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Frame, though plastic, but copes with twisting. No crunch failed to materialize. Although the questions to the Assembly, there are, on our sample the front-facing camera is mounted to the left of the center of the window.

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Pleased with the presence of quick charge Quick Charge 4, thereby fully charging the battery is a 3000 mAh battery will take approximately 30-40 minutes. In this work the device will be able the whole day, showing about 6-7 hours of screen.

We can say that engineers pay attention to the market, because the European version got NFC. Together let’s hear it for the creators of the device!

The results

The average cost of Motorola Moto G7 Plus «Yandex.Market» is 22 990 rubles. Among the competitor, you can celebrate the new K20 Redmi and Huawei Honor 10i or P30 Lite.

This model is obviously good. On its side the design that just tends closer to the flagship segment, but this plays not the most powerful hardware.

Good screen, decent camera, NFC, quick charging. Lacking only the more nimble of the chipset. However, not much performance a user will receive a solid modern device.

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Apple filed an application for certification of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple подала заявку на сертификацию нового 13-дюймового MacBook Pro

Apple has applied to the Federal communications Commission of USA for certification of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The model got the number A2159.

No details were disclosed, except that the device will receive a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth. Also in the FCC database you can see a schematic picture of the bottom of the laptop.

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Model number A2159 is one of the seven was last month MacBook in the database of the Eurasian economic Commission. Among them were: A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182 and A2251.

Announcement of the device is expected within the September Apple presentation, or on a separate event in October.

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CD Projekt has denied the development of three games in the universe, Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt опровергла разработку трёх игр по вселенной Cyberpunk 2077

Representatives of the Polish of the Studio-game developer CD Projekt RED has denied previously appeared in the network information on the development of three projects in the universe of Cyberpunk 2077, as well as shared new details work.

Due to incorrect translation from the Polish, many publications reported that CD Projekt plans to release two product for Cyberpunk 2077. One of the games will be supposedly multiplayer titles. And the second is a kind of innovative project that needs to go out by the end of 2021. But it’s not.

There was a view that at the moment they work only five teams from Krakow and Warsaw. Three of them are engaged exclusively Cyberpunk, and two GWENT card game and an unannounced mobile project.

Some more insider information about Cyberpunk 2077 shared quest designer Paul Sasko.

Players can create characters from one of three possible origin stories of life that we call «life». You can be a «Nomad» (a Nomad), «Minions of the Corporation» (Corpo) and «Child of the streets» (Street Kid). All of them have different starting locations and backgrounds, which are closely intertwined with the main plot.

Cyberpunk 2077 was presented at a Microsoft conference in the framework of game E3 2019. The presentation was marked by a spectacular arrival on the scene of the actor Keanu Reeves, who played a major role in the project.

Pre-order the game already open in the digital stores GOG and Steam.

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Are srednebyudzhetnykh Vivo Z1 Pro with a battery of 5000 mAh and Snapdragon 712

Представлен среднебюджетник Vivo Z1 Pro с аккумулятором на 5000 мАч и Snapdragon 712

Chinese company Vivo introduced the Z1, Pro, start of sales which took place in India. The new triple main camera, Snapdragon chipset 712 and battery capacity of 5000 mAh.

Technical characteristics Vivo Z1 Pro:

  • Dimensions: 162,39×77,33×8,85 mm, 204 grams
  • Display: 6,53″, 2340×1080, LCD, 19,5:9
  • Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, 2.3 GHz, Adreno 616
  • Memory: 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB
  • Camera: 16+8+2 MP, f/1,78+f/2,2+f/2,4 (triple main), 32 MP, f/2.0 (front)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, fast charging 18 W
  • OS: Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS 9
  • Connection: microUSB, wifi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, LTE, Dual SIM, headphone Jack

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Back of the case is made of 3D-glass c gradient, the device is available in three colors: green, black and dark blue. The display is of 90.77% of the area of the front side of the smartphone. The selfie-camera is located in the hole in the top left corner and a fingerprint scanner at the rear.

Smartphone based on FunTouch OS 9 has a Multi Turbo to improve the overall performance of the device. To accelerate the graphics processor for gaming will allow Game function Turbo.

Buy Z1 Pro at the moment in India at the following prices:

  • Vivo Z1 Pro 4+64 GB – 14 990 rupees (~13 820 rubles)
  • Vivo Z1 Pro 6+64 GB – 16 990 rupees (~15 670 rubles)
  • Vivo Z1 Pro 6+128 GB – 17 990 rupees (~16 590 rubles)

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IDC: Honor — a leader in the supply of smartphones in Russia

IDC: Honor — лидер по поставкам смартфонов в России

Research company International Data Corporation (IDC) has examined the Russian market of smartphones in the first quarter of 2019. The leader in supplying mobile devices brand called Honor.

In the top five most popular smartphone three devices with the logo of Honor — 7A Honor, Honor and Honor 10 Lite 8X.

Just in the first three months of the year, Russia shipped 6.4 million smartphones, 8.2% higher than last year. In second place after the Honor of Samsung, then Xiaomi, Apple and Huawei. The total share of Huawei subsidiary Honor in the Russian market is 36%.

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