Instagram Testing Separation of Messaging Into Standalone App

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For folks in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay, Instagram is testing a separation of messaging from its photo sharing service. The app is called Direct, and essentially, it’s like Facebook’s move to remove Messenger from the standalone Facebook app. When Direct is installed, the messaging function of the Instagram app disappears. Much like Snapchat, when you open Direct, it goes directly to the camera to help promote sharing. Beyond that, there’s just 2 screens, one for direct messages and one for your profile plus settings ...

Roll over stuff in Amazing Katamari Damacy out now

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It’s quite incredible that a franchise about rolling over stuff to make yourself bigger is so popular. Yet here we are, with the latest iteration Amazing Katamari Damacy out now on Android. As ever, you’ll roll over thousands of objects to collect them and increase your high score. Why? To help the prince save the world of course. Whatever else?! Amazing Katamari Damacy is out right now on Android You have to help your royal relatives to complete each level in order to help the king of All Cosmos to ...

Monarch sim sequel Reigns: Her Majesty is out now

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What’s better than Reigns? More of it of course! Fortunately for you, that’s exactly what DevolverDigital has just delivered with the sequel, Her Majesty. As the name suggests, Her Majesty this time places you in the dainty sleepers of the queen. The game world has also changed considerably, as the renaissance has hit the world. Reigns: Her Majesty is out right now on Android Just like before, you’ll swipe left and right to make a bunch of decisions to try and stay in power. You’ll also collect a bunch of persistent items that will ...

Here are 10 Paid Icon Packs That are Free for a Limited Time

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Looking through Google Play, there’s a number of paid icon packs that can be downloaded for free at the moment, so we’ve compiled a list to help you discover something you might enjoy. Each of these packs ranges in price from $0.75 to $1.99+, so the fact that they can be had for free is pretty sweet. There’s a lot of variation, too. If you want something super colorful, you can try out Nougat Square, or for something a bit more tame, check out Minimal Colors. ...

Vine Co-Founder Teases Vine 2

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Twitter announced that Vine would shut down last year, with many across the internet quite upset about it. Today, though, the internet has reason to be happy, as one of the founders of Vine is ramping up hype for what could be Vine 2. In a tweet from last month, Dom Hofmann stated, “I’m going to work on a follow-up to Vine,” but didn’t provide too many details, with exception to a followup tweet that said the project would be self-funded. We aren’t exactly sure if this ...

Valve has announced a Portal Bridge Constructor spin off

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If you had to guess what franchise Portal would most likely cross over with, it wouldn’t be Bridge Constructor. Yet that’s exactly what Valve has just announced. Bridge Constructor Portal is that very game, and it’s coming to Android on December 20th this year. Bridge Constructor Portal is coming to Android on December 20th How will it work? Well, it’s a physics puzzler much like the previous Bridge Constructors. Where this differs though, is it uses the location, art style, and a few of the mechanics from Valve’s puzzler. These include the companion cube, repulsion and propulsion ...

Minecraft like Portal Knights is out now on Android

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Portal Knights is a sandbox craft ’em up like Minecraft but with a cleaner and less blocky visual style. Oh, and it just launched on Android as a premium title. It’s just like Minecraft in that you’ll wander around in third or first person, breaking down stuff to gather resources, and crafting stuff with them. This could be buildings, equipment, or a rollercoaster. The world is truly your oyster in a sandbox experience like this. Portal Knights is a Minecraft like sandbox game out now on Android Where Portal Knights differs, is in that you can ...

HBO GO Android TV App Updated to Support Google Assistant

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For those who still watch HBO even when everyone’s favorite incest and dragon-packed show isn’t in season, you’ll be happy to learn that both the HBO GO Android TV app and standard HBO GO app for phones/tablets received updates this week. The big change is for the Android TV version, as it receives support for voice controls via Google Assistant. For example, watchers can control playback and use search functions all by using their voice. Basically, anything that allows me to not use a virtual keyboard ...