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Freezing time, possessing a member of the City Watch and manoeuvring him in front of his own bullets is a classic trick, but there are many others. One of the most unpleasant devices in your arsenal is the spring razor a kind of dirty mine packed with shrapnel and bits of bone that detonates when an enemy gets too close. But why wait? Lurk in the shadows and summon a swarm of rats, then stick a spring razor to one unfortunate rodent and watch it embark on a kamikaze course towards an unsuspecting group of guards. Squeak squeak boom. Cat Ellis - Downloads Editor Leonardo da Vinci is Q to Ezio Auditores James Bond. After providing Ezio with his first hidden blade, the brilliant and earnest inventor delivers a seemingly endless supply of tricked-out Renaissance vehicles and weapons, including a hidden gun, a fire-dropping hang glider, and even a tank (painstakingly developed and built, then destroyed in minutes).
Techradar
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XE Currency Free iOS , Android With over 55 million downloads, XE Currency is the most popular currency exchange rate app on the market, and with good reason. It gives accurate conversion rates for every currency worldwide, refreshed every minute and stored offline so that even if you lose internet connection, you can still use the app.
The Economic Times
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The team has increased Prime selection by 75% since launching the program nine months ago, increased fulfillment capacity for sellers by 26% already this year, announced 18 Indian Original TV series, and just last week introduced a Fire TV Stick optimized for Indian customers with integrated voice search in English and Hindi," Bezos said. His statement might also be a signal to new competitors and strategic investors seeking to enter the sweepstakes for online retail, which is expected to reach $50-60 billion by 2020 from about $16 billion now, analysts said. "As there is a lot of news in the market on the entry of new rivals, the statement by Bezos is Amazon's way of saying they are serious about India and are in this for the long term. The numbers shared by Amazon on downloads and increases in the consumer segment would also serve as signals to the competition," said Satish Meena, senior forecast analyst at market research firm Forrester Inc.
TechCrunch
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Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its Underground Actually Free program which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those that relied on in-app purchases but were otherwise free downloads. Though it promised long-term support when it debuted back in August 2015, Amazon today says the Actually... Read More
TechCrunch
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Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its Underground Actually Free program which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those that relied on in-app purchases but were otherwise free downloads. Though it promised long-term support when it debuted back in August 2015, Amazon today says the Actually... Read More
SiteProNews
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Facebook's latest policy update will help ensure only content creators reap the financial benefits of their videos. The social networking firm has announced new automated rules for its Rights Manager tool to better protect publishers from freeboating, a practice in which a user downloads someone else's ©-protected material with the intention of stealing clicks. The update enables content creators to find matches of their video content on Facebook via its revamped dashboard. Previously, the rights owner would review these matches in the dashboard to take action, Facebook product manager Xiaoyin Qu said in a blog post. To help make management more efficient for rights owners, we’re now enabling them to automate more of the process, and providing more options for what happens to matched content. This means that the rights owner can decide to set an action to happen automatically when a match of their content is found on Facebook, simplifying the process.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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IT PRO Desktop Software
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Ars Technica
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If Apple did get into the money transfer business, it would be a late entry into a crowded market, much as Apple Music was. But the sheer size of Apple's installed base and its ability to push these new services out to people quickly via an operating system update without needing to prompt for any new app downloads or account sign ups still shouldn't be underestimated. At last count in December, Apple's music service had racked up 20 million paid subscribers after a little less than a year and a half. This isn't too shabby compared to the 50 million milestone that Spotify just hit after a little more than eight years on the market, though that is up from 30 million in March of 2016 and 40 million in September. Apple Music obviously hasn't stopped Spotify from growing quickly, and an Apple-backed money transfer service wouldn't necessarily upend that market, either. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
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If Apple did get into the money transfer business, it would be a late entry into a crowded market, much as Apple Music was. But the sheer size of Apple's installed base and its ability to push these new services out to people quickly via an operating system update without needing to prompt for any new app downloads or account sign ups still shouldn't be underestimated. At last count in December, Apple's music service had racked up 20 million paid subscribers after a little less than a year and a half. This isn't too shabby compared to the 50 million milestone that Spotify just hit after a little more than eight years on the market, though that is up from 30 million in March of 2016 and 40 million in September. Apple Music obviously hasn't stopped Spotify from growing quickly, and an Apple-backed money transfer service wouldn't necessarily upend that market, either. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Daily Mail - Science
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The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has issued a new ruling that puts pirated streams on the same legal footing as illegal downloads, ending the debate over 'fully loaded' boxes.
CNET News
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After discovering a problem with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is temporarily blocking downloads of the update for some users.
TIME - Top Stories
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No surprises there. Wii U sales now sit at 13.56 million units , and with global production now ended , that's probably where they'll remain. We have done a lot of things to raise awareness about how the Switch experience can offer something new, and I am just relieved that consumers seem to have accepted it, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told the Wall Street Journal . He admits to some surprise over Zelda s uptake, but that it vindicates the view that a good game title will spur sales of the platform device. There's also Nintendo's smartphone initiative, whose current titles Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes have brought in revenue of 24.3 billion yen. Nintendo says Super Mario Run is closing on 150 million downloads, and though Fire Emblem Heroes has managed only a tenth that number, it's been more profitable.
TechCrunch
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Mobile applications saw a record number of downloads and revenue in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out this morning. Across both iOS and Android, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly 25 billion worldwide a figure that includes only new downloads, and not re-installs or downloads from prior quarters. Read More
Informed Comment
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Android Police
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The conventional wisdom is that limiting your app downloads to the Play Store will help you avoid malware. That's true for the most part, but every now and then we hear about something sketchy that fell through the cracks. For instance, the security firm Check Point says that a number of "game guide" apps in the Play Store were hiding malicious code, and they may have accumulated millions of downloads. Check Point has named this malware "FalseGuide" in recognition of its presence exclusively in guide apps. Read More Security firm Check Point says millions infected with botnet malware via Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Techradar - Reviews
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There arent any speed limits or caps on downloads, meaning you can max out your connection. As well as this, you can link the platform up to other newsreader services for greater flexibility. Unfortunately, when it comes to the user interface, Altopia does look somewhat outdated. Theres no sophisticated browser app here, and instead you need a degree of tech knowledge to operate the platform. Thats not to say its overly difficult, but its fiddly, to say the least. Customer service and pricing As is the case with rivals like Newsgroupdirect , you can receive incentives if you get other people to sign up to Altopia. All they have to do is purchase an account and mention your email address or ID. Youll then receive a free month of service, and multiple free months can be obtained if youre particularly diligent in recruiting.
Fast Company
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Only 5%, says Scott, have their own TV shows or cable specials. Laugh.ly gives them the ability to directly upload albums straight to the app. Were putting money into the pockets of working comedians, says Scott. The team finished the product within six months. Two weeks before launch, this past August, Laugh.ly won the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield competition and overnight, says Scott, the apps waiting list went from zero to 10,000 users. The week following launch, Apple iTunes Store editors featured it. Within 30 days, Laugh.ly had 100,000 downloads. In December, Laugh.ly announced it secured a $2.25 million seed round and staff increased to a total of 14. In February, the startup partnered with some of the biggest comedy clubs in the nation, including Gotham Comedy Club, to live stream comedic events and comedy festivals straight from the stage.
Copyblogger
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Doing this early will ensure that, when you do start running ads, you will have as many people as possible to retarget. Also, set up tracking for your primary conversions (sales, subscriptions, email list opt-ins, free ebook downloads basically any transaction with a thank you page) inside each platform, so you have that data available when you’re ready. 2. Define your strategy It’s tempting to get into the weeds with social media ads, but just like with most marketing channels, a smart strategy will have a bigger impact than any number of tiny, detailed tweaks. A good, basic ads strategy includes the following elements: Goal: What are you trying to do? Audience: Who do you want to do it? Tactics: How are they going to do it? And you dont have to start from scratch. In fact, it’s probably better not to start from scratch.
ZDNet News
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TechCrunch
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Apple just sent an email to members of the App Store affiliate program saying that App Store commissions will be reduced from 7 percent to 2.5 percent on May 1st thats a 64 percent cut. While this change will have no effect on App Store users, it has some implications on the App Store ecosystem. Many websites from the Apple community link to App Store downloads with a unique... Read More
CNET News
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Ars Technica
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