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"Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" were big hits. Has Netflix done it again with Luke Cage, hard-working street-level superhero? Join us for a live chat as we watch the first episode.

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Yandex.Disk is a Dropbox alternative worth checking out. If you'd like to add support for the Yandex.Disk cloud syncing solution to your Ubuntu desktop, read this tutorial.

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Iconoclastic tinkerers have a new toy: the popular BeagleBone Black single board computer just got a slight makeover. The new BeagleBone Black Wireless swaps out the 10/100 Ethernet port for some much-needed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. BeagleBone Black Wireless also has a new “system-in-package” chip which integrates the processor, GPU, microcontrollers, RAM, and storage, and has an open source design which should make it easier to create a custom version of the board.

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When 24-year-old author and entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira dropped out of NYU last year to participate in the Thiel Fellowship, the grant program launched by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, friends were puzzled by the move. For some, she recalls, the response was “you’re crazy!” Others were not only more understanding -- she even roped a few of them into joining her newest project, the San Francisco-based startup Forge that she launched after joining the fellowship. MUST SEE:  Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding Along with her brother Scott and friends Lloyd Jones as well as actress Talulah Riley -- who earlier this year filed for divorce from Elon Musk -- the venture they launched is built around an app focused on hourly workers in retail and quick-service restaurants. The app lets them pick the shifts they want and set their own schedules, and the operation behind it announced earlier this year it raised a $1.5 million seed round from backers that include Social Capital and Uber investor Sherpa Ventures. Brands the company works with include national names like Dunkin’ Donuts and Little Caesars’, among others. Riley told BGR she and Ferreira met at a GirlGeek panel years ago. “I'm always looking for brilliant ideas, opportunities, but it’s actually extremely rare that a fantastic idea is coupled with such a strong team,” she said. “Stacey had both experience and all the characteristics of a true entrepreneur.” So who is Ferreira and how does her company’s app work? Her professional experience has already included projects like co-founding the cloud-based password manager MySocialCloud, which got bought out by Reputation dot com. She also published a book last year, “2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World.” As for Forge, the way it works: Companies load existing part-time employees onto the platform. They can also post new job openings, receive applications as well as approving and denying those applications. Companies can also, among other things, schedule time on the Forge calendar for interviews with prospective employees and rate team members after each shift to build an up-to-date work history. “When my book came out, I went on a book tour and started speaking to a lot of college kids and high school kids and shared the stories of kids in the book,” Ferreira said. “And everyone I was talking to was like, this is amazing. I want to be my own boss. I want to feel like I’m an entrepreneur. I became really interested in that shift in attitude and what that means for the macro economy.” Around the same time she was considering all of this, two of her best friends graduated from Arizona State University. “They started working in retail,” said Ferreira, who also grew up in Arizona. “They started working hourly jobs. I talked to them about their day and kept hearing about how they have this issue with scheduling. One of my friends who works at a retail outlet was like, yeah, my manager hands me a schedule once a week, and if I can’t work that schedule I have to call and text a million other people to see who can come take my shift. “The more I kept hearing this from her, I started talking to a bunch of other people and realized it’s not just one thing. Fifty-eight percent of the American population works an hourly job. So we wanted to help give employees flexibility to work their own hours but still work at these traditional companies.” The name Forge was a natural choice because of the connotation to artisans, to entrepreneurs, to the idea of people crafting their own destiny that the team wants to convey. Its competitive differentiation? Ferreira points to what she says is a lack of talent and transparency around the hourly job market. Use Forge, for example, and among other benefits workers can know where they stand after every shift, getting a grade of sorts, so that issues aren’t allowed to fester. “As (Ferreira) started describing some of her ideas around the future of work, I knew that Forge was a noble cause -- helping individuals make a living wage through having flexibility over their work schedules,” Riley said. “It was something I started researching more and realized there’s a massive opportunity to use software to make life better for millions of people in America alone. “It would be amazing to live in a world where hourly workers feel satisfied with their work-life balance and empowered in their positions, where employees have the freedom to work as much or as little as they like on a schedule of their own choosing. That's the world Forge is building.” It’s not necessarily the sexiest-sounding application, but Ferreira likewise points to higher minded ambitions: “I don’t want my friends to ever miss their kids’ baseball game bc they have to work a shift. I want them to be there for things that matter, because life is short and people should be able to have that flexibility.”

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When 24-year-old author and entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira dropped out of NYU last year to participate in the Thiel Fellowship, the grant program launched by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, friends were puzzled by the move. For some, she recalls, the response was “you’re crazy!” Others were not only more understanding -- she even roped a few of them into joining her newest project, the San Francisco-based startup Forge that she launched after joining the fellowship. MUST SEE:  Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding Along with her brother Scott and friends Lloyd Jones as well as actress Talulah Riley -- who earlier this year filed for divorce from Elon Musk -- the venture they launched is built around an app focused on hourly workers in retail and quick-service restaurants. The app lets them pick the shifts they want and set their own schedules, and the operation behind it announced earlier this year it raised a $1.5 million seed round from backers that include Social Capital and Uber investor Sherpa Ventures. Brands the company works with include national names like Dunkin’ Donuts and Little Caesars’, among others. Riley told BGR she and Ferreira met at a GirlGeek panel years ago. “I'm always looking for brilliant ideas, opportunities, but it’s actually extremely rare that a fantastic idea is coupled with such a strong team,” she said. “Stacey had both experience and all the characteristics of a true entrepreneur.” So who is Ferreira and how does her company’s app work? Her professional experience has already included projects like co-founding the cloud-based password manager MySocialCloud, which got bought out by Reputation dot com. She also published a book last year, “2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World.” As for Forge, the way it works: Companies load existing part-time employees onto the platform. They can also post new job openings, receive applications as well as approving and denying those applications. Companies can also, among other things, schedule time on the Forge calendar for interviews with prospective employees and rate team members after each shift to build an up-to-date work history. “When my book came out, I went on a book tour and started speaking to a lot of college kids and high school kids and shared the stories of kids in the book,” Ferreira said. “And everyone I was talking to was like, this is amazing. I want to be my own boss. I want to feel like I’m an entrepreneur. I became really interested in that shift in attitude and what that means for the macro economy.” Around the same time she was considering all of this, two of her best friends graduated from Arizona State University. “They started working in retail,” said Ferreira, who also grew up in Arizona. “They started working hourly jobs. I talked to them about their day and kept hearing about how they have this issue with scheduling. One of my friends who works at a retail outlet was like, yeah, my manager hands me a schedule once a week, and if I can’t work that schedule I have to call and text a million other people to see who can come take my shift. “The more I kept hearing this from her, I started talking to a bunch of other people and realized it’s not just one thing. Fifty-eight percent of the American population works an hourly job. So we wanted to help give employees flexibility to work their own hours but still work at these traditional companies.” The name Forge was a natural choice because of the connotation to artisans, to entrepreneurs, to the idea of people crafting their own destiny that the team wants to convey. Its competitive differentiation? Ferreira points to what she says is a lack of talent and transparency around the hourly job market. Use Forge, for example, and among other benefits workers can know where they stand after every shift, getting a grade of sorts, so that issues aren’t allowed to fester. “As (Ferreira) started describing some of her ideas around the future of work, I knew that Forge was a noble cause -- helping individuals make a living wage through having flexibility over their work schedules,” Riley said. “It was something I started researching more and realized there’s a massive opportunity to use software to make life better for millions of people in America alone. “It would be amazing to live in a world where hourly workers feel satisfied with their work-life balance and empowered in their positions, where employees have the freedom to work as much or as little as they like on a schedule of their own choosing. That's the world Forge is building.” It’s not necessarily the sexiest-sounding application, but Ferreira likewise points to higher minded ambitions: “I don’t want my friends to ever miss their kids’ baseball game bc they have to work a shift. I want them to be there for things that matter, because life is short and people should be able to have that flexibility.”

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For the first time in a while, style and luxury shared center stage at the Paris Motor Show in the City of Lights.

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The latest drone flyover of Apple's new UFO-shaped "Campus 2" shows the Cupertino giant's new home in the final phases of construction.

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Hey, did you hear? The iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack! Sure, Apple included a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box, but that doesn't help when you want to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time. Enter a bigger, better dongle. The iLDock is still a Kickstarter with a lot of hurdles to clear, but if it makes it to market, it could be the best solution yet to the headphone jack problem. Of course, that's not saying a lot. DON'T MISS:  iPhone 8 isn’t even here yet and details are leaking about its successor The premise of the iLDock is simple: it's a tiny rectangle about the size of a couple quarters that plugs into the Lighting port on your iPhone 7. It then gives you a Lightning port and a 3.5mm jack to connect to. If you buy the bigger, more stupid-looking model, you also get a USB port and SD card ports. The impressive thing about this dock is how cheap it's being sold for. On Kickstarter pre-order (which has some serious caveats -- see below) it's going for $10, which is exactly $1 more than the official Lightning-to-3.5mm jack adapter from Apple. If the project delivers (and on time), that's an absolute steal. As I said, I have some reservations. The project is promising delivery in late November. Given that it hasn't started manufacturing yet -- and doesn't have the cash to do so until its Kickstarter ends in four weeks' time, that is a delivery goal somewhere between "ambitious" and "never gonna happen." A $10 price is also cause for concern. Officially, Apple won't say how much it charges to license the technology behind its Lightning port, but rumors put it at around $4 per accessory. Then you've got the cost of actually manufacturing the case, the headphone port, all the circuitry, shipping, Kickstarter's cut, and paying the people to produce the awful promo video. I'm struggling to see how that will be done for less than $10 per unit. The fact that the "lightening" port is also misspelt doesn't fill me with confidence, either. In any case, those misgivings haven't stopped hundreds of people spending thousands of dollars to pre-order dongles over the last 24 hours. Let's hope for their sake, as well as the future sanity of all iPhone 7 owners, that the iLDock pulls through.

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To make great coffee you need filtered water and fresh beans. To make coffee look great, you need ThinkGeek's Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press.

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Finding the right title for your HTC Vive on the Steam Store can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, thanks to Steam's rather open submission process. At its core, Viveport is simply a digital storefront where people looking for  virtual reality content can easily find it. Unlike the Oculus store, which has a closed ecosystem, Viveport, like the Steam store will have a fairly open platform.

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Donald Trump unleashes a Twitter storm on the former Miss Universe and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. There's no evidence a sex tape exists.

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Eat that, Ford Raptor.

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Is it better to use a mobile app or the equivalent mobile website when it comes to privacy? Researchers have an answer, and offer a privacy resource that rates 50 free online services.

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Apple, as opposed to Google , just doesn’t know how to kick back and relax sometimes. After a prank app called Phoneys skyrocketed to the top of the iMessage App Store charts, Apple informed the developer of the app, Adam Howell, that the app will be removed  in a week if he doesn’t implement some design tweaks that would fundamentally alter the appeal and overall utility of the app. For those unfamiliar, Phoneys is a fun iMessage app that let users send stickers designed to look exactly like the blue iMessage bubbles iOS users are accustomed to. The end result is that users can send their friends messages and make it seem as if they were the ones who sent it. DON'T MISS:  Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding As Sara Perez noted , “And thanks to the new layering feature in the updated version of iMessage, you can place these stickers — which say things like “ My political views are totally wrong ” or “ I have terrible taste in music ” — overtop your friend’s message to make it look like they texted these self-deprecating statements to you.” Intrigued, I actually paid for the app earlier this week and, suffice it to say, it’s a whole lot of fun. Now the app doesn’t work exactly as advertised because the font within the iMessage bubble is bigger than it should be. What’s more, the placement of the sticker itself isn’t always aligned correctly. Nonetheless, it still makes for a fun, if not confusing prank to pull on friends. Alas, it turns out that Apple wasn’t on-board with the shenanigans. Detailing Apple’s reaction, Howell recounts ( via Medium ) a phone conversation he had with Apple. Bill was nice, but to the point. Apple’s lawyers weren’t happy that Phoneys got through the review process. The stickers couldn’t be blue or green, they couldn’t use San Francisco as the typeface, and the app could no longer be marketed as a “prank” app, because Apple doesn’t approve prank apps (even though I myself had never used the word “prank” when marketing Phoneys, others did, and I certainly understood where he was coming from). They were not going to pull the app, Bill made sure to emphasize. They’d give me a week, until next Thursday, to fundamentally change it so that the bubbles looked nothing like iMessage bubbles, instead looking something closer to “comic book cartoon bubbles”. I said okay, thanks a lot Bill, and that was the end of the conversation.   All that said, you might want to grab the app here while it’s hot ... and still available.

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If you're a Yahoo user, you already know that 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised by malicious hackers, and that you should reset your Yahoo password. What Yahoo didn't tell you was that you may also need to unlink, and then relink, all the mobile devices that access your Yahoo account. As Dustin Childs and Simon Zuckerbraun of Trend Micro pointed out in a recent blog post, even if you've reset your regular password, malicious hackers may have already give their own mobile devices permanent access to your account.

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The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide if a federal law that bans the trademarking of "disparaging" terms constitutes a free speech violation, Reuters reports. The case in question involves a Portland-based band called The Slants, who were denied a trademark because their band name is a racist term for people of Asian descent. The court's decision could impact the ongoing legal battles of the Washington Redskins, who have also challenged the law.

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When Star Trek Beyond hit theaters, Simon Pegg wasn’t shy about discussing how the film was an attack against surges in xenophobia and nativism in the US and UK — and now Pegg, director J.J. Abrams, and cast and crew from all corners of the Star Trek universe are speaking out as part of a group called Trek Against Trump. In an open letter posted to Facebook yesterday, the group made its case, stating that Star Trek has always portrayed an inclusive future, where "people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others." The racially charged presidential campaign of Donald Trump "stands in complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe," the letter says, before urging voters to register at Rock the Vote so they can oppose Trump’s candidacy.

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Moment The iPhone 7 is all about the camera. You knew that. But maybe you need more than the iPhone 7 Plus's dual cameras to capture a perfect photo. Moment announced today that its lenses now officially work with the iPhone 7, even with the 7 Plus’s dual cameras, though the lenses only cover the wide-angle camera.The lens choices include a wide lens, tele lens, superfish lens, and a macro lens. They all cost $99.99 and require either a Moment Case or Moment Mounting Plate. The Mounting Plate costs $9.99, and the case will be $49.99 when it's eventually announced. ...

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Now that Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been released, it has become impossible to make an objective argument that the new handsets are "boring." We saw that narrative all over gadget blogs ahead of the phones' release but as we repeatedly reminded readers, you can never judge a book by its cover when it comes to iPhone leaks. In the end, we were correct; Apple's new iPhone's look just like we thought they would thanks to all those leaks, but leaks never paint a complete picture. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the fastest phones in the world by a huge margin, and they feature new cameras that are easily among the best out there. While the iPhone 7 as a whole is anything but boring, the phone's design is certainly disappointing to many users who aren't happy being stuck with the same look for the third year in a row. Some users have decided to buy a new iPhone anyway and others may skip this year's new model, but one person took matters into his own hands. DON'T MISS:  Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding We've seen several videos from YouTube user "PeripateticPandas" in the past, and they have all had one thing in common: iPhones were destroyed. Mercilessly. We saw this YouTuber fix Bendgate , eliminate the iPhone 6's protruding camera , and even transform an iPhone 6s into an iPhone 7 . Keeping true to form, the channel is back with a new video focusing on Apple's latest iPhone. This time around, the goal was to create the redesigned iPhone 7 that everyone was hoping for in 2016. The full video is embedded below and please, don't try this at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y33yz5CFoSg

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Sites and apps are popping up to help refugees learn German, navigate the country and meet locals.

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Updating to iOS 10 is pretty simple for end users, though it's not a breeze for IT teams, which might have to update hundreds of devices. Apple Configurator 2 can help.

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A new California law allows self-driving vehicles to be tested on public roads with no human backup. The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/2dBBS6Y ) that under the bill signed into law ...

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Speaking to the Empire Podcast, the film’s star Alexander Skarsgård revealed that Netflix will be distributing the movie. Jones has worked for years to try and get Mute made, and Netflix’s distribution should bring it to a much wider audience. Mute is set in a futuristic Berlin, and will take place in the same world as his debut film, Moon.

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We've arrived at the finish of yet another week, but you can't leave work or school and enjoy your weekend without one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. There are still some freebies in Thursday's post if you want to check them out , but today we've got nine fresh apps for you. Remember, these sales could end at any time so be sure to check them out soon. DON’T MISS:  Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. LEDit Normally $1.99. LEDit turns your iPhone/iPad into an awesome ticker display. It’s the perfect app to communicate with your friends in noisy bars, parties or concerts. Also in places where shouting would be inappropriate such as meetings, classes or libraries. Use LEDit to: - Pick up girls/boys. - Order drinks in crowded bars. - Tell your coworkers how bored you are during a meeting. - Support your sportsball team. - Let lousy drivers know what you think of them. - Send song requests to the DJ. - Talk to your dentist during a procedure. - Greet passengers at the airport. - Communicate with the hearing impaired. - The possibilities are endless! Featured by Apple (Staff Picks) in 10+ countries ** Top 1 Overall in 20+ countries ** Download LEDit i2Reader Normally $5.99. i2Reader is an innovative and award-winning eBook reader! Among the features: - Support of EPUB (DRM-free), PDF, RTF, HTML, FB2, MOBI, DOC and plain text formats; - Customizable styles; - Dictionary support (starDict format) for quick word lookup; - Extremely user-friendly interface; - One-way built-in FTP server to upload books and dictionaries to i2Reader; - One-way built-in Web server to upload books and dictionaries from your computer; - Support for cross-platform Calibre tool to upload books to i2Reader; - Custom-made PDF rendering engine that reformats the text from PDFs for easier reading on the iPhone screen; - Autoscroll; - Auto-hyphenation; - Display and save of inline images in the books; - Integrated Web browser to quickly download books from the Internet; - Bookmarks; - Table of Contents; - Landscape and fullscreen modes; - Book groups. Download i2Reader PicEraser Normally $1.99. This app helps to remove the background of any picture of yours and maintain transparency with just few taps. With Background Eraser you can easily remove background from your photos & save the transparent image in Png or Jpg format! Features ========= - Add Background Photo - Remove & Change your photo background - Undo-Redo features! - Restore/Reverse Tool! - Save as Png or Jpg format! # PNG/ JPEG File Selection - Selecting size of output picture (PNG_transparent background,JPEG_white background) # Share Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Mail, Other Apps Download PicEraser Crystal Adblock Normally $0.99. Start blocking ads on Safari immediately. Ad blocking loads pages 4x faster, saves up to 50% of your data and much more! Crystal Adblock is easy to use and makes the browsing experience on your iPhone and iPad much more enjoyable. *Block all annoying ads on your iPhone and iPad* Ads will no longer clutter the small screen of your mobile device. Browse your favorite webpages without distractions from annoying banners and pop-ups. *Save up to 50% of your data* Ads can consume a really high percentage of your data plan. By blocking ads, Crystal Adblock helps to optimize the usage of your data for the online activities that matter to you. *Load pages 4x faster & enhance battery life* Browsing is sped up considerably with Crystal Adblock. The duration of your device’s battery life is also rapidly improved. *Stay safe and secure* Did you know that ads can hide malware and tracking? Protect yourself from these risks by using Crystal Adblock. A few words from satisfied users: ***** I couldn't be more pleased with how well this app performs ***** Simple, cheap and does what it says it does. Can't get better than that!! ***** Completely satisfied! You won't regret buying this app for less than a dollar. ***** Makes the Internet usable again . ***** SO NECESSARY Get Crystal Adblock now and enjoy ad-free browsing! Download Crystal Adblock Maze Zen Normally $1.99. Maze Zen introduces classic circle mazes to iOS in a beautifully designed game on iPhone and Apple Watch. Navigate designed mazes by tilting the screen to move the ball through the maze towards the center. After each maze is completed, a simple meditation will become visible to read and reflect on. The overall experience of playing Maze Zen is tranquil and relaxing. You can even change the maze color to match your mood using a pinch gesture on iPhone or digital crown on Apple Watch. There's also a super difficult mode called Zen Master mode that can be enabled by changing the color all the way to black. Playing Zen Master mode will surprise you with the extra-sensory skills required to blindly navigate to the center of the maze. If you complete a maze in Zen Master mode from beginning to end you'll become immortalized in the Zen Master leaderboards!! If you like being creative, click the Create button on iPhone and use the elegant maze creator to create a maze of your own! Simply click anywhere on the maze to create a hole or drag a line between rings to add a wall. You can even add a simple meditation for the community to read when they complete your maze. When you are finished with a maze it will be shared with the entire global community! Maze Zen is a simple and fun game that will relax you and make you think! Download Maze Zen Timenotes Normally $0.99. Timenotes is an app that allows you to create a reminder which will count years, days, hours, minutes and seconds to or since some of your special dates. ===================== TOP10 Paid Lifestyle In Russia TOP15 Paid Lifestyle in China TOP15 Overall in Malta TOP25 Paid Lifestyle in the USA If you have any questions and ideas for app improvements (usability, translation, interface) — please email your feedback to [email protected] Remember, your feedback is very important to us and will be used to improve our apps. If you find any bugs, or if you experience any crashes, then we would very much like to hear about the issue. ===================== "Beware: you’ll probably find yourself setting countdowns for everything, just to get another chance to stare that gorgeous user interface." — TheAppleBites.com FreeAppReport.com Featured App! Download Timenotes He Likes The Darkness Normally $0.99. Jump on the platform, don't touch on enemies! Go to the top, become the leader of the world ranking! Features: - 5 characters - Online leaderboard - 100 levels Gameplay: - Don't touch on enemies, don't fall! - Collect stars to open the portal to the next level - Collect coins to unlock new characters Download He Likes The Darkness Tower of Fortune Normally $0.99. People say - A surprise gem of RPG - by Missattha - Excellent Slot/RPG game with unique art and addicting gameplay - by BazookaTime - Fun, Addictive and stylish - by Anne Packrat - Classic retro game - by Shaolean - Terrific RPG hybrid - by Retr0spective - Amazingly addictive - by Won'tgetfooledagainson - Old school with a twist - by Ricepirate Mick Lauer - I'm hooked - by Monster Party - Deeply engrossing game - by David Magallon - Highly enjoyable - by Pyong Review - A Reel Good Time For RPG Fans - by Toucharcade, 4/5 - ... it's a hard game to put down once you've mastered its secrets - by AppSpy, 4/5 - ... it's just really freaking addicting and clever - by 148Apps, 4/5 Appstore Customer Ratings Average rating for all versions: 4.5/5 ----------------------------------------------------------- Tower of Fortune is a retro-style slot machine/RPG. You play as a retired hero and lived with daughter peacefully. Until one day, an unknown power from the mystic tower took her away. This force the hero to draw the sword again and fight for his daughter. Features - One button gameplay, easy to learn and no tutorial needed - Retro pixel graphics and funny animation - RPG mechanics such as combat, powerful equipment from defeated boss, level up and skill upgrade system, hero transform and much more... - 4 slot machine game: Combat in the tower, Treasure in the chest, Fight the scum family, and Rest in the tavern - Customize your camp with various options such as dungeon scene, cauldron and mystic pet - 39 kind of enemies want to stop you to find the truth - 37 powerful equipment from the ancient god to collect - 39 random combat quest and 12 random tavern quest to challenge - 3 different game ending to discover in first character's storyline - Endless spin and fun! Download Tower of Fortune MarchQuest Normally $4.99. Introducing MarchQuest: An Immersive Role-Playing Fitness Game. Walk or Run through the real world to be the Hero of MarchQuest. With MarchQuest, every real world step you take unlocks immersive story and gameplay on your iPhone. MarchQuest’s unique design integrates storytelling with a role-playing game experience complete with animated 3D characters, Triple-A quality voice-over and choices that matter. MarchQuest also tracks and gamifies fitness through distance, time, pace, steps and calories burnt. "...there's something very charming about MarchQuest." -PocketGamer WHAT PLAYERS ARE SAYING “Great use of art, voice and music to create an immersive running experience!!!” “Makes working out so enjoyable and the story is totally addictive!” “It’s the perfect mix between Habitica, Pokémon Go and Zombies, Run! Download this, it’s worth it! Go on the Quest!” “[It is] like Zombies, Run! or Pokémon Go mixed with Game of Thrones or the Lord of the Rings!” STORY MarchQuest’s story is set in the fantasy world of Vale where you take on the mantle of “The Marchwarden”, a mythic hero called from Earth. However, the foreign world you enter is one plagued by civil war. To become that Hero, you must traverse the lands of Vale in your struggle to unite and win the hearts of the people or see the world of Vale fall to ruin. Along your heroic adventure you will meet an intriguing cast of characters and companions who join you on your quest. Each Quest begins and ends with an RPG-style dialogue sequence where your choices shape the story. Your deeds will be noticed! Download MarchQuest

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Google's ridesharing ambitions appear to be growing. Anyone in the San Francisco area can now hail a ride through the Waze app.

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