2021 October

Month: October 2021

14th October, 2021

Here’s how playing PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 will work

The PlayStation 5 offers backwards compatibility for the existing PlayStation 4 lineup of games, meaning you’ll be able to play almost any PS4 game you already own on the new console. Some games will also offer the option to upgrade to a proper PS5-optimized next-gen title, like Cyberpunk 2077 or...

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13th October, 2021

Microsoft snubs Apple’s olive branch to cloud gaming: ‘a bad experience for customers’

Apple issued new App Store rules earlier today, permitting game streaming services like xCloud or Stadia to exist on iOS or iPadOS with a big catch. Apple wants companies like Microsoft to individually submit their games as separate apps using its streaming tech. Microsoft and Google are free to create...

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13th October, 2021

Google Photos might put some editing features behind a subscription paywall

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google Photos is a superb photo management and editing app. As it has grown in popularity, Google has made the occasional attempt to monetize Photos — most recently by launching a subscription service where customers receive a selection of 10 printed shots every...

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13th October, 2021

Crysis Remastered will beat next-gen consoles to the punch with ray tracing on Xbox One and PS4

Image: Crytek We already knew that Crysis Remastered would support ray tracing if you had the PC hardware to run it. However, ahead of the release on PC and current-gen consoles, Crytek announced this week that, for the first time, in this console generation, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One...

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13th October, 2021

24 Back to School Crafts for Preschoolers with Cutting

Click here to read 24 Back to School Crafts for Preschoolers with Cutting on Hands On As We Grow® Celebrate this time of year with back to school crafts for your preschooler. These all have cutting elements in it to practice scissor skills. My kids are officially back to school...

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13th October, 2021

New test lets some people view Instagram stories directly through Facebook

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some Facebook users have recently noticed that they can now watch their Instagram stories right from within the main social network app. Facebook has long allowed (and encouraged) cross-posting of Instagram stories to Facebook to help build momentum for its own version of...

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13th October, 2021

TikTok competitor Triller found allegedly inflating its user numbers

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Would-be TikTok competitor Triller has allegedly inflated its monthly active user numbers, according to a report published in Business Insider. In the last month Triller — a short-form video app that has attracted a number of TikTok stars, including the most popular person...

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13th October, 2021

Starbucks says nearly a quarter of all US retail orders are placed from a phone

Almost a quarter of all transactions at Starbucks stores in the US are mobile orders through the company’s app, an earnings document revealed yesterday. Ordering ahead through the Starbucks app is the company’s suggested way to get in and out of its locations faster during the pandemic, hopefully making it...

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13th October, 2021

Scented Ice Sensory Play: An Easy Activity for Kids

Click here to read Scented Ice Sensory Play: An Easy Activity for Kids on Hands On As We Grow® Try this super easy DIY scented ice sensory play activity for kids! Summer is a wonderful time to take activities outside and it’s even better when kids can cool off with...

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13th October, 2021

How to use iOS 14’s App Library to organize your apps

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re an organization junkie and an iPhone user, then iOS 14 has provided you with a new tool: the App Library, which organizes your apps in labeled groups to make them easier to find. In fact, all your current apps can...

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