Weekly Bytes | Cost of Fortnite removal, New Quote Tweets feature and more

Here’s our curated checklist of necessary byte-sized tech information of this week.

Fortnite leaves a $1.2 billion gap available in the market

Fortnite was removed from the App Store and Google Play, leaving a $1.2 billion gap within the battle royale marketplace for shooters on cellular, in accordance with analytics agency Sensor Tower. Since its launch in March 2018, a majority of Fortnite’s income got here from the App Store, which is just a little above $1.2 billion.

Twitter introduces “Quote Tweets”

Twitter launched Quote Tweets, which had been earlier often known as ‘Retweets with comments.’ The Quote Tweets will seem proper subsequent to Retweets, and can have a separate counter, displaying what number of instances a Tweet has been Quote Tweeted. Twitter also launched a new feature to know a topic is trending.

Google launches options to identify licensable photos

Licensable photos on Google.
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Google has launched options to seek out licensable photos, and licensing data on Google Images. A “licensable” badge will likely be displayed over photos, which have licensing data. By clicking on a picture with a badge, customers can get license particulars, utilizing the Google offered hyperlink. People also can filter outcomes to indicate solely licensable photos. Google also expanded its flood warning feature to all of India this week.

Tesla rolls out software program updates

Tesla has rolled out software program updates together with pace help enhancements and inexperienced visitors mild chime, The Verge reported. The Autopilot system makes use of the automobile’s cameras to detect pace restrict indicators to enhance pace restrict warnings. Also, whereas ready at visitors alerts, the automobile will play a chime, when the visitors mild turns inexperienced.

Google broadcasts Chromebook enhancements

Google introduced enhancements for Chromebook together with Wi-Fi Sync, less complicated search, and new Camera app features. Wi-Fi passwords develop into half of a consumer’s profile keychain, making it simple to modify from one Chromebook to a different. Users can now search simply utilizing the search bar on the high of Chromebook Settings. Also, Chromebook customers can now pause, resume, and take a nonetheless snapshot whereas recording utilizing the Camera app.

LG teases twin display smartphone

LG teased a twin display smartphone developed underneath the Explorer Project. In the official invitation video, the smartphone seems to have a swivel design (T-shaped). LG will likely be asserting more particulars in regards to the Explorer Project through its YouTube and Facebook official portals, on September 14.

TeamViewer Integrates with Microsoft Teams

TeamViewer introduced its integration with Microsoft Teams, permitting customers to launch its distant help and augmented actuality (AR) connections by means of Teams. Users can obtain the TeamViewer app from the Microsoft Teams Apps retailer, log in, and get began. Teams customers can handle gadget teams they’ll entry, and share gadgets with workforce members.

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