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Here’s when the Epic Games Store will come to Android

Last updated: March 22nd, 2024 at 16:17 UTC+01:00 Epic Games has announced that it plans to bring the Epic Games Store (EPC) to Android and iOS later this year. As the name suggests, EGS will be an application marketplace offering games. While the developer didn’t say anything about it offering Fortnite, we expect the title to take center stage of EGS. In a post on X announcing the news, Epic Games says “Same fair terms, available to all developers, on a true multi-platform store –  with amazing games for everyone.”…

The Epic Games Store is coming to iOS and Android later this year

Epic has confirmed that its Games Store is coming to both iOS and Android later this year. This is the same EGS that distributes games on Windows, as an alternative to Steam. Epic says that its Games Store will offer the same fair terms to all developers, on a true multi-platform store. That means that devs will get to keep 88% of their revenue and Epic will get 12%. In comparison, Google gets a 15% cut on the first $1 million in revenue, and whopping 30% after that. Epic also says that devs can leverage to keep 100%…

Apple’s CEO Cook opens new store in Shanghai

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday opened Apple's newest store in Shanghai in front of a large crowd, some of whom had queued overnight.Cook, who arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday, opened the store's doors and flashed a victory sign with his fingers before greeting the first few customers who had started waiting outside the day before.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIM KozhikodeIIMK Advanced Data Science For ManagersVisitMITMIT Technology Leadership and InnovationVisitIndian…

OpenAI’s GPT Store flooded with spam and copyright-infringing GPTs, raising questions over moderation

OpenAI's ChatGPT Store is facing a deluge of spam and copyright concerns. The marketplace, designed for custom chatbots powered by OpenAI's generative AI models, is grappling with an influx of peculiar and potentially copyright-infringing bots, indicating lax moderation efforts.Among the problematic bots are those claiming to generate art based on Disney and Marvel properties, serving as conduits to third-party paid services, and advertising the ability to circumvent AI plagiarism detection tools, Techcrunch reported.…

You can now view, search, and filter your entire Apple App Store purchase history

screenshot by Lance Whitney/ZDNETAs an iPhone and iPad owner, I often buy music, videos, apps, ebooks, and other content through Apple's App Store. In the past, finding and tracking specific purchases from the store was a challenge. Not anymore, thanks to Apple's recent App Store revamp.Viewing your purchase history via your iPhone or iPad now displays a list showing each item with its name and price. Tapping an item provides you with the order ID, tells you how and when you paid for it, and indicates the name of the…

As "censorship free" social network Parler returns to the iOS App Store, CEO Ryan Rhodes talks new features, moderation, and…

Wired: As “censorship free” social network Parler returns to the iOS App Store, CEO Ryan Rhodes talks new features, moderation, and building “a true open platform” — The “free speech” social media alternative is back on Apple's App Store ahead of its official relaunch. Wired: As “censorship free” social network Parler returns to the iOS App Store, CEO Ryan Rhodes talks new features, moderation, and building “a true open platform” …

OpenAI’s GPT Store Runs Into Trouble With Spam, Impersonation, and Unlawful Bots

OpenAI has a big spam and policy violation problem in its GPT Store. The AI firm introduced its GPT Store in January 2024 as a place where users can find interesting and helpful GPTs, which are essentially mini chatbots programmed for a specific task. Developers can build and submit their GPTs to the platform and as long as they do not violate any of the policies and guidelines given by OpenAI, they are added to the store. However, it turns out the policies are not being followed stringently and many GPTs that appear to…

Trackers Placed in Amazon Packaging Reveal What Really Happens to Store Drop-Off Recycling

This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here.Top 5 Shopping Tips for Amazon Prime DayFeeling guilty about all those blue-and-white plastic Amazon bags piling up around the house? Fear not — they can be recycled! At least, that’s what the packaging says.For years now, Amazon’s plastic bags, bubble-lined mailers, and air pillows have featured the ubiquitous “chasing arrows” recycling symbol along with the words “store drop-off.” The idea is simple: Since most curbside recycling…

OpenAI’s GPT store is brimming with promise – and spam

screenshot by Lance Whitney/ZDNETOne of the benefits of a ChatGPT Plus subscription is the ability to access the GPT Store, now home to more than 3 million custom versions of ChatGPT bots. But nestled among all the useful and helpful GPTs that play by the rules are a host of bots considered spammy.Also: ChatGPT vs ChatGPT Plus: Is it worth the subscription fee?Based its own investigation of the store, TechCrunch found a variety of GPTs that violate copyright rules, try to bypass AI content detectors, impersonate…

Epic plans to bring the Epic Games Store to iOS and Android in 2024

Riot Games has laid out its plans to revitalize its collectible League of Legends card game, Legends of Runeterra, in 2023. The backbone of the road map is a recurring three-month release cycle that rotates through the releases of Expansions, Live Balance Patches, and Variety Sets.Each quarter of the 2023 road map will feature an Expansion, which Riot Games says will primarily focus on new champions and game mechanics. As such, these will be the biggest updates of the year, with Riot Games teasing that brand-new and…