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2020

2020, android, Apps, Apps & Games, News

Consumers spent $ 143 billion on apps in 2020: App Annie

Consumers around the world spent $ 143 billion (about C $ 182 billion) on mobile apps in 2020, according to a new report from app analytics firm App Annie. This marks a 20 percent increase from 2020. Breaking it down further, App Annie notes that 218 billion apps / games were downloaded last year. On Android alone, mobile device usage totaled 3.5 trillion hours, a 25 percent increase from 2019. The average user spent about 4.2 hours on mobile devices, and Canada arrived in just under four hours (compared to about three in 2019). Usage of social media apps increased 325 percent year-over-year, with TikTok in particular on track to reach 1.2 billion monthly active users by 2021. However, unsurprisingly, games represented the busines...
2020, Animal Crossing, Apps & Games, Canada, gaming, News, nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Twitter

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was the Most Tweeted Game in Canada in 2020

Twitter has released its annual 'Gaming Insights' report for 2020, which offers various data on global tweeting habits related to video games. According to Twitter, the great success of Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons it was the most tweeted game in Canada last year. This is not too surprising, given that it was a relaxed and joyous experience that came at the perfect time for many in the midst of the pandemic. Said that New Horizons it is only a game; Interestingly, the rest of Twitter's top 10 consisted of franchises in general.Animal Crossing: New Horizons Call of Duty Fortnite Final Fantasy Grand Theft Auto Minecraft Super Mario Fire emblem The legend of Zelda Genshin ImpactIn the meantime, here are other trends th...
2020, App Store, Apple, Apps & Games, News, revenue

Apple made an estimated $ 64 billion from the App Store in 2020

Apple made an estimated $ 64 billion (about C $ 81.2 billion) in revenue from the App Store in 2020. The figure comes from CNBC, which calculated the estimate by comparing figures published by Apple. The iPhone maker doesn't share how much it earns from the App Store, but does share annually how much developers have earned from the platform since its launch (this year, that number was over $ 200 billion). CNBC He took the 2020 figure and subtracted it from the 2019 amount to determine how much developers made last year alone, then accounted for Apple's 30 percent cut. Although the figures may not be entirely accurate, without public reports, a rough estimate is enough to give us an idea of ​​how much Apple makes from the App Stor...
2020, Editorials, favourite, Features, laptops, mobilesyrup

MobileSyrup’s Favorite Laptops of 2020

Every year, technology companies release a host of new laptop hardware. This year was no different, with many new portable computing devices trying to capitalize on the increase in people working remotely. However, not all laptops are the same. As such, I compiled this list of our favorite laptops of the year that cover multiple different facets: gaming, general-purpose Windows, Macs, and more. We also kept it on laptops we tested this year; if a laptop you like is missing from a certain manufacturer, chances are we didn't get a chance to review it this year. Let's dive in. Favorite Windows Laptop: LG Gram (2020)Of all the Windows laptops I tested this year, the LG Gram was one of the most impressive devices I used. What most caught my attention was the weight. Despite testing ...
2020, App Store, Apps, Apps & Games, Christmas, Games, Google Play, News

Global spending on apps topped $ 400 million by Christmas: report

Android and iOS users around the world spent $ 407 million (about C $ 519.6 million) on Christmas Day, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower. The firm notes that this represents 34.5 percent year-on-year growth since December 25, 2019. Most of the Christmas spending was on mobile games, which increased by 27 percent from Christmas 2019 to $ 295, $ 6 million (about $ 377 million Canadian). . Outside of games, entertainment apps continued to be the top-earning revenue stream on both the App Store and Google Play. TikTok was the top non-gaming app in terms of consumer spending, generating $ 4.7 million (about $ 6 million Canadian) over Christmas. Breaking it down further, Sensor Tower reports that the App Store accounted for ...
2020, Editorials, favourite things, Features, gaming, jon lamont, Tech

Jon Lamont’s Favorite Things in 2020

Well 2020 has been a wild year. If you had told me this time last year what was to come, I don't think I would have believed you. Despite all the pitfalls, frustrations, and other issues, 2020 had some great times for me too. I'd love to take some time to acknowledge some of those things and reflect on my favorite parts of this year, like some reviews that I really enjoyed writing, games that I enjoyed playing, and more. Favorite Tech of the YearIn 2020, a lot of companies launched new tech products. One of the advantages of my job is that I can work and test many of these new products. This year, there were quite a few articles that really stood out to me as top-notch. Perhaps my favorite new tech of 2020 was Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go. Although he argued that it was a diffi...
2020, Apps & Games, Canada, News, Twitter

Twitter Reveals Highest Ranking Canadian Accounts in 2020

Each year, Twitter reveals the Canadian accounts that received the most mentions on its platform in a variety of categories. Now the social media giant has broken down the highest-ranking Canadian accounts for 2020. See below for the full list, broken down by category: Film and TelevisionMale: Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) - @VanCityReynolds Female: Toronto-born actress Katherine Barrell (Wynonna Earp) - @KatBarrellMusicMale: Justin Bieber (Changes), singer / songwriter born in Stratford, Ontario - @Justin Bieber Female: Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Grimes (Art Angels) - @grimezszsportsMale: Ghana soccer player Alphonso Davies (plays for the Canadian national team) - @AlphonsoDavies [note: Twitter’s blog post misspells his name as “Alfonso”] Female: Mon...
2020, Canada, COVID-19 pandemic, Entertainment Software Association of Canada, Features, gaming, General

58 percent of Canadian adults have been playing more during COVID-19

Every two years, the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), the Canadian gaming industry lobby group, publishes its 'Essential Facts' study, which contains a wealth of data on Canadian gamers. Now, the organization has published its 2020 Essential Facts study, titled "Real Canadian Gamer", conducted by NPD Group between May 18, 2020 and May 27, 2020. Of course, this year has been primarily defined by COVID-19. pandemic, which affected the results in various ways. "Our research shows that video games not only help people feel better while staying at home, but they keep people connected." Notably, of the 23 million Canadians who play video games, 58 percent of Canadian adults and 80 percent of teens say they have been playing more during the pandemic. On top of t...
2020, Canada, Emmys, How-to's, Resources

How to watch the 2020 fully digital Emmys in Canada

While the COVID-19 pandemic has effectively canceled all major in-person awards ceremonies for the foreseeable future, the show, as they say, must go on. Therefore, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is proceeding with a fully virtual show for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. This means that host Jimmy Kimmel will be alone on stage, with only a handful of crew members in the audience to ensure the event runs smoothly. Otherwise, all nominees will video call the ceremony from their respective homes around the world. You will be able to tune in live through Bell's CTV network on television, The Web or through the the CTV app. The particular CTV app is available on a variety of devices, including Android, iOS, Xbox One, Samsung SmartTV ...
2020, Apple, delay, iPhone, News, Phones

Apple says it expects this year’s new iPhones to launch ‘a few weeks later’ than usual

Apple has confirmed that it expects this year's new iPhone models to arrive a little later than usual. “Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September; This year we expect the supply to be available a few weeks later, "Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said in a July 30 call following the release of the company's third quarter 2020 earnings report. Maestri did not provide a specific reason for the delay. However, this confirms a Wall street journal April report stating that production on the new iPhones would be delayed by about a month due to COVID-19 related supply chain disruptions. Qualcomm also alluded to an iPhone delay this week when it announced that a major 2020 5G flagship phone had been delayed. I...
2020, Civil discourse, Game Shows, Politics

Norway has an incredible new game show where the most polite person wins

In a similar vein to CNN's Crossfire, or when your grandfather opens up about his views on "the Northern problem," contentious political debate is coming to Norway. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's new show, Einig?Einig? (Agreed?) takes the bitter, aggressive, spiteful intensity we know to be public political debates out of contention and replaces them with a system that rewards positivity and politeness. The goal of the show isn't to find where the political opponents contend with one another, but instead it aims to bring them together over opinions on which they can both agree. Einig(?) aims to take the competition out of politics and replace it with camaraderie. Imagine if instead of Trump and Clinton lambasting each other for their checkered personal histories, they instead ...
2020, Donald Trump, Election 2020, Joe Biden, Republican voters against trump

Ex-Trump supporter’s moving testimonial nails why we’re so exhausted by our president

Upworthy interviewed Tatiana Mac, author of a series of tweets that went viral because she found a way to make a complicated issue coherent and digestible for the masses. She succinctly addressed eight different issues and offers advice, free of charge, for each one. Tatiana MacMac, a Software Engineer based in Portland, Oregon, describes herself as a "Vietnamese American who has started to unpack my own internalized oppression and simultaneous complicity within white supremacy. I experience racism, but not to the extent that Black folks do.""I think that, in many ways, it feels like 'white people have entered the chat' on discussions of race," she said. "Panicked and somewhat new to these discussions, it felt like many people were riding the energy and...