• You Can Now Rent Amazon Prime Videos Directly Through The iPhone App

    One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead.

    Amazon is one of those companies that have circumvented the App Store, but it looks like that has changed. In a recent update to its Amazon Prime Video app on iOS, Amazon has announced that customers will now be able to directly rent videos from within the app itself, as opposed to having to make the purchase from Amazon’s website first.

    According to an Apple spokesperson, they told CNBC, “Apple has an established program for premium subscription video entertainment providers to offer a variety of customer benefits — including integration with the Apple

  • The State of Coronavirus Testing in the US

    It’s difficult to know right now exactly how many people in the United States have been tested for Covid-19, but we do know that there are some big testing bottlenecks. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued clearances to manufacturers of testing machines that would allow for up to 100,000 tests per day, but at this point that might not be enough to outpace the spread of coronavirus.

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    According to the Covid Tracking Project, completed tests have just surpassed 1 million in the US, though the same data show that the daily number of tests has plateaued. One thing is certain: The US is lagging in testing for the disease per capita. While President Donald Trump might boast that it took the US only eight days to surpass the number of tests that South Korea administered in eight weeks, he

  • WHO says the world would have 1 million coronavirus cases by April 7

    The number of cases for the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are not looking good.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced concern over the increasing infection and death count on April 1. The number of infected globally is now at 935,000 and deaths are at 47,000.

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press conference, “Over the past 5 weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area.

    “The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. In the next few days we will reach 1 million confirmed cases, and 50 thousand deaths.”

    For the first time, China has reported 1,300 asymptomatic cases. Which means people are infected by the virus but show no signs of symptoms.

    WHO epidemiologist Dr Maria ver Kerkhove who was part of a team that went

  • Japanese flip phone games are coming to the Nintendo Switch

    G-Mode, a company that churned out countless Java-based games for Japanese feature phones in the 2000s and beyond, has announced that it will be releasing some of those games on the Nintendo Switch as well. The first game in the new G-Mode Archives series, the 16-bit-ish JRPG Flyhight Cloudia, will come out on April 16th in Japan.

    It looks like G-Mode will be releasing new titles weekly — the next three weeks will see bizarre life sim Ai to Roudou no Hibi, puzzle game Kururin Cafe, and beach volleyball title Beach Volley Girl Shizuku hit the Switch in sequence, with more listed as “coming soon”. Each game in the series will sell for 500 yen ($4.65).

    Long before modern smartphone app stores took off in the West, Japanese flip phone users had access to vast content ecosystems and games libraries that you could attempt to play on