Merriam-Webster has purchased the Quordle game

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The company will add the challenging Wordle clone to its considerable array of word puzzles. The Quordle game is far from the only Wordle clone out there, but this one just got snatched up by Merriam-Webster, which is adding it to its substantial word quiz and puzzle offerings. Fittingly, this particular version is more complex and challenging than the original Wordle. The Quordle game requires you to simultaneously complete four different Wordle-like challenges. These are all worked into a single large grid. Each guess made is applied to all four…

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Mobile games spending drops by 5 percent worldwide

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Consumer spending on applications dropped by 2 percent in 2022 when compared to 2021. Consumer spending on mobile games dropped in 2022 when compared to 2021 as people reined in their shopping decisions in the face of increasing inflation, according to app analytic firm Data.ai’s recent report. The company formerly known as App Annie recently released its most recent State of Mobile report. Spending on applications as a whole fell by 2 percent last year when compared to 2021. More specifically, spending on mobile games dropped by 5 percent, reaching…

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Twitter’s new For You page angers its users

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The social media platform now defaults to a layout somewhat like TikTok and users don’t like it. Twitter users are beginning to see a new algorithmically driven For You page style feed similar to the design that TikTok presents upon initially opening the application. Users of the platform have been quite outspoken over their dislike of the new format. The new For You page is a feed of the tweets made by other users that are followed, in combination with tweets from other accounts that are suggested by the platform’s…

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YouTube app is testing a less red experience

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The color has been a major part of the brand’s identity, but it is testing a toned-down version. The YouTube App is very easy to identify whether it’s open or not, due to the vibrant red logo and other components such as the progress bar. That said, the brand is testing out a toned-down version of the color. The video-sharing platform regularly tries new features and changes, but always leaves the red elements. The YouTube app is not new to additional features and tweaks to the design and experience, but…

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TikTok algorithm insight released to offer a touch of transparency

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The app recently announced it would provide greater clarity as to why certain videos are suggested. The TikTok algorithm is one of the most mysterious components of the video sharing app, particularly in terms of how one video is recommended to users over others. The way the application gathers and employs data from its users has long been a mystery. That said, in an effort to improve a sense of transparency, the app has indicated that it will be rolling out a new feature that will provide greater insight into…

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