Sunday, April 26, 2015

Best software and mobile games of the week: Adobe Lightroom, Android Wear, Mortal Kombat X and others – Ferra

This week came several interesting applications, and a couple of known programs and mobile games Get important updates. We will not torment you, and briefly tell you about what is happening in the market of mobile applications.


For Apple Watch earned App Store

To start selling their smart watches, Apple launched the App Store section with applications for them. To get to watch “branch» App Store, you must run the app Apple Watch, which appeared on the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus update iOS 8.2.

 According to the authoritative edition of The Wall Street Journal, in Apple Watch App Store at launch there were more than three thousand applications for hours Apple.

Recall that this week, Apple began selling smart Apple Watch hours in the first wave propagation. Recall These regions include Avstraliya, United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Canada, China, the US, France and Japan. Apple Watch presented in two different sizes (38 mm and 42 mm) and are available in three collections: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition in 18-carat rose or yellow gold.

operating Released system Ubuntu 15.04

The company Canonical announced the availability of latest version of Linux-distribution Ubuntu – Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (cheerful green monkey) in versions for desktops, servers, smartphones and devices for the “Internet of things.” Major changes in the desktop version is not too noticeable and common user are, so to speak, under the hood.

For example, use a more recent version of the kernel Linux (Linux Kernel 3.19.0) and the updated application package by default, including office suite LibreOffice 4.4. The system uses a desktop shell Unity 7.3. One of the conspicuous user changes – the application menu, returning to the individual application window, rather than the general menu bar at the top of the desktop.

 Ubuntu is now officially supports smartphones, starting with BQ Aquaris E4.5, which is already sold, and Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, which is expected soon. Ubuntu 15.04 is the basis of Ubuntu Phone, which is preinstalled on BQ Aquaris E4.5. Updates 15.04 will be delivered to smart phones over the air. Thus, “ubuntofony” go from geek discharge devices in the consumer channel for ordinary users.

Cut the Rope 2 came out for Windows Phone

ZeptoLab released the game Cut the Rope 2 for mobile Platform Windows Phone. And the game is available for users of smartphones on the Linux operating system for free. At the heart of Cut the Rope 2 is familiar mechanics: there is still need to deftly cut the rope on which hung the candy so that they were right to eternally hungry Om Nom get. And this process has become more exciting: now the player can earn medals, allowing access to specific levels and even compete with your friends.

The game offers new places that you can explore the interactive map, seven new characters with unique appearance, character and abilities, and also increased the complexity of the task, which provide access to new puzzles and redraw graphics and re-recorded sounds.

In World of Tanks Blitz appeared combat missions

Company Wargaming prepare an updated mobile action World of Tanks Blitz. With the release of “Updates 1.8: A special task” the tanks opened another opportunity to demonstrate the skills and increase their resources – is fighting tasks of different levels of complexity. Modifier increased experience for the victory now updated twice a day, and with it, the commanders receive three special mission. Some of them will need to be completed in one battle. On the other tank will have more time. In addition, both the first and the second can be designed for single men and for those who shows class, playing in tandem with a companion-in-arms.


The tasks will help replenish stocks of loans and conventional free experience and the experience of the crew. For success in particularly difficult missions and assumed a special award – a premium account. In addition to combat missions, update 1.8 has brought significant changes in the training mode. Now, at each stage of the Cubs expects detailed information on the basics of the game, as well as useful tips that can be used in battle. The process of registering with the release of 1.8 is faster and easier. Thanks to the demo account you can now start playing immediately after installing World of Tanks Blitz and freely switch between iOS devices and Android, while keeping the game progress.

Adobe substantially updated Lightroom CC

Adobe has announced a major update of Creative Cloud to work with photos with the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Also, Adobe Creative Cloud membership changed for working with photos. Automatic synchronization with Lightroom SS on the desktop provides users with Lightroom mobile devices access to photos and the ability to edit them on the IOS platform and Android. The new version includes an update to the platform Android – support DNG format for Raw-files on devices that are compatible with the version of Lollipop, enabling users to complete post-processing Raw files on Android-smartphone and tablets.


In addition to the program Lightroom CC Creative Cloud subscription for working with photos includes Photoshop CC, software for professional image processing. Due to subscribe to Creative Cloud for working with photos, users will get a tool to edit images simultaneously in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. You can cut and merge photos on the iPhone and iPad using Photoshop Mix, then connect to the Creative Cloud and bring their work to the end in Photoshop CC. All users of Creative Cloud and Creative Cloud for working with photos can already access the new version of Lightroom SS at no additional charge.

Mobile Mortal Kombat X is now available for Android

In early April, a mobile game Mortal Kombat X is now available for iPhone and iPad in the App Store, and now she came out for the devices based on Android and is now available in the app store Google Play.

Mortal Kombat X for Android, as well as a version for iOS, offers to join the battle and collectible card game, the game allows you to feel the spirit of the new generation of smartphones and tablets. Gamers can create their own team of fighters Mortal Kombat to participate in battles 3 on 3, gain experience, new special moves and artifacts. In this case, you can choose from a variety of fighters, for example, collecting veterans Mortal Kombat, such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Kitana, Ermak and many others. Also, new heroes insect Di’Vora, passionate Cassie Cage, bloodthirsty Kotal Kang Jin Kun and mysterious.

Playing in the mobile version of Mortal Kombat X, a gamer can unlock prizes and in the console version including rare characters – such as Classical Kitana and Scorpion from Injustice. Conversely, playing the console version of the game, you unlock prizes and the mobile version.

In WhatsApp for iOS appeared voice calls

The developers of the popular mobile messenger WhatsApp made available the long awaited feature of voice calls available in versions for iOS. The “Call WhatsApp» allows you to call friends and family via WhatsApp for free, even if they are in another country.

Calls WhatsApp use the Internet connection of the device, rather than voice minutes tariff plan operator. It is, of course, take into account that data transmission may incur additional charges. According to the developers, the activation function “Call WhatsApp» will take place gradually over the next few weeks.

Update Android Wear brought support Wi-Fi

Goolge company released a major update of the mobile platform Android Wear for wearable devices . One of the major innovations – “always on” applications and screen. The developers have added an option in the application so that they can be left always connected. Simply put, in this case, the clock screen is always on to get access to information applications do not require any cash in on the screen, or rotate the wrist or hand shake, as the screen and turns off when the user put his hand.

Another great innovation – will support Wi-Fi for devices based on Android Wear. While smart clock is connected to the Wi-Fi network and uses the smartphone and the connection to transmit data, alerts can come to watch, you can send messages and use all your favorite apps. Management of the new features – scrolling news feeds flick of the wrist, launching applications and the creation of posts by one click. Also it should be noted will be able to draw directly on the screen emoticons hours, which immediately recognized and inserted into the text or message.

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Updates will be available for all seven models of smart hours on Android Wear, which is already available for sale in the coming weeks. The first device will be updated LG Watch Urbane.

come out to play EA SPORTS UFC for smartphones and tablet

The company Electronic Arts and the UFC organization announced that EA SPORTS UFC game is now available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. The game was released two months ago in Canada, South Korea, Singapore and Russia, and in that time it has downloaded more than two million users who spend in the game an average of 36 minutes each day. The development team at EA Canada in conjunction with a group of console projects EA SPORTS UFC reworked code base to get into the game in high definition graphics, intuitive touch controls and intense gameplay. The player can choose any of the 70 fighters beginners in four weight classes and start a career. Each athlete access to unique proprietary techniques such as lateral elbow Jon Jones or blow “Superman” George St. Pierre (GSP), – they have to learn and to perfect the most important battles before UFC.

Выигрывая fights, and increasing the level of earning money, players will get new abilities and new fighters. If you play the card of upcoming events UFC every month, you can get a unique game awards. In Russia, the game EA SPORTS UFC for mobile devices and tablets is assigned an age rating “12+” in the App Store and Ratings “for the middle age group” in Google Play.


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