Tag Archive: ratings


Avoid motion sickness in VR with comfort ratings!

Here’s how to avoid motion sickness in VR before buying!

Although many developers are trying their hardest to avoid motion sickness, it’s still a huge problem for virtual reality. Even with accurate head-tracking, fully body experiences and specially designed games, some experiences just don’t work out for those prone to motion sickness.

If you’re one of the many who suffers from motion sickness, finding games that work for you is half of the problem. Here’s how to  [Read More…]

Netflix’s new ratings system gets a thumbs-up

Netflix has a new ratings system, and it’s all about simplicity.

Netflix has rolled out its new ratings system and recommendation engine, replacing the five star-based option for the simpler, more participation-friendly “thumbs-up, thumbs-down.”

Netflix has had star ratings for much of our history, but we’ve learned through over a year of testing that while we’ve used stars to help you personalize your suggestions, many of our members are confused about what they do.

That’s because  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now deliver IMDB movie ratings and more

Google Assistant has been recently updated to include 15 new, useful actions. Actions are voice-only commands, like Skills are for Alexa. In the case of Amazon’s intelligent assistant, users can browse third party apps via a dedicated website, but when it comes to the Assistant, Google itself approves and enables skills its cloud servers and […]

Avoid motion sickness in VR with comfort ratings!

Here’s how to avoid motion sickness in VR before buying!

Although many developers are trying their hardest to avoid motion sickness, it’s still a huge problem for virtual reality. Even with accurate head-tracking, fully body experiences and specially designed games, some experiences just don’t work out for those prone to motion sickness.

If you’re one of the many who suffers from motion sickness, finding games that work for you is half of the problem. Here’s how to  [Read More…]

Google Play doing even more to remove fake reviews and ratings

Fighting dishonest app reviews is a never-ending battle.

Google is constantly taking steps to combat a flood of fake reviews and ratings in the Play Store, and today reminded us of everything it’s doing to fix the problem. Building on its previously announced initiative of fighting fraudulent app installs, Google is also now even more confident it can identify and remove fake reviews for apps automatically without the help of developers.

From the Android Developers  [Read More…]

Rugged phone ratings: Everything you need to know

Ever wonder exactly what the IP rating on your phone means? This reference has your answers.

IP ratings are a way to describe the ingress protection of your phone. IP itself stands for International Protection Marking, but you might see it called ingress protection because it fits and describes exactly what it is. Phones like the Galaxy Note 7 are rated with an IP specification (IP68) to tell you how resistant to dust and water they are.

IP ratings  [Read More…]

How to decipher those “rugged” ratings on your phone

How do I tell what those IP ratings on my phone really mean? Just because a phone is rugged doesn’t mean it will survive a dunk in the pool.

Several of the companies that make Android hardware build them a little bit tougher or more resistant to the hazards of daily life. It’s a big selling feature. If you’re an enthusiast and bought a recent phone from Samsung, Sony, Kyocera or Sonim, you probably know at  [Read More…]

Skyscanner flights update brings improvements to search, ratings and more

Skyscanner, the popular global travel search engine, has released a huge update for its Android app, bringing improvements to search, ratings and more. No longer do you need to continually enter the same information when you need to repeat a search, as the app will now show you recent searches as well.

Google Play store now shows age-based ratings

According to AndroidCentral, age-based ratings for apps now appear in the Play Store under the apps’ ratings. This follows Google’s efforts to bring ratings to games earlier in March. In that case, game developers had to respond to a survey, and based on those answers, they received valuations from the International Age Rating Coalition.

App ratings can vary based on which region you live in. In the US, they follow that of the ESRB:

E for everyone E10 for everyone 10 and  [Read More…]

Google Play store not shows age-based ratings

According to AndroidCentral, age-based ratings for apps now appear in the Play Store under the apps’ ratings. This follows Google’s efforts to bring ratings to games earlier in March. In that case, game developers had to respond to a survey, and based on those answers, they received valuations from the International Age Rating Coalition.

App ratings can vary based on which region you live in. In the US, they follow that of the ESRB:

E for everyone E10 for everyone 10 and  [Read More…]