Welcome back to the Softonic Roundup, where we review the most important news of last week.
First up, news from Twitter last week saw the company starting to protect people jokes. That’s right, from now on tweets that borrow, plagiarize, or steel jokes and do not give due credit to the original author will be removed upon request by the originator. Source: TechCrunch
Also last week, YouTube made changes to their smartphone app to allow videos to be viewed vertically in full screen. With the portrait orientation becoming increasingly popular with video makers, this change could make the smart phone app the best way to watch these videos, as it removes those ugly black boarders. Source: The Verge
Gamers also had a surprise on Friday, as Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 was unexpectedly launched on Steam and Google Play. Subtitled the Final Chapter, we would be amazed if this is truly the last time we see Freddy Fazbear – especially as developer Scott Cawthorn is promising something for Halloween. Source: Softonic Spain
This week will also see two big releases. Angry Birds 2 and Windows 10.
While developer Rovio has released two videos to promote Angry Birds 2, little is yet known about the game. With its release this Thursday, however, you can be sure we will have plenty of information on the site soon. Source: Official Site
On the other hand, we already know a good amount about Windows 10. Microsoft new OS will be released this Wednesday, which is when most Windows 7 and 8 users will be able to start downloading it for free. Source: Microsoft
Unfortunately, users with Windows RT, Windows 7 Enterprise, or a version of Windows prior to 7 will not be eligible for the free update. But if you think you should be eligible and haven’t yet seen the update button in your task bar this link should show you how to fix that. Source: Microsoft Answers
That’s it for this week, we will be back with another tech roundup next week.
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