Activision drops 'Call of Duty: Vanguard' teaser ahead of official reveal

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Engadget 17 August, 2021 - 12:58am 36 views

What is Vanguard warzone?

The next entry in the Call of Duty franchise has a name: Vanguard. ... Instead of the standard fare of dropping a trailer, publisher Activision will let Warzone players get the first look at the new game. CNETCall of Duty: Vanguard to get official reveal in Warzone on Aug. 19

Vanguard was developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind several other COD titles that include Call of Duty: WWII. The studio and publisher Activision will officially launch Vanguard during an in-game event within Call of Duty: Warzone, a free-to-play battle royale that's part of Modern Warfare and is connected to Black Ops: Cold War. It will happen during the Battle of Verdansk, which starts at 10:30AM PT/1:30PM ET on August 19th. We'll likely hear more about the event before then.

Activision, the game's publisher, is launching Vanguard in the midst of a sexual harassment lawsuit against parent company Activision Blizzard. California's fair employment agency sued the gaming giant, accusing it of systemic gender discrimination and fostering a "frat boy" culture that's described as a "breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women."

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Drops Official Teaser Trailer | CBR

CBR - Comic Book Resources 17 August, 2021 - 07:30am

The trailer, which seems to be live-action in nature, features scenes from a variety of war-torn locations. Some of the depicted areas include a shelled building, a desert adorned with destroyed vehicles, a misty forest fortified with sandbags and barbed wire and a scenic beach littered with shrapnel.

While the trailer doesn't reveal anything in terms of gameplay, it does hint towards the game's story. The hook of the teaser features a variety of clever perspective shots which highlight faces shown through the environment. The final shot depicts a four-person squad in the heat of battle; observant viewers will notice that the faces correlate to the squad members. "Whatever we do, we do it together," teases the trailer's narrator.

The first official teaser trailer confirms months of rumors that the next Call of Duty would be returning to World War II. The areas shown in the trailer, as well as the featured weapons and equipment, confirm that the franchise will be returning to the past. The variety of locations suggest that the game will take place across several theatres of war rather than focusing on one area.

Leaked key art for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which also makes use of the imagery seen in the teaser trailer, confirmed that several editions of the game will be available at launch. The Ultimate Edition of the game will include unique skins for Call of Duty: Warzone, experience boosts and access to the game's open beta.

The teaser trailer concludes with confirmation that the game will be formally revealed via an in-game event in Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision's free battle royale game. To catch the action, players will need to log into Warzone on Aug. 19.

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‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ is now official after leaks spoiled the surprise

Yahoo Entertainment 17 August, 2021 - 07:30am

Throughout the trailer, we see a series of locales along with the names and faces of soldiers fighting there. In all, we see four faces, and we suspect that these will be the playable characters in Vanguard’s campaign. Near the end of the trailer, four soldiers appear in the official artwork as well. Maybe each chapter of the game will focus on a new character in each of the four theaters.

The trailer also confirms that a more substantial reveal is coming later this week. On Thursday, August 19th, Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games will host a worldwide reveal event in Call of Duty: Warzone. The popular battle royale game will undoubtedly cross over with Vanguard when it launches. If you want to take part in the festivities, be sure to log in early. Activision says that its in-game event will begin at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET, so you might want to set an alarm.

Additionally, ModernWarzone on Twitter has shared some details about Activision’s plans beyond the reveal. According to the tweets, an early PlayStation alpha test will take place from August 27th – 29th. Activision will then invite more PS4 and PS5 owners to participate in a beta test from September 10th – 12th. Even more gamers should have the chance to join from September 16th – 20th for an open beta ahead of the game’s official release date on November 5th, 2021.

There’s still much that we don’t know about Call of Duty: Vanguard, but most of our questions should be answered before the end of this week.

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Top 10 Best Planner Android Apps – 2021

Inverse 16 August, 2021 - 04:26pm

We live in a world that doesn’t wait for us, it makes us move. Most of us are in constant motion, and even stress because of it. That is the modern way of living, unfortunately. So, as your day progresses, there’s a good chance you’ll forget to do something. Or, perhaps you simply can’t get everything done in the given time. Well, having a plan may help. We’re here to talk about the best planner apps for Android, actually.

We’ve checked the Google Play Store for you, and compiled a list of the very best planner apps. In the list below, you’ll find 10 such applications. To be quite honest, there are way more planner apps that are worth talking about, but we had to bring everything down to 10, maximum. So, there you go, these are our picks. These apps are not listed in any specific order, by the way, so keep that in mind.

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best planner Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

My Daily Planner is one of the best planner apps we’ve stumbled upon. This application is great for personal use, first and foremost. You can use it to plan your day ahead, and make sure you don’t forget to do something. The UI is great, it’s easy to use, it’s modern, it’s convenient. You can create subtasks for specific tasks, set recurring tasks, and even plan everything out via a calendar.

Creating to-do lists is not a problem, at all, and the same goes for reminders, actually. You can easily edit tasks, move them, use different colors for specific tasks, and so on. Color coding is quite important when it comes to organization, at least for me, so having such an option in a planner app is great. Also, you can record voice clips as your tasks, in case you don’t feel like typing everything. This app is definitely worth trying out.

Slack is one of the best planner apps for business use. Many companies use it, and there’s a good reason for it. The service hasn’t been the most stable in the past, but Slack improved a lot. This app will allow you to communicate with your co-workers in a number of different ways. Private messages are supported, as are so-called “Channels”. You can open up channels for all kinds of stuff, and lead group conversations in them.

You can also call whichever coworkers you want via Slack. Sharing documents is not a problem, and Slack does offer Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, and Zendesk integration. These are only some examples, more services are available. Deep notification customization is also on offer, so you can fine-tune it without a problem. All in all, Slack is a great option for business use.

Google Calendar is one of the best calendar apps around. Many Android phones come with it pre-installed, and all you need to use it and for it to sync up is your Google account. So, essentially. the moment you log into your account on your new phone, you’re good to go. This app has a great UI, and it can pull your schedules from other Google apps. It’s great for both personal and business use, and you can use it with a number of different email accounts.

It can get your events from Gmail, including flights, hotel and restaurant reservations, and so on. You can create tasks directly from Google Calendar, and also manage them. Scheduling meetings from this app is also really easy, and you can share various plans with your contacts, directly from this app. You can access Google Calendar from pretty much everywhere, regardless of whether we’re talking about a phone or a computer.

Microsoft Planner is an excellent choice for Microsoft users. This app integrates with other apps from Microsoft without a problem. Even if you’re not a Microsoft user, you may consider using this application, as it’s really good at what it does. Do note that you’ll need an eligible Office 365 or school subscription in order to use it, though. It does not support Office 365 personal accounts.

This app is all about organizing your work, and your team’s work. You can create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat, keep everyone updated on the progress of a certain task, and so on. You can create boards for specific plans, and categorize them. The drag-and-drop function is supported, while the design of the app is also really simple. It’s easy to use, and yet it looks nice.

If you’re looking for a great planner app for your school work, School Planner is here to help. Its name reveals it all, basically, well, except the quality of the app itself. This app is great. The UI is excellent, and it allows you to choose between light and dark modes. This app is supposed to help you organize schoolwork, regardless of whether you’re in elementary school, high school, or college.

The app comes with a built-in calendar, and it helps you keep track of events, tasks, and so on. The app can automatically calculate your GPA, and you can record your lectures and organize them via this app. You can also save your teachers’ contact information, and additional information. Google Drive backup is supported, while you can choose between a number of themes. Timetable view is also included, and much more.

Sectograph is yet another great app that you can use for planning. If you like pie charts, especially detailed ones, this app is definitely right for you. This is essentially a really detailed time planner which will show you your tasks in form of a pie chart. You can include tons of information in a single pie chart, not to mention that the app looks great, to say the least.

Thanks to this app, you can track your daily tasks, agendas, appointments, and events all in a single pie chart (or more, if you want). Such categorization gives you great control over everything, as you can always be sure that every single second of your day is accounted for. These pie charts are essentially envisioned as 24-hour pie charts, so you’ll see everything there is to see regarding your plans. There are a ton of additional features included in the app, so you’ll have to try it out in order to discover them.

Habit Tracker is one of the best-looking apps on this list. Everything is graphic, one way or the other, and it’s also a great app for improving your daily habits. This app will keep track of your habits, and help you improve them. That will take some time, of course, but that’s the whole idea. Changing habits is not exactly easy. There are a ton of habits / activities available in the app, and the list is constantly growing.

There are also a ton of theme colors that you can choose from. You can create, complete, delete, or pause habits whenever you want. You can also customize a specific habit, if you want. This app can track your daily food, carbs, and water intake, and also provide you with detailed summaries. Reminders are available as well, of course, along with a ton of other features.

Trello is viewed, by many, as a direct competitor to Slack. Well, that may be the case, from one angle, but this app takes a somewhat different approach to business organization. You can also use it for personal projects, as it sits between personal and business use. It does lean more towards business use, though. This app helps you organize tasks by using boards, lists, and cards.

All of those are really easy to use, and the app’s design definitely helps. You can set due dates, submit locations, or even check a map view if you want. Detailed notifications are also available, and they can let you know when a card has been updated, assigned, or completed. Trello also works offline, in case you were wondering. That cannot be said for many competing apps. The app will simply update everything once your phone reaches an online state.

If you’re looking for a great app for to-do lists, Any.do is a great choice. This app has been around for a long time, and it has really good ratings in the Play Store, for a good reason. The app evolved quite a bit over the years, and it now offers a really clean, and useful UI. Not only does it look great, but it also offers a lot of utility. It allows you to organize your tasks, it’s up to you whether you’d like to do it in form of to-do lists or not.

A daily planner is included here, as is the calendar view. The app will automatically sync your to-do lists, tasks, reminders, notes, calendar, and agenda. The app also offers a ton of integration options, and allows you to set detailed reminders. You can set a one-time reminder, recurring reminders. location reminders, and voice reminders. All-in-all, Any.do is an excellent planner app.

Fabulous is a great planner app for your daily activities. You can set up your mourning, afternoon, and evening routines with ease. The whole goal of this app is to help you with your everyday life. For example, if you want to lose weight, you can set up your routine to include some exercise and healthy eating. This app will help you stick to that. The same goes if you’re having trouble sleeping, adjusting your evening routine may help immensely.

The app will even coach you through a 7-minute workout to improve your fitness, for example. There are also some yoga exercises included, and so on. The app is envisioned as a coach of sorts, a coach to help you improve your habits. The app’s UI is also really, really good. You probably realized by now that this is not your regular planner app. It is much more than that.

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Top 10 Best Planner Android Apps – 2021

Gamepur 16 August, 2021 - 04:26pm

We live in a world that doesn’t wait for us, it makes us move. Most of us are in constant motion, and even stress because of it. That is the modern way of living, unfortunately. So, as your day progresses, there’s a good chance you’ll forget to do something. Or, perhaps you simply can’t get everything done in the given time. Well, having a plan may help. We’re here to talk about the best planner apps for Android, actually.

We’ve checked the Google Play Store for you, and compiled a list of the very best planner apps. In the list below, you’ll find 10 such applications. To be quite honest, there are way more planner apps that are worth talking about, but we had to bring everything down to 10, maximum. So, there you go, these are our picks. These apps are not listed in any specific order, by the way, so keep that in mind.

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best planner Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

My Daily Planner is one of the best planner apps we’ve stumbled upon. This application is great for personal use, first and foremost. You can use it to plan your day ahead, and make sure you don’t forget to do something. The UI is great, it’s easy to use, it’s modern, it’s convenient. You can create subtasks for specific tasks, set recurring tasks, and even plan everything out via a calendar.

Creating to-do lists is not a problem, at all, and the same goes for reminders, actually. You can easily edit tasks, move them, use different colors for specific tasks, and so on. Color coding is quite important when it comes to organization, at least for me, so having such an option in a planner app is great. Also, you can record voice clips as your tasks, in case you don’t feel like typing everything. This app is definitely worth trying out.

Slack is one of the best planner apps for business use. Many companies use it, and there’s a good reason for it. The service hasn’t been the most stable in the past, but Slack improved a lot. This app will allow you to communicate with your co-workers in a number of different ways. Private messages are supported, as are so-called “Channels”. You can open up channels for all kinds of stuff, and lead group conversations in them.

You can also call whichever coworkers you want via Slack. Sharing documents is not a problem, and Slack does offer Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Asana, Twitter, and Zendesk integration. These are only some examples, more services are available. Deep notification customization is also on offer, so you can fine-tune it without a problem. All in all, Slack is a great option for business use.

Google Calendar is one of the best calendar apps around. Many Android phones come with it pre-installed, and all you need to use it and for it to sync up is your Google account. So, essentially. the moment you log into your account on your new phone, you’re good to go. This app has a great UI, and it can pull your schedules from other Google apps. It’s great for both personal and business use, and you can use it with a number of different email accounts.

It can get your events from Gmail, including flights, hotel and restaurant reservations, and so on. You can create tasks directly from Google Calendar, and also manage them. Scheduling meetings from this app is also really easy, and you can share various plans with your contacts, directly from this app. You can access Google Calendar from pretty much everywhere, regardless of whether we’re talking about a phone or a computer.

Microsoft Planner is an excellent choice for Microsoft users. This app integrates with other apps from Microsoft without a problem. Even if you’re not a Microsoft user, you may consider using this application, as it’s really good at what it does. Do note that you’ll need an eligible Office 365 or school subscription in order to use it, though. It does not support Office 365 personal accounts.

This app is all about organizing your work, and your team’s work. You can create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat, keep everyone updated on the progress of a certain task, and so on. You can create boards for specific plans, and categorize them. The drag-and-drop function is supported, while the design of the app is also really simple. It’s easy to use, and yet it looks nice.

If you’re looking for a great planner app for your school work, School Planner is here to help. Its name reveals it all, basically, well, except the quality of the app itself. This app is great. The UI is excellent, and it allows you to choose between light and dark modes. This app is supposed to help you organize schoolwork, regardless of whether you’re in elementary school, high school, or college.

The app comes with a built-in calendar, and it helps you keep track of events, tasks, and so on. The app can automatically calculate your GPA, and you can record your lectures and organize them via this app. You can also save your teachers’ contact information, and additional information. Google Drive backup is supported, while you can choose between a number of themes. Timetable view is also included, and much more.

Sectograph is yet another great app that you can use for planning. If you like pie charts, especially detailed ones, this app is definitely right for you. This is essentially a really detailed time planner which will show you your tasks in form of a pie chart. You can include tons of information in a single pie chart, not to mention that the app looks great, to say the least.

Thanks to this app, you can track your daily tasks, agendas, appointments, and events all in a single pie chart (or more, if you want). Such categorization gives you great control over everything, as you can always be sure that every single second of your day is accounted for. These pie charts are essentially envisioned as 24-hour pie charts, so you’ll see everything there is to see regarding your plans. There are a ton of additional features included in the app, so you’ll have to try it out in order to discover them.

Habit Tracker is one of the best-looking apps on this list. Everything is graphic, one way or the other, and it’s also a great app for improving your daily habits. This app will keep track of your habits, and help you improve them. That will take some time, of course, but that’s the whole idea. Changing habits is not exactly easy. There are a ton of habits / activities available in the app, and the list is constantly growing.

There are also a ton of theme colors that you can choose from. You can create, complete, delete, or pause habits whenever you want. You can also customize a specific habit, if you want. This app can track your daily food, carbs, and water intake, and also provide you with detailed summaries. Reminders are available as well, of course, along with a ton of other features.

Trello is viewed, by many, as a direct competitor to Slack. Well, that may be the case, from one angle, but this app takes a somewhat different approach to business organization. You can also use it for personal projects, as it sits between personal and business use. It does lean more towards business use, though. This app helps you organize tasks by using boards, lists, and cards.

All of those are really easy to use, and the app’s design definitely helps. You can set due dates, submit locations, or even check a map view if you want. Detailed notifications are also available, and they can let you know when a card has been updated, assigned, or completed. Trello also works offline, in case you were wondering. That cannot be said for many competing apps. The app will simply update everything once your phone reaches an online state.

If you’re looking for a great app for to-do lists, Any.do is a great choice. This app has been around for a long time, and it has really good ratings in the Play Store, for a good reason. The app evolved quite a bit over the years, and it now offers a really clean, and useful UI. Not only does it look great, but it also offers a lot of utility. It allows you to organize your tasks, it’s up to you whether you’d like to do it in form of to-do lists or not.

A daily planner is included here, as is the calendar view. The app will automatically sync your to-do lists, tasks, reminders, notes, calendar, and agenda. The app also offers a ton of integration options, and allows you to set detailed reminders. You can set a one-time reminder, recurring reminders. location reminders, and voice reminders. All-in-all, Any.do is an excellent planner app.

Fabulous is a great planner app for your daily activities. You can set up your mourning, afternoon, and evening routines with ease. The whole goal of this app is to help you with your everyday life. For example, if you want to lose weight, you can set up your routine to include some exercise and healthy eating. This app will help you stick to that. The same goes if you’re having trouble sleeping, adjusting your evening routine may help immensely.

The app will even coach you through a 7-minute workout to improve your fitness, for example. There are also some yoga exercises included, and so on. The app is envisioned as a coach of sorts, a coach to help you improve your habits. The app’s UI is also really, really good. You probably realized by now that this is not your regular planner app. It is much more than that.

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