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Clash of Clans is one of the most popular mobile games available on iOS and Android devices, but with the latest update changing a lot of things in the game, here are four reasons not to play Clash of Clans anymore.

Back in December, Supercell released a huge update for Clash of Clans, but instead of making big improvements to the game, the developers merely just changed how some elements work. While they did add a Town Hall 11 and some new weapons, as well as a new hero, this big update really didn’t introduce a lot of new features for a majority of players.

Instead, the update just changed how the game works. It’s like if Parker Brothers came out and said, “Hey! We’re changing the way that Monopoly is being played.” Most people would likely get really upset, and that’s kind of how it’s been with this Clash of Clans update.

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If you’ve been contemplating the update ever since its release and aren’t really sure if you should play Clash of Clans anymore, let this be a final nail in the coffin, perhaps.

Here are four reasons not to play Clash of Clans anymore.

Farming Gets You Less Resources

Many Clashers have argued that the new update has severely worsened the farming system, in a way that earns you less resources.

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Granted, the amount of loot hasn’t changed much, as I still come across bases that have high resource counts, but in order to get stars during an attack, you have to deploy at least a third of your army, which means more elixir that you have to spend in order to get resources without losing trophies.

Furthermore, the Town Hall now holds more resources this time around, which means less resources that are held in the storage tanks, and since every player has moved their Town Hall deep inside their base, it’s now harder to get all of the available resources from an attack.

Shields Are Harder to Get

Supercell made some big changes to the Shield system, and one of the biggest changes was that having an enemy simply destroying just your Town Hall won’t earn you a shield.

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In order to earn a shield, the attacker must destroy at least 30% of your base, while also deploying at least a third of their army.

This seems easy enough still, but you’d be surprised at how often you get attacked without getting a shield. There are many attackers who will deploy their army, but only go after collectors, so you’ll lose a lot of resources and still won’t get a shield, which can get really frustrating.

Everything Is Way Too Expensive

Clash of Clans has always been like this, but everything in the game costs way too much. When you’re first starting out it’s not so bad, but as you level up to higher Town Hall levels, everything is a lot harder to obtain.

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Plus, since farming for adequate resources is more difficult now, it’s even harder to save up the cash to upgrade defenses and such.

Our own Cory Gunther says that he has a hard time keeping his builders busy simply because it’s so much harder to gain a lot of loot from attacking, since he now needs bigger and bigger armies to attack all of these new Town Hall 11 bases with his maxed Town Hall 10.

Matchmaking Has Gotten Worse

While certain Town Hall level players aren’t seeing much differences in matchmaking when farming, higher-level players in particular are seeing a difference in matchmaking, and it’s not a good difference.

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Cory says that, as a Town Hall 10, he rarely sees Town Hall 9 bases anymore, and only sees maxed Town Hall 10 and Town Hall 11 bases for the most part.

This obviously makes it harder to adequately attack a base and get a lot of resources.

Furthermore, since Town Hall sniping is gone, there are simply just more and more larger attacks, so a maxed Town Hall 9 that comes across your Town Hall 8 base will likely destroy your base and take all of your resources rather than just snipe your Town Hall.

This means that these bigger attacks that are taking more and more loot result in players attacking back all the time just to regain the resources that they lost.

The Bottom Line

Granted, Clash of Clans isn’t completely worthless anymore, and it can still have value. One of the biggest reasons that gamers still play it is for the wars with their clan, and being able to play with your friends and chat with them in-game is a great feature.

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However, Clash of Clans is slowly turning into a grind, where you’re merely just slowly saving up to upgrade a defense, and then you’ll have to do it again with another defense.

Especially when you get up to higher levels and walls cost 3,000,000 each, grinding is something that you’ll be doing. Sometime it’s fun, as you can get a sense of accomplish after you’re done, but for a video game there’s very little ROI, which is why Clash of Clans just isn’t worth playing anymore.

45 Comments

45 Comments

  1. eles

    01/12/2016 at 8:49 am

    I LIKE TU PLEI CLASH OF CLANS

  2. Les

    01/12/2016 at 10:33 am

    Well said

  3. Banana

    01/12/2016 at 10:54 am

    Obviously you won’t be finding Town Hall 9 bases at 11 often, that’s how it has always been.

    You don’t need massive compositions to farm. You just need to use GiBarch and use spells. It’s not that hard, I get many resources.

    Many of the things you mentioned is a result of weak attacking and inability to adapt..

    • Cory Gunther

      01/13/2016 at 10:35 am

      It’s different for each TH level. Some are enjoying it, others aren’t. It isn’t as balanced as before which is what will be fixed in this upcoming update.

      As an early to mid Town Hall 10. I find huge ass maxed out TH10 and 11 almost all day. Never a fair battle. I rarely see a TH9, and before the update you saw TH one below you somewhat often. I agree, two levels below is unfair. but there are some tough TH9’s out there I just don’t get to face anymore. I have to use a huge army and five spells against these Inferno lvl 3 and xbow lvl 4 bases, or else I get destroyed. That or use golems and wizards and spend 300k on an army.

      It’s just balance issues, and they’ll be fixed soon enough. This weekend Supercell put dead bases back into multiplayer, which should help a little.

      • dumcheese

        07/03/2016 at 2:12 pm

        The whole point of the update was to get people to use full armies, your doing it right by spending over 300k per raid

  4. Daniel Bailey-Thompson

    01/12/2016 at 2:35 pm

    I agree with banana

    Your just going over the top

  5. Chris

    01/15/2016 at 5:58 am

    I started playing some violin music to accompany this whining

    • Juice

      01/21/2016 at 2:23 pm

      I know right! Nothing but whiney babies! Quit already!!! Clash of Clans is for warriors!

  6. Support

    01/15/2016 at 9:28 am

    Just delete it ! Problem solved, go spend time with family and friends. If you have no life play.

  7. Jeff

    01/15/2016 at 9:22 pm

    Well said. This article made me decide to stop playing coc.

  8. Derail

    01/18/2016 at 6:24 am

    3 years and I never thought they would destroy it but they did, game will never be the same and it’s not worth playing anymore. I started battle islands deleted clash and boom beach witch I didn’t like much at all. When and if reversed I would come back but until then not worth it. Th11 not bad but everything else was a joke.

  9. Juice

    01/21/2016 at 2:18 pm

    I’m not sure what everyone else is doing, but seriously people. There is nothing wrong with the game after the update. I play TH8-TH11 with no problems before and after the update. The REAL problem is that no one knows how to really play the game.

    Farming does NOT get you less resources. I farm with mainly heroes, goblins, wbs and a few giants at all levels and gain about 50K-100K each raid on average. It’s not much per attack, but after 10 quick raids you got 1 mil in loot already.

    Shields are NOT harder to get when you have good defense and a different base layout for each league. Yes, different layouts is the KEY. One layout won’t save you! I even have one specific layout to always get 30% destruction and a shield with minimal loot loss.

    Yes, everything is too expensive, but if it was THAT easy to obtain, it wouldn’t be interesting and a challenge now would it?

    Match making is NOT worse. Again, you, the player, need to adjust your leagues. I see TH10s complain about not seeing any more TH9s, well drop to Silver League and you will find plenty!

    The problem with the game is actually the players themselves. Young minds are unable to cope and manage their villages efficiently. That’s where you see the split. It’s the older crowd that’s happy with the changes, and the young teens that are not.

    What most people missed in all of this is that we have a 1 gem boosts for the last 5 weeks. If you boosted every day it would only cost 490 gems (easily saved by cleaning shrubs and gem boxes). Boosting max elixir and gold mines would have yielded you 72 million in total loot, not including DE boosts. And really, 490 gems is just five bucks. I pay more for a stupid cup of coffee every morning. So instead of enjoying this gift, you all chose to be angry and not take advantage of it. Smart move!!!

    • Sanil

      03/21/2017 at 11:27 pm

      i agree with u this article is shit as it just explains that the maker doesn’t know the meaning of patience and right type of attacking

  10. Dazzer

    01/31/2016 at 9:56 am

    Interesting comments about dropping levels to balance the attacks. I have dropped to silver and all I find are bases of stronger players who have deliberately dropped levels. TH 11 bases in silver II is far from balanced.

    • ficagames11

      04/25/2017 at 5:30 am

      only th 9-11 see th 11 in silver league others dont and most of silver league is th 5,6,7,8

  11. Anna

    02/21/2016 at 8:39 am

    They want you to spend MORE money..

  12. wbutchar

    04/06/2016 at 1:05 am

    Good article. The real whiners are the spineless ones that seem to defend Supercell no matter what ridiculous, money sucking, game killing idea they come up with. And the “clash of clans is for warriors” comment is a wee bit over the top. Or are some forgetting that this is simply a mobile game? The reason for the complaints is because Supercell has been changing the game game mid stream and AFTER people spent real money on a game that already had an established system of play. For some of you who have absolutely nothing meaningful in life to spend your time on, perhaps the changes mean little to nothing for your precious game. To the rest of us who have enough of a life to not want to waste more hours each day to commit to a mobile, money sucking game, the changes are nothing more than a rip off of which we should have been given some sort of warning that Supercell can and will make major changes any time they feel like it. Hard lesson is STAY AWAY FROM ALL FREMIUM GAMES! BUY decent games that require NO additional in app purchases. At least with these you won’t be into them for a stupid amount of money only to watch them fall apart at any time the gaming companies decide they want more money. For millions of us, Supercell is simply another company we will avoid.

    • Sanil

      03/21/2017 at 11:37 pm

      if we want we can play the game without using money to make it more interesting and satisfying , supercell doesn’t force you to use money…

  13. Andy Capp (@vintage_bastard)

    04/06/2016 at 3:03 pm

    I farm with 10 giants, two healers, 12 wizards, 33 archers, 28 barbs, 4 bombers, archer queen and barb king. My totally army cost $240k elixir thereabouts. Yet still sometimes i get so much elixir I have no room to store it. So I don’t understand how people are saying it is more difficult to get resources. I created an excel spread sheet so calculate how much my army costs. I never attack bases with less resources than what it costs to make my army. That is simple commonsense. I simply spend the $750 in gold until i find a base with enough resources and one which i can sufficiently defeat. I guess some people simply do not understand the game.

  14. Andy Capp (@vintage_bastard)

    04/06/2016 at 3:04 pm

    You guys need to learn the game..

  15. Dan

    04/11/2016 at 8:42 am

    Clash is just a disappointment now

  16. Trevor McMurray

    04/11/2016 at 3:21 pm

    REALLY, I LOVE THE GAME, BEFORE AND AFTER THE UPDATE, YOU JUST NEED TO ADJUST THE WAY YOU PLAY, NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. ITS A GOOD GAME FOR MY SON, DAUGHTER AND MYSELF TO ALL PLAY TOGETHER

  17. Mike Shalapay

    04/18/2016 at 7:58 pm

    sucks.

  18. KKrocks

    05/03/2016 at 2:13 am

    I do also thinks there is no problem with new update actually it is making the game more intersting whihc means keeping the game alive. And the most important thing if u r gstting things easier in a game thts a boredom part. So i love the new updates of game. COC ROCKS YEAH😀🙌🙌🙌

  19. Tom gooch

    05/04/2016 at 2:17 pm

    The upgrade will not let me into the game I try to open the game up and it goes into a start loading and start load loop

  20. Rick

    05/17/2016 at 8:37 pm

    I agree with the author of this post.the game became a lot more difficult to build resources, all of the final building upgrades are over 8 million !, it is difficult to gain a shield and not lose practically all or a major portion of your resources. The only way to build these resources is to boost your collectors, boost the barracks, and grind away, and that means gems, spending money,

  21. John

    05/27/2016 at 9:56 pm

    I just deleted clash. I’ve got other things to do than watch shield times and be a revenue source for entrenched players and those with deep pockets who buy their way to th10 in a week

  22. Bill Bradshaw

    06/01/2016 at 7:08 pm

    You are 100% correct with everything you said. After TH10 its too expensive to play Clash. It almost makes no sense to raid anymore because you don’t profit. You are lucky if you come close to breaking even. They are making it so you must gem to upgrade your defenses. Gems are so expensive. Supercell must be making a killing off of the dumb people who keep playing.

  23. wesley

    06/28/2016 at 3:22 pm

    I Don see what all the fuss is i love this game just keep on pressing the next button till ifind a base with enough loot for me no problem

  24. BLANK

    07/07/2016 at 7:12 am

    Who is worth of time and money will spend you lifetime with this game. The feature return was only NEWS UPDATING of “WASTE MORE YOUR TIME HERE” soon. Hahaha The game is free anyway just keep playing “WHO CARE?”😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😜😝

  25. Margot Man

    07/20/2016 at 10:02 am

    I have to say that this article is kind of ignorant. You sound like a whiny baby. Oh boohoo, I wont get to swipe THs and I have to attach TH10 but I am a Th10., I want to attack TH9s and destroy them! Whiney little baby. This game changes and you either adapt, quit, or whine. I adapted, and I’m getting more loot than ever. I don’t have to raid with weak troops for an hour. Now I can cook and search for a loaded base. I don’t raid as often, and I dont lose my whole shield every time, but my yield is better. What a whiny baby

    • Sanil

      03/21/2017 at 11:59 pm

      Yup you are right ! Infact the new shield update bcoz of which opnly a limited shield is eliminated (i.e 3hrs , 4hrs or 5hrs) is he best update ever to come to COC and what about star bonuses ! the best thing ever happened to COC ! These haters really need to know how to play the game …

  26. Greg

    08/14/2016 at 8:53 pm

    TH9, regularly get 700k total gold and elixir, 1,000 Dark elixir. Also got a personal best this week in 1.3 million gold and elixir with 2k DE. Have spent ZERO $$$. Suck it up, adapt, it’s a free game.

  27. Ashraf

    08/24/2016 at 3:03 pm

    honestly speaking, this game took 3yrs from my age, what’s in return, little fun only. daily basis addiction, in day and night. imagine anyone from you have spent 3yrs of doing something, say it, learning a new language, you will master it. I loose 3yrs of my life to master something will never end, we are in a loop my friends.

    how are with me to shutdown this game immediately?

    thanks.

  28. michael feeney

    10/13/2016 at 2:47 pm

    an exciting game gone from mildly amusing to as much fun as collecting bottlecaps. COC took a turn for the worse when the original owners sold out. now its momoneymomoney. resources are predictably inadequate to sustain growth and by the time everything has been upgraded from the last newest ,best thing another upgrade is announced … ad nauseum. the last straw is the $9.99 bundle of bomb tower with gems etc. great deal but now i have to upgrade my dragon, baby dragon, x-bow, mortars, teslas, wizard .gee ,does anyone see a pattern here?
    from the looks of things the international market will be do well $$$ for the coc investors but todays’ Clash of The Clans has become functionally obsolete and not worth my time.

  29. Succ Balls

    11/28/2016 at 3:46 am

    Wow, great insight into an idiot’s perspective of the game. whilst I love playing and do not totally disagree with the view that its popularity is slowing down, the average gamer will not feel this, given the millions of players out there. All reasons listed above are by far the worst ones someone could list…

  30. Aniket Deshpande

    02/19/2017 at 10:48 pm

    However it is well said and it is true. The game is wiped out.many players are quitting the game. Supercell are just concentrating on clash royale .

  31. Abdullah Kazi

    03/10/2017 at 1:39 am

    Clash of clans will soon find out a way of extending the game to a brand new level with extremely new feafures from my zide i prefer that a brand new concept and some new troop and defence level will make the game quite more attractive and i also prefer that the heroes should be able to use in attack while they are upgrading with the match making i have no problem, one must get attached to the ‘NEXT’ botton to adapt to the game. Coc is already an awesome game we need to just make the game a bit bigger and the we will be back on top and games like lords mobile are our enemies and we must push forward……CLASH ON

  32. John

    04/10/2017 at 10:35 am

    I agree this game is awful

  33. Mr Mister

    04/30/2017 at 8:40 am

    Played COC for 3 1/2 years and for me it was a lot of fun but I found myself playing way too much. I CHOSE COC over family, friends, and work. So I cut back playing for a bit and it didn’t seem worth it any more, so i lost interest. I mean if any of us are playing this game for another 5 years I would be surprised. I don’t look back on my life and say wow I feel so accomplished playing video games all those years. To me those weren’t GREAT memories, just imagine trying to spend time with someone and all they are doing is playing on their phone? Do it if you want it’s your life, but in the end it’s just silly game, there’s better ways to spend your time instead of waste your time. And oh yes it is a waste of time.

  34. BatMan of Gotham

    12/05/2017 at 6:23 pm

    so true. nort wothit anymore. im TH10. it start to get boring after the stupid major update that make free shields hard to get. no more shield no more high loot base, even abandon base has small resource to plunder. sad. also Clash Royale is a total PAY TO WIN. P2W. It doesnt work the ‘free way’ like CoC . dont get fooled by it. Thanks

  35. Edward Savage

    09/08/2018 at 1:37 am

    Clash of Clans was one of the earliest games to use “Game Envy Theory” to boost revenues skyhigh, because it was less social based than other games it grew to be one of the highest money generating games in history. Using the mass of research on social psychological theories on social comparisons, deservedness, and envy, they tested whether the use of these microtransactions would affect how players perceive
    another player using them and whether the game would grow or decline in revenue because of these. IT GREW beyond belief because others became envious of what othere had. Only when this inequality caused by these microtansactions was corrected, due to social demands did game revenues begin to fall.

    “Ironically, our research also shows that despite people’s negative attitudes towards other players who use microtransactions, people actually become tempted to spend money on microtransactions themselves if they are confronted with other players who use them. Study 2 finds that players in World of Tanks indicated to become more tempted to buy a better tank themselves, when they had been playing against a player who had bought such an advantage.” -The Hidden Cost of Microtransactions: Buying In-Game
    Advantages in Online Games Decreases a Player’s Status Ellen R. K. Evers1
    , Niels van de Ven2, Dorus Weeda

  36. Andrew Lawton

    04/16/2019 at 3:34 am

    Clash of clans is a great game. U have to be dedicated to your account and active all the time.

  37. Konrad

    06/24/2019 at 1:36 pm

    I started playing about 9 months ago, and it stopped being fun by month 2 when it became blaringly obvious its pay to win and the higher up in levels you go the more suspicious if not outright cheating players you find

    From players being noticibly lower level than you but having higher attack/defence than you, to up to titan league players dropping to bronze league and never being trophy dropped back up levels by lower players

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Wish App: 8 Things You Need to Know in 2020

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What you need to know about the Wish app.

The Wish app is a shopping app for iPhone and Android that lets you order cheap goods online with major savings. Most items ship straight from China, a growing number ship from the U.S. for faster delivery and you can even pick up select items locally in minutes. The app and service have changed dramatically since it first launched, so it may be worth checking out again.

Wish is a shopping service that puts consumers directly in touch with sellers to buy clothing, electronics, home items, gadgets, and more at a steep discount. There are some knockoff products and some lookalike products. Sometimes you may see a real brand name product on Wish, but they aren’t as cheap and often sell out.

Shoppers can use the Wish website or the app that is available on most major platforms to shop through an array of items. Here are some of the most surprising things you can buy on Wish. Keep in mind that some Wish items take weeks to arrive, and in many cases, you will need to pay attention to the size of shoes and clothes. You’ll also want to remember that if a deal is too good to be true it probably is.

Wish is nearly five years old and it’s growing in popularity and in some cases also in quality. Shipping times and selection are still varied based on what you are looking for, but there are more Wish app reviews that can help you get a good deal and avoid bad purchases. We bought a 70-inch TV, and received a bracelet worth 17 cents instead, so smart shopping is important.

The big question is always, “Can you tell if something on Wish is real or fake?” That’s something that Good Mythical Morning explores in the video above, where Rhett and Link must decide if something is real or from Wish.

While the Wish app is proving popular for shopping in 2020, there are some things that users need to know about this app before placing an order. Here is what savvy shoppers need to know about the app on iPhone, Android, and other platforms.

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What is the Wish App?

The Wish app connects mobile users to the Wish website, where they can buy clothing, accessories, gadgets, and more at steep discounts. There are a lot of various items for sale, including products that look a lot like name-brand versions — but are not the same.

You can buy a wide range of things on WIsh.

For example, there are loads of listings for Airpods for $5 or so, but they are not the real AirPods. There are many other similar style deals with smartwatches, selfie sticks, jewelry, and more. In addition to the normal savings, there are also daily and hourly deals.

Shoppers can download Wish for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and Amazon Fire.

You Need an Account to Use Wish

Like many shopping apps, you need a Wish account to use the Wish app. Until you register you cannot see any of the deals, so you’ll need to sign up to figure out if you want something that they sell. Unlike some commerce apps, you cannot even browse without an account.

Even when you go online, you will need to create an account before you can see what the service sells.

What’s the Wish App Catch?

The biggest catch with the Wish app is that you will not get most items fast. Shipping ranges from 11 days to 22 days for many items, which means it can take a month to get your item. You can find some items that arrive in 5-7 days under the fast shipping option. These items ship straight from China, which is why things are not arriving in two or three days as you get from Amazon and other retailers. Some options include U.S. shipping and a newer option is picking up some items the same say at a local store. Not all items are available for pickup locally.

Do your research before you buy things in the Wish app.

The other catch is that the size of clothes and the actual finished product may not match the product images, you may get the wrong color or may not get what you expect. It’s more important to read the reviews and look for user photos on Wish than it is on Amazon and other websites.

Keep in mind if you get a defective item it may take up to two days to hear back from Wish customer support. From there you can ask for a refund or exchange. Check the reviews for information about shipping times before you order.

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Look for Reviews and Actual Photos

As you look for items to buy in the Wish app, you can read reviews to see what other people say about the quality of the items. This is especially important if you plan on doing buying gifts on Wish. You can also read the Store Ratings to see how that store is overall before placing an order.

The best thing to do is skip past the product photos that the seller uploads and look at user photos of the products to see how the actual product looks and what users have to say about it. In the video below you get a good idea of how the products compare to what you see on the website. Some items are great, while others don’t match the fit described or the colors shown on the website.

Watch some video reviews of the Wish purchases on YouTube to see what people think of what they get. There are a ton of users who post Wish hauls and reviews on YouTube to help show off what the actual products look like and how they fit.

If you plan to buy technology, make sure you also look into the reviews before you buy it. As you can see in the video below, there are some good finds.

You can see many reviews of the products and you will hear from users about the shipping, which can take months in some cases.

Wish App Shipping

Wish App - 3Many of the items that you buy in the Wish app ship for free from China, which is a pretty impressive deal. That’s why it takes up to three weeks for some items to arrive.

You can see the shipping cost and estimated arrival for each item as you shop. If you buy from different stores you may need to pay various shipping charges.

Make sure you check this before purchasing, especially if you are buying heavy or bigger items. Some amazing looking deals are no longer a good deal when you factor in shipping.

If you are shopping with Wish for a specific date or holiday, you may find that items will arrive in time, but you won’t have time to do any exchanges if something isn’t as you expected.

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Wish App Refunds

The Wish website offers a return policy that allows you to request a refund within 30 days of delivery. You need to use the app or website to start the return and you should hear back within 72 hours.

You are responsible for paying shipping and all related fees for returns. The upside is that many times you just need to prove that something is wrong with a photo and they will refund without asking you to ship the item back.

When I tried to return a Wish item that was blatantly not what I bought they ended up needing the packaging information which I had already thrown away. Do not discard anything until you have the refund processed. Wish customer service is not always helpful.

Wish Scams

One thing you need to watch out for is Wish scams. I recently found what looked too good to be true, but purchased it just to see what I would get. I bought a 70-inch 4k TV on Wish for free with $2 shipping. The item shipped the next morning and the seller switched the product description to be for a pair of headphones.

Watch out for items that are too good to be true.

Watch out for items that are too good to be true.

According to Wish, over 10,000 people bought this, so the seller pocketed $20,000 or more in a day for headphones in the hopes that people will forget, or perhaps they will close up shop before it is due to arrive.

Check out the video below to see what arrived when our 70-inch TV landed on our doorstep.

The same seller offers an “Ultra-thin Quad-Core Laptop 14” Screen Display 1366*768 pixel 4G+64G Windows 10″ device for sale but the description now shows it is just a keyboard skin, not a laptop.

It’s very important to read the descriptions of items on Wish, especially if they look too good to be true.

What Can You Buy on Wish?

There are all kinds of items on Wish from no-name items that are as good as what you will find in a store at a much higher price to really odd items like toilet paper, fake police badges, swimming pools, boats, and much more. If it’s made in China, you can probably buy it on wish.

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You can buy Fake Gold bars on the Wish App. These small gold bars are designed to look like real gold. With a MSRP of $54 you only need to pay $3 to get an oz of fake gold that is designed to look like real gold. 

The description is up front about what you are getting. Even though the photo shows Credit Suisse and appears to show markings that this is real gold, it is identified as a replica souvenir coin.  

Most reviews indicate this is a great prank gift to give to someone. A real 1 oz bar of gold like this can be purchased on eBay for significantly more. 

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This is how to install Fortnite on Android in 2020. Google removed Fortnite from the Google Play Store, but you can still install Fortnite on Android from Epic Games or from the Samsung App Store. This guide will show you how to do it so that you can play Fortnite.

The move follows Apple pulling Fortnite from the Apple App Store this week and signals a long drawn out feud between Epic Games who makes Fortnite and the major mobile manufacturers. The good news is that on Android it is easy to install Fortnite in 2020, even if the messages you see when you do it may be a little scary.

This method works with Android phones and tablets. The menu options may vary slightly based on your phone or your version of Android, but it is very similar. It is important to make sure that you only download Fortnite to Android from official sources, otherwise, you could end up with an issue.

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How to Install Fortnite on Android in 2020 without Google Play.

You can install Fortnite on Android directly from Epic Games or you can install the Epic Games app from the Galaxy Store on Samsung Devices. To install apps from other app stores or from Epic directly, you need to change some settings on your phone.

When you allow app installations from unknown sources you will see scary messages. This is to let you know that you can install potentially dangerous apps. if you make sure to get Fortnite from Epic Games or from the Galaxy App Store, you should be safe, but you do need to be cautious.

  1. Scan the QR code on the Epic Games website using your Android Phone.
  2. Choose Epic Games.
  3. If prompted say yes to allowing a download.
  4. Tap to start the download.
  5. Tap on the file to open the download.
  6. Allow your browser to install apps from unknown sources.
  7. Tap to go back to the page and choose install.
  8. Open the Epic Games App.
  9. Tap on Fortnite.
  10. Tap on Install.

This will install Fortnite on your Android phone in a few minutes. You can then login to Fortnite and start playing without the need for Google Play. You can also do this from the Samsung Galaxy Store.

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How to Fix Missing Fortnite on iPhone & iPad

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  • Fortnite is no longer in the Apple App Store
  • You can re-install from your purchased items.
  • This works on new iPhones and iPads

Apple removed Fortnite from the iPhone and iPad App Store today, which means if you are a new player you cannot install it. If you ever installed Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad, you can still install it, but you need to know where to look. Here’s how to re-install Fortnite in 2020 while it is missing from the App Store.

Apple says that Fortnite is no longer in the App Store for “violating the App Store guidelines,” and while we expect that the game will be back in the App Store soon, that doesn’t help you or your kids.

If you’ve installed Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad, you can still re-install it to a new device. You may even be able to do this with a Family Share account.

  • Open the App Store.
  • Tap on your Profile in the Upper Right.
  • Tap on Purchased.
  • Tap on My Purchases.
  • Search for Fortnite.
  • Tap the Install Icon.

Wait for Fortnite to install to your new iPhone or iPad. Once the app is installed we expect that you will still be able to play the game as normal, but in-app purchases may be unavailable through the new method Epic Games added.

This is a temporary fix. Once August 27th rolls around, if this is not solved, you may not be able to play Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad.

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Is Hulu Worth It? 10 Things You Need to Know in 2020

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Is Hulu Worth it? We’ll help you decide with a look at what you need to know before you sign up. Now that we are spending more time at home it’s a great time to subscribe.

Hulu is a great Netflix alternative if you like binging TV shows more than movies and it is an excellent cable alternative that lets you choose if you want to see commercials while watching the latest TV shows. You can even get a Hulu Live TV option that streams many of your favorite channels to almost any device.

You can sign up for a free Hulu trial to test the service out, which is also a great option if you are stuck inside and running out of content to watch on Netflix.

This is what you need to know about the Hulu free trial, Hulu deals, Hulu packages, and other things to consider before subscribing to Hulu for on-demand and for live TV.

Read: FuboTV vs Hulu+ Live TV

Before you sign up for Hulu, there are a few things you’ll want to know about the service, options, and plans. Instead of trying to make sense of a long FAQ from Hulu, we are here to walk you through everything you need to know before you give Hulu any money. We’ve been using Hulu for years, and testing various plans and options to find out how to get more from the service, where to look for deals, and other tips.

How Much is Hulu?

Hulu is $5.99 a month with ads or $11.99 a month with no ads. Hulu Live TV is $54.99 a month or $60.99 a month with no ads.

From there, you’ll find an array of add ons that we’ll cover more in-depth in the pricing and package section. There is no commitment, and you can cancel Hulu at any time without penalties, hassles, or even a phone call.

You can also get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month.

You can also find some Hulu deals that drop the price if you are a student, or if you bundle it with another service.

When Do New Episodes Go on Hulu?

When do new shows appear on Hulu?

When do new shows appear on Hulu?

We typically see new episodes of current shows go on Hulu the next day, early in the morning. This isn’t a hard and fast rule though. Sometimes shows arrive a day later or even five days later depending on the show and the contracts negotiated with Hulu and the network.

You can typically watch the current season and potentially part of an older season, but you won’t often find the full run of a show on Hulu if it is still in production. There are times when you will see all episodes of a newer show, but this tends not to be typical.

If you miss the last few episodes of a series, it may not be there when the new season hits, so you need to plan accordingly. I had to buy a few episodes of the first season of A Million Little Things which I hadn’t caught up on when Season 2 dropped.

With some premium programming you will get a selection of older seasons, but not all of them. For example, Hulu offers five seasons of Homeland, while there are currently seven seasons.

Hulu Plans

There are two main Hulu plans to choose from. The first is a $5.99 a month plan that includes streaming shows and movies, but you will see ads interrupt your viewing experience. The second is an ad-free version for $11.99 and allows you to watch without seeing any ads.

You can also choose if you want Live TV, which bumps the price of the cheapest plan down to $54.99 and the price of the no ads option to $60.99. You will still see ads during Live TV viewing. The no ad option is for the part of the streaming that you can do on Hulu without Live TV.

You can also add Enhanced Cloud DVR to the Live TV plan for $9.99 a month and Unlimited Screens for $9.99 a month, or add both for $14.99 a month. Without this option, you can only watch live TV on a limited number of devices at the same time.

Hulu Deals

We used to see Hulu deals drop the price to $5.99 a month, but that is the standard pricing. You can score an epic Hulu deal if you are a student that also wants Spotify. You can subscribe to Spotify Premium and Hulu with ads for $4.99 a month. That is an epic deal and you can start the process on Spotify. You will need to cancel any subscription you have to Spotify or Hulu through a carrier or app store to use this deal.

If you pre-pay for Hulu with ads for a year, you can pay $59.99, compared to $71.88 a year if you pay monthly.

Are Hulu Add-Ons Worth It?

You can upgrade your Hulu plan with add-ons including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz. You can add these to any of the Hulu plans, including the ad-supported ones or plans with Live TV. The pricing is the same as if you subscribed to these individually, but it may be cheaper than if you go with the plan through a cable company, so double-check that if you use Hulu in addition to paying for cable.

Hulu Show List

There's a range of shows on Hulu.

There’s a range of shows on Hulu.

You can check out the Hulu show list without subscribing to see if your favorite shows are on the service. This page includes a link to all the shows on Hulu and a list of the seasons and episode count. You can watch big hits like Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, This is Us, Rick and Morty, The Golden Girls, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Futurama and many others.

You can also filter to only see shows that are still on the air. This will help you decide if it is a good alternative to paying for cable. You will not find most CBS shows on Hulu since CBS would rather sell you CBS All Access plans.

Does Hulu Offer Movies?

While most of us think about Hulu for TV, the service also includes movies. There are documentaries like the Fyre Festival documentary Fire Fraud and other original content. It’s a mix of old and new movies, but the catalog is nowhere near as deep as Netflix. We’re seeing a lot of limited-run shows and more movies on Hulu lately.

You can check out the Hulu movie listings on this page.

What is included with Hulu + Live TV

When it comes to sports, you can pick your favorite teams.

When it comes to sports, you can pick your favorite teams.

The Hulu Live TV plan includes access to the standard Hulu streaming options as well as more than 60 Live and On-Demand TV channels. This includes sports, news, and entertainment. You can record up to 200 hours on a Cloud DVR if you pay $9.99 a month for the option.

With Hulu Live TV you get major networks including; ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and many other networks including channels like CW, Discovery, A&E, FX, and USA to name a few. You can check out the full listing and enter your zip code to see which local channels you get with Hulu.

From a sports standpoint, you get Fox Sports 1, the Big Ten Network, ESPN, TNT, NBC Golf, CBS, NBCSN, Fox Sports 2, and others. You can watch a lot of sports with this plan. With this information, you can check to see which of your events are on Hulu.

It’s a good idea to use the free month alongside your current option to see if Hulu Live TV has enough channels that you like to make it worthwhile.

How Many People Can Use Hulu At Once

With the Hulu and Hulu no ad plans you can only watch two streams at a time. You can install the app and sign in on as many of your devices as you want, but you can only use two at the same time.

With the Hulu Live TV plan, you can watch on two devices at the same time. If you need to add more streams you can upgrade to the unlimited Screens option for Live TV. This gives you unlimited streaming on your home network and three mobile streams. This is a $9.99 a month option.

What Does Hulu Work On?

Hulu works on a wide range of devices. There are two versions of the Hulu app still ins use. You can use the current version on most modern devices and a classic Hulu app that doesn’t include Live TV access. You can use the latest Hulu app with Live TV on the following devices;

  • Android phones and tablets
  • Apple TV (4th generation or later)
  • Chromecast
  • Echo Show
  • Fire Tablets
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • iPhones and iPads
  • LG TV (select models)
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Mac and PC browsers
  • PlayStation 3*
  • PlayStation 4*
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TV (select models)
  • Windows 10
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
There are different experiences depending on your devices.

There are different experiences depending on your devices.

The classic app is available on older devices and on many Smart TVs. These include;

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV (2nd & 3rd generation)
  • LG TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • Sony TVs and Blu-ray players
  • TiVo
  • Wii U
  • VIZIO TVs

The odd devices out are the PS4 and PS3, which feature the latest Hulu app, but not Live TV. If you want to watch Live TV and use the latest features, you may want to buy the latest Apple TV or Fire TV Stick 4K.

Is Hulu Worth It?

Is Hulu worth subscribing to in 2020? With a price below one iTunes movie rental each month, it is a very tempting option for many users. I subscribe to Hulu alongside cable because it offers the best way to watch many of my favorite shows. I’m still considering switching to Hulu + Live TV and ditching cable, though with the DVR add on I’ll be spending a decent amount each month.

I also spring for the ad-free version because I get sick of seeing the same ads over and over again. Being able to watch many of my favorite shows without worrying about DVR issues and clunky on-demand set-top boxes is worth the price.

The value really kicked in when I discovered Homeland, which Hulu offers seven seasons on demand. This was a massive saving over buying them or subscribing to Showtime just for those episodes.

Ultimately it will depend on how you watch and what you watch if Hulu is worth it, but if you get the value of one iTunes movie rental a month out of it, the version with ads is a very good value.

Click here to subscribe to Hulu or Hulu Live TV.

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Supercharge Your iPhone Photos and Videos With This Bundle

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Record better video with REC on iPhone.

The Camera+ app and the new REC app help you take better photos and record better-looking video. These apps offer more control over camera features and show you important information on the screen while you are using them.

I use my iPhone to take almost every photo in my life and to record most of our YouTube content. I’ve been using Camera+ and Camera+ 2 for years, and the new REC app looks like a great option for expanding my iPhone videography.

REC is really handy since it allows you to choose the lens, use automatic stabilization, pick a resolution, and frame rate. You can even set bit rate and choose the format. Another feature is to lock exposure and white balance when you start recording.

The controls for video are stellar, but what really shines to me is the option to control the microphone. You can choose the mic you want to use on your device. On the iPhone 11 Pro Max, I can pick the front, back, bottom, or external if I connect on. This also lets you control the gain, sample rate, and format. I love that you can see the microphone information on the screen while you are recording.

Control more settings on your iPhone with the REC app.

Controls are easy to use, with fast access to white balance, shutter speed, ISO, EV, and manual focus. You can also swap cameras and formats.

Another cool feature is that the videos are saved to the app so that you can review them before sending it to your editor of choice or your photo library.

REC is hosting a contest through August 23rd for the best 3-minute video shot with the REC app. The winners will get either a DJI Osmo Mobile 3 or a PolarPro Litechaser Pro Filmmaking Kit. Here’s more on the contest.

You can buy REC for $4.99 or you can get the Ultimate iPhoneography Bundle with REC and Camera+ 2 for $6.99 on sale.

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