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15 best racing games for Android

Racing games are among the most popular in all of mobile gaming. It was the first genre to overcome the lack of physical buttons on smartphones well enough that it made the games worth playing. Most popular racing games have tens of millions of fans. That doesn’t mean they’re the best, though. …

Google Play

Huawei P10 Lite hands-on

The Lite variants of the Huawei P series are more of their own sub-brand than they are variations on their flagship namesake. So when I went hands-on with the Huawei P10 Lite at an indoor skydiving center recently, I was expecting to see more of a successor to the Huawei P9 Lite than a device with …

Huawei

Images of Samsung Galaxy S8 cases and accessories reportedly leak

A few days ago, the German website <i>WinFuture.de</i> posted leaked info and a low-res image of the rumored DeX dock for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. Now the same site has not only posted a higher res image of the DeX dock, but also some more images and info on a host of apparently official Galaxy S8 …

Samsung Galaxy

1Password developer AgileBits is testing Android O’s Autofill feature

One of the big new additions included in the first Android O Developer Preview is its Autofill feature. Developers will be able to implement the Autofill APIs directly into their apps so users will be able to automatically fill in any secure information they need, such as addresses, usernames, and …

Google

‘Super-Sized’ Network Security bundle on sale for $49

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>The job market is <b>seriously starting to question</b> the Return On Investment for conventional education and degrees.<p>New applicants are coming into a flooded job …

Ethical Hacking

Why you don’t need the Nokia 3310

Everyone was praising the Nokia 3310 after it was introduced in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress 2017. It’s amazing how much hype it was able to accumulate at the show, which was especially evident at HMD’s booth with the giant crowds huddling over the phones. Unbelievable is one way of …

Nokia 3310

Google Assistant can now quote you Jaden Smith (seriously)

Google Assistant has just received around a dozen new actions that range from controlling your robot vacuum cleaner to managing your grocery list and providing inspirational quotes from Jaden Smith (really). Google Assistant has been steadily rolling out to Android devices in recent weeks, with the …

Google

Google reportedly working on a social app for group photo editing

According to <i>TechCrunch,</i> Google is working on a new social app for group photo editing, which might be unveiled this May at Google I/O.<p>Google is certainly a very big and (almost) omnipresent company, but there’s one area where it hasn’t found the magic formula yet: social media. Neither Hangouts nor …

Google

Here’s what the Android Wear 2.0-based Movado Group smartwatches will look like

A few days ago, the Movado Group announced it would launch new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches later this year. One would use its own branding, the Movado Connect, while the company will also launch other smartwatches in partnership with the well known fashion brands Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss. At …

Wearable Tech

Google Talk in Gmail to shut down services on June 26

In yet another change that will impact some of Google’s chat users, the company has announced that Google Talk features in Gmail will be shut down on June 26, as users will be asked to use the Hangouts chat client instead.<p>Google Talk first launched in 2005 as the official chat client for Gmail, but …

Google

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 gets the beauty treatment with official launch trailer

Today is the official launch day for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, which is the company’s latest 9.7-inch high-end Android tablet. So Samsung decided to mark the occasion with an official launch trailer for the tablet on its YouTube channel.<p>The trailer first shows a fantasy sequence, with the case of …

Samsung

Wikibuy is a game changer for saving money online. Here’s why you need it

Wikibuy is kind of the new kid on the block when it comes to Chrome extensions designed to save you money, but its rapid explosion in popularity became pretty obvious after we started using it.<p>As a long-time Honey user, I expected Wikibuy to be pretty much a clone of the famous coupon-applying …

Money

Capcom’s arcade classic Wolf of the BF:Commando launched for Android

Capcom continues to launch mobile versions of many of its classic arcade games. The latest such release for Android in the Google Play Store is Wolf of the BF:Commando, which is better known in the US simply as Commando.<p>The top-down vertical scrolling shooter features you as a Rambo or, yes, a …

Gaming

Check out these high-resolution pictures of Galaxy S8+ dummy unit

Another day, another leak, eh? We now have high-resolution pictures of a Galaxy S8+ dummy unit as well as a video that compares the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with their competitors. While there’s nothing new to see here, the pictures and the video confirm just how compact these devices will be.<p>As you can …

Samsung Galaxy

Leaked Xiaomi Mi 6 render shows it may have dual rear cameras

Rumors and leaks for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 continue to hit the internet. The latest such leak claims to show a render of the smartphone’s front and back, and it indicates it may have a dual camera setup.<p>The render, posted on the Chinese Weibo social network, would seem to confirm that the Mi 6 …

Phones

T-Mobile customers likely to get fewer scam calls starting April

Getting a call is so rare that it’s almost exciting these days. At least for me. But imagine the disappointment when you realize it’s just an automated voice selling insurance. That’s why T-Mobile is pushing out an update called Scam ID for its customers so that known spam and scam numbers show up …

Fraud

Deal: Poweradd 10,000 mAh power bank available for $16.99 at Amazon

We have come across a great deal for all the smartphone power users out there who are constantly running out of juice while out and about. Amazon is selling the Poweradd Pilot 2GS power bank with a capacity of 10,000 mAh for $16.99, which is 25% ($7) off the regular price. It’s also $33 under the …

Lightning

Nova Launcher beta update adds dynamic notification badges

A new update for the beta version of the popular Nova Launcher has been released, which adds an interesting and very useful feature called dynamic badges. These replace the standard notification badges that show up on the right side of each app icon and provide you with the number of missed calls, …

Mobile Technology

HTC U Ultra review

Buy now from HTC<p>It’s no secret that HTC has had a rough go of it for the past few years, despite offering solid flagship devices renowned for their beautiful design, build quality, and fantastic audio experience. With that said, it unfortunately has been a case of “more of the same” when it comes …

Phones

Moto G5 Plus to ship in the US from March 31, pre-order it now

Lenovo took the wraps off the Moto G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about a month ago. We’re now happy to report that the mid-range device is already up for pre-order in the US, with sales officially starting on March 31. It is available at a bunch of different retailers including …

Motorola

The Other Room is a VR puzzle title from the makers of Papo & Yo

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister-site, VR Source.</i><p>Minority Media, the developers of the ambitious adventure game Papo & Yo, have released a new VR title on Android.<p>The Other Room is a puzzle game in the vein of “escape the room” type titles, where players must examine and manipulate …

Virtual Reality

Android O makes it easier to add custom ringtones, alarms and notification sounds [Diving into Android O]

The Android O Developer Preview has simplified the way in which custom ringtones, alarm sounds, and notification sounds can be assigned.<p>In previous versions of stock Android, the process of adding a custom ringtone involved copying files into the dedicated ringtone or alarm folders on your handset …

Mobile Technology

US Senate wants to let ISPs sell your web browsing history to advertisers

Last October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Internet privacy rules that would ban internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing or selling your web browsing data to advertisers without your consent. Unfortunately, the US Senate has recently voted to eliminate these privacy …

Net Neutrality

New video reveals why we didn’t get a black OnePlus 3T earlier

OnePlus has released a video discussing the new limited edition Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 3T, and how it was designed. The four-minute video was uploaded to the OnePlus YouTube channel yesterday and contains an unnamed OnePlus designer detailing the Midnight Black’s creation.<p>Apparently, …

Mobile Technology

New Nokia Android phones to launch in 120 markets at the same time in Q2 2017

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 trade show in February, HMD Global showed off its new Nokia 6, 5, and 3 Android smartphones, along with the new version of the classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. At that time, HMD indicated the Nokia 6 would be available globally, but now we have some more …

Mobile Technology

You can now get the Moto G5 Plus for just $185 with Amazon ads

Amazon has a few smartphones available that display personalized offers and ads on the lock screen. Those who don’t mind seeing and ad when they turn on the screen can opt for one of these devices and save a few bucks, as they are a bit cheaper when compared to the regular models that don’t contain …

Mobile Technology

Google Pixel Bluetooth problem reportedly fixed in server-side update

The Google Pixel has had several Bluetooth related issues in its short life, beginning with reports of failed connectivity in cars and, more recently, random disconnections and switching off. The latest issues are believed to have stemmed from February’s security patches, but a fix is now rolling …

Google

Google plans to remove SMS support from Hangouts on May 22

Google is continuing to make changes to its Hangouts app and service. Late on Thursday, the company sent an email to its G Suite administrators, informing them that SMS text messaging support for the Hangouts chat app will be removed on May 22.<p>The email, as posted by <i>Droid Life</i>, added that Hangouts …

Google

Why Google Hangouts is irreplaceable to me

Google is making some big changes to their messaging services. Android’s Messenger is now Android Messages. Hangouts is now Hangouts plus some chat and meet options. What ever happened to keeping things simple? Am I really in the minority in liking Hangouts just the way it is?<p>Just what is going on …

Google

Verizon starts selling the budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy J7 V and LG K20 V

Even though the major carriers in the US are getting ready to help launch two new flagship phones from Samsung and LG in the next few weeks, both of those companies also have some new budget-priced devices to offer as well. Today, Verizon Wireless announced has started selling the Samsung J7 V and …

Samsung