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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an ambitious mobile game that goes beyond mobile

Mobile gaming is crazy big these days. Just look at the number of companies scrambling to make the perfect gaming phone. But the mobile gaming …

Mobile

Apple finally allows third-party traffic apps in CarPlay

Apple's driving app that connects your iPhone to your car's infotainment system, CarPlay, has long frustrated users because it forces you to use …

Apps

This Hidden iPhone Feature Will Make Your Night-Time Photos Pop

For that ~dreamy~ lewk.

Mobile Photography

Steam Link lets you play PC games on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

You can now play your PC game library anywhere around your home without being weighed down by a chunky gaming laptop. The official Steam Link app lets you enjoy your favorite Steam games on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.<p>You’ll be able to play with a Steam Controller, MFi controller, or a range of …

Philips Hue 3 upgrades smart lighting app with refined design, fast controls, photo scenes

Philips is releasing a major new version of its iOS app this month that gives the smart lighting controller an updated look while restoring some missing features. The new version includes 30 new lighting scenes and brings back a feature that lets you turn photos into lighting scenes.<p>Hue says it …

Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in for $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like mine. (You can pop some Earbuddyz on them but then you have to remove to charge …

Tech Trends

Drafts 5 for iOS goes free, adds fantastic pro features

Drafts 5 has launched, the sequel to Drafts 4, and you may be a little confused as too what it actually new. Should you upgrade, for example? After all, it’s just the same old note-creating app with a lick of paint, right? Well, the definitive answer to that is “Hmmm, kinda…” While Drafts 5 doesn’t …

New smartwatch has 45-day battery life and costs less than $100 vs. the $330+ Apple Watch

Now that Pebble is dead, there’s really only one big-name smartwatch worth even considering these days, and it’s the Apple Watch Series 3. But what …

iOS 11.3 is available now. Here are the best new features

iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system, is available now -- and it offers more features than you might expect from a ".3" release. Whether you're interested in augmented reality, cute Animoji or just a way to keep Apple from throttling your old iPhone, damn it, …

IPad Air

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.<p>The answer is to add …

Microsoft Photos Companion for Android, iOS transfers photos to PCs easily

For all our advancements in computing, mobile devices, and wireless technologies, transferring photos from phone to computer can still be a hassle. …

Large-scale study shows Apple Watch & other wearables can detect early signs of diabetes

A large-scale study involving more than 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear users has shown that heart-rate data from the wearables can detect early signs of diabetes.<p>The study – a collaboration between UC San Francisco and digital health startup Cardiogram – measured the accuracy of a new diabetes …

Apple Watch

How To: Keep Your Night Vision Sharp with the iPhone's Hidden Red Screen

There were a lot of cool new features introduced in iOS 10, but some were more hidden than others. One option called "Color Tint" snuck its way in, …

Tutorials

Nintendo officially announces new Mario Kart game coming to iOS

After years of requests from users, Nintendo today officially announced that a mobile version of Mario Kart is under development. While specifics remain unclear, the company says the game will be released sometime in the next 13 months…<p>The news of a Mario Kart game for iOS comes following …

Mario Kart

Why HomePod is actually a steal at $349

Don’t make the mistake of comparing HomePod to rival smart speakers and lamenting its $349 price tag. There are good reasons why the device costs more than three times as much as an Amazon Echo — and yet is still an absolute steal.<p>Apple is keen to point out that HomePod is an awesome music …

Audiophile

How to Turn Your Old iPhone Into a Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone

If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it’s sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You’ve probably thought about throwing it out, but now …

Apps

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

Mobile Technology

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Tech Trends

Test shows how good iPhone X’s OLED screen is at preventing burn-in

The iPhone X is the first iPhone with an OLED display, which happens to be the best smartphone display in the world right now. The screen is …

Mobile Technology

Civilization 6 on iPad is a marvel

<i>Civilization 6</i> was recently released on iPad, which came as something of a surprise. Publisher Aspyr Media had made no previous announcements. This is not some “lite” version of Civ stripped down for touchscreen, mobile implementation. It’s the whole game. It’s the first time a full Civ game has …

Board Games

Don’t restore your phone from a backup: Why you should start fresh

If you keep a phone around long enough, it becomes a vestige of an old version of yourself, or even many former versions of yourself.<p>Regrettable …

Apps

Sid Meier's Civilization VI for iPad Review

It's been a year of big surprises on small devices. I was already impressed when Bethesda showed us that you could put something as graphically …

Civilization (Video Game)

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' Now Available on iPad

Popular turn-based strategy game Civilization VI made its way to the iPad today thanks to Aspyr Media. The sixth game in the Civilization series, Civilization VI was originally released on Mac and PC in October of 2016.<p>As with all Civilization games, the aim is to lead a newly-established …

Civilization (Video Game)

This is the best smartphone camera of 2017

iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. HTC U11 vs. LG V30<p>Smartphone cameras get better every year, but this year more than ever truly felt like a leap. For once, we can talk about more than just Apple and Samsung (and Google) when referring to the “top tier” of smartphones with good cameras. And …

Mobile Photography

Update to popular RAW camera app Halide includes 4x faster capture, 3D Touch support, more

A new version of the popular photography app, Halide, has been released today. Halide version 1.6 is a speed-centric update that contains a lot of improvements including support for the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch screen and much more.<p>The first major improvement, beyond iPhone X support, is capture speed. …

Apps

10 (X) Vital iPhone X Tips and Tricks

Apple’s latest flagship phone, the iPhone X, has been out for over a month now and shipping times have finally improved to just a day or two. With …

Emergency Medicine

'GRID Autosport' Review - The Best Racing Game on Mobile by a Mile

My review of Codemasters and Feral Interactive's <i>GRID Autosport</i> [$9.99] can easily be my shortest review ever: if you want the best racing game on …

IPhone 7

Using iPhone X’s dark mode uses less than half the battery power

Did you read our guide to switching on the iPhone X’s Unofficial Battery Saver Dark Mode in order to stretch the battery life of your new iPhone X? Well, it turns out that blacking out as much of the screen as possible really can save a whole lot of juice. In testing, running the iPhone X in dark …

Batteries

There’s a trick that makes your iPhone X battery pretty much last forever

Apple’s new iPhone X is the hottest new smartphone on the market right now. In fact, it’s probably safe at this point to say that it’s the hottest …

Mobile Technology