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20 of the best Android apps and games this month

April was an excellent month for new Android apps and games: the Google Play store may be stuffed with apps already, but many of the latest releases are genuinely worth a slot on your device.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, and if you see “IAP” that means the app uses in-app …

Apps

Donald Trump blasts John Kasich and Ted Cruz's alliance: 'A horrible act of desperation'

In a lengthy statement sent out early Monday morning, the Republican presidential frontrunner slammed his fellow candidates over their plan to divvy up the remaining nominating states to try to keep Trump from picking up the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential …

Here are 5 best Android apps you should have

The Google Play Store is the world’s largest app store with more than a million apps and billions of downloads each month. You may be wondering which …

Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same

HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to …

Global Smartphone Market Forecast

BI Intelligence<p>The global smartphone market is expected to slow considerably over the next few years. Despite a record-setting holiday quarter, 2015 was likely the last year of double-digit growth for smartphone shipments.<p>Mature markets were at the heart of this year’s deceleration. Adoption has …

Flat or curved? That is the question regarding the upcoming Galaxy Note 6

Rumors are circulating that Samsung is considering either a flat or curved display for the Galaxy Note 6. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have proven …

Phones

Galaxy Note 6 Leak Reveals Significant Design Changes

The Galaxy Note 5 was a mistake. The productivity focused phablet suffered greatly from losing its expandable memory and removable battery, while – for the first time – it didn’t get a global release. Now Samsung looks set to fix these mistakes…<p>In a leak obtained by GSM Helpdesk, we learn Samsung …

Phones

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Hillary Clinton considers all-female ticket by choosing woman as vice-president nominee

Hillary Clinton is considering selecting another woman as her vice presidential running mate, according to campaign officials.<p>Following her convincing win over her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in New York last week, she has already begun turning her attention to November's general election.<p>This …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Wireless Charging Battery Pack review

As you may recall, I'm not the biggest fan of battery cases. They're cumbersome, come with a load of compromises and in the end don't add much of a …

Top House Republican condemns reported U.S. purchase of Iran heavy water | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, commenting on a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday that the Obama administration is buying 32 tons of heavy water from Iran, said the purchase was “another unprecedented concession to the world’s leading state-sponsor of …

3 Design Principles Apple Gets Wrong

iOS 10 is coming later this year. Here are three ideas that should drive it.<p>Apple’s once legendary user interface design has been on the wane for the better part of a decade, as its software becomes more obscure, more complicated, and less intuitive. Nowhere is this is more apparent than in Apple’s …

Hands on with the shampoo-sounding Acer Liquid Zest Plus

It's safe to say the Acer Liquid Zest Plus won't be coming to North America anytime soon, but the mid-range smartphone has a couple of interesting …

Watch our HTC 10 video review!

If you've got a few minutes, we've got everything you need to know about the HTC 10. From the camera to the battery to the beautifully chamfered …

Well-known ISIS operative instructed Americans to kill organizer of Muhammad cartoon contest, prosecutors reveal

The Justice Department on Thursday revealed that a well-known Islamic State operative instructed a Boston-area man to kill Pamela Geller, the organizer of a controversial Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas last year.<p>In court documents, prosecutors said that Junaid Hussain, a British militant, had …

Terrorism

Smartphone cameras are about to hit a wall

Featuring wide-open apertures, excellent dynamic range, ultra-fast autofocus, and the brains to make excellent exposures every time, top smartphone cameras like the Galaxy S7 are as good as they've ever been.<p>In fact, unless phone makers are willing to make some major changes to the basic designs of …

Why an HTC Nexus phone in 2016 makes perfect sense

Google's Nexus phones don't have the instant recognition of a Samsung or LG handset, but they do play an important role in the Android ecosystem. As …

Review: Apple's New MacBook Is a Gorgeous Laptop With 1 Drawback

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Lenovo's ZUK Z2 Pro offers Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for $420

Lenovo's mobile-only sub-brand ZUK hasn't garnered much attention, but that's about to change with its latest offering, the ZUK Z2 Pro. Unveiled in …

Apple Watch Sales Have Plummeted, Analyst Says

Apple Watch might have had a rough start to the year, according to one analyst.<p>Sales for the smartwatch during Apple’s second fiscal quarter were …

U.S. says China's intentions in South China Sea raise tension and questions | Reuters

HANOI (Reuters) - A top U.S. official on Thursday said China’s land reclamation and militarization in the disputed South China Sea was raising tensions and serious questions about its intention.<p>Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly …

The LG G5 SE is real and not that special

A few weeks ago, there were rumors that LG was making an "SE" version of the G5, and that it would be a smaller device, much like the iPhone SE. If only the truth was as interesting as the rumors. After appearing on the Russian version of LG's website, we know now that the LG G5 SE is nothing more …

Sarah Palin blasts ESPN for firing Curt Schilling

Sarah Palin isn’t a fan of how ESPN fired Curt Schilling, posting this on her Facebook page Thursday morning.<p>ESPN fired Schilling, one of its lead baseball commentators, on Wednesday night after the former Boston Red Sox pitcher shared a political cartoon about the so-called bathroom laws enacted …

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting …

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby says cameras and mics taking a toll on trash talk

NEW YORK — Running your mouth has almost become as dangerous as running an opponent.<p>[np_storybar title=”NHL investigating Chicago Blackhawks forward …

LG G5 versus the Nexus 6P

The LG G5 is new on the block, which means that it's time to pit against some of the best phones currently available. This go around we'll be taking …

HTC 10 versus iPhone 6s: No place like home (button)

The HTC 10 looks nothing like an iPhone. Let's just get that out of the way.<p>Its predecessor, or half-sibling — whatever you wish to call the One A9 — …

Subgrid positioning is the feature that keeps me coming back to Nova Launcher

There are features on most good launchers that keep you coming back. Action Launcher has Quickdrawer. Nova Launcher's got quite a few features that …

6 secret iPhone camera tricks you’ll wish you had always known

Even for its time, the 2 megapixel camera that came with the original iPhone was unremarkable; the captured detail was wanting and the camera …

LG's interactive website lets you play with the LG G5 and Friends

LG has created a website that's designed to showcase the LG G5 and its "Friends". Called Play More, the site lets you pair an accessory and a toy, …