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10 best Strategy RPGs and Tactical RPGs on Android

Strategy RPGs and Tactical RPGs are an admittedly niche market. The game play tends to be slower because it focuses more on strategy than it does on sheer action. They operate with a turn-based style of combat and feature a chessboard style map where you move units into tactically advantageous …

Google Play

Former Opera CEO launches a feature-packed browser called Vivaldi

John S. Von Tetzchner, founder and former CEO of the popular Opera browser, has just announced a new way to browse the web. It’s called Vivaldi, and it’s aimed at power users. When von Tetzchner created Opera back in 1994, the startup browser began gaining some traction and soon became one of the …

Software

Google is trying to fix a glitch that might break the Internet this year

2015 is going to be just a bit longer than other years, but you’ll hardly notice this abnormality, as scientists have only added a tiny second to the …

Net Neutrality

Lavabit founder wants to make “dark” e-mail secure by default | Ars Technica

Drop-in SMTP and IMAP replacements will wrap messages in layers of encryption.<p>Ladar Levison is probably most well-known to Ars readers as the founder …

E-Mail

Tweak Your Kernel Parameters with Kernel Adiutor

The vast majority of custom kernels allow various modifications like selecting your governor, adjusting the maximum clock frequency, and much more. …

Apps

Gaming's most ridiculous button prompts, including Call of Duty's 'Press F to Pay Respects'

Press X to read this story.<p>Video games can go a bit too far in their quest for interactivity. Sure, pushing a button to punch someone, shoot a gun, or drop a Tetris piece feels great, but sometimes, developers have us press a specific button for a single, odd action.<p>Nothing shows this better than …

The body collector from Ukraine

MARINOVKA, Ukraine — In eastern Ukraine, he is known as 'The Body Collector.'<p>Every few days, he drives out to the front lines with a motley crew of …

China Now Blocking Viber For Some Users

Viber appears to be the next instant messaging service to fall victim to the Great Firewall of China as some users are reporting that messages are …

15 best strategy games for Android

Strategy is among the oldest game types in human history. Whether it’s chess, board games, or even some card games, we’ve been playing strategy games since long before there was ever a computer. Strategy games have come a long way, but the basic premise of using your brain to beat your opponents …

Google Play

HERE it comes: Nokia’s excellent mapping software arrives on Android

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Nokia<p>Up to now, Nokia’s HERE maps for Android was officially limited to Samsung Galaxy phones. That changes today, as …

Every episode of ‘The Simpsons’ is coming to your devices with this new app

Remember when FXX played every episode of The Simpsons and we were all held hostage by our television sets? Well, good news: FXX has announced its …

Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are …

Linux

VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely in Windows 7 or 8

Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can't be reinstalled. VirtualXP …

Microsoft Windows

AutoInput for Tasker Automates Any UI Interaction for Total Control

Android: Tasker plugins are increasingly the coolest parts of Tasker. AutoInput—another plugin from the same developer that brought us the amazing …

Apps

Tinfoil for Facebook Puts Your Mobile Browsing in a Privacy Sandbox

Part of the problem with Facebook privacy is that you can still be tracked even when you're not on Facebook itself. Tinfoil for Facebook helps …

Privacy

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps

A new mobile application called Snowball, launching today, is going to give iPhone users Android envy. The app serves as a universal inbox for your many mobile messaging clients, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, Snapchat, Google Hangouts and more, and appears right on your Android …

A 14-step guide on going ‘invisible’ on Facebook and living to share the tale

Those Facebook users looking to make their social networking experience more private without ditching Zuckerberg’s empire in favor of something else …

5 best meme generator apps for Android

Finding good meme generator apps can be hard. There are a ton of them out there and most of them are pretty bad. Memes are awesome things that are useful and hilarious everywhere which means you should have a good meme generator app to help out. Please note that these things pop up and go down all …

Apps

Myanmar's Mobile Revolution Kicks On

The mobile revolution in Myanmar, a country that was once one of the most reclusive in the world, is kicking up a gear after Telenor confirmed it will launch its much-anticipated mobile service in the country this weekend.<p>The Norway-headquartered company is the highest profile operator to enter …

What Is Shellshock, How Does It Work and Why Does It Matter?

And we thought Heartbleed was bad. Welcome to Shellshock, the latest security threat to hit the Internet. And it's a doozy.<p>Like Heartbleed, …

Hack runs Android apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers | Ars Technica

Google's "App Runtime for Chrome" gets hacked to run on any major desktop OS.<p>If you remember, about a week ago, Google gave Chrome OS the ability to …

10 best Facebook apps for Android

Facebook is the most popular social media site on planet Earth. It has over a billion registered users, most of which are active on almost a daily basis. Unfortunately, the official Facebook app is a data using, resource hogging, battery draining catastrophe of an app that a lot of people don’t …

10 best video player apps for Android

Video streaming has taken over in a big way. A lot of people have Netflix, Hulu, VRV, and even YouTube subscriptions. However, there are still plenty of us out there with video files on our phones. Viewing videos isn’t nearly as difficult as it used to be. Most video player apps can play the most …

Apps

Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

For the last few years, it has always felt like Google Voice, the company’s VoIP calling solution, was on its way out. Instead, the video-centric Hangouts was getting all of the attention. But fret not, Google tells me that it is “growing its investment in Google Voice” and starting today, it will …

Are mysterious cell towers intercepting your calls?

cryptophoneaustralia<p>Popular Science wrote an article recently about the discovery of cell towers that ‘seem’ to be intercepting cell phone traffic. I say ‘seem’ because we are still not absolutely sure what who is running the towers.<p>A company called ESD America offers a product called GSMK …

Samsung Galaxy

7 Mysterious Treasures the World Is Still Looking For

Time to channel your inner Jack Sparrow. Buried treasures aren't just pirate myths. While there are a few legendary pirate booties still allegedly …

Altel launches bold campaign, says operators should do better

Altel, a telco under subsidiary Puncak Semangat has launched a bold campaign to create a mobile plan that you really want. They have just kicked off …