Category: Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Will Be Announced February 25th

Every year Samsung holds their Unpacked event where they announce their newest flagship Galaxy smartphone. This year, their keynote is slated to take place on February 25th at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The company took to their Samsung Mobile Twitter account today to make the formal announcement as well as share a 16-second teaser video hinting at a camera “reimagined.” The rumor mill is suggesting that the S9's camera will offer a 12-megapixel rear camera with options to switch from f/1.5 or f/2.4 apertures which will affect aspects like low-light performance and the resulting depth of...

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Apple Will Replace Older iPhone Batteries For Cheap After ‘Batterygate’

A story broke out just a few weeks ago that confirmed a suspicion that many iPhone users have discussed. Apple was slowing down your older iPhone's performance over time, but not for the reasons you'd think. The common misconception about batterygate is that Apple is intentionally throttling your device performance just around the time they release a new iPhone to help boost sales. While the timing does make a case for this, the real reason behind the performance decrease is the lifespan of older iPhone batteries which like any form of a battery, degrades in performance over time (think...

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‘HQ Trivia’ Finally Makes Way To Android On January 1st

When the original creators of Vine set out to build an addicting trivia game on mobile, HQ Trivia was born. The concept is very similar to back in the old Xbox Live days when Microsoft hosted 1 vs. 100. Players can tune in to a scheduled time of which a host will go live on the app to start the game show. The concept is simple, the host will ask 12 multiple-choice questions, and if you are one of the players to get them all right, you'll split the prize money with any others who maintain a perfect record....

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Strategy Game ‘Civilization VI’ Comes To iPad For $30

The popular strategy game Civilization franchise has been around since 1991 and grown a massive following over the years. While the full title has been commonly released for PC and Mac, Aspyr Media has released Civilization VI in its entirety for the Apple's iPad. Since it doesn't come with limitations you'd usually see in a mobile game, the title will only run on the latest Apple tablets as of the iPad Air 2 or later. You get to play the first 60 turns of the title for free, but you'll need to dish out $30 during the launch sale to unlock the...

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Google Assistant Comes To Older Android Devices Running ‘Lollipop’

When Google launched their ‘Assistant' voice technology for their Android operating system, consumers using the latest devices were able to take immediate benefit. However, even after the latest updates running older devices prior to Marshmallow (Android 6.0) were still left without this luxury. However, the Big G has now changed this with an announcement that Assistant is now available for those running Lollipop (Android 5.0) as well. The roll-out has begun this morning in several countries with support for more than just English. Beyond this, Google Assistant is also rolling out to tablets running supported operating systems over the...

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Apple To Buy ‘Shazam’ Music Recognition Service For $400M

When Apple opened up their App Store on their budding iOS platform, many developers arose which created iconic mobile applications that gained massive popularity and are still relevant today. Shazam was one of these genius ideas which allows your phone to recognize a song based off just a few seconds of listening to the music. Earlier today, Apple announced that they acquired Shazam in a deal rumored to be valued at $400M. Business Insider spoke with an Apple spokesperson who said: “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App...

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