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The Humble Mobile Halloween Bundle is here: get 7 spooky games for $5

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The Humble Store might have had a Halloween sale at its store ongoing since last week, but that wasn’t the only way it was celebrating. Yesterday, Humble launched the Halloween Mobile Bundle, featuring seven titles to give you nightmares.For $1 or more, you’ll get Sanitarium, a mobile port of the classic PC point-and-click adventure game (and when I say “classic,” I mean, “released almost 20 years ago” classic), and Dead Age, a modern rogue-like with set during a zombie apocalypse. That’s in addition to DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror, though, after viewing its trailer, I’m none the wiser as to what the hell that’s about. Beat the average price and you’ll get Beholder, which has reviewed well and features dark themes relating to home surveillance to accompany its grim art style; Rusty Lake Hotel, one of the latest games in the series of peculiar point-and-click adventure games; and Bulb Boy, which looks like a horrid 2D adventure game.Editor's Pick 10 best zombie games for AndroidWho…

Hands-on with Nokia 2: It’s not about the specs!

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After a slew of budget and mid-range devices – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 – HMD Global announced its most affordable device as yet, the Nokia 2, priced at €99 ($115).The Nokia 2 comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box, and like with all Nokia devices it comes with the promise of pure and up-to-date Android experience. This means that Nokia 2 will get monthly security updates and will be upgraded to Android Oreo ‘soon’.If you judge smartphones by their specifications sheet, Nokia 2 is not for you. It packs in modest specifications, not in foolhardiness but backed by obvious conviction and understanding of the market. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, the Nokia 2 packs in just 1 GB of RAM. In the limited time I spent with the device, I found the performance to be generally smooth – although the demo unit did not have any third-party apps installed. It’s not a crawl as many ignorantly expect as soon as they look at the specifications. I’m assuming the hardware o…

Get your $190 Treblab Magnetic Noise Cancelling Earphones for less than $40

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If you’re looking for some new equipment for your tunes on the go, you’re probably going to want to check out this week’s audiophile offer. Treblab RF100 earphones typically run for $189.99, but for the next few days, you can snag a pair for just $39.99.These stylized earbuds are the full package. Noise cancelling, built in mic, magnetic clipping to keep them from getting tangled or lost… It’s your new best companion for commuting, working out, or blotting out the rest of the world for a study binge. 'Treblab has, once again, done what they do best: Built a pair of earbuds that puts sound quality above all else.' - Nerd Techy The package comes with a carrying case, multiple earbud replacements to match your ears perfectly, and of course the charging cable. This audio equipment is a relatively new arrival on the deals scene, and they’ve already accrued a solid 5-star rating from 51 reviewers.Connoisseurs of sound will be thrilled with the high-quality sound in the ultra-convenien…

Weekly Plan Spotlight: 4 Unlimited lines for $25/ea, free phones included

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We’re back with this week’s Plan Spotlight, and this time the offer comes from everyone’s favorite “Un-Carrier.” Okay, technically the deal comes courtesy of MetroPCS, which is T-Mobile’s prepaid brand, not big Magenta itself. Nevertheless, what we’re looking at is 4 lines with unlimited talk, text, and data for $100/month. That’s $25 per line, even including taxes and fees!What’s more, MetroPCS is offering you a free phone for each of these lines when you sign up. Here’s what you have to choose from:Alcatel Fierce 4Alcatel Fierce A30Coolpad DefiantLG AristoLG K20 PlusMotorola Moto e4Samsung Galaxy J3 PrimeSamsung Galaxy J7 PrimeZTE Blade Z MaxZTE Avid TRIOUp to 4 free phones and unlimited data for $25 per line per month… Pretty hard to beat this deal.Show me them deetsHere’s what you’ll get with MetroPCS Unlimited data plan:Unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data (users of more than 35GB in a month may notice temporary reduction in speeds during times of high network traffic)Coverage on…

You can now grab the Motorola Moto X4 for $399 in the US

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Moto fans, you can finally get your hands on the Moto X4. Up until now, you either had to use Project Fi or deal with ads on your lock screen to enjoy Moto’s newest device in the X lineup. The phone was released in September (after a short delay) as a Project Fi device and hit Amazon as a Prime Exclusive phone earlier this month. Luckily, Motorola is releasing a third version of the device that doesn’t have any barrier of entry.The new variant of the Moto X4 skips the Android One software experience for Motorola’s software. That means you’ll probably see slightly slower updates. Additionally, this version comes with Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant, although you can still use Google Assistant if you like.See also Motorola releases list of devices that will get Android OreoNow that Android 8.0 Oreo is out in the wild for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices, now the attention turns to Android manufacturers to see what devices will get the update and the speed at … Unlike the software, …

Super Mario Run did not make as much money as Nintendo had hoped it would

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Being Nintendo‘s first mobile title, there was plenty of anticipation surrounding Super Mario Run. That anticipation and excitement certainly manifested itself in the number of downloads the game has seen since its initial December 2016 release, but according to Nintendo, the game did not make as much money as the company had hoped it would at this point.The information comes via Nintendo’s recent earnings report, which revealed that Super Mario Run has been downloaded 200 million times, with 90 percent of those downloads coming outside of Japan. That latter figure is important to Nintendo because the game exposed Mario to a slew of markets where the character previously had no presence, which might have helped boost sales of the recently-released Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.Editor's Pick Register now for Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, coming next monthUpdate, October 25: As promised, Nintendo has released the first details about its next Android game. Cal…

10 best new Android games from October 2017!

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Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a beat more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste. Let’s take a look at the best new Android games from the last month! You can watch the videos on YouTube from passed months by clicking here!Looking for more new stuff? Check out these recommended app lists! 10 best new Android apps from October 2017!App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it's difficult to keep … 15 best Android games of 2017Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan … Another Lost Phone: Laura's StoryP…

Google just made Bluetooth pairing easier with Fast Pair

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A new update is going to make pairing (some) Bluetooth devices much easier. Starting with Google Play Services 11.7 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher, users will be able to take advantage of the new Fast Pair feature. Fast Pair makes the relatively easy process of pairing Bluetooth devices even easier by scanning for nearby Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) broadcasts and prompting you to pair with them.See also: Android 8.1 Oreo brings Bluetooth battery levels to your Quick Settings menuHere’s how it works: once Fast Pair is enabled, Android will scan for BLE broadcasts close to your device and discovers a Fast Pair packet. That packet is sent to Google’s servers to retrieve the device’s product name, image, and companion app. After the information is returned, a high-priority notification shows up on the user’s device and asks them to “tap to pair” to the device. That notification will display the product name and image that Google’s server returned.Editor's Pick How Oreo is better …

Update: You can now delete accidental WhatsApp messages

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Update (10/31): WhatsApp is now allowing you to delete messages you’ve sent by mistake. A new update is rolling out now that gives users a seven-minute grace period to delete messages whether you’ve sent them to one person or an entire group. To delete a message you need to tap and hold the message, press “Delete”, then hit “Delete for everyone.” To delete messages, both you and the recipient must be on the latest version of WhatsApp. The update is rolling out for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users around the globe now. Original coverage (10/27): It’s been one of the biggest troubles facing instant messaging since it began: what happens if you wish you’d never sent that text? This can be a particular problem for those of us who are part of multiple group chats with friends and family members, and are prone to sending unsavory content — accidentally select the wrong group, and you could find yourself in trouble.Well, I bring good news, folks: WhatsApp has a solution on its way soon. …

Metroid-inspired shooter Morphite now slated for release before Christmas

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It’s been roughly a year and a half since developer Crescent Moon Games announced Morphite, a 3D exploratory action game inspired by all things Metroid and the Metroidvania-style games that came after. At the time, the studio confirmed a spring 2017 release for the game, but with that time having come and gone, the game is now slated for launch sometime before Christmas.That bit of information was found in one of Crescent Moon’s recent Instagram posts, which, funny enough, was for the Nintendo Switch version that is due for release later this week. A few comments asked when the Android version would be available, and the studio responded by saying it would be released “before Xmas.”Editor's Pick 10 best 3D games for AndroidMobile gaming has improved by leaps and bounds over the last half a decade. Where once we had only a few options and they were essentially Angry Birds or Solitaire, we now have giant, full … Inspired by games like Metroid, Ratchet and Clank, Turok, and even No Man…

10 best new Android apps from October 2017!

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App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. It’s difficult to usurp the best of the best but if you’re getting bored with what you’ve got and want to try something new, check out the best new Android apps from the last month! You can watch the videos from past months by clicking here!Looking for more awesome apps? Here are some more awesome Android app lists! 15 best Android apps of 2017Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you're looking for … 10 best new Android games from September 2017!Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you're a casual gamer or you want something with …