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Holedown brings ball-bouncing, block-breaking arcade bliss to the Play Store

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Holedown is a brand new game from the developer of the acclaimed real-time strategy game Rymdkapsel which mixes elements of arcade classics like Pong, Tetris, and Breakout with last year’s big hit Ballz to create a fiendishly addictive puzzler.Described on the Play Store as “A Ball Bouncer With Depth,” in Holedown you’ll need to dig your way down to a planet’s core. In your way are odd shaped blocks which are broken by bouncing balls into them.Editor's Pick 15 best puzzle games for AndroidPuzzle games are among the most popular, ever. In fact, the most popular individual gaming franchise on mobile (Angry Birds) is a puzzle game. The genre has evolved consistently and developers have been finding new … As with any great puzzle game, it all starts out very simple, but you’ll eventually be choosing upgrades, bouncing multiple balls, and angling bounces to maximize the number of hits with a single ball.Holedown features six planets with each featuring procedurally generated block layout…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro may have Kirin 980 chip and in-display fingerprint sensor

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A new report claims to have information on the unannounced Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.The story says that the phones may be the first to have Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor inside.It adds that the Mate 20 Pro could also have an in-display fingerprint sensor. We haven’t heard much from the internet grapevine about plans for Huawei to launch a successor to its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which first went on sale nearly a year ago. However, that has now changed. A new, unconfirmed report from XDA-Developers claims to have information on the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The information comes from firmware files for the phones that have been allegedly secured by Twitter user @FunkyHuawei.Read more:Has Huawei launched a triple camera trend?According to the firmware info, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will both have the the Kirin 980 processor inside. That’s the next-generation mobile chip from Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon division. Previous rumors claim the Kirin 980 will be built usin…

Weekly Plan Spotlight: Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ lease from $9/month

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It’s Weekly Plan Spotlight time, deal fans. If you’re not too fussy about the concept of ownership, then this is a peach.Why spend $800 on a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, which will be old news in a couple of years, when you can lease it for 18 months at just $9 per month? You can have your fun, save a bundle, then ditch it for the newest shiny model next Christmas.Hold on… Really?Absolutely. That’s the deal Sprint is offering right now on Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus Flex Leases when you sign up for a new line of service. You save $24 per month over 18 months, so on top of your plan you’ll pay just $9 per month for the Galaxy S9, or $14 per month for the Galaxy S9 Plus.Put another way, you can lease a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 for 18 months for just $162.Even better, Sprint includes an optional upgrade on your Flex Lease after 12 months, and it’ll also cover switching fees of up to $650. For a limited time you even get free activation when ordering online, which saves another $30. …

Pocket City brings SimCity-inspired gameplay to Android: Download it now

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Indie studio Coldbrew Games has launched Pocket City for Android and iOS.The game is a city building and management simulation inspired by the classic SimCity.The game costs $4.99, but there is a limited free demo available. Without a doubt, one of the most popular video games ever made was the original SimCity. The idea of creating and managing your own virtual metropolis is something that is truly irresistible for many people. While publisher Electronic Arts released an official mobile edition of the franchise, called SimCity BuildIt, a few years ago, many mobile gaming fans have been waiting for a city building sim title that looks and plays a bit closer to the original SimCity.Read more:Best simulation games for AndroidToday, it appears those wishes may have been answered. Coldbrew Games, a one-person indie studio, has just launched Pocket City for Android and iOS. It definitely looks like the first PC version of SimCity, in terms of its art style. Pocket City allows you to create …

15 best retro games for Android

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Retro games have always had a certain charm. They invoke nostalgia and make us think of the old days when graphics didn’t matter as much as they do now. Retro games are generally simpler than modern titles. That makes them easier to play. If you’re looking to get your hands dirty with a bit of nostalgic gaming, we have the best retro games currently available on Android.Here are some more old-school type games you might like! 15 best arcade games for Android 15 best platformer games for Android Beamdog games (five titles)Price:$9.99 each DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Beamdog is a developer on Google Play. They've remastered four retro games. The available titles include Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Planescape: Torment, Seige of Dragonspear, and Icewind Dale. These are all early 2000's-style RPGs with vast world, deep story lines, and tons of game play. Each one can easily go for four or five dozen hours. The UI feels cramped on smaller displays. These games are best on large…

The Itel P32 vs the competition: bigger battery, smaller price tag

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In 2018 you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent smartphone. There are more budget smartphone choices than ever before. But what exactly does budget mean? $400, $300, $200, even less? Unfortunately, many of today’s so-called “budget” phones still cost hundreds of dollars. The best big battery smartphone in Africa Looking for something that’s sub-$100, yet still offers compelling features? You might think that’s impossible, but that’s exactly what the up and coming brand Itel aims to deliver.For many consumers, especially those in emerging markets, paying $150 or more for a smartphone just isn’t an option. Thankfully, you don’t have to drop that kind of cash. The Itel P32 comes in at just $73 and boasts the title of best big battery smartphone on the continent of Africa.Despite the low price tag, this phone offers many features you’d expect in phones priced for hundreds more. That’s why we have seen Itel’s phone sales rise significantly in markets such as Africa, where the compa…

Bose Sleepbuds review — Everything you need to know

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This article previously appeared on our sister site, SoundGuys.comIf you’ve got tinnitus, getting to sleep never really gets easier with time. While we’d all like to envision ourselves as the protagonist of Baby Driver, those afflicted with tinnitus or a noisy sleep environment are generally tired wrecks during the day. That’s where the Bose Sleepbuds come in.What are the Bose Sleepbuds?In short, this product is designed people who just can’t get to sleep without some added noise help. Bose created a set of truly wireless earbuds to drown out the air conditioner, tinnitus, or really any unwanted noise around you. Earplugs alone aren’t up to the task if you have tinnitus, so this is a one-size-fits-all solution for insomniacs out there.The batteries may take forever to charge, but they also last longer than any truly wireless earbuds on the market. Unlike other truly wireless earbuds, these aren’t built to listen to music as you sleep, no: they only work with the Bose Sleep app. There, …

Learn the secrets of DevOps with Cloud Computing in this learning kit

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Coding is great, and it opens up exciting career opportunities, but in the tech industry it’s just the first rung of the ladder. Coders are the grunts. To see how high you can go in this game, you need to understand the bigger picture.That’s where DevOps with Cloud Computing comes in. It makes the life of the developers easier by streamlining projects, and therefore saving thousands of dollars.To understand one of tech’s fastest growing fields, we’re spotlighting a deal today which has all the specialist training you need. It’s the DevOps with Cloud Computing Bundle. Those who know how to simplify a project are in high demand. It sounds pretty straight forward, but this is an industry — though high on intellect — that can often be lacking in common-sense solutions. Those who know how to simplify a project, saving weeks or months of development time, are in high demand.Get your foot in the door with the DevOps with Cloud Computing Bundle.  You get 40 hours of premium instruction in both …

Samsung is losing ground in the mobile industry. What can it do to stay on top?

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It hasn’t been the greatest year for Samsung. While it’s true that the company is still pulling in billions in revenue and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the most popular Android smartphone of the year so far, there’s likely not much celebrating going on at Samsung HQ.Things started to go wrong in late 2017 when Apple took the top spot in the United States for smartphone market share, and Xiaomi overtook Samsung as the smartphone king of India. Samsung tried to deny the latter feat for a while before it was independently confirmed in January of this year.In further Indian woes, earlier today we learned that young startup Chinese company OnePlus has the most popular premium smartphone in India — the OnePlus 6 — which bested Samsung for the first time ever.Editor's Pick Samsung Galaxy Note 9: All the rumors in one place (Updated July 27)In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.…