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PUBG Mobile hits version 0.4.0, includes new arcade mode, controls, and more

PUBG Mobile has officially been updated to version 0.4.0, and it’s a pretty sizable update with some new features and control options to improve your game. The biggest changes are a new Arcade Mode, a Training Ground, and a Dusk setting. The Arcade Mode is a smaller mode with specific item modifiers, which sounds like […]

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[Sponsored] PUBG Mobile vs Fortnite Mobile: An Honest Comparison

In the quest for Battle Royale supremacy, two games have moved way ahead of the pack: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite. While PUBG undoubtedly has a substantial advantage regarding general realism, Fortnite took the opposite route and is breaking new ground with its innovative and fun approach. Each game has its inherent characteristics. Whether or not […]

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ mobile game is up for pre-registration

HBO’s hit series Westworld is getting a mobile game adaptation, and as of today you can pre-register for the game to get some extra stuff when it does release. As a twist, the more users that pre-register, the more rewards everyone will get when the game unlocks. There are four milestones, with each tier unlocking something new. […]

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‘Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds Mobile’ now available in Canada

Gamers who are interested in a mobile version of Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) battle royale game have been watching to see when it might be available for their market. In a bit of a twist on many typical game releases, PUBG Mobile first surfaced for the Chinese market back in December. Since then, consumers in […]

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Qualcomm adds Tobii’s eye-tracking tech to its mobile VR kit

Tobii's eye-tracking tech was such a great fit for virtual reality that taking it for a spin at CES 2018 ruined every headset without its capabilities for Engadget editor Devindra Hardawar. Now, Tobii has teamed up with Qualcomm to create an updated…
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LG’s 2017 financials are good, but mobile is still looking bad

LG has announced their 2017 financials as a company, and for the most part, they did pretty well. Their home appliances and television division were both strong performers for the fiscal year, bringing in strong profits for the company. 2017 also saw LG reach their highest annual sales ever. They pulled in $ 55.4 billion in […]

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The best mobile games

Mobile gaming has come a long way. Over the past few years we've gone from simple distractions like Snake, Words With Friends and Doodle Jump to full-on narrative experiences crafted specifically for Android and iOS devices. What's more, at least a f…
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Wireless mic Mikme brings high-end sound to mobile videos

There are plenty of portable audio recorders and microphones on the market, but MikMe goes a step beyond all of them. It's a compact wireless microphone that synchronizes with an iPhone app, allowing you to make quick mobile videos with high-quality…
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SEGA’s Football Manager Mobile 2018 is now available on the Play Store

It doesn’t matter if you prefer to call it soccer or football; if you are a fan of the sport you can lose hours of your life either playing the game in real-life or following your favorite team. You can also lose entire days playing the game online, which means that the release of Football […]

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Google tweaks the design of their mobile site by axing corners

Google has a lot of software to maintain, from apps and Chrome OS to mobile sites and Android, but Google Search is still at the heart of the company. Design changes to their main mobile site have been tweaked and tested for months, and they’re now rolling out to the masses. Changes are subtle, but […]

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Viacom chases mobile deals to make up for cord-cutting

To win over young US cable-cutters, Viacom is attempting to cut deals with mobile phone networks to provide their subscribers with its content. The media conglomerate's move is a quiet strategic redirect to target younger users where they are — on t…
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‘Eve Online’ is going mobile next year with ‘Project Aurora’

Popular space MMO Eve Online has been doing pretty well lately, bringing a massive map, galactic trade economies and the vastness of space to players over its 14-year history. It's made several moves to keep folks interested in its PC-based game titl…
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Google Tez is new mobile payments platform in works for Indian market

India continues to show signs of becoming a major market for the tech industry despite challenges related to the relative lack of wealth and Google is working hard to capitalize on that growth. The latest move from Google involves a mobile payment platform that is localized for India going by the name Google Tez, which […]

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[TA Deals] Protect your phone using Zemana Mobile Antivirus (66% off)

Your phone is likely your most valued possession. It goes everywhere with you, and you do everything with it. So don’t leave it wide open for attacks that could compromise your personal information. Get a 3-year subscription to Zemana Mobile Antivirus on Talk Android Deals at an exclusive price. Protects your phone 24/7 from viruses, […]

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Ultra Mobile is the next to offer buy-in-bulk prepaid plans

Ultra Mobile has announced a new set of prepaid plans that jump on the bandwagon of carriers selling months of service in bulk. You’ll have to prepay for a few months in advance, but you get some big advantages for cheap when you do. The entry level plan runs just $ 19 per month, which nets […]

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Fighting classic ‘Tekken’ debuts on mobile

Fighting game Tekken is coming to your smartphone screens, joining the likes of Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, South Park and some Sega Genesis titles in the ring. Maker Bandai Namco announced the Tekken Mobile game is open for pre-registration…
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Xfinity Mobile adds LG X Charge with massive battery

Xfinity Mobile added a new device to their portfolio of smartphones available for consumers signing up for the wireless service. The LG X Charge is aimed at users who really do not like to hook up their phone to a charger thanks to the massive 4,500mAh battery. According to LG’s Chang Ma, President of LG […]

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Here are the flat-out craziest virtual reality demos we saw at Mobile World Congress

You might not necessarily think of virtual reality as phone tech, but it nonetheless was out in full force at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We sought out the best the show had to offer.

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Xiaomi is making its own mobile processor, and it’ll be revealed on February 28

Xiaomi will follow in Samsung, Apple, and Huawei’s footsteps and break away from Qualcomm by developing its own mobile processor. The chip, known as Pinecone, will launch on February 28.

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Mobile Live Streaming + Super Chat = Live (Streaming) the Dream

A huge focus for us here at YouTube is to find new ways to let creators and viewers interact with each other and the videos they watch. And that’s why we’ve supported live streaming since, well, before Beyoncé even had a baby – way back in 2011! And in 2016, we witnessed the most-viewed political live streams of all time – the 2016 U.S. presidential debates – and we launched the world’s first 360-degree live streaming support with full 4K video, at scale and for free.

So what’s next? The roll out of our new mobile live streaming feature to every creator with more than 10,000 subscribers (the rest of you will have it soon!). It’s a launch that’ll put the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity.

Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you’re live! Streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, and protected from unauthorized use. Our mobile live streaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable, just the YouTube you know and love. And we’ve been working hand-in-hand with hundreds of creators to refine the mobile streaming experience while they stream from a boat or take live calls from their fans. Based on their feedback, we did things like slowing down live chat (it turns out receiving 2,000 messages per second is a little too fast!) and pushing for better streaming quality across devices.

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To help creators earn revenue from live streaming, we’re also excited to launch Super Chat, a new live stream monetization tool available to creators in more than 20 countries (and viewers in more than 40 countries). Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age: it lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours. Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side, let’s say for example, while shopping at Target or playing video games 🙂

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‘Minecraft,’ which Microsoft owns, will halt updates on Windows Mobile phones

According to Windows Central, sources have confirmed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates on Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft purchased developer Mojang in 2014 for $ 2.5 billion.

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Sky Mobile is now available to everyone

Sky finally got around to launching its mobile service last month and, despite being such a latecomer to this crowded market, has managed to cook up quite an interesting offering. Only existing Sky TV customers and those who had pre-registered intere…
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Galaxy J3 Emerge arrives on Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile on January 6

Sprint is getting ready to launch the Galaxy J3 (2017) on January 6, according to a report from Venture Beat. Not only that, but it’ll be offering it on two of its subsidiaries as well: Boost and Virgin Mobile. We’ve got the details after the break. What you’re seeing in the image above is the […]

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Sony may release two new phones at Mobile World Congress 2017, reports say

According to recent reports, MWC 2017 may be a big show for Sony. In fact, the company may release two new phones at the event, one of which is rumored to be the follow-up to last year’s Xperia X.

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LG’s mobile division loses $389.4 million, has declined for six straight quarters

Weak smartphone sales drove LG’s mobile division to a sixth straight quarter of declining profits. The company is pursuing a restructuring effort as it ramps up production of profitable midrange and low-end handsets.

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Windows 10 Mobile reaches 14-percent share of Windows Phone market

Windows 10 Mobile seems to be gaining some traction, and has jumped to a 14-percent market share within the overall Windows Phone market. But that still puts it far behind iOS and Android.

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Galaxy Note 7 to get Nougat in “two to three months,” Samsung mobile chief says

The Galaxy Note 7 could get Android 7.0 Nougat in “two to three months,” according to Samsung mobile head Koh Dong-jin. In other words, those who plan on picking up a Galaxy Note 7 are looking at getting the latest Android version loaded on their new smartphone by November at the latest. From Dong-jin: “It […]

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Samsung denies its mobile payment platform is insecure

Every year the Black Hat conference highlights and analyzes security vulnerabilities in common services public awareness and a little infamy. On Sunday, a researcher released a paper criticizing the point-of-service purchasing system Samsung Pay for…
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Hoping to revive slumping mobile division, LG launches the V20 in September

Three weeks ago, LG’s mobile division experienced a shakeup amid disappointing sales for the company’s 2016 flagship. The G5 just didn’t meet expectations for anyone, and LG was forced to shift leadership positions after taking a loss for Q2 2016. Now LG is preparing to get back into the green with its upcoming flagship for […]

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Facebook crushes earnings again and hits a billion daily active users on mobile

User numbers up, revenue up, profit up. Facebook reported yet another set of healthy performance figures on Wednesday, with the data showing that more than a billion mobile users now hit the site on a daily basis.

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Targus intros its new Mobile ViP collection for 15.6-inch laptops at CE Week 2016

During the CE Week convention taking place in New York City, Targus displayed its new Mobile ViP line of travel bags for professionals. A smartphone-sized USB 3.0 dock for adding ports and an additional display to a laptop was also on hand at the show.

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Fujifilm launches faster Instax instant photo printer for mobile

Fujifilm’s Instax Share SP-2 is the company’s latest mobile printer that works with smartphones and tablets to make instant prints. Fujifilm says it is faster and quieter, and offers better image quality.

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Gear up with these five handy mobile accessories from CE Week

CE Week is winding down, and while most of the big players don’t have a large presence, there’s still a lot of new and exciting products to take a look at — take a peek at these five handy mobile accessories.

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Sprint brings entry-level LG K3 into the fold; Boost and Virgin Mobile call dibs

Sprint unveiled the LG K3, the latest addition to LG’s midrange K family of phones. Boasting entry-level specs, the K3 can be purchased through both Boost and Virgin Mobile, as long as that’s through their online stores.

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Google’s iOS app revs up to high speeds, thanks to Accelerated Mobile Pages

The Google app for iOS is getting a few improvements. The latest update improves the speed of searches, and adds sports highlights and keyboard shortcuts for iPad users with an external keyboard.

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Phoenix from the flames: Nokia’s coming back to mobile

Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we’re going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.

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Runkeeper is the latest mobile app to run afoul of privacy advocates

If you’re concerned about privacy, it may be time to find a new fitness tracking app. Runkeeper is reportedly tracking users, even when the app isn’t in use, and selling that data to advertisers. The company has earned a formal complaint in Europe.

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Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is making mobile games

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has teamed up with a small Amsterdam studio to develop and publish new mobile games. Bushnell created the iconic Atari brand in 1972, and oversaw the release of classic systems such as the Atari 2600. He was ousted from t…
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A new mobile design for your Home

Whether you want to watch hilarious sketch comedy, your favorite vlogger, new let’s plays, or music videos, you should be able to see new videos you love every time you visit YouTube—right on your homepage. Starting today, when you open the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone, you’ll experience a redesigned Home, with a clean and simple format that invites you to discover and enjoy.

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Large, high resolution images make it easy to identify videos you want to watch, and a prominent icon highlights the creator for every video

This isn’t just a new coat of paint on the same old Home—we’ve coupled a fresh design with more relevant personalized recommendations that make it easier to discover videos you’ll be excited to watch. The new recommendation system is based on deep neural network technology, which means it can find patterns automatically and keep learning and improving as it goes. Every day, we recommend hundreds of millions of different videos on Home, billions of times, in 76 languages.

One of the biggest improvements is how the system suggests more recent videos and those from the creators you love. People who have tried the new system have spent more time watching fresh videos and content from their Subscriptions.

We hope you’ll enjoy your new Home, built just for you!

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Redditors rejoice! Reddit has finally come through with an official mobile app

About time! Reddit has finally launched its own official mobile app for Android and iOS. The new app will replace the Alien Blue Reddit reader, which was bought out by Reddit last year.

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A walk through Samsung’s mobile innovations: Phones have come a long way since 1988

At MWC 2016, Samsung created a museum of sorts, showcasing many of its biggest mobile tech innovations since 1988. Let’s take a stroll back through time to see the first mobile phone and smartwatch from Samsung.

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Twitter has finally made a Fabric app to track mobile statistics

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Twitter’s Fabric is a mobile development toolkit and today they have announced a new app. In the past, developers were forced to check Fabric on their computers, but now should be excited to hear that they can view all the stats from their mobile device.

Developers will be able to keep track of the health of their app, see its monthly active users, discover crashes affecting specific users, and more. This should be helpful for developers while on the go or when out of the office.

It also features push notifications about important issues, for example, if your app starts running into major problems like crashing. However, it won’t send you literally every single real-time issue, so don’t worry about being overloaded with notifications. You can also control the notifications for each app. Every alert can also be muted for a few hours if needed.

If you use Fabric to track mobile statistics, you should definitely check out the mobile app. It is available in the App Store or the Play Store,

Nintendo will for success in mobile games, new hardware and maybe even VR in 2016

After reporting shrinking profits, Nintendo teased upcoming projects and new areas of corporate “interest,” including mobile gaming, virtual reality, and the upcoming NX console.

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PlayStation sells well (again), but mobile is hurting Sony

Sony made money. Again! The company saw in tiny increase (0.5%) in sales compared to the same quarter last to 2,581 billion yen (or $ 21.5 billion), but income now stands at $ 1.69 billion. This quarter's financial results was yet more balancing (and c…
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Gordon Ramsay is the first celebrity chef to partner with Glu Mobile for a new game

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Are your feelings hurt? They will be soon. Glue Mobile has teamed up with Gordon Ramsay to create a new mobile game.

At the moment, that is really all we know. However, I can only assume it will be a cooking game staring Gordon Ramsay. Maybe you are the chef and Gordon Ramsay teaches you to become great, or maybe you are Gordon Ramsay battling other chefs, who knows?

I can only hope it features Gordon Ramsay going crazy, screaming, and swearing at you just like he does on his TV shows. I also really hope it has classic Gordon Ramsay lines for when you make a mistake like, “I wish you’d jump in the oven! That would make my life a lot easier!”“I don’t think you’re f***ing capable of running a bath, let alone a restaurant!”, or the classic “Congratulations!… on the worst dish in this competition so far”. Any hilarious sayings like these are sure to make it go straight to the top of the Play Store.

Whatever Glu Mobile does is sure to be huge. Gordon Ramsay is their first celebrity chef partnership, but they have worked with many other big names. For example, they created the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game.

We are not sure if Gordon Ramsay will have any say in making the game, but they will have exclusive agreements covering Ramsay’s name, image, likeness, voice, and creative direction. The game is said to be released this summer.

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Sony’s got new mobile tech to show at MWC 2016

Sony will reveal new mobile hardware at Mobile World Congress 2016, at an event to be held on February 22. The company’s not hinting at what’s to come, but some of its older products are due an upgrade.

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The budget-conscious Samsung Galaxy J3 is at Virgin Mobile now and coming to Boost Mobile

Looking for a new smartphone that won’t break the bank? Check out the Galaxy J3. It’s the first Samsung phone to release in the U.S. in 2016, and it’s available now at Virgin Mobile and is coming next week to Boost Mobile.

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Which smartphone OS wins 2015? Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9 vs. Windows 10 Mobile

What’s the best smartphone platform of them all? We take a detailed look at the differences between the top three and try to pick a winner for various categories. Who will come out on top as we pit Android against iOS and Windows Phone?

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You can now save images to folders within Google image search on mobile

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What do you normally do when you find the perfect image? Probably save it, take a screenshot, bookmark the webpage? Well now there is an easier way. Google has just made things a lot easier by allowing the ability to star and bookmark images right from Google’s image search on mobile.

Simply search for the image you want and tap the star to bookmark it. You can store all your saved images in custom folders making them very easy to find again.

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Currently, this feature is available in the US on all major mobile browsers on Android and iOS. Just make sure you are signed into your Google Account in order to star images.

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Salt-based batteries could make your next mobile device cheaper and greener

Sodium is a lot more plentiful than lithium, so sodium-ion batteries could mean cost savings for every gadget lover. And there’s been a breakthrough.

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