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Lifeline:Whiteout is the free iOS app of the week

January 7, 2017

This week’s free iOS app of the week is Lifeline:Whiteout. This is a mobile video game that gives you a task. Your job is to save a lost adventurer, and help him “find his identity”. Every time you play, different decisions you make during game play will result in a different ending. The game is normally priced at $1.99 and has received 4.5 stars by players. If you’re using an Android phone or slate, the good news is that this game is also available from the Google Play Store. However, Android users will have to shell out $1.99 in order to buy it.

Lifeline:Whiteout is an addictive …

HTC Vive smartphone shown in video?

January 7, 2017

The Vive brading is well-known in the tech world, but it has nothing to do with the smartphone industry. However, it wouldn’t comes as a surprise if HTC will want to take advantage of the hype created by its VR headset and introduce a smartphone with the Vive branding.

A new promotional video, which has nothing to do with the Ocean Note smartphone that will probably be unveiled at HTC’s launch event scheduled for January 12, has just been posted by Evan Blass. The video shows how the Taiwanese company plans to provide customers with more customization options for …

OnePlus 3 getting new OxygenOS 4.0.1 update based on Android 7.0 Nougat

January 7, 2017

OnePlus has started the incremental rollout of a new update for its previous flagship, the OnePlus 3. The update is released as OxygenOS 4.0.1 and is based on Android 7.0 Nougat since the smartphone has already been upgraded to this version of the OS.

The update brings a couple of improvements and fixes such as updated APN settings for select carriers and increased system stability. OnePlus also states the proximity sensor bug during calls has been fixed too.

Among the known issues mentioned by OnePlus is Wi-Fi connectivity, which might not work flawlessly. …

HTC Ocean promotional video leaks ahead of official announcement (UPDATE)

January 7, 2017

UPDATE: According to Evan Blass, the smartphone in the promo video is not related to the Ocean Note that will probably be announced next week. 

We’re just a couple of days away from HTC’s big launch event, and information about the products that could be unveiled on January 12 continue to pop up online.

New details about one of the phones to be introduced next week have just been revealed by Evan Blass who published one of the promotional videos that will probably go live on January 12.

The so-called HTC Ocean is shown in the …

Hands-on look at the Asus ZenFone AR – augmented and virtual reality combined in one single handset

January 7, 2017

In the smartphone market, two new, yet popular features are virtual and augmented reality. Better known as VR and AR, they allow you to experience the world around you in brand new ways – either by escaping it entirely or by adding digital information into it. Virtual reality was first made popular in the smartphone world when Google Cardboard first came out over two years ago, and Google’s other project by the name of Tango just recently ushered in the best augmented reality experience we’ve seen on a smartphone yet. While Cardboard/Daydream and Tango support is out there, …

This upcoming smartphone can “taste” sweetness, measure body fat, and identify counterfeit drugs

January 7, 2017

Fancy yourself a pretty accomplished smartphone user – one who’s seen phones do it all? You’ve slapped a pico-projector on the back of your Moto Z, created a 3D scan of your apartment with the Phab 2 Pro, and strapped your phone into a Gear VR to explore new virtual worlds? Well, you certainly seem like someone we’d like to hang out with, but not before we introduce you to a phone that’s sporting some tech so advanced it sounds like something out of a movie set a hundred years in the future. This week at CES 2017, we’re taking a look at the new H2 from China’s Changhong, …

ZTE working on a standalone Android Wear smartwatch with US release in mind

January 7, 2017
2016 saw a dearth of Android Wear smartwatches, but the platform still has ways to go. Google is working on Android Wear 2.0, which is scheduled for release in the first half of 2017 along with two new Google-made smartwatches to showcase the operating system. At CES 2017, Chinese mobile technology maker ZTE confirmed its ongoing work on an Android Wear device to be launched later in the year. The company is partnering up with one of the four U.S. national carriers to sell the watch, which will be enabled with LTE connectivity and will be capable of standalone operation. ZTE says it will be able …

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom hands-on

January 7, 2017

Asus had a big week at CES this year. The company introduced not one, but two impressive smartphones during its press event. Among the presented devices was the highly anticipated ZenFone AR, the first smartphone that has both Google’s Tango, and Daydream compatibility built in.

The other device Asus announced was the ZenFone 3 Zoom, a smartphone that is “built for photography.” With three impressively spec-ed cameras on board, the ZenFone 3 Zoom certainly appears ready to live up to its name. On top of that, this new device is more than just pretty cameras.

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Lights, Camera, Action: T-Mobile Tuesday is all about the movies

January 7, 2017
So what freebies can T-Mobile subscribers expect this week on T-Mobile Tuesday? Last week it was about health and fitness; this week it is about the movies. This Tuesday only, T-Mobile is inviting you to see any movie for only $2. Haven’t seen Rogue One yet? Now’s you’re chance to see it for the same price that you’d pay to make a wager on some lame horse at Gulfstream.

T-Mobile subscribers will also receive three free months to IndieFlix. As you probably guessed, this is your connection to 8,000 independent films including dramas, comedies, animation, documentaries, shorts and more. But …

Nokia 6 Android powered smartphone unveiled; phone will launch in China powered by SD-430

January 7, 2017

Earlier today, we showed you the box belonging to a phone called Nokia 6 that we thought could be the Nokia D1(C). But a press release just sent out by HMD has announced the unveiling of the Nokia 6. The release, dated Sunday because of the time difference, notes that HMD has the exclusive licensing rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones.

The Nokia 6 features a Gorilla Glass protected, in-cell 5.5-inch 2.5D display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). The Snapdragon 430 chipset powers the phone, containing an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. Quick Charge 3.0 replenishes …