Best free Android and iOS games of the week! (March 20-26)

Mobile gamers are blessed with a never-ending abundance of brand-new games they can play completely free! But the sheer amount of new games launching every week is nothing short of overwhelming, and frankly, most of them are duds.

Yet, we crave fantastic mobile games just as much as you do! That’s why we’ve taken to heart the task of wading through the mud in search of absolute gems, rounding up only fun, great-looking free games we know you’ll enjoy!

Click through the convenient slideshow below, where we’ve included all the descriptions, links, and visuals you need. If you find it …

Google to ditch SMS support in Hangouts for Android effective May 22

It looks like Google can’t decide what route to take when it comes to Hangouts. The messaging service suffered many changes during the development cycle, so the fact that it’s going to go through another one shouldn’t surprise anyone.

However, this time Google has decided to ditch one of the features that made Hangouts a multipurpose messaging app. Although Google has yet to confirm the information, it appears that SMS support will be removed from Hangouts for Android.

Google had sent emails to G Suite administrators warning them that a message will appear …

Unlocked LG G6 officially "coming soon" to the US

The brand new LG G6 is already available to pre-order via all major US carriers, but did you know that LG is also getting ready to sell an unlocked version of the phone?

LG Mobile’s official US website has it that an unlocked G6 is “coming soon,” though it doesn’t provide more details on this. We assume that the unlocked handset will be sold starting April, once all carriers already have it in stock, but that remains to be seen.

At the moment, there’s no word on how much the unlocked LG G6 will cost. However, since carriers are offering the smartphone for …

Apple patent shows iPhone docking into a MacBook shell

Apple has made it very clear that the MacOS and iOS software will not be converging, but apparently that doesn’t necessarily mean that Apple can’t at least dream about ways to make the hardware mingle a little more. As you should know by now, Apple has a habit of patenting all the things regardless of if those things will ever see the light of day, and we’re kind of assuming at least one of these options will be left in the bin.
Not to be outdone by previous versions of the same idea, Apple has received patents for two hybrid designs that we’ve seen in various forms …

OnePlus confirms Google Assistant is now available on the OnePlus 3 and 3T

It’s been less than three weeks since we’ve got word that Google Assistant has started to arrive on the OnePlus 3 smartphones. In the meantime, it looks like the OnePlus 3T has been treated the same way, so the Assistant should be available on this particular flagship as well.

More importantly, OnePlus announced earlier today that its two high-end smartphones, OnePlus 3 and 3T, should both have the personal digital assistant installed.

Yay, the Google Assistant is now available on the #OnePlus3 and 3T. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve asked your assistant? …

LG K20 Plus arrives at T-Mobile, you can have it for $199.99

After making its debut at Verizon earlier today, the LG K20 V is now available at T-Mobile as well, but under a different name: LG K20 Plus. The new smartphone is supposed to provide LG fans with a cheaper alternative in case they can’t afford to grab the G6.

T-Mobile offers the LG K20 Plus for $31.99 down and $7 per month for 24 months, or $199.99 outright. It looks like a decent deal for those looking for a new smartphone that would run the latest version of Android.

Yes, LG K20 Plus ships with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box, but other than that …

Nova Launcher 5.1 (beta) released with Dynamic Badges, small improvements

The fine folks behind one of the most popular Android launchers, Nova Launcher, have just announced a new beta version is now available for download.

Nova Launcher 5.1 beta brings just one important new feature that’s been requested by many users in the past. The new feature is called Dynamic Badges, and it’s now available for testing to everyone installing the latest beta build.

It appears that due to API restrictions more often than not unread counts are misleading. At the same time, since every application counts things in a different way, the numbers shown don’t have a meaning.

For …

LG K20 V

The LG K20 V comes with a 5.3-inch IPS screen, carrying a 720 x 1280 (HD) resolution. 16GB of internal storage is on board with 8.9GB available to the user. Those seeking additional storage can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot. On back is a 13MP rear-facing camera. A 5MP front-facing shooter handles selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 2800mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner unlocks the phone and verifies identity.

Hearthstone, tremble! The Elder Scrolls: Legends is out on the iPad, hitting Android soon

The Elder Scrolls is one of role-playing’s most beloved franchises, but it took a long while for a TES game to hit mobile devices. It’s finally happened – The Elder Scrolls: Legends is out worldwide on the iPad, free to play and compatible with all iOS 10-running tablets. It’s a hefty download at 1.19GB, though.

Legends is a card game that launched on PC earlier this month to positive reviews, and it’s also coming to Android tablets in April. A version for Android smartphones will be released later in the summer, and hopefully, Bethesda will make it run on iPhones as well

Legends …

Watch the gorgeous OnePlus 3T colette edition go on sale in Paris

Around the middle of this month, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 3T colette edition, which went on sale as a limited edition on March 21st. Only 250 units were available from the colette store in Paris. The only change to the OnePlus 3T was the gorgeous black color and the colette branding on the bottom rear of the phone. The device came with 128GB of native storage, priced at the equivalent of $510 USD.

OnePlus has released a video capturing the excitement of the launch. Long lines built up along the sidewalk in front of the colette store on March 21st. The phone attracted buyers from …