Virgin Mobile to sell the iPhone only; first year of $50 Inner Circle unlimited plan is $1

Pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile, owned by Sprint, is making it easier for its subscribers to decide which phone to buy. Starting on June 27th, Virgin Mobile will sell the Apple iPhone only. Prices range from $279 for the 32GB Apple iPhone SE, to $969 for the 256GB Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Virgin will also sell the 32GB Apple iPhone 6 for $319. Orders placed today will ship on June 27th.

In addition, new Virgin Mobile subscribers who buy an iPhone, and existing customers who pay to upgrade, can receive the first year of unlimited service for just $1. That plan, called the Inner Circle, is normally …


EU is about to slap Google with €1+ billion fine for abusing search practices

In the next few weeks, the EU is expected to come out with a decision on an investigation probing Google’s business practices, and the tech giant is facing a fine that may exceed €1 billion euro, according to Financial Times’ sources familiar with the matter. The European Commission and Google have not commented yet, but if the information is correct, it may be an indicator that a multi-year antitrust case is coming to a closure.

The European Commission accuses Google of abusing its dominant position in the European search engine market. The service in sight is …

LG G6 now comes with 1 extra year of warranty for free (US only)

LG today announced an “LG G6 Second Year Promise” program, which extends the G6’s limited warranty from 1 year to 2 years. The program is available only in the US, includes all G6 smartphones purchased from any mobile carrier or authorized retailer, and requires registration on LG’s official website.

If you’ve bought your G6 before today (June 15, 2017), you’ll have to register within 12 months of purchase, and provide a proof of purchase, plus your phone’s IMEI/MEID and serial number. If you’re getting an LG G6 today, or after today, you’ll have to register within …

Google Play Store data suggests that just over 1 million Pixel, Pixel XL handsets have been sold

Based on data discovered in the Google Play Store, it is estimated that more than one million Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have been sold since the phones were launched last year. Google itself does not release information about individual phone shipments, but the Google Play Store does reveal how many times a certain app has been installed on an Android phone. These figures are listed in the Google Play Store in a wide range. For example, one app could show between 50,000 to 100,000 installs while another might show between 1 million and 5 million.

For some time, Google listed 500,000 to …

Microsoft to discontinue Skype apps on Windows Phone after July 1

Windows Phone is dead in its current form, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft won’t try to resurrect the obsolete OS in the not so distant future. Until then, the Redmond-based company is closing all services that might eat up resources that would be better spent for different purposes.

After discontinuing the Skype WiFi apps at the end of March, Microsoft announced that the Skype apps would no longer work on Windows Phone effective July 1.

So, if you’ve previously used Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, or the Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, …

All Infinity Blade games are on sale for just $1 each on App Store

The original Infinity Blade was one of the fastest-grossing apps in the history of iOS upon its release back in 2010. The game made $1.6 million in just four days after launch and more than $23 million in one year.

That’s most likely the reason developers Chair Entertainment and Epic Games have decided to launch two full sequels that sold very well as well. Infinity Blade was originally developed to demonstrate the power of Unreal Engine for iOS. In fact, this was the first iOS game built on the Unreal Engine.

The final game of the Infinity Blade trilogy …

TRI signs $1 billion deal for the distribution of the new Turing Phone Appassionato

Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) introduced its new version of the Turing Phone, supposedly world’s first Liquidmorphium smartphone, last month. The company confirmed it has signed a deal with TCL for the manufacture of the new Turing Phone Appassionato, which will come in two variations.

Today, TRI announced a $1 billion deal for the distribution of 750,000 Turing Phone Appassionato GX8 (premium version) units throughout China over 12 months.

The partnership with Potevio, a China state-owned telecommunications distribution company will ensure the distribution …

Moto Z2 Play leaks in high-res image, official announcement could go live on June 1

Motorola’s mid-range lineup is about to get a bit bigger with the addition of a new smartphone, the Moto Z2 Play. The first press render of the handset appeared online about a month ago, but the picture was quickly followed by information related to its innards.

We’ve been reporting about the Moto Z2 Play almost on a weekly basis, but it’s not until today that we’re able to show you a high-resolution picture of the unannounced device. Although we’re only offered a view of the front side, at least we can tell what color variations Motorola chose for the Moto …

Assassin's Creed Identity for Android/iOS is just $1 for a limited time

There has been a lot of hype around Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Identity before the game was launched on Android and iOS platforms. In the meantime, that hype died down resulting in Ubisoft moving on to other projects.

As such, the game hasn’t been updated since last November, but that should pose any problems for new players. Assassin’s Creed Identity that features mind-blowing graphics and offers a solid action RPG gameplay experience.

The game is usually available for purchase for $5, regardless of the platform. However, for a limited time, Ubisoft offers …

Get these “Epic Platformer” Android games for just $1

Humble Bundle is back with another pack of great games aimed at Android users. The new pack is called “Epic Platformers” and, not surprising, it contains some of the best platformer games you can get on Google Play.

The bundle contains nine games initially, but at least one other will be added next week. You can choose one of the three price tiers, which will offer access to a different number of games.

The lowest tier is priced at $1 and includes access to three platformer games: Devious Dungeon, Devious Dungeon 2, and Eggggg – The Platform Puker. For more …