Led by iPhone X, Apple's Q4 U.S. market share rises 17% over last year

The Apple iPhone X made its debut during the fourth quarter of 2017. The tenth anniversary model launched during the first week of November, which helped Apple’s U.S. market share rise sequentially by 10 percentage points during the last three months of the year. For the period, the iPhone saw its share of the stateside smartphone market rise to 39% from 29% during the third quarter. On a year-over-year basis, the iPhone’s Q4 market share was up 5 percentage points (17%) from the 34% it achieved in Q4 2016.

Apple had a seven percentage point lead over Samsung from October through the end …


17 most memorable mobile games of 2017

As 2017 is winding down to a close, we take a look back at 17 of the most memorable iPhone and Android games of 2017.
The mobile game arena is a vast space and there are hundreds of great games, so it’s hard to pick the very best ones as you risk to make a mile-long list or simply not including a lot of titles. So rather than trying to figure out the very best, we have summed up the 17 most memorable games from a slightly subjective point of view.
What is not subjective about these games is their quality: all of them …

Improve the battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with these 17 tips and tricks

The Galaxy Note 8 is the hottest new Samsung super-phone in town. This handset is the latest representative of the company’s new design approach which emphasizes on keeping the displays big and bezels small. 
The results from this philosophy are quite impressive – the latest Note packs a massive 6.3-inch panel at the front which is easily one of the largest screens we’ve seen on a high-end smartphone to date. The majority of its specs and features are equally awe-inspiring: the powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, …

Apple has invested at least $1.7 billion in LG Display's OLED production, industry watchers say

At the end of May news broke out about LG Display’s intention to invest 4 trillion won (~$3.5 billion) to build a new smartphone OLED panel manufacturing facility in its home country of South Korea. But the company apparently wasn’t done with that round of investment, as it mentions in its latest earnings report that it is pouring an additional 9.6 trillion won ($8.5 billion) into its OLED production business — and industry watchers say Apple may have been a key factor in that decision.

The investment consists of two separate parts: 5 trillion won …

17 queer artists you need to follow on Instagram right now

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It’s Pride Month, and millions are celebrating the LGBTQ community by participating in Pride Marches, donning the colors of the rainbow, or continuing to fight for rights through protests and different forms of resistance.

Another way to showing some love during Pride is through art, and it only takes a second to lift up and double-tap queer artists this June and beyond. 

Some of these brilliant artists have worked with celebrities and appeared on magazine covers, while others are a bit lesser-known. But one thing they all have in common is their phenomenal work across a number of mediums, from paint to photography to yarn. Read more…

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Pro Evolution Soccer 17 arrives on mobile devices in late May

Konami, the owner of the PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) franchise, has just announced that the next game in the series will be launched on both Android and iOS platforms. Pro Evolution Soccer 17 will be available in the Google Play and App Store later this month.

The game will be free-to-play, but it will contain some massive in-app purchase options, so feel free to turn this feature off if you don’t want to spend any real money while playing it.

It’s worth mentioning Konami has managed to license teams, players, and stadiums, including club and national teams, …

Save the date: Google's keynote at Google I/O 2017 to be held May 17

Folks, bring out your calendars and circle May 17, as this is when the head honchos at the helm of Google’s Android development team will be holding a keynote at Google I/O 2017. Kicking off at 10 AM local time, the event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater for a second year in a row. 

The whole shebang is expected to last around 2 hours, and unsurprisingly, we expect most of the allocated time to be dedicated to the upcoming version of Android, which is currently rolling under the “O” codename. The developer preview of Android O is already out, but surely this doesn’t …