The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is coming to Cricket as the Samsung Galaxy Halo

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) were unveiled in Europe. The latter model is coming to Cricket Wireless in the U.S. as the Samsung Galaxy Halo. An image of both the front and back of the device was disseminated today via a tweet sent out by reliable tipster Evan Blass. The image shows the back of the phone branded with the Cricket logo. The Galaxy Halo is equipped with a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution.

The Galaxy J7 (2017) is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC featuring an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU, although …


Asus ZenPad Z8 2017 for Verizon leaks in press render

A new Asus ZenPad tablet is about to make its debut in the United States with Verizon being among the first carriers to offer the slate. Big Red hasn’t yet announced anything about the so-called ZenPad Z8 2017, but a picture of the tablet with Verizon’s branding emerged online.

Despite the fact that the press render doesn’t come with any details about the tablet’s specs, we know quite a lot about the new ZenPad Z8 since the slab was officially introduced at Computex last month.

However, Verizon’s ZenPad Z8 2017 might be slightly different than the international …

LG V30 slated for August 31 announcement just before IFA 2017, to cost ~$700 in South Korea

A recent report from Korean media outlet ETNews claims that LG will unveil its next top-tier handset, the LG V30, at the upcoming IFA trade show which will take place in Berlin, Germany, from September 1 to September 6. Supposedly, the phone will become official on August 31, just a day before IFA kicks off, which is not unusual at all — such high-profile phone announcements usually happen just before a major expo kicks off so that they get as much media coverage as possible. 
If we judge by LG V20’s arrival last year, which also coincided …

Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid June, 2017)

Hey there, appaholics! Yup, we’re off to another week, and we are starting it off with yet another pick of the best or most popular apps from the past 7 days. As you know, we are pretty open to suggestions, so don’t hesitate to drop a comment if you happen to know of a cool new app that we missed!

We’ve got a public speaker’s training app, a new video intro maker for vloggers, a new launcher and icon pack for Android, and more fun stuff. Check them out below and, as always, if you know of a cool new app that we missed — namedrop it in the comments!

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The most awesome indies of E3 2017

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E3 showcased a ton of big video games made by big studios with budgets in the millions — like Super Mario Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Origins — but those weren’t the only titles worthy of our attention. There were a handful of breathtaking indie games that deserve the spotlight, too.

This E3’s stock of indies had some undeniably charming, thought-provoking, and intensely action-packed selections spanning all sorts of genres. These are the ones that stood out as some of the best of E3 2017.

The Swords of Ditto

You are the hero in the adorable, procedurally generated land of Ditto. In a nod to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, you wake up on the beach and dive right into your adventure in The Swords of Ditto, tackling dungeons, gaining new items, and battling enemies until you’re ready to take on the evil Mormo. If you die, though, you’re gone for good, and you’ll have to try again as a new hero.  Read more…

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Best new Android and iPhone games (mid June 2017)

Looking for your weekly doze of gaming adrenaline? Look no further as we slice and dice, and look in the depths of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store to hunt and gather the best new games on mobile.

A new Angry Birds game is out!Expect no restrictions to genre: from RPG to strategy, to shooters and puzzlers, sports games and all else. Everything as long as it’s fun, well made and not choke full of ads.

What do we play on? We use a couple of iPhones to test the best new games, but we’ve got a Pixel, a Galaxy S8 and a few other phones that we switch whenever …

2017 iPhone users can select Google Assistant as their default assistant replacing Siri?

A report published the other day claims that Apple and Google are working together on a way to allow iPhone users to select Google Assistant as their default virtual assistant, replacing Siri in that capacity. The way Google Assistant currently works on iOS is that the app is opened up like any other third party app,. The user then requests the information that he/she is seeking from Google Assistant,.and then closes the app when done. But if the source of this information is correct, iOS users who prefer Google Assistant over Siri will be able to make the change allowing Google to become the default …

Customization extravaganza: Best new icon packs for Android (June 2017)

Got a custom launcher? If the answer to that question is “yes”, then you’re also probably dabbling with custom icon packs as well. Depending on your tastes, these will either greatly improve the looks of your interface or create a despicable mess of unsightly elements that mar your home screen.
As we want to help you avoid the latter scenario at all costs, we always strive to provide you with the best new icon packs that hit the Play Store on a regular basis. Here’s a bunch of cool new ones that arrived on the store in the past fortnight or so.
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New Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) spotted ahead of official unveil

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3 about four months ago, but that won’t remain the only tablet the South Korean company launches this year. A mid-range slate that goes by model number SM-T385 has been recently spotted online.

Considering the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is known as Samsung SM-T350, the new tablet might be a sequel to the mid-range slate. The listing at GFXBench reveals some of its specs, such as the 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

Just like the current model, the alleged Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) sports an …

Father's Day 2017 gift guide: what to buy to show your dad you care

Father’s Day, as Wikipedia puts it, is “a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.” Which is really just a fancy way of saying it’s a holiday designed to show our fathers we care. And what better way to do that than by indulging into unhinged consumerism buying your dad a gift?

And since the day itself – Sunday, June 18 – is fast approaching, it’s about time you stopped procrastinating and actually bought that present. But if you’re like most people, there’s a fair chance you …