Best word games for Android and iPhone! (2017)

Ahh, word games! There’s one for just about any party that seems to be going stale, and then the host brings out a Scrabble in a desperate attempt to save the sinking ship. Now, you can enjoy wordsmithing right on your phone or tablet. There’s no shortage of word games that show different spins on the same concept of putting together hidden words, or straight up playing Hangman like you’re six again.

Word games lend themselves particularly well to the touchscreen format – the screen’s your board, the keyboard is your word entry, and the Internet lets you meet tens of thousands …

TrendForce analysts predict there won't be 4GB of RAM for 2017 iPhone

Analyst agency TrendForce argues that increased prices of LPDDR4 RAM is slowing down growth in smartphone RAM this year. The company says “intensifying competition” and “spiking prices” are to blame for a lower than expected increase in the “average memory content” of this year’s smartphones (3.2GB rather than 3.7GB), and rising memory prices are going to impact Apple’s upcoming iPhones as well.

According to the analysts, if Cupertino wants to maintain its typical annual shipment targets of 200 million units and counting, it will have to settle for 3GB of RAM in …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is one of the many Samsung devices expected to receive Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the year. It also might be the first mid-range smartphone to get the update since Samsung only took care of former flagships like the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

The good news is Samsung timidly starts pushing the update to other smartphones such as the Galaxy A5 (2016). One user in Russia claims he already managed to successfully capture the update via OTA, and he’s also got a video to prove it.

If you happen to own a Galaxy A5 (2016) and you live …

iPhone 8 could be announced next month at WWDC 2017, says analyst

We’ve been hearing a lot about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, and pretty much everyone is expecting the handset to be announced sometime in September. Surprisingly, though, a JPMorgan analyst now has it that the iPhone 8 could very well be unveiled next month, at WWDC 2017, at the same time with iOS 11.

According to 9to5Mac, the JPMorgan analyst actually noted that there’s a “high likelihood” that the next-gen iPhone would be officially showcased in June. Apple may want to do that in order to stir excitement among consumers, though this would probably have an unwanted …

Best strategy games for Android and iPhone! (2017)

If you are in the mood for conquering lands with bloody battles, forging empires, and evolving civilizations, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve lined up 10 of the best and most popular strategy games you can play on your Android or Apple device this year. You can do it by yourself, or together with friends and online opponents.

These games will test your thinking and let you become the virtual ruler of an empire, or master commander of a bulging pixel army. Feel free to include both in your resume!
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Best army games for Android and iPhone (2017)

Join the army, they say! Get through grueling bootcamp, strap your gun, and go off to defend your country with guts and glory! Army games are big on mobile, with several variations of them available for your army commander needs.

Understandably, action shooters dominate the scene, with a fair bit of strategy games involved, too. But there’s a good choice of casual army games as well, so unless you’re looking for something extremely specific, you’re bound to find something worth your time. Onward to your conquest, now!


What to expect from Google I/O 2017: Android O, stand-alone VR headset, Google Assistant everywhere

How time flies! As if it was yesterday when we finished our 2016 edition of “What to expect from Google I/O” and it’s already time to see what the Big G has in store for us in 2017. But we are not complaining – we are always curious to see first-hand what the leading companies in the industry are working on and the moment and envisioning for the future. 
As is tradition, Google I/O 2017 will kick off with a keynote. This one’s scheduled for 10:00 AM on May 17 and will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.

Large part of …

Best zombie games for Android and iPhone! (2017)

Zombie games never go out of fashion, do they? It seems the world can’t get enough of slaughtering the undead. Come on, zombies did nothing wrong! Poor beings are just trying to survive by biting off a head or two, can’t fault them for being who they are!

Alas, this selection of various shooters, cutters, and all-around zombie murdering mayhem won’t make a compelling case for zombie rights worldwide. But at the very least, it’s going to let you have some mindless fun – if you let the ghouls maul your brain, that is. Otherwise, you’re going to be very focused as swarms of ghastly …

Samsung posts its second-best quarter ever, promises a new flagship release in late 2017

Today, Samsung Electronics has released its quarterly earnings report for Q1 2017, and it’s looking pretty good: the company has posted profits of 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion) across all of its businesses. However, profits from its mobile division have actually fallen compared to those in Q4 2016, despite an increase of device shipments.

Or in other words: Samsung sold more phones, but earned less money from them. The fault, interestingly, may lie in consumers’ great interest in the Galaxy S8, which launched just last week. To accommodate for …

Three Pixel phones could be launched in 2017, all packing Snapdragon 835 CPUs

It’s common knowledge that Google launches new Android smartphones each year, but the number of devices varies from time to time. In the last couple of years, Google launched a duo of smartphones, but that might change in 2017.

Although the most recent report on the upcoming Pixel phones claimed Google wouldn’t release more than two devices this year, it looks like three new handsets are expected to arrive in 2017.

The Android Open Source Project reveals new information about Google’s new Pixel phones. The details have been uncovered in the code and confirm …