HTC 's January revenues declined 27% year-over-year

HTC continued its free fall in January as the company reported a 15% decline in revenue sequentially (from December 2017), and a 27% decline year-over-year (from January 2017). Even though the HTC U11 was arguably the manufacturer’s best flagship in years, the company once again failed to gain any traction against Samsung and the Chinese Android manufacturers who have overtaken HTC over the last few years.

One might argue that HTC peaked with 2010’s EVO 4G, which we gave a 9.5 out of 10 with our review back in 2010. And even though the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) impressed many with its …


GRID Autosport coming to iOS on November 27

Codemasters announced back in May the folks over at Feral Interactive will bring the popular GRID franchise to mobile devices. The studio promised to launch GRID Autosport on Android an iOS platforms sometime this fall.

Apparently, the game will be released on November 27, but only on iOS. According to Feral Interactive, GRID Autosport will arrive on iPad and iPhone complete with all add-on content an no in-app purchases.

Fans of the franchise will recognize some of the cars that will be available in the game, such as the McLaren 12C GT3, Dallara F312, Mazda …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 on sale for just $470 (27% off) on eBay

One of the newest Samsung high-end tablets, the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch was on sale quite a few times in the last few months. However, the slate rarely dropped under $500 and even when it did, it wasn’t by too much.

It turns out that a company is selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for a lot less than we’re used to. Although the slate is usually available for purchase for $650, you can now get on for just $470 on eBay.

Basically, you’ll be saving $180 (27%) when you buy the Galaxy Tab S3. Like that wasn’t cheap enough, the seller offers a $20 Google Play gift …

Alcatel Idol 5 coming to Cricket Wireless on October 27

Quietly introduced earlier this month at IFA 2017 trade fair, the Alcatel Idol 5 will make its debut in the United States in late October. The smartphone will be exclusively carried in the country by Cricket Wireless.

The Idol 5 promises premium features at a fraction of the price of today’s major brand smartphones. But how much exactly Alcatel’s handset really costs? According to Cricket, the Idol 5 will be available for purchase for just $199 beginning October 27.

Now let’s see what are those “premium features” that Alcatel says the Idol 5 has to offer …

Action Launcher 27 released with new weather widget, App Shortcuts improvements, more

More and more users are trying Android launchers to the point that it has become a trend. However, there are probably only a handful of launchers very popular among Android users, and Action Launcher is one of them.

Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher has just released a brand new version of its app, which brings a couple of new features and improvements. If you already have the Android launcher installed, then you’ll want to know that the highlight of the most recent update is the new weather widget.

The new weather widget introduced in the latest update is still in alpha …

Pre-order the Asus ZenFone AR right now from Verizon for $27 a month or $648 retail

The Asus ZenFone AR, which includes aspects of Google’s Project Tango AR capabilities, and Google’s Project Daydream VR platform, can now be pre-ordered from Verizon at a price of $27 a month over 24 months. If you’d prefer, the handset has a retail price of $648. You can access a favorite app by drawing a pre-selected letter on the screen with your finger. With AR apps, you can check to see how advertised furniture will look rearranged in a specific room to your heart’s content.

The Asus ZenFone AR is equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD display (1440 x 2560 resolution) with an AMOLED screen. Under …

OLED iPhones may be here to stay, Apple tipped to front LG $2.7 billion for a supply line

LG might be keeping mum on exactly how much may Apple be fronting it for its giant investment in OLED display production, but industry sources are quickly swooping in to fill the void with numbers, as usual. Previously, they speculated that Apple may be responsible for $1.7 billion of the $8.5 billion total OLED panel-making bill, but now they up the ante with a cool billion more.

The $2.7 billion sum is said to be an advance payment by Apple for securing a production line dedicated entirely to iPhone displays, starting in 2019. Rumor has it that the 2018 Apple …

Deal: Sony Xperia X is on sale for just $230 (27% off) in the U.S.

Sony Xperia X, the smartphone that’s been at the center of the Concept project, is once again on sale in the United States. Although most retailers in the country claim the phone’s suggested retail price is $400, few sell the Xperia X for more than $300.

Even so, B&H has a much better deal on the Sony Xperia X, which is supposed to end in about 8 hours from now. For a limited time, the Xperia X is up for grabs at B&H for just $230 outright, so you’ll save at least $70 when you buy the phone.

The retailer has the Xperia X available in three color options …

LG G6 Pro and G6 Plus launching on June 27 to help expand the LG Pay service

LG launched its mobile payment service in South Korea earlier this month, which will work with the company’s flagship smartphone, the G6. However, in order to further expand the use of LG Pay, the South Korean handset maker has decided to launch two LG G6 derivative models, the G6 Pro and G6 Plus.

The Korean media reports both will be launched in LG’s home turf on June 27 with all three major carriers (SK Telecom, LG Telecom, and KTF) in the countries offering the smartphones.

As far as prices go, the LG G6 Pro will be available for purchase in South Korea …

Best free Android and iPhone games! (March 27 – April 2)

It’s time to bring you the best of the best free games that launched over the past 7 days! Some serious action happened last week, with games like Gangstar New Orleans, Dynasty Warriors Unleashed, and a remaster of the mobile classic N.O.V.A. hitting app stores. 

We are rather lucky to be able to enjoy such polished games for free, even if the publishers do expect us to pay for this and that through in-app purchases. You can still get a lot of quality gameplay in without spending too much, so that’s the beauty of it!
Enjoy these titles and let’s …