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 …


Settlement in Class Action suit means that some Sony Xperia device owners could receive a 50% refund

A settlement in a Class Action suit against Sony means that owners of certain Sony Xperia devices might end up receiving a 50% refund of the phone or tablet’s retail price. A federal court in New York ruled against Sony in a case that involved the waterproof capabilities of 24 Xperia models, including several smartphones and tablets. Owners of the devices listed below will automatically have their limited warranty coverage for damage resulting from water intrusion extended by one-year for models still under protection, and by six-months for devices no longer under warranty.

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Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal

Back until this past April, Samsung was still offering an exchange program for its fiery Note 7 phablet, refunding those who returned their handsets, or offering replacements like the S7 edge plus some extra change. Fair and square, one would think. Needless to say, though, some folks got organized in a class action lawsuit against Samsung, claiming that its refund or replace program was not enough to compensate for the inconvenience of visiting a service center on their own dime and time. 
They were searching for a grand total of 935 million …

Action Launcher update brings support for some nifty Android O features

Action Launcher, the popular Android app has just received a small but important update that gives users a taste of what’s to come when Google launches Android O.

Of course, this update is not just about Android O, but these are among the most important changes you’ll get in the newest version of Action Launcher.

First off, Action Launcher now features Android O App Shortcut styling, as well as notification previews. Also, Notification Dots has been implemented, but those who prefer numerical unread badges instead of this specific feature, the new version of Action Launcher is able …

Check out Meizu Pro 7's auxiliary AMOLED rear display in action

Just yesterday, a rather peculiar phone became official – the Meizu Pro 7. It’s a device that’s likely never ever jettisoning outside of mainland China and doesn’t have particularly high aspirations to be Meizu’s proper flagship and battle the Galaxies and iPhones of the world, but still has a somewhat intriguing feature on board that’s unlike anything we’ve seen thus far.
See, the Meizu Pro 7 has a tiny display at the back. It’s a proper display, with none of that e-ink non-sense that certain exotic devices boast. Being a touchscreen AMOLED one, it allows …

See the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in action in this leaked hands-on video

Another rugged version of a Samsung flagship is expected to land in the United States in the not so distant future, the Galaxy S8 Active. A plethora of hands-on pictures leaked recently, so you might already know what the phone looks like if you’ve following our news feed.

Fortunately for us tech-savvies, the same source who leaked the images has just uploaded a hands-on video with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, so if you want to see the smartphone in action, you can watch the video above.

Unlike the previous rugged smartphones (Galaxy S6 and S7 Active) carried …

The Rock just revealed his latest action movie, co-starring Siri

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says a lot of things on social media, including the occasional dad joke, but unless he’s pranking us this time, we’re about to see him star in a film with none other than Apple’s digital assistant, Siri. 

“I partnered with #Apple to make the biggest, coolest, craziest, dopest, most over the top, funnest (is that even a word?) movie ever,” wrote Johnson on his official Facebook page. “And I have the greatest co-star of all time – #SIRI.” 

It’s unclear what the nature of the film is, but since it’s unlikely that a full-length feature from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars would just get dropped on us with one day’s notice, it’s more likely a promotion of some sort to show off some of Siri’s features. And since Apple has also been touting the iPhone as a filmmaking tool, it’s likely the “film” will be shot on an iPhone.  Read more…

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Torchlight Mobile action RPG finally soft-launched on Android and iOS

Developer Runic Games confirmed it would bring its highly-acclaimed action RPG title Torchlight to mobile devices. The announcement was made back in 2015, but it took the company two years to manage to soft-launch the game.

Dubbed Torchlight: The Legend Continues, the game is now available for free in the Philippines, and you can download it either from the App Store or Google Play. The game is developed by Shanghai Efun Technology and, while it follows the same action-RPG formula that made the video game so popular, it steers away from the original to make it more …

Action Launcher receives a major update with loads of new features

If you’re among many of Action Launcher’s fans, you’ll be happy to learn the Android app has just received a significant update that expands its functionality further through new features and improvements.

First off, developers announced the application’s name had been changed from Action Launcher 3 to just Action Launcher. Also, the new name comes along with a new icon that fits better.

A new animating, Android O-style clock icon for the Google Clock app is now available to Action Launcher users. The new clock can be used as a standalone widget as well, …

'Stranger Things' action figures come with a special treat

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Since you’ve already binged Stranger Things twice, and played the VR game, the only thing left to do is to start making up your own stories using the new Stranger Things action figures. 

Funko unveiled six official, Netflix-approved action figures for characters from the show including Eleven, Lucas, Mike, Will,
Dustin, and the Demogorgon.

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All clad in the outfits they wear in the series, the ’80s-themed action figures even sport the Adidas and Puma gear seen in the show. But aside from retro fashion, one particular branding addition will stand out for hardcore fans: Eggo waffles.  Read more…

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