Mobile gamers need this: 5 of the best controllers for Android and iPhone

Gaming on a smartphone is usually a dissatisfactory ordeal. Sure, you can tap away all day long on those one-press style games, but a gamer’s soul thirsts for action, timed inputs, dodging and attacking, as well as some strategy. For that last one, you’ve got a few games that you can play, sure — the touch inputs lend themselves well for those. But what about some good ol’ shooting at the bad guys? Or beating an opponent’s pixelized head into the pixelized pavement?

Well, you need a controller. And controllers there are aplenty — surprisingly, the market is overrun with these, which is probably …


Android O release date: Here's when it might be hitting the popular Android devices

By now, it’s public knowledge that Android O is coming to a device near you soon. 
If our past experience is anything to go by, only a minuscule amount of Android users will be getting the newest taste of Android on day 1 of public availability. Pixel users are a getting it first, no doubt about that, but who’s next? Remains to be seen.
But what’s the fuss all about? Is Android O such an important update to the OS at all? For the most part, it’s about to introduce lots of under-the-hood improvements for the OS, as well as overhaul …

Moto Z finally gets updated to Android 7.1.1

In Hong Kong and Indonesia today, Moto Z users are in the process of receiving the update to Android 7.1.1. The phone originally shipped last year with Android 6.0 pre-installed, and was eventually updated to Android 7.0. Once the notification is received that the update has hit your Moto Z, make sure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi or strong cellular signal before continuing with the updating process. At the same time, the battery on the phone needs to be charged to at least 50%.

If the update has not been received yet, you can try to have it sent to you manually by going to Settings …

How to watch the next episode of Game of Thrones on your Android or iOS device

It’s that time of the year again – the long-anticipated 7th season of Game of Thrones is upon us, and along with it, comes the frustrating evasion of spoiler talk. Aside from the regular routine of staying off your social feeds, we now also have to carefully navigate throughout the web itself as the spoilers for the show are just around any corner. Worry not, we wouldn’t even try spoiling the show for you. 
Yet, there’s a way of avoiding spoilers, and… it’s by simply watching the show as soon as possible. Who would have thought!
So, …

Check out these premium Android icon packs, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Okay, okay, we kid, but we do like custom icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with you, the readers!

And this …

The best free Android and iPhone games! (July 10 – 16)

Some of the best games out there are free! That’s no secret. We love collecting the best free games that show up on Android and iOS each week, because they are mighty fun and enjoying them costs nothing.

This week’s highlights include Knights Fall, Virtua Tennis Challenge, Valerian: City of Alpha, and three more terrific free games. Play them to your heart’s content and tune in every Sunday for more possible additions to your collection!

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) should start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The Galaxy A7 (2017) is one of the many smartphones Samsung plans to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. While not the first to receive the update, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is expected to receive the long-awaited upgrade in the coming weeks.

The smartphone, which goes by model number Samsung A720F, has been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, which isn’t unusual at all. However, unlike the original model that was launched by in January, the device listed at Wi-Fi Alliance is running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Even though it doesn’t give us an exact release …

Skype reintroduces some features lost after the previous Android and iOS updates

Microsoft released a new version of Skype called “the next generation” last month. The new app was launched on both Android and iOS platforms and brought a completely redesigned user interface, as well as new features and improvements.

Due to the new design some of the existent features were removed and replaced with others, but the new once didn’t really worked out for many Skype users. Following users reports, Microsoft has decided to bring back some of the features that were cut out after the last major update. On top of that, the developers have added even more …

Google Keep for Android adds long overdue undo and redo functionality

If you’ve ever found yourself accidentally deleting a bunch of text you weren’t supposed to while writing a note in Google Keep (thanks, Gboard!), you’ll know immediately just how great the following piece of news is: the Android version of the app has finally added undo/redo functionality.

The feature is visible immediately when you start editing a note, and can be accessed from a pair of arrow-shaped buttons that appear at the bottom of the app screen. However, so far the option is limited to the current writing session only, meaning once you exit a note your writing history …

Best new Android and iPhone games (mid July 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 brand new Minecraft storyExpect 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 …