Apple announces the best iOS apps and games of 2017

Apple has revealed its 2017 best-of list of apps, games, music, books, and movies sold across the company’s various online storefronts. The iPhone app of the year title goes to meditation and sleep app Calm, while adorable puzzle game Splitter Critters takes the top spot in the games category.

Moving to the iPad, Apple has named excellent photo editing app Affinity Photo as app of the year, while the title for best game goes to first person puzzle-exploration game The Witness. As for the most downloaded apps and games on the App Store, the …


Fox announces X-Files mystery game coming to mobiles in 2018

For the millions of fans out there, Fox announced that X-Files franchise will continue its adventures on smaller screens. The company confirmed that a mobile is in the works at its own FoxNext Games division and Creative Mobile, a game studio from Estonia.

The game called The X-Files: Deep State will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise and should be released on February 6, 2018. We also know the game will be available on both the Android and iOS platforms, but also on Facebook.

However, a trailer has been put online, so we’ve got an idea of what …

Niantic announces important Raid Battles changes for Pokemon GO

Niantic, the team behind Pokemon GO smash hit has just announced a major update will hit the mobile game in the coming days, which contains important Raid Battles changes. Most of the changes have been carefully thought after developers reviewed players feedback.

Furthermore, Niantic confirmed that Pokemon GO players won’t need to manually download the update and that these changes should not impact the gameplay in any way. You can find below all the changes that affect EX Raid Battles after the update:

EX Raid Battles will take place most commonly at Gyms …

Verizon announces Black Friday 2017 deals, iPhones not included


This Black Friday, Verizon Wireless will allow customers
to buy select high-end smartphones at up to 50% off – in certain conditions. If
you sign up for Verizon Unlimited, the carrier slashes $378 of the prices of
the following handsets: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note
8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Moto Z2 Force. The $378 discount will be offered
as credit applied to your account over 24 months. This promotion will be
available online starting November 23 (Thursday), and in stores on November 24
(Black Friday).

 

Verizon will also take $100 off select smartphones …

Huawei announces Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals in the US

Huawei is one of the many smartphone companies that will run Black Friday deals next week. To make the wait more bearable and allow customers to prepare for what’s to come, Huawei revealed some of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Keep in mind that these deals will run between November 23 and November 27, so they’re not yet available. Also, Huawei will sell its products in the US through various retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and Walmart, so check their websites for any of the deals listed below.

Huawei Mate 9 – save $100 at Amazon/Best …

HMD announces it will soon release Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8

We already know HMD plans to update all its Nokia smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo since the Finnish company confirmed it numerous times in the past. The only thing that we need to determine is when exactly it will happen.

It goes without saying that HMD will not release the update to all its Nokia smartphones at the same time. Also, it would make sense for the most powerful device to get Oreo first, in this case, Nokia 8.

So, if you own the Nokia 8, you should ready your phone for a major Android update. HMD’s Chief Product Office, Juho Sarvikas confirmed …

SwiftKey announces new Photo Themes feature and partnership with National Geographic

SwiftKey has just announced a new feature is now available for its Android and iOS keyboard – Photo Themes. Photo Themes enables users to upload their own images for the purpose of creating personalized themes on SwiftKey Keyboard.

To highlight the importance of the new feature SwiftKey has teamed up with National Geographic, more specifically with a contributing photographer, to inspire users with a gallery of 12 curated images exclusive to its keyboard.

For this purpose, SwiftKey has worked with Keith Ladzinski, a well-known professional adventure photographer …

Asus announces its first smartphone with 18:9 display, the Pegasus 4S

Since everyone has decided that an 18:9 display is innovative enough to drive the sales of a high-end smartphone, Asus didn’t want to sort of “live in the past.” The Taiwanese company has decided to jump in the 18:9 display bandwagon and announced the upcoming availability of its first smartphone to feature such a screen – the Pegasus 4S.

Despite having a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the smartphone isn’t really a flagship. For starters, the screen features HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution. On the bright side, Asus Pegasus 4S has very thin bezels and packs a massive 4,030 mAh …

Nintendo announces Super Mario Run has 200 million downloads, but it's not too profitable

Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile gaming industry. Even though the game proved to be pretty popular among Android and iOS users, it didn’t reach the level of profitability Nintendo expected.

During Nintendo’s latest earnings report, the Japanese company announced Super Mario Run now has more than 200 million downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. However, Nintendo claims that despite this impressive numbers, the game “had not yet reached an acceptable profit point.”

Super Mario Run is a free to download game but requires players …

Google announces YouTube TV app for Android TV devices, coming soon to Apple TV

YouTube TV is a relatively new streaming service having been launched by Google back in April. Still, the service’s coverage has been expanded to more than a dozen cities in the United States in the last couple of months, which proves Google is committed to bringing YouTube TV to as many consumers as possible.

In that regard, the search giant announced a new YouTube TV app is now available for the big screen. The application that was initially available for smartphone, tablet, and computer, will now be accessible to Android TV owners.

In the next few days, …