Net neutrality repeal takes effect April 23

Back in December, net neutrality was repealed by the Trump-era FCC. That means that in theory, Netflix can pay carrier X for access to a faster pipeline than the one used by competitors like Hulu. Consumers could see the price of their monthly Netflix bill rise even more to cover this additional cost. Again, this is in theory. But time is ticking forward. Now that the order to repeal net neutrality has been published in the Federal Register, “The Restoring Internet Freedom Order,” as it is misleadingly named, will go into effect on April 23rd.

There are several challenges to the repeal and …


ZTE Axon 7 expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in April 2018

ZTE confirmed earlier this week it will provide Axon 7 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update at some point in the future. The Chinese company has already stopped Axon 7 production, which made us believe the high-end smartphone won’t be getting any major Android OS updates going forward.

ZTE’s announcement is a nice surprise for those who spent a small fortune to purchase the company’s flagship. Now, as far as the exact release date of the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update, ZTE Germany made some comments on the matter.

Apparently, Android 8.0 Oreo for ZTE …

HTC posts revenue decline for April as its U phones failed to catch on

HTC hasn’t shared its financial results for the first quarter, but it published its revenue for April and things aren’t looking up. The company sees a 9% decrease in revenue, with a 6% drop in total revenue year-over-year. This is an indicator that sales of HTC’s newest smartphones, the U Ultra and the U Play, came lower than expected.

Indeed, the devices failed to excite customers and reviewers, leaving both to expect a more memorable and intriguing product. The company has a big launch this month, unveiling the supposedly named HTC U 11 smartphone on May 16. As …

Best free Android and iOS games of the week! (April 23 – April 30)

Who wants some free games? This week saw fantastic releases on both Android and iOS! Robot Unicorn Attack 3 – need we say more??? We have that lined up for you, in addition to 9 other amazing games you can play for free on your mobile phone or tablet.

These include brand new Transformers and Family Guy games, and possibly the biggest hit of the year – the mighty Bus Simulator 17! Because nothing beats a mundane job simulator complete with lifelike graphics, right? Fret not, there’s lots more where that came from. It’s all in the slideshow below – enjoy!

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Best free Android and iOS games of the week! (April 23 – April 26)

Who wants some free games? This week saw fantastic releases on both Android and iOS! Robot Unicorn Attack 3 – need we say more??? We have that lined up for you, in addition to 9 other amazing games you can play for free on your mobile phone or tablet.

These include brand new Transformers and Family Guy games, and possibly the biggest hit of the year – the mighty Bus Simulator 17! Because nothing beats a mundane job simulator complete with lifelike graphics, right? Fret not, there’s lots more where that came from. It’s all in the slideshow below – enjoy!

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Best new Android and iPhone games (late April)

Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.

Chuck Norris has his own game nowThe new Android and iPhone games that we pick have to be fun, well-ported to mobile, and not overwhelmed by in-app ads. Put simply, they need to be high quality games, but we don’t discriminate by genre: you will find everything here, from shooters, RPGs, platformers, racing games, to strategy and more.

With …

Best free Android and iPhone games of the week! (April 16 – 23)

Last week was downright dandy for free mobile games! All-around quality titles showed up, ready to satisfy your gaming cravings. We have lined up 12 free games that came out very recently on Android and iOS, representing various genres and gameplay types.

Highlights include the new Office Space game (humor!), Nonstop Chuck Norris (endorsed by the man himself), a game where cats fight each other in war machines, and a realistic boxing game because nothing gets one going like authentic simulations of virtual sweat.

Everything is packed in the slideshow below, complete with pictures, …

Galaxy S8+ April security update released in Europe, facial recognition feature gets an upgrade

Samsung is in the process of rolling out its first Galaxy S8+ update in Europe. The new OTA includes Google’s April monthly security update, which consists of fixes for 49 CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) found on Android and a patch for 16 issues which are specific to Samsung’s Galaxy devices. 
SamMobile obtained the entire changelog in Dutch, and the translated information suggests that the new update also brings improvements to the algorithms of the facial recognition feature on the S8+.  
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Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st

At MWC this year, Samsung didn’t introduce the Samsung Galaxy S8 (unless you count a quick video teaser as an introduction). The company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with Windows 10 inside. The device is available in two sizes (10.6-inches and 12-inches) and with two different forms of connectivity, LTE and Wi-Fi. Starting April 21st (this coming Friday) you will be able to pick up the device from Verizon Wireless. The nation’s largest carrier will be offering the larger 12-inch LTE model of the Galaxy Book for $1,299.99. Both size devices feature a snap-on …

Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official; phone will be released on April 28th with SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official. Introduced by Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun this morning, the eagerly awaited handset features a 5.15-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core 2.45 GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. The handset will come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of native storage. A 3350mAh battery is charged with keeping the lights on. Because the Snapdragon 835 SoC is 25% more efficient than the Snapdragon 820, the Mi 6 should provide users with outstanding battery life.

The dual rear camera setup in back …