Microsoft's Arrow Launcher lands many new features in latest update

The team behind Arrow Launcher has just released a major update for their Android app, which has already been pushed to Google Play Store. Arrow Launcher 3.7 brings many new features and tweaks based on user feedback.

One of the most useful new features introduced in the latest update is the option to merge or remove any contact dupes in the address book. You can now let Arrow Launcher manage your contact list and never have to worry about having any duplicates in your address book.

Another important change is the option to sign in with a Microsoft Account …


Desperate Housewives mobile spin-off lands in the App Store

The 8-season series that ended back in 2012, Desperate Housewives is getting a mobile game. Back in 2006, developer Liquid Entertainment and publisher Buena Vista Games launched a Desperate Wives game on PC, but the Windows title received only mixed reviews in the gaming media.

However, the mobile game, while it does feature the same name, mixes puzzle and RPG elements. If you’re ready to join the desperate housewives, you’ll be stepping into the role of a new resident of Wisteria Lane and try to build friendships and unravel mysteries with some of the iconic characters …

Farming Simulator 18 lands on Android and iOS to turn players into modern farmers

Farming Simulator franchise is hugely popular in Europe, especially in Germany where developer Giants Software will hold FarmCon, a community event for Farming Simulator players, modders and devs, later this month.

Until then, their mobile version of Farming Simulator 18 is now available for download for Android and iOS devices. The game doesn’t come for free, but for $2.99 you’ll have access to a big selection of more than 50 farming vehicles and machines. All these vehicles were recreated from over 30 of the largest names in the industry.

If you’ve never …

Ready your dogfighting skills, folks! Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore lands on Android

Deep Silver FISHLABS launched Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore on iOS devices back in December, but Android players were promised their own version two months ago when the developer opened up pre-registration on Google Play.

Although the developers promise intense space fights in stunning environments, the game barely runs within the parameters on some of the latest flagships available on the market like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel XL, and OnePlus 3T.

If you have an older smartphone, you might experience low fps (frames per second) or it might not be compatible …

Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War strategy game lands on mobiles

Disney and Joycity teased the upcoming release of a new Pirates of the Caribbean mobile game about two months ago. Today, the game made it to both the Android and iOS platforms, so fans of the franchise can get a taste of what’s to come before the movie’s premiere.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War is a free-to-play strategy game that features characters, ships, and storylines based on the popular Disney blockbuster series. Players can plan various strategies through building, ship construction, troops training, as well as form an alliance to battle against …

Gameloft's Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics lands on Android and iOS

French developer and publisher Gameloft is back with yet another mobile game, the sequel to Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics. If we are to believe the team behind the game, then this should be “the most badass gun show on mobile.”

The sequel to the popular Blitz Brigade has been upgraded and now includes the newest gameplay features in real-time tactical combat. In Rival Tactics, players can build 8-man squads from a pool of dozens of heroes, vehicles, and power-ups.

Every time you win a battle, you will be rewarded with crates full of weapons and tools of mayhem …

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime lands at T-Mobile and MetroPCS as a cheap Nougat phone

T-Mobile and MetroPCS this week released a new and affordable Android smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J3 Prime.

The J3 Prime appears to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched earlier this year via Sprint and its prepaid brands). However, the handset offered by T-Mobile and MetroPCS has a couple of advantages over Sprint’s J3 Emerge: it’s cheaper, and runs Android 7 Nougat (instead of Android Marshmallow).

If you’re buying the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime from T-Mobile, you can get it for $150 outright, or $6 per month (for $24 months) and $6 upfront. At MetroPCS, the new phone …

The Apple Pay rollout continues to the lands of Italy

Apple Pay is one of the most popular mobile payment platforms that currently exists, and the Cupertino-based giant has recently been hard at work with getting the service expanded to as many countries as possible. Earlier on Tuesday this week, we reported that Apple Pay had officially launched in Ireland, and a new sighting indicates that the contactless payment solution is now on its way to Italy. 

The Italian version of the official Apple website now features a page that’s dedicated to Apple Pay, and while it mostly just explains what the …

Adblock Plus Browser officially lands on Android and iOS

While Apple’s been working on system-level ad blocking for iOS 9, Eyeo, the creator of Adblock Plus has been building its own browser.

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Available today for both iOS and Android, Adblock Plus’ browser is free. It’s not actually entirely built in-house, instead based on top of an extensible iOS browser called Kitt which made it easy to port the Chrome extension from desktop.

The company is loudly trumpeting that it has “beaten” Apple to releasing its content blocking tools, but it’s unlikely Adblock Plus will be as efficient as Apple’s upcoming tools.

Adblock Plus blocks advertising as its loaded by the browser using JavaScript, unlike iOS 9’s content blockers which can block it before it’s loaded at all at a system level, which offers further performance improvements.

We’ve published extensive data on how efficient iOS 9’s content blocking is in practice, sometimes saving over 50 percent in page load time alone.

On the Android side, the browser has been in beta since late May and saw 300,000 downloads in the first week. Adblock Plus was previously banned from the Play Store for “interfering with” other services, but has managed to successfully re-list the app on the store.

If you’re dying to block advertising on your phone, you can download Adblock Plus now, though you’ll need to switch your browser to take advantage of it.

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