Best new Android and iPhone apps (late July, 2017)

A new week starts and what better way to celebrate it than freshen up that ole phone of yours with some new apps, straight out of the oven? Yeah both the Play Store and the App Store get hundreds of new pieces of software poured into them on a weekly basis, so it may be a tough job to forage through them, but don’t worry, we do that on your behalf.

This week around, we’ve got a couple of cool utility apps, some awesome tools for iOS musicians, Google’s Motion Stills finally arriving to Android, and some more cool stuff. Check them out!

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Best new Android and iPhone games (late 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.

Expect 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 whenever we like. With …

Samsung CEO says Galaxy Note 8 will be announced in late August, first wave arriving in September

We know for less than a week that Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of IFA 2017 trade fair, which is set to kick off on September 1. Previous rumors coming from different sources claim the flagship smartphone will be announced on August 23, but the phone won’t be available on the market until September at the earliest.

Over the weekend, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh told Taiwanese media that his company plans to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 in late August, which comes in line with previous reports.

He went on to say that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released …

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is running late

Back in May, when the Essential phone was unveiled, Android co-creator Andy Rubin said that the device would ship within the next 30-days. Well folks, 30-days has come and 30-days has gone without any units shipped. The phone is available for pre-orders from Sprint, which will have the U.S. exclusive of the handset. The unlocked version of the Android flavored model will work with each of the country’s top four stateside carriers. The price? $699.  

The Essential phone features an edge-to-edge screen, and will ship with a brand new virtual assistant, thus far unnamed. The device comes …

Wireless charging technology for 2017 iPhone models is running late; hardware to be sold separately

As Apple iPhone 7 Plus users know, sometimes a new feature runs late and you have to wait for a software update to receive it. That happened with the Portrait Mode that produces the professional looking blurring effect on portraits snapped with the camera, also known as bokeh. The software needed to create the effect didn’t ship with the iPhone 7 Plus, and appeared with the first iOS 10.1 beta.

According to tech tipster John Gruber, this could be how Apple will disseminate the necessary software to enable wireless charging on the 2017 iPhone models. In a tweet posted yesterday, Gruber notes …

Best new Android and iPhone apps (late June, 2017)

Hey, folks! It’s Monday, which means it’s that time again — time to dig through the App Store and Play Store and find some well-put-together apps!

This week around, Microsoft’s Face Swap makes the jump to iOS, we have the awesome new Holo app, a sticker maker that works with your selfies, an AI that recognizes stuff you point your camera at, and much more. Check them out below!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be announced in late August, ahead of the iPhone 8

The moment Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the rumors for its next flagship started pouring in. Most of the reports claim that the Galaxy Note 8 will be coming with a dual-camera setup, and a rather big 6.3-inch edge-to-edge screen.

However, if the Note 8 does indeed feature 6.3-inch display, and it retains the 9:18.5 aspect ratio, introduced with Samsung’s current flagships, there will not be much that will differentiate it from the Galaxy S8+. Samsung might have to pack a lot of extra features to make the Note 8 relevant, especially considering that the device is rumored …

Best new Android and iPhone games (late May 2017)

Want to know what are the best new games for iPhone, iPad and Android? We look through all the latest releases and filter the very best ones to give you this round-up of the best new games for mobile. You can play these games on a new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone 7, or any other phone that supports the minimum requirements for each of the titles.

Skullgirls brings a breath of fresh air to fighting gamesThis week, at the top we have selected a beautifully enchanting experience, a game called Old Man’s Journey. The release is a puzzle adventure with an atmosphere …

Best new Android and iPhone apps (late May, 2017)

Time to start the week with another selection of new apps! We plowed through the bucketloads of new software that has been piling up in the App Store and Play Store this past week or so and came up with a few apps that you might find interesting!

We’ve got a bunch of new journaling app, a cool video editor for iOS, an interesting new launcher for Android, and lots more. Check them out below, drop a line in the comments if you know of a cool new app that’s not listed in here!

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Lady Gaga pens touching note for her late best friend

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Sonja Durham passed away from stage IV cancer this past weekend, and if you do not know who she was directly, Lady Gaga can fill you in.

Durham was one of Gaga’s closest friends, and the inspiration behind the singer’s “Grigio Girls.” After her passing, Gaga penned an emotional note on Instagram in honor of her best friend. 

“Watching one of my best friends in the world show unfathomable courage, strength, and positivity while battling cancer has really changed my life,” Gaga wrote. “Thank you Sonja for inspiring me and all of us everyday with your joy.” Read more…

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