TNT and TBS announce major updates to both networks' streaming video apps

Cable networks TNT and TBS have announced that major updates are getting pushed out now for the pair’s streaming video apps. Those using the apps on mobile platforms like iOS and Android will receive the update, as will users of Apple TV and Amazon Fire. The updates will include complete redesigns of the apps and will also add new platforms such as Roku, Chromecast & VIZIO SmartCast. Later this year, the apps will be offered on certain game consoles and connected televisions.

The redesigned TNT and TBS apps will be the first from major television networks to employ a technology called …

BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone

BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map. 
It’s an Android device, true, but it comes with a neat selection of BlackBerry apps that you can’t get on any Android device. Or can you? XDA Senior Editor Cobalt232 took it to himself to emulate BlackBerry’s set of apps and make them available for any Android 5.0 or newer device. Great for all those willing to give BlackBerry’s …

Nintendo details new Fire Emblem: Heroes major update coming on May 2

Fire Emblem: Heroes is the Nintendo mobile game with the highest revenue, according to the latest reports. Even though the game was launched many months later than Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem’s monetization model allows it to make more money than Nintendo’s first mobile title.

If you’re already playing Fire Emblem: Heroes on either Android and iOS, then you’ll be happy to know Nintendo recently detailed some of the new features and improvements it will add in the next update.

Speaking of which, the next major update for Fire Emblem: Heroes should be released …

Super Mario Run gets its first major update on Android

Nintendo’s first major hit in the mobile game industry, Super Mario Run made its debut on Android a while ago, but it’s already received a couple of minor updates.

Well, Super Mario Run players will be pleased to know that developers have just released the first major update for the Android version of the game. This update is not about repairing things, but about adding new features and improvements.

Among the most important new features added is the ability to find friends from your Nintendo Account, which wasn’t available until now. Also, the maximum number …

Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj's Run Up music video is all about twerking in a smartphone-obssesed world

If you are at all into hip-hop besides smartphones, please pause the new Kendrick Lamar record for a bit and check out whats’s going on in Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s video for ‘Run Up’. Hip-hop the song is not, but the video is all about smartphone obsession wrecking up the party of a lifetime, complete with a (fake) pause to buffer the video stream and Minaj delivering a verse through FaceTime. It’s like the video is based on actual events or something!

At least one of the party goers is probably thinking about the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his phone while enjoying himself. …

BlackBerry rolls out major update for its Android smartphones

BlackBerry recently announced a new update for all its present and upcoming Android smartphones would soon be available for download. The update is meant to improve some of the productivity features these handsets have pre-loaded inside.

The Canadian company completely overhauled the Productivity Tab’s interface so that it’s more user-friendly and easier to use. In addition, the update brings a new Quick Triage function that is meant for items in the Hub and new Quick Actions for entries in Contacts, including Phone, Text and Email.

Keep in mind that the …

Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in major Colombia floods


Floodwaters from three swollen rivers surged through a Colombian city this weekend, burying homes under an avalanche of mud and rocks.

Aerial survey footage by the Colombian Air Force shows the scale of devastation in Mocoa, the capital of the southwestern Putamayo province. 

Nearly 200 people were killed and another 220 people are feared missing, President Juan Manuel Santos said on early Sunday.

A handout picture provided by the Colombian Army shows an aerial view of Mocoa, Colombia, April 1, 2017.

A handout picture provided by the Colombian Army shows an aerial view of Mocoa, Colombia, April 1, 2017.

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Chip issues could lead to major shortages of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

The word out of Korea on the day before the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are to be unveiled, is that Qualcomm has been having a problem turning out enough Snapdragon 835 chipsets to meet Samsung’s production schedule. In addition, Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC, which powers its flagship phones in most parts of the world, is also suffering from production delays. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will be employed on U.S. versions of the Galaxy S8/S8+. Both chips are made using the 10nm process, which could explain the low yields achieved by Qualcomm and Samsung.

Industry analysts believe …

eBay rolls out major update to its Android and iOS mobile apps

If you’re an avid seller and use eBay on a daily basis to list your items that you want to get rid of, then you’ll be pleased to know that the mobile app has just received an important update that makes it easier to sell stuff on the virtual store.

According to eBay, the update is available for both Android and iOS devices, as each version of the app comes with features that are native to these mobile platforms.

Basically, this means that depending on what mobile device you’re using, you will find various improvements, especially to the ease of listing items …

iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and other major flagship phones lose to cheap phones in this one key area

I have been reviewing some affordable phones recently and it dawned on me: all these phones had one thing in common. And it was not just the price tag. The phones that I was looking at were the new Samsung A series, a couple of even cheaper Lenovo phones, the Honor series and a few other similar devices. They were all very different, yet they were all similar in one aspect.
Amazing battery life.
No matter their software version, no matter their interface, it almost seemed like a norm: an affordable phone would come …