Nintendo's next mobile game, Animal Crossing will be announced on October 24

Nintendo has just teased a mobile game announcement for tomorrow, October 24. The Japanese company plans to unveil Animal Crossing, it new mobile game soon to be launched on Android and iOS devices.

Animal Crossing is a very popular Nintendo game that made its debut back in 2001. In Animal Crossing, players live in a virtual village inhabited by various animals and they must carry out different types of activities such as fishing, bug catching, fossil hunting and much more.

Currently, there are four Animal Crossing games released on Nintendo’s gaming machines …


New Microsoft tool instantly brings certain WP 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile phones up-to-date

If you own a Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile handset, you might know that Microsoft is still sending out bug fixes and security updates for the platforms. Those sporting a handset running either OS have to load all previous versions of the software that they might have missed, before updating the device with the latest version. The Windows device recovery tool used to provide an easy way to update to the latest version of the appropriate OS, but Microsoft changed its functionality; now, the Windows device recovery tool loads the OS version that a particular phone shipped with.

So …

Report: Soon you'll watch DirecTV on your large screen set using the AT&T Mobile TV Cast Moto Mod

Just the other day, we told you that next month, Amazon’s Alexa will be accessible through a new Moto Mod that will attach to the back of Moto Z and Moto Z2 handsets. Now, a report published today states that Motorola and AT&T have partnered to develop the AT&T Mobile TV Cast Moto Mod. With this accessory, you will be able connect to a compatible television set allowing you to watch DirecTV on a larger screen.

Of course, for this to have any value, you have to be a subscriber to DirecTV Now. This is an app that features streaming video in the form of live TV channels and on-demand …

Starting tomorrow, fixing a cracked screen is only $29 via Verizon's Total Mobile Protection plan

Drop your phone and shatter the screen? As our high school English Literature professor might have said, “That’s sad. That’s too bad, but it is not a tragedy. A tragedy is a Greek play.” Actually, thanks to a sizeable 41% price cut, Verizon is now charging only $29 to repair a screen at 296 locations in the country. Or, you can have the repair done in your home or office in more than 150 U.S. cities. Certainly no tragedy, it is actually no more than a hiccup.

To take advantage of that low price for a screen repair, you must be a member of Verizon’s Total Mobile Protection plan. Starting …

Snap and NBCUniversal to open TV studio for mobile programming

Snapchat parent Snap is teaming up with NBCUniversal to build a television studio that will provide content for mobile devices. The studio will produce scripted content like situation comedies and dramas. Each company will be a half-owner of the studio and the joint venture has already signed Mark and Jay Duplass as its first creative hires. The bet being made by both companies is that mobile content needs to be produced differently than programming for that giant screen in the living room. Former NBC Entertainment’s senior VP of current programming, Lauren Anderson, will take the job of chief …

Following customer backlash, Virgin Mobile will continue to sell Android phones until fall 2018

Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s pre-paid carrier, announced back in June that it will become an iPhone-only network operator. Thanks to a partnership with Apple, Virgin Mobile will start selling nothing but iPhones and debut a completely new plan – Inner Circle, which offers unlimited data for $50 a month.

To sweeten the deal, the pre-paid carrier announced two months later that it will start to offer a year of unlimited deal for $1 to all customers who activate their own iPhone and transfer the existing number to the Inner Circle plan.

Well, it appears that Virgin …

Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows 10 Mobile coffin

For many, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore was the face of Windows Phone. He made important contributions to the development of the platform, having a hand in the creation of the Metro UI, Live Tiles and Cortana. That is why he created an uproar by using an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S7 as his daily drivers during a 9-month leave of absence from Microsoft. Belfiore used the time to travel around the world.

Currently, the Microsoft executive uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 loaded with Microsoft software. In a series of tweets that Belfiore disseminated today, he blamed the app gap as the …

Xfinity Mobile MVNO has 200,000 subscribers after 6 months

You might recall that back in April, Comcast launched its hybrid MVNO Xfinity Mobile. Using a combination of 18 million Xfinity hotspots and Verizon’s nationwide 4G LTE pipeline, Xfinity customers are covered from coast to coast. An unlimited plan costs $45 a month to those subscribing to Comcast’s expensive X1 cable service. Others will pay $65 a month for unlimited data. Those who don’t need an unlimited plan can pay $12 for each GB of data wanted. Phones available for purchase include several different Apple iPhone models, and Android phones manufactured by Samsung and LG.

So far, Comcast …

How to set up your iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (iOS 11 tutorial)

Have you ever been in a situation where you are on the go – staying at a hotel or just camping outdoors – and have either your tablet or laptop with you, but no Wi-Fi in sight? It’s frustrating to not be able to do all those things you do on the web. Hey, we are not even speaking about checking out cat videos! We mean logging in to your Facebook or going through your mail. If you have your iPhone with you, there is an easy way to get your second device – be it a laptop or a tablet – connected.

Follow the steps below to get personal hotspot working!

Keep …

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be released by Boost and Virgin Mobile on September 29


While Sprint is launching the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on
September 22 (just like all other major US carriers), if you want to buy the
new handsets from Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile – Sprint’s two prepaid brands –
you’ll have to wait an extra week to get them.

 

Both Boost and Virgin Mobile will release the two new
iPhones on September 29, likely for the same prices that Apple is asking
(iPhone 8 starting at $699, and iPhone 8 Plus starting at $799).

 

Boost Mobile
is already accepting pre-registrations for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. For
a limited time, if you pre-register, …