Dropbox adds mobile prompts for two-step authentication, here is how they work

Dropbox has just improved its service to prevent users from being locked out of their accounts while they’re on the move. The two-step verification feature is a double-edged sword for many consumers, who sometimes face challenges when they make use of this extra layer of security.

For example, there are times that network coverage is not good enough to allow you to receive text messages so that you can log in to your Dropbox account using two-step verification. This is especially troublesome if you don’t keep track of emergency backup codes provided to you by Dropbox, …


BlackBerry Mobile has something important to tell us at IFA next month

A new teaser released by BlackBerry Mobile today, indicates that the one time smartphone giant has something important to discuss with us during the annual IFA trade show in Berlin next month. The annual show runs this year from September 1st to September 6th, and for 2017 we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30 introduced in the days leading up to the event.

The teaser sent out by BlackBerry Mobile shows a few seconds of a black background with the BlackBerry KEYone logo appearing in the foreground. Just the other day, the limited edition KEYone, dressed in black …

Titanfall: Assault mobile strategy coming to Android and iOS next week

Titanfall and Titanfall 2 are pretty polished AAA titles for consoles and PC, which have you don the battle armor of a future soldier that can walk on walls, double-jump in the air, and do ninja slides, as well as pilot a giant war mech. Yeah, it sounds cool on paper, and the second game really did a lot to try and improve on all the criticisms the first one received, yet its playerbase seems to be dropping for one reason or another.

That said, we are a bit befuddled that the franchise is getting its mobile title just now, 9 months after the latest main game has …

Microsoft Band 2 owners experiencing syncing issues with the activity tracker's mobile app

Microsoft Band 2 owners are experiencing problems with the device’s mobile app that is used to sync the activity tracker with iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10 devices. The problem is preventing Microsoft Band 2 users from seeing the fitness data that accumulated on their Band 2 device from appearing on their smartphone via the app. When the user tries to call up this data, he/she will see a network connectivity error. This could indicate that the problem is due to a Microsoft server-side error.

A report published out of Germany states that Microsoft is aware of the problems affecting …

This one ingenious magnetic cable will charge all of your mobile devices

Charging cables are a nuisance: they are often flimsy made and they tend to be not as durable as one would like. A new Kickstarter project wants to make a cable that is extremely durable and also one that you can use with all your devices.
The Anchor Cable still has a few days to live on Kickstarter before its creators start producing the durable cables, and you can still back the project and get one for a cheaper price.
The signature feature of the Anchor Cable is its magnetic end: you can simply attach a USB-C tip, …

Microsoft's latest SEC filing confirms that it has given up on mobile and is focusing on AI

So what was the moment when Microsoft’s hoped for success in mobile turned? Was it when Steve Jobs walked out on stage with the Apple iPhone on January 9th, 2007? After all, during the presentation, Apple’s co-founder and CEO managed to get some jabs in on certain smartphones powered by Windows Mobile such as the Samsung BlackJack and the Motorola “Q.” And that was only the beginning.

Microsoft’s comments posted in the company’s latest SEC filings indicate that mobile is no longer an important part of the software giant’s outlook. Previously, the strategic vision for Microsoft listed on …

Fox announces new Marvel mobile game featuring "exciting storyline, epic moments"

FoxNext Games and Marvel Entertainment have just announced a new mobile game features the latter’s super heroes and super villains will be launched later this year.

The name of the new action-RPG hasn’t been revealed yet, but we do know the game will be developed by Aftershock, the studio acquired by FoxNext Games last month. Aftershock formed as a spin-off of Kabam, the famous mobile game developer that was purchased by Netmarble Games last year.

The new mobile game announced today is Aftershock’s first game, one that will be “special” according to Jay Ong, …

Playing mobile games is now a scientifically proven method to get rid of stress at work. Go tell your boss.

Did you know that more than 50% of Americans regularly experience symptoms of cognitive fatigue, stress and anxiety at work? You probably did, as you are more-likely-than-not to be in that greater half of workers. So then you probably like to chill in your office’s lounge or hide away in the canteen to release some steam, while playing a game on your mobile phone. It’s awesome, but then you start kicking yourself for not using the time to catch up with that massive pile of documents, and end up stressing even more.

Don’t, OK? A recent study at the University …

Motorola Moto E4 now available at Sprint and Boost Mobile

Starting today, Sprint and Boost Mobile are selling the Moto E4, one of Motorola’s newest (and cheapest) smartphones. Previously released unlocked, as well as via Verizon and MetroPCS, the Moto E4 runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, and is definitely a handset to consider if you’re on a tight budget.

While it’s more expensive than on Verizon and MetroPCS, Sprint’s and Boost’s Moto E4 is still cheaper than the unlocked version of the phone, which costs $129.99. The handset can be purchased from Boost Mobile for $79.99 (plus tax) after instant online rebate, …

Mobile gamers need this: 5 of the best controllers for Android and iPhone

Gaming on a smartphone is usually a dissatisfactory ordeal. Sure, you can tap away all day long on those one-press style games, but a gamer’s soul thirsts for action, timed inputs, dodging and attacking, as well as some strategy. For that last one, you’ve got a few games that you can play, sure — the touch inputs lend themselves well for those. But what about some good ol’ shooting at the bad guys? Or beating an opponent’s pixelized head into the pixelized pavement?

Well, you need a controller. And controllers there are aplenty — surprisingly, the market is overrun with these, which is probably …