Deal: grab two of the most popular puzzle games for less the price of one

10000000 and You Must Build a Boat are two games made by the same developer and are pretty much the same style. They are an odd animal in the sense that they look like nothing extremely special from the outside, yet when one gets to play them, they find them extremely addictive. As of right now, 10000000 is at #72 in Apple’s Role Playing genre list, while You Must …


Australia's most popular natural tourist spots are under threat from climate change

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Want to visit a pristine Australian beach, or discover the delights of the Great Barrier Reef? You’d better be quick.

Like many of the world’s natural wonders, Australia’s five most popular natural tourist pulls are under serious threat thanks to climate change, with specific risks detailed in a new report.

Nature tourism dominates the Australian market for both local and international travellers. But according to Icons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism, released by independent climate organisation Climate Council on Thursday, Australia’s beaches, wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, and national parks could soon be hit by extreme heatwaves and increased temperatures, coastal flooding, rising sea levels, and severe coral bleaching. Read more…

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These are the most popular phone screen sizes

While you are proudly perusing your Quad HD resolution flagship, did you know that HD is still the most widespread resolution globally? Or that average smartphone screen diagonals seem to be correlated with a country’s location, and/or economic development? 

Well, that last bit of info comes from the latest DeviceAtlas research report on the growing smartphone trends, which includes the most popular screen sizes for 2017, based on mobile web traffic data collection around the globe. It turns out that the larger the screen diagonal, the most likely it is that the country …

Notch in my house: iPhone X copies — not so popular

Apple’s iPhone X has a pretty signature — if divisive — look. Yeah, the notch, which eats into the rectangular shape of the screen, is a subject of many debates, the vertically-oriented dual camera module still feels like an oddity, the shiny frame completes the package. And while it’s a unique-looking device, it also has a unique price tag.

But, as with everything that is popular, there are already manufacturers out there making phones that have been so “inspired” by the iPhone X, they kind of look like copies of the phone. But they come at a 5th of the price, …

Would you ever buy a cheap clone of a popular smartphone?

There’s something truly fascinating about the shady realm of smartphone clone manufacturing. Whether it’s the sheer volume and diversity (there are actual tiers of quality and faithfulness in copying), the speed at which clones of popular flagships are released (sometimes before the original thing!), or just the way these are priced, there’s always something to ogle at, wondering whether you should press the “Buy it now” button.

Of course, when we say fascinating, we don’t necessarily mean you should ditch Samsung or Apple and go for No. 1 or GooPhone. The question is, when you factor in …

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T do not support streaming HD video from several popular apps

Here’s some bad news for those of you with the OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T. According to a OnePlus forum member with the handle of whatthefunk, neither the OnePlus 5 nor the OnePlus 5T have the necessary Widevine Level 1 Certification required to stream certain DRM protected content in HD. Streaming apps that would be affected by this include Google Play Movies, Netflix, and Amazon Video. YouTube can stream in HD on both handsets. Both phones currently carry support for Widevine Level 3.

Being unable to stream videos in HD from popular video apps is certainly not what consumers would expect …

Record bitcoin price swings make Coinbase the most popular iPhone app

You’ve heard about Bitcoin, right? How couldn’t you, after the most famous cryptocurrency hit its record highs yesterday, and then took a $3000 nosedive. The reason we are following Bitcoin here, is that this crazy run-up made Coinbase the most popular iOS app in the App Store yesterday.

The cryptocurrency broker, however, saw its platform and app being unavailable for a while due to the wild speculative swings that Bitcoin experienced yesterday, and is still grappling with intermittent outages. The price for one Bitcoin went from a grand in the beginning of the …

Google's "Best of 2017": These were the most popular apps, games, movies, and TV shows on the Play Store

Google has just revealed its “Best of 2017” roster with the most popular new apps, games, movies, and songs on the Play Store for each and every country where the service is available. This means that these are not the best ones globally and also shouldn’t be confused as ‘global’ awards.

For the US, in particular, the list of the top games is as follows: 

Most popular games of 2017Super Mario RunBubble Witch 3 SagaMagic Tiles 3CATSBallz

Most popular apps of 2017

Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo FiltersWhat …

Earnings warning hints at weak iPhone 8 sales; iPhone 7 is the most popular phone during Q3

Pegatron, one of the contract manufacturers used by Apple to assemble the iPhone, warned today that demand for the Apple iPhone 8 could be weak during the first quarter of 2018. The company said that it often experiences a seasonal slowdown during the start of a new year. Jeff Pu, an analyst at Yuanta Investment Consulting, predicts that Apple will slash orders for the iPhone 8 by 50% during the first quarter. Pegatron produces the iPhone 8 while Foxconn assembles the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Apple contributes 60% of Pegatron’s revenue and is the company’s top customer.

In addition, …

This is the most popular emoji

As shocking as it is, it’s not a pile of poo: the most popular emoji is “Face with tears of joy”.
The face torn before the ecstasy of laughter and the tragedy of tears turns out to be pretty good for expressing just about anything.
One important disclaimer: this is the most popular emoji amongst English-speaking users of iOS and Mac in the United States, and according to Apple’s official data.
So… how did Apple come to disclose this? It turns out this valuable information is served in the …