Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game 'Golf' on every Switch

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In the long history of weird Nintendo moments, this one stands out.

Tucked away deep within the Nintendo Switch operating system is the data for an NES original, Golf. It’s playable by one or two players using Switch Joy-Cons and it even appears to support motion controls… or it would, if anyone knew how to unlock it.

For now, knowledge of Golf‘s existence on Switch comes entirely SwitchBrew.org, a wiki focused on hacking and analyzing the software powering Nintendo’s latest console. It’s not a piracy thing, however; “homebrew” programmers try to crack the code on gaming machines primarily to install software that wouldn’t otherwise be supported. Read more…

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Survey: 23% of T-Mobile customers wouldn't switch carriers "for anything"


In a recent tweet, T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere revealed the magic secret behind the amazing run that T-Mobile has been on over the last few years. “Listen to customers, give them what they want and everybody wins!,” the Un-executive of the Un-carrier said. Legere and his team must be doing something right. A survey conducted by Business Insider found that 23% of T-Mobile subscribers will not leave the carrier “for anything.”

AT&T and Verizon were neck and neck with 16% and 15% of customers unwilling to leave each wireless operator, respectively. While Sprint has been making …

AT&T offers BOGO deal on iPhone 7 or free iPad when you switch to DirecTV

Major US carrier AT&T has two interesting deals for those Apple fans who don’t mind committing to a long term contract. The subject of these deals is the iPhone, but both require customers to sign up for a new AT&T agreement.

The first promotion is a simple BOGO (buy one, get one for free) deal on the iPhone 7 32GB. So, you buy one and get one for free when you buy both on AT&T Next with monthly eligible wireless and DirecTV service.

In order to qualify for the deal, the first iPhone 7 can be a new line or an upgrade, but the second one must absolutely …

Nintendo Switch Online companion app launched on Android and iOS

Do you own a Switch handheld game console? If the answer is yes, then you’ve probably already purchased the highly-anticipated Splatoon 2, which is expected to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch on July 21.

Well, it looks like Nintendo has just released Switch Online companion app for its handheld game console. The application is available on both Android and iOS platforms, and it’s been designed to boost the online gameplay experience on the Nintendo Switch.

For example, if you play Splatoon 2, you will be able to take advantage of the dedicated SplatNet 2 service, which will …

Motorola Moto E4 will cost just $49 at MetroPCS (or $0 if you switch)

Released last month as one of Motorola’s cheapest smartphones ever, the Moto E4 is currently sold for around $100 if you’re buying it unlocked, or just $69.99 if you want to get it from Verizon. Starting July 31, the handset will be available for even less thanks to MetroPCS (T-Mobile’s prepaid brand).

MetroPCS will sell the Moto E4 for only $49 (plus tax) after rebate, no contract required. Or, if you switch to MetroPCS with a qualifying number, you’ll be able to get the new phone for free (after instant rebate) plus tax.

The Moto E4 is definitely a product …

Apple may switch to OLED iPhones in 2018 – a year earlier than predicted

Do you remember how we told you this March that Apple might switch to using OLED screens in all iPhones it produces, by 2019? Well, we’ve received some news from Nikkei today that suggests we could see an OLED-only iPhone lineup, as early as the second half of 2018.

With regards to what we can expect this year, Taipei-based Yutana Investment Consulting has said that it expects that Apple would ship up to 90 million units by the end of 2017, half of which will sport an OLED setup. You know what this means, right?

It means that Nikkei’s allegation from March this …

Samsung pulls the plug on My Knox, suggests switch to Secure Folders

In 2014, Samsung introduced My Knox to its handsets. This was a security platform that separated a user’s work apps from his/her personal apps, and kept them secure. The Knox “sandbox” allowed users to use the same phone for work and play without having to worry about work data getting stolen or mixed up with personal apps and content. But today, Samsung sent out an email to customers announcing that My Knox is being discontinued and will no longer be available on new Samsung handsets this year. Those using My Knox will be able to keep using it until the end-of-service date, which has not …

Switch to Verizon, subscribe to Unlimited, get the phone you want for as low as $15/mo. with trade

Verizon has some new phone deals for those subscribing to the carrier’s Unlimited plan. And Big Red is including some of the hottest top-shelf models with this promotion, which runs for a limited time only. Switch to Verizon, subscribe to the carrier’s Unlimited plan, and you can purchase the phone of your dreams for a price as low as $15 a month with a qualified trade. Agree to Total Mobile Protection for your new phone, and a cracked screen will be repaired locally. The plan costs $11 monthly for a single line, and protects your device from theft, loss or damage. In most cases, you’ll have a …

Here's how easy it is to switch to an LG G6 (from an iPhone, or another Android phone)

LG this week released a bunch of videos showcasing how easy it is to switch from an older smartphone (and transfer your data) to the company’s G6 flagship handset.

As you can see for yourself in LG’s new videos (embedded below) you can switch from Android handsets (including LG ones) either wirelessly, or with the help of a USB cable. This isn’t the case when switching from an iPhone – you can’t make the switch wirelessly, so you’ll definitely need a cable. 

Anyhow, the process is fairly simple regardless of your older smartphone, although, if you have a non-LG Android …

10% of Apple iPhone users will switch to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ says new U.K. survey

According to U.K. mobile phone insurance company insurance2go, 10% of the iPhone owners surveyed said that they would leave Apple to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+. 36% of those avoiding the new Samsung models are doing so because they are scared that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issue will carry over to this year’s flagship handsets. 38% are concerned that the new Samsung models are going to be too expensive.

The survey also revealed that 30% of LG users are switching to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Why? 78% are doing so because Sammy’s new flagship models look …