Best free Android and iPhone games of the week! (April 16 – 23)

Last week was downright dandy for free mobile games! All-around quality titles showed up, ready to satisfy your gaming cravings. We have lined up 12 free games that came out very recently on Android and iOS, representing various genres and gameplay types.

Highlights include the new Office Space game (humor!), Nonstop Chuck Norris (endorsed by the man himself), a game where cats fight each other in war machines, and a realistic boxing game because nothing gets one going like authentic simulations of virtual sweat.

Everything is packed in the slideshow below, complete with pictures, …


TCL president Cistulli hints that big news about the BlackBerry KEYone is coming next week

If you’ve been waiting for news about the BlackBerry KEYone, it seems that something of importance will be released next week. TCL president and GM Steve Cistulli said in a tweet released today that the company will have “some more KEY news coming your way next week.” The KEYone will be the last BlackBerry handset designed in-house by BlackBerry. As most of you know, the company has entered into licensing agreements with three firms including TCL to design, produce, market and sell BlackBerry branded handsets. BlackBerry  provides the software and collects royalties.

Originally slated …

Nokia 3310 sales start next week in Europe, but price is slightly higher

We’ve already reported a couple of times about the new Nokia-branded handsets that are supposed to hit the shelves in Q2, but here is something new that might put you on the fence regarding the Nokia 3310 (2017).

Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress 2017, Nokia 3310’s suggested retail price was set to €49. Although it’s a feature phone, the new version of Nokia 3310 is a breath of fresh air for fans of the brand who were willing to buy just to use it as their second phone.

However, it looks like many European markets have put a different price …

Deal: HTC U Ultra, HTC 10, Bolt, and One A9 are all on sale this week

Do you plan to buy a new HTC smartphone in the US? If you do, you may want to make the purchase this week, as HTC is running a spring promotion that takes up to $300 off the prices of its unlocked handsets.

First and foremost, HTC is now selling the U Ultra – its latest high-end smartphone – for $599.00 (that’s $150 less than the regular price). This deal is available to anyone in the US, so it’s different from the previous U Ultra offer, which asked you to register as an HTC Team member to get a code for $150 off.

Other nice deals available on HTC’s official …

This week in apps: Uber adds a safety feature, Gorrilaz launch an AR app and Microsoft tries social media

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It’s been a busy week: Elon Musk confirmed that the Tesla Semi truck is coming soon, Instagram announced reaching 200 million daily active users on stories and Messenger reached 1.2 billion, so it’s understandable if you missed some of this weeks best apps.

Luckily, we’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated products, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your smartphone.

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The free iOS app of the week is space game Hyperburner

The free iOS app of the week is Hyperburner. Usually priced at $2.99, the game will be free through this coming Wednesday. With the game, you are flying a space ship right into the path of danger. The more you fly, the more dangerous the courses become. The fast paced action has you traveling through six zones, each of which features five different stages. And as you make your way through the game, you get to unlock better, faster ships to use.

You can check out the game in action by tapping on the video at the tap of this story. We should point out that Hyperburner requires that …

T-Mobile starts shipping the Samsung Galaxy S8 one week early

A couple of days ago, we told you that T-Mobile planned to start shipping pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S8 units on April 19th, two days before the phone is officially launched in the U.S. But as it turns out, one of our loyal Phone Arena readers has received a notice from T-Mobile telling him that his Midnight Black Samsung Galaxy S8 has been shipped. Any one receiving a similar message should notice that the price of the phone they pre-ordered has been added to their credit card balance.

Not wanting a repeat of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ …

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to drop next week with 6.44-inch display, 5000mAh battery and more

During the latter stages of 2016, Xiaomi rolled out a slew of high-end smartphones. From the Mi Note 2 to the much-vaunted Mi MIX, the wave of new handsets demonstrated the Chinese firm’s willingness to challenge the industry’s front-runners. Then in February, we heard about a Mi Max 2 with a generous 6 gigs of RAM and an even more abundant 6.44-inch display. Now, it appears the device could be just a week away from its grand unveiling. 
As those interested in Xiaomi’s releases will probably know, the new Mi 6 is expected to be showcased on April 19th, exactly …

LG G6 with Quad DAC no longer Korea exclusive, will come to Australia later this week

Good news for fans of high quality audio: the Quad DAC LG G6 edition will no longer be limited to Korea only. Well, good news for fans of high quality audio in Australia, at least, as this appears to be the only confirmed non-Korea region to receive this version of the device so far.

The news comes from Ausdroid, who reports that the Hi-Fi edition of the G6 will be sold in a couple of Australian retailers: JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. The device will be sold for AU$1,199, which is $900 in US currency. That is AU$191 more than the regular device’s price, …

Toca Life: School lets you recreate school adventures; it's the free iOS app of the week

Miss those carefree school days? With Toca Life: School, you can control five locations (house, cafeteria, school building, youth club and playground) and up to 34 characters with different outfits to change into. You can teach a class, run a science experiment, teach band and coach the hoops team. You can even have a fight in the cafeteria! Ahh, don’t you miss those old days? And using the in-app recording feature, you can save two minutes of the action and share it with your friends and family.

The game is free through this coming Wednesday from the Apple App Store. Android users …