Colin Kaepernick, shunned by the NFL, named Week 1 MVP by the player's union


Professional NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick can’t find a team to call home in the National Football League, but that didn’t stop the NFL Player’s Association from celebrating his charity work this week.

The official player’s union of the NFL named Kap as the organization’s Week 1 “Community MVP” on Friday. He received the honor “for his commitment to empowering underserved communities through donations and grassroots outreach,” the NFLPA announcement notes.

On Sept. 7, Kaepernick split a $100,000 donation up between four charities: DREAM, Coalition for the Homeless, The Gathering for Justice, and United We Dream. Days later he was on hand for a Back to School Backpack Giveaway at Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York. Read more…

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Artistic digital pinball game INKS. is Apple's Free App of the Week

How would you like to play a game of digital pinball, create a work of art and save $2.99 at the same time? You can do all this by downloading INKS. for free on your iPhone or iPad. It is Apple’s Free App of the Week. When you play the app’s pinball game, every time the ball hits the “padding,” it smacks into a particular color which is then spread all over the canvas. This creates an artistic effect that is unique.

According to the listing in the App Store, INKS. is inspired by artists like Miro, Matisse, Jackson Pollock and Bridget Riley. Of course, they didn’t create their paintings …

Take "vintage" 8mm-style video with the Free Apple App of the Week

Remember the days before video cameras were “a thing”? You would have to record 8mm movies using film that could not be erased. Most cameras had the capacity to film only a few minutes with a roll of 8mm film. If you miss the grainy images and the dust that would fly across the movie screen, well, we can tell you that those days are back thanks to the Free Apple App of the Week.

Called 8mm Vintage Camera, this app allows you to create “retro” looking digital images similar to your 8mm home movies. There are seven lens choices to choose from including :

Super 8.Clear. Flickering …

Motorola Moto X4 to be announced at IFA 2017 this week

Lenovo’s long-rumored Motorola Moto X4 – a smartphone that we saw plenty of times until now – will finally be announced this week at IFA 2017.

While Lenovo’s IFA 2017 event isn’t kicking off until tomorrow, August 31, the company doesn’t seem particularly interested in keeping the Moto X4 a secret, as the photo seen above (snapped on the premises of the event) is suggesting. The photo confirms the new phone’s name, but not much else. Nevertheless, we already heard a lot about the X4.

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Moto X4 should be an upper-mid-range …

Destroy cities with Colossatron: Massive World Threat; it's the Apple Free App of the Week!

Tired of playing games where you save the world and fight bad guys? With Colossatron: Massive World Threat, you will play as the bad guy. In fact, you will be “the biggest and most powerful being to ever wage war against mankind.” With this game, you are a massive robotic snake with a goal of destroying everything! And from now through Wednesday night, you can download the game for free from the Apple App Store. That’s because the game is the Apple Free App of the Week, which means that you will save 99 cents by downloading it now.

According to the listing in the App Store, the key …

Save $2.99 by downloading digital board game Tsuro, Apple's Free App of the Week

You can save nearly $3 this week by downloading video game Tsuro for free from now through Wednesday night. The digital board game is Apple’s App of the Week. The idea of the game is to slide your game piece across a path. Be alert! Other player’s paths can lead you in the wrong direction. You’ll hit intersections and the decisions you make will determine whether you can win the game.

According to the App Store listing, Tsuro has the following features:

BEAUTIFUL-The intricate artwork of the original game is brought to life with fluid animation and sparkling pyrotechnics. …

Pictures of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak less than one week before unveiling

In less than one week, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be official at last. And as is typical for such a high-profile handset, the closer we get to the unveiling date, the number of leaked photos increases exponentially. The eagerly awaited phablet will be made official on August 23rd during Samsung’s next Unpacked event. Today, a number of new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images have been discovered, including one picture of a Galaxy Note 8 dummy.

By now, you probably know by heart some of the phablet’s specs. It will feature a rear-facing dual-camera set up, and the fingerprint scanner is placed …

Puzzler Colorcube is the free Apple App of the Week

You can save 99 cents from now through Wednesday by downloading Colorcube for free on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Currently, the puzzler is the free Apple App of the Week. Originally launched in July of 2016, the game requires you to make certain decisions in order to match a pair of puzzle pieces. There are over 250 levels, and the game includes a soundtrack that follows you across the Colorcube platform.

Each level shows the target image at top. This is what you want your puzzle piece to look like when you’re done changing it. Using buttons at the bottom of the page, you select …

Amazon will sell the Essential Phone too, launch date to be announced next week

Essential Products, the company behind Andy Rubin’s new smartphone, has just announced it has gained new strategic investors that poured no less than $300 million into its business. Among the most important partners Essential Products confirmed today, there are names like Foxconn, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, as well as Chinese company Tencent Holdings.

Furthermore, the US-based company confirmed that Best Buy and Amazon would be its primary retailer partners in the country, while Sprint will be the only carrier to offer the Essential Phone.

Best Buy has been known …

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 …