Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj's Run Up music video is all about twerking in a smartphone-obssesed world

If you are at all into hip-hop besides smartphones, please pause the new Kendrick Lamar record for a bit and check out whats’s going on in Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s video for ‘Run Up’. Hip-hop the song is not, but the video is all about smartphone obsession wrecking up the party of a lifetime, complete with a (fake) pause to buffer the video stream and Minaj delivering a verse through FaceTime. It’s like the video is based on actual events or something!

At least one of the party goers is probably thinking about the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his phone while enjoying himself. …


Google Maps April Fools let's you play Ms Pac-Man around the world

April Fools Day can be a divisive time. Some people go too far with the “pranks” and end up being jerks, some people love the irreverence, and some get annoyed with all of the brands tryng to get publicity with silly stunts (we’re looking at you T-Mobile ONEsie…). But Google has a history of doing well by the non-holiday and this year is no different, because who can say no to Ms. Pac-Man?

The Google Maps team has a tradition of turning the product into a game for April Fools, and this year might be the best one yet, because it lets you play Ms. Pac-Man on the streets of places …

The beautiful Product Red iPhone 7 will silently make the world a better place. Here's how

You might remember the Product Red iPod from a few years ago. There was also the one-of-a-kind red Mac Pro, which didn’t gather as much consumer attention, but in 2013 it sold at an auction for $977,000. In fact, there was also the (RED) desk, designed by Jony Ive and sold at that same auction for $1.685 million. Now we have the red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But what is this all about? Some people might already know the answer, but in case you haven’t been following Apple for that long, let us explain why the red Apple products are so special, and why that simple desk …

Facebook launches Messenger Day around the world and its a complete rip off of Snapchat Stories

Ever since its inception, there have been no shortage of copycats that have tried to replicate Snapchat’s formula for capturing and sending photos that self-destruct after a certain amount of time. Although it started out as a simple tool for sending photos and videos up to ten seconds in length to friends and family, Snapchat eventually added its popular Stories feature – the section of the app that allows you to post photo and video content that automatically vanishes after 24 hours.

Last August saw Instagram release its own take on Snapchat’s Stories …

You can now buy devices on the Google Store from any place in the world, shipping still limited to select few countries

The Google Store has just opened up to more places. Kind of.
The Google Store, the place where Google sells its Pixel phones and tablets, its Chromecasts and Nest home products, only ships to a select few countries: the United States, the UK and select few European nations, as well as a few others, but while previously it was completely closed for users from non-supported countries, this is no longer the case. Customers from all over the globe and can now access any of the supported versions of the Store and – what’s better – use their local …

Forget Facebook and Google: The ad world thinks this tech giant is 'terrifying'

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The mad men and women of the ad industry have plenty of reasons to toss and turn at night.

Money is increasingly trickling from television commercials to digital media — a market that Facebook and Google currently have in a duopolistic chokehold. Inter-agency competition is at a fever pitchUnconventional upstarts are eating their lunch. If Don Draper were around today, there’s a good chance he’d work at Facebook.

But it’s not internet advertising giants that keep the industry’s top chief up at night. Nor is it his three-month-old daughter.

It’s…Amazon?

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Get a handle on your inner world with these 5 mood tracking apps for Android and iOS


Sometimes life can make one feel like riding a roller coaster of emotions. Moods, thoughts, and feelings shift up and down at random, unpredictable intervals – making it difficult to stay grounded in reality. For better or worse, there’s no such thing as manual controls for one’s inner world, but thankfully, there are many ways to cope with whatever’s bothering our brains.

Keeping a mood diary is often recommended by psychologists and therapists treating people who can’t get a grip on their mood for one reason or another. It’s also a source of interesting insight for the curious minds …

PhoneArena at Mobile World Congress: We landed in Barcelona

It was a long day yesterday, as the PhoneArena team set off to Spain. Despite the nearly 12 hours journey, though, we arrived safely in our apartment for the next few days. And while we get accustomed to Barcelona, and wait for MWC to kick off, we managed to take some stunning photos of the local architecture and atmosphere, which you can check out below.

Also, make sure to take a look at the MWC schedule. It contains all the major events and the most anticipated devices for this year’s MWC. For a more detailed prognosis, check out our article on what …

Futurama game World of Tomorrow coming soon to mobile devices

Fox Interactive and TinyCo have just announced they will soon be launching the next mobile game title in the Futurama saga: World of Tomorrow. The new project has the original show’s creators aboard, including Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, as well as most of the team behind the popular TV series.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will be launched on both Android and iOS platforms, and will be available for download via Google Play, App Store, as well as Amazon Appstore.

Fans of the TV series can now pre-register on Google Play and be notified when …

Apple is the most admired company in the world for the tenth consecutive year

For the tenth consecutive year, Apple has been named the most admired company in the world. The honor that was bestowed on the tech titan is based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts and experts. Rounding out the top five are Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway, and Disney. Other tech firms in the top ten include Facebook and Microsoft. Besides being the most admired company on the planet, Apple is also the most valuable company on this rock with a market capitalization (share price multiplied by outstanding shares) close to $700 billion.              …