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Apple says iOS 12 is installed on 70 percent of its devices, confirming impressive growth rate

Unlike Android distribution numbers, which are reliably measured and frequently updated only by Google itself, the adoption rate of a new iOS version is both occasionally confirmed by Apple and routinely tracked in third-party data reports.Companies like Mixpanel thus regularly inflate the numbers of an iOS update compared to Apple’s own stats, although no matter how you look at it, the recent iOS 12 growth rate is simply astounding.After getting off to a somewhat sluggish start, the device performance and system stability-focused software build expanded rapidly to eligible iPhones and iPads as major bugs pretty much never cropped up.In contrast,...
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Command & Conquer Rivals review: is it a good strategy game for phones, or a disgrace to the C&C series?

Alright, let’s get this elephant out of the room. Command & Conquer — a highly popular real-time strategy series — has been dead for about 8 years now. The final major entry to the franchise was C&C 4, which concluded the saga's main story line rather poorly, and was universally panned by gamers and critics both on its campaign and its multiplayer. That kind of sealed the series' fate.In June of 2018, EA took the stage at E3 to announce a new C&C game… a mobile game, developed exclusively for phones and tablets. This did not sit well with long-time...
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Pixel Sounds app in Play Store will offer new options for alarms, notifications and ringtones

Those with a Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received their December update yesterday containing 13 functional patches designed to take care of various issues. For some reason, the original Pixel and Pixel XL did not yet receive the update. Consumers sporting a 2017 or 2018 Pixel will notice after installing the December update, that under the My apps & games tab in the Google Play Store, an app called Sounds was updated.The Google Play Store listing shows that with the Sounds app, Pixel users will be able to "Choose your favorite sounds for alarms,...

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Apple focuses on boosting iPhone sales with new marketing campaigns

The 2018 iPhone lineupThe iPhone XR is officially Apple’s best-selling iPhone at the moment but that doesn’t mean iPhones are selling as well as they used to. For months multiple reports have pointed towards much weaker demand for Apple’s latest models. And now, according to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is testing various marketing strategies designed to shift more units.It’s claimed that company executives moved marketing staff around in late October, taking them off of other projects and placing them on the iPhone team. The whole shuffle was described as a “fire drill” by a person familiar with the matter....
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New BlackBerry KEY2 LE color variants now available (at questionable prices)

Back in October, when the BlackBerry KEY2 LE was officially released in the US, customers were able to buy the phone in just one color variant: Slate Grey. As of today, the KEY2 LE comes in two more colors, pictured above: Atomic (a combination of red with dark blue) and Champagne (a combination of champagne gold with the same dark blue). For now, the two new BlackBerry KEY2 LE color variants are in stock only at Best Buy here. Interestingly - not in a good way - both the Atomic and Champagne KEY2 LE cost $50 more than the Slate...
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Sony Xperia XZ4 specs leak: Snapdragon 855, 256GB of storage, and 3,900mAh battery

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Google may be influencing your online behavior by altering search results

It's no secret that Google is creating highly customized data profiles for every user, by keeping track of their web searches, location, and other parameters that are then used to create a digital fingerprint of sorts, which is unique for every user. The company recently came under fire over its questionable location tracking practices with an Associated Press report shedding light on how Google tracks user location even with the "Location History" feature turned off.Unfortunately, this may also be a trend in other Google services, specifically Search, a new study by Google competitor DuckDuckGo suggests. What's more, the findings also...
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Samsung Galaxy A8s gets certified running Android Oreo ahead of debut

Samsung’s Galaxy A-series models don’t usually warrant this much attention but the Galaxy A8s is pretty unique – it will be the first smartphone in the world to have a display hole. And with just under a week until its official debut, the device has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.As with all Wi-Fi certifications, the listing in question doesn’t exactly reveal much (its main focus is the smartphone’s Wi-Fi capabilities) but it does confirm the presence of Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box. This is particularly disappointing considering Android 9 Pie was released way back in August,...
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The best new apps for iPhone and Android, December 2018

Would you look at that? We're already in December and, soon enough, we will be bidding 2018 farewell. And as the months roll through, so does the total app counter on the App Store and Play Store keep rolling to higher and higher numbers.Yes, we will be taking a look at what's new in the app stores and taking notes on what's interesting and download-worthy. As always, if we happened to miss a new app, which you believe is worth mentioning — sound off in the comments section below!This month around, we have Yahoo's new pop culture app, a couple...

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Samsung patents intriguing stretchable battery to outflex them all

Samsung, at the forefront of flexible display production, will have an actual bendable phone on the market by early next year. Would it have a stretchable battery, too? Frankly, we don't know just yet, but Samsung has cornered pretty much every shape and form you can do with a flexible phone display, while its latest patent application extends to exactly such a battery.A battery to outflex them allIt depicts a shape-shifting unit consisting of a "pouch" that contains the necessary metal barrier and electrodes, all of which have "wavy" shapes with "peaks and valleys." All that amounts to... you guessed...
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How old is your current phone?

Ah, how we love to upgrade our phones often... or at least have the chance to check out and read about new tech. We are pretty sure you do, too. But there is a world beyond our expensive hobbies and it often does not allow us to have the latest and greatest in toys. This is especially true since all major manufacturers boosted their phone prices in 2018, carelessly hitting the $1k mark. We guess... we should start buying future-proof products and holding on to the for longer.Some people are used to adhere to a 2-year cycle, which is usually...
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Facebook now allows you to share your Collections with friends

Facebook Collections allow users to save pretty much anything they find on the social network, including posts, videos, marketplace listings, and even ads. Now, Facebook is going to allow you to share your Collections with friends.Just in time for the Holidays, Facebook is rolling out an Amazon Wishlists-like feature that's likely going to be useful when you're in need of a good idea for a gift. But of course, you can also use Facebook Collections for more than a simple wish list. In fact, the company views the feature as a "collaborative tool," TechCrunch reports."If you and a group of...