Archive for July, 2018

How Noodlecake Studios came to rule Android gaming

Everything you wanted to know about the quirky mobile game publisher from Saskatoon!

The folks at Noodlecake Studios have been busy as beavers lately, helping to polish and publish outstanding games such as Suzy Cube and Alto’s Odyssey, amazing new titles for Android gamers to check out. All told, the team has helped publish well over 100 games to the Google Play Store.

Based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this plucky studio is far removed from Silicon Valley  [Read More…]

When is the best time to sell your phone?

The sooner, the better.

We’re quickly approaching that time of year where smartphone manufacturers all drop their top-of-the-line flagships almost simultaneously — we’re eagerly awaiting Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 announcement on August 9th, along with what we suspect is the Moto Z3 the week prior, and a number of other phones from the Pixel 3 to the LG V40.

If you’re the type to buy the latest flagship as soon as it drops, you’re probably going to want  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Display vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy?

The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display, left, and the 7-inch Amazon Echo Show.

Amazon had a full year head start, but Google and Lenovo caught up on launch day.

As great as a virtual assistant can be in your home, the lack of a display can be limiting. In a perfect world, you’d be able to speak and have your home assistant just respond and be reliable all the time, but a huge number of smart speaker  [Read More…]

YouTube’s dark theme is now available to Android users

Google announced more than six months ago that a dark theme for YouTube will become available for iOS and Android users.

But while iOS users got to take advantage of the new option relatively fast, those on Android were left waiting. Well not anymore, as the feature is finally rolling out for select users.

Since this is a server-side update, you aren’t required to download anything.

How will you know when the option has become available to you?

The dark  [Read More…]

T-Mobile announces Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play

Announced back in April, the Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play are now available for purchase at T-Mobile.

Both are budget-oriented devices, but the Moto E5 Plus is the more advanced in terms of specs. The phone features a 6-inch HD+ display with tall 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 720 resolution. Powered by a Snapdragon 435, the E5 Plus also takes advantage of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

In the photography department, the Moto E5  [Read More…]

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As an aspiring developer, you might have no clue how to create an Android app. You’ve got ideas, but don’t know how to go about implementation. Now that Android Oreo is really rolling out, and phones are routinely powered by the platform, things are better, and easier, than ever.

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LG V40 rumor roundup, what we can expect

LG had a busy spring/summer season. The Korean tech company not only unveiled the LG G7 ThinQ flagship, but also pushed out another variation of its V30 model, not so long ago. Called the V35 ThinQ, the phone is currently offered at AT&T and Project Fi. The other carriers have opted to sell the G7 ThinQ instead.

Well, even with the recent V35 ThinQ launch, it seems like LG will be sticking to its usual recipe this year. Which involves  [Read More…]

V30, G7 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ: What’s the difference in the LG phones from 2018?

LG has traditionally released devices the same time as its biggest rival, Samsung, but after beating the Galaxy S8 to launch in 2017 with its G6, and still getting trounced by it in sales, the company decided a change in strategy is needed.

Ever since CES 2018, we’ve heard LG was planning to alter its strict yearly release cycle. CEO Cho Sung-jin said the company “will unveil new smartphones when it is needed. But we will not launch it just  [Read More…]

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro will be available for pre-order on August 13 (Promoted)

UMIDIGI this week finally revealed that its Z2 Pro flagship will go up for pre-order starting on August 13 at 2 AM UTC. So far, customers could order only purchase the UMIDIGI Z2.

On top of that, the Chinese company also released an unboxing video for the luxury ceramic version of the Z2 Pro. The special edition is packaged in beautiful minimalist fashion and ships with what UMIDIGI calls the world’s fastest wireless charger, the Q1. A custom, super-slim case  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 said to offer exclusive access to Fornite at launch

Epic Games released their smash hit game, Fornite on iOS back in April. But Android users are still waiting for the game to be released on their platform.

Well, today we have some news to share with you on this topic. According to sources familiar with the matter who talked to 9to5Google, Epic Games has partnered with Samsung for the release of Fornite for Android.

The game will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 days, before becoming  [Read More…]