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Grab the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One for $40

Fight zombies, other players, or the ever-decreasing playable area.

The standard edition of the new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is down to $ 39.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 via Amazon today only. It’s a $ 60 game which still sells for full price otherwise, though we did just see a deal on the Xbox One version for $ 50 recently. It only lasted a short time, however, and never dropped this  [Read More…]

Tasker to lose SMS and call functionality in January 2019

You’ve got updated security policies to thank for this.

Tasker has long been one of Android’s most popular automation apps, but come this January, it’ll lose two huge features — the ability to automate anything relating to SMS or phone calls.

In early October, Google announced that it was going to become more strict about what kind of apps can access SMS and phone permissions. The main takeaway was that only apps that were set as your  [Read More…]

Set yourself up for victory in Call of Duty’s new battle royale mode

Learn how to play the world’s favorite new Battle Royale game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has three fantastic multiplayer modes on tap. Blackout is the sole newcomer of that bunch, and we’d understand it if more than a few of you have more than a few questions. Read these tips and take what you learn into Blackout mode to see if you can survive as the last one standing.

$ 60 at Amazon

Blackout basics

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s post-launch content is coming to PS4 first

Everyone’s favorite gaming practice.

Following Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s release on October 12, Activision and Treyarch are planning to support it with frequent post-launch content activities and events. According to the publisher, these free content drops will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 for the first seven days before making their way onto other platforms.

The following are just a few of the content drops that Activision will be offering after Black Ops 4’s initial release.

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Skype launches call recording across desktop, iOS, and Android

Recording your Skype calls will now be much, much easier.

Skype has been testing integrated call recording with preview users for some time, but it looks like the feature is now ready for primetime. <!–break– The Skype team announced today that call recording is now rolling out across its Android, iOS, and desktop apps, allowing you to capture your calls with a tap.

“Call recording is completely cloud-based and is now available on the latest version of  [Read More…]

Apex Launcher’s latest update is your wake-up call to switch to something better

If you use Apex Launcher and are wondering “what the heck happened to my home screen?”, you’re not alone.

Apex Launcher restarted development last May, and since then, there hasn’t been much to say about the old, but well-liked launcher as it tried to update its interface, improve its feature set, and start competing again. Well, the 4.0 update Apex Launcher pushed out this week has undone all of that progress and then some, and what users Apex Launcher  [Read More…]

Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Everything you need to know

Boots are back on the ground.

It wouldn’t be a year in gaming without the annual Call of Duty release blessing the fall launch schedule. The last title we got was a non-Black Ops game, which means we’re due for another from the talented team over at Treyarch.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is poised to build on the previous game by implementing changes inspired by fan feedback and introducing some interesting new game modes that’ll  [Read More…]

How to improve call quality on your Android phone

It might be easy to forget this today, but the primary function of a mobile phone is to allow you to make phone calls.

But while smartphones continue to leap forward in most areas, from voice-triggered assistants to super crisp displays and advanced cameras, they seem to be mired in the mud when it comes to improving voice quality.

It’s an experience most of us are all too familiar with: not being able to hear what the person on the  [Read More…]

How to improve call quality on Android

Make your voice calls sound better on both ends with these tips.

For some, phone calls are an important feature of a phone. There’s always a lot of discussion about which messaging app is the best or why you would want to use one SMS app over another, and those things are worth talking about to be sure. But voice calling is a primary feature of the gadgets we have in our hands and when you need  [Read More…]

T-Mobile fined $40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier.

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $ 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were unable to reach  [Read More…]