Tag Archive: Mobile


PUBG Mobile is coming to North America, available first in Canada

Only the Android version has been released so far.

Battle Royale games have exploded in popularity over the last few months, and one of the top dogs is Player Unknown’s: Battlegrounds – more commonly referred to as PUBG. Along with successful launches on PC and Xbox, an official mobile version of the game was released in China late last year. Now, the game’s coming to North America.

Seemingly out of nowhere, PUBG Mobile appeared on the Google  [Read More…]

Best Buy will close all of its 250 Mobile stores in the U.S. by May 31

Canada’s Mobile stores will remain intact.

Best Buy is one of the United State’s largest electronics retailers, but effective May 31, 2018, all of its Mobile stores will be shut down.

This news broke after Reuters obtained an internal memo that’d been sent out to Best Buy employees, and with this decision, 250 locations will be no more.

Best Buy Mobile outlets are much smaller compared to the main Best Buy stores, with their average size coming  [Read More…]

Google’s mobile UI framework ‘Flutter’ is now in beta

Another step towards better mobile apps.

Our phones are only as good as the apps they run, and over the past few years, we’ve seen mobile apps get faster, prettier, and more powerful.

Flutter is a new tool from Google that wants to keep this trend going, and during MWC 2018, Flutter received its first official beta.

Flutter launched in an alpha stage last year, and the release of its new beta signifies a big step in its  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 700 series Mobile Platform with a focus on on-device AI

Snapdragon 700 Series Qualcomm is pretty firm in its naming conventions for mobile processors. For a while now Snapdragons were limited to four categories (and corresponding numerical value): Premium (800), High (600), Mid (400), and Entry (200). But in a change of pace, Qualcomm announced today a new tier of processor. It doesn’t have a […]

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Mobile World Congress 2018 preview: What to expect (other than the Galaxy S9)

Galaxy S9, plus.

It’s easy to imagine that companies like LG, Huawei, Sony and others were more than a little relieved when Samsung didn’t announce the Galaxy S8 at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The mobile- and cellular-focused show has taken over from January’s CES as the place hardware vendors launch their early-year flagships, and there was plenty to get excited about in 2017.

This year, there’s still a lot to look forward to, but some  [Read More…]

Mobile gaming has an advertising problem that needs to be addressed

There are so many great games in the Google Play Store library — don’t fall for sleazy advertising tricks.

It’s safe to say that aside from the Super Bowl, people generally go out of their way to avoid watching ads. We use ad blockers wherever possible and smash that “Skip Ad” button on YouTube pre-roll ads as soon as humanly possible.

Needless to say, I am also aware that ads are still a necessary evil in the  [Read More…]

AT&T reveals its first three mobile 5G cities

Mobile 5G is coming this year, and now we know the first cities that’ll get it.

AT&T says that Dallas, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia will be among the first cities to get its mobile 5G service. AT&T plans to launch 5G in a dozen cities by the end of 2018, and it’ll reveal more of those cities in the coming months.

AT&T’s mobile 5G will be standards-based, and at least initally, it’ll use millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Additional  [Read More…]

Mega Man Mobile series for Android review: Malfunctioning robots

What should be a celebration of an iconic video game series is dragged down by development issues.

Nostalgia plays a huge role in gaming these days. As cool as games with jaw-dropping graphics are, more and more you’re seeing retro-styled titles or ports of 8-bit video game classics making their way to the Google Play Store.

Play Mega Man Mobile 1-6 for FreeGAMESTASH

Sega set the standard for how companies ought to go about re-releasing  [Read More…]

Verizon Prepaid gets affordable $30/month plan and 3G mobile hotspot

Travel Pass for Mexico and Canada is also coming.

Although they may not come with as many amenities as traditional post-paid wireless plans, going the prepaid route is a great way to still get reliable service while saving those precious dollars. Verizon Prepaid is one of your best prepaid options if you rely on Verizon’s network, and starting February 20, it’s getting a few upgrades.

First off, Verizon is introducing a new $ 30/month plan for customers  [Read More…]

Deal: Get 4 lines of unlimited data from Cricket, Boost Mobile, or Metro PCS for just $100 a month

Save big on unlimited data!

Any party of 4 — friends or family — can grab 4 lines of unlimited data from Cricket, Boost Mobile, or Metro PCS for just $ 100/month out the door. All the extra fees, taxes, and surcharges are included in the pricing. But that’s not all — choose 4 lines with Boost and get a 5th line FREE. Or if you opt to go with Metro PCS, you’ll get a full year  [Read More…]