Category: Mobile

‘Sunless Sea’ is a wild 350,000-word literary RPG, out for iPad

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhIk2PqPU3o?enablejsapi=1&] Great news, iPad owners: Failbetter Games' wonderfully words-heavy roguelike Sunless Sea is now something you can buy in the App Store. The game sends players off to explore an underground ocean where pirate-operated steamships, deadly "Zee" monsters, and worse horrors await. Death comes swiftly and frequently, but them's the breaks when you settle in with a roguelike. SEE ALSO: Slick action indie game 'Tokyo 42' channels 'Grand Theft Auto' Sunless Sea is an easy game to look at thanks to Failbetter's wonderful art, but the words matter more. The writing is both quirky and engrossing, effectively painting a more vivid picture of the Victorian-era underworld than any screenshot ever could. Read more...More about Ipad, Mobile, Tech, Failbetter Games, and Sunless Sea

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Apple all set to begin manufacturing iPhone 6, 6s, and SE in India

Even as the Indian government refuses to entertain most of Apple’s demands, the Cupertino-based company will soon take a major step that could bolster its business in the nation. Mashable reported last month that Apple intends to start manufacturing in India by as early as late April, starting with last year’s iPhone SE model for the first several months.   It appears, Apple has since chalked out bigger plans. SEE ALSO: The next iPhone's battery might be getting a Plus-sized boost The company will also be assembling the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s models in the nation, reports WSJ, citing a government official.  Read more...More about Smartphones, Iphone 6s, Iphone 6, Iphone Se, and India

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The Galaxy Note7 was an explosive failure. Here’s how Samsung could follow it.

Samsung is poised to finally reveal the long-awaited Galaxy S8 next week But we’re more excited to see how Samsung will follow up the spectacular failure of last year's Galaxy Note7 — you know, the phone that kept exploding. The only thing we've heard so far is that there's new Note in development and its working codename is—get this—literally "Great."   A new sketch of a potential Note8 design, along with some specs, was posted to Slashleaks, which might just give us a first look at that much-hyped "great" phone. The leak first surfaced on Chinese tech blog CNbeta, so English speakers are depending on a translation for the info.  Read more...More about Galaxy Note7, Specs, Leak, Galaxy Note 8, and Samsung

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Google adds audio calling to Duo and file sharing to Allo

Google's video calling app Duo and messaging app Allo will soon get some oft-requested features.  Google announced the changes to its communication apps, as well as some upgrades of other apps in services, at an event in São Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: Google's Tilt Brush VR art tool comes to the Oculus Rift When Duo originally launched, it had an odd omission: You could use it for a video call, but not an audio-only call. Now, Google fixed this; the company says audio calls will work well even on slow connections and won't eat up much data. The feature is live in Brazil now, and will be rolled to the rest of the world "in the coming days." Read more...More about Google Photos, Google, Google Allo, Google Duo, and Tech

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Google is (slowly) fixing the biggest problem with Android

Google's biggest Android problem remains a huge issue but it's slowly improving. At least that's the takeaway from Google's Android Security Year in Review, the latest update on the company's ongoing plan to get phone makers to adopt security updates more quickly.  SEE ALSO: It's time to start thinking about what Google will name Android O While Android fans often cite the amount of choice in Android devices as one of the main draws of the platform, the fact remains that this continues to be its biggest weakness as well. That's because so many device makers are extraordinarily slow to adopt software updates and critical security patches.  Read more...More about Security, Mobile, Android, Google, and Apps And Software

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