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Month: October 2017

Hands-on with Nokia 2: It’s not about the specs!

After a slew of budget and mid-range devices – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 – HMD Global announced its most affordable device as yet, the Nokia 2, priced at €99 ($115). The Nokia 2 comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box, and like with all Nokia devices it comes with the promise of pure and up-to-date Android experience. This means that Nokia 2 will get monthly security updates and will be upgraded to Android Oreo ‘soon’. If you judge smartphones by their specifications sheet, Nokia 2 is not for you. It packs in modest specifications, not in foolhardiness but backed by obvious conviction and understanding of the market. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, the Nokia 2 packs in just 1 GB of RAM. In the limited time I spent with the device, I found the performance to be generally smooth – although the demo unit did not have any third-party apps installed. It’s not a crawl as many ignorantly expect as soon as they look at the specifications. I’m assuming the hardware optimizes background apps to ensure enough memory is available at all times. The 8 GB internal storage on the Nokia 2 is of course quite less, more so because less than 5 GB of free space is available out of the box. But thankfully, you can extend storage up to 128 GB with a...

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'South Park: Phone Destroyer' to Destroy All Phones November 9th

South Park: Phone Destroyer, the collectible card game based on the irreverent animated show, has been in soft launch for quite some time now, but on November 9th it will destroy every iOS and Android device worldwide. The (as to be expected) inappropriate card game lets you play with new and twisted versions of iconic characters, like Cyborg Kenny, Stan of Many Moons, and others, much more inappropriate characters. As in every card game like this one, you collect various cards that you then put together into the best deck you can. And then you go ahead and try and beat everyone around you. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel In South Park: Phone Destroyer you can play in real-time PVP battles but also through a single player story written in collaboration with South Park Digital studios. And you can fully customize your player as well. Players in our forums have been enjoying the soft-launched version and say the monetization model is pretty generous with no timers. Now you only have to wait until November 9th to play the game. And to kill Kenny, of course. Go to Source Author: Tasos...

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The Promising 'Strain Tactics', by 'Autumn Dynasty' Devs, Releases November 2nd

Strain Tactics, the real-time-with-pause tactical game by the developers behind Autumn Dynasty, is about to rappel onto your devices November 2nd, and it looks like it’s going to be a fun one, provided the controls work well. In Strain Tactics, you control a squad of soldiers whose job is to save the earth from an alien infestation; no pressure. You build and command a team of 1 to 5 members, picked from over 80 playable characters with unique personalities and traits. This team drops in the middle of a map, and then you can either position it and watch it perform as it watching an RTS, or you can go in and take care of every little detail and every tactical move. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel There’s a lot going on in this game. In addition to picking who you want on your team, you get to pick what weapons they’ll bring along. There are over 150 unique items and weapons, so there’s plenty of customization to be had. The game comes with over 30 maps, a ton of different missions, and much, much more. The game will be a premium app for $4.99, and it will release November 2nd. In the meantime, check out our forum thread for more on Strain Tactics. Go to Source Author: Tasos...

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Get your $190 Treblab Magnetic Noise Cancelling Earphones for less than $40

If you’re looking for some new equipment for your tunes on the go, you’re probably going to want to check out this week’s audiophile offer. Treblab RF100 earphones typically run for $189.99, but for the next few days, you can snag a pair for just $39.99. These stylized earbuds are the full package. Noise cancelling, built in mic, magnetic clipping to keep them from getting tangled or lost… It’s your new best companion for commuting, working out, or blotting out the rest of the world for a study binge. ‘Treblab has, once again, done what they do best: Built a pair of earbuds that puts sound quality above all else.’ – Nerd Techy The package comes with a carrying case, multiple earbud replacements to match your ears perfectly, and of course the charging cable. This audio equipment is a relatively new arrival on the deals scene, and they’ve already accrued a solid 5-star rating from 51 reviewers. Connoisseurs of sound will be thrilled with the high-quality sound in the ultra-convenient, wireless package of the TREBLAB RF100’s. Packed with advanced components, improved Bluetooth tech, and Qualcomm aptX audio, you’ll experience true HD sound in stylish, comfortable buds. It’s audio excellence you can enjoy anywhere. Treblab RF100 in a Glance: True HD sound delivers rock-solid base & super crisp treble Passive noise cancellation lets you focus on the music Magnetic housing...

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Weekly Plan Spotlight: 4 Unlimited lines for $25/ea, free phones included

We’re back with this week’s Plan Spotlight, and this time the offer comes from everyone’s favorite “Un-Carrier.” Okay, technically the deal comes courtesy of MetroPCS, which is T-Mobile’s prepaid brand, not big Magenta itself. Nevertheless, what we’re looking at is 4 lines with unlimited talk, text, and data for $100/month. That’s $25 per line, even including taxes and fees! What’s more, MetroPCS is offering you a free phone for each of these lines when you sign up. Here’s what you have to choose from: Alcatel Fierce 4 Alcatel Fierce A30 Coolpad Defiant LG Aristo LG K20 Plus Motorola Moto e4 Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime ZTE Blade Z Max ZTE Avid TRIO Up to 4 free phones and unlimited data for $25 per line per month… Pretty hard to beat this deal. Show me them deets Here’s what you’ll get with MetroPCS Unlimited data plan: Unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data (users of more than 35GB in a month may notice temporary reduction in speeds during times of high network traffic) Coverage on T-Mobile’s network Video streaming at SD quality (480p) Mobile hotspots (tethering) is not included Special note on 4/$100: requires activation of new line of service to be eligible. If new line deactivates, ALL lines lose promotional rate Free Device Offer fine print: Sales tax on free devices are not included requires port-in of...

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