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Month: January 2018

LG settles lawsuit over smartphone bootlooping, members get $425 cash or $700 rebate

LG recently settled a lawsuit launched by smartphone who were plagued by bootlooping issues. Those affected who joined the lawsuit must file a “Proof of Claim” survey by February 12 to get the full rebate or cash amount. As of this writing, the survey and the settlement page has been taken down. Do you remember the lawsuit that angry LG smartphone owners filed against the South Korean company? The lawsuit was settled today and you could potentially have some money headed your way. If you are not familiar with the term “bootlooping,” it is when a phone is stuck in a loop of reboots that prevent owners from actually using their devices. The issue is not exclusive to LG smartphones, though it affected the likes of the G4, V10, V20, Nexus 5X, and G5. Because such a side swath of smartphones were plagued by bootlooping, owners filed a class-action lawsuit against LG. Law firm Girard Gibbs has just reached a settlement with the company—one that hopes to net members some financial restitution. According to Girard Gibbs, which handled the lawsuit on behalf of the members, the first option is a $700 rebate toward the purchase of a new LG smartphone. That is almost the cost of a new V30, which has seemingly remained immune to bootlooping. The second option is $425 in cash, which will likely be the more...

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NVIDIA Shield TV 6.3 update adds Nest Cam streaming, additional app support

The 6.3 Experience Update for the Android TV-based NVIDIA Shield TV set-top box is rolling out. The update adds a way for users to watch Nest Cam footage on their TV with Google Assistant voice commands. It also has the latest Android security updates, firmware improvements, and new app support. NVIDIA closes out the month of January by rolling out the 6.3 Experience Update for its Android TV-based Shield TV set-top box. This is a rather major update as it adds some new app support, along with the usual security patches and firmware improvements. NVIDIA’s support page for the Shield TV shows that the 6.3 update adds support for viewing footage from Nest Cam cameras on your TV. If you own a Nest Cam in your home, you can now use the Shield TV’s support for Google Assistant to simply say, “Show me the front door camera” to begin viewing the live footage from your Nest Cam location. There’s also new app support in this Shield TV update, adding in Cartoon Network, VH1, The Magic of LEGO, Tidal, and SiriusXM. VLC users can now watch picture-in-picture and 360-degree videos, too. It also updates the Plex DVR app so it can automatically remove commercials when recording over-the-air TV shows. Finally, Shield TV adds support for controlling over 1,000 smart home devices with Google Assistant. Finally, the update includes the latest Android security patches, firmware...

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'Tekken' Mobile Launching in the US March 1st, Other Countries Beginning February 1st

Back in August of last year Bandai Namco announced a new built-for-mobile entry in their long-running fighting game franchise Tekken, with said mobile game soft-launching in the Canadian App Store at that time. Unsurprisingly, this was not a traditional fighting game like the Tekken games you’d find on console and desktop, but rather a simplified “swipe fighter” in the vein of the Injustice mobile games, Marvel: CoC, and the mobile version of Skullgirls. While certainly disappointing to some, I’m actually a big fan of the swipe fighters and was eager to take the soft-launched Tekken for a spin. While the fighting mechanics aren’t quite as tight as my current favorite Skullgirls, Tekken mobile was still a lot of fun and was really one of the most visually impressive games on the entire iOS platform. Its free to play system was pretty typical as well, with a decent amount of content thrown at free players and speeding up the upgrade grind being the main source of monetization. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel Well, August feels like an awful long time ago, but Bandai Namco has been dilligently updating that soft-launched Tekken in the months since, adding lots of new characters and new features, and today they’re finally ready to announce the global release dates (yes, dates with an “s”) for the game. It’s going to be a staggered rollout,...

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10 best new Android games from January 2018!

Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a beat more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste. Let’s take a look at the best new Android games from the last month! You can watch the videos on YouTube from passed months by clicking here! Looking for more new stuff? Check out these recommended app lists! 15 best Android games of 2018! Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan … Bridge Constructor Portal Price: $4.99 DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Bridge Constructor Portal launched to positive fanfare. The game combines the puzzle building of Bridge Constructor with the quirky characters, environments, and other elements of the popular Portal franchise. Players build bridges for vehicles to travel through. There are obstacles and various dangers to overcome as well. This is an early candidate for game of the year. It also features a flat price, no in-app purchases, and no advertising. It’s really quite good. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Geometry Dash SubZero Price: Free DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Geometry Dash SubZero...

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US Cellular lowers its prepaid unlimited plan to $55 a month, down from $70

U.S. Cellular has lowered the price of its prepaid unlimited plan from $70 to $55 a month. However, speeds go down to 2G levels if you exceed 15 GB before the end of your month’s billing cycle. There’s also a new 3 GB high-speed prepaid data plan for $40 per month. There’s some good news for people looking for a bargain on unlimited prepaid phone plans. U.S. Cellular, the nation’s fifth-largest wireless provider, has revealed it has lowered the price of its prepaid unlimited plan from $70 a month to just $55 a month. Editor’s Pick Best unlimited data plans in the US Data is a precious commodity these days. The cost of using mobile web services can get high. Even if you have multiple options available, you must be smart about picking the best among the  unlimited data … The company’s press release does have some fine print to this price cut, however. Unlimited users will have a speed cap of 1.5 Mbps, and customers who pay for this plan and exceed 15 GB a month on their data before the end of the month will see their download speeds will go way down to the 2G level. All prepaid customers can also add unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada for $5 each per month. U.S. Cellular has also introduced a new 3 GB high-speed prepaid data plan for $40...

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