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Month: January 2019

Left your phone in the cold? Here’s how to fix it

It’s happened to all of us: you accidentally left your smartphone in the car. Sometimes you might rush back to get it, and other times you might think, “Hey, I don’t need it right now, I’ll get it when I head back.” Normally, a smartphone sitting in a vehicle for a few hours is not too big of a deal, but when the temperature outside is below freezing, it could cause some unexpected problems for your phone’s battery. The biggest problem is a quick drain — depending on how cold it is, a smartphone battery could go from fully charged to completely dead in a matter of minutes. What’s worse is that right after that quick drain it will be impossible to recharge the device. But don’t worry! Your battery is OK and your smartphone is going to be fine. Read on for tips on what to do if you face these issues, and then continue reading further to learn about why this happens.  Also keep in mind the same principles apply to pretty much any device with a lithium-ion battery including laptops, tablets, portable game systems, and the list goes on. What to do if your cold phone won’t charge If you have a cold phone that’s dead and refuses to charge, all you need to do is wait for it to get back to a normal temperature....

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Nintendo Partnering with LINE for ‘Dr. Mario’ Mobile Game this Summer

Once again Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has some breaking news concerning Nintendo and their upcoming mobile plans. Announced today, Nintendo will be partnering with chat juggernaut LINE to produce a mobile game based on the Dr. Mario franchise. Titled Dr. Mario World, the game will be coming to both iOS and Android and is pegged for an early summer 2019 release, according to the official press statement. The game will be initially released in approxiamately 60 countries and regions, which will include both Japan and the United States. And as expected it’ll be free with optional in-app purchases. Nintendo is partnering with LINE to create a Dr Mario mobile game. It will be a puzzle game for smartphones planned to launch in Summer 2019. pic.twitter.com/dAOZOSS29i — Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 31, 2019 As pointed out in a follow-up tweet by Ahmad, this will now be the third company Nintendo has partnered with to produce a mobile game. They worked with DeNA on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Free) and CyGames on Dragalia Lost (Free). Hopefully we’ll be hearing more about Dr. Mario World in the coming weeks, and hopefully it won’t see any kind of delay like the upcoming Mario Kart Tour mobile game which was just delayed earlier today. Go to Source Author: Jared...

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OnePlus is discounting bundles for Valentine’s, including the OnePlus 6T

Valentine’s Day is not far off now (make your dinner reservations today if you haven’t already!). To celebrate, OnePlus.com is offering a select few of its bundles at discounted rates, one of which includes the 2018 favorite smartphone, the OnePlus 6T. The two featured bundles are themed around pairing together and partnering together, to keep with the Valentine’s Day tone. The first bundle features the OnePlus 6T smartphone, a pair of OnePlus Bullets Wireless headphones, and a bumper case. You’ll save $20 on this “You Complete Me” bundle which could cost you anywhere from $628 to $708, depending on which model of OnePlus 6T you settle on. Editor’s Pick OnePlus 6T review: Fundamentally great (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr6baqZG3aY Update – December 31 – The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has launched, which has a black carbon fiber design with McLaren’s signature “Papaya Orange” color around the rim, along with 256GB of storage and 10GB of … The second bundle is two sets of OnePlus Bullets Wireless — one for you and one for your crush. You’ll save 10 percent off this “Perfect Pair” bundle bringing the total price down to $124. There are also some accessory bundles on offer, but they are not themed to Valentine’s Day and only net you a five percent discount. Those bundles include cases, headphones, screen protectors, chargers, etc. Click the buttons below to grab one of these...

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First Facebook, now Google’s internal iOS apps are blocked by Apple

Apple has apparently revoked certificates for Google’s internal iOS apps (not its consumer apps). The revocation likely stems from the revelation that Google’s Screenwise Meter app used Apple’s enterprise program, violating Apple’s rules. Facebook had a similar revocation earlier this week surrounding an app of its own. Google just issued a statement to The Verge regarding the rumor that Apple disabled Google’s enterprise developer certificate. In Google’s statement, the company admits that there has been “a temporary disruption,” seemingly confirming the rumor is true. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” Google said in the statement. According to sources familiar with the matter, all of Google’s internal iOS apps are now disabled. These include early beta versions of popular Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, etc., as well as apps designed specifically for Googlers such as the Gbus app and an app for the various cafés on Google campuses. Apple blocking Google’s apps is likely to do with its Screenwise Meter app, which tracks how people use their smartphones. The iOS app for the service — which has since been disabled — relied on the Apple enterprise program which allows companies to create apps for use within that company (i.e., not available to the general public). Editor’s Pick Facebook is paying people to install...

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Energizer’s upcoming phone lineup includes a few with pop-up selfie cameras

With Mobile World Congress set to kick off in a few weeks in Spain, Energizer plans to announce a whopping 26 smartphones at the yearly event. GSMArena reported that among the 26 phones are the Ultimate U620S and U630S, which feature pop-up selfie cameras. Pop-up selfie cameras aren’t new — the Vivo Nex features a similar selfie camera mechanism, while the Oppo Find X slides an entire section of the phone up. The difference is that the Ultimate U620S and U630S are the first phones to pack two selfie cameras in the pop-up mechanism — one 16MP camera and a second 2MP depth sensor. Energizer Ultimate U620S Energizer Ultimate U630S Editor’s Pick Best Android phones (January 2019) With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android phones is basically choosing the best smartphones, period. There are a ton of choices out there, but what’s best in 2019? Related: Refurbished phone guide … The similarities between the Ultimate U620S and U630S end there. The Ultimate 620S features a 6.2-inch display with Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080) resolution, triple 12MP, 5MP, and 2MP rear cameras, MediaTek’s octa-core Helio P70, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 3,200mAh battery that supports 18W fast wired charging. Meanwhile, the Ultimate U630S features a 6.3-inch display with HD+ (1,480 x 720) resolution, dual 16MP and 2MP rear cameras, MediaTek’s octa-core Helio...

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