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Month: January 2020

TouchArcade 2019 Game of the Year: ‘Dead Cells’

I really can’t believe that 2019 is coming to a close. It’s the same every year but somehow it’s always surprising to look back and realize how quickly the year went by. A LOT happened in the world of mobile gaming at large, and in our own little TouchArcade world as well. Back in March our Editor in Chief Eli Hodapp left his role here to go and join GameClub. It was a bittersweet moment as Eli had been the main driving force behind TouchArcade for a decade and we had been working together very closely for just about that entire time. I did and still do consider him a very good friend, and being that GameClub is doing something we really truly believe in, it’s easy to root for him to succeed in his new role. We shared so many responsibilities of running the site over the years that it was a fairly easy transition for me to move into the Editor in Chief role, but when you’re largely a two-man operation and one of those men leaves, it’s definitely tough to continue the same content output. On the other hand, we’ve had some financial difficulties for quite a while now (which I have laid out in more detail in our Best Games of 2019 post) and being able to drop a full-time salary off of our books...

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The best and most iconic Android apps of the decade (2010-2019)

The 2010s was a big decade for mobile technology. Android and iOS were only a year or two old at that point, and both of them had a lot of growth ahead. Smartphones went from a single-core processor to eight cores, less than 1GB of RAM up to 12GB, and less than 4GB of storage up to 1TB. The software also evolved over the span of the decade. New design standards became the norm, phones could handle heavier workloads, and people just demanded more from the little computers in their pockets. Software took massive leaps in the 2010s just like hardware did. Let’s identify some of the big players that had a major impact during the last decade. For the purposes of this list, we’re going to omit some obvious choices. Some of those choices include Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, and Twitter. Those apps are attached to already popular services before the decade began and they were going to be popular anyway. Additionally, we’re going to sidestep viral apps like Timely and Prisma because they were fun at the time but generally didn’t really leave a lasting impact. The list is in alphabetical order. More posts about the best Android apps! 15 best Android apps released in 2019! Joe Hindy 4 days ago 15 best Android apps released in 2018! Joe Hindy 1 year ago 10 best Android apps released...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite: All the rumors in one place (Update: Leaked photos)

Android Headlines Update: December 31, 2019 (3:00 PM ET): In a recent tweet by SamMobile, we get a look at the possible upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The Tweet includes pictures of the front and back of the device, as well as pictures highlighting the S Pen, the device system information, and the device boot graphic. Hello Galaxy Note 10 Lite #GalaxyNote10lite pic.twitter.com/e5ZK9NCv75 — SamMobile (@SamMobiles) December 31, 2019 These photos seem to line up with what we’ve seen so far. You should always take leaked information with a grain of salt, but with it being so close to the device’s expected CES 2020 launch, it is likely that these photos are the real deal. I guess we will find out in a couple of weeks. Original Article: December 4, 2019 (2:45 PM ET): The next few years are going to be pretty interesting for smartphones. More powerful chipsets are going to start rolling in and 5G networks will become more mainstream. Premium smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple are also seemingly revising their strategies. Starting 2020, Apple is expected to stray from its yearly launch strategy and release iPhones in both Spring and Fall. Meanwhile, Samsung is reportedly preparing Lite variants of its premium flagship phones. Both, the Note 10 Lite and the S10 Lite have appeared in multiple leaks off late. In this article, we’ll focus...

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