Tag Archives: smartphones

The Amazon Fire Phone is no more

The ill-fated experiment otherwise known as the Amazon Fire Phone is now over. The Verge reports that Amazon has confirmed that it has sold through its entire Fire Phone inventory across the globe and that it has no plans to replenish [it]”. In other words, it’s not going to build …

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Apple unveils new iPhone 6S and iPad models

Apple has revealed the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, along with two new iPad models. The firm announced at its event today in San Francisco the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will introduce 3D Touch, which Apple states can recognize force and is touting as the next generation of multi-touch.” …

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Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Retailer Amazon has developed a new business model that allows it to offer a number of Android apps to users for free. Amazon Underground is the name of the initiative, which is delivered via a dedicated Android app. It claims to offer over $10k worth of apps, all of which …

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Pac-Mac 256 arrives on smartphones, along with an interesting IAP system

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale have finally released the long-awaited Pac-Man 256 on smartphones. The game, from the studio behind the extremely popular Crossy Road, is named after the infamous level 256 glitch in the original Pac-Man. Due to some technical peculiarities of that title, the 8-bit level …

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Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Apple’s newfound dominance of the Chinese smartphone market may already be a thing of the past. Recent successes in the region have helped Apple to some record results, with the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus proving a big hit in the highly lucrative Asian market. However, analyst Canalys …

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Angry Birds 2 available now on iOS and Android

Six years on from the release of Angry Birds, Angry Birds 2 has at last arrived on smartphones. It’s far from the first sequel, of course. In fact, Angry Birds 2 is the 15th game in the series, following the likes of Seasons, Space, Star Wars, Rio, Stella, Transformers and …

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Fallout Shelter is making more than Candy Crush Saga

Bethesda’s Fallout smartphone experiment is off to an incredibly strong start. Venture Beat reports that the recently release Fallout Shelter has knocked Candy Crush Saga from third place in the top-grossing mobile games charts. King’s title has been more or less a constant presence in third place, earning around $2.55m …

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Games dominate Apple Design Awards

The winners have been revealed for this year’s Apple Design Awards – and half of them are games. Out of the ten apps named for their excellence in design, five were games with the winning titles including puzzle games, MOBAs and more. The successful games were Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road, …

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Konami launches PES Club Manager on iOS and Android

There’s another PES game available for smartphones. Konami has launched PES Club Manager on iOS and Android. The in-game engine itself is the same one found in the console version of PES 2015. The aim of the title is, in the publisher’s words, to create and develop a small club …

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Subway Surfer dev launches new endless runner Blades of Brim

Sybo is hoping to replicate the success of its hit mobile title Subway Surfer with a brand new endless runner release. Blades of Brim is now available on iOS following a simultaneous launch in 17 countries, including China. It’s built using Apple’s Metal graphics engine and can be played both …

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