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Microsoft originally revealed its plans to support Apple’s new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro back in October, and now it’s rolling out updates to Office for Mac to enable Touch Bar support. While Microsoft began previewing the support earlier this month with beta testers, everyone using Office for Mac can now get the latest updates for the Touch Bar support. Microsoft is adding Touch Bar support to each Office for Mac app.

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All I’ve done with them is play with Dami’s sticker app and send my friends Yelp recommendations, but some Finnish developers think iMessage apps might be more enticing if only a game that combined AR and selfies existed. Behold EatMessage, an app that turns your face into a controller so you send your friends selfies of you doing strange things with your mouth.

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We're nearing the close of yet another busy week, but not before BGR offers up another two posts covering the best paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free each today. We've got nine fresh iOS apps for you to check out on Thursday, and you'll find them all listed below. As always, be sure to browse through them as soon as you can, because these sales could be over at any time. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Remote Control Normally $4.99. Turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate remote control for your Mac. Take full control over your Mac – use your iOS device as a trackpad and keyboard or launch any app from anywhere within your home. Tired of sitting on the couch, having to handle keyboard and mouse on your lap to control your media center Mac? Use Remote Control on your iPhone as a trackpad and keyboard to comfortably browse on the big screen TV. Using AirPlay Mirroring and an Apple TV, your Mac could be located anywhere in your home. Simply select your Apple TV from the list of available AirPlay devices and control your Mac from the comfort of your couch or bed. You can even start any app on your Mac, send your Mac to sleep, wake it up and perform many more useful actions to control your Mac remotely. All you need to do is download the Mac Helper application and connect your Mac and iOS device to the same WiFi. Remote Control will guide you through the simple setup process. AT A GLANCE - Control volume, playback and Airplay speaker selection on your Mac; - Use your iOS device as a Mac trackpad and keyboard; - Launch and quit Apps on your Mac comfortably from your iOS device; - Restart or shut down your Mac, change display brightness and many more useful actions; - Enjoy the ease of use in a slick user interface you will love; - Use the Personal Hotspot of your iOS device to control your Mac when you don’t have access to other networks. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Mac with macOS 10.7 or above and Helper app installed; - iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 8 or above; - Shared wireless network connection between your computer and iOS device. Do you enjoy using Remote Control? Please help us by rating the app, so we can continue to offer more features and implement your feedback into the app to make it even better. Download Remote Control 2Play Normally $0.99. 2Play is an application designed and easy to use which allows you to watch two YouTube video simultaneously on one of your devices iPhone/iPod iPad to watch wherever and whenever you want. Using the app is easy, immediate and quite intuitive. Just installed and started, in fact, we will be immediately shown on the home screen that divides the screen into two. By clicking on the respective buttons "+", we will access to a drop down menu that will give you the ability to add video being played • "YouTube Search" for a quick search of any video: music, movies, cartoons for kids, tutorials etc. .. available on YouTube Download 2Play Today++ Normally $0.99. Today++ gives you week numbers, name days, moon phases, sunrise and sunset at the swipe of a finger! Utilising the advanced features of iOS 8, Today++ adds a widget to your Today view that can be displayed whenever you like by simply swiping your finger down from the top of the screen. Features • Week number • Name days for 20 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States) • Moon phases • Sunrise & sunset for your current location Download Today++ EXIF Viewer Normally $1.99. Exif Viewer is beautiful and well crafted app for professional photographers who are serious about their work. This app also contain ExifViewer Photos Extension along with fully functional app. It's an universal app, buy once, use on all your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). WHAT ARE FEATURES IN APP? ▸ App allows you to remove EXIF metadata including Photos GPS location known as Geotagging of photos. ▸ App displays EXIF metadata of any photo on your iOS device(s), Photo Stream or iCloud. ▸ Display EXIF tags like ISO,Shutter Speed,Focal length,Camera Model,Lens Model,Time stamp,Aperture,Shutter Count ▸ Ability to Zoom in photos,even with large size like 80 MB without loosing clarity / resolution. ▸ Re-order EXIF tags in the way you prefer & ability to hide EXIF tags that you don't want to see. ▸ Select your preferred date formats (eg 1 day ago vs August 24th 2014 vs 24-08-2016 etc). ▸ You can optionally hide photos without EXIF metadata. ▸ Navigate quickly between next and previous photos in Exif detail screen by swiping right or left. ▸ App works great on landscape and portrait mode on iPads. ▸ App is optimised for all latest iOS Devices including iPhone 5SE,iPhone 6S,iPhone 6s+,iPad Mini,iPad air,iPad Pro. ▸ App also support 3D Touch on iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus (or newer device with 3D Touch support). Including Appshortcut to access "Favorites","Photostreams","Albums","All photos" quickly. Also Peek and POP functionality on ExifCards and photos in grid view. ▸ Ability to share Image with or without EXIF Metadata. ▸ Copy EXIF data to Clipboard (So that you can paste & share EXIF data as text in any other app). ▸ Most Messaging and Social networking apps remove EXIF Metadata from photos you send/receive. However, sending photos using Mail/ AirDrop retains or SD Card reader/Camera connection kit etc retains EXIF metadata. HOW TO REMOVE EXIF METADATA on iPhone or iPad using Exif Viewer app by Fluntro You have option to remove EXIF data in two different ways 1) Overwrite newly created photo without EXIF data on original image (However other apps can revert back to original photo if needed) 2) Create duplicate copy of photo without EXIF details. (We also have option to remove original photo after duplicated copy is created) DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIEWS AVAILABLE ON EXIF VIEWER APP 1) EXIF Cards List view (as shown in screenshot), swipe to flip cards for Quick EXIF Details 2) Grid view 3) Map view shows cluster of photos on the map and view EXIF Details by tapping on photo (Satellite & Standard view) HOW TO REORDER OR HIDE EXIF TAGS IN EXIF VIEWER APP? Go to Settings > Manage & reorder Exif data tags.Drag and drop items you want to reorder. Turn off EXIF tags you don't want to see on EXIF Detail screen. HOW TO VIEW EXIF DATA USING EXIF VIEWER PHOTOS EXTENSION? 1) Open Native Photos App (or any other 3rd Party apps). Select desired photo (s) and tap on Share/Action button. Select ExifViewer app extension 2) Exif Viewer App extension with all EXIF details would be displayed. 3) Share photos with or without EXIF metadata or copy EXIF details to clipboard within Photos Extension. ▸ No in-app purchases will be added to this app in a future update. So all upcoming features will be free of cost. FAQ Q1)What is EXIF Metadata? EXIF “EXchangeable Image File Format”. We quite often take pictures with our digital camera or phone. It always records and store a considerable amount of exif data within each image you take, which contains a lot information about your camera settings ( ISO, aperture, focal length, image size, shutter speed, camera model, lens model, GPS) date, time, location and many more.Viewing EXIF metadata tags is important for beginners and professional photographers alike, to understand and review what camera settings or softwares were used to create and edit photo. Thanks for all feedbacks, Please leave 5 star review if you are happy with the App :) Download EXIF Viewer Nimian Legends Normally $1.99. EXPLORE A BEAUTIFUL OPEN WORLD FANTASY WILDERNESS Run, swim and fly through glistening waterfalls and rivers, overgrown forests, sky-high mountains and ancient dungeons. Shape change into powerful dragons, soaring eagles, quick-footed deer and more. Download BrightRidge today - on sale for a limited time! I am a solo indie developer working on BrightRidge and it is a game from my heart. I enjoyed creating this world and I hope you enjoy exploring it:) EXPLORE AND STORY MODES Ready for adventure? The Ballad of BrightRidge and Love & Tin are two magical adventures in Story Mode. Or choose Explore mode and experience BrightRidge without quests or enemies. Can you find the ancient whale that swims the oceans? Or the hidden ruins that dot the land? SHAPE CHANGE POWERS Unlock the power to change into several species and explore BrightRidge from a new perspective. Soar through the sky as a golden eagle or a winged dragon. Run through the forests and a wily fox or dashing deer. Barge through the land as a towering Tree Ent and flutter peacefully among the flowers as a delicate butterfly (a fan favourite!). PHOTO MODE Become a nature photographer and take and save beautiful pictures of this gorgeous and vast landscape. Will you photograph an elusive deer drinking by the river? Or perhaps capture a golden sunset amid ancient ruins? Need help hunting the animals down? Use your Spirit View to magically track animals, each with their own habitat and behavior. CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORLD Extensive options let you customize almost anything at anytime. Change time of day, turn on Watercolor mode and experience a living painting, add effects and filters and more. On newer devices you can turn up the detail for an even more beautiful and immersive experience. LEGENDS AND LORE Legend Spots dot the land waiting to be discovered. Each one tells a bit about the people, places and history of BrightRidge. Or visit the cozy halls of BrightRidge Inn, sit by the fireplace, dance with the guests, or listen to their stories. DYNAMIC WEATHER AND DAY/NIGHT CYCLE It’s all here. Rainstorms, lightning and thunder, light breezes and gusting wind, and quiet snowfalls. Or use the options to change the weather on the fly. RELAX AND EXPLORE There’s no rush. Feeling panic, anxiety or stress? Choose Explore Mode, breathe, and explore the wild rivers, valleys and waterfalls of BrightRidge at your own pace. FULL GAME + No Ads + No In-Game Purchases UPDATES Each BrightRidge update brings new features and improvements for free Download Nimian Legends Cue Normally $2.99. Cue is a new kind of application that can compose music just by shaking. Even those who cannot play an instrument can enjoy music by just shaking and adding new sounds to make their own music. The music can also be share amongst many people and it can be played through your friend’s iPhone at the same time. (Features) 1: 4 types of instruments can be played; drums, base. instrument 1 and instrument 2 New sounds will be added by shaking an instrument. Melody can be made since the sound is fixed by the direction being shaken. A nice piece can be made even if it is randomly shaken. 2 : The tone can be changed in each instrument. 3 : 1/2/4/8/16 bars can be chosen. 4 : It can also be enjoyed by its sharing function. The number of people it can be shared with is not limited so it can be shared with 100 people or even 1000. 5 : The screen will flash with the beat and the LED light can also be set so that it flashes with the beat. Download Cue hueTube Normally $0.99. See what chemical reactions will happen when Philips hue meets Youtube! Action, Adventure, Romance, War, no matter what it is in youtube, all of these will break the screen and enter your home with light effect created by Philips hue. This app brings an immersive experience with video watching on youtube powered by Philips hue. - Over 1,000 videos were ready with lighting script and more scripts are coming - You can request on any Youtube videos via our app for lighting scripts generation - Mulitpule rendering effects are supported and You can even finetune the effects as your wish - AirPlay supported Download hueTube MagicShrink Normally $1.99. With MagicShrink app you can losslessly compress all your JPEG photos, and get extra ~10% free space from original library size. If you don't worry about superquality you can use lossy compression to get even more space. Features: - smart algorithm for lossless compression - lossy compression - batch image processing - preserves exif data Download MagicShrink Login Pad Normally $0.99. Login Pad is a Universal App.where you can store and manage all your logins for social networks or other websites (like credit card, web banking, online shops, etc.). You can add/edit/remove saved logins: add username, password, site name and icon. It has a button to show/hide passwords and a Create Password screen for you to generate passwords up to 30 characters, including numbers and specials. -NO web server needed -Generate random passwords and copy them to Clipboard -Save/edit logins – username, password, site name and icon Download Login Pad

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Loading screens are not totally a thing of the past yet, but on some days — when the LTE is strong and the Wi-Fi hotspots are plentiful — it can sure feel like it. Vangelis’ video, called “Analogue Loaders,” is a short ode to 30 different loading screens. All of them are beautiful, especially because Vangelis made the animations in the physical world, painstakingly 3D-printing (and in many cases, painting) every frame he created.

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The Expanse is a television show based on the novels by James S.A. Corey. Every week, I’ll be taking a look at one moment in each episode of the show’s second season, and chatting with the creators about how it was created and what it means for the larger story. The latest episode of The Expanse is all about action.

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FollowGrams is a smart projector currently available to back Kickstarter for $75, self-described as “an app-connected STEM toy that teaches kids how to draw pictures, letters and numbers in a fun hands-on experience.” It’s basically one step above a light box, which lets you trace over artwork, or that Magic Tracer toy that aired on TV infomercials in the 90s. This is all good and fine, but my big question is, why market a kids’ art projector as a STEM toy? Yes, STEM is a trendy buzzword you can throw in your promotional copy and it’s important, especially for young girls, to feel encouraged to pursue science and math careers — but why try to market a product as something it’s not?

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Apple finally released its delayed BeatsX headphones last week, and they've gotten pretty good reviews from early adopters. In a nutshell, it sounds like BeatsX offer the same audio experience as AirPods, but they're connected by a cord and the rubber tips fit better in ear canals so they isolate sound better. Still, BeatsX aren't for everyone and AirPods are still practically impossible to find. If you want wireless headphones equipped with Apple's hot new W1 chip, you've got two more options to explore. Check out the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and the Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones , which are both discounted right now on Amazon. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth with your device for wireless listening Up to 40 hours of battery life for multi-day use Adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups made for everyday use Take calls, control your music and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls What's in the Box: Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, carrying case, 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B), Quick Start Guide, warranty card Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth with your device for wireless workout freedom Up to 12 hours of battery life to power through multiple workouts With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 1 hour of playback when battery is low Sweat and water resistance to handle tough training What's in the box: Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones, eartips with four (4) size options, carrying case, universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B, Quick Start Guide, warranty card

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Google’s Home digital assistant has been compared to Amazon’s Alexa a lot over the last few months, and now it’s getting the ability to order things through voice commands, just like Alexa can. Of course, Home is still a Google product, so instead of buying things through Amazon Prime, orders go through Google Express instead. The update should be rolling out today — Home users simply need to add a payment method in the Google Home app, and then they can place orders simply by asking Google Assistant.

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One of the more intriguing rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 is that it will feature a new type of facial recognition technology bolstered by advanced laser sensors. This particular rumor first began to take shape a few weeks ago via a research note from Cowen & Company which said that the iPhone 8 will include "some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera." Far from a speculative rumor conjured out of thin air, it's worth highlighting that Apple last year picked up Emotient , a company with specialized technology that can not only recognize faces but can even discern facial expressions and subsequently distinguish between a wide array of emotional states. Building upon this rumor, AppleInsider highlights a new research note from J.P. Morgan's Rod Hall who also relays that the iPhone 8 will incorporate laser technology capable of identifying faces. A 3D sensor needs a few key features —it needs a light emitter in the form of a LED or laser diode, a light filter for a noise-free scan, and a speedy image sensor coupled with a powerful signal processor. Each aspect has some implementation difficulties, which Hall believes have been rectified by Apple and partner Primesense in a relatively inexpensive package that should add not much more than 3 percent to the build cost of an iPhone. What remains unclear, though, is how Apple plans to take advantage of this rumored sensor capable of recognizing faces. While some believe Apple may leverage the technology in furtherance of its augmented reality plans, others maintain it may simply coexist alongside Touch ID as a means of verifying a user's identity for certain sensitive transactions. As Apple's plans for the iPhone 8 begin to crystallize, it's becoming more and more apparent why the company's flagship 2017 iPhone may cost well over $1,000.

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By Joseph White (Reuters) - The president of the United Auto Workers union said on Thursday UAW organizers are in contact with workers at Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc , but said any formal effort to organize workers will "be determined by the interest of employees." UAW President Dennis Williams said the UAW is not paying a worker who went public with concerns about working conditions at Tesla's Fremont, California factory, as Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk charged last week. ...

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai says he’d love to see more smartphone makers activate the hidden FM radio inside their devices, but he doesn’t think the commission should step in to do anything about it. In the United States, the majority of these are disabled — Pai says that as of last fall, only 44 percent of the “top-selling smartphones” in the US had activated FM radios, compared to 80 percent in Mexico. “It seems odd that every day we hear about a new smartphone app that lets you do something innovative, yet these modern-day mobile miracles don’t enable a key function offered by a 1982 Sony Walkman,” Pai said this morning, during a speech at a North American Broadcasters Association event, according to prepared remarks.

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If it's lack of options for persistence that's keeping you from using containers, maybe it's time you reconsider.

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Vlad SavovHTC will exit the entry-level smartphone market later this year, the company announced during its earnings call earlier this week, according to Phonescoop. The company said it would continue to support cheaper phones that have been released, but acknowledged that its focus would shift to high-end, high-margin devices. This isn’t the first time HTC has reduced its smartphone output; back in 2012, the company notably reduced its handset output to focus on its top-tier smartphones. ...

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The Wii U has essentially been a no-show in the current console generation, but Nintendo will look to erase the ill-fated console from our memory in just two weeks when it launches the brand new Nintendo Switch. The company's new Switch is a fresh take on video game consoles, combining a portable hand-held unit like the 3DS with a home console like the PS4. The Switch is far more powerful than any other handheld gaming console Nintendo has ever released though, and it features a nifty wireless controller mechanism that facilitates multi-player gaming whether the unit is being used as a portable console or connected to a TV at home. Nintendo has already shared plenty about the Switch , but there are also a number of key details we don't yet know. Now, however, a big leak may have given the world an in-depth look at the Switch's user interface. Earlier this week, an anonymous user on Reddit with a throw-away account posted a large gallery of Nintendo Switch user interface mockups along with a tremendous amount of unannounced details surrounding the new console. All of the content shared in this leak is believed to be authentic, though Nintendo hasn't confirmed anything at this point. Here are just a few of the Switch interface mockups the user posted: There are plenty more images in the Imgur gallery that accompanied the leak, which also included a lengthy bullet list of previously unknown details. Here's a small sampling: HD Rumble's technical name is a Linear resonant actuator When in handheld mode, the Switch will have an unlock screen like a smartphone to prevent accidental waking. The Switch features a Quick Menu. Press and hold the HOME Button for at least one second to display the Quick Settings screen on top of all other screens, including the HOME Menu and any applications. Unlike the 3DS, the active software will not be suspended when this menu is invoked The Switch's keyboard will feature predictive text such as those on iOS and Android System Settings will allow the user to edit the following settings: Flight Mode Toggle Enable/Disable Bluetooth Manage Wi-fi Manage NFC Manage screen brightness Screen lock User Settings Create/Edit Mii Theme management Controller management System Update Check out the rest of the supposed Switch info in the original post on Reddit . You can find out more about the Nintendo Switch right here , and you can watch trailers for all of the most hotly anticipated Switch games in this post . The device's specs are as follows: 6.2-inch capacitive multitouch display with 720p resolution (1280 x 720) 1080p resolution output via HDMI when docked Custom Nvidia Tegra processor 32GB of internal storage microSDXC support for up to 2TB of additional storage (up to 256GB right now, since larger cards don’t yet exist) Game card slot (games will come on physical cards) Battery life of between 2.5 and 6 hours USB Type-C charging port 802.11ac Wi-Fi

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ROME (AP) — Taxi drivers in Rome, Milan and Turin are staging wildcat strikes to protest proposed Italian legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-sharing services.

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If you take a look at the “most funded games” section of Kickstarter, one major trend becomes immediately clear. During the initial boon of crowdfunding, the platform was seen by many as a lifeline for tiny studios making weird or risky new games. While smaller indie titles can still do well on Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms, the biggest success stories are titles that sit somewhere in between tiny indie teams and massive blockbusters.

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One of our most popular features over the past couple of years has been our paid apps gone free posts , in which we find a bunch of apps that normally cost money, but are temporarily on sale for free. Today, we're introducing a new feature where we round up the five most intriguing free games to arrive on the App Store each week. Thursday is when Apple refreshes the front page of the App Store with all of the new games and apps to launch that week, so look out for a new installment of this feature every Thursday. Digby Forever Help Digby dig, set off bombs, dodge cave-ins and evade a colourful cast of foes in Digby Forever - an explosive new endless digger from 3 Sprockets! Watch out for crazy monsters, lava, lasers and even cave-ins as you dig as deep as you can uncovering crystals. Mix up the game using powerful ability cards that change your experience in fun and unpredictable ways. Want to replace all lava with crystals? Want to skip the first 50m? Want to remove lasers from your game? How about double speed drilling? Do all of that and more with collectible ability cards that give you the power to play how you want. Key Game Features * Explosive action (seriously, so many explosions) * Intuitive controls - just swipe and tap! * Mix and match over 60 game-changing cards * Collect DigBots for extra gems * Unlock a huge range of characters and themes By the creators of PAC-MAN 256, Outfolded and the award winning Cubemen series! [ Download Digby Forever free on the App Store ] Dungeon and League Real time 3 vs 3 Multiplayer Action RPG on mobile! Now enjoy quick battles instantly on mobile, not PC! This game is a true evolution of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). Mobile-optimized short battles and ongoing character growth will make epic gaming experience! 40 Legendary fantasy heroes - Warrior, Archer, Wizard, Summoner, etc. Choose the character's job you want. - Tankers, close range dealers, long distance dealers, supporters, etc. Combine multiple classes to create your own team. - You can win more characters by winning the battle and winning the treasure chest. Endless Epic League in 6 Arenas - Win a fight against the user to reach the higher arena. - The higher the arena, the more characters and rewards you can get. - The higher you go, the stronger users are waiting for your challenge. - You can practice in the campaign mode or enjoy your solo playing. Users from all over the world are gathering to join this great arena. Grow your characters and take the league's throne! [ Download Dungeon and League free on the App Store ] GoMine.io Do you still remember the fun of playing classic Minesweeper game? Now it’s the time to challenge your Minesweeper skills against your friends and players all over the world! GoMine.io brings the fun and challenge of Minesweeper into a brand new level. You play against other player in real-time. You solve the puzzle with your skills. You can even deploy extra mines on the board to help you. And you win by opening more cells than your opponent. Enjoy the fun of GoMine.io now! [ Download GoMine.io free on the App Store ] Gunman Taco Truck Gunman Taco Truck is an action-packed drive across the post-apocalypse United States to reach the safe haven of Winnipeg, Canada, where there are no taco trucks and your family’s taco business can thrive. Getting to the safe towns is hectic but your truck is armed with weapons that blast mutants into taco fillings. In the towns you serve up the mutant scraps to struggling survivors who are more picky than they should be. Use money earned and scrap metal found to upgrade your truck and buy gas and supplies for the trip to the next town. [ Download Gunman Taco Truck free on the App Store ] Space Galaxy Rogue Classic arcade space shooter with rouge-like gameplay. Defeat wave after wave of space invaders, power up your spaceships and save the galaxy! Space Galaxy Rogue is everything you can expect from a classic Shoot 'Em Up with epic boss fights, multiple weapons and random wave generation - no game is like the other. So board your spaceship and defeat the alien invasion! Features * random wave generation * five different spaceships * epic boss fights * multiple spaceship upgrades * unique soundtrack * unlockable skins * achievements * social media share * online highscore * and big pixels! Check out the gameplay trailer at https://youtu.be/jRirRzcHDkY Space Galaxy Rogue can be played for free and supports in-app purchases. [ Download Space Galaxy Rogue free on the App Store ]

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First Verizon announced that it would begin offering a new unlimited data plan. Then T-Mobile upped its unlimited plan to keep up with Verizon. Now, Sprint is getting in on the action with an improved unlimited data plan that’s on par with Verizon and T-Mobile’s latest offerings.

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HMD Global's reported reboot of the Nokia 3310 at this month's Mobile World Congress could be a welcome relief in a crowded market, but the company will find it hard to stick to the phone's original concept in today's climate.

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The creators of Where Cards Fall have been teasing their new game for quite some time, initially announcing the project nearly a year ago. The game is a collaboration between Alto’s Adventure creator Snowman and new studio The Game Band, and today the developers have released a new trailer showcasing more of its solemn world. More importantly, we finally have details on when and where we’ll be able to play it: Where Cards Fall will be launching this fall on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and Steam.

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There's a remote chance we'll get a sneak peek of the iPhone 8, but you can definitely expect to see the software that will power Apple's 10th anniversary phone when the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off June 5. Apple CEO Tim Cook will kick off WWDC 2017 on June 5. This year's edition of WWDC will move out of San Francisco, where it's been held the last 14 year, and head down to San Jose, Calif., and the McEnery Convention Center.

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Today marks exactly five months since Apple first released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Five months since Apple officially changed its iPhone strategy, reusing the same design on a non-"S" model smartphone for the first time ever. Gadget blogs had a field day with all the leaks ahead of Apple's launch, and many sites labeled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus "boring" because their appearance was so similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Well, those boring new iPhones went on to quickly become the fastest selling smartphones in the world, just as most of us knew they would. I picked up both new iPhone models at launch, and I've had a current-generation iPhone in my pocket every day since then. Interestingly, however, it has become increasingly clear to me over that period that for the first time ever, there is a right iPhone to buy and a wrong iPhone. Apple was famously late to the game when it came to big-screen smartphones. Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone first popularized the new "phablet" category back in 2011, but Apple didn't join the party until 2014 when it launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Over the course of those three years, company executives deflected questions about the possibility of big-screen iPhones for the most part, though on occasion, an exec would say that Apple would not release a significantly larger iPhone until it could do so without compromising the user experience. Fast-forward to 2017, and it's the smaller of Apple's two flagship iPhones that makes all the compromises. I have not historically been a fan of large smartphones. I recognized and appreciated their place in the market ever since I ate crow after my original Galaxy Note review back in 2012. People wanted phones with bigger screens, though I maintain that most people who use phones with large screens would far prefer using a device with a smaller overall footprint. In 2017, we'll begin to see that transition take place thanks to a shift toward "all-screen" designs. But I digress. I personally have done my best to avoid phablets over the years. Because I use my phone so often with one hand, a gigantic phone like the Galaxy Note 5 or the iPhone 7 Plus is uncomfortable. The benefits of a device with a larger display have always been apparent to me, but there has never been enough to gain from a phablet to make me change my behavior and compromise. Then, the iPhone 7 Plus came along. I touched on this back in October when I wrote about switching from a smaller iPhone and using the iPhone 7 Plus for a month . Apple now sells several different iPhone models, but there is only one iPhone. The iPhone. The device that offers users the best and most complete experience Apple envisioned for smartphone users within the confines of current technological limitations. That iPhone is the iPhone 7 Plus. First and foremost, the iPhone 7 Plus has a battery that can actually make it through a full day of use on a single charge. iOS 10 has so many great features, but a number of them are quite hard on the iPhone's battery. If you have an iPhone 7, battery life is something you have no choice but to be overly aware of. You can either compromise your software experience by disabling power-hungry features, or you can compromise your hardware experience by getting a battery case (while there are some decent iPhone 7 battery cases out there that are slim , any battery case will inherently add bulk). When it comes to the iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, most users don't ever have to think about battery life. Unless you're spending the day navigating all over your city and tethering with your laptop at the same time, the battery in the 7 Plus can easily carry you through a full, busy day. There's no need to worry about battery cases, portable chargers or disabling iOS 10 features like "Hey Siri." With the iPhone 7 Plus, you can just use the phone. Next up is the 7 Plus display, which is so much better than the screen on the iPhone 7 that it's difficult to describe. The most glaringly obvious difference between the two phones is display size, but that's just the beginning. Apple stuck with the same resolutions on this year's flagship iPhones — 720p for the iPhone 7 and 1080p for the iPhone 7 Plus. While the result is two phones that fall well short of Android rivals in terms of pixel density, the disparity is really only noticeable on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 screen. Now, that's not to say it's a bad display, but graphics on the Full HD panel in the iPhone 7 Plus are significantly sharper than they are on the smaller flagship model. Colors seem a bit more vibrant as well, but that's likely a product of the improved image quality as opposed to actual color reproduction. Now we come to the second most glaringly obvious difference between the iPhone 7 Plus and the smaller iPhone 7: The camera. Both the iPhone 7 and the larger 7 Plus utilize the same rear-facing 12-megapixel Sony Exmor RS sensor, and both models include optical image stabilization (OIS). The 7 Plus, however, packs a second telephoto lens that serves two purposes. First, it enables a 2x optical zoom function — unlike digital zoom on other smartphones, this feature allows users to zoom in without degrading the photo at all. The second lens on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus also enables a feature Apple calls "Portrait Mode." By capturing photos with both lenses simultaneously and analyzing data from the resulting images, the iPhone 7 Plus can create a blurred background effect similar to what you get when shooting portraits with a DSLR camera. All of the magic happens instantly behind the scenes, and the results are beautiful. In the end, the iPhone 7 Plus is clearly the iPhone Apple wants in customers' hands. Yes, that's partially because Apple reportedly enjoys better margins with the Plus model and therefore makes more money on each unit sold. But it's also because the iPhone 7 Plus provides a much better overall user experience than the smaller iPhone 7. The only compromise with the iPhone 7 Plus is comfort, whereas the 4.7-inch flagship handset compromises several key areas of the iPhone experience.

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