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  • These are 7 cool Android apps you can’t get in the Play Store

    Featuring over a million Android apps, it's hard to argue that Google's Play Store doesn't have something for everyone. In fact, we often find that banned iOS apps get released without issue on Google Play. But did you know there are some interesting Android apps even Google doesn't want on its store? We showcase a few prominent examples. TubeMate Google really doesn't want you to download videos off YouTube. Unless it's via their official Android app (even then, it's only viewable via the app and some videos can't be downloaded), but we digress. For those wanting to download a video permanently (i.e. having...

  • Gorilla Glass 5 to save your phone from high drops?

    Chances are good that you've owned a mobile device with Corning's Gorilla Glass on the front. For the past few years, the company has been manufacturing the protective glass used in scores of smartphones and tablets around the world. In fact, Corning says its glass has been used on over 4.5 billion devices, over 1800 product models and by 40 brands. Now, the company has released its new generation Gorilla Glass 5, offering improved resistance against drops, it claims. Corning cited a study which found that over 85% of smartphone owners dropped their device at least once a year, The study also claimed...

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole special edition pays tribute to the Coon

    South Park: Stick of Truth was one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long time, albeit basic and full of fart jokes. It did hold true to the South Park style of things. This year's installment of the South Park franchise -- The Fractured But Whole -- will likely continue the fart humour, but reintroduces a few new gameplay mechanics, including turn-based combat. And for those who really love South Park, Ubisoft has announced a Special Edition collector's version of the game. The Amazon special bundle will include a steelbook, a game season pass as well as a...

  • Latest No Man’s Sky trailer showcases zany space-fighting mechanics

    The question I've been asking about No Man's Sky is "what exactly do you DO in No Man's Sky?"  The latest trailer series is perhaps Hello Games' answer, showing off what exactly gamers can expect within the game. Now that No Man's Sky is finally out of its development phase and into its final stretch before release in early August, its developer's flaunting its visual splendour and interesting gaming mechanics, including a dog-fighting sequence. If you've ever wanted to shoot down spaceships in a game that didn't have a Han Solo in it, this seems like the ticket. So far, the video...

  • The cancelled 3D Touch-toting Lumia McLaren gets full review

    Microsoft and Nokia's cancelled Lumia McLaren handset is perhaps one of the most disappointing stories in the history of the Windows Phone platform. You know, aside from the platform's lack of success in general. Cancelled just a few months before its late 2014 release, the McLaren offered an innovative 3D Touch feature that was unlike anything we've ever seen on a mobile device since. While Apple's take on 3D Touch required users to press down on the screen, leaks and video footage showed that the McLaren's take required users to hover their finger over the display instead. Now, Windows Central has managed...

  • Klocki and Arkham Underworld: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Looking to get your mobile game on? We've got four decent picks for you this week. Notable titles this week include Batman: Arkham Underworld and a head-scratcher in the form of Klocki. Disney Emoji Blitz (free - Android, iOS) One of the more prominent games this week (aside from Pokemon Go) is a standard match-three puzzle title from Disney. The title has you matching various Disney emoji pieces with each other, but also delivers power-ups and...

  • iPhone 7 news: iPhone clones are seriously difficult to spot

    iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, whatever. All we know is that there's a new iPhone arriving this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn't small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan's squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That's why we've decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likely to be the new iPhone 7 series. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple is planning an iPhone 6S upgrade, so...

  • Dual-camera toting Xiaomi Redmi Pro coming 27 July?

    Chinese juggernaut Xiaomi has announced an event for 27 July, but its latest post on Weibo may have shed more light on the unannounced wares. According to Gizmochina, Xiaomi wrote that one of the reveals will be called the Redmi Pro -- previous rumours had suggested the name Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. However, a Redmi Note 4 makes less sense, especially when the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has been out for just over six months. The name suggests that Xiaomi is looking to offer a device that slots in between the budget Redmi/Redmi Note line and the top-end Xiaomi Mi Note/Mi Note Pro...

  • Gravity Rush 2 heading to Europe on 30 November

    Once PlayStation Vita darling Gravity Rush launched on the PlayStation 4 late last year, but Sony has finally given the world a launch date for its home console successor. Gravity Rush 2 is heading to the PlayStation 4 in late November/early December 2016, according to Sony PlayStation's latest blog post. "Gravity Rush 2 marks the return of gravity shifters Kat and Raven (now a powerful ally), ex-cop Syd, and introduces a bevy of new characters," Sony Interactive Entertainment's Olivier Banal explains. Banal also promises the introduction of a "mysterious guardian angel" who will be the first new face of the series. "Angel...

  • 8 examples of smartphone computational photography we take for granted

    We all know that dedicated cameras tend to blow away mobile cameras for pure picture quality, but smartphones have a major draw-card in the form of computational photography. Instead of relying on large sensors and mechanical apertures, computational photography sees smartphones using their processing oomph to generate some interesting effects. Don't believe me? Then check out some of these examples... Dynamic HDR/exposure/flash Seen on the last few Microsoft/Nokia flagship phones, the Rich Capture technique allows you to adjust the level of HDR, exposure or camera flash after taking a photo. Available as a general "Rich Capture" toggle in the camera app, dynamic HDR takes place during the...