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Sensor Tower: Mixi, Tencent, and Netflix were 2017's top grossers in mobile

8 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Mixi's mobile game Monster Strike was the top grossing app in 2017, according to mobile data and insights company Sensor Tower. The caveat, though, is that Google Play isn't available in China - the stomping grounds of tech giant Tencent, which recently released its hit title Honor of Kings with the name Arena of Valor in the West. In outside gaming, Netflix's app was the highest earner, dethroning Spotify, which sat at No. 1 in 2016.
The mobile market generated $58.6 billion last year , thanks mostly to games. The category accounted for $48.3 billion of spending, and many of the top...
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Google removes over 60 apps and games from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

Google removes over 60 apps and games from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

8 monthes ago   |   By Phandroid

For parents giving their children Android smartphones or tablets, it's tough to make sure they're not being exposed to things they shouldn't be seeing. Even when you think you're doing the right thing by sticking to children's apps and games, you still have to be vigilant.
Take this story from security research firm Check Point who discovered pornographic ads had crept into apps and games for children, some that have been downloaded over a million times. The malicious bug responsible - known as AdultSwine - was found in 60 apps/games, some of which directly targeting children. Games based...
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New Apple iPhone XS Max estimated production costs revealed

New Apple iPhone XS Max estimated production costs revealed

At $1,099 for the base model and an eye-watering $1,499 for the range-topping 512GB variant, the iPhone XS Max is Apple's most expensive iPhone ever. And today, in new... Read more ...

Budget-friendly LG K30 lands at Boost Mobile for $150

Budget-friendly LG K30 lands at Boost Mobile for $150

T-Mobile and Amazon are already selling the LG K30 in the United States, so it's no surprise that Sprint has decided to offer the affordable smartphone through its prepaid... Read more ...

Apple Watch Series 4 models contain batteries that are nearly 20% smaller

Apple Watch Series 4 models contain batteries that are nearly 20% smaller

Following in the footsteps of the new iPhone XS, which includes a smaller battery than last year's iPhone X, the new Apple Watch Series 4 models include significantly smaller... Read more ...

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing modem secrets and passing them to Intel...

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing modem secrets and passing them to Intel for new iPhone chips

Qualcomm is back with another claim in the complex Apple vs. Qualcomm battle , as the latter has accused Apple of stealing “vast swaths” of its confidential information and... Read more ...

Google Voice update brings option to make and take calls over Wi-Fi

Google Voice update brings option to make and take calls over Wi-Fi

It's not yet official, but it looks like Google Voice Wi-Fi calling is now being rolled out to more Android users. Up until now, Google Voice would redirect calls through... Read more ...

TechInsights Publishes Apple A12 Die Shot: Our Take

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As is custom by now every year, we look forward to TechInsights teardown of the latest new mobile SoCs. This time around we're delighted to see a new die shot of the new Apple... Read more ...

Monster Hunter: Stories lands on Android and iOS devices

Monster Hunter: Stories lands on Android and iOS devices

Capcom's most successful Monster Hunter game made its debut on consoles and PC back in January and August, respectively. Today, the Japanese publisher launched a Monster Hunter... Read more ...

Pixel 3's Camera App Likely To Feature Greater Google Lens Integration

Pixel 3's Camera App Likely To Feature Greater Google Lens Integration

I n short: It's now expected the Camera app shipped with the upcoming Google Pixel 3 smartphones will feature a more integrated version of Google Lens. Thereby, decreasing the... Read more ...

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Back when the new iPhone XS, Max and Xr were announced on September 12, one specialized radio connectivity performance blog raised the alarm that they might have issues with... Read more ...

Jaybird Tarah is an all-star wireless workout earbud for wired holdouts

Jaybird Tarah is an all-star wireless workout earbud for wired holdouts

The tug-of-war between wired and wireless headphones has finally started to lean in wireless' favor - but, as headphone company CEOs will tell you, there are still some who... Read more ...