Motorola is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the first mobile phone in the world with a sale. The device happened to be the Motorola DynaTAC – 13-inch tall, weighing 1.75 pounds and with no display of any sort. The company is offering discounts on select phones in the US. The Moto E series gets up to $ 40 off. The Moto G and X series get up to $ 100 off. Finally, the Moto Z series gets up to $ 150 off. These discounts are only available on select models in the series and vary depending upon the variant you choose. So, for example, while the 64GB Moto G5s Plus gets $ 100 off, the…
Apple launched the iPhone X at $ 999, and some people jokingly said that it should be made of gold for that price. The Russian luxury company Caviar took the statement to heart and had been introducing various versions of the flagship, including one with a meteorite-coated body and a variant with over 300 precious stones. The latest product by Caviar is called iPhone X Putin Golden Age and celebrates Vladimir Putin’s win at the Russian elections last week where over 76% of the citizens voted for him. Instead of having a fancy sticker or a bumper case, Caviar has rebuilt the…
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are officially hitting stores tomorrow — though they’re already in the hands of some pre-order customers — and to celebrate, T-Mobile decided to try and set some Guinness World Records. A video posted by T-Mobile today shows the carrier setting two Guinness World Records using the Samsung Galaxy S9. The first tasks a water skier with setting the record for fastest text on a touchscreen mobile phone while … [read full article]
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On the occasion of Mario day, Google has teamed up with Nintendo to bring Mario to Google Maps. Starting today “Mario Time” is available on Google Maps for Android and iOS devices and Mario will accompany you on all your drives Google Maps this week. To get started with the “Mario Time,” you need to enter Mario Time, for that tap on the yellow “?” icon that is available in the bottom right of the Google Maps app post the latest update. Once you tap on the Yellow ‘?’ icon, you ’ll then see a prompt to enable Mario Time. Once it is enabled, you will see the Mario driving a Mario Kart vehicle on the Google Maps navigation arrow. Google says that Mario will be a “constant companion” during the entire week and the icon will be visible in Google Maps on every route you take while using the app. The Google Maps with Mario time for iOS and Android is currently rolling out to everyone and will be available for the next seven days. Source
Mario can chaperone you to you destination in Google Maps for the next week!
March 10 is Mario Day (Mar10) and Google is getting in on the action. In collaboration with Nintendo, Google Maps has a fun new character to your driving directions. When you’re ready to go, tap the Prize Block question mark in the bottom right corner to trigger Mario Time.
When you tap Let’s-A-Go! your GPS marker will turn into Mario driving his familiar racer from Mario Kart. He travels along the route with you until you arrive.
The cutest part is the animation and audio that goes along with the Easter egg. When you tap the Prize Block, you hear the coin sound effect. When you tap Let’s-A-Go, Mario says, “Woo hoo! Let’s-a go!.” While you’re driving, his racer bounces along just like it does in Mario Kart. When you arrive at your destination, Mario gives a “Woo hoo!” and pumps his fist in the air.
Google reminds everyone to drive safe.
Just remember to practice safe driving on the road—we don’t encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life!
Nintendo’s first big mobile game had a fantastic reveal when it was shown off at an Apple event and Tim Cook said Mario would be coming to the App Store. Since launch, Super Mario Run [Free] has seen a few discounts for the IAP and it has also seen quite a bit of post launch support with content. Super Mario Run wasn’t a mindblowing runner but it was quite a bit of fun initially. It also featured a single IAP to unlock the full game and anyone can try out a few levels for free. The content updates so far have included new buildings, new characters, levels, an in game music player and more.
March 10th is Mario Day and Nintendo intends to celebrate this in Super Mario Run by offering a 50% discount on the in app purchase. Unlike Nintendo’s mobile games based on the Fire Emblem or Animal Crossing brands, Super Mario Run has a single IAP that unlocks the full game. It sadly still uses a persistent internet connection if that is something you care about. Beginning March 10th, Super Mario Run will have its IAP at 50% off. If you’ve recently gotten it and have wanted to pay less than the asking price of $ 9.99, you should wait until March 10th. The discount will run until March 25th so that’s two weeks. The official website also lists the prices in various currencies if you’d rather check the whole list out there instead of your local App Store.
I wonder if they will do anything else in game around Mario Day or whether the rumoured Super Mario Odyssey DLC will have anything happening inside Super Mario Run at the same time as a cross promotion event. If you do plan on taking advantage of the Mario Day sale or just feel like talking about Super Mario Run in 2018 use our forum thread and Discord server.
One week after launching an Instacart promotion for Apple Pay users, Apple’s latest offer for Apple Pay customers is $5 off movie tickets with ticketing service Fandango.
To get the discount, Apple said that you’ll have to order two or more movie tickets in a single transaction within the Fandango app [Direct Link] or on Fandango.com, enter the promo code “STARPOWER” at checkout, and then choose Apple Pay to complete the order to receive $5 off the total.
The promo is tied into the upcoming 90th Academy Awards ceremony and aimed at moviegoers planning on heading to the theater this weekend, expiring on Sunday, March 4. Apple also encourages customers to “Look the part” for their movie night and use Apple Pay at Barneys New York and Ulta Beauty. The company also continues to promote Apple Pay Cash, this time as a solution for you to pay back your friend for the Fandango promotion, since one person has to make the order in a single transaction.
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Today is the Pokemon Day – it’s the date the original Pokemon game was released back in 1996. And there are different happenings right now to celebrate the birth of the worldwide phenomenon. Niantic is celebrating the day by adding a Pikachu with a party hat just for today. This is not the first occurrence of the party creature, but the ones caught today will come with a special new Present move. Triple stardust will come with each Pikachu you capture on this day, too. Niantic has also partnered with Snapchat for special Pokemon lenses made of the starter creatures, and Bulbasaur…
When open-world games were becoming all the rage in the 2000s, Burnout Paradise stitched the concept beautifully into a city-wide racing title that featured a wide range of tracks, game modes, and vehicles, and delivered more fun per mile than competing arcade driving games at the time. 10 years on, it’s making a comeback in the form of a 4K 60fps remaster for PS 4 Pro and Xbox One X – along with 1080p revamps for older versions. The multiplayer action, original soundtrack, eight DLC packs, and all 150 vehicles are along for the ride. From the comparison images showing…
There are tons of games on the App Store that appeal to either more casual or more hardcore gamers. Very few play brilliantly and appeal to all kinds of gamers as well as Reigns does. Reigns [$ 2.99] from Devolver Digital alongwith the sequel Reigns: Her Majesty [$ 2.99] are fantastic experiences and two of my favourite iOS games ever. If you aren’t familiar with these games at all, imagine an RPG lite experience where your main gameplay is akin to swiping through the Tinder app. Now Devolver Digital and Reigns Announced that they have crossed 2 million players. To celebrate this, they are offering the bundle with both games at a discount. Check it out on the App Store here.
The big news is that if you bought either Reigns game at full price, you get the other one for a big discount (this varies by region) through this bundle. The way bundles work on the App Store, you end up paying the difference if you bought a single item in a bundle at a price lower than the total bundle cost. The Reigns: King & Queen Bundle is $ 2.99 right now for those who don’t own either game which is a big discount (even free depending on region) over the regular price. Check out our reviews of both games here and here. We also interviewed Jim Guthrie about Reigns: Her Majesty’s music. Out of all the games designed from the ground up for mobile, the Reigns games and the lost phone games are easily my favourite. You can tell that while they are available on non mobile platforms as well, they’re more immersive and play best on mobile. You can also see some other player impressions for both Reigns games on our forum threads for them here and here.