BlackBerry devices might not be the most popular these days, but they still have a loyal fanbase that deserves to receive proper software updates, when necessary. Latest info says a new firmware is seeding to the BlackBerry Priv. The version number changed to AAW068, although the security patch level remains unchanged. Given that there are no new visible new features or UI changes we are most likely looking at a critical vulnerability fix. Weighing a bit over 100 MB, the patch might have problems with verification, but you can follow the Source link below for instructions on…
Apple’s Siri-driven speaker has received its first public software update since launch…. Read the rest of this post here
Samsung’s transitioning its A-series from odd to even numbers for this year, and that’s so far brought us the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the A8+ (2018). An A6 and possibly an A6+ are on the way also, as evidenced by a couple of earlier GeekBench listings, and now we have a new episode in the A6’s development. A Samsung device with a product code SM-A600FN, which we speculate to be the A6, has received Wi-Fi certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. That would be the same SM-A600FN model from the benchmark database, though we’re yet to see confirmation on the actual name it will have for the…
Lineage 2: Revolution recently turned 100 days old. That’s not even one candle on a birthday cake – so you might be wondering why developer Netmarble is celebrating. Well, it’s because in that brief ‘hectoday’, Lineage 2: Revolution players have created over 10 million characters and played for over 170 million hours. That suggests the South Korean creators are doing something right. In honour of this, Netmarble has given the MMORPG an update, featuring new events and content.
Amazon is starting the week off right with a nice deal on a streaming box.
Amazon’s Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote is now on sale. The discount it’s getting is a significant one, but it’s only available for the rest of today, so you don’t have long to get it.
This Amazon Fire TV model is a small pendant that hangs from your TV’s HDMI port. This means that you can enjoy 4K Ultra HD content streamed to your TV without having a new box take up space on your entertainment center.
The Amazon Fire TV is also equipped with an Alexa Voice Remote. With Amazon’s assistant built in, you can use your voice to search for video content as well as control smart home devices. Smart home products from companies like Samsung SmartThings, Philips Hue, Nest, Wemo, and many more are supported.
To take advantage of this limited time sale, head on over to Amazon.
Bluehole PNIX has just recently added a brand new update that aims to sink even more competition and party antics into its arcade multiplayer, Mini Golf King.
Shrinking down the noble sport onto mobile, developer Bluehole PNIX adds in a fair share of whimsical features that you’re unlikely to find at your local Putt-Putt golf course. Bomb traps, accelerator pads, tube slides and swinging drawbridges are just a few of the obstacles you’ll encounter over 30 levels, adding just the right amount of zaniness to compliment its serene visuals and laid back gameplay.
I loved the idea of Flipping Legend [Free] ever since developer Matt Meyer showed us an early prototype of the game way back at GDC 2016, when the game was titled Flip Out. During the next year Meyer and artist Thomas Whetnall, the other half of Hiding Spot Games, hooked up with the good Canadian folks at Noodlecake Games who then showed us an updated version of the game at GDC 2017. That’s when I went from loving the idea of Flipping Legend to just straight up loving the game itself. Combining simple two-button controls with twitchy arcade hopping, Flipping Legend felt like just about a perfect iPhone game, and we loved it in our 5 star review and of course included it in our Top 100 Games of 2017 list. It’s flipping great! Well, a major update for Flipping Legend has been in the works since its release last June and today it has finally arrived in the App Store.
Version 2.0 of Flipping Legend includes a brand new environment called The Swamp as well as a brand new secret character with “a unique and difficult to master special ability.” Hmmmmmmmm. Gold costs to unlock characters and XP requirements to level up characters have both been reduced across the board, and they’ve also raised the level cap from 10 to 11, so now you’ll have an extra ability point to spend on your character upgrades. The IAP to remove ads in the game is also 50% off to celebrate the update, and if you’ve previously bought the ad removal prior to today’s update you’ll be rewarded with 10 free bronze chests for your loyalty. Just don’t be an idiot like me and open them all at once as the timed bonus effects (i.e. Double XP for 10 minutes) don’t stack so I lost out on utilizing some of those. I got a crap ton of gold though so I’m still a pretty happy camper. Finally, this version 2.0 update adds in support for the full screen of the iPhone X, and it looks absolutely glorious.
I really can’t recommend Flipping Legend enough. It’s one of those games that just feels like a natural fit on the touchscreen, and once you get comfortable with the mechanics there’s no better feeling that “getting in the zone” and flipping around like mad. It’s almost like you start playing at some subconscious level where your hands are doing things before your brain even has a chance to realize what’s happening. It’s so fun! Throw in a ton of playable characters and a progression system with upgradeable special abilities and unlockable skins for each and you have a game that’ll occupy your time for a long while. Plus it’s free! Just go download it already and check out the sweet new version 2.0 content in Flipping Legend.
Link to Forum Discussion: Flipping Legend (by Hiding Spot Games and Noodlecake)
Lenovo’s ZUK experiment may be over, but the company’s once thriving online-only arm hasn’t forgotten about the people who have purchased its devices. Case in point: the update to Android Oreo is now available for the ZUK Z2 Pro. This is a smartphone that launched in 2016 running Marshmallow, and was updated to Nougat last year. And now it starts 2018 with the latest tasty treat from Google, though modified by ZUK and infused with ZUI 3.5, the newest version of its overlay. The Oreo update is only available in China at the moment, and the stable release follows a beta testing phase…
Yet another Wall Street analyst firm has downgraded Apple’s stock, as sales expectations for the iPhone are set to disappoint this year.
According to CNBC, Atlantic Equities has become the second analyst company to lower its rating for Apple shares. It made the decision on Monday, downgrading shares to neutral from overweight.
The company believes that the tech giant will have a disappointing 2018 in terms of iPhone sales. Longbow Research made a similar action last week.
James Cordwell, an analyst at Atlantic, said he’s seeing “signs that iPhone demand is starting to soften, limited visibility into the potential for future iPhone cycles and emerging challenges to the smartphone’s dominance at the centre of consumer technology.”
In a client note, he said declining sales will have a negative impact on stock. Cordwell wrote: “We believe the stock’s multiple will compress, limiting upside potential.
He added that data points from the supply chain recently “turned negative.” Cordwell explained: “Tougher ASP comps and the lack of a volume ‘supercycle’ with the iPhone X will leave it difficult to build conviction in future cycles.”
“Meanwhile, there also appears potential that concerns could increase over Apple’s position at the centre of consumer technology, particularly given the growing consumer interest and rapid innovation in voice-based devices.”
Last week, Longbow Research lowered Apple’s stock amid fears that iPhone sales may begin to slip. Analysts at the firm predict that Apple will sell less iPhones in the 2018 financial year.
Shawn Harrison, who works at Longbow, unveiled these claims in a briefing. Harrison said his firm is “seeing only a good, not great iPhone cycle”.
He wrote: Apple found iPhone price elasticity with the introduction of the X blunting some demand. Reception of the iPhone 8/8Plus was lukewarm with Apple shifting production back toward the iPhone 7 as a result.”
He expects Apple to ship 233 million handsets this year, as opposed to the previous estimate of 238 million. Other analysts predict that the firm will ship 239 million iPhones in 2018.
Anyone paying attention to the state of the iOS 11 jailbreak as of late should already know about the LiberiOS semi-untethered jailbreak tool. Initially released back in December, LiberiOS utilizes the tfp0 exploit publicized by security researcher Ian Beer last year to pwn iOS 11.0-11.1.2 devices.
This weekend, LiberiOS received one of its first updates, bringing it up to version 11.0.3. Citing the tool’s developer, Jonathan Levin (@Morpheus______), the new version squashes a few bugs found in the previous release, among other things…. Read the rest of this post here
“LiberiOS jailbreak tool for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 receives an update, but still no Cydia” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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