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lg g6 international giveaway! - android authority

welcome to the sunday giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new android phone each and every sunday!a big congratulations to last week’s google pixel international giveaway winner: charles h. (usa).this week we are giving away a brand new lg g6!the lg g6 features a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2880 display with a unique 18:9 aspect ratio, a qualcomm snapdragon 821 processor, 4 gb of ram, and either 32 or 64 gb of on board storage. it also has two 13 mp rear-facing cameras which can be used with a regular or wide-angle view, as well as an ip68 rating for dust and water resistance.want to learn more about the lg g6? check out some related coverage below:enter giveawaylg g6 international giveaway!more giveawayswinners galleryterms & conditionsthe...




android pay us bank and credit union list expands with 24 new additions

android pay officially launched just over two years ago on september 11, 2015, but google’s mobile payment service continues to add new banks and credit unions in the united states. this week, google’s support page for android pay added 24 new financial institutions in the us that now support the service, bringing the total number up to 996. yes, that means close to 1,000 banks and credit unions now support android pay in this country.see also:how to use android pay – what is it, what banks support it?how to use android pay – what is it, what banks support it?5 days agohere are the newest additions to the android pay family:bank of idahobeehive federal credit unioncitizens bank (wi)community national bank & trust of texasduke univers...




opinion: are ads the bane or saviour of modern tech?

some adverts can be fun, others slightly questionable, but generally we just accept them as the price to pay for a free something. google, facebook, and a huge range of other free-to-use services make their money from advertisements, and we’re largely ok with this state of affairs. ads are also a part of modern music and video streaming packages, and even appear inside our apps. ads can be found almost everywhere in today’s tech, and they often seem like an acceptable price to pay. after all, we don’t have to click on them, right?however, failing click-rates and price pressure has overseen the growth of more effective targeted advertising. as well as serving us ads, these same companies collect a huge range of data on us to improve the...




htc will still make phones - but should it bother?

i’m not a ceo, nor do i play one on tv. but that didn’t stop me last week from telling tcl what’s what about the palm brand. nor, will it stop me from talking about htc and where its focus should be. if you haven’t been watching the feeds, welcome back. google has done its best university of alabama impression and thrown some steak dinners and escorts at htc, its new starting quarterback. i don’t watch football – that’s still a thing right? anyway, google picked up a few good men and women from htc, plus some intellectual property, for the bargain price of 1.1 billion dollars, also known as “the revenue google acquired in the time it took to write this article”.google has bought a really solid team of engineers and research...




google and amazon need to learn to get along

google and amazon have a funny relationship with each other. amazon’s line of tablets, the kindle fire series, are powered by a heavily skinned android operating system. and yet, amazon has long maintained its own app ecosystem, and pitted it against the play store. noticeably absent from amazon’s app store is anything having to do with google – maps, gmail, youtube, etc. on the other side, google devices, like the chromecast, don’t work with amazon hardware. for a cord-cutter like me, who loves amazon’s various services, this can be a little frustrating.but it’s not all bad. recently, amazon released its instant video app into the google play store, eliciting an enormous sigh of relief from this amazon user in particular. though...




10 best mobas for android

mobas are a relatively newer gaming genre on mobile. for those who don’t know, moba stands for mobile online battle arena. they came from a huge following on pc which includes the likes of league of legends and dota 2. the genre is so popular that many sites cover it like a sport and teams can compete for actual cash prizes. the moba market on android isn’t big, but there are a few decent titles to choose from. here are the best mobas for android!do you like playing online with other people? here are some more multiplayer games! 15 best mmorpgs on android3 days ago 15 best android multiplayer gamesmay 13, 2017ace of arenasprice: free with in-app purchasesdownload on google playace of arenas is a fairly run-of-the-mill moba. that mak...




pokemon playhouse, a completely free game for kids is now available

the pokemon company today announced that its newest game, pokemon playhouse is now available for android. the company has been entertaining us for the better part of 20 years and has been responsible for my personal all-time favorite game series. now, it’s looking to entertain an entirely new generation with this new game.sadly, this game won’t appeal to gamers who have followed the series for the majority of its life. but, it will appeal to kids like my five-year-old that think pikachu is the cutest thing ever. if the term “ev training” means anything to you, you’re probably too old for this one.see also:the best games like pokemon for androidthe best games like pokemon for androidseptember 20, 2016pokemon playhouse is narrated by...




10 best alarm clock apps for android

we as humans only have many things in common. we all eat, sleep, use the restroom and, usually, we all wake up after going to sleep. the alarm clock is a ubiquitous fixture in the bedroom and smartphones serve that purpose for a ton of people. sometimes, the stock alarm clock app just doesn’t cut and you need something better. thus, we have put together a list of the best alarm clock apps for android!get more of your life in order with these excellent app lists! 10 best sleep tracker apps for androidjuly 23, 2017 10 best to do list apps for androidmarch 20, 2017alarm clock for heavy sleepersprice: free / $1.99download on google playalarm clock for heavy sleepers is a simple, but effect app. you can set an unlimited number of alarms. addi...




10 best mobas for android

mobas are a relatively newer gaming genre on mobile. for those who don’t know, moba stands for mobile online battle arena. they came from a huge following on pc which includes the likes of league of legends and dota 2. the genre is so popular that many sites cover it like a sport and teams can compete for actual cash prizes. the moba market on android isn’t big, but there are a few decent titles to choose from. here are the best mobas for android!do you like playing online with other people? here are some more multiplayer games! 15 best mmorpgs on android2 days ago 15 best android multiplayer gamesmay 13, 2017ace of arenasprice: free with in-app purchasesdownload on google playace of arenas is a fairly run-of-the-mill moba. that mak...




android pay us bank and credit union list expands with 24 new additions

android pay officially launched just over two years ago on september 11, 2015, but google’s mobile payment service continues to add new banks and credit unions in the united states. this week, google’s support page for android pay added 24 new financial institutions in the us that now support the service, bringing the total number up to 996. yes, that means close to 1,000 banks and credit unions now support android pay in this country.see also:how to use android pay – what is it, what banks support it?how to use android pay – what is it, what banks support it?4 days agohere are the newest additions to the android pay family:bank of idahobeehive federal credit unioncitizens bank (wi)community national bank & trust of texasduke univers...




htc will still make phones - but should it bother?

i’m not a ceo, nor do i play one on tv. but that didn’t stop me last week from telling tcl what’s what about the palm brand. nor, will it stop me from talking about htc and where its focus should be. if you haven’t been watching the feeds, welcome back. google has done its best university of alabama impression and thrown some steak dinners and escorts at htc, its new starting quarterback. i don’t watch football – that’s still a thing right? anyway, google picked up a few good men and women from htc, plus some intellectual property, for the bargain price of 1.1 billion dollars, also known as “the revenue google acquired in the time it took to write this article”.google has bought a really solid team of engineers and research...




samsung galaxy s8 active: why?

why does the samsung galaxy s8 active exist? don’t get me wrong, there is always something good about having choice in the android space, but more so than any other year before it, this active version of the original galaxy s smartphone seems redundant. the active line used to bring some different features underneath a dramatically different design which set it apart, but now it feels outdated. in this piece, we’re going to look at a few of the reasons why i personally think the active line has lost its way.see also:lg v30 vs samsung galaxy note 8 quick looklg v30 vs samsung galaxy note 8 quick look3 weeks agoi used to be a huge proponent of this version of samsung’s flagship lineup. back at e3 2015, the galaxy s6 active was what was o...




here's how we're already living in 1984

in the real 1984, a good time was had by all. transformers was just airing on tv. the nes was out in japan. arnie and stallone were making some of the best films ever put on celluloid.but when people refer to 1984, they often aren’t talking about the ‘actual’ year at all. instead, they’re probably talking about the fictional 1984, as it was depicted by george orwell in the novel of the same name. but given the times in which we now live, fact has become stranger than fiction.orwell’s 1984 presents a dystopian future, a totalitarian state ruled by a party called ingsoc, where the public are controlled and spied upon to an extreme degree. privacy and individualism are things of the past, as is free speech and even free thought. in or...




5 best final fantasy games on android

final fantasy is one of the most popular gaming franchises ever. it’s been around since the 80’s and there are dozens of games in the series. as it turns out, some of them are on mobile. we can help you find the very best ones. here are the best final fantasy games on android. final fantasy xv: pocket edition is coming out soon. assume that’ll be on the list when it comes out.here are some more game lists featuring final fantasy and other rpgs! 10 best strategy rpgs and tactical rpgs on androidaugust 13, 2017 15 best rpgs for androidmarch 12, 2017console ported final fantasy gamesprice: $7.99 - $20.99download on google playsquare enix ported many of its console final fantasy games to mobile. that includes many from the main series. t...




instagram adds face filters to live video streaming sessions

starting today, you can add face filters to your live videos, which you can share as a replay to stories once they’ve ended.see also:15 best photo editor apps for android15 best photo editor apps for androidjuly 27, 2017the new instagram update is the company’s latest effort to expand its ar-based face filters, which gained mainstream traction initially through snapchat. according to the company’s official blog, starting today, users will be able to add face filters to their live videos simply by tapping the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during their broadcast. as you may have guessed, you can change the selected filter during your live streaming session, and once you’re done, you still have the option to either di...




huawei mate 10 lite may have already been revealed as maimang 6 in china

sometimes chinese smartphone companies launch a new handset in its native country under one name, and then make it available to the rest of the world under another branding. that appears to be the case with the newly announced huawei maimang 6. the phone will go on sale in china first, but is likely to be sold under the mate 10 lite brand outside the country later this fall.see also:huawei mate 10 series: release date and pricehuawei mate 10 series: release date and price4 weeks agothe huawei maimang 6 has a large 5.9-inch 1,080 x 2,160 display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. it also has huawei’s in-house octa-core kirin 659 processor inside running at at 2.36 ghz, along with 4 gb of ram and 64 gb of storage, plus a 3,340 mah battery. the pho...




pokemon playhouse, a completely free game for kids is now available

the pokemon company today announced that its newest game, pokemon playhouse is now available for android. the company has been entertaining us for the better part of 20 years and has been responsible for my personal all-time favorite game series. now, it’s looking to entertain an entirely new generation with this new game.sadly, this game won’t appeal to gamers who have followed the series for the majority of its life. but, it will appeal to kids like my five-year-old that think pikachu is the cutest thing ever. if the term “ev training” means anything to you, you’re probably too old for this one.see also:the best games like pokemon for androidthe best games like pokemon for androidseptember 20, 2016pokemon playhouse is narrated by...




are smartphones still getting faster? does moore's law still apply?

moore’s law predicts that the number of transistors used on dense integrated circuits will double year on year. the theory belongs to gordon moore, who co-founded intel and who had observed this trend up to that point in 1965.often though, this prediction has been extrapolated to apply to all technology. that is to say, that it is generally accepted that the rate of technological improvement should double, year on year.consider the smart phone that’s likely in your pocket. that device is hugely more powerful than a computer even just a few years old. it is millions of times more powerful than the computers at nasa that sent astronauts 356,000km across space from earth to the moon. that’s pretty incredible.the smart phone in your pocket...




android pay us bank and credit union list expands with 24 new additions

android pay officially launched just over two years ago on september 11, 2015, but google’s mobile payment service continues to add new banks and credit unions in the united states. this week, google’s support page for android pay added 24 new financial institutions in the us that now support the service, bringing the total number up to 996. yes, that means close to 1,000 banks and credit unions now support android pay in this country.see also:how to use android pay – what is it, what banks support it?how to use android pay – what is it, what banks support it?3 days agohere are the newest additions to the android pay family:bank of idahobeehive federal credit unioncitizens bank (wi)community national bank & trust of texasduke univers...




google's new trade-in program can bag you up to $388 off a pixel

google has launched a trade in program via its online store ahead of the anticipated launch of the google pixel 2. the program allows customers to hand over an existing smartphone to save up to $388 on a google pixel or pixel xl (though the pixel 2 will likely be added once it’s available) from a list of eligible devices.this is how it works: when you click the “buy” button on the google pixel page at the google store, you will be taken to the configuration options (color, storage size etc) where you can click the “trade in your phone” button to visit the trade in page. from here, you can select from one of the six manufacturers whose phones are currently available for trade in, and then proceed to select the individual device you...