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Mobile phone tops the list of the most used gadgets by us every day. Right from the mail which can close a million-dollar deal to making the long distant video call, we rely on mobile phones very much. It can turn out very bad if these devices are left unprotected. There are various security apps other than antivirus apps which can help us to keep our mobile phones and the data stored in it to be safe and secure.


Some of the top security apps for Android phones are listed below:

 

Applock



This app is life-saver for many people. It works like the vault in banks. You can keep your photos and videos locked under it. Also, users can lock other apps such as Gmail, mobile and online casino gaming apps, internet banking apps and so on using Applock. You can use a secret PIN to access the files and apps. By this way, your mobile phone will have two layers of security. This app is available in the Google Play Store for free.


DuckDuckGo Search and Stories



In the world of internet where major conglomerates make use of the personal data of people, DuckDuckGo is a gem. This is a search engine like Google and Bing, but it does not track what you search online. If you are concerned about private companies accessing the information you surf on the internet, then DuckDuckGo is the perfect solution.

 

Find My Device by Google



Find My Device was earlier named as Android Device Manager. This app will help you to find your mobile phone. It can show you the location of the phone and you can also make the phone ring using this app. You can also remotely lock and erase the information stored on the phone. It does not have any ads and in-app purchases which makes it clutter free.


Firefox Focus



Firefox Focus is one of the most secure browsers out there. The app can be used to remove the advertisements and trackers to some extent ensuring more private browsing. The best part is that this app is also free.


Glass Wire



Glass Wire is one of the new best apps to track the data consumption effectively. It has the options for the players to see the data usage in terms of days, weeks, months and by individual apps. This can help the users to find any irregular activity of the apps in the background.


Resilio Sync



Resilio Sync will help you to create a safe cloud storage of your own. You can turn your PC or desktop into a cloud storage. In simple terms, it is like Google Drive. It can help the users in keeping the data under their control rather than trusting private companies.


LastPass



LastPass helps the users to save multiple sensitive passwords and restore it to the respective sites. All the passwords will be locked with a master password. This really helps if you visit a lot of sites or handle multiple accounts.



Jackpot Fruity has come up with the list of the above-mentioned non-antivirus apps which provide top security for all Android phones. Since the rate of cybercrime is increasing, security in mobile phones should be taken seriously as they contain sensitive data.



Android smartphones continue to get better each year with better cameras, faster processors and new apps.  Many of these phones are also much cheaper.  This does it make it difficult when choosing an Android smartphone.  This article will look at some of the top Android phones to buy.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

 


The Samsung Galaxy S8 is considered the best Android smartphone and comes with a 5.8 inch screen.  The display is large and fills almost the entire face of the phone.  It has a great processor, loads of storage space, a slot for an SD card and it is fully waterproof.  The camera takes high quality photos and videos.  Some reviews have said the phone may be a bit overwhelming, but Samsung has added many features into this phone which means there is a feature for everyone.  The phone is aesthetically appealing filled with great features and is a great choice for a wide range of users.  It may be advisable to spend a bit more to get the Galaxy S8+, which is a bit bigger and has more battery life.  A drawback of this phone is that the fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the phone and the facial recognition does not work as well as expected. 

 

LG V30

 


The LG V30 is a great phone and takes over from the G6.  The V30 is designed using metal and glass, but is slimmer and has subtle curves.  The phone is easy to hold even though it has a 6 inch display.  Internally the phone is well made, comes with a great camera and is ideal for playing the online Blackjack Canada has to offer.  Even though the pixels are small the standard shooter takes exceptional photos and the secondary shooter comes with a wide angle camera.  The LG software is easy to use and this phone does all the necessary basics really well and looks good.  There is also a V30+ available which has more storage space which makes it more value for money.  The built-in quad DAC makes great sound, better than most phones.  It's a pricey phone, but offers good value for money.

 

OnePlus 5

 


The OnePlus 5 comes with the latest Android OS, 7.1 Nougat and Snapdragon 835 CPU and has been compared to the iPhone X.  It has a rear and front camera.  It has received rave reviews for being the best Android phone and the Chinese manufacturer of this phone has made improvements from the OnePlus 3 and 3T.  The OnePlus 5 comes with a slick design and loads of power.  The display, AMOLED, is vibrant and bright and has a fast fingerprint scanner.  It does not have a micro SD card and the battery life is not great, generally lasts for about a day, but the price is worth it considering the features. 

 

HTC U11

 


The HTC U11 comes with a 5.5 inch 2 K display which allows for great quality videos and has 4GB RAM and a Snapdragon 835 CPU.  It has squeezable sides that allows for quick launching of apps.  The camera, although only a 12MP takes good quality photos from the back and the front camera has a 16MP camera. The HTS U11 has Liquid Surface design and offers two colours at the same time, a unique and fun feature of this phone.

 

Blackberry KEYone

 


The BlackBerry KEYone may be a strange inclusion on this list, but this phone is efficient and has great battery life.  It has a 635 Snapdragon chip and it has a keyboard which will appeal to some users.  It is a great phone and also comes with a good camera.



In what was the worst quarter for Samsung Mobiles in the last two years, the tech giant has experienced a decrease of 96% in operating profits in Q3 2016, as compared to Q3 2015. It doesn't take a genius to guess that the recalling (twice) of the Galaxy Note 7 and its subsequent discontinuation due to mysterious hazardous threats that it posed to the customers are the main culprits behind such a disastrous financial quarter. That being said, Samsung is still the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world and significantly ahead of Apple, with a market share of twenty percent in the quarter!


According to Melissa Chau of IDC, "Samsung's market dominance in the third quarter was unchallenged in the short term even with this high-profile Galaxy Note 7 recall, but the longer term impact on the Samsung brand remains to be seen."


"If the first recall was a stumble for Samsung, the second recall of replacement devices face-planted the Note series. In a market that is otherwise maturing, Christmas has come early for vendors looking to capitalize with large-screened flagship alternatives like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel."


According to IDC, 72 million of the 363 million smartphones sold in this quarter were manufactured by Samsung. The report from Strategy Analytics differs slightly (75 million out of 375 million handsets sold) but still clearly depicts the strong presence of Samsung in the global smartphone business, in spite of the embarrassing episode with the Galaxy Note 7.


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Samsung featured as top smartphone vendor in the world in the third quarter of 2015 and the arch rival Apple is following them, as per latest report from research organisation, Digitimes Research. While the South Korean tech giant acquired 25.6% market share in Q3, the iPhone maker managed to get 14.5% share.


This is actually quite obvious considering Samsung ships a very large variety of handsets - from the entry level to the mid-range along with good number of flagship models as well. We can be sure that they have a far larger market share, and that makes Apple's iPhone sales all the more impressive (since it is a fact that there is no such thing as a cheap current generation unlocked iPhone).


As for the rest of the top 5 smartphone makers in the world, they are Huawei standing at 7.4%, Lenovo at fourth position with 4.8% and LG is just behind Lenovo's share with 4.5% of the market. Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has come to 6th spot with 3.8% market share, whereas Sony and Microsoft far away with 2% and 1.7% share, respectively. Last quarter we saw 331.9 million smartphones shipped internationally, and this also shows that there is a year-on-year increase of 7.7%.


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If you are not a tech-enthusiast, then the chances are that you are probably confused by all that's available in the market and the choices are indeed plenty. This list will help you find the most powerful processors on offer. On the other hand, even if you are a tech-enthusiast, you would appreciate this list as AnTuTu has finally revealed the chipsets that are on the top of the food chain. Keep in mind that most of the processors that are used in mobile phones today were put through the benchmark multiple times before the conclusions were drawn.


As expected, the latest Snapdragon 820 chip from Qualcomm leads the pack with a whopping score of 136383. The Apple A9 chip lags behind ever so slightly at the second position with 132657. The Exynos 8890 chipset powering the international variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is in the third position by an even narrower margin with a score of 129865. After that, the difference between the chipsets become much more obvious as the Kirin 950 scored 92746, followed by the older Exynos 7420, which scored 86652. Last year's troubled but powerful flagship processor, the SD 810 still holds its own at the 6th position over the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset. The Apple A8 is in the 8th position with 79100, but the difference between the A8 and the SD 650, which is at number 9 with 78979, is negligible. The Snapdragon 808 from Qualcomm just makes the cut at the last position with a respectable 68508.


As you can see from the list, Qualcomm is absolutely dominating the smartphone market with its mobile CPUs and have even managed to dethrone the mighty Apple A9 chip from its number one position. We will just have to wait and see if Apple can come up with something even better when they release the iPhone 7 later this year.

 

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Nexus 5X was rolled out to the market as a part of Google's 7th gen Nexus smartphones (along with the Nexus 6P), in October 2015 as the descendant of the Nexus 5 from 2013.


Both Nexus 5 and the 5X are made by LG, but 5X is way ahead of what the predecessor was at the time of launch: though it is established that the Nexus 5 was a high-end smartphone, the Nexus 5X has been built as per 2015 and 2016 standards, like of a mid-range device. In addition to this, at launch, the Nexus 5X will cost more than 5. Here are the reasons that make this phone the best mid-range smartphone currently available in the US:


  • The Nexus 5X is powered by stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow (now upgraded to 6.0.1) which will give you unparalleled Google experience

  • The fingerprint scanner, known as the Nexus Imprint is the fastest scanner out there.

  • Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P also sport the same rear camera sensor: a 12.3 MP Sony IMX377 one with more-than-conventional pixels (1.55 μm), laser auto focus, and 4K video recording.

  • It has got USB Type-C port, the 2700 mAh non-removable battery that gets fully charged in an hour and hour; enough to last for a day.

  • Google Nexus 5X boasts a 5.2-inch IPS screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels and 423 ppi, which is quite sharp.

  • The 16GB variant will cost $299 and the 32GB variant would cost $349.


 


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OpenSignal Inc. thrive on smartphone statistics and took the time to plot Android Brand fragmentation. It was a Huge undertaking as the dominant smartphone platform has splintered in many different ways.

 

First off is that Android devices are made by a myriad of manufacturers. Samsung was by far the biggest with 43% market share and 12 of the 13 most popular devices. Despite the domination, the company's market share has actually slipped, last year it had 47.5% of the market.

 

Android brand fragmentation 2014

 

Sony comes in a distant second with 4.8% market share. There's a large number of old Sony devices out there, some dating from the Sony Ericsson days. LG and Motorola also have decently-sized shares. Huawei and Lenovo are doing okay too, keep in mind new Motorolas will soon be counted towards Lenovo's share.

 

 

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Wear

 

Wearables market is still new but Samsung is still dominating it.. According to a chart made by Jeeq Data LLC that tracks which products are the top sellers in several categories at specific retailers, a bit more than one out of every three smartwatches/fitness bands that was sold by Best Buy in April was branded with the Samsung name.

 

More specifically, 33.94% of these devices were manufactured by the Korean firm. Best Buy offers a wide assortment of Samsung timepieces including the stand-alone Samsung Gear S, which it sells with an AT&T voice and data plan. It also sells the Samsung Gear Fit, which is a combination of smartwatch and fitness band. The Samsung Gear 2 and the Samsung Gear 2 Neo are both available, as well.

 

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After Samsung, the soon to be public Fibit garnered 20% of Best Buy's wearable sales for the monh. And not that far behind Fitbit was Motorola. The Moto 360 accounted for 17.88% of these sales in April. And we should mention that the Microsoft Band finished fourth with a 12.73% slice of the pie. Rounding out the top five was Pebble. The Kickstarter superstar accounted for 9.39% of the smartwatch and fitness band sales at Best Buy in April.


On a daily basis, Fitbit was a steady performer for the month, while Samsung sold well during the beginning and the end of April.

 

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Every year around this time, Google lets us know what the most searched terms were for the year and releases a nice recap video highlighting it all. 2014 was a year that was dominated by ALS, Ebola, Robin Williams, and yes, Flappy Bird. Here's the top 10 topics in order....

 

1- Robin Williams

2- World Cup

3- Ebola

4- MH370

5- ALS

6- Flappy Bird

7- Conchita Wurst

8- ISIS

9- Frozen

10- Sochi

 

Robin williams

 

You can also watch the Year in Search video to get a more in-depth look at the stories one chapter at a time. Watch it below!

 

 

Year in Search [Video]


Traffic

 

According to the latest month web traffic report by NetMarketShare, Android has unseated iOS sometime this July. Google's Android platform accounted for 44.62% of total Mobile Web traffic, whereas iOS trailed a little behind with 44.19%. Apparently, this is the first time Android has taken the lead in this department.

 

mobile web

 

While some may argue that the lead is negligible, it appears that Android's dominant position on the market is finally beginning to pay off for Google. The latest official data from one of the most trustworthy sources, Strategy Analytics, revealed that Android accounted for 84.6% of the smartphone market in Q2 of the current year. Broken down to OS versions, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean contributed for 10.03% of all mobile traffic, Android 4.4 KitKat for 9.28%, and Android 4.2 for 8.77%. Meanwhile, more than half of iOS's result is formed by users, who accessed the world wide web from their iPad tablets.

 

Two of the other relatively major operating systems, Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS, grasped 2.49% and 1.21% of said market, respectively. Java ME and Symbian, however, stood between them and the leaders, Android and iOS.

 

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Android-powered mobile devices are more popular than ever with an estimated 1.5 billion active devices currently operating across the globe. Each device can hold hundreds of apps but in a market that is so over-crowded, which apps are the most essential? Here are the top 5 must-have apps available on the Android platform.


WhatsApp Messenger



We currently live in a world where instant communication has never been more important. People want access to their loved ones and friends at all times and sometimes it can be tricky to get hold of those people when relying simply on phone calls and text messages if the signal is poor.


This is where WhatsApp Messenger comes in. Released back in January, 2010, WhatsApp allows users to not only send a text-based message, images, and even sound recordings to others through the app provided there is a 3G or 4G connection or wireless connection present but it also will not cost a penny for users to do so. Users can also set up group chats so they can message multiple people simultaneously and it just allows an extra potential method of convenient communication. It has a user base in excess of 1 billion active users making it the largest messaging app available. Its takeover by Facebook has also allowed it to maximise its potential over recent months.


Snapchat



It's hard to think that Snapchat first hit the app stores back in September, 2011 and it has just grown in popularity ever since. It is so popular in fact that some major companies have altered their logos on social media in order to link in with the Snapchat app. You might recognise that ghost-style image. It was originally created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were student studying at Stanford University.


The app can be used for photo sharing, instant messaging, multimedia, and video chat. It is available in over 20 languages which shows how it has transcended cultures across the world. The app has proved to be such a hit with mobile device users that it had reached 10 billion daily video views in 2016. Even though the app initially hit the main stream for its image sharing capabilities, a recent survey suggested that 71% of users now actually used it for its instant chat functions.


Instagram



One thing that really riles professional photographers is when those that are not active in the industry claim they could do it. Unfortunately, for photographers, that claim has now been given more of a voice due to the rise of the image and video-sharing app Instagram that allows users to manipulate and edit their photographs to give it a more professional edge.


Instagram was initially released back in October, 2010 by its creators Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and six years later it continues to be one of the most used apps on Android devices. It is listed up there with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr as being one of the main social network apps on the market. Latest figures suggest that the app has over 500 million active users every month which is a 100 million increase on 2015. It is used by celebrities and sports stars to communicate with fans and has even become a source of income for those in the fashion and food industries who blog their experiences for audiences.


Slots Huuuge Casino



Mobile casino gaming is an industry that is growing with every passing day. Online casino operators realise that analysts predict mobile casino revenue will hit the $99.6 billion mark this year and it is a market that is becoming potentially very lucrative as online products transfer onto the mobile platform.


There are an endless number of mobile casino offerings on the market but one of the most underrated ones is the Huuuge Inc-developed Slots Huuuge Casino. Players can get involved in a wide selection of classic casino games on their mobile devices such as slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, and baccarat plus many more. The likes of Big Fish Casino and DoubleDown Casino are still the bigger names but this app is one of a new up and coming generation that will evolve the market and take things to the next level.


Advanced Task Killer



It is a common complaint for users of mobile devices. An app that is sucking the life out of your mobile device battery has been left open in the background and within a matter of hours your device has run out of juice and you're left with a powerless mobile device without a charger within touching distance.


Advanced Task Killer is a tool that can help to solve that issue. It lists all the apps that are running both in the foreground and background of your mobile device. It will then give you the option to kill those devices to stop them from draining your battery. Developed by ReChild, it has been on the market for a number of years now but remains one of the most underrated apps available for download.


Hangouts

 

Google updated its Hangouts App to v2.4 with some minor improvements. In the New Hangouts 2.4 you will natice that if you slide over the dialer screen there is now a call credit display in the upper right corner.

 

Hangouts

 

You can tap the button up there to open a browser and add more money to your account as well. That displaces the clear log button to the top of the call log. Otherwise we're not seeing anything on the surface. Get the official APK from the link below right now, or wait for the update to hit your phone.

 

 

Hangouts


Hangouts v2.4 [APK Download]

 



If you want to make 2017 the year you start engaging with the financial markets to try and get more from your capital, then your Android phone or tablet can become one of the most helpful tools in your trading arsenal. By taking advantage of good trading related apps, you can set your phone up as a hub for all your trading activity, allowing you to access your portfolio, ETF activity, share index information and everything else you need on the go.



Here are three great apps to help you become an effective mobile trader:


IG Trading


The first thing you need is a trading environment where you can hold your account and actually do your trading. IG's offering is a feature rich app that gives you speedy access to pricing, account information, and most importantly, trading. The app can also help you see various forms of data analysis that can help you plan your moves. The app is free if you have an account with IG, and you can either set this up through the app itself or on their website.


Bloomberg+


An effective trader needs a good source of financial news that is laser targeted to the parts of the market that are most important to them. As you start trading you'll begin to see just how much you value having fast access to business and economic news, as well as expert opinions and analysis. The Bloomberg+ app gives you fast access to the latest global finance news, and means you can avoid having to work through your phone's browser when you need the latest information and breaking price news fast.


Stocktwits


Social media can be a great source of insights, but rather than create a whole new Twitter profile just to collect the stock information you want, or have it fill up your usual news feed, you can install Stocktwits - which is effectively 'Twitter for traders'. You can see insights, ideas, tips and strategies from other traders in real time tweet style format, and also share your own thoughts and ask questions.


Arming yourself with the right sources of insights and news, along with the tools to actually get your trading done, means you can work effectively and efficiently from your phone, whether you are actively making trades or researching a potential trade from both mainstream news sources and social media. With these three apps, you are ready to trade intelligently wherever you are!


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Google Play Store App has just been update to version 5.0.37 with more Material Design UI, this update prepares the App for the Android L official launch. There is no official change-log for this update but we noticed some major changes in the UI of the App.

 

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In Google Play 5.0.37, the "What's New section" has been moved to the Top, showing all the latest changes on any App's change-log on the top of the descitpiton (it was at the end in previous versions). Material Design is now covering 99% of the whole App UI.

 

play 5

 

The What's New section in any App is now highlighted green, and while it's still truncated after 4 lines on the main app screen. The Feature Graphic became a part of every App on the Play Store and the developer has to submit one in order to update his App. Check out our App on the Play Store.

 

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To get the Play Store App v5.0.37, you can Download the Official APK from the direct link Below. This APK has not been modified by any means and it's 100% safe to install. Enjoy!

 

Play Store 5.0.31

Google Play 5.0.37 [APK]

 


play store material


Google Play Store App has just been update to version 5.0.38 with more Material Design UI, this update prepares the App for the Android L official launch. There is no official change-log for this update but we noticed some major changes in the UI of the App.

 

play 5

 

In Google Play 5.0.38, the "What's New section" has been moved to the Top, showing all the latest changes on any App's change-log on the top of the descitpiton (it was at the end in previous versions). Material Design is now covering 99% of the whole App UI.

 

play 5

 

The What's New section in any App is now highlighted green, and while it's still truncated after 4 lines on the main app screen. The Feature Graphic became a part of every App on the Play Store and the developer has to submit one in order to update his App. Check out our App on the Play Store.

 

youmobile play 5

 

To get the Play Store App v5.0.38, you can Download the Official APK from the direct link Below. This APK has not been modified by any means and it's 100% safe to install. Enjoy!

 

Play Store 5.0.31

Google Play 5.0.38 [APK]

 



Most Android smartphones support external storage via a microSD card nowadays, with the exception of a few of course. Apart from leaving more space for apps on your phone's internal storage by storing all your media, microSD cards can also be adopted as the internal storage of your smartphone, provided that the phone is running on Android 6.0+ and your device supports the feature. The choices are plenty when it comes to choosing a memory card, but if you want the best for your brand new high-end smartphone, here are a few of the best that are available right now.


SanDisk Extreme Plus


Max read speed: 95MB/second
Max write speed: 90MB/second
UHS-I/U3
Warranty: Lifetime (limited)


Lexar Professional 633x


Max read speed: 95MB/second
Max write speed: Around 30 - 33MB/second (not mentioned)
UHS-I/U3
Warranty: Lifetime (limited)


Samsung Evo Plus


Max read speed: 80MB/second
Max write speed: 20MB/second
UHS-I/U3/Class 10
Warranty: 10 years (limited)


Transcend Ultimate 633x


Max read speed: 95MB/second
Max write speed: 85MB/second
USH-I/U3/Class 10
Warranty: Lifetime (limited)


Keep in mind that there might be a few faster cards available, but when it comes to microSD cards for smartphones, these provide the best performance hands down.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

 


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Gartner has unveiled its latest research about the state of the phone market in the second quarter of 2015, and there are two big conclusions: First, that Android is Dominating in the Top smartphones market worldwide. Secondly, that Google's Android and Apple's iOS together now control a whopping 96.8% of the smartphone market, and the other 3.2% is getting even smaller year-by-year.

 

Apple's iOS is actually gaining new ground, growing to get a 14.4% of the market with 48.1 million devices sold in the quarter, up from a market share of 12.2% in the second quarter of 2014.

 

Q2,2015

 

Google's Android, on the other hand, remains the dominant leader, but while it has grown the absolute number in units shipped to 271 million (up from 243.48 million in Q2 2014), its share has actually dwindled to 82.2%, down from 83.8%.

 

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Every year the most common New Year's resolution is to lose weight and get fit. If you are like 75% of Americans who have this resolution on their list for 2018, you will need the right gadgets that will support your fitness endeavours. With so many different sport gadgets available on the market, it can be hard navigating through them to decide which is worth the money and which is right for you. Continue reading to learn more about our list of must-have gadgets to enter the New Year with. To learn more about how to sift through other weight loss products on the market to learn which are farcical and which will offer real results click here.


Fitbit Surge



The Fitbit Surge is one of the newest Fitbit models. Aside for the usual fitness tracking, the Fitbit Surge has caller ID, continuous heart monitoring, music control, GPS tracking, wireless syncing and text notifications. The battery life is expected to last up to seven days. It has a sleek design that is slightly less geeky than other smartwatch designs we have seen. A few downsides are that the manufacturer does not recommend wearing the watch under water or while swimming. So for avid swimmers, this is not the right option for you if you are looking to track your fitness. Another common complaint we saw is that the watch is slightly bulky and can feel awkward on your wrist. The Fitbit Surge is available to purchase for $158 online.


Jaybird X3



Could you ever imagine lasting through a workout only hearing the sound of heavy breathing and the sweat dripping down your face? If you take working out seriously, you should also take your headphones seriously. The Jaybird X3  are in-ear, wireless, bluetooth headphones that are designed to be worn behind your head. The cord has a clip that can be clipped on to the back of your shirt to ensure that the headphones do not snap out of your ears during a workout. These headphones are at the top of the line when in comes to work out gear.  You can purchase a pair online for $79.89.


HAPIfork



Eating well goes hand in hand with staying fit. HAPIfork is an electronic fork that will help monitor and track your eating habits. It is designed to alert you when you should slow down or stop eating through indicator lights and gentle vibrations. It looks light a regular fork, only slightly larger. The initial set up will require setting up the fork on your computer and it will then begin syncing all of your data. HAPIfork will measure how much time it takes you to eat between bites and you can customize how much time you want it to give you between bites. All of your data can be synced onto your smartphone to help you track your eating habits. It is available for $99.


It takes a lot to stick to a New Year's resolution. Make your fitness resolution a bit easier this year by starting off the year with the right fitness equipment that will make staying fit easier.



AnTuTu just released its latest score sheets and we took a look at it to find out why the iPhone is considered to be the "King" of smartphones by a lot of experts. As the new version of the AnTuTu benchmark 6.0 app now allows for cross-platform score comparisons with iOS, the iPhone 6s Plus is sitting comfortably on top with a whopping 132620 points! From the look of things, it might be a safe bet to declare that the A9 chip powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has by far, the most powerful mobile GPU yet.


The next most dominant device on the list is the Kirin 950 driven Huawei Mate 8 with 92746 points, but when compared to the number one score on this list, the difference just feels astounding. The Meizu Pro 5 and the Galaxy S6 series, both share the same SoC but the Exynos 7420 in the Meizu inches ahead because of a lower resolution display (1080p on the Meizu Pro 5 vs. 1440p on the S6 series).


After the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the older iPhone 6 Plus once again beats the likes of Oneplus 2, LeTV Le1 Pro, Xiaomi Note Pro and the popular Nexus 6p. Although architecture of iOS and Android are different, the results are convincing enough for fans to crown Apple's iPhone 6s Plus as the most powerful smartphone of 2015.


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There was a time when all the main gaming you did was played out on a console or a PC, but how times have changed. In line with virtually everything technological, people are now generally looking for a "one device does everything" approach to play in order to enjoy everything from movies and social media to bingo online. This, along with ever more available wireless go-anywhere connectivity, means that smartphones are now becoming many people's first choice for gaming.


The manufacturers are well aware of this fact and are incorporating more and more gamer-friendly features into each new generation of phones. So here are five to get your fingers twitching in anticipation of their 2017 launches.


Apple iPhone 7S



Hard to believe it, but 2017 sees the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and what a long way it's come since its launch. Traditionally Apple make all their big product launches in September and there's no reason why next year should be any different, Rumours are already rife that the 7S may have an OLED screen giving extra-sharp picture quality as well as the phone featuring wireless charging. What will definitely be included are the revolutionary wireless headphones that are great for gaming.


Xiaomi Mi Mix



Due out from January the Xiaomi Mi Mix is proof, as if it was needed, that some of the lesser-known manufacturers have some big surprises up their sleeves. Most notable on this phone will be the big, edgeless screen which comprised over 93% of the total phone size and which promises crystal-clear images. This is married to a super-fast processer and up to 6GB of RAM. For fantastic sound there's also going to be the very technical sounding "cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology".


HTC 11



Their preceding model, the HTC 10, was widely agreed to be the model that really put the maker back on the map and the 11 is likely to be an improvement even on this model, due out in April. Sound is likely to include the successful Boomsound speakers and a fast Snapdragon 830 processor will be able to deal with all the gaming action that you need. They're also likely to increase the screen size from 5.2" up to 5.5" and up the battery power which will mean less frequent need for e-charging.


LG G6



The end of February should see the launch of the G6. It's expected to have a glass front and rear. Of particular interest to gamers are the plans to improve the processor to prepare it for Virtual Reality applications. Wireless charging is also likely to feature as well as an innovative iris-scanning technology to help keep the phone safe from unauthorised use.


Samsung Galaxy 8



Following the disastrous and costly launch of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung have a lot riding on the 8. They've got till August to get it right and when it is launched we're expecting to have a phone with a large 5.7" screen and a powerful processor ready for VR gaming. Waterproofing is almost certain too - ideal if you're a fan of gaming in the bath.


So of all the phones it's inevitable that the most noise will be made about Apple's - but that doesn't mean it's necessarily the only one for gaming. So maybe look to the Xiaomi if you want the biggest, and best, surprises. 



Mobile games are an integral part of our everyday lives today. With more than 2 billion smartphone users, there is a massive player base behind them - no wonder mobile has become the most used (and most profitable) gaming platform of the world. The top games come and go - titles like Pokemon Go, Clash of Clans, and similar ones, briefly take over the top spot in the list of the most used apps of the world. There is a game type, though, that is constantly in the top 10, with millions choosing its casual fun day after day: slot machines. In the US, they are played socially, while in the rest of the world, players can choose between social versions and the real thing, offered by the Royal Vegas Canada (among many others).


With millions choosing to spin the reels all over the world, slot machines are clearly among the most played casual games at a global scale. Let's see which were the Top 5 Most Popular Slots for October.


5. Dragon Dance


The Dragon Dance is a very popular street spectacle in China - an integral part of many major festivals. To make every day a celebration, the Royal Vegas has brought forth the Dragon Dance slot machine this February, as a way to greet the Chinese New Year. The game is not only popular around this holiday, though - this October, it was the fifth most played game at the casino.


4. Shanghai Beauty


A new addition to the Royal Vegas game library, Shanghai Beauty takes its players on a trip into the sophisticated, elegant world of Asia. While the game doesn't have many bonus features, its combination of relaxing music and exciting action has turned it into a favorite last month.


3. Mega Moolah


While the game itself is fun to play, most Mega Moolah players choose it for its big win. It's the game with the most generous jackpot at the Royal Vegas - it pays out millions to its luckiest fans several times a year. This jungle-themed slot machine was the third most played game here this October.


2. Bar Bar Black Sheep


A game based on a popular nursery rhyme, Bar Bar Black Sheep has more than just a cute look and a soothing music. Its reels are filled with farm-related symbols, along with a BAR symbol borrowed from the classic Vegas slot machines. Two BARs, coupled with a Black Sheep symbol, trigger the game's generous bonus, paying out up to 999 times the triggering bet.


1. Lost Vegas


With Halloween coming, Royal Vegas players seemed to have found their taste for horror. Lost Vegas was the perfect game for them - it took them on a trip to a zombie-ridden Las Vegas, allowing them to join the Survivors or the Zombies in their quest for unimaginable riches.

 



The year started off with Nokia bringing back Snake with the revamped version of the 3310 which was great news for retro gaming enthusiasts. Although many of 2017's best mobile games are yet to come since the much awaited next gen mobile chips have not been released as of now, we have nonetheless seen quite a few awesome games already in 2017. Here's a list of the top 5 mobile games released in the year so far, according to us.


The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (iOS)



January saw The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth make its way onto iOS, a game that iPhone users have been waiting with baited breath since 2016. The twin-stick shooter is outright ridiculous, dark, humorous, vulgar and immensely enjoyable at the same time. There's something about playing as a child whose evil mother is trying to kill him and he is trying to survive everything with the help of his tears that both shocks you and enthrals you at the same time. If you haven't played it already, do so now!


Edo Superstar (iOS)



You step in the shoes of Masaru the ninja monkey in this side-scrolling brawler that's entirely controlled via gestures, swipes and taps. Granted that things may get repetitive after a while, it still is extremely fun as long as it lasts. The many challenges of the game keeps you entertained for a good while, although the controls may not always be as reactive as you would want them to be. All in all, it's a game that's definitely worth trying out.


Super Mario Run (iOS and Android)



2017 seems to be the year of the retro games for the mobile platform because after Snake, Mario makes a comeback with Super Mario Run for the iOS and Android (soon to come). The game can be controlled with just one hand as on screen buttons and joysticks have been replaced with tapping and gesture control. The theme is the same as it had been back in Super Mario classic on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES); collect coins, jump on enemies, eat mushrooms and save the princess.


Warhammer 40,000: Regicide (iOS and Android)



Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is an unique take on chess. Apart from adding vivid animations and brutality to each kill on the chess board during Classic gameplay, there's also an additional mode called Regicide. In Regicide mode, the game transcends the traditional rules of chess in favour of advanced special powers and abilities of the units you control on the battlefield. Playing chess online with other players has never been more interesting.


This War of Mine (iOS and Android)



This War of Mine will make you think about each one of your in-game decisions, both before and after you take them. Surviving with your group during a war in a besieged city feels as brutal as it should. You are not a killing machine in this game, but an actual person trying to survive in a war that he did not start, but is paying for in every possible way. Playing the game and surviving will take a toll at your conscience and you will love it!


Honourable mentions include Sky Dancer, Potion Explosion, Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada and MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL. If you love gaming and wouldn't mind making a bit of money from your favourite hobby, we suggest you try out some of the excellent mobile casino games like Jungle Jim: El Dorado, Sam on the Beach and Planet of the Apes as well. As mentioned before, there's still a lot more to come towards the mobile gamers this year, but these should keep you occupied till then.



See who have managed to receive the highest Jackpot payouts from online slots. Find out whether they manage to maintain their wealth.

 

Gambling has won people money. Huge sums of money. Punters have gone from a state of poverty to riches with just one round of play, or a few rounds. Lives have been transformed. Or have they? The truth is, even with the one in a million chances of winning a jackpot, or huge prizes from gambling, there are people that have won money. Large sums of money. And these people's lives have not been the same ever since.


While all online gambling games can give you victory, including table games like the roulette for real money cash, most wins have been from the slots. The focus here will be on largest jackpots ever won from playing slots. There is proof that there are real-life gambling successes. Here are a few.


Online Slot Jackpot Winners


This will probably make sense if we start from the 10th highest slot jackpot and climax with the highest jackpot ever won. So here we go;


10. €6,945,045


This jackpot was won on the 8th April 2016, by an anonymous young man in New Zealand. The jackpot was won after a game of the Dark Knight by Microgaming. The actual amount that was won was AU$10,423,223.


9. €7,437,182


Nicknamed Wellzy, won this amount after a game of Mega Fortune on BGO Online Casino. Although he chose to remain anonymous, Wellzy, a citizen of the UK was in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest amount ever won from an online slot for a while.


8. €7,673,975


A Swedish lady was only going by the initials L.G. (Life's Good, maybe) played a game of Hall of Gods by Net Entertainment on a regular day in November of 2012. That day would change her life forever after she won the jackpot worth €7.6 million. This Norse mythological themed slot would see L.G. relocate to Thailand with her family and bought a house and a car.


7. €7,896,857


Rawiri Pou will live to remember June 17th, 2016, the Friday; he became an instant sensation when he won NZ$10,143,123 over a game of Mega Moolah on Casinoland.com. Hopefully, he is still living his best life, yet, since then.


6. €7,968,311


D.P. another female punter was playing her Mega Moolah on the Zodiac casino on her her phone. Next thing she saw was a notification of her tremendous win of an amount she probably only dreamt of if she was that ambitious. This amount goes on record as the highest ever won while playing on a mobile device, her iPad. D.P. chose to remain anonymous, and we wish her the best life as she goes about spending the grand moolah.


5. €8,437,742


November, 5th 2016, Mr. Marcus Goodwin, a Canadian, was playing Mega Moolah on YakoCasino. Goodwin would get a good win from his game and his life, and that of his family changed forever, or so we hope.


4. €8,577,104


The 8th of November, 2015, was probably just another ordinary, maybe even boring, day for one Alexander. The player from Sweden decided to indulge in some online gaming to kill the boredom, hoping for the usual small wins and losses. Lady luck decided, why not visit Alexander, today? And Alexander would end up €8,577,104 richer. The player has remained low-key since his win. We sure hope the money was put to good use.


3. €11,700,000


Betsson.com casino produced a winner on September 24th, 2011. A young Norwegian man would play the Mega Fortune slot on that day and join the list of young millionaires.


2. €17,860,868


A Finnish 40-year-old man decided to play a few games on the PFO Casino to pass time, perhaps entertain himself. Placing 25 cents bets on Mega Fortune, another slot courtesy of Microgaming. A few spins later, this punter, who opted to remain anonymous, would hold a place in the Guinness Book of World records for his close to 20 million jackpot win. And another person was an instant millionaire!


€17,879,645


This amount was won by a Corporal of the United Kingdom becoming a world record holder and is listed in the Guinness Book of World records. Jonathan Heywood won this amount on October, 6th, 2015 after a game of Mega Moolah, one of the largest progressive jackpots there is.  The game was played on the Betway online Casino. This still remains the highest jackpot ever won. Heywood played with a ₤30  placing 25p per spin and a few spins later, the 25-year-old (then) was an instant millionaire.


Downside to Instant Riches


There is a trend that you have probably noticed already. The people that have worked hard to become millionaires or billionaires usually maintain that status quo over the years. If anything, their wealth keeps increasing. They know the pain of starting something from nothing and growing it into something. Because of the lessons they have accrued as they started their business, they are keen on how they spend their money. If they splurge, at least they have measures in place to make the money grow.


This, however, is not the case with overnight winners. Most punters receive the money and want to do everything, literally. The good, and the vices. In the end, the only show of wealth for some of these people is recorded information in the media, the internet, and the casinos they won at. Okay, it is not every one of them, yes. Some go on to successfully invest their wins and are living better lives, but others manage to successfully squander millions on alcohol, drugs and partying.


There are hundreds of other huge jackpot wins besides those Illustrated here. This goes to show that gambling can lead to some great success stories. Importantly is, however, how to use the win. It's always important to hire a financial manager to avoid ending up bankrupt, or in a state worse than the one you were in before your "golden handshake."


Note 4

 

Today, we have a photograph of that very same handset that was featured in the video, wearing the same exact case.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be introduced on September 3rd at the Samsung UNPACKED event in Berlin. The festivities start at 2pm Berlin time. More than ever, Samsung is relying on its top-shelf phablet to help it reverse course financially.

 

Galaxy Note 4

 

The company has had a couple of tough quarters, and even the Samsung Galaxy S5 couldn't bail out the manufacturer. This could be why Samsung has started teasing the device with a number of internet videos.

 

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