A YouTuber has just leaked the OnePlus 5T ahead of time in all its full glory! Although the video has been deleted from YouTube officially, Dailymotion still has it so do check it out by clicking on this link right here. You better hurry up because it might not be there for too long now! Also, check out our screenshots just in case the video is deleted by the time you get to it.
One might question the need for upgrading to an OnePlus 5T though, because all the phone really has over the OnePlus 5 is the "edge-to-edge" form factor which in truth, is purely aesthetic. Do not get me wrong, people's buying decisions are indeed influenced greatly by the aesthetics of the phone, but unlike the OnePlus 3T, which came with a faster SD 821 SoC (OnePlus 3 had SD 820), the 5T does not really offer any significant improvement over the OnePlus 5. The fingerprint scanner is at the back now, but I am not sure whether that's an improvement! Everything else from the dual rear cameras to the 1080p AMOLED panel seems to be the same, only with a higher price tag.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Modern-day-mobile devices have become an essential part of our everyday lives. Apart from making calls or sending text messages, today's smartphones present their owners with countless more possibilities. Considering that the latest generation of smartphones is better than some older generation of desktop computers and that they have integrated lenses that can rival some of the modern-day cameras, you could go as far as to call them tiny computers that fit into our pocket.
However, despite how fast and powerful our smartphones are, sometimes, we are simply out of ideas about how to use them. Our website has everything about mobile phones and, if you're looking for new and exciting things you can do with your smartphone, here are our top picks on how to put your new gadget to good use.
If you ask someone what you should do on your smartphone to kill some time, most of the time they're just going to tell you to play a game or two. After all, it is one of the favourite leisure activities for a lot of people. However, when deciding on which game to play, why not go for some pokies and potentially win some along the way?
If you have never played it before, it will take you mere seconds before you learn the ropes. What's more, if you are looking for a place where you can play, you can check out this casino review and learn everything about this online casino in particular. Before you know it, you'll be spinning reels, and landing jackpots left, right, and centre, if you're lucky enough.
Learn a New Language
Another handy thing that you can do on your phone is to pick up a new language or two. There is a ton of different apps suitable for both Android and iOS phones that can help you learn a new language, such as Duolingo, Memrise, Anki, Lingvist, FluentU, MindSnacks, and a lot more.
You will get to learn the language from the ground up, learn new phrases, hear and see people pronounce words or sentences. Simply put, the whole shebang. A lot of the language learning apps also come with a custom-tailored experience and will notify you when is the time to go back and revisit some of the older lessons to make sure that you've memorized them. All in all, they're a fantastic time to pass the time and do something productive.
Explore Your Creative Side
If you wish to explore your creativity, there are already tons of different tools at your disposal integrated into your mobile device. As we've mentioned previously, today's mobile phone cameras have cutting-edge lenses that you can use to make fantastic photos, which you can then share with your fellow photographers all over the world via websites like Flickr, Instagram, Unsplash, Exposure, and so many others.
In addition, you can also use your camera to make videos, which you then learn how to edit by using some of the many free video editing apps out there.
Finally, you don't have to limit yourself to the pre-installed features that your smartphone has, as there are thousands and thousands of different apps out there. You can get the reading apps, ones that can help you pick up a new hobby or improve your health, you name it.
Poco M2 Pro was launched last week in India and now it is ready to go on sale for the first time via Flipkart. The phone features some impressive specifications that usually cost a lot in other brands. The phone has a quad-camera system at the rear side, an octa-core processor to enhance the speed, and a large battery to support the full-day usage.
The design of the phone looks similar to Redmi Note 9 pro. The Poco M2 Pro comes in three different memory and storage configurations. The 4GB + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 13,999, while the 6GB + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the variant with 6GB + 128GB storage costs around Rs. 16,999. The phone comes in three color options - Blue, Green, and Black. Although there are Green and Green, and two shades of black as well that makes it a total of 5 colors. Flipkart is offering some discounts to interested consumers. The customers can avail up to 5% cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card and 5% off with Axis Bank Buzz credit card. You can also purchase the phone on Flipkart using the installment package that lets you pay back up to 12 months.
Poco M2 Pro is a dual-SIM phone and runs on MIUI 11, based on Android 10. It features a 6.67-inch full HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G SoC with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. The phone has a quad-camera system at the rear side that comprises of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel secondary camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Of selfies, it houses a 16-megapixel shooter in the center hole-punch design.
You get up to 128GB of onboard storage that can be further extended via microSD card using up to 512GB. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. To keep you busy all day long, the phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The phone seems solid for this price but we are looking for real reviews. Do let us know what do think of it in the comment sections below.
The Galaxy S8 will be launched in roughly two week's time, but it is still more than a month away from being available for purchase. While that is quite frustrating given Samsung has not released a flagship smartphone in over a year, it might also be the perfect time to pick up a S7 or S7 Edge in the US.
As of now, both the phones are available for purchase from Sprint and T-Mobile at a discount of $250 and a free 128GB micro-SD card. AT&T is selling the devices at a discount of $200, along with the same 128GB micro-SD card thrown in. Although Verizon or the unlocked variants of the S7 and S7 Edge does not have the same offers, Samsung has officially slashed the prices of the two phones by $100, even if you are buying the unlocked or Verizon version. However, you will get a 64GB memory card for free if you buy a regular S7 and a 128GB card will be bundled in only if you buy the S7 Edge in this case. Given that the S7 and S7 Edge are still among the best smartphones that money can buy, the discounts almost make them a must buy at this point.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
While the Galaxy S8 is without a doubt a pinnacle of achievement for Samsung Mobiles, it isn't without its flaws. However, I think one of the biggest flaws in the Galaxy S8 is not the fingerprint scanner but the way they managed the whole affair with Bixby. After investing so much into marketing their AI assistant and giving the phone a dedicated hardware button which just simply cannot be remapped to anything else, the S8 and S8+ were launched with a voice assistant that had no voice capabilities! Unfortunately, as per the Korea Herald, if you own a Galaxy S8/S8+ in the US or in any of the other English speaking nations around the world, you will likely not be seeing Bixby anytime soon.
In order to understand what exactly went wrong here, take a note of the following points.
• Samsung did not have sufficient Big Data available to them at that time to enable the voice functions of Bixby
• This happened because Samsung adopted Big Data integration much later than its competition
• There's a huge language barrier in between Samsung's English speaking developers and Korean developers which is making communication difficult
If you are wondering when you can expect Bixby voice communication to finally make its appearance on your S8 or S8+, the time is expected to be somewhere during the fourth quarter of the year.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Today Google announced that they will be taking initiatives to help raise fund for special needs project and for children who are in need of special schooling. The company will donate $1 for each purchase made with Android Pay between now and December 31st, amounting up to a total of $1 million. Additionally, the company will double that money - that's $2 for the purchases made via Google Pay on Black Friday. To do this Google.org and Android Pay have teamed up with DonorsChoose.org (an organisation dedicated to make sure that teachers and schools have all the required tools to educate all types of children).
As per Google, the Android Pay is available at over a million locations across the United States, so now you have plethora of options to buy what you want, and contribute to a good cause. In order to set up Android Pay on your device, you will first need a device that has support for NFC payments. You can get this feature in any new mid-range and top-tier smartphone, except the OnePlus 2. To get started, install Android Pay from Google Play, save your credit or debit card on file, and you're ready to roll.
Link: Android Pay
If you have a recent (more or less) Nexus device and you had enrolled your device for the Android Beta Program, we have good news for you because Android N Developer Preview 2 is now available for you to download via OTA. Alternately, you can also download the package and flash it manually if you know what you are doing. Google had promised that there would be five monthly updates to the developer preview before its final release in September this year and so far, they are right on schedule.
If your device isn't a Nexus however, you will probably have to wait for quite a while to get your first taste of Android N 7.0, because the official release date for the OS is set in September 2016. Add to that the amount of time the manufacturing company will take to develop its own compatible version for your smartphone model and we are looking at at least a month before one can expect an Android 7.0 update for a non-nexus device.
Sony customers might feel a bit more optimistic here as the Japanese company did release a preview of Android M 6.0 for a few of their smartphones in 2015. If you are a Samsung user, the chances of Samsung changing its poor record of late releases is not very good. On the positive side, their software department is indeed doing a good job these days, so maybe they will break the record this year. We will have to wait and see but experts estimate that Android N will come to Samsung devices in February or March 2017.
The Huawei Mate 9 could be running Android 7.0 right out of the box as soon as Google releases the OS in September. Lenovo Moto series of smartphones will be among the first to receive the updates as has always been the case; experts speculate that Moto smartphones will be running Android N by December 2016. One cannot underestimate HTC either these days as they had shown when the One A9 and One M9 got updated to Android marshmallow by December last year. If you are a HTC user, you will probably see the latest iteration of Android on your smartphone by end of December, this year.
Next Sunday is going to be the hottest day in the Year, Both Samsung and HTC will held a major pre-MWC launch events on the same day just couple of hours apart in Barcelona, Spain. Both companies revealed the live streaming details and we gather them all in One place for you.
Samsung Event will come first on Sunday, the Korean giant will Live Stream the event via its official YouTube channel, Here's the Timeline scheduled for the event to start:
- 12:30 PM EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
- 11:30 AM CST (US Central Standard Time)
- 05:30 PM GMT
- 11:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
- 07:30 PM Egypt
Here's how to watch the Samsung Event Live, check the link below:
HTC Event will come in second place two hours away from Samsung's on Sunday, HTC will also Live Stream the event via a special page on its website, Here's the Timeline scheduled for the event to start:
- 10:00 AM EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
- 09:00 AM CST (US Central Standard Time)
- 03:00 PM GMT
- 08:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
- 05:00 PM Egypt
Here's how to watch the HTC Event Live, check the link below:
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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."
Android is the world's most popular mobile platform. Android dwarfs iOS by a factor of at least 3-4, so it's worth checking out the best Android games of all time. The selection process for choosing a listing of the best games must include various criteria such as classic games, arcade games, modern-day games etc. The best games will also include rereleased titles, that never seem to get old. It's also important to specify cost criteria when selecting the best Android games of all time. A combination of free to play games and pay to play games must be included in any listing.
This is a gargantuan challenge, and one that Android gamers take to with aplomb. The Google Play Store is peppered with thousands of world-class games. The criteria for selecting world-class games includes multiple elements such as player reviews, playability, free play or freemium, popularity, functionality, automatic updating of game apps over Wi-Fi, Internet connectivity/or not, audio-visuals, ubiquity of advertising content etc. These factors all contribute to a game's rating in the gaming community.
Let's Hit the Gaming Scene with Full Force with These Top 4 Android Games:
This arcade game is an adventure of note. It is an Editor's Choice Award Winning Game with an incredible 4.5/5 rating from over 2.2 million players. Minecraft is rated E for everyone, and it is cross-platform playable with up to 8 players. This Lego-style adventure is laden with mystery in randomly generated worlds.
You can construct majestic castles, or simple homes - it's your call. This creative world features a virtually unlimited set of resources for you to protect your enclave against rioting mobs, with all sorts of weapons fashioned out of resources you come across. You can enjoy this game online with as many as 8 friends, using Windows 10, or any compatible mobile device.
Whoever thought of taking a slimy character like a worm and making a world-famous game out of it was just genius! That's exactly what Slither.io is all about. This game by Lowtech Studios is a high-octane adventure of epic proportions. And we mean epic - these worms get so big, that they take up your entire screen.
This Editor's Choice Award Winning Game has a 4.3/5 rating from over 4.8 million players, and that list is getting longer and longer as we speak (no pun intended). So, you've never heard of Slither.io? You assume the role of a little worm that must encircle and eat other creatures (be careful now) to grow bigger, longer and meaner. If your head touches another virtual character on screen, you explode and its tickets. This game is totally addicting, and it will test your dexterity and skills in a pretty intense way.
- Bubble Shooter Classic
Bubble Shooter ClassicTM brings everyone's favourite bubble popping game from yesteryear direct to your screen. This strategy-based game features 800+ levels of mesmerizing gameplay where you are required to pop at least 3 bubbles to remove them from the screen and have them replaced by new bubbles from above. As you clear a set number of bubbles, you will be rewarded with 3 stars and advance to the next level. Sounds like fun right?
You will have to think on your feet, as you're only given a set number of moves on each label. Pop 7 bubbles in a row and get rewarded with a fireball feature - that will flame grill the bubbles to a crisp, and if you pop & drop 10 bubbles, you will receive a bomb. There are several unique bubbles in the game, including slime bubbles, chained bubbles, stone bubbles, and diamond bubbles. Enough said, it's time to break out the big guns and start having some fun with this classic bubble shooter game.
- Clash Royale
Clash Royale by Supercell is a strategy-based game with a stellar 4.6/5 rating from over 21.2 million players. Just take a look at the characters, critters and features you get to encounter on every level - it's mind-boggling stuff. This multiplayer game features the Royales, and they are not here to mess around. These baby dragons, princes, and Knights will do battle against opposing kingdoms for the glory of the crown.
You get to engage in combat scenes against other players from all parts of the globe, and then to claim the spoils of victory. Various rewards are available to you when you earn chests, and you can destroy your opposition to commandeer their crown chests, and resources. There are many exciting arenas for you to progress through, and each of them is loaded up with excitement. Watch the fight sequences on TV Royale and learn the art of war. Interested? We certainly were and that's why this is on the listing of best Android games ever.
The online mobile platform has brought with it a lot of advantages, one of its biggest ones being convenience. Since smartphones and tablets are small and not bulky, they can be carried around anywhere one goes without much hassle. An additional plus comes with their ability to access the wide web. The online realm allows access to numerous games that can be accessed with just the click of a button.
These games especially come in handy when waiting in long queues whether at the coffee shop, bus station or in offices. The indulgences can act as temporary distractions to pass the time as you wait to be attended. These indulgences can be casino games such as slots, table games, and live games, some of which can be found in the Phone Casino. Others can take on the playability of console games. The choice of indulgent to go for is dependent on the gamer's taste. Below is a look at 10 of the best games to play when waiting in a queue:
- Mega Joker Slot
- Temple Run
Temple Run is among the most popular Android and iOS games on the online platform, and once the indulgent is launched, one can see why. The game is about a character that is on the run from a demon in a city located high above the sky. The game is available for free with a few in-game downloads. When the game hit the market, it became so popular that it called for the development of numerous sequels such as Temple Run 2, Temple Run Oz, Temple Run Brave, and numerous others. Knock-offs also arose. The game is available in download form and is easily playable using basic phone functions such as swiping left, right, up, and down, as well as tilting the playing device.
- Mobile roulette
Roulette is among the most popular casino games that transferred well to the online platform. This game does not require much skill and concentration to play, which makes it great to play while in a queue. European roulette stands as the most popular variation of the game and can be played for free or real money in numerous gambling destinations found online.
- Candy Crush
This products by King.com is among the most popular sets online that triggered the production of numerous sequels and knock-offs. The game consists of various colored candy that is arranged in a rectangular grid. The player is presented with various challenges that involve matching at least three similar items within a limited number of moves. The number of times one can lose consecutively is also limited to five times.
- Blood Suckers
The massive following this slot machine game by Net Entertainment comes as no surprise thanks to the presence of a ninety-eight percent Return to Player rate and a beautiful presentation that uses killer graphics and easy gameplay. Gamblers are advised to wager the highest possible amount to ensure the RTP rate is maintained at an all-time high. The highest winning stands at ninety thousand coins in the base game, and thirty thousand coins in the freebies feature.
1024 is a simple game that is placed on a four by four grid with a few numbers placed in it. The gambler is tasked with matching the smaller numbers on the grid to form bigger numbers. However, this should be accomplished without letting the grid fill up. Once it does, the game ends. The numbers can go up to one thousand and twenty-four or even higher if the gamer is up for the challenge.
- Rooftop Runner
This indulgent is similar to Temple Run with the feature of an endless runner. This time, however, gameplay is situated at the top of buildings. The further a player runs, the faster the game becomes making it more challenging, but remaining simple enough to play at any time.
This is one of the most straightforward yet most addictive games on the wide web. The gameplay simply involves matching tiles that bear the same color to gain points. Compulsive features various levels that get harder as gameplay progresses.
- Flappy bird
Flappy bird caused an online craze when it was released, and it hasn't died down up until now. The game can be found in numerous knock-offs such as Flappy Crocodile, Flapthulhu, Flappy Alien, and many more. The game simply involves getting the flappy element through various obstacles by tapping the screen.
- Kings of Chicago
This slot game by Net Entertainment is based on Chicago in the 1920s with numerous elements of pretty women and jazz music. Players have a chance at a maximum pay of twenty thousand coins in this ninety-seven percent RTP rate game.
Some of these games mentioned above can be played for real money while others involve only fun. However, some of them that are for free play, such as Candy Crush, may have some in-game purchases that require the gamer to spend some cash.
At the CES 2016, Lenovo has officially declared the end of Motorola as a brand name in the smartphone business. Although the news may make some of us feel a tinge of sadness as the name "Motorola" itself is iconic as well as nostalgic for many of us, the decision wasn't exactly a surprise. Lenovo bought the company from Google back in 2014 with the hopes of gaining a firm foothold in the mobile phone industry by using Motorola's popularity.
Lenovo further stated that the Motorola team will still be making phones, but the branding will change to Lenovo instead. However, the famous "M" logo is not going away. We think that this decision of keeping the logo even after doing away with the brand name was made so as to win over the loyal fan base that Motorola has been supported by, over the years.
Back in 2005, Motorola was the biggest name in the phone business and everyone wanted a Moto Razr V3. The company lost ground since, as Samsung and Apple muscled in with Android and iOS respectively. After falling from a great height, the ownership of the company changed hands multiple times and finally at Lenovo, it seems that the struggling brand name is coming to an end.