A Netflix-Patterned On-Demand Service for Gamers?

Video-on-demand and streaming services like Netflix have become the norm nowadays. It has changed the way people watch TV shows and movies. Likewise, it has encouraged a lot of producers to create shows and movie specials of exceptional quality. Most of these productions have earned rave reviews from both the viewers and the critics. This […]
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Huawei's Honor 6X Adopts EMUI 5.0 and Android 7 Nougat

Huawei today began updating the Honor 6X to Emotion UI 5.0 and Android 7 Nougat. The 6X, which shipped earlier this year, included EMUI 4.1 and Android 6 out of the box. Huawei’s newer handsets, such as the P10, are shipping with EMUI 5.0 and Nougat. The system update brings the 6X’s experience inline with Huawei’s latest phones. EMUI simplifies the experience a bit, with fewer steps required to take most actions. EMUI 5.0 also runs more smoothly, is more secure, adds an app drawer options, and lets people use two account profiles within a single app. Huawei says all Honor 6X handsets should receive the update by the end of the month.

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Review: Blu R1 Plus

Blu is back with another Android handset for U.S. consumers who prefer the unlocked life. The Blu R1 Plus packs a big screen and an even bigger battery. You can opt to use the phone on AT&T or T-Mobile, with support for up to two phone numbers thanks to dual SIM card slots. If you’re in the market for a network-flexible smartphone, the R1 Plus handles the basics. Here is Phone Scoop’s in-depth review.

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Coolsmartphone Podcast 203 Live

Matteo. Khellan. Majid. Coolsmartphone Podcast 203 Live.  That says it all really.

Apart from the fact that you can interact with the show and the hosts on Twitter.

Oh, and we’ll have a slightly edited and audio only version ready for you later in the week.


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  • Google Gives Enterprise Admins More Control Over iPhones

    Google today expanded the security features Google Mobile Management administrators can enforce on corporate iOS devices. The new tools will let businesses that rely on Google’s device management service to ensure iPhone and iPad users conform to corporate security policies. For example, G Suite admins can now sync managed corporate contacts to iOS devices and revoke access when needed. This is particularly helpful when using global address lists, which are now compatible with the native iOS email, calendar, phone, and contacts apps. G Suite admins can also now configure Google account on iOS to sync contacts and calendars, manage Safari browser settings, manage photo sharing, and set permissions with respect to screenshots, screen recording, Siri, and Apple Watch. The new tools are rolling out to all G Suite admin users over the next few weeks.

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    Instant Games on Facebook Messenger Begins Broad Roll Out

    Facebook today said the Instant Games it announced last month are now available to Facebook Messenger users around the world. Instant Games on Facebook Messenger rely on AI-assisted bots that can play turn-by-turn games with single players, as well as help challenge others to games via Messenger. One of the first games to take advantage of bot-enabled gameplay was Zynga’s Words With Friends, though more than 50 bot-enabled titles are now available worldwide. Facebook says users should begin to see even more features within games as developers add support for bots. The new Instant Games on Messenger will roll out over the next few weeks worldwide for both iOS and Android.

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    Airbnb, San Francisco Reach Deal on Rental Registrations

    San Francisco and Airbnb reached a deal Monday in a lawsuit stemming from San Francisco’s efforts to try to prevent the short-term rental website from including housing units that violate city rules restricting who can list properties and for how long.

    Critics complain Airbnb’s business model encourages landlords to take already scarce rentals off the market. Supporters say they couldn’t live in San Francisco without the extra money made in rentals.

    City officials responded by allowing owners and tenants to rent out their places for short periods, but under strict conditions aimed at protecting the city’s housing supply. And they required residents to register their units to help officials monitor their compliance.

    Monday’s settlement came in a lawsuit filed by Airbnb that sought to block a city ordinance that threatened the company with fines up to $1,000 for every booking it completed for a unit not registered with the city.

    Under the deal, residents will have to provide their registration number in order to list a rental on the website.

    The company will provide a monthly list of all San Francisco listings to the city, so officials can verify that units are registered. Airbnb will deactivate listings that the city says are invalid.

    “This settlement protects our neighborhoods and will help prevent our precious housing stock from being illegally turned into hotels at the expense of evicted or displaced tenants,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said.

    Airbnb said in a statement that the agreement “puts in place the systems and tools needed to help ensure our community is able to continue to share their homes.”

    Airbnb — the world’s largest short-stay online rental company — is based in San Francisco.

    The city requires residents who list units on the site to limit the length of stays to less than 30 nights at a time. Residents can rent out their units…
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    Nintendo Announces 2DS XL, And Doesn't Care About Your Rules

    It seems as though Nintendo is trolling the entire games industry. Two months ago it launched the Switch, a strange hybrid of portable device and home console that everyone thought was filling a market gap that didn’t exist. It has now shipped almost 3m units, making it the company’s most successful roll-out since the Wii. It was thought that the Switch may well replace Nintendo’s dedicated line of handheld consoles, or at least delay a new iteration. But no.

    The ever-unpredictable hardware veteran has announced the Nintendo 2DS XL [pictured above], a new version of the 2DS, which was itself a refreshed version of the 3DS. Featuring two enlarged displays, 4.88in on top and 4.18in on the bottom, and a clamshell design, the new format is lighter than the 3DS XL and of course lacks that machine’s stereoscopic capabilities.

    Available in black and turquoise or white and orange and with built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures, it’s a fully featured member of the extended 3DS family, even featuring the secondary C-pad nub like the 3DS XL.

    While the original 3DS launched in 2011 with the express purpose of providing stereoscopic 3D visuals, users soon found that few titles exploited the capabilities of the hardware in interesting ways. Furthermore, there were concerns at the time that children under seven should not be using the 3D feature set.

    In October 2013 a cheaper 2DS version arrived, removing the stereoscopic feature and the clamshell form factor, making the device more affordable for kids. Meanwhile, 2012 saw the arrival of a 3DS XL, offering a larger screen, which was replaced in 2015 by the New 3DS XL offering the new C-pad controller and other slight improvements. Deep breath.

    What the 2DS XL shows is both Nintendo’s commitment to the DS line, which many thought would be…
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    T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019

    T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year. The winnings give T-Mobile 100% coverage of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. T-Mobile already voiced its intent to use the 600 MHz spectrum later this year for LTE. It appears T-Mobile will use the 600 MHz spectrum for 4G and 5G. The move is curious, as the 3GPP and other standards bodies are exploring much higher-band spectrum for 5G, including the 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 64-71 GHz bands. T-Mobile’s 600 MHz spectrum will surely provide coast-to-coast coverage, but not necessarily the speeds expected of future 5G networks. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray countered this notion. “There’s no such thing as ‘5G spectrum,’ and in the next decade we’ll see everything moving to 5G,” remarked Ray. “Nationwide Mobile 5G will require both high-band and broad low-band coverage, and having unused nationwide 600 MHz spectrum means T-Mobile is in an ideal position to deliver.” Ray insists the company’s 600 MHz spectrum can support low latency, longer battery life, and improved capacity that are part of the in-progress 5G standard. Further, T-Mobile said it will eventually use it mid-band spectrum holdings (1700 MHz) and high-band spectrum holdings (28/39 GHz) to enhance its base 600 MHz 5G service, particularly in urban areas where T-Mobile has typically enjoyed the best coverage. T-Mobile claims it has 200 MHz of 28/39 GHz spectrum covering nearly 100 million people in major metro areas around the country. The company plans to work with chip makers, infrastructure vendors, device manufacturers, and the 3GPP to ensure that 5G will work on 600 MHz spectrum. The company did not specify what wireless technologies will be involved. T-Mobile expects to roll out 5G in 2019, with complete nationwide coverage completed by 2020.

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