Giveaway: Show Off Your Pokémon GO Collection, Win Google Play Credit (Update: Winners Selected)

Over this weekend, the Pokémon GO servers were up and running, allowing me to put aside my complaining and catch some Pokémon. To see just where you currently sit, we invite you to post up your collection via device screenshots. Maybe enticing you into doing so, we will be giving out Google Play credit at random to a few of those who share their collection. Not everyone will win, but hey, it’s easy and fun for the whole family.  (more…)

Pokémon GO: Tips and Tricks to Make You the Very Best, Like No One Ever Was

Pokémon GO is literally taking over the world. As awful as the launch of the game has been due to countless server issues, no one can seem to stay indoors anymore. Even the White House and the Pentagon are getting in on the action.

True to the original Pokémon games, Nintendo and Niantic didn’t explain much about the game in terms of “How To,” so to help you level up quickly and find the best Pokémon, let me be your Professor and give you some Pokemon GO tips and tricks while out playing. (more…)

Friday App Sales: Kovdev Icon Packs 50% Off, Monument Valley for $1, and More

Heading into the weekend, there is a large list of applications currently on sale in Google Play. For starters, our good friend Dave Kover (aka Kovdev) has his entire icon pack library on sale, each priced at just $0.99. This includes Lustre, Nox, Stark, Domo, and Audax. They’re all awesome, so be sure to check those out if you use icon packs on your device.

Additionally, the super popular Monument Valley game is on sale for $1, Swipe for Facebook Pro is available for $1.49, and Age of Pirates Elite is also on sale for $1. There’s a lot to grab!

Check out the full list of apps on sale down below.  (more…)

Facebook is Testing End-to-End Encryption Via Messenger With ‘Secret Conversations’

Beginning now, Facebook and the Messenger team are testing a new option inside of Messenger, one catered to those who prefer discussing certain matters in a more discreet fashion. Called Secret Conversations, this end-to-end encrypted messaging feature is designed to be read one-on-one, meaning the thread is limited to a single device for each person in the conversation. For example, if you begin a Secret Conversation on your desktop with a friend, you won’t be able to see it on your smartphone or tablet.  (more…)

Pokémon GO is a Total Disaster [Opinion]

Last year in September, it was announced that Pokémon GO was an actual thing. Made by Niantic Labs, the minds behind the hit-game Ingress, Pokémon GO would deliver that same type of Ingress adventure players grew to love, but with familiar Pokémon characters that we knew as children. You see, Pokémon GO is essentially every Pokémon fan’s fantasy – you go out into the real world, capture Pokémon, evolve them, and then battle them at your local Gym. For anyone who grew up playing or trading Pokémon cards, Pokémon GO is basically a dream come true. The only problem is, now that the game has launched for Android and iOS, we can safely say that this game totally sucks ass. (more…)

Out There Chronicles is an Interactive Graphic Novel Based on the Out There Universe

For fans of the game Out There, a new title from the same creators has been released to Google Play. The title isn’t a game, but is an interactive graphic novel of sorts that is based in the same universe as the original Out There. Called Out There Chronicles, the story follows Darius, a human from Earth that escaped the planet during a time of great war. Recovered from an Ark which carried remnants of the human race, Darius’ new mission is to find the location of his lost companions, while also trying not to die in an alien galaxy.  (more…)

Snapchat Update Brings Memories, a Collection of Favorited Stories and Photos

In an old update for Snapchat, the app introduced Stories. With Stories, users could upload short videos and photos to a single feed that could be shared with friends. As things happened in a day, you could update your Story, and it was a great way to let friends in on what you were up to. Now, Snapchat introduces Memories, and everything that was authentic and real about Stories is going right out the window.  (more…)