OnePlus earlier announced that it will update the mobile operating system of the One handset from Canogen OS 12.1 to Android 1.1.5 Lollipop, but it has suddenly pulled out the update without an explanation.
Just a couple of days after the update for OnePlus One's OS was rolled out, the process was suddenly stopped after only 2 percent of its customers were able to get it. The Chinese smartphone maker has not issued an explanation for the pullout, but there were major problems with the update, according to GSM Arena.
The issues that were spotted, however, still remain unknown. more >>
The free-to-play massively multiplayer online role playing game "Neverwinter" will be getting a whole lot of new content this September 8, specifically for Xbox One consoles, according to a report in IGN. "Neverwinter" is a "Dungeons & Dragons" MMORPG that was released for the Microsoft platforms in June 2013. The Xbox One version of the game was launched in early 2015.
The expansion pack, called "Elemental Evil," will be available for Xbox One gamers for free on September 8 and "combines content from four expansions," according to the same IGN report. The four expansions include "Elemental Evil," "Fury of the Feywild," "Shadowmantle" and :"Curse of Icewind Dale."
With this expansion pack, the game is expected to have a level cap increase and the introduction of a new playable class called the Oathbound Paladin. This new playable class is added on to the 5 classes already available in the game. New adventure zones, four end-game campaigns and extra in-game dungeons will also be included. more >>
The LG Flex series has been known for its curved design and its high-end specs. The latest device of the series, the LG G Flex 2, was released in January 2015, so speculations are abound that the next flagship device of the series will be launching in early 2016.
According to a report in Tech Times, the device may be launched by March 2016. If reports are true, it will be the first device to be launched with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. This will be a great improvement to the previous LG G Flex 2 especially since this earlier model had overheating issues associated with its Snapdragon 810 chipset.
Earlier rumors said that the G Flex 3 will be made of metal, as this is the current design trend that smartphones are taking. However, since metal is not a very pliable material, LG may not be considering this. The report, however, said that the possibility of a curved metal design may still be considered especially since LG has had experience building TVs with curved metal designs with its bigger display screens. more >>
Samsung Pay, the Korean company's mobile payment platform, will be launching on September 28 in the U.S. In preparation for the launch, Samsung announced last August 27 that it will be conducting a limited public beta of the platform, a month before the actual launch. According to a report in Tech Times, smartphone users who want to try and see how the system works can join the beta.
The public beta however is limited as it is by-invite only and so far, only those who have Samsung's newest devices – the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 – are qualified to receive invites and join the said beta.
Other requirements for beta testers, according to the report, are having an active Samsung account as well as a "qualifying card from Visa, MasterCard, Bank of America or U.S. Bank Visa." In particular, these cards are consumer credit, debit cards and small business debit cards from Bank of America, consumer credit and debit cards from U.S. Trust, U.S. Bank consumer or small business Visa credit and debit cards and Elan Financial consumer or small business Visa credit cards. more >>
Game developer ArenaNet has finally made the base game of "Guild Wars 2" free-to-play ahead of the release date of the "Heart of Thorns" expansion.
For ArenaNet, the Guild Wars 2 free-to-play scheme is the answer to the massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game's lack of new players, despite it being around for several years. Players who want to venture beyond the base game have the option to purchase the expansions or level up their characters, according to Tech Times.
Unlike other MMOs that require a base price or monthly subscription payment, ArenaNet has chosen to let their customers pay a one-time charge. In an interview with GameSpot, the firm's president Mike O'Brien explained that they will not alter the buying method for their customers, the Inquisitr reports. more >>
Because of the AshleyMadison.com cyber hack, there is a massive amount of upheaval in the homes of many who were registered in the database.
I read sadly last week, as many did, about Josh Duggar who admitted to having extramarital affairs — thanks in part to the morally corrupt website whose motto is "Life is short. Have an affair."
A better slogan to their website could have been "Life is short. We will help you ruin yours." more >>