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Simulation-based WWE 2K game arrives on iOS, Android

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For those who grew up watching WWE fights and still think they are awesome, there’s something new coming your way. Take-two Interactive’s publishing label 2K announced a new WWE 2K mobile game for iOS and Android. The new title is now available for $7.99 from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The Visual Concept team at 2K, along with n-Space have worked on the simulation aspects the wrestling game. Both teams have taken inspiration from the console editions of the same title, and ported it for touchscreen-based mobile devices. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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LG AKA battery life test

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LG AKA is one very interesting smartphone not because its hardware, but its exterior. The AKA offers four different personalities, which define both the exterior and the notification eyes.

The AKA’s display is decent at 5″ and 720p resolution, but its Snapdragon 400 chip is rather dated. Still, the phone offers 1.5GB of RAM, which is more than most of the S400 devices, plus there is an 8MP very capable camera with laser autofocus. Finally, the battery for the Asian unit has 2,460 mAh capacity, while the European one comes with a beefier 2,610 mAh. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy E7 hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy E7 has been a regular entrant in our weekly trending chart, and despite the fact it didn’t quite make it this week, it’s clearly receiving a lot of attention. And rightly so, judging by our first impressions after we just picked one up for review.

Now, there might be those, who will call the Galaxy E7 the poor man’s Galaxy A7, but just because it’s more affordable, doesn’t automatically mean the E7 is without merit. On the contrary. Read more »

OneDrive for iOS updated with the ability to view photos on the Apple Watch

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Microsoft has updated its OneDrive iOS app to version 5.3, allowing you to view your most recent photos and albums on the Apple Watch. You can also delete photos that you don’t want to keep as well as find photos by tag.

In addition, the update brings along a new PDF viewing experience – you can now search for text within PDFs as well as swipe from page to page. Finally, you can also print your PDFs directly from your iPhone or iPad. Read more »

comScore numbers reveal over 20% desktop market share for Bing in the US

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There is no doubt that Google is the undisputed king of the online search market, but it looks like Bing is slowly and steadily capturing market share, at least in the US. According to latest numbers from research firm comScore, Microsoft’s search engine has captured 20.1% of the US desktop search market, which means that it now powers 1 in every 5 desktop searches in the country.

As expected, Google is at the top with 64.4% market share, while Yahoo, ASK and AOL round-up the top five with 12.7, 1.8, and 1.1% market share respectively. “In total, 18.9 billion explicit core searches were conducted in March, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.1 billion (up 11%), followed by Microsoft Sites with 3.8 billion (up 12%),” the research firm said. Read more »

This year’s April Fools prank accidentally broke Google’s own security

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Every year, search giant Google comes up with something special for April Fools Day, and this year was no exception, with the company’s website coming out reversed. However, what’s different this year was that the prank inadvertently broke the website’s security.

“The prank compromised the site’s own security by omitting a crucial header that makes it vulnerable to user interface redressing attack, such as click-jacking,” said UK research firm Netcraft, which was the first to discover the vulnerability. Read more »

New WhatsApp update enables Google Drive backup option

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Last month, we reported that WhatsApp was working to integrate Google Drive backup to let you save a copy of messages and multimedia to Google’s cloud storage.

Now we can confirm the upcoming WhatsApp update build 2.12.45 brings exactly that feature. To enable it, you will have to first allow WhatsApp to access the Google Account on the Android phone. Read more »

Samsung employs a kitty to promote the Clear View Cover for Galaxy S6 & S6 edge

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The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge promo video is focused on the official Clear View Cover for the duo of devices. In order to showcase the sleek accessory, the Korean giant employed a rather fluffy looking Persian kitty.

Samsung’s Clear View Cover for the Galaxy S6 family allows users to handle phone calls and notifications without opening the case. Read more »

Project Loon, Google’s effort to deliver Internet from sky, close to rolling out thousands of balloons

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Google has said that its Project Loon, which involves beaming 4G mobile Internet from helium-filled balloons, is close to launching thousands of balloons. The project has been underway for a couple of years now.

“We’re getting close to the point where we can roll out thousands of balloons,” said project leader Mike Cassidy, adding that such a number is necessary to deliver reliable Internet access to users in remote areas where no other means to connect to the Internet are available. Read more »

Chrome OS update brings new Launcher with Google Now integration

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Google has released a major update for Chrome OS, which brings with it several changes. For starters, there is now a new Chrome OS Launcher, which has better search experience, voice search, and Google Now integration.

Other than that there is also a new Files app, which has been updated with new Material Design interface. Other changes include a new Calculator app, support for password-protected ZIP files, and default typeface on all Chromebooks being updated to Roboto Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts. Read more »

OnePlus Power Bank to arrive in India by the last week of April

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OnePlus has teased its very own 10,000 mAh Power Bank back in mid-March and promised to launch it in the Indian market by April.

Now the company is preparing to introduce its new accessory for the Indian market. Set to arrive in the last week of April, the 10,000 mAh power bank is already being sold in the US for $15. Read more »

Lenovo working on Lollipop tablet with 64-bit MediaTek chipset

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Earlier this year at MWC 2015, Lenovo had announced two Android tablets powered by MediaTek mobile chipset – Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 and Lenovo Tab 2 A8. Both packing different set of specifications are set to arrive later this year for select markets.

The popular upleaks has posted that Lenovo is apparently working on an Android tablet housing a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT8735 chipset announced earlier this week and will run Android 5.1 Lollipop. Read more »

DoS attacks spotted exploiting recently patched Windows vulnerability

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Just days after Microsoft released a patch for a critical remote code execution vulnerability, CVE-2015-1635 (MS15-034), it has been spotted being exploited in the wild by researchers at the SANS Institute.

“Denial of Service (DoS) exploits are widely available to exploit CVE-2015-1635, a vulnerability in HTTP.sys, affecting Internet Information Server (IIS),” noted Johannes Ullrich, Chief Technology Officer of the SANS Internet Storm Center. The vulnerability affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Read more »

Google Play Services update gets rid of pesky Android Wear notification

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If you’ve used Android Wear with your phone, you’d have noticed the annoying persistent notification that sits in your phone’s notification drawer, telling you that an Android Wear device has been connected to your phone. As if you wouldn’t notice the watch sitting on your wrist.

With the latest Google Play Services update, Google has gotten rid of the notification. This means there isn’t another notification sitting permanently in your notification drawer that you couldn’t get rid of anymore. Read more »