lg-g3-lollipopSo, you happen to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber, and own an LG G3 flagship device. If that is the case, then chances are you would have noticed that your device is more or less the last to pick up the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, at least among the other carriers that also offer the handset. Being the biggest doesn’t mean that one is the fastest, but then again, there is always the other adage of “better late than never”, right?

We are pleased to inform Verizon LG G3 owners that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now available for download, although it might take some time for the rollout to be completed across the entire spectrum of their customers, as with any other update rollout, regardless of the mobile carrier.

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Huawei-P8-liteBoth Huawei P8 and P8 Lite smartphones are all set to be released or at least, announced later this coming April 15th, and hence in order to make sure that you remain all squeamish in your seat, holding on to the edges of it as well, a new leak has happened, where you will be able to catch a glimpse of what is to come. Patience would be a better companion here, since it is less than a week before the official reveal, so why not just sit back and relax?

Both the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Lite will come with a 13MP shooter at the back alongside a 5MP front-facing shooter, running on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Emotion UI on top of it. The Huawei P8 will be the larger of the two, where its 5.2” 1080p display would eclipse the P8 Lite’s 5” 720p display. Apart from that, the former comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 2,520 mAh battery, while the latter has 2GB RAM.

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apple-watch-delayIt looks like you might have to postpone your excitement at the impending arrival of the Apple Watch on your wrists due to the dreaded words, “supply constraints”. Apparently, shipping times for the Apple Watch has been delayed, getting pushed back all the way to June instead of the April 24 date that many have looked forward to.

Of course, this particular delay in shipping does not apply to everyone who has placed an order for the Apple Watch, but rather, only select models from all 38 different Apple Watch models that went up for pre-order through Apple’s online stores in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.

It is interesting to note that there are also the most expensive Edition range of Apple Watches being listed as shipping some time in June on the Apple US and Apple UK webstores. It would definitely help if Apple could provide a figure of how many models they are producing, but they’ve kept mum on the matter so far.

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Have you grown up on a diet full of violent video games? Well, certainly Mortal Kombat is one of those franchises that shocked everyone when it was first released, where digital blood was spilled along the way. It definitely looks tame by today’s standards, but back then, it created quite a buzz in the video game industry, and then some. Having said that, Mortal Kombat X for iOS is now available to download from the App Store, where you can check out the striking graphics in the trailer above.

There will be 24 Kombatants to choose from, which should offer you plenty of opportunities to master all of them, and apart from fan favorites such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero, there will also be newcomers to the scene, Cassie Cage and Kotal Kahn included. Mortal Kombat X for iOS works great across platforms, so that players will be able to unlock content across all platforms as long as they play.

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memopad7-lteSo, you happen to be an AT&T customer? If that is the case, then you might want to check out what is in store for you this coming April 10th. The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE will be made available not only storewide across the nation, but also online as well as at select national retailers.

This partnership between ASUS, Intel and AT&T will be available for purchase for $8.75 each month for 20 months thanks to the AT&T Tablet Installment plan, or if you would settle for $74.99 alongside a two-year agreement. In addition, one can add the MeMO Pad 7 LTE to a new or existing Mobile Share Value plan for $10 each month.

This affordable tablet will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, sporting 16GB of internal memory which can be further augmented using a microSD memory card. Apart from that, it comes with dual front stereo speakers that have been designed with entertainment in mind, while the HD IPS+ display sports a 178 degree wide viewing angle with vibrant colors. There is also a rear-facing 5MP shooter, just in case you were wondering what the rest of its credentials are. [Press Release]

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cyberbullyCyber-bullying is not a new phenomenon, and if you have followed such news before, you would know that it has gotten a whole lot more prevalent in this generation than before, due to the numerous ways in which one will be able to remain connected. Well, a teachers’ union recently warned that even teachers are not immune to this social scourge of the 21st century, where a greater number of teachers have started to face abuse on social media.

In fact, pupils have begun to sling sexist, racist and homophobic remarks against school staff, in addition to some highly offensive mention of one’s physical appearance. Perhaps this is a bad example picked up by children from their parents, since there are also instances of parents being abusive on social media? Who can really tell the reason in the rise, other than the fact that the world has gotten a whole lot more connected, and not too many know the difference between freedom of expression and freedom of expressing oneself. There is always a level of tact and responsibility associated with the dissemination of information, and hopefully the affected teaching staff will have the mental and emotional fortitude to be able to shrug off these insults.

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apple logoApple is said to bring about Force Touch technology where the Apple Watch is concerned, and just in case you were wondering what kind of technology Force Touch is all about, it is rather self explanatory. Basically, Force Touch will be able to tell the difference between light taps as well as deep presses, where the latter is also given the moniker “force click.” In fact, it is touted that the spanking new MacBook 12″, too, will feature Force Touch capability on its trackpad which ought to bring mobile computing to a whole new level. Word on the street has it too, that the next generation iPhone 6s Plus will feature Force Touch technology to boot.

It must be said that theoretically, force clicks do happen to be a quicker method of accessing select functions, and have been adopted in OS X Yosemite. The latest rumors on the grapevine claim that the iPhone 6S Plus will be the one that will come with such hardware, and it is also mentioned that the cost will be more than double compared to how much it will cost on the Apple Watch, which makes sense if you were to take the larger size into comparison. What do you think of the Force Touch sensor appearing on the iPhone 6S Plus?

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skype-wuIf you have ever used the remittance service that is known as Western Union, I am quite sure that you would also be more than familiar with the speed and convenience of it too, all rolled into one. Well, it is interesting to hear that VoIP giant Skype has teamed up with Western Union in a bid to make it a whole lot more convenient when it comes to helping out loved ones.

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apple-logo2Now make no mistake about it, this is definitely an April Fool’s Day joke. Apple, the company with an insane market capitalization, has announced that they will be offering a cool $20 billion for the company known as Xiaomi, which as churned out their fair share of smartphones in recent times.

It is all too funny to read, especially when you take into consideration how Tim Cook was “quoted” to say that Xiaomi had the nerve to copy Apple’s products without a tinge of guilt, and not only that, this particular takeover would allow Apple to put an end to such a practice. Of course, it does not hurt that Xiaomi has taken Apple’s designs and churned out better handsets along the way, too.

Such an announcement certainly has an impact on the global markets, with Apple growing by another 50-plus percent in under three minutes on the NYSE, with Hugo Barra resigning along the way. Surely this would have been a groundbreaking announcement to say the least – if it were true, that is.

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mx supremeThere are rumors going around that the folks over at Nokia happen to be working with Meizu in order to ease their way back into the smartphone business. Apparently, Nokia’s deal with Microsoft meant that there is no way for a new Nokia-branded handset to be released until the year 2016, but apparently, word on the street has it that their new device – in collaboration with Meizu, of course, happens to be known as the Meizu MX Supreme.

As to whether this particular loophole will be able to be pulled off, remains to be seen. We do not know too much information about the handset other than the possible division of the “work” between the two companies, with Meizu concentrating on the manufacturing of the device, while Nokia would be behind the hardware and software design. We also do not know whether the Home button will come with an integrated fingerprint sensor or not, and as with any other good rumor, time will be able to tell.

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