Now you can pick up 9 games in total if you donate over the average, currently still under $4
The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 has been available for a few days now, and that means it's time for an expansion of the number of games available. As it regularly does, Humble Bundle is adding three more games to the list, all of which will be available if you make an above-average donation for the group. Adding to the six games already available at launch, you'll now also receive:
That's nine games in total after this refresh, and the average donation price right now is just $3.71 at the time of writing. That's a crazy deal for this many games, and as always they're all still DRM-free and the proceeds go directly to charities and the game developers.
What isn't clear right now is why Sprint needs to buy its closest competitor to start the war
It's not much of a secret that Sprint intends to make a bid for smaller rival T-Mobile, but SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son is making big claims about what the combined companies would do. Speaking in an interview on PBS, Son claimed that if a deal to let Sprint buy T-Mobile were agreed to and approved by U.S. regulators he would start a "massive price war" in the U.S. wireless market to challenge Verizon and AT&T.
"It's a three-heavyweight fight. If I can have a real fight, I go in a more massive price war, a technology war."
Said Son, who explained that the extra scale provided by combining Sprint and T-Mobile would create a best-case scenario for his company to change things in the U.S. He claims that he would be willing to postpone profits in order to gain market share and get closer to the two biggest players, Verizon and AT&T. At the same time, Son wants to make upgrades to the carrier's networks to provide faster internet speeds like you'd find in other advanced networks around the world.
Unfortunately for Son, U.S. regulators aren't too happy about the idea of a combined Sprint and T-Mobile regardless of what he may claim about future plans. The authorities which have the power to shut down any proposed merger haven't looked favorably on mergers of this size before (see: AT&T / T-Mobile) and don't show any intention of approving this one. At the same time, things aren't so cut-and-dry from Deutsche Telekom's point-of-view, which still owns a majority of the now-public T-Mobile U.S. The German carrier giant seems to have changed its position as of late, becoming more interested U.S. investment to grow subscribers with T-Mobile.
The Nexus 5 SPI-Force Case offers dual-layers with a custom elevated texture and retractable kickstand. It combines a rugged polycarbonate shell on top of a flexible, shock absorbing TPU to bring you comfort and insurance against drops and damage. It's everything you need in a case without the outrageous price tag.
The Cruzerlite SPI-Force Case is available for just $6.95, 65% off today only. Take your pick from 8 different color combinations!
Good news, everyone! LG switched to on-screen buttons for the G Pro 2 (be sure to read our preview of the phone), just like it did with last year's G2. The bad news? It still has a legacy menu button — and you can't get rid of it.
There is a glimmer of hope, however. LG's made it so you can add up to two more buttons — and that includes multitasking. (Or as it's more correctly know, a button for returning to recently used apps.)
Snapdragon 801, 2600mAh battery, touch-to-wake functionality and more revealed in leaked sales guide
We're two weeks out from the launch of the new HTC One — also known by its codename "M8" — but pace of online leaks shows no sign of slowing. Today GSMArena says it's gotten hold of a sales guide for the device, along with details of its hardware specs, confirming much of what we saw from this morning's Australian leak.
In one of the few good stories you'll read about Flappy Bird — well, aside from this one, perhaps — Rolling Stone tells the tale of Dong Nguyen and the rise and fall (see what we did there?) of one the hottest (and simplest) games to hit smartphones.
You'll laugh. You'll cry. And you'll actually get an answer as to why Nguyen decided to burn it all down.
What you need to know before integrating employee devices on your network
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the current hot trend. (And has been for a while, really.) There are many perceived advantages for a company that allows employees to bring their own devices to work and have access to your company resources, but is BYOD right for you? Can you make mistakes when developing your BYOD policies? Can you really let any device connect to your resources?
Lets look at a few top issues that you should be aware of.
Google has today announced the arrival of add-ons for Google Drive, bringing new capabilities from partner developers to its web-based productivity apps. Activated from the new "Add-ons" menu when editing a document or spreadsheet, add-ons are available from a variety of developers and accessible throughout all your Google Docs or Sheets once you've plugged them in. There are already a few dozen add-ons available, including Merge by Mailchimp, Avery Label Merge and EasyBib bibliography creator, as well as a selection from Google itself, and the company says more are coming in the future.
Right now you'll need to use the web interface to get the most out of Google Drive add-ons, as the add-on menu isn't available in the Android app. Nevertheless, add-ons could allow Google to further close the feature gap between Drive and desktop-based office apps, such as Microsoft Office, with optional extras like easy label printing, table-of-contents generation and builtin translation.
To try out Google Drive add-ons, load any document or spreadsheet and take a look at the "Add-ons" menu.
Interface refresh lets the app scale well on devices with a range of screen sizes
It's been a while since we've seen a major update to Instagram, but an update slated to be released today is going to give the photography app a fresh look and improved performance. The main focus is under-the-hood peformance — Instagram says that the profile screen will load twice as fast in the latest version, and the app itself is now half the size after optimizing.
"In taking time to polish our designs, we’ve worked to make sure that Instagram feels native and at home on any Android device."
On the design side, Instagram is working to make the app easier to use on devices of nearly any size with some smart interface choices. Often-used buttons will be easier to reach on devices with larger screens, but interface chrome won't take up too much room on lower-end devices with small screens. The app will remain familiar to anyone who has spent time in Instagram before, but with some appreciable improvements.
Instagram version 5.1 will be available today in Google Play, although at the time of posting it isn't live just yet. Keep an eye on the Play Store listing at the link above to get it as soon as possible.
First full-length album available as an easter egg inside the game
This one's slightly strange, but if you're a fan of dubstep artist, Skrillex, you'll want to listen up. He's got a new – well, first – album called Recess coming out on March 18, but if you download and play Alien Ride for Android and iOS you can listen to it in full as you progress through the game.
The Play Store listing makes no mention of Skrillex, but as you "realize your true potential ... unlocking new features and shooting your way to a high score," you'll open up more and more of the album to enjoy. Finish the whole thing and you'll see a pre-order link for the album, due out next week.
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