GTA: Chinatown Wars arrives for Android (currently £1.99), updated on iOS

GTA: Chinatown Wars arrives for Android (currently £1.99), updated on iOS

Lewis Curdie  2 hours ago

Originally developed for the Nintendo DS back in 2009, Grand Theft Auto (GTA): Chinatown Wars has been around for several years on iOS. In fact, in 2010, it officially became the first GTA game to arrive on the App Store.

Fast-forward four years and GTA: Chinatown Wars is finally available on Google Play, while the App Store version - not to be left out - has received a juicy update.

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Free app of the day: LINGOPAL 44, iOS, was £6.99, now free @ App Store

Free app of the day: LINGOPAL 44, iOS, was £6.99, now free @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  3 hours ago

Get this LINGOPAL 44 free app deal @ App Store

LINGOPAL 44 was £6.99 at the App Store, now free (with 69p in-app purchase). Obvious question: What the hell’s a LINGOPAL 44? It’s a 44-language translation app with offline support. Sacré bleu, as the Chinese say.

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Lewis Curdie  4 hours ago

You all know the deal with Mobot's Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup by now, right? This is, like, the... eighth time we've danced this dance.

For newcomers (welcome!), we're essentially detailing the best mobile, tablet and accessory deals in the UK and US, and sharing the hottest app discounts and freebies for iOS and Android.

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The Interview coming to Crackle, Sony’s free streaming app?

The Interview coming to Crackle, Sony’s free streaming app?

Lewis Curdie  5 hours ago

One of the biggest stories of last week was Sony’s The Interview being pulled from cinematic release after threats of violence from terrorist hackers the “Guardians of Peace”.

Fresh reports suggest Sony has found an outlet for The Interview, specifically its free streaming app, Crackle.

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Samsung Galaxy S5, O2 PAYG, £359.99 delivered @ O2

Samsung Galaxy S5, O2 PAYG, £359.99 delivered @ O2

Lewis Curdie  6 hours ago

Get this Samsung Galaxy S5 deal @ O2

Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S5, is now available from O2 for £359.99 on PAYG, in black, gold, blue or white. Not too shabby at all!

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Looking for the best mobile, tablet and accessory deals and voucher codes, and the hottest app discounts and freebies? You've come to the right place, sir or madam.

Today we have a reminder that the Motorola Moto G second-gen is so very sexily priced at Amazon, a bunch of iPhone deals in US, and a handful of random app reductions/giveaways. Get 'em while you can.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Another week, another seven days closer to death. Or Christmas! That’s a slightly more positive way of looking at things.

The big story in mobile this week was BT entering exclusive negotiations to acquire EE (not O2, as we originally thought), while the rumoured OnePlus One mini got you all chatting.

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Motorola Moto G Lollipop update: take 2

Motorola Moto G Lollipop update: take 2

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

A couple of weeks ago, we reported Motorola Moto G (2013) Lollipop 5.0 update is seemingly Go. Turns out I was right to say “seemingly”, as it was a bit of a false alarm.

Fast-forward two weeks, and Lollipop for the first- and second-generation Motorola Moto G is seemingly go… again!

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BlackBerry teams with Boeing for ‘self-destructing’ smartphone

BlackBerry teams with Boeing for ‘self-destructing’ smartphone

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

If you thought the BlackBerry Passport was one of the strangest smartphone devices of the year, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.

BlackBerry boss John Chen has confirmed that the Canadians are working with Boeing to provide a super-secure Android smartphone, one that’s capable of self-destruction. Amazing.

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The 30 best smartphone/mobile games of 2014 (Updated! 1-23)

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

From memory, I feared I might struggle to come up with a decent shortlist for our obligatory Best smartphone games of 2014 countdown, but - having trawled through the Mobo-archives - it’s quite the opposite: there are too many!

As such, over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you not 5, not 10, not 15 (I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this), but the 30 best smartphone/mobile games of 2014.

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Sony CES 2015 trailer: Lollipop, chameleon, Paris, dragon shadow, eyeball, face paint, tears, pregnancy

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

What do a lollipop, a chameleon, time-lapse footage of Paris, the menacing shadow of a dragon, a rectangle-shaped device reflected in an eyeball, face paint, tears and pregnancy have in common?

If you answered: “They all appear in Sony’s artsy fartsy CES 2015 video trailer,” well, I guess you already read the headline. Smart ar*e.

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Free app of the day: Art Cloud, was .99, now free @ App Store

Free app of the day: Art Cloud, was $9.99, now free @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Art Cloud free app deal @ App Store

We've gone all fancy today with Art Cloud for iOS, an app that includes a whopping 60,000 works of art, encompassing 1,100+ artists and 550+ museums and institutions. Better still, the App Store promises "Mild Sexual Content and Nudity", hehe! Boobs.

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Another day, another instalment of Mobot's Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup. As ever, that means the best UK and US deals on mobiles, tablets and accessories, and the hottest app discounts and freebies for iOS and Android.

Today, readers in the UK might fancy popping along to Staples to grab one of several tablet-flavoured bargains, while Amazon US is hosting a sale on Sony headphones with up to 60% off. In apps, Square Enix is having a half-price Christmas sale on games including Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger, and there are massive reductions on Lego apps, too!

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Amazon Prime Now: one-hour delivery lands in Manhattan

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

I used to think it was pretty cool that I could order something from Amazon in the early evening and have it delivered via Prime the next day, but that notion now seems a tad quaint.

Meet Amazon Prime Now, a delivery service that offers to bring you stuff WITHIN THE HOUR. Good lawd.

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Google Nexus 7 2013, 16GB, £99 with Rewards card @ Staples

Google Nexus 7 2013, 16GB, £99 with Rewards card @ Staples

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Google Nexus 7 deal in-store @ Staples

Wander into your local Staples, and you can grab the 16GB Google Nexus 7 for the sexily delicious price of £99. Staples Rewards card required, but you should be able to sign up in-store, if necessary.

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Better UK mobile coverage: ETA 2017

Better UK mobile coverage: ETA 2017

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

We’re racing along on 4G in the UK now, maybe even super-fast 4G if you’re on EE, and already we’re starting to look ahead to the next generation, predictably referred to as 5G.

But spare a thought for those areas in the UK with patchy mobile signal, or even – worse still – no signal at all. The good news is: a massive £5bn investment will see many of those areas addressed within two-and-a-bit years.

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Quantum Legacy HD Turbo, iOS, free @ App Store

Quantum Legacy HD Turbo, iOS, free @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this Quantum Legacy HD Turbo deal @ App Store

What the heck’s Quantum Legacy HD Turbo? I’m not entirely sure, to be perfectly honest, but considering it used to be £9.99, it’s definitely worth a punt at the new price of £free. The App Store description promises "ON-RAILS action with JAW-DROPPING GRAPHICS". Sounds good to me!

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Daily (adjective): done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday. Example: Mobot's Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup. Just saying.

These intros are getting weirder by the day, but essentially we're looking at the best UK and US deals for mobiles, tablets and accessories (including price drops and voucher codes), and the hottest app discounts and freebies for iOS and Android.

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Apple Pay’s UK launch date seemingly edges closer

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Despite a little conflict of interest with the Merchant Consumer Exchange (including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CVS and Rite Aid), Apple Pay seems to be doing alright over in the US.

There’s still no official word on Apple Pay’s UK launch date, but a recent job advertisement suggests it’s very much on the horizon.

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