Philo Streaming TV Service Costs Just $16 and Includes No Sports Programming

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There is no shortage of streaming TV service options today. Google has their own. Sling TV is still here. Playstation and Hulu are too. DirecTV is in on it. And I’m sure there are more, those are just the handful that come to mind right away. This week, we get to add to the list a company called Philo who is doing things a bit differently. Philo launched a nationwide streaming TV service yesterday that costs just $16 per month. Yeah, you are reading that correctly. ...

Google Maps UI Update Puts Emphasis on Explore, Driving, and Transit

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If you’re part of the Google Maps beta (and you should be), what I’m about to share may not be news for you, but to anyone not part of the beta, be on the lookout for a new look in Google Maps this week. Detailed by the Google Maps team, they are changing up the driving, navigation, transit, and explore maps to, “better highlight the information most relevant to each experience (think gas stations for navigation, train stations for transit, and so on).” To help sum up ...

Action Launcher Update Introduces Adaptive Folders, Essential Phone Support

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Action Launcher received an update today to v31 that includes a number of new features. In a blog post detailing the update, developer Chris Lacy showed off the launcher’s new adaptive folders and full support for the Essential Phone before talking about how this update ushers in finalized Oreo compatibility. With adaptive folders, you are getting a similar experience to what you get with adaptive icons that are capable of changing shape. The thought here is that your folders shouldn’t be left out of the shape-shifting fun ...

Bugdroid Justice League Heroes Invade Android Pay

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To celebrate the launch of the new Justice League movie, the Android Pay team has worked in a few new characters and animations when you make purchases using your phone. As you will see, the new Bugdroid toons are based on The Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, and Cyborg. When you make purchases using Android Pay, the little toons will do nifty animations, and you’ll unlock all of the characters by making more purchases. According to Google, you won’t know who you’ll unlock first until you make ...

Question of the Day: What Mobile Games Are You Playing Right Now?

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Because Pokemon GO is no longer cool, I’m now the sole mobile gamer in the DL offices, a title that I hold proudly. Since I started playing Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, I’ve been on it like crazy every single day for the past few months. To say I’m addicted would be an understatement. I do find myself playing others games, too. At launch, I played Into the Dead 2, the new Monument Valley 2, and Stranger Things: The Game as well. All of those are ...

South Park: Phone Destroyer Now Available for Android Worldwide

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Teased back in mid-June, South Park: Phone Destroyer is now available worldwide for Android users. To compare this to another popular title, think Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. In this game, you collect character cards, then use these cards to form a squad which you will use in PvP battles. Each card has different abilities, meaning there are many different types of squads you can form. The ultimate goal is to collect the best cards that can shutdown any type of opposing force. This being South Park, ...

Google Makes Its Secret Files Go App Available for Download

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Files Go, the secret file manager app of Google’s that was discovered earlier in the week, is now available for download on Google Play. Google’s VP of product management, Caesar Sengupta, took to Twitter last night to acknowledge the app and that it had been discovered, noting that they opened it up to more people are at welcoming feedback. For those who missed it, Files Go is a smart file manager from Google that tries to recommend apps or files to clean up from your device ...

Makers of Pokemon Go Create Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for Their Next AR Adventure Game

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Niantic Labs, who you know from smartphones titles such Ingress and Pokemon Go, have their next project lined up and it could be another big one. This time, Niantic is focusing their augmented reality skillset on JK Rowling’s Wizarding World with the creation of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. As you might expect from Niantic, the focus will be on real-world interaction to “put magic in the hands of aspiring wizards and witches worldwide.” By taking over your neighborhoods, you’ll go on “adventures, learn and cast spells, ...