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Pop quiz: Name that gaming phone!

By Mitja Rutnik

Asus ROG Phone 2 rear ROG logo vent and camera

Each of the 10 images in this quiz shows a popular gaming phone, and your job is to figure out which one. There are four choices available for every question, only one of which is correct.

Before you press the Start button below and test out your knowledge, note that not all the phones in this quiz are marketed specifically at gamers. However, due to their large displays with high refresh rates, powerful internals, and various software features that improve the gaming experience, they are more than suitable for even the most demanding mobile titles.

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This is the 55th quiz in our regular weekly series. You can take a few of the most popular ones via the links below or check out all of them by clicking here.

Let us know which questions you thought were the hardest and share your result with others in the comments!

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Source:: android authority

    

Vivo Z1x review: Attractive design and good-enough specs

By Dhruv Bhutani

Vivo Z1x AnTuTu

The pace of smartphone innovation is such that we’re seeing apparent successors to newly launched devices within a matter of weeks, rather than months. The Vivo Z1 Pro launched in July and we praised it for having a laser focus on good design, photography chops, and long battery life. The Vivo Z1x builds on the strengths of its predecessor and ups the ante on almost all fronts.

About this review: I wrote this Vivo Z1x review after using the phone for a week. Vivo India supplied the review unit, which was running Android Pie with Funtouch OS. The software version at the time of testing was PD121F_EX_A_1.5.5 and the phone had the July security patch installed.

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Vivo Z1x Pro review: The big picture

The Vivo Z1x takes aim at devices like the Realme X, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, and a myriad of mid-range competitors from Samsung and others. It carries over the core experience of the Vivo Z1 Pro and punches up the appeal by making improvements to the camera, display, and general feature set. Is that enough to make a good phone great?

We find out in the Android Authority review of the Vivo …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Best Motorola Moto Z4 cases you can buy

By John Callaham

encased moto z4 case

The Motorola Moto Z4 is the latest smartphone in the Z series that’s compatible with the modular Moto Mods accessories. That includes the Verizon Wireless-exclusive 5G Moto Mod. If you picked up the Z4, you’ll likely want to protect the phone from harm by picking one of the Moto Z4 cases that are available.

Editor’s Pick

Motorola Moto Z4 review: Are Mods still worth buying into?

Motorola is taking yet another turn at its Mod-compatible series with the Moto Z4. As the name clearly indicates, this is the fourth-generation Z device, and with it, Motorola is stepping back and changing gears …

Here’s a look at the best Moto Z4 cases you can buy for the smartphone to keep it safe from falls, scratches and cracks.

Best Moto Z4 cases

Editor’s Note: We will be updating this list as more Moto Z4 cases are added.

1. Encased Moto Z4 case

This case from Encased is a single layer model that still offers a lot of rugged protection for the phone, without …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Deal: Master Microsoft Azure cloud computing for just $30

By AA Picks

The Essential Microsoft Azure Certification Bundle

Here’s a fun fact: Microsoft Azure is used by more than 95% of Fortune 500 companies. It’s little wonder that the people maintaining these cloud computing services are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.

To enter this lucrative field, the Essential Microsoft Azure Certification Bundle can be your career launchpad. It’s 97% off this week too, so there’s no better time to start training.

Through four training kits and 30 hours of content, you’ll grasp both the fundamentals and advanced concepts of this leading cloud platform.

Grasp both the fundamentals and advanced concepts of Microsoft Azure.

In the Ansible Foundation training kit, you’ll acquire the skills to create your playbooks, manage an entire cloud region, and configure network devices across Linux or Windows OS.

To ensure you’re industry ready, you’ll also dabble in key concepts, latest trends, and best practices for working with the AWS architecture as well.

The Essential Microsoft Azure Bundle:

  • Access four complete courses and 30 hours of content 24/7.
  • Learn the principles of Azure cloud-computing, and how to create the common services.
  • Learn the basics of Git and understand how to set up Git in your system.
  • Install Ansible 2.0 to create your own playbooks and manage an entire cloud region.
  • Become …read more

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Google Shopping’s rebrand brings it one step closer to competing with Amazon

By Phillip Prado

The new Google Shopping will replace Google Express and work across all Google products.

Google

Earlier this year, Google announced it would rebrand Google Express to create a universal shopping service across all of Google’s products. Now, that rebrand has officially happened, and you can check out Google’s Amazon competitor — Google Shopping — for yourself.

What is changing?

Google Shopping Update 1

Right off the bat, the most substantial changes are the obvious ones. The entire app has been redesigned with Google’s modern Material Design in mind.

When you first launch the app, it explains that apart from a minor face-lift, the app remains relatively unchanged. Google simply updated the name, icon, and general look of the existing Google Express app.

Once you get inside the app, you will notice the left-hand navigation drawer has been replaced by a simplified toolbar at the bottom. This change makes sense given the latest Android 10 navigation gestures and the increased one-handed usability. The search bar remains at the top of the application …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Enjoy over 600 games with this retro gaming console for $34.99

By AA Picks

Retro Gaming Console

Who doesn’t have fond childhood memories of eight-bit gaming growing up? If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a trip down memory lane with this retro gaming console.

The console has over 600 pre-installed games. It’s a huge selection, and your days of blowing into cartridges are long gone.

The console is also more compact than its historic lookalikes. It’s so small that you can easily toss it into your bag and bring it over to a friend’s house to relive the glory days. Just make sure there’s a TV with an HDMI port.

Whether you enjoy duck shooting, bike racing, or platform jumping, this console has it all.

Retro gaming will always have a special place in our hearts, and this is your chance to pick up a classic-style console at an incredible price. It has a list price of almost $300, but for the next few days, it’s available for just $34.99.

If you want to gift one of these old-school consoles to a friend as well then you can save yourself a little more. Buying two retro gaming consoles will cost you only $64.99.

Stocks are limited, and this deal is due to …read more

Source:: android authority

    

This week in Apple: iPhone 11 series launched, Apple Watch Series 5 tags along

By Phillip Prado

Apple iPhone 11 Pro colorways

There was a lot of Apple news this week, but the biggest was the launch of the 2019 series of iPhones: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new phones look similar to last year’s iPhones albeit with a new rear camera module shape and triple-lens setups for the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max.

Along with the new iPhones, Apple also released the latest addition to the Apple Watch line, an updated iPad, and official release and pricing information for Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus. Apple also announced that, like its line of laptops, the iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad will be constructed of 100% recycled aluminum moving forward.

Also read

Apple shouldn’t be praised for doing the bare minimum

The iPhone 11 launch has come and gone, and it seems like Apple has a few slick features in the new phones. Between the A13 chipset and multiple rear cameras on all models, it seems …

Although most of the attention was on the Apple launch event, there were some other notable happenings elsewhere, including an unexpected delay in the macOS …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Check out the first Google Pixel 4 camera and video samples

By Williams Pelegrin

With previous Google Pixel 4 leaks taking a look at the phone’s camera software and features, we now have a first look at its video recording performance from YouTuber ReLab.

The video compares the Pixel 4’s camera performance with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus’, with the two phones trading blows. On one hand, the Pixel 4’s images appear more true-to-life and detailed than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’ output is relatively warmer and the bokeh appears more natural.

Video performance is where things get ugly, with the Pixel 4’s output decidedly unimpressive. Audio quality from the Pixel 4 video is markedly worse than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus video, with the former’s color science strongly leaning toward the warmer part of the spectrum. At least stability is on par or better than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’ output.

Also read: Here’s a first proper look at

However, it’s too early to announce a winner and loser. We’re looking at early Pixel 4 hardware and unfinished software, with the leaked Google Camera app still unavailable. There’s still time for Google to implement further optimizations and improve …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Here’s a first proper look at the Google Pixel 4 camera features

By Williams Pelegrin

  • Google Camera version 7.0 leaked.
  • The unreleased version makes changes to the camera interface.
  • It also includes references to several Pixel 4-specific camera features.

Recent Google Pixel 4 leaks primarily focused on the hardware and software. However, today’s leaks from XDA-Developers mainly discusses an upcoming version of the Google Camera app and the Pixel 4’s camera features.

Starting with the camera interface, the camera switcher, shutter, and gallery buttons float above the viewfinder. The camera modes move from above the aforementioned to below them, though you can still swipe left or right on the viewfinder to change modes.

Looking at the top, the timer, motion, and flash options have been replaced with a contextual pop-up box. What you see in the box depends on the camera mode you’re in. For example, the portrait camera mode includes options for face retouching, timer, selfie illumination, and ratio.


Google Camera 7.0 screenshot 2
<img width="590" height="1180" src="https://cdn57.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Google-Camera-7.0-screenshot-3.jpeg" alt="Google Camera 7.0 screenshot …read more

Source:: android authority

    

Bargain! Pay what you want to learn to code

By AA Picks

Pay What You Want: The Legendary Learn to Code Bundle

Coding is one of the most future-proof skills you can acquire, but there’s a learning curve involved. It can be difficult to know where to start.

Unless that is, you’ve got yourself a one-stop training collection like the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle.

This bundle features some of the world’s most in-demand programming languages and platforms, and it spoon-feeds them to you in an easy-to-follow format. The best part is that you can pay what you want today.

From Python and Java to HTML5 and Ruby, the collection contains over 120 hours of instruction led by experts. Whether you’re a complete beginner or already have a bit of know-how, the training you receive can open up an array of new career doors and opportunities.

The Legendary Learn to Code Bundle:

If you add up the individual kit values, the bundle is worth more than $1,900, but right now it’s on a pay what you want promotion.

All you need to do is name your price for the entire Legendary Learn to Code Bundle. If it’s above the average — around $12 at the time of writing — you’ll get the whole thing.

Anything under the average, even if it’s …read more

Source:: android authority