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Deal: Learn to code for $1

By AA Picks

Got an idea for an app or program knocking around in your head but don’t know how to code? It’s often hard to know where to start, but for a short time, you can get started for as little as $1.

Tech Deals is currently hosting a humble bundle-style collection of 10 learning kits. Pay whatever you want, and you can start learning everything from JavaScript to Python to app programming.

What’s in the bundle:

As is always the case with these kinds of bundles, paying less than the average won’t unlock the full set of kits. For this one, paying $1 will just unlock the JavaScript walkthrough, which is still a steal since it normally costs $99.

Paying above the average unlocks all 10 kits, a total value of $1,573. At the time of writing, over 62,000 kits had been sold and the average price was hovering around $15. However, the nature of these kinds of bundles means that the average price will constantly rise as more and more users cash in. So the sooner you pounce, the more you save.

Click the button below to stop stalling and start programming!

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We may get a small percent from purchases made through our posts. However, the AA Picks team only showcases verified, legitimate deals. It’s a nice way to help keep the lights on around here, and it decreases our reliance on pesky ads. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out at aapicks@androidauthority.com.

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BlackBerry Krypton allegedly caught on camera

By Evan Selleck

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TCL, the company manufacturing BlackBerry-branded smartphones, has said that it’s launching a full touchscreen smartphone in October. Ahead of that announcement, though, the device may have been captured on camera.

The phone in the picture, which is partially blocked by a blacked out BlackBerry KEYone, is said to be the BlackBerry “Krypton” and has a silver case with a textured back panel and the familiar BlackBerry logo. Unfortunately there isn’t any additional information attached with the picture, so we’ve got very little to go on.

TCL has confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will feature IP67-rated water and dust resistance and that the battery will last around 26 hours with mixed usage. That’s a pretty big goal to reach, so it will be interesting to see if this handset can do it.

Are you considering buying a BlackBerry smartphone this year? What about one that features a full touchscreen rather than a physical keyboard?

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Source:: androidandme

    

Razer hopes to debut its mobile device by the end of 2017

By Williams Pelegrin

This seems like a familiar place, doesn’t it? We’ve heard whispers and murmurs from the rumor mill and Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan himself that the company has plans for the mobile gaming market. In a sit-down with CNBC, however, Tan let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that Razer is working on a mobile device and hopes to release the device by year’s end.

In the interview, Tan confirmed that the device will focus on gaming and entertainment. Based on the words Tan chose, he certainly knows what the device could end up looking like and what it could exactly do in terms of functionality, but did not say so in the interview.

Per Tan:

I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared towards gaming and entertainment. We are hoping to have it come by the end of the year.

Tan chose his words carefully as to when the device might be available for a good reason. Later on in the interview, Tan discussed Razer’s plans to go public sometime later this year, with the CEO saying that, “Having that war chest from the IPO would allow us to [invest in R&D] and much more. And that’s what we want to continue doing: to make cool products.”

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From the sounds of it, it seems like Razer’s ability to properly build out and release its mobile device hinges on how successful (or unsuccessful) the IPO goes. If the IPO goes well and Razer generates a good amount of capital from it, then the odds of an end-of-year debut for the company’s mobile device should be pretty high.

Even if the IPO goes well, however, it is tough to predict what the device could look like. In the last year, Razer acquired audio company THX, gaming company Ouya, and smartphone maker Nextbit. All of these acquisitions allude to a stronger presence in the entertainment industry, but does not help in determining what the device will look like or how it will work.

That doesn’t mean we won’t take a few cracks at guessing, however. With the Nextbit acquisition, Razer could release a gaming-focused smartphone, particularly since the Nextbit division operates as an independent entity within Razer. Then again, it could turn Project Fiona, shown off back in 2012 as a portable gaming tablet with removable controllers, into a reality.

There are many avenues that Razer can go down with the mobile device. Regardless of what it is, the announcement brings back memories of the original Nvidia Shield and has us excited about what the device could be. Make sure to sound off in the comments to let us know what you want from a Razer mobile device.

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Source:: android authority

    

Moto G5S Plus goes up for pre-order for $50 off

By Dima Aryeh

The Moto G5 Plus is getting an upgrade, and it’s coming to the US soon. The G5S Plus features some upgraded specs over the previous year’s device and is now available for pre-order.

The 32GB variant with 3GB of RAM is currently up for $229.99 and the 64GB model with 4GB of RAM is $299.99. Both prices are currently $50 off but that discount will go away soon, bringing the prices up to $279.99 and $349.99 respectively.

Other specs include a 5.5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 3,000mAh battery, dual 13MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and Android 7.1 Nougat.

The device is launching on September 29 and you can pick it up on Newegg, B&H, and Motorola’s site in either Lunar Gray or Blush Gold.

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Source:: androidandme

    

Nokia 8 coming to US, passes through FCC

By Dima Aryeh

The Nokia 8 is coming to the US. Despite rumors that it would not make it to the States, a specific version has now passed through the FCC. The device comes with a 5.3-inch 1440p display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, dual 13MP rear cameras, a 13MP front camera, a 3,090mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor on the front.

The model bound for the US will be getting 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage in addition to the microSD slot, making it significantly higher-end than the base models meant for other countries. This variant will also likely be heading to China.

We’re happy to see that Nokia is bringing its flagship to the US because it seems like an awesome device and a great way for Nokia to get back in the smartphone game. How many of you will be picking one up? Leave a comment!

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Source:: androidandme

    

Top 10 New Android Games This Week: Cat Bird, Over Space

By Steve Raycraft

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any suggestions for next week’s post.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Game

Description: Be recruited as a Kingsman agent! You’ll need to pass your training by completing Merlin’s virtual simulation. Step into the shoes of Eggsy, Harry, Roxy, Merlin, and many more, each with their own style, skills and gadgets, and save the world from the hidden threats that lurk within.

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars

Description: Immerse yourself in the rich world of Stormbound, as four kingdoms struggle for dominance. Construct a deck of unique and powerful cards and then dive into real-time battles against other players.

Viking Hunters

Description: The blizzards and hailstorms have turned into rain, the mist has receded back to the polar isles, it’s hunting season once more. Prepare the ship, rally the crew. The battle will be epic, for we have the gods in our side. Giant monsters emerge from the depths to feed, although they belong deep below the waves, their strength and cunning is formidable. We will take their precious treasures or fall gloriously.

Cat Bird

Description: An adorable journey across worlds. Help Cat Bird on his challenging platform adventure on an epic quest to get back home. Venture through unique worlds hovering across pits, traps, enemies, and saw blades. Beware of the mighty guardians that block your path. Join the journey and open your inner meow!

Over Space

Description: From the creators of the award-winning Galactic Phantasy Prelude franchise, Over Space is a brand new massively multiplayer online space role playing & strategy game. While serving as a continuation of the Galactic Phantasy Universe, Over Space has been completely designed from scratch and features a whole new story and gameplay system.

Cat Quest

Description: Leap into a grand adventure of dragons, magic and cats in purr-suit of the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister! Explore Felingard’s huge overworld map, risk life and limb delving into dungeons for epic loot, and lend a paw to a furry cast of characters in a flurry of side quests.

Tap Tap Beat

Description: Tap Tap Beat is the best version of Music Game series. With Great Arts, and many Beat of Famous Songs in the world. Get ready to feel the music as you tap tap your smartphone (or tablet) screen now! This game is very very simple to play and have 3 difficult levels for every songs to choose.

Adventurous Fins

Description: Play now the game of the Minika – Adventurous Fins cartoon series. …read more

Source:: androidandme

    

Instagram enables face filters in live video, adds exclusive filter

By Dima Aryeh

Instagram, much like Snapchat, features face filters that add things like glasses, dog features, and more to your face. Unfortunately, you could not use them during regular Instagram video broadcasts. The latest app update changes this.

This update, which will be rolling out over the next few weeks. will allow you to use face filters during Instagram live video. Instagram has also added a new face filter exclusive to live video. It’s a pair of sunglasses that reflect a scene you can change.

If you want to try it, start a live video in the Instagram app and hope that the change has been rolled out to you!

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Source:: androidandme

    

Mid-range Moto G5S Plus makes its way to the US by September’s end

By Williams Pelegrin

When Motorola announced the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus back in August, it was somewhat of a surprise given how it was less than a year since the Moto G5‘s and Moto G5 Plus‘ release in March. Even so, the Moto G5S Plus looks like the budget phone to beat as it officially makes its way to the US in a little over a week.

As a refresher, the Moto G5S Plus is similar to the Moto G5 Plus in some areas. Both phones share a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor, 3,000 mAh battery, and either 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Both phones also feature a fingerprint sensor below the display that comes with gesture support.

The main differences rest with the build and cameras. Whereas the Moto G5 Plus still featured plastic on the exterior, the Moto G5S Plus comes with an all-metal unibody design. The Moto G5S Plus also rocks an 8 MP camera instead of its predecessor’s 5 MP sensor. More significantly, the newer phone features dual 13 MP rear cameras versus the predecessor’s single 12 MP camera.

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Project Fi meets Android One, starting with the Moto X4

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Motorola remained quiet about the Moto G5S, which was promised for a US release this fall. Seeing how Motorola will continue to sell the Moto G5 Plus alongside its enhanced sibling for the foreseeable future, however, that might be for the best.

As previously mentioned, the Moto G5S will come in two variants: one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage for $230, and another with 4 GB of RAM and double the storage for $300. Both models are available for pre-order, but keep in mind that their prices stick until September 28, when both will see a $50 increase to their price tags.

Either version of the Moto G5S you get will go on sale September 29 and work with all four major US carriers, including Verizon and Sprint.

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Source:: android authority

    

What it’s like to film with the LG V30

By Jimmy Westenberg

The LG V30 is turning out to be one of the most impressive smartphones of the year, and that’s thanks to its powerful camera setup. LG has always touted the V-series as video-centric devices, so what better time to test out the V30’s camera than during a couple of long trips around the world!

Josh takes the LG V30 to Germany and China and films everything along the way. Be sure to check out the video above to see just what the V30’s camera is capable of.

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Source:: android authority

    

US carriers waive fees in response to Hurricane Maria and recent Mexico earthquake

By Williams Pelegrin

Even though it has already ravaged a number of Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria remains a threat to impose more damage in the region. Not to be outdone, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding areas has killed at least 216 people. Both of these events have left these areas and the people who live in them in ruins, and US carriers have stepped up to make it easier to contact friends and loved ones in affected areas.

Starting with T-Mobile, the carrier said that those in Puerto Rico will have free calls and texts, along with unlimited data, to the US through September 24, even if their plans do not include unlimited data. T-Mobile also grants those in the US and Puerto Rico free calls and texts to Mexico through September 22, while customers in Mexico can roam for free.

Moving on to AT&T, customers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will automatically receive credits and have fees waived for unlimited calls, texts, and data through September 24. Prepaid customers in the two regions will receive unlimited calls and texts, as well as extended payment dates.

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T-Mobile and Sprint merger reportedly on the horizon (UPDATE: talks continue)

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As for AT&T customers who have loved ones in the Caribbean, they will be issued credits that grant them unlimited texts, wireless calls, and landline calls from the US to the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, Saint Martin, and Saint Maaten through September 22. Finally, Cricket Wireless customers can make free calls to the Dominican Republic and Haiti through September 22.

Next up is Verizon, which offers wireless postpaid customers free calls and texts from the US to Mexico through September 22. Landline customers can make free calls from the US to Mexico through September 22. Big Red has yet to announce anything related to Hurricane Maria, though we expect an official statement sometime soon.

Last one up is Sprint, which will waive text, call, and data overage fees for Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile customers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands through September 24. Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile customers in the US can also call and text those in Mexico for free through September 22. Sprint will waive any voice roaming and text charges for customers in Mexico.

On a personal note, I commend the carriers for waiving calling and texting fees to and from affected regions. Hurricane Maria and the Central Mexico earthquake have caused a significant amount of damage, and the last thing worried loved ones need to concern themselves with is overage fees.

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Source:: android authority