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GTA: Liberty City Stories Hits Google Play, Currently Priced at $3.99

Rockstar published GTA: Liberty City Stories this morning onto Google Play, bringing mobile gamers a chance to experience the same great game, but this time, on Android. In the game’s description, Rockstar explains that the studio has streamlined and shortened missions to deliver a better mobile experience, while better graphics and touchscreen controls have been also […]

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Apple Watch could soon adjust iPhone volume based on ambient noise

Apple has been researching software solutions that would tap into a user’s Apple Watch to intelligently adjust an iPhone’s alert volume on the fly, by monitoring and comparing ambient sound samples.

A new Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals the Cupertino company is working on a system that would allow Apple Watch to automatically adjust the volume on your iPhone based on ambient noise.

If the contribution is outside acceptable levels, the patent abstract explains, a wearable device can notify an iPhone to adjust its alert volume or other alert characteristics.

By comparing an alert sound recorded by a wearable device against a stored reference signal based on ambient noise samples, a sound threshold analysis algorithm would determine precise volume adjustments.

Having an Apple Watch record ambient sounds is a smart idea, argues Apple, as the device is likely to be relatively exposed to the ambient air while it is being worn.

“In some embodiments an iPhone sends a notification signal to the wearable prior to playing an audible alert,” explains AppleInsider. “The receiving Apple Watch listens for the incoming tone and compares the signal against a stored ambient noise reference signal.”

It sounds like a great idea — and one that could be very useful — but to me, it almost seems redundant to Apple Watch owner. After all, if you have an Apple Watch on your wrist, you don’t really need to hear your iPhone, because your Watch will alert you to incoming notifications.

Instagram Soon to Bring View Counter for Videos

Over the coming weeks, users of Instagram will begin to see view counts on videos, providing exact feedback to those who upload videos how many people are watching the content. When the change takes place, view counts can be seen on the bottom section of an upload, right where “likes” used to be. Those who either […]

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Evleaks: One M10 Release Set for Week of May 9, HTC “Watch” in April

According to Evan Blass, aka evleaks, HTC’s upcoming One M10 flagship device is scheduled to launch in the US the week of May 9. This is the first solid date that we have heard regarding the One M10, with the only other intel suggesting that HTC was holding off until after MWC to unveil the phone.  In addition […]

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Snapdragon Wear is Qualcomm’s New Longer Lasting Wearable Chip, LG Promises to Use It

Qualcomm is ready to power the next generation of wearables with their new Snapdragon Wear platform and Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. Through a press release this morning, the San Diego based company announced that their new 2100 chipset will help manufacturers release wearables (like smartwatches) with “sleek designs, long battery life, smart sensing, and always-connected […]

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Archos announces Oxygen 50d before MWC

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we are already seeing some early announcements and press releases from manufacturers. This latest one comes from Archos, a French manufacturer known

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Report: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Pre-Orders Live February 21, Comes With Free Gear...

According to a report from Android World, the same day that Samsung intends to unveil the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at MWC on February 21, the company will also open up a pre-order for the devices. Not only could folks be able to pre-order the device, but Samsung is throwing in an additional incentive to […]

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold and Platinum Arrive in the US Tomorrow...

The Samsung Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold and Platinum will hit US stores starting tomorrow, February 12, for $449.99, according to Samsung. The companies announced US availability this morning, stating that you’ll be able to buy each from retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and Samsung.com.  This higher-end version of the S2 Classic […]

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Alto’s Adventure Now Available for Android Devices

Without any further ado, Alto’s Adventure is now live on Google Play for all Android folk to download. This game, which became a very popular title on iOS, brings a lighthearted coolness that only llamas and snowboarding down the side of a mountain can provide. You play as a resident in a small mountain village. After […]

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