apple smart packageWhile the actual product itself is important, so is its packaging, otherwise we’d be taking our devices home in brown paper bags. The packaging is part of the entire experience one gets when opening their brand new purchase which is why companies like Apple have paid a lot of attention to its design.

Now according to an Apple patent discovered by Patently Apple, it seems that Apple could be thinking about taking packaging to the next level by making them smarter. No, this does not mean that we will be seeing our packaging come equipped with electronics, but rather it will allow the user to setup their brand new device without having to even take it out of the box. Read full post →Apple’s Packaging Of Its Products Could Soon Get Smarter

Hearthstone gamers who are looking forward to the next expansion, Blackrock Mountain, will be pleased to learn that Blizzard has confirmed the expansion’s release which has been pegged for the 2nd of April in the US, and the 3rd of April in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. The expansion is currently available for pre-purchase for gamers who want to get the exclusive Molten Core card back.

The latest Hearthstone expansion is the third in the series and was actually announced earlier this month, although at that time of announcement Blizzard did not set a release date. The expansion will be similar to the Curse of Naxxramas expansion in the sense that it will feature less new cards and will bring back the same format which are dungeon wings where players will have to defeat a variety of different bosses. Read full post →Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain Will Be Released 2nd April

With the more powerful hardware of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, at least over their predecessors, you would think that games ported from previous-gen consoles would look even more impressive on the latest consoles. Unfortunately it seems that is not the case with Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V.

According to several reports, users have complained that after updating the game to Title Update 1.08 on the PS4 and Xbox One, they have noticed what appears to be a downgrade in the graphics quality which you can check out for yourself in the video comparison above. Naturally this did not sit well with users who had no issues with the prior to this. Read full post →Rockstar Investigating GTA V Graphics “Downgrade” On PS4/Xbox One

half-life-2-coverThe Half-Life 2: Update, which is Valve-endorsed and is a fan-created mod, will be releasing on Steam tomorrow, free of cost. Thanks to the Romanian modder, Filip Victor, who stepped in to release the last version of the graphics update for the game. Read full post →Half-Life 2: Update Arriving On Steam, Free

playstation_mobileIt is that time of the year when most of us are busy with tax refund season, and being in line with that, Sony has struck the right chord with the consumers. Keeping in line with the released PS4 3.5 firmware, the PlayStation Store will is giving away a 10% off discount starting now and will stay till the afternoon on Sunday in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Read full post →10% Discount Weekend For PS Store Kicks Off

If you own a Nexus device then you know how great the “Vanilla” (or “pure”) Android OS is. However, that doesn’t mean that Nexus devices are not lacking any functions. There are many features that you might not find on a Nexus device but the best thing about Android platform is the fact that you can add anything to your device after it has been rooted.

Root permission grants you access to do almost anything with your android device, change the ROM, install new services, completely tweak the look of your Android OS, get rid of bloatware, etc. If you really want to root your Nexus device then we will teach you a simple method that will let you Root almost any Nexus device from the latest Nexus 6 to the old Galaxy Nexus, except for the Nexus One smartphone because that’s really old. Read full post →How to Root Any Nexus Device

newbee dota2If you’re a huge fan of Valve’s DotA 2 video game, chances are you would be interested in catching The International which can be considered the biggest DotA 2 tournament of the year. The good news is that if you’re planning on catching it live, tickets are expected to go on sale today starting at 1PM EDT.

Gamers who are interested should probably move fast since last year’s tickets sold out in under an hour. Tickets will be limited to five per household so you won’t have to worry about scalpers who buy in bulk and try to resell them to you at a higher price. The International is expected to take place from the 3rd to the 8th of August later this year and will be held at the Key Arena in Seattle. Read full post →DotA 2’s The International Tickets Will Go On Sale Today

LG-G4-BackIn the past we have been treated to several LG G4 renders in which the handset appeared to be slightly curved. That being said if you’re looking for more photos of the LG G4, you might be interested to learn that new photos of the handset have been leaked. Now there’s no way of telling if these photos are the real deal so it’s best taken with a grain of salt for now.

In these photos it’s a bit hard to tell if the handset is curved. While the quality of the images are pretty good, the lighting and angles don’t really show its curved body so for all we know, the LG G4 might not even sport a curved display to begin with. Other than that there’s nothing particularly remarkable about the handset’s design. Read full post →More Alleged LG G4 Photos Surface

whatsapp-voice-calling2Android users of WhatsApp have had access to the voice calling feature for a few weeks now and it wasn’t too long ago that it was hinted that the iOS version could be coming soon. For iOS users who are looking forward to that feature, you wait could soon be over. According to WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton, the feature could be arriving in the next few weeks.

Acton revealed this at the Facebook F8 conference where he confirmed that iOS users can look forward to voice calling within a couple of weeks, but unfortunately Acton did not provide any specific dates, but either way we guess we won’t have to wait much longer for it. This isn’t the first time that WhatsApp has favored Android in terms of updates but at least the wait won’t be too long. Read full post →WhatsApp Voice Calling For iOS Coming In The Next Few Weeks

lumia-cyan-windows-phone-8.1We have seen how companies like BlackBerry have allowed Android apps to run on its platform. Granted it’s not the most optimized experience one can have, but if you wanted a particular app that wasn’t available for BlackBerry OS 10, then you would at least have this option. Now according to a report from Neowin, it seems that Microsoft is looking to offer its Windows Phone users a similar option as well.

This isn’t the first time we have heard that Microsoft was looking into that functionality although it seems that even after a year, Microsoft still has not given the feature a greenlight to ship alongside the Windows Phone platform. Instead it seems that Microsoft is developing the feature more as a backup plan in the event that universal Windows apps fail to catch on with developers. Read full post →Microsoft Reportedly Working On Windows Phone Compatible Android Apps