Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

iOS and Android Games making a big impact in Nintendo and Sony











A new study by Flurry revealed that iOS and Android Gaming are making a huge impact in the gaming industry and even affecting Nintendo and Sony’s revenue. The chart above shows the U.S. revenue that was generated for portable games from 2009 to 2011 and the market share of iOS/Android, Sony, and Nintendo. Flurry notes that Nintendo is facing its first fiscal year loss and Nintendo might need to start making some huge changes to stay in the market. This all leads to my question, “When are you bringing Mario to iOS?”


Source: Flurry

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Angry Birds Surpasses Half a Billion Downloads

Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, have announced that they have surpassed 500 million total downloads of Angry Birds.Angry Birds fans have played over a total of 200,000 years with 300 million minutes of daily playtime, along with 400 billion birds launched and 44 billion stars collected.

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Best Buy Launches Nationwide Video Game Trade-Ins

Electronics retailer Best Buy has rolled out its new video game trade-in program nationwide, offering a $20 gift card with select titles to help offset the fact that GameStop gives more credit on average.

Best Buy’s new trade-in program goes wide this week, launching in nearly 600 locations around the country, with more in the coming months. Customers in participating stores will be able to take their games to the customer service counter or, in select locations, a dedicated trade-in counter, swapping their used titles for store credit. Game consoles and game accessories are also tradable. It’s a large improvement over the kiosk-based program they tested earlier this year.
Customers can also trade-in games online at the video game trade-in web page, where credit values will mirror those in-store, a fact that paints a pretty sad picture.
For instance, Red Dead Redemption, a fairly popular title, trades-in at $19 at Best Buy. GameStop gives customers $24 for the same title, plus added value for members of its premium program. Super Mario Galaxy 2 trades for $17 at Best Buy, and $25 at GameStop

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