‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’ is coming to iOS and Android

The Castlevania-inspired Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is headed to mobile devices. NetEase Games and ArtPlay are working on iOS and Android versions of the side-scrolling action RPG.The port will include everything from the console version, incl...

Google pulls popular Android apps that collected kids’ device data

It’s not always easy for app creators to avoid violating kids’ privacy, and a few of those developers are learning this first-hand. TechCrunch reports that Google has removed Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay, Android apps with a...

Portrait Light effects in Google Photos come to older Pixel phones

You don’t have to buy a Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 5 to take advantage of Google’s latest portrait wizardry. Android Police has discovered that Google Photos’ new Portrait Light feature is rolling out to older Pixel phones dating as far back as the Pixel 2...

Foursquare test app whispers restaurant suggestions through your earbuds

Local recommendation apps have a common problem: you often have to be looking for those recommendations, making it unlikely that you’ll discover a place through pure serendipity. Foursquare thinks it can help by being more proactive. It just released...

Android mobile-controllers allow you to make the most of your Microsoft Xbox Game Pass!

I feel your pain if you’re an iPhone user who loves gaming. Apple hasn’t been particularly kind to you, what with the removal of Fortnite from the game-store and the pre-emptive banning of services like Microsoft Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia. However, if you’re really serious about gaming, just grab yourself a budget Android phone and one of Nacon’s MG-X Android Controllers and you’ll have perhaps one of the most powerful mobile gaming solutions in the palm of your hand!

Nacon offers two incredibly versatile gaming controllers for people with an Xbox Game Pass. The MG-X controller resembles a Nintendo Switch, with your smartphone sandwiched between two tablet-sized remotes, while the MG-X Pro gives you a more ergonomic piece of hardware, designed to look sort of like Sony’s Dual-Shock controllers with rounded grips, but with an Xbox button on the right-hand remote. Both of Nacon’s controllers are singular, with a stretchable design that grips your phone in between. They both ship with Bluetooth 4.2, which Nacon says will offer incredible lag-free input, along with a battery capacity of 20 hours on a full charge, and the ability to independently charge the controller while playing. They even come with the standard XYAB buttons, a D-Pad, two analog sticks, and shoulder-buttons that allow you to play more than 100 Xbox games on your Android smartphone. The controllers are set for an early-2021 debut, which means they’ll narrowly miss the launch of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate next month… but I guess that window of time will really help Microsoft work out any possible kinks and bugs in their game-streaming service.

Designer: Nacon

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 phones might sport even larger camera bumps

If you’re not particularly fond of the big camera bumps on the Galaxy S20, its follow-up might not change your mind. OnLeaks and Pigtou (thanks to Xleaks7) have shared what they say are leak-based renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S21, or Galaxy S30, and t...

Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google...