Kenwood Unveils Three New Carplay & Android Auto Head Units

Kenwood Unveils Three New CarPlay & Android Auto Head Units

#CES2019 – If you were to buy a new car, there’s a good chance that you might be offered more modern alternatives to the car’s infotainment system, such as Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto. However if you’re not in the market for a new car, not to worry because it looks like Kenwood might have some aftermarket alternatives.

The company has recently announced a trio of CarPlay and Android Auto head units at CES 2019. The prices will range starting at $600 for the eXcelon DMX7706S, and $650 for the eXcelon DMX706S. Both devices will feature a 6.95-inch resistive touchscreens, 1.5A USB outputs, and two connections for cameras. Given the price difference is $50, we’re not sure what the real differences are just yet. There was also no mention of any wireless functionality.

Half Of Switch Owners Have Bought Zelda, Mario Kart, & Super Mario Odyssey

Half Of Switch Owners Have Bought Zelda, Mario Kart, & Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo has a stable of classic franchises that are almost always guaranteed to do well whenever they launch. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that half of Nintendo Switch owners own a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and/or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

This is according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke to IGN about the attachment rate for some of the company’s flagship titles. “Those three games continue to attach to hardware at better than 50 percent. Just think about that. For everyone who owns a system, more than one out of every two have bought Zelda, more than one out of every two have bought Kart, more than one out of every two have bought Odyssey. That’s never happened in U.S. video game history.”

Major Update For Telegram For Ios & Android Released

Major Update For Telegram For iOS & Android Released

If you use Telegram as your main messenger app, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app has received a rather significant update that will bring about a ton of new features and improvements to it. This will be applicable to both the iOS and Android versions of the app, so neither platform will be left out.

According to the announcement on its website, Telegram revealed that they will be introducing Instant View 2.0, which is basically the company’s take on Facebook’s Instant Articles and Google’s AMP. Version 2.0 will bring support to right-to-left languages, related articles, image links, tables, and more.

Sony & Rhapsody Launching Audiophile Streaming Service In Japan

Sony & Rhapsody Launching Audiophile Streaming Service In Japan

In the music streaming market at the moment, Apple Music and Spotify more or less reign supreme. However it seems that Sony wants in on the action and thinks that they might be able to set themselves apart by teaming up with Rhapsody and launching a streaming service in Japan aimed at audiophiles.

Dubbed Mora Qualitas, this streaming service will debut in early 2019 where it is priced at ¥1,980 per month, and will grant users access to FLAC files up to 24-bit/96kHz in quality, presuming that you have the necessary hardware to support such high-quality streams. It does seem a bit odd to choose Japan as a launch platform, but Sony is a Japanese company and as we have seen in the past, Japan has a very enthusiastic audiophile community where they go as far as installing their own personal utility poles for “purer” electricity.

Japan Expected To Stop Buying Huawei & Zte Equipment

Japan Expected To Stop Buying Huawei & ZTE Equipment

Huawei and ZTE, at least before they started to become known for their smartphones, would supply many a communications device to companies around the world. For example there mobile hotspot dongles sold by carriers around the world would be made by Huawei, so safe to say that in addition to smartphones, such as behind-the-scenes communications tools are a core of their businesses.

Unfortunately it seems that Huawei and ZTE could start losing those businesses. A report from Reuters has revealed that Japan plans to start banning the purchase of Huawei and ZTE products for government uses. This is done to help beef up their security to prevent leaks and attacks.

Command & Conquer: Rivals Now Available On Ios And Android

Command & Conquer: Rivals Now Available On iOS And Android

Back in the day, Command & Conquer was one of the more popular RTS games available, although in recent times we haven’t really heard much about the franchise, at least until earlier this year when EA announced Command & Conquer: Rivals which would be a game released for mobile.

The game was set for a release on the 4th of December and if you’ve been thinking about getting your hands on the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The game will be free-to-play, but given the popularity of the free-to-play model, there will be in-app purchases/

Google's Digital Wellbeing Now Available On Pixel & Android One Devices

Google's Digital Wellbeing Now Available On Pixel & Android One Devices

For companies such as Google and Facebook, the more we use their products, the better it is for them as it means more time spent on their platform, which means more exposure to ads. However spending too much time with our devices can be bad for our health, which is also why companies such as Google and Facebook have introduced digital wellbeing initiatives.

Google’s digital wellbeing initiative was initially announced at I/O earlier this year, and was available as a beta back in August. The good news is that if such management features are of interest to you, then you might be pleased to learn that the app is now out of beta and is available to users of Pixel and Android One devices that are running on Android 9.0 Pie.

Assassin's Creed Rebellion Now Live For Ios & Android

Assassin's Creed Rebellion Now Live For iOS & Android

If you’ve enjoyed Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise and would not mind playing it on your phones, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is now available for download on both iOS and Android devices. The game was initially pegged for a release on the 21st of November, but it seems to have gone live a day earlier than expected.

According to Ubisoft’s description of the mobile game, “Taking the series back to 15th century Spain, at the height of the Inquisition, Rebellion lets players found their own Brotherhood by building a base and recruiting up to 40 characters. These Assassins include a mix of new faces and familiar ones, including Ezio, Aguilar, Maria, Shao Jun, Machiavelli, and Claudia Auditore; once recruited, they can be assembled in three-person squads and sent to infiltrate Templar strongholds in tactical missions.”

Cloudflare Launches Its 1.1.1.1 Dns Service On Ios & Android

Cloudflare Launches Its 1.1.1.1 DNS Service On iOS & Android

In some countries, certain websites are blocked for various reasons. However an easy way to bypass these restrictions would be to change your DNS, and Google’s DNS is one of the free options out there. Now earlier this year Cloudflare launched their own resolver that anyone can use for free, and now it looks like that DNS resolver has since been turned into an app.

Dubbed 1.1.1.1, the app doesn’t do anything different if you were to change your DNS manually. However given that changing your DNS isn’t exactly something that everyone knows how to do, the app simplifies the entire process by basically turning it into a toggle where you can choose to turn it on or off.

Microsoft Cortana Gets A Redesigned App For Ios & Android

Microsoft Cortana Gets A Redesigned App For iOS & Android

iOS has Siri and Android has Google Assistant, so Microsoft’s Cortana’s existence on either platform does put it in a somewhat weird position, but it is there nonetheless or those who might prefer using Cortana for whatever reason. Now it looks like Microsoft is working on an update to the software that will give it a redesign.

Microsoft Confirms Sticky Notes Will Soon Be Coming To Ios & Android

Microsoft Confirms Sticky Notes Will Soon Be Coming To iOS & Android

A couple of months ago, a report suggested that one of Windows 10’s features, Sticky Notes, could eventually find its way to mobile. For those who are unfamiliar with the app, it’s basically Microsoft’s version of Notes on macOS and iOS, but the difference is that it acts like virtual sticky notes where you can paste it over your desktop for little reminders and memos.

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night & Rondo Of Blood Haunt Announced For Ps4

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood Haunt Announced For PS4

If you’re a fan of the Castlevania series and wouldn’t mind reliving some classics, then you might be very excited and pleased to learn that Konami has announced that two Castlevania classics will be making its way onto the Sony PS4 next month. This comes in the form of Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night, both of which are scheduled for a release on the 26th of October.

Monster Hunter Stories Now Available On Ios & Android

Monster Hunter Stories Now Available On iOS & Android

Capcom seems to be on a roll releasing Monster Hunter games, such as Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter Generations which was recently made available for the Nintendo Switch. Now if you’re looking to bring your monster hunting with you on the go, then you might be interested to learn that Capcom has since announced Monster Hunter Stories for mobile.

For those unfamiliar, the game was previously released on the Nintendo 3DS back in 2017. It has now been released for both iOS and Android devices so gamers who played the 3DS version can expect more or less the same thing, except with revamped controls designed for mobile devices and touchscreens.