Two of the biggest sales events of the year are Amazon’s Prime Day and Black Friday, but how do you know which is the best one to shop? And are there key differences between the two events? Read on as we weigh up Prime Day versus Black Friday and explain everything you need to know about the two sales events. What is Prime Day? Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sales event to mark its birthday. It’s exclusively for Amazon Prime members rather than anyone with an Amazon account, but it’s possible to access the deals via an Amazon Prime free trial if you subscribe at the same time as the event. We don’t have a set date lined up yet for Prime Day but, traditionally, it’s held during the first or second week of July. The two-day sales event has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 2015. In 2020, the event was postponed until October 13 through 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but it’s expected that Prime Day 2021 will return to its usual slot in July giving consumers a … [Read more...] about Prime Day vs. Black Friday: When’s the best time to shop?
Rocket League is getting a mobile spinoff. Developer Psyonix announced a new installment of the franchise called Rocket League Sideswipe , which is a simplified version of the game built for mobile devices. Rocket League Sideswipe is the first new game in the franchise since it debuted in 2015. Like its console counterparts, Sideswipe is a hybrid sports/driving game where players control rocket cars in a sci-fi soccer game. The new stand-alone game is in development for both iOS and Android. Psyonix says it’s targeting a 2021 launch, though no specific window was given. It will launch as a free game. The main difference between Rocket League and Sideswipe is that the mobile version only features one-versus-one or two-versus-two matches. Rounds are much faster-paced and only last two minutes. It features a zoomed-out camera that shows the whole arena at once, rather than just tracking one player’s car. Sideswipe features touchscreen controls, online play, … [Read more...] about Rocket League Sideswipe brings the hit sports game to mobile
Recording phone calls is a sensitive topic for a variety of reasons, and there are often questions about why someone would want to record a call in the first place. But there are definitely legit reasons for wanting to do so. Perhaps you don’t want to miss a conversational nuance that you don’t pay attention to in the moment. Or perhaps you’re conducting a business call and want to record what was said for reference later on. So, how can you record and keep a clear record of any phone call you want? Mobile call-recording apps let you record incoming or outgoing calls from your smartphone. They are often automated, record all calls dialed and received, and may even save a record of all calls. Some also let you share recordings via email, social media, or SMS, as well as download files to your computer and allow storage in the cloud. Most have a short free trial period before charging a subscription fee. Here are some of the best call recorders for the iPhone. Editor’s note: … [Read more...] about The best call-recording apps for the iPhone
Stuck at home and can’t see friends and family? Conversation gone stale? Texting games are not only a great way to connect with others when you can’t see them in person — they’re also the ideal way to pep up a tired conversation. Whether you’re nostalgic for the simple games of your childhood or you’re just bored, we have an exhaustive list of awesome texting games to play with your friends, family, or acquaintances. All you need to do is send texts to each other! From classics like Hangman and Would You Rather to wacky games like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, we’ll take a look at the most exciting and fun texting games you can play right now. Further reading Best iPhone apps Best Android apps Best text messaging apps Emoji Translation Check this out if you are the visual type and you and your friends have an emoji keyboard. It’s likely that you have some favorite emojis that you use over and over again, leaving hundreds of others out of your realm of conversation. … [Read more...] about The best texting games for 2021
The best trip-planning apps can often be the difference between a great trip and an OK one. In a world where free time can be scarce, they can help us to plan trips in a way that’s quick and efficient. As the following list of the best trip-planning apps for iOS and Android show, they can help us store travel documents; remind us of gate, confirmation, or seat numbers; and plan ahead by showing us reviews of restaurants, museums, and landmarks. So if you suspect your trip plans are too ambitious to remember by heart, try on one of these trip planners for size. Also, if you need help with your travels that goes beyond trip planning, check out our article on the best travel apps . TripIt: Travel Planner TripIt is an easy-to-use and comprehensive travel-planning app that lets you create master itineraries for your trips. All you have to do is forward reservations and bookings to its dedicated email address, and it will create a single itinerary for any upcoming excursion you … [Read more...] about The best trip-planning apps for Android and iOS