Best multiplayer games

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The ultimate goal in the creation of smartphones and tablets was one thing: connection. They’ve paved the way to make connecting with others a cinch, but app developers have taken it even a step further by creating content and games that people from all over the world can play together. Sure, this introduces us to great people we might not have met otherwise, but it’s also helped bridge the gap between friends who are geographically too far away to hang out on a Friday night.

The apps in this list vary—some are designed for friends to be sitting right next to you, and others are meant for connecting you with new people, while some have features for both. But either way, they’re all perfect for the age-old tradition of bringing people together!

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Best office apps

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From small, at-home businesses to multi-billion dollar companies, modern technology is taking over. Your favorite coffee shop has you sign a tablet with your finger, and who even brings a pen and paper to meetings anymore? Whatever you do, whether you’re a small business owner, or someone working for a corporate company, or even the head-honcho at a humanitarian organization, these office apps will simplify your workload and make creating, collaborating, and keeping up with everything an absolute breeze.

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Best budget tablets

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With companies releasing new tablets all the time, it’s hard to settle on one, let alone find one that’s not too costly for what you’re wanting to use it for. Maybe you just want it to be able to play your kids’ favorite apps, or maybe you’re simply looking for something to stream Netflix on, read your favorite e-books, or even just to compile your meeting notes.

Whatever the case, we’ve compiled this list of our favorites for under $200 (and some under $100!). Some are geared toward gaming, others toward reading, and the rest will work for everything in between! They make the best gifts for kids and adults, or even if you’re buying for yourself!

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Best HTC 10 cases

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When most of us buy a phone, we plan on keeping that device for as long as we possibly can. With the array of cases out there though, it can be hard to sort through and find the perfect one that balances protection, style, and functionality. The HTC 10 is a beautiful phone, and you don’t want to take away from its stunning design nor do you want to risk damaging its body.

Hit the break for the picks.

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Best smartwatches

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Smartwatches are a fickle thing. Wearables are in a strange place where people either don’t like them, are afraid to use them, or don’t see how a smartwatch adds any convenience to their lives. There are, of course, a select few that have found smartwatches immeasurably valuable, but it’s very rare to see someone actually using one on a daily basis.

That said, smartwatches are getting better and better as times goes on. Not only are they getting more useful as they slowly become independent from your smartphone, but they’re also getting a whole lot nicer looking, too. If you’ve been wanting to try out a smartwatch, but aren’t sure which one to get, we’ve got some of the best listed below!

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Best icon packs

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It goes without saying, Android is a big and widely accepted operating system. Android is loaded on four in five smartphones around the world. The demand for it is huge! Why? A large part of it is that Android gives the user control of their smartphone. Customization is at the center, allowing the user to design and skin their home screen in anyway possible. As a result of this, there’s a huge community of developers and designers creating thousands of different themes, icon packs, wallpapers, and more.

That’s why we run an ongoing list of all the best icon packs every month. There’s always new and vibrant icon packs becoming available, and sometimes they’re highly underrated, not getting the visibility they need. In other situations, there are icon packs that make it straight to the top, being shouted as one of the best.

Either way, our goal is to show you all the new and regularly updated vibrant and exciting icon packs. After all, there’s nothing like downloading a new icon pack and a matching wallpaper to boot, loading it on your smartphone, and essentially experiencing Android for the first time all over again.

So, what’s new this month? Find out after the break.

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Best FPS games

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First-person-shooter (FPS) games are one of the most popular genres out there. After all, games like Call of Duty and Battlefield sell millions of copies every year. But, is it possible to get this same experience on mobile? Of course!

It goes without saying, first-person shooters are a little more difficult on mobile, particularly because of the touch controls, but pair a controller and your good to go! Another common misconception is that first-person-shooter games just don’t live up to their potential, and that they’re much better on the PC or popular game consoles. That’s why we’ve taken 10 of our favorites from the Play Store—to dispel this misconception and show what we think are the best of the best. Each of these apps are equally (if not more) as awesome on your Android device as they are on your PC or game console, and some of the different features exclusively for the Android games are pretty amazing.

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Best Android tablets

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What are the best Android tablets money can buy? It’s a hard call, simply because it’s an overcrowded market with so many different options to choose from. However, there are a few names and brands that have stood out from your average Android tablet, whether that be with high-end specs, a top-of-the-line display, or even an all-around great media package.

We’re going to introduce you to a few of our favorites with only the best features and specifications. It goes without saying, there’s something for everybody here. Whether you want something durable and childproof, professional and high-performance, or even a mix of both, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to follow along below!

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Getting the best iOS 10 features on your Android device right now

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Apple ended its WWDC 2016 keynote with the most amazing, fantastic, and beautiful refresh to iOS yet, and Tim Cook doesn’t know how you ever lived without it. It’s loaded with new features and tweaks, and, to Apple’s credit, some of them are actually some really nifty additions to mobile software.

There’s just one catch: you’re going to have to wait until this fall to take advantage of Apple’s latest iOS software. Like always, the new version of iOS will officially launch with the new iPhone around August or September, so until then you’re stuck with iOS 9. Unless, of course, you have an Android phone and would like to go ahead and snag all those useful iOS features for your smartphone right now. Fortunately for us, there are enough apps and software adjustments on Android to get pretty much every cool feature Apple announced without iOS 10 or an expensive iPhone. Read more