For the last few years, some of the web's most long-running tech media publications have been owned by a giant telecom company. Verizon bought AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017, which meant that websites like Engadget and TechCrunch were under its new Verizon Media umbrella. Today Verizon announced that it's selling off Verizon Media to a holding company, Apollo Global Management. The new organization will go by the old Yahoo name.
Dead Cells is one of the few mainstays across all of my Android devices. It's easily one of the best platformers on mobile, but better than that, the developer is active, and so The Bad Seed DLC has made its way to Android as of this morning. You can pick up this DLC for $3.99, which basically serves as an expansion to the core game. Best of all, the main title is on sale today for half off in celebration of The Bad Seed's release, so if you've yet to snag a copy of Dead Cells on Android, you have until April 6th to pick it for $4.99.
Dungeon of the Endless is a positively reviewed indie roguelike tower defense game that's popular on Steam, and it just landed on Android as Dungeon of the Endless: Apogee. You can pick up this new mobile version today for $5, which is currently 30% off the future retail price. This purchase includes all of the title's DLC, so it's a complete package that offers a revamped interface for mobile. Sadly this port still feels pretty rough. Not only is the game too dark to see anything, but the text is too small, the tutorial is painful, and there's no controller support.
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Yesterday, OnePlus got us all hot and bothered with the promise of $1 OnePlus buds in a flash sale today. Well, that sale started at 11 a.m. Eastern time this morning — and ended by 11:01. As expected, stock went fast. If you were able to get a pair, congratulations! They're very good earbuds for one dollar. If you missed out, you'll have another chance later today.
Portable power can always come in handy whether you're a constant camper or not, and Jackery makes products to fill a wide variety of use cases. Today, the company announced a sale to celebrate being in business for eight years. Customers can save 15% off products storewide from now until November 18, with the deals available from Amazon as well as Jackery.com.
Wear OS smartwatches aren't for everyone, but Fossil's Gen 5 watches are some of the best ones to buy. They operate on the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip paired with a full gig of RAM, making it one of the snappiest experiences with Google's wearable platform around. And right now, you can buy a Gen 5 watch for as low as $143.20 from Fossil's website when you use the coupon code exclusive.
If the name Maple Media doesn't ring a bell, it might be time to put the Californian company on your watchlist. Over the past few years, the startup has purchased many popular Indie Android apps like the podcast player Player FM, the photo collage maker Pic Stitch, and a whole bunch of games.
According to a TechCrunch investigation, the company's goal is to optimize existing IAP revenue streams and add its advertising network to its purchases, all while optimizing the apps thanks to shared code and developer expertise across the lineup. It looks like the latest product to become part of Maple Media's portfolio is Klinker Apps' PulseSMS, a Pushbullet competitor focused on cross-platform text message synchronization.
The first-generation Galaxy Buds were released last year to great acclaim for their well-rounded sound quality, above-average battery life, and comfortable design. Even though they aren't the new kids on the block anymore, they're still a solid option that's hard to resist now that they're so cheap.
A few days ago, the Twitter account for Google Nest teased "something special" would be revealed today. Many (myself included) thought Google would share more details about the Nest speaker we saw last week, or maybe even the new Android TV dongle that the company has been working on, but nope. The big announcement is... some sales.