WhatsApp Had 779M Downloads In 2018. Here Are The Other Top Apps Of 2018

Uber is tops in more than one category, Facebook absolutely destroys the social competition, and Wish got more app downloads than e-commerce giant Amazon. Those are just a few of the insights from Apptopia’s most downloaded apps of 2018 list. The single most-downloaded app of 2018? That would be WhatsApp, Facebook’s other global messaging platform, with more than 779 million downloads between iOS and Android. The only other app that even came close is the casual game Helix Jump, with more than 334 million installs. Top global app downloads of 2018,…

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These are the hottest travel destinations for 2019, from Savannah to Singapore

Martin Puddy | Getty Images A new year means new opportunities to tick off the destinations on your bucket list. So, where are people headed? American Express recently revealed the top trending travel destinations for 2019, based on its year-over-year (2017 versus 2018), proprietary American Express Travel 2018 booking data for trips being booked for 2019. While a few of the usual tourist hot spots — like Tuscany and the Bahamas — made the list, there were a number of surprising, far-flung locations people are jetting off to. Another twist?…

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ZTE nubia Red Magic Mars soon coming to the UK and Europe

The beastly nubia Red Magic Mars was released just last month in China and by the looks of it, it will be stepping outside of the country really soon. A landing page has already been set up and you can sign in your email address so you can receive a notification once it arrives. According to the drop-down menu on the landing page, the phone will be available for purchase in the UK and Europe. But as manufacturers do, ZTE’s sub-brand nubia didn’t give any specifics around the release of…

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Realme C1 arrives tomorrow in the Philippines

Realme C1 was introduced back in September as the company’s most affordable phone to date. It was initially priced below $100 in India and Indonesia, but due to the poor performance of the Indian currency, it’s price was slightly increased since. The entry level smartphone is now making its way to the Philippines and will arrive tomorrow, December 5, at the online retailer Lazada. The Realme C1 will be launched in a flash sale with a PHP5,490 price tag, which is pretty much the same cost as other markets –…

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Education notes: BASIS educator named ‘Charter Teacher of the Year’

BASIS educator named ‘top charter teacher’ BASIS Tucson North’s John Rosinbum has been named the Arizona Charter Schools Association 2018 Teacher of the Year. Rosinbum teaches AP U.S. history and AP research courses at BASIS. The Charter School Association honored Rosinbum, saying he goes the extra mile to help his students and the BASIS network grow to their full potential — whether that’s by organizing the annual Senior Tricycle Race or by serving as a subject adviser for BASIS. “He is extremely reflective and intentional with every aspect of his…

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Fossil launches Fossil Sport, a Wear OS smartwatch running the Snapdragon 3100

Today, Fossil announces its latest smartwatch simply called: the Fossil Sport. The fitness-oriented Wear OS device will run the latest version of Wear OS with a revamped fitness and navigation UI. It also has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip that replaces the far-outdated 2100 chip. The Fossil Sport has a 350 mAh battery and comes in six body colors and there are 28 available silicone strap colors. There are also two sizes 41mm and 43mm with 18mm or 22mm bands, respectively, and the watch cases are made of aluminum…

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EVGA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition graphics card hits the fabled $999 price point

When Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at Gamescom, it said that models starting at $999 would be available. But in reality, all the custom models available since launch meet or exceed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition’s hefty $1,200 price point. Asus announced the $999 RTX 2080 Ti Turbo with a blower-style fan, but we’ve never actually seen it available despite being listed on Newegg. A new EVGA offering promises to finally bring big Turing below $1,000. As first noticed by Hot Hardware, EVGA has listed…

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Honor Magic 2 official images show the slider, gradient back, and black box

The Honor Magic 2 will be announced on October 31. This all-screen smartphone with a slider has been leaking a lot in recent days and weeks, but not only that – the Huawei sub-brand itself has been posting quite a few teasers already. Today it’s gone ahead and outed a slew of new official images of the device through its Weibo account, and these are more than simple teasers – they show the box and the smartphone itself in all its glory – in two gradient colorways, blue and pink/purple….

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Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the biggest one I’ve ever seen, big enough to house two cameras and a speaker. I generally don’t mind phone notches, but there’s something about the Pixel 3 XL’s that really…

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The Full Nerd ep. 71: Core i9-9900K, Intel benchmark controversy, farewell Hyper-Threading?

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dig deep into the Core i9-9900K, Intel’s first 8-core mainstream processor, and all the other new 9th-gen chips announced this week. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Intel Core i9-9900K $529.99 See It on Amazon We kick things off with an overview of the mainstream 9th-gen CPUs, Intel’s refresh of the Core X high-end desktop chips, and the beastly unlocked, 28-core Xeon W-3175X, just to get everybody on the same page. If you want the speeds and feeds in black and white,…

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