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Location-based game The Target to make mobile gaming more exciting

If playing alone on your smartphone has become too boring for you, it's time to try another kind of game. Location-based games are slowly getting traction in the mobile gaming community, and one of the newest kids on the block is The Target. While it started out as much more complex and complicated, changes in the mechanics now allows a smaller group of players to enjoy playing a digital and modified version of cops and robbers in the neighborhood.

Earthquake could possibly be detected by smartphones

Smartphones will only get smarter and smarter. The smartphone era may never come to an end and every new smartphone that is revealed each day will only outsmart the previous models. There’s actually no limit to what people can do with every phone model. In the near future, it could even replace computers as a full workhorse in schools, businesses, or the offices because of its portability, usability, and convenience.

HERE update: building footprints, better Chicago transit info

Nokia's mapping app HERE continues to try and best the previously unbeatable Google Maps and this latest update will bring them even closer to that goal. Their blog post says the new features per continent is "too many to practically list," but two new special ones are worth talking about. HERE can now give you a more accurate footprint of buildings in areas in several countries, while the Chicago transit system is getting a more visually accurate feature.

Jink location sharing app is both helpful and private

Imagine you’re meeting with some of your friends but all of you are not familiar with the place you’re going to. You’re switching back and forth between your location app and your group chat just so you can keep track of where everyone is, and it’s all getting a bit confusing. What if you have just one app where you can do both and you keep your privacy as well? Jink is the newest location sharing app for Android that can let other people know where you are exactly but at the same time maintain your privacy.

LG KizON gives kids their own wearable smartband

After child-friendly tablets, it was only a matter of time before manufacturers started zeroing on kids again, this time with wearable technology instead. Though not exactly the first, LG is now jumping into the fray with KizON, a smart band that seems to be built more for a parent's peace of mind than a kid's convenience and enjoyment.

Garmin Viago navigation app lands in the Play Store

Android users now have another option to consider when it comes to navigation. This latest app is called Viago and from a company that will be familiar to many -- Garmin. The Garmin Viago app is available from today, priced from $0.99 and touted as being one that allows you to "navigate with features you won't find in free apps."

Automatic driving assistant arrives for Android

The Automatic Link is touted as a "Smart Driving Assistant" but given support had been limited to iOS, it may not have been on the radar of many Android users. The good news is that has changed as of today. The Automatic app has landed in the Google Play Store ready for Android users looking to connect a little closer with their car.
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