BlackBerry Priv briefly goes on sale with eye-watering price tag

BlackBerry Priv looks exciting -- but expensive. Photo: BlackBerryBlackBerry prematurely made the upcoming BlackBerry Priv available to pre-order on Wednesday night with a listing that confirmed the handset’s full set of specifications — and its eye-watering off-contract price tag. There isn’t much we didn’t already know about the Canadian company’s first Android-powered device, but this listing confirms what the rumors had already promised.

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Fleksy gets updated with an all new custom theme builder

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Fleksy is easily one of Android’s most loved third-party keyboard apps. There’s a lot of reasons for that, particularly because of its undying commitment to its customers. Now users have yet another reason to love Fleksy, as it has just been updated with a custom theme builders, which allows you to build your very own custom keyboard theme and use it in any application that Fleksy is used in.

It’s fairly easy to create your own theme, too. You’re given a clean template in which you can colorize, edit icons, and so on. And once you’re done creating your theme, you can share it with your friends and have them use it as well! Just about anything on the Fleksy keyboard can be altered, making the possibilities endless. Neat, huh?

Of course, if you don’t like the theme you’ve created, remember that Fleksy has a ton of built-in preset themes for your keyboard. From the looks of it, you’re given all of the options that the company uses to create their themes, so chances are, you can create something fairly professional. Now if only Fleksy had a store that users could submit their customized themes to. Imagine the possibilities!

If you haven’t gotten the update yet, be sure to hit the download link below.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Reviews: Game Both Good & Bad

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Reviews: Game Both Good & Bad is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate reviews are in ahead of the game’s release tomorrow. The overwhelming majority of these Assassin’s Creed Syndicate reviews point to a game that benefits from a tighter focus on single-player experiences. Still, it seems the game suffers from some issues experienced in last year’s much-criticized Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate reviews arrived on many publications this morning. Officially, the game arrives on store shelves for purchase and on services for digital download tomorrow, October 23rd. Ubisoft distributed early copies of the game to dozens of sites early so that they could have reviews up before the game becomes available. Ubisoft forced outlets who’d received review copies of Assassin’s Creed Unity to wait until the game released before they published their reviews last year. It was a move that the company took a lot of criticism for.

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Polygon’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate review is mostly positive. The outlet notes that Jacob and Evie Frye, the game’s main protagonists, are given equal time in the tense campaign, and that switching between both characters “made sense in the context of the twins’ often opposing viewpoints on the correct path forward.” Assassin’s Creed Syndicate marks the firs time players have been able to switch between main characters. Many worried that one or the other would get shortchanged, but it appears Ubisoft balanced the two just right.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has cleaner streets and rooftops, more direct paths between areas, and a slightly simplified control layout that makes it easier to differentiate between when you’re trying to move up a building.” The outlet’s Phil Kollar says that he ran into a “couple of crashes and enemies spawning in weird places,” but the game isn’t a steady stream of issues like Unity.

General interest website Mashable walked away with a very different impression of the game. In fact, readers don’t even need to dive into the body of its review to get a sense for how they feel about it. Their Assassin’s Creed Syndicate review’s title describes the game as “a beautiful, thrilling mess of a game.”

Reviewer Adam Rosenberg concludes that parts of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate work well. “Virtual London is the best damn assassin jungle gym you could ask for,” he writes. He appreciates the recreation of London and the rope launcher and carriage mechanics that are new to this game and give it an almost Batman: Arkham Knight feel. He enjoys the contrast between Jacob and Evie and the many infiltration options that the story missions supply users with.

But, he isn’t a big fan of the story. “The game’s virtual London is a marvelous sight to behind, but there’s an absence of character, of personality, to help you connect with what’s happening on an emotional level.” He says that “ According to this writer, “character moments” are missing from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

“Ranging from game-breaking to just plain hilarious, technical hiccups are a constantly disruptive force as you play.” According to Rosenberg, technical issues harm what Ubisoft is trying to do with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, which is pretty interesting considering many other reviews only point out slight glitches. According to this review Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is sometimes “outright broken.” He’s encouraging gamers to wait to purchase the game until a few months after release, when Ubisoft has worked out the issues.

Because there’s such a discrepancy in whether the game is fine technically, it’s impossible discern whether Assassin’s Creed Syndicate buyers should cancel their pre-orders or not. Certainly, we’ll hear about any very serious issues after midnight Eastern Standard Time. That’s when Assassin’s Creed Syndicate officially goes on sale to all users with an Xbox One or PS4.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Reviews: Game Both Good & Bad is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.