Black Ops 3 Campaign: 5 Things That Need Your Attention

Black Ops 3 Campaign: 5 Things That Need Your Attention is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

As the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date draws near, we get a better look at the upcoming campaign mode for Call of Duty.

Here’s the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign trailer and five details that stand out after watching it.

Activision and Treyarch shared this new campaign story teaser after a Twitter campaign that took the form of breaking news updates simulating multiple explosions, attacks and quarantines.

This new teaser comes after Activision confirmed that there is no campaign mode for Black Ops 3 on PS3 or Xbox 360. If the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 video excites you, you better upgrade your console.

We recommend watching the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign video at 1080P 60FPS for the best look, and then head below to see the details you may have missed in your first watch. If you want to see what happens in the memory flashes that go by too fast on the video, the gallery below also shows what you may have missed, including more hints of WW2 in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and some Black Ops 3 campaign mode secrets.

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date is November 6th for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The game is available to pre-order now for $59.99 on new consoles and PC, and for $49.99 on older consoles. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Juggernog special edition with a mini fridge is sold out, and selling for $400 and up on eBay. The best you can do at a bargain is a Juggernog Beer Mug.

Here is a fast look at five exciting details from the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 story trailer.

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You’re on a Rescue Mission

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Through various points in the new Black Ops 3 story trailer we see a main character who is looking for his missing brothers in arms.

On the Call of Duty YouTube channel Activision challenges gamers with a teaser, “You must navigate the hot spots of a new Cold War to find your missing brothers.”

This seems like a straightforward task, but this is Black Ops, so nothing is as it seems.

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Black Ops 3 Campaign: 5 Things That Need Your Attention is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Deal: ChargeIt! Car Charger can power 2 devices at once, now just $17.95

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Not too long ago we told you about the super inexpensive ChargeIt! Wall Charger that could power up to three devices at the same time. If you’re a fan of that charger but would like something similar for the car, the AA Deals Store has you covered. Right now, you can pick up a ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger for a massive 40% off!

This ChargeIt! Car Charger features two USB ports in 1A and 2.4A variants, allowing you to plug in two devices at the same time. And unlike some other car chargers on the market, this one will safeguard your devices with overload protection so you can charge your smartphones and tablets worry-free. There’s even a 10.5-inch Micro USB cable provided in the box so you can leave yours at home.

If you’d like to get your hands on the ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger, the Android Authority Deals Store has them on sale for just $17.95, which is a big 40% off the retail price. Interested? Head to the deal link below for more information.

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition first look

LG just announced the steel-bound V10, but that’s not the only ferrous beauty coming from the Korean company today: the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition brings a classy look and cellular connectivity – a first for the Android Wear ecosystem.

We had the opportunity to check out the Urbane 2nd Edition, with a caveat: we couldn’t play with the software at all. With this warning out of the way, here’s our first look at the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.

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Design and functionality

While the Urbane 2nd Edition is the first Android Wear watch with cellular connectivity, LG has dabbled with the concept before, on the webOS-powered Watch Urbane LTE. There is where the Urbane 2nd Edition takes most of its design cues, and, in particular, the three buttons on the side.

The Urbane 2nd Edition is definitely more sportsy than the Watch Urbane, especially when you choose one of the rubber bands. There will be several bands options available, but you won’t be able to use a standard one, because the bands incorporate the antennas required for cellular connectivity.

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The watch is thick compared to other wearables, but it doesn’t look too large and it’s quite comfortable even on my tiny wrists, thanks to the curved bands.

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The color accents of the buttons match the band, which is a nice touch. The top button allows you to bring up your favorite contacts, the main one has the typical Android Wear functionality, while tapping the bottom button will open up LG’s Health up. The device can monitor your heart rate, workout intensity, and stress levels, though we suspect the latter two features are based on simple readings of the heart rate.

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Hardware features and connectivity

The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition packs the best specs on any Android Wear smartwatch to date. These include a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, and GPS. The display is 1.38 inches with a 480 x 480 pixels resolution, for an excellent 348ppi; for comparison, the next best display is on the Huawei Watch, at 400×400 pixels.

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The battery is much larger than the norm as well. At 570 mAh, it’s almost double what you get on the Huawei Watch or the Tizen-powered Gear S2. Of course, the LTE/3G modem will consume a lot of that power, but LG claims the Urbane 2nd Edition should be good for a full day of use, or more.

You will be able to connect to the internet wirelessly from anywhere in the world. The LTE/3G device takes a nano-SIM and should work with many carriers. More details will be offered when the device launches in the US.

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Software?

It appears that LG has announced the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition before Google has finalized the latest Android Wear version needed to enable the new features on the device. That’s likely the reason we weren’t allowed to shoot the software during our briefing. That said, an announcement from Google is probably imminent.

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Wrap up

LG is really stepping it up with the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which joins a growing collection of beautiful Android Wear smartwatches of mostly circular design. We’ll need to wait for the Android Wear update and a test of the cellular support before offering our verdict, but signs are pretty encouraging.

Tell us what you think!

US stores are expected to accept chip-and-PIN credit cards today, but most aren’t ready

Today is the day that every merchant in the US is expected to have new terminals installed that can accept chip-and-PIN cards, the secure credit card technology that is ubiquitous in Europe and Canada and has been proliferating throughout the US for the last year. But don’t expect to see any dramatic changes today, as both merchants and banks are still lagging in chip and PIN adoption.

While the US is the last major market using the signature system for credit card authentication, the 10-year-old chip-and-PIN system still hasn’t caught on thanks to comparatively robust fraud protection systems in the States. Back in 2012, Visa and MasterCard instituted a liability shift that would shift fraud responsibility to merchants who haven’t…

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How to transfer messages, photos, and contacts from iOS to Android

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Apple recently brought its first app to the Play Store, Move to iOSIt’s a simple app — you have both your Android and iOS device on the same WiFi network and you begin transferring all of your Android data to iOS seamlessly!

In the spirit of that, we’ve constructed a handy guide on doing exactly the opposite. We want to help our friends currently stuck on iOS move their data to Android. For those of you that are wanting to make the switch from an iPhone to one of the new Nexus devices or anything other Android device we’ve got you covered!

Apps

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First, a quick mention about moving apps from iOS to Android.

As you know, apps on iOS cannot be transferred to Android. In some cases, you won’t be able to find the same applications you have on iOS available on Android, either. If you do by chance find the same applications you use on Android, it’s worth looking through the app’s settings on both iOS and Android. In the case of Clash of Clans, it takes advantage of the cloud so that you can transfer all of your Clash of Clans data from iOS to the Android app using your Google account and other methods.

If that isn’t the case, chances are Android has an app that will do what you need it to do. The scale of the Play Store is massive; it’d be quite surprising if there wasn’t an app available for what you need.

While apps from iOS cannot be transferred to Android, almost all of the rest of your data can be!

Photos

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Photos are relatively easy to transfer over to Android. The best and most seamless way is to download Google Photos from the App Store. Open the app to begin configuring it. You can choose whether to save them in High Quality or Full Resolution. High Quality may be your only option depending on how many photos you need to save to the cloud. Google Photos allows unlimited storage for saving in High Quality. Choosing Full Resolution will limit the amount of storage supplied by Google.

Now you can download the Google Photos application on your Android device and access all of the photos that were once only on your iPhone. If you so choose, you can download them directly from the cloud as well.

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The alternative option is to plug your iPhone into your computer, open your File Manager on the desktop, select your iPhone and head into Internal Storage > DCIM (the process is very similar on OS X). You can copy all of the folders containing your pictures to your desktop from here. Next, unplug your iPhone and plug in your Android device.

Select and copy all of the photos inside the folder you copied over to your computer. Next, in your File Explorer, select your Android device, and go to Internal StorageDCIM. Finally, paste all of the copied photos into the Camera folder.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully copied all of your iPhone-taken photos to your Android device. The great thing about this method is that you’re copying your images in their full resolution to your Android device over having a potential serious drop in quality by doing it through Google Photos.

SMS Messages

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Text messages are a hit or miss when transferring from iOS to Android. However, there is a method available that’s seen a lot of success, but doesn’t seem to work all of the time. First, plug your iPhone into your computer, open iTunes, and back it up. Once the backup is complete, we’ll need to do some digging in your computer’s File Explorer for the following file:

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Open your computer’s File Explorer and the file will be located in users > usernameAppData > Roaming > Apple Computer > Mobile Sync on Windows or user > Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup on Mac. These easiest way to locate the file is to copy and paste into your File Explorer’s search bar. After that, just copy and paste it to your Android device’s local storage or microSD card — whichever your preference is.

Next, you’ll need to download a handy Android application called iSMS2droid from the Play Store. Open the app, select “iPhone SMS Database.” On the next screen, make sure “All Text Messages” is selected so that everything is converted over to an XML file.

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Now, head back into the Play Store and download another app called SMS Backup & Restore. Once installed, open the app and select “Restore.” Finally, locate the XML file created by iSMS2droid and select “Restore All Messages.” Once it finishes the process, all of your iPhone messages have been successfully moved over to your new Android device!

Contacts

The iPhone will let you transfer contacts but only one a time. That can be a time-consuming process if you have a lot of people in your address book. Luckily, there’s an application available in the App Store called My Contacts Backup that will speed up the process.

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Once downloaded, open the app and simply select “Backup.” This backs up all of the current contacts on your iPhone. Once the process is finished, select “Email” to attach the newly created VCF file to be sent to your email. Send the email with the file to your Gmail account. Finally, open the email on your Android device and download the VCF file. This will begin importing the contacts into your new phone.

Your Android device should now have all of the pertinent information you had on your old iPhone.

Wrap Up

Even with many applications available to help ease the arduous task of transferring all of your data over to your new Android device, it’s still a time-consuming process. But it’s much quicker than manually entering in all of your old contacts and less disappointing than losing all your text messages and photos.

Are you moving from the iPhone to another Android device? Be sure to let us know which one and why in the comments below!

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