SanDisk microSD cards, flash drives, and other memory products discounted at Amazon

Need some more storage for your smartphone or tablet? If so, Amazon’s the place to go today.

Amazon is discounting many SanDisk memory products for Black Friday. The most notable deals for us mobile folks are on microSD cards, with Amazon offering cards in different capacities for nearly half off. There are smaller 32GB and 64GB cards as well as larger 128GB, 200GB, and 256GB cards on sale.

There are several other SanDisk products on sale for other devices, like for your camera or computer. For example, you can score a deal on a 32GB or 64GB SD card, 128GB and 256GB flash drives, and 64GB and 128GB Ultra Fit flash drives. Also of note is a deal for the iOS users out there.

Amazon is selling the 64GB iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad for half off its regular asking price.

Amazon says that these SanDisk deals are only good today, November 23rd, so you’ll want to act soon if any of these offers interest you. You can see all of the discounted SanDisk products at the link below.

Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods Release Details & What to Expect

Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods Release Details & What to Expect is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you own a copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins, get ready for the next Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods release. Expect some very important rewards when you complete one of these challenges.

Assassins Creed Origins Trials of the Gods are timed events. Like timed events for other games, they’re designed to create excitement for the game long after you’ve completed the title’s story. They’re essential to keeping the excitement for Origins high, too, since the game doesn’t have a dedicated multiplayer mode for players who have done everything else.

You definitely want to try to beat each Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods event at least once. There’s legendary equipment waiting for your character if you do. That’s important because the gear system in Origins determines how powerful of an Assassin you really here.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods release and what you can expect the next time one of the events surfaces in the game.

Read: Assassin’s Creed Origins Problems & How to Fix Them

What are Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods

In Trials of the Gods events, your Bayek character fights physical manifestations of Egyptian gods. Defeat these gods and you can claim their powerful armor for your Assassin. These gods appear in-game as they’re described in Egyptian texts. For example, Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, has the head of a Jackal.

Read: 6 Exciting Assassin’s Creed Origins Features

You get seven days to complete an Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods mission before Ubisoft removes it from the game. When it goes, the powerful rewards that it unlocks disappear too. Only the first completion gets you cool gear for your character. Expect character XP when you play the mission again and win the second time.

You Can Play Trials of the Gods Again, Someday

If you see news of a Trials of the Gods mission, it’s best to try it as soon as you can. These gods are powerful and it takes a lot of skill to beat them. You will die a lot.

That being said, Trials of the Gods missions that you miss or can’t finish will return at some point. Ubisoft says that older events will rotate back into the game in the future. This gives you a second chance to claim their rewards. Unfortunately, there’s no timetable for when existing mission will surface again. It could be another six months before you get another opportunity to claim some cool gear.

When is the Next Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods Release?

There’s no public schedule for Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods releases. Ubisoft announces the events just days before they start, so only its teams know when they are almost here. Only one event has taken place so far.

The next Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods mission started on November 21st and lasts through November 28th. In this event, you will play as Sobek. Sobek has a crocodile’s head and a human body. He’s Egypt’s god of water and fertility, both of which are heavily associated with the Nile River that runs through Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

You will only get a notice to try this mission if you’ve already completed the Aya quest. It’s fairly early in the game, but not so early that anyone that just started Assassins’ Creed Origins can participate. In fact, Ubisoft is warning players who haven’t reached level 40 yet to consider staying away from this Trials of the Gods mission.

Read: 6 Assassin’s Creed Origins Tips to Level Up Faster

The first time you kill Sobek, you will get a single piece of the Anubis Gear Set. Finishing the mission again gets you more XP before your character and drachmas. Drachmas are the in-game currency you use to buy consumable items at the game’s shops.

Expect to hear more about new Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods missions in December. That’s also when Ubisoft plans to release more new Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC.

8 Best Free Xbox Games

Warframe

Warframe

Many free-to-play games revolve around strategy or civilization building. Warframe is one of the free Xbox games that you can download now that doesn’t. It’s a third-person shooter.

The Tenno have just awoken after centuries of sleeping in stasis. Warframe takes its name from the suits that the Tenno use to do battle with the game’s other races. There’s the Greiner, who are clones of humans. The Corpus belong to a technology company with lots of robotic innovation at their disposal. Sentients consist of an alien race that’s back to do battle.

Warframe features both player-vs-player combat and a single player experience.

Download Warframe from the Xbox Store 

Assassin’s Creed Origins Trials of the Gods Release Details & What to Expect is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Change Font Size in Windows 10

How to Change Font Size in Windows 10 is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Don’t go another day without knowing how to change the font size in Windows 10. Doing so will make everything on your laptop, desktop or tablet easier to see.

Windows 10 has all sorts of options and switches, but few of them are more important than the control panel that lets you change how big your computer’s font size is and how large on-screen elements appear. Monitors and displays have gotten sharper and that clarity also means that text and buttons in Windows 10 have gotten smaller. If you have a device with a 4K display and hit the wrong button, you could end up with text that’s much too small to read.

Read: 52 Windows 10 Tips & Tricks You Need to Master Your PC

Here’s how to change the size of apps, programs and font size in Windows 10.

Before you do anything else, save all work from any app or program that you have open. Windows 10 requires you to restart your PC when you change font sizes and scaling ratios.

Open the Start Menu. To do that, press the Windows key on your keyboard or the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen. If you have touch, tap the Start button instead.

Now click or tap on the Settings cog in the bottom-left corner of the Start Menu. It’s just above the power button.

Welcome to the Settings app. Click or tap on System. It’s the first option from the left in the top row.

Your Windows 10 laptop, desktop or tablet will take you directly to the Display settings area. To confirm that this happened, look for the word Display along the top of the Settings app.

Scroll down in the window until you see Screen and Layout. This area has all the controls you need to adjust your device’s display resolution and font-size. If you have a device that lets you change its display colors, it also lets you adjust your color profile.

The Change the size of text, apps and other items drop-down menu allows you to control how big on-screen elements, including font size, are. The company that made your PC assigned a scale setting based on how sharp your device’s display is and how large it is. That’s why one of your options is labeled Recommended.

Read: 48 Best Windows 10 Apps in 2017

The lower the percentage in this drop-down menu, the smaller everything on your display appears for you. So going from 200% to 100% decreases the size of buttons, fonts and icons in Windows 10. Choose a new ratio in the drop-down menu and your device will automatically change the font size in Windows 10 to match.

Finding the right ratio and font size in Windows 10 should be straightforward for mouse and keyboard users. As you’re changing the ratio, keep in mind that the smaller you go, the more work you must do to select it with your mouse pointer.

If you’re using a device with touch, like the Surface Pro, finding the right ratio will be more difficult for you. You must balance how big on-screen elements are with how easy they are to click on with a mouse or tap with your finger. The smaller you make the on-screen elements, the harder it is for you to tap on them in a hurry.

Unfortunately, your PC will not restart itself once you choose an option in the menu. You will get a notice at the top of the window informing you that some programs and on-screen elements don’t have your new settings applied because that requires a restart. Don’t put your PC to sleep by pressing the power button. Open the Start Menu and click on the power icon in the bottom-left corner instead.

Select Restart from the pop-up menu.

With your computer back on, try navigating to different websites and opening the apps and programs you use daily to see how well the new scaling setting works for you. You can change the font size in Windows 10 when you want, so go back to the Settings app and chose another ratio if your first choice doesn’t work out.

10 Best Surface Pro 4 Alternatives in 2017

Huawei MateBook - $549

Huawei MateBook - $549

The Huawei MateBook has an attractive price and two configurations for shoppers to pick from.

This machine offers 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core m3 processor for just $399. More expensive configurations add an Intel Core m5 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of solid state storage.

Buyers that like clean design will love the Huawei Matebook. Its sleek metal frame has just a USB Type-C port, a headset jack and a connection for its add-on keyboard. It doesn’t have a kickstand on the back. Instead, users snap the cover accessory onto the bottom to hold the screen up. The 12-inch 2160 x 11440 display dominates the front, and machined aluminum covers the back.

You will need to factor in the cost of the digital pen and the keyboard with your purchase. The MatePen is just $49.99 from the Microsoft Store. The keyboard, which has a kickstand for propping the device up and backlit keys, costs $99. For comparison, a Surface Type Cover costs $129.99, and the Surface Pro 4’s pen sells for $59.99.

Buy the Huawei MateBook from the Microsoft Store for $549

How to Change Font Size in Windows 10 is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

OnePlus isn’t about that Black Friday life, leaves the OnePlus 5T’s price mostly intact

Here in the US, today is Thanksgiving, which means it’s the official start of Black Friday shopping. Many retailers and companies use today as a means of pushing as many of their products into your shopping cart as possible with a litany of deals, but do not count OnePlus as one of those companies.

If you visit OnePlus’ website, you’ll be met with a large message that basically states that the company will not partake in Black Friday discounts. According to OnePlus, folks already save money buying its smartphones because they offer similar internals and a better user experience compared to their competitors. In other words, it would not make sense to discount the OnePlus 5T, the company’s current flagship, since it’s already offered at what OnePlus believes is a fair price.

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At the same time, OnePlus says that it needs to make money to pay its team and keep making products. We’re not sure if those last two bits are true, but it makes sense for a company trying to be as lean as possible by opting for direct sales and little to no marketing.

Whichever reason you buy into, the result is that you can buy the OnePlus 5T at roughly the same price — there is a $0.01 discount off your purchase. Also, you can pick up the Dash Power Bundle, which comes with a Dash Power Adapter and Dash USB Type-C cable, for $17.56, almost half of the bundle’s normal price tag.

It’s an interesting manifesto to have plastered on your website, but then again, we almost expected something like this from OnePlus, which is known to do some out-there things. What are your thoughts on the company’s coming out against discounting the OnePlus 5T? Do you agree with its stance? Let us know in the comments below and, if you are looking for Black Friday deals elsewhere, make sure to check out our round-up of the best deals we could find.

Android’s Battery Life Estimate is Getting Smarter and More Accurate on the Pixel 2

Android has featured battery life estimates for a long time now. This estimate can give you an insight on how quickly your battery is draining, and how much time you have remaining until your phone reaches 0% and dies. However, this estimate was never really accurate for most cases, as your “10 hr estimate” could easily be reduced to 2 hours while playing YouTube videos or mobile games.

That’s because the estimate only takes into account the average of your usage since your last full charge, and uses this to determine how much you have remaining. Google is aiming to make this estimate more accurate than ever — at least on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

While both phones already feature great battery improvements, this is arguably one of the biggest changes regarding battery life. Now, instead of just looking at your current usage and calculating an estimate based on that, it builds up information of your battery usage with time, and takes into account similar days and times to predict your battery life in a more accurate and personalized way. If you’re the kind of person who likes to stream music on your way to work, or you like to binge Netflix during your Sunday nights, the Android system will take into account those habits to give you a more accurate estimate.

However, this personalized estimate is apparently exclusive to the Pixel 2 phones, and is not currently a part of Android as a whole.

According to the Google Product Forums announcement post, this feature is already rolling out to users and will likely become a standard feature for all Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL owners when the stable version of Android 8.1 rolls out. If you own one of these devices and you’re currently running the latest Android 8.1 Developer Preview on it, then have a look at the battery settings to see if the renewed battery life estimate is there. It’s not clear if it will make its way to the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, but we can always remain optimistic.


Source: Google