‘Fallout Shelter’ New Update Out Now Brings In Characters and Locations From the ‘Fallout’ TV Series With a New Quest – TouchArcade

‘Fallout Shelter’ New Update Out Now Brings In Characters and Locations From the ‘Fallout’ TV Series With a New Quest – TouchArcade

To celebrate the Fallout Amazon Prime series, Bethesda has special updates and discounts live for the franchise on multiple platforms. In addition to a Steam franchise sale, Fallout Shelter (Free) on mobile, consoles, and PC has been updated with show-themed content including new quests, characters (Lucy and The Ghoul), weapons, outfits, and more. A special Vault 33 jumpsuit can also be claimed from now until May 7th. Fallout 76 will be free to play for a limited time as well. Watch the Fallout Amazon Prime series trailer below, and you can watch the first season on Amazon Prime right now:

In addition to the sales, Fallout Shelter update, and free week for Fallout 76, Bethesda finally announced that the Fallout 4 next-gen update for PS5 and Xbox Series X arrives later this month on April 25th. While that update announcement focused on consoles, it had a mention that Fallout 4 will be Steam Deck Verified. It is currently Steam Deck Playable. Read the full update notes here ahead of its launch. If you’d like to play Fallout Shelter, you can get it on the App Store for iOS here, Google Play for Android here, eShop for Nintendo Switch here, Steam here, and on other platforms. Have you been playing Fallout Shelter recently, and will you be watching the Amazon Prime series this week?

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SIM Card is not from Verizon Wireless message: What to do?

SIM Card is not from Verizon Wireless message: What to do?

Among the various error messages that smartphone users may encounter, one frequently raised concern is the notification stating, ‘SIM Card Not From Verizon Wireless.’ This message typically appears on devices used with Verizon Wireless services when the inserted SIM card isn’t recognised or compatible.

This article discusses what triggers the SIM Card is not from Verizon Wireless message and four methods to help you resolve the issue.

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Also read: How to fix Verizon router yellow light?

What triggers this message?

Here are a few possible reasons:

  • Your phone is locked, and you’ve inserted a SIM card from a different carrier.
  • Verizon has unlocked your phone, but you’re not using the right APN settings.
  • Your phone has some issues with glitches and bugs.

How do we resolve this issue?

Here are four methods to help you resolve the issue:

Unlock your phone

Verizon phones are sometimes locked to their network, meaning they won’t work with SIM cards from other carriers. If you got your phone from Verizon and haven’t unlocked it, this is likely the culprit. You can contact Verizon and inquire about unlocking your phone. You can also use an IMEI unlock service available online.

Verizon device unlocking requirements

  • Fully paid off: The phone must be paid in full, with no remaining monthly payments. The service account balance must also be paid in full for prepaid phones.
  • Active on the network: The phone must have been on Verizon’s network for at least 60 days. After 60 days, Verizon usually removes the lock.
  • In good standing: The Verizon wireless account must be in good standing, with no past due or unpaid bills.
  • Original owner: The phone must be owned by the original user, or have proof of purchase if bought used.
  • Not flagged for fraud: The device cannot be flagged for fraud or reported as lost or stolen.

Change the APN settings

The Access Point Name (APN) settings on your phone tell it how to connect to your carrier’s network. You might see this message if the APN settings for the SIM card you’re using are incorrect. If you’re using a SIM card from a different carrier, you must update your phone’s APN settings to match that carrier’s information. You can usually find the correct APN settings on your carrier’s website or through a quick web search.

Also read: Spectrum retention phone number and how to get the best deal

Force stop Activation agent (Android only)

This method is for Android phones specifically. The ‘Activation Agent’ is a Verizon service that sometimes gets stuck and can cause the SIM card notification to appear. Here’s how to force stop it:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone and tap on the Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Find and tap on the Activation agent and then tap on the Force stop button.

If stopping the Activation agent does not resolve the issue. You can also try to force-stop all the Verizon software to stop the notification message.

Also read: How to remove Last Seen from Truecaller?

Reset your device

If none of the other solutions work for you, you can attempt to reset your phone to its original factory settings. This will erase all of your data, so back up your phone before doing this. A factory reset is usually only recommended as a last resort, especially if your phone is unlocked and working properly otherwise. Here are the steps:

On iPhone

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on General.
  • Tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Tap on the Erase all Content and Settings option.
  • Tap on the Continue button.

On Android

  • Go to Settings and tap on System.
  • Tap on Reset options.
  • Now, tap on the Erase all data (factory reset) option and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Also read: How to block a Vodafone SIM? 

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‘Suika Game’ Android Download Now Available, Same Price As iOS and Switch Versions – TouchArcade

‘Suika Game’ Android Download Now Available, Same Price As iOS and Switch Versions – TouchArcade

The viral Nintendo Switch hit Suika Game ($2.99) AKA the watermelon game from Aladdin X recently hit the App Store (not worldwide, apologies for that) in many parts of the world following its debut in Japan. Read Shaun’s review of it here. We even featured it as our Game of the Week a few days ago. Suika Game was then announced for release on Android in “mid April”. It has now started rolling out worldwide on Google Play as a premium release priced the same as the iOS and Switch versions.

If you’d like to play Suika Game on Android you can buy it on Google Play here for $2.99 or regional equivalent. Check out Shaun’s Suika Game tips and tricks for the mobile version here. You can also buy Suika Game on iOS here and on the eShop with new multiplayer mode DLC here. Check out the official Japanese website for Suika Game here. Have you been playing Suika Game on iOS or Switch and will you grab the Android version today?

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‘SaGa Emerald Beyond’ iOS Pre-Orders and Android Pre-Registrations Now Live, Listed for .99 – TouchArcade

‘SaGa Emerald Beyond’ iOS Pre-Orders and Android Pre-Registrations Now Live, Listed for $49.99 – TouchArcade

Earlier this month, I wrote my initial impressions of Square Enix’s upcoming RPG SaGa Emerald Beyond covering the opening hours of the game based on my time with the PS5 version here. I also wrote about how the demo feels on Steam Deck here. Square Enix has since released a demo on Steam, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch worldwide with different characters included per platform. Digital pre-orders also went live alongside the demo going up, but nothing was announced for mobile. Today, pre-orders for the iOS version (as spotted by Brightsiderus in our Discord and on our forum thread) and pre-registrations for Google Play have gone live. The App Store has a placeholder date of April 26th, but it likely will go up when the game launches worldwide on April 25th for PlayStation, Switch, and Steam I assume. The iOS pre-order even has the price point listed and it is $49.99 matching PC and consoles. This is a lot higher than most will have expected for sure, but is what I expected for a day one simultaneous release of the full game without anything cut alongside PC and consoles. Watch the SaGa Emerald Beyond final trailer below:

SaGa Emerald Beyond launches on April 25th worldwide across iOS, Android, Switch, Steam, PS5, and PS4. It is priced at $49.99 on mobile, PC, and consoles. If you’d like to play it on mobile, you can pre-order SaGa Emerald Beyond on the App Store for iOS here and pre-register for it on Google Play for Android here. You can also pre-order SaGa Emerald Beyond on Steam here, Switch here, and PlayStation here ahead of its release date. If you haven’t played a game in the series yet, read Shaun’s reviews for Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered here, Romancing SaGa 2 here, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend here, Romancing SaGa 3 here, SaGa Frontier Remastered here, and also SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions here if you’re curious about the mobile versions. Have you played a SaGa game before on any platform and will you be trying out the SaGa Emerald Beyond demo?

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‘Dadish 3D’ Is a New 3D Platformer From ‘Dadish’ and ‘Molecano’ Developer Thomas Young Out This Month on Mobile, Switch, and PC – TouchArcade

Developer Thomas K Young is back with a new Dadish game, but this time, the radish dad heads into a new dimension. Dadish 3D is a challenging 3D platformer coming to mobile, PC, and Nintendo Switch later this month. Dadish 3D features 50 levels, 49 radishes, 1 possum, and more to find including riding on a hamburger and taking on five bosses. The stages will also have secrets to find, and it looks excellent going by the gameplay trailer. I rarely end up loving 3D platformers with Penny’s Big Breakaway being a recent exception, but Dadish 3D looks like my jam. Dadish 3D follows Daily Dadish that included 365 hand-crafted levels. Watch the Dadish 3D gameplay and announcement trailer below:

Dadish 3D is in development for mobile, Switch, and Windows release on April 23rd. It will be priced at $14.99 on Switch and Windows with the mobile release being free with ads (hopefully with the ability to pay and remove said ads). Thomas says more platforms for Dadish 3D will follow. I’ve not really kept up with their games outside mobile, Switch, and Steam, but I’m glad that this one will hit more platforms. I’m looking forward to playing it on iOS and Steam Deck. Check out the official Dadish 3D website here. Have you played prior Dadish games and will you be playing Dadish 3D when it launches on April 23rd worldwide?

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Truecaller launches a web client for its Android users

Truecaller launches a web client for its Android users

Caller identity company Truecaller announced a web version, named Truecaller for the web, today to provide SMS and chat mirroring, call notifications, and number search functionality. At launch, this will be available only for Android users in India with plans to expand to other territories.

All Truecaller for Android users can link their devices to the web client on a PC or a Mac through a QR code. Users can link only one web client at this time, and there is a 30-day time-out window for when you don’t use Truecaller for the web. Users can manually de-link a browser from settings as well. This is akin to linking the web version of a messenger like WhatsApp or Telegram.

Truecaller is late in rolling out SMS (and chat) mirroring. Microsoft provides SMS mirroring for both Android and iPhone users on Windows through its Phone Link functionality. But nonetheless, this functionality could be useful to quickly reply to a friend or look at one-time passwords (OTPs) for login.

Truecaller already offers number searching on its site but with some limitations. You can search for numbers without those rate limits if you like your device to the new Truecaller for web clients. The web client also shows real-time caller ID notifications for when you get calls.

The company said that there are 80 million people who receive SMS pop-up summary notifications every day. This only means that these users haven’t denied Truecaller permission to read SMS. But it’s not clear if these folks are using Truecaller as their primary SMS client.

Over the last few months, Truecaller has focused on introducing more AI-powered features. Last month, it launched a “Max” feature update for Android users to block all calls from unapproved contacts or spam detected by AI. In February, the company also brought call recording and AI-powered transcription features to India — its biggest market with nearly 259 million users — after launching the feature in the US last year.

After registering lower revenues for the quarter, the company had a 32% stock dip in October 2023. However, the stock has recovered from the low price of SEK24.47 ($2.32) to trading around SEK31.68 ($3) at the time of writing.

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‘Goat Simulator 3’ Discounted to Its Lowest Price Yet Alongside Other Games in the Series on iOS and Android – TouchArcade

‘Goat Simulator 3’ Discounted to Its Lowest Price Yet Alongside Other Games in the Series on iOS and Android – TouchArcade

Coffee Stain Publishing and Coffee Stain Malmo released Goat Simulator 3 on iOS and Android as a premium release a few months ago. It is usually priced at $12.99 on mobile and $29.99 on PC and consoles. Following its launch, it hadn’t been discounted until today. You can now grab Goat Simulator 3 at just $2.99 for a limited time. There’s no mention of any sale, but I assume this is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. Speaking of the series, other premium Goat Simulator releases on mobile are also discounted and down to $2.99. There currently isn’t a full bundle like on Steam to get all the games for a discounted bundle price. Either way, if you held off on Goat Simulator 3 ($2.99) for mobile, now is a great time to grab it. It is a premium release with co-op multiplayer support and all the PC and console features on mobile. Watch the Goat Simulator 3 mobile launch trailer below:

You can get Goat Simulator 3 on the App Store for iOS here on Google Play for Android here. It is priced at $2.99 right now on mobile. If you haven’t already read it, check out my review of the game on iOS here and Steam Deck here. The other games can all be found here. These include Goat Simulator PAYDAY, Goat Simulator Waste of Space, Goat Simulator MMO Simulator, Goat Simulator GoatZ, and Goat Simulator itself. They are all down to $2.99 right now. It is unclear how long the sale is on till, but the Steam discounts are on till April 11th. Check out the complete bundle on Steam here. Have you played Goat Simulator 3 on any platform yet or will you be grabbing it on mobile with this discount?

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Google Launches Android Find My Device Network

Google Launches Android Find My Device Network

Google today introduced the Find My Device network for Android-based products, mirroring the functionality of Apple’s ‌Find My‌ network that’s designed to locate Apple devices.

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Like Apple ‌Find My‌, the Android ‌Find My‌ Device network is able to use the millions of Android devices (running Android 9 or later) out in the wild to track down lost, stolen, and missing Android products. A lost Android smartphone is able to ping nearby Android devices using Bluetooth, relaying location information back to the owner.

Because the network uses Bluetooth, it works even when Android devices are offline and do not have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Some devices, such as the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, will be locatable even when powered off or when the battery is dead. ‌Find My‌ offers the same feature set for iPhones.

Starting in May, the ‌Find My‌ Device network for Android smartphones will also work with Bluetooth trackers from companies like Chipolo and Pebblebee, allowing Android users to attach trackers to items to locate them with the Android network. While Google isn’t designing its own trackers, these third-party trackers will work in the same way that AirTags work.

To keep iPhone users from being tracked without their knowledge using this new network, Google worked with Apple to create an industry specification that lets both ‌iPhone‌ and Android users get alerts about nearby unknown item trackers regardless of the brand of the tracking device. Google waited until Apple implemented support for third-party tracker alerts to launch its network, based on code found in iOS 17.5.

iOS 17.5 appears to expand the “Found Moving With You” AirTag alerts to third-party item trackers, allowing the ‌iPhone‌ to recognize Android-based item trackers and those from other companies. “You can disable this item and stop it from sharing its location with the owner. To do this, follow the instructions provided on a website by the manufacturer of this item,” reads some of the iOS 17.5 code.

Google was able to learn from the criticism that Apple faced after launching AirTags. There have been numerous news stories and reports of criminals using AirTags for stalking, car thefts, and more, leading Apple to make multiple changes to unwanted tracker alerts. Apple upped the frequency of notifications and also designed a Tracker Detect app for Android devices, but Apple’s work with Google ensures a more permanent solution that keeps Android and ‌iPhone‌ users safe as another major tracking network launches.

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Sunbird is back, but should you use it?

Sunbird is back, but should you use it?

After Sunbird shut down its iMessage app for Android due to security issues, the company says the app is now available in beta, as this is a “culmination of comprehensive enhancements to Sunbird’s backend infrastructure following an exhaustive evaluation, a process detailed in a recent update on the company’s website.”

There, the company explained the app’s many flaws, culminating in the leak of users’ data. The developers said they could have reinstated the apps in just a few weeks. Still, they decided to wait longer and fix these flaws to “reflect our dedication to not just resolving the immediate issues at hand but also to ensuring that we uphold the highest standards of security and privacy for our community in the long term.”

With that, they named several technical changes they made to Sunbird’s iMessage architecture, including RCS and more secure architecture. But once it’s available, should you use it? Probably not.

Sunbird might have fixed its issues, but do we need an iMessage app for Android now?

iMessage RCS iPhoneImage source: José Adorno for BGR

Since Sunbird was shut down and is now about to be brought over again, Apple committed to adopting the RCS format. Even though some exclusive iMessage features will continue there for iPhone users, this means iPhone and Android users won’t have issues while texting each other, such as sending files, high-quality images, GIFs, or even creating groups.

With RCS support coming later this year and Sunbird still waiting a few more months for a full release, I think the app lost its timing, even though it might have resolved its security issues.

After all, if people wanted to improve their messaging capabilities with other operating systems, they would use WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. By choosing built-in SMS over other apps, I believe Apple’s adoption of the RCS standard will be more than enough to simplify people’s lives.

If you want an iMessage app for Android, you should use an iPhone, instead. If you want to message your friends and family properly, you can use WhatsApp, or you’ll be able to text using the RCS standard in the near future.

Here, you can learn more about Sunbird changes.

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‘Stardew Valley’ 1.6. Update for Mobile and Consoles in Progress, Will Be Released As Soon As Possible – TouchArcade

‘Stardew Valley’ 1.6. Update for Mobile and Consoles in Progress, Will Be Released As Soon As Possible – TouchArcade

A few weeks ago, the massive (and free) Stardew Valley ($4.99) 1.6 update finally went live for PC worldwide. At the time, ConcernedApe said mobile and consoles would follow. Over the weekend, he Tweeted that the update is in progress for mobile and consoles, and while there is no release date, it will be released as soon as possible. Given how big this update is and how amazing post launch support has been for Stardew Valley on all platforms, I’m looking forward to it quite a bit on iOS and Switch. If you’ve not kept up with the patch, Stardew Valley 1.6 added tons of stuff including a new farm time, festivals, endgame content, dialogue, quality of life improvements, and much more. The full Stardew Valley version 1.6 update patch notes (with spoilers) can be viewed here for PC if you want to see every single change and addition.

Back when Stardew Valley 1.6 hit PC, I started a new save on Steam Deck, and it has been even more amazing than before. I cannot get over how good the game is, and how much was added. If you’ve not played the game yet on mobile, read our original review for the iOS version, our Game of the Week feature, and also my comparison for the mobile and Switch versions here. You can buy Stardew Valley on the App Store for iOS here and for Android here on Google Play. It is also available on Apple Arcade. Here’s our forum thread on the game for more discussion. Have you tried Stardew Valley 1.6 on PC or are you waiting for the patch to hit mobile or consoles?

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