Now that we’re in full swing with movie and music awards season, we can’t miss out on the chance to plug the most important awards in mobile gaming. This year marks the 13th edition of the International Mobile Gaming Awards, a prize gala that highlights excellence in gaming for mobile devices in different categories. This year’s list of nominees is gigantic – we present our selection of our favorites for you below.

One of the longest-standing issues with YouTube is how airtight it is in terms of allowing local downloads of its videos. There are, of course, unofficial apps like TubeMate, but Google policies prohibit downloads like this, so users who want to view content offline have been left to their own devices. The latest solution to this problem is YouTube Goa new service for locally downloading and sharing videos for viewing inside the app. Several months ago it was trialled in India, and now it’s finally been released for global use.

Valentine’s Day is one of those days when googly-eyed couples fill restaurants, buy a zillion roses, and enjoy lovely moonlit evenings. Or maybe not? Yes, I’m talking to you, my unpartnered friend. You don’t need to have a significant other to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Hence why we’ve brought you this collection of five Android apps to enjoy this special day even in the absence of a lover’s fervent gaze to swear undying love into.

Avid smartphone and tablet gamers are in luck what with the recent arrival of the terrific Fire Emblem Heroes to mobile devices. That Nintendo’s put out a new iOS and Android title in this epic saga definitely calls for a dance atop your closest table or bar. We’ve already given you our spiel about the virtues of Fire Emblem Heroes and surely more than one of you are getting as much of a kick out of it as we are. While everyone’s talking about Nintendo again we’re going to take the chance to recommend 10 SRPGs that could be good alternatives to Fire Emblem Heroes  just in case you get bored of it or simply want to check out something new.

If we were to pick a game to define 2016, it would have to be Pokémon GO. This title has broken tons of barriers, though its popularity isn’t in a great moment. The lack of new content over time has made lots of gamers give up on it. But luckily we’re coming up on Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Pokémon GO has released a special event for these lovey-dovey days with lots of perks for people who put their hunting hats back on.

We’ve had lots of praise for the titles of simple pleasures here at Uptodown, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like other kinds of games, too. When a high-quality title comes out, all we can do is acknowledge the evidence and sing its praises. And that’s exactly what we have to do today with Yokai Saga, an impressive free action game for Android with some of the most imposing graphics we’ve ever seen on a smartphone screen.

Moving freely through YouTube videos on its smartphone app could be easier, to be honest. While an option was added a while ago to let you select an exact place in the video, it doesn’t always work that well. Luckily the latest app update has kept us poor users in mind and added gesture controls to easily fast-forward or rewind through the clip.

When Nintendo announced the arrival of some of its star franchises to smartphones, we couldn’t have been happier. Probably the world’s best gaming company to start creating new works for iOS and Android? What a genuinely incredible piece of news. Time has marched on and we Android gamers are still patiently waiting for the appearance of the world’s most famous plumber in March. But keep ya head up, there’s still good news: Fire Emblem Heroes is out on Android and iOS. So start playing!

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So apparently the new rule for all apps where images play a big role is that they’ve all gotta have stickers, amirite? At least that’s what it looks like from the latest updates to the WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger apps. The latest big name to jump on this bandwagon is Tumblrnow you can enjoy stickers and filters from its Android app.

Five WhatsApp scams not to fall for

Not a day goes by without a new scam appearing on the world’s most popular chat app. The innocence of rookie users mixes with the ever more elaborate tricks of swindlers to take you sites you don’t really mean to go to. These are some of the scams floating around the Internet in the form of chain messages or fraudulent papers that can compromise your security.

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