Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Apple Releases Updated iTunes Connect App With Access to Resolution Center

Apple has released an updated iTunes Connect app giving developers access to Resolution Center on the go.

Snapchat Introduces Chat 2.0

Snapchat has released an update to its app bringing Chat 2.0, an improved way to chat, talk, and video with your friends

Waze Will Now Alert You When You're Driving Over the Speed Limit

Waze has announced a new feature that will alert you when you're driving over the speed limit.

New Google Photos update brings ability to undo edits

Google has rolled out a new update to its Google Photos app that brings along the ability to undo any edits that you make to images.

Twitter update brings image description for the visually impaired

Twitter is rolling out an update for its iOS and Android apps that should make using the service a bit easier for the visually impaired

Instagram is Rolling Out Support for 60 Second Vide

Instagram has announced that its rolling out support for longer 60 second videos.

Nintendo is Launching Its First Smartphone App

Nintendo is launching its first smartphone app titled 'Miitomo' in the United States and several other countries on March 31st.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SoundCloud Go Music Streaming Service Launched

SoundCloud has launched a new music streaming service called SoundCloud Go. The service competes with Apple Music and Spotify.

Apple Releases Updated iOS 9.3 Build to Fix Activation Bug on Older Devices

Apple has released a new build of iOS 9.3 for older iPhones and iPads, fixing activation issues encountered by some users when updating.

FBI Gain Access to Shooter's iPhone, Withdraws Case Against Apple

The FBI has gained access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its case against Apple, reports CNN.

PayPal App Update Lets You Add Cash to Your Account at CVS and Rite Aid

PayPal has released an update to its iOS app that lets users add cash to their balance at CVS and Rite Aid locations.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) are now official

After several leaks, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) have finally been made official. Both devices are now listed on the Samsung's China website.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus To launch in India On April 5?

Oppo has sent out media invites for a phone launch event in India scheduled for April 5. While the invite itself doesn't say which phone will be unveiled,

Many Rumor Claim that the R9 and R9 Plus will be the star of the event given that they feature 16MP front shooters and have been marketed by the company as camera-centric phones right from the beginning. 

Instagram for web gets Explore and Notifications

Instagram has Released a Minor update for its website, that gets two important additions. The site now features buttons for Explore and Notifications.

Transmission BitTorrent client now available for Windows

Popular BitTorrent client Transmission is now available for Windows.

Transmission for Windows is similar to other clients both in terms of user interface and features. 

Xiaomi Mi 5 India launch confirmed for this week

Xiaomi  has started sending official invites for the India Mi 5 launch event, which is scheduled for March 31.  

Samsung launches Rose Gold and Platinum Gear S2 variants in India

Samsung has launched its premium Rose Gold and Platinum variants of the Gear S2 in India. The watches are plated in 18K gold for the Rose Gold variant and platinum for the, well, Platinum variant.

The Rose Gold model comes with an Ivory White leather strap and the Platinum model with a black leather strap. 

Samsung to build a R&D center in Vietnam

Samsung is about to start the construction of its Research & Development center in Vietnam. The new facility will be in Hanoi and will cost the company $300 million.

The Vietnamese government has agreed to give Samsung the land to build its R&D center without having to pay rent for the next 50 year

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Apple to Completely Revamp iPhone Lineup in 2017

Apple is planning a complete revamp of its iPhone lineup in 2017 to a glass design similar to the iPhone 4 with an AMOLED display, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Possible Yu Yureka Plus successor spotted in import listing

Indian company YU seems to be working on a new device and, form the looks of things, it appears to be a successor to the Yureka Plus. The mysterious device was spotted on Zauba, entering India from China. The officially provided model number for the unit is YU5200 and, as usual, the listing comes with some basics specs as well.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Casio's Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watch now available for $500

Unveiled in January at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio is now available for purchase in the US. You can purchase the $500 device from the Google Store, Amazon, REI, as well from Casio's own online stores

Out of Warranty Service Fee for Apple Watch Sport  Dropped to $199

Apple has dropped the out of warranty service fee for the Apple Watch Sport to $199. The service fee was previously $229.

Android Experiments Challenge: Win a trip to attend Google I/O

Google is holding its annual conference this upcoming May and registration has already closed for this year's event. If you are a fan of Google and love developing applications, you are in luck. Google is holding a contest for developers to come up with really cool and interesting ways to incorporate any of Android's new or unique features into an application or project involving your app

Marshmallow update hitting Honor 7 units in EU

Huawei has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Honor 7 units in the EU. 

Oculus Rift shipments begin

Three months after Oculus Rift went up for pre-order, the Oculus Rift has started shipping, with deliveries beginning March 28. This was announced by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe in a tweet. 

Production cost of AMOLED screens is now lower than LCD's

According to an analysis done by IHS Technology, AMOLED screen production cost is now lower than that of LCD screens. Production costs in the first quarter of the year for a 5" 1080p display amount to $14.30 for an AMOLED panel compared to $14.60 for an LCD one.

Friday, March 25, 2016

iTunes U App Gets Support for Managed Apple IDs, Shared iPad, Spotlight Search

Apple has updated iTunes U with support for managed Apple IDs, Spotlight Search, improved offline syncing, and more.

Shazam Can Now Add Tracks to Your Apple Music Playlists

Shazam has released an update to its app that lets iOS 9.3 users add tracks to their Apple Music playlists.

Apple Releases New Build of iOS 9.3 for iPad 2 to Fix Activation Issues

Apple has released a new build of iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2 that likely fixes activation issues encountered by some users when updating.

Apple Music for Android gets a widget

Apple Has updated the Apple Music app on Android, and changed a handful of things, including a new widget. Now, you can have a widget for the app on your homescreen.

BMW integrates Android apps into 2016 7 Series iDrive

BMW has announced at the New York International Auto Show a new app integration for Android versions of Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora into the 7 2016 7 Series' iDrive.

Android 6.0 based MIUI China stable ROM available for Mi 3/Mi 4

Xiaomi has released Android 6.0 Marshmallow MIUI ROM for the Mi 3 and Mi 4 smartphones. V7.2.8.0.MXDCNDB is currently only available for the Chinese region, which means you can install it on any Mi 3 and Mi 4 but being the Chinese ROM you won't get any of the Google apps pre-installed.

Google working on Periscope competitor

Google is working on a competitor to Twitter's popular video streaming app, Periscope, and also the new Facebook Live . It is reported to be Called YouTube Connect, the service would pretty much be like Periscope, according to sources at VentureBeat. The app will be available on Android and iOS

Apple is Now Selling Microsoft Office 365 Subscriptions During iPad Checkout

Apple is now selling Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions during the iPad checkout process. Microsoft Office is listed with other suggested iPad accessories including the Apple Pencil, iPad Smart Keyboard, Smart Cover, and Case.

Sony Creates New Company to Bring Playstation IP to iOS and Android

Sony has announced the creation of ForwardWorks, a new company that will leverage the intellectual property of Playstation software titles and characters and bring full-fledged game titles to iOS and Android.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

iOS 9 Adoption Reaches 79%

Adoption of iOS 9 has slightly increased to 79%, as measured by the App Store on March 7th. 16% of users are still on iOS 8 and 5% are on an even lower firmware version.

Lenovo K3 Note gets the Marshmallow update

The Lenovo K3 Note is getting the Android Marshmallow. Customers in India can now check their phone to download the OTA update. 

Apple iPhone SE official with 4" display and A9 chip

Apple just announced the iPhone SE with a 4" display. The phone features a body almost identical to the iPhone 5 and 5s, but features the latest gen Apple A9 chip with a dual-core 1.85 GHz Twister processor and PowerVR GT7600 six-core graphics. The 4" display rocks a resolution 1136x640 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 326 ppi. The iPhone SE also features Retina Flash, which momentarily makes the screen three times brighter when you take a selfie.

watchOS 2.2 now available for download

watchOS 2.2 is now available for download. Apple Watch Users can now update the latest software version, which makes switching between watches easier than before.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Microsoft Updates OneDrive App With Split View Multitasking for iPad

Microsoft has released an update to OneDrive for iOS bringing Split View multitasking for iPad, 1TB of storage for those who purchase an Office 365 subscription, and more.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Apple announces March 21 event

Apple has finally made the date of its spring event official. It's going to happen on March 21

Apple Releases Sixth Beta of tvOS 9.2

Apple has released a sixth beta of tvOS 9.2 to developers for testing. The build number is 13Y5232a.

LINE introduces new group calls for up to 200 people

LINE brings you a new way to talk to people, a way that you might never have to use, but if you want to, you can! LINE is bringing group voice calls to chat groups of up to 200 people. 

MIUI 7.2 starts hitting second batch of Xiaomi devices

update has started hitting the second batch of devices, too. These should include the Mi Note, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 2/2S, Mi Pad 2, Redmi 3, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 4G (Dual SIM), Redmi Note 3G, Redmi 2A, and Redmi 2. If your device falls in the second batch, you'll soon received an OTA notification, if not already. Alternatively, those feeling impatient can also download the update package from official MIUI website 

New Waze for Android update brings smart reminders, reduces battery consumption

The Android client of the Google-owned navigation app Waze has received a new update that bumps the version to 4.0 and brings along some new features like smart reminders, as well as various improvements. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets 20% price cut in India

Surface Pro 3 has received a solid price cut in the country. The 2-in-1 detachable is now listed on Amazon India for INR 58,990 (around $880), down from its launch price of INR 73,990 (around $1,100).

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Facebook Acquires Live Filters and Face Swap App MSQRD

Facebook has confirmed the acquisition of live filters and face swap app MSQRD by Masquerade Technologies. The move will help Facebook compete with Snapchat and other similar apps.

Nexus 6P gets performance boosting update

Google has released an update for the flagship Nexus 6P. Like the Nexus 5X update, the 6P update focuses primarily on improving the performance for background and foreground tasks. G

Google code shows Android N tested on the Nexus 5

Google just released the Android N developer preview for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. Latest Rumor Suggest that Google is testing Android N for the Nexus 5. As evident from the Google Git repository for the Android N preview, the Nexus 5 (hammerhead) is tagged in its code dating from yesterday. 

Redmi 3 with fingerprint scanner spotted on TENAA

Xiaomi's Redmi 3 doesn't feature a fingerprint scanner, but it looks like we will soon see a variant that comes loaded with fingerprint sensor . A phone with specs identical to the Redmi 3 was spotted listed on TENAA's website

Friday, March 04, 2016

Four million Mi 5 units sold in the first flash sale

Xiaomi announced the Mi 5 flagship at the MWC a few days ago, and it  became one of the most anticipated smartphones this year. The first flash sale in China sold 4 million units in no time and registered more than 17 million interest entries. The second flash sale is scheduled for March 8 (10 AM Beijing time) and is expected to sell at least as many phones. 

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 in India

Xiaomi today announced the Redmi Note 3 for the Indian market. The phone is priced at INR 9,999 ($148) for the 16GB model, and INR 11,999 ($178) for the 32GB model. The Redmi Note 3 for India runs on the brand new Snapdragon 650 SoC and 2GB of RAM on the 16GB model and 3GB RAM on the 32GB model. I

Apple Launches Official Support Account on Twitter

Apple has launched @AppleSupport, an official support account on Twitter to answer questions and provide helpful information