Saturday, April 30, 2016

Samsung Gear 360 launched, priced at $350

Samsung has launched the Gear 360 camera. The device is available for purchase in its home country It is  Priced at KRW 399,300 (around $350), the camera - which was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) - is currently compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note5. 

Lenovo starts rolling out Vibe P1 Marshmallow update

Lenovo has started rolling out the Marshmallow update to its Vibe P1 smartphone, which was launched late last year. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Samsung Unveils 'Otto' Personal Assistant Robot

Samsung has unveiled 'Otto', a personal assistant robot that would the rival Amazon Echo and Siri. Otto is a reference design for a device that uses microphones and speakers to answer questions and control connected devices.

Apple Updates iMovie for OS X

Apple has updated iMovie for OS X with larger thumbnails, the ability to create projects faster, support for app preview resolutions, and more.

Lenovo has sold half a million K4 Notes since launch

Lenovo has announced that half a million units of the K4 Note have been sold since the device was launched in India back in January this year.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apple Releases OS X 10.11.5 Beta 3, tvOS 9.2.1 Beta 3, Safari Technology Preview 3, iOS 9.3.2 Public Beta 3

Apple released numerous beta updates today including OS X 10.11.5 beta 3, tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3, Safari Technology Preview 3, and iOS 9.3.2 public beta 3.

Twitter Updates Periscope

Twitter has released an update to Periscope that brings a new live sketch feature and improved broadcast statistics.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apple Announces Fiscal Q2 2016 Earning

Apple has announced earnings for fiscal Q2 2016. The company brought in $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in net income or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Hangouts for iOS update

Google has started rolling out a new update to the iOS version of its Hangouts instant messaging app.  The update now allows users to share text, links, pictures and video with their Hangouts contacts without leaving the app they are currently using like Safari, Chrome, or Photos. 

Motorola launches Moto 360 Sport in India

Motorola has launched the Moto 360 Sport in India.

The Sport is a variant of the second generation Moto 360 with a handful of changes. One of the differences is the AnyLight display, which works as normal LCD indoors and outdoors uses ambient light to illuminate itself.

Google Releases Android TV App for iOS

Google has released an Android TV app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Microsoft Releases Its Word Flow Keyboard for iOS With One-Handed Mode, Custom Backgrounds

Word Flow for iPhone, a Microsoft Garage project, is a blazing fast keyboard that comes with free customization options and includes Arc mode for easy, ergonomic one-handed typing.

iPhone Upgrade Program is Now Available Online

Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program which lets customers pay for an iPhone monthly and get a new iPhone each year is now available online. Previously, it was only available to customers visiting its retail store.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Huawei Honor V8 spotted on TENAA with 5.7-inch display and 4GB RAM

Huawei's upcoming Honor V8 smartphone has now been spotted on the website of Chinese regulatory TENAA, revealing most of its key specifications . Specs-wise, they are powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core CPU and sport a 5.7-inch full HD display. 4GB RAM

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Marshmallow Update starts hitting Galaxy S5 units in India

Samsung has finally started rolling out the Marshmallow update to Galaxy S5 units (model SM-G900I) in India. The update brings Android version 6.0.1, and bumps the firmware version to G900IDDU1CPD1. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Starting June 1st All New Apple Watch Apps Must be Native Apps Built With watchOS 2

Apple has announced that starting June 1st all new Apple Watch apps must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Oppo F1 Plus now available for purchase in India

The Oppo F1 Plus - which is the international version of the company's recently-launched R9 smartphone - is now available for purchase in India. The device carries a price tag of INR 26,990,

Apple CEO Tim Cook Named to TIME's '100 Most Influential People' List

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named to TIME's 'The 100 Most Influential People' list.

iOS 9 Adoption Reaches 84%

Apple has announced that adoption of iOS 9 has reached 84%.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to go on open sale in India next week

Xiaomi has announced that its Redmi Note 3 smartphone will be available for purchase in India without any registrations next week - the open sale will kick start on April 27 at 2PM.

Microsoft sold only 2.3 million Lumia devices in fiscal Q3

Microsoft has released its Q3 fiscal 2016 earnings report, revealing that it sold only 2.3 million Lumia phones in the quarter.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Facebook Announces Global Roll Out of Group Calling in Messenger

Facebook has announced that Group Calling is rolling out globally in Messenger.

Microsoft Translator gains image translation capability on Android

Microsoft has rolled out a new update to its Translator app on Android. The update brings some new features - including the ability to translate image text - as well as bug fixes.

Apple Releases watchOS 2.2.1 Beta 2 , tvOS 9.2.1 Beta 2 , iOS 9.3.2 Beta 2 And OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Beta 2

Apple has released watchOS 2.2.1 beta 2 ,  tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2  , iOS 9.3.2 Beta 2  and OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Beta 2 to developers for testing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Viber Gets End-to-End Encryption

Viber has released a new privacy-enhanced version of its messaging app that brings end-to-end encryption, hidden chats, contact authentication, and much more.

Apple refreshes the MacBook and MacBook Air laptops

Apple today released a small hardware refresh of its MacBook 12" and MacBook Air notebooks. The refreshed MacBook now sports sixth-generation Intel Core M, which can be configured with either 1.1GHz or 1.3GHz clock speed. The RAM is also upgraded from 1600MHz to the faster 1866MHz and the Intel HD 515 GPU promises 25% better efficiency.

Apple Hires Former Tesla Vice President

Apple has hired Christ Porritt, former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering and former Aston Martin Chief Engineer, to work on 'special projects', reports Electrek. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LinkedIn Releases New App to Help Students Find a Job

LinkedIn has released a new app called 'LinkedIn Students' that aims to help students find a job after graduation.

Google Play Music officially adds podcasts

The new feature should be available inside the Web version of Google Play Music, and it's rolling out in stages to Android devices. 

Apple Officially Announces WWDC 2016

Apple today announced that it will hold the 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco, where developers across the world will come together to learn about the future of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS

Nubia Z11 Mini unveiled

The phone features a 5" screen and the main camera uses a 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor (same as Xiaomi Mi 5 and Huawei Mate 8). It's behind an f/2.0 lens and offers phase-detection autofocus and "3D noise reduction. For video shooting, the camera maxes out at 1080p. There's an 8MP selfie camera too, with large 1.4┬Ám pixels and 80° lens

Monday, April 18, 2016

Apple Reportedly Has a Secret Car Lab

Apple is reportedly running a secret lab in Berlin to design and develop the rumored Apple Car, reports Sources tell the site there are now concrete plans for the introduction of the vehicle.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Apple Stores Go Green to Raise Awareness

Apple Stores around the world are going green ahead of Earth Day. SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts announced the company's efforts to raise awareness on Twitter.

]Apple Recovered $40 Million in Gold By Recycling Devices

Apple recovered nearly $40 million in gold by recycling device last year, according the company's Environmental Responsibility Report.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Google Hangouts App Now Lets You Send Video Attachments

Google has updated its Hangouts app to let you send video attachments up to one minute long.

Apple Will End iTunes Allowances on May 25th

Apple has announced that it will end iTunes allowances on May 25th. iTunes Allowances let you send a monthly iTunes Store credit to anyone so that they could make purchases from the iTunes, App

Apple Puts a 'Secret Team' to Explore Paid App Store Search Results

Apple has put together a 'secret team' to explore making improvements to the App Store, including charging developers for prominent placement, reports Bloomberg. 

LG launches K7 and K10 in India

LG has announced two new budget phones, the LG K7 and the LG K10.

 The K7 has a 5.0-inch, 854x480 resolution display, Snapdragon 210 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD, 5 megapixel front and rear camera, LTE, Android 5.1, and 2125mAh battery.

 The K10 has a 5.3-inch, 1280x720 resolution display, Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage with microSD, 13 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front camera, LTE, Android 5.1, and 2,300mAh battery. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

January 1st 1970 Bug Can Be Used to Remotely Brick iPhones

Security researchers have discovered that the January 1st, 1970 bug can be used to remote brick iPhones and iPads.

Nothing of Real Significance has been Found on San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone 

The FBI has found nothing of real significance on the hacked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, so far, reports CBS News.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Google Calendar gets an update for Goals that automatically fit your schedule

Google has updated Calendar for Android and iOS to support goals. Tapping the plus icon in the right hand corner now allows you to add various goals to your daily schedules 

Adobe Unveils New Features for Video Editing, Motion Graphics/VFX, and Audio

Adobe has unveiled its upcoming new features across Creative Cloud tools for video editing, motion graphics/VFX, and audio.

Marshmallow update hits Lenovo A7000

Marshmallow update has started rolling out to Lenovo A7000. This update not only brings Android 6.0, but also includes the Android security patch for the month of March.

Indian startup CREO launched its first phone, the Mark 1

CREO , India based startup, has launched its first smartphone in the Indian market, the CREO Mark 1. 

HTC 10 is the First Android Smartphone With Native AirPlay Support

HTC has unveiled its new flagship smartphone the HTC 10. It is the first Android smartphone to feature native AirPlay support.

BBC Releases iPlayer App for Kids

BBC has released 'iPlayer Kids', a new version of its popular iPlayer app for designed especially for children.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Telegram introduces Bots 2.0, interface changes

Telegram has introduced an update to its bots platform, called Bots 2.0. Developers can now create more creative bots and users have more functionality at their fingertips. 

New ZenFone 2 update focuses on system stability

Asus has started rolling out an update to its ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) smartphone.  This update is aimed at improving system stability,

Apple Watch Shipments Predicted to Fall 25% This Year

Apple Watch shipments are predicted to fall 25% this year despite the launch of a new Apple Watch 2 , reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple to Investigate Bluetooth Phone Call Audio Issues on the iPhone SE

Apple is reportedly investigating audio issues with Bluetooth phone calls made using the iPhone SE. Many Users have been reporting distortion, static, and inaudible phone calls.

Facebook Messenger can now send and preview Dropbox files

Dropbox is now integrated into Messenger on Apple iOS and Android OS. Facebook Messenger users will be able to find Dropbox inside Messenger's extensions menu. From there, you'll be able to send photos, videos, and other files to whoever you're chatting with. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge software update improves touch and stability

Samsung is pushing a firmware update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. According to the changelog, the user experience is improved thanks to better palm rejection and overall better touch handling. 

Corning has introduced MASTERPIX service for printing on Gorilla Glass

Corning has introduced its MASTERPIX service in India. Indian Customers can now get their photos printed on a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass. This process involves printing the image on a thin sheet of Gorilla Glass using UV-cured inks. The Company claims the prints are scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, easy to clean and of long lasting archival quality. Customers can get their prints in six different sizes

Huawei Watch launched in India for INR 22,999

Huawei has launched the Huawei Watch in India. The Watch will be available on Flipkart  for INR 22,999, which is about $346. It has a 1.4-inch fully circular AMOLED display with 286 PPI pixel density with sapphire crystal cover, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, heart rate monitor, Wi-Fi, microphone and speaker, IP67 water resistance, and a 300mAh battery.

Google Fiber is now ending a free-internet offer in its first city

Four years after introducing Kansas City to Google Fiber, the broadband alternative meant to provoke competitive pricing and Internet speeds across the U.S., Google is putting an end to the current model of free Internet access.

Oppo A37m with Octa-Core CPU, Android 5.1 Lollipop Coming Soon?

A smartphone with model number Oppo A37m has been recently certified at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory commission, TechGrapple reports.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hasselblad announces 100MP H6D-100c and 50MP H6D-50c

Hasselblad, maker of high-end modular medium format cameras, has announced the new H6D-100c and the H6D-50c, the former with an amazing 100 megapixel CMOS sensor and the latter with 50 megapixel CMOS sensor

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Sony Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact are getting official Marshmallow

Many users of Sony Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact  are starting to receive the official update.

Apple Files Patent for Force Touch Keyboard Without Keys

Apple has filed a patent for a Force Touch keyboard with no keys entitled, ' CONFIGURABLE FORCE-SENSITIVE INPUT STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES'.

Microsoft Updates Its Translator App for iOS With Offline Support

Microsoft has updated its Translator app for iOS with offline support and a Safari Extension.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Reddit Releases Official App for iPhone

Reddit has finally released an official app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Lumia 650 launched in India

Microsoft has launched the Lumia 650 Dual SIM in India. The Lumia 650 Dual SIM is a budget device, packing a 5-inch 720p OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable to 200GB), 8MP rear/5MP front cameras, 2000mAh battery, and Windows 10 out of the box. The phone is priced at INR 15,299 ($230) and will be available in black and white color options.

Google Considers Swift Programming Language for Android

Google is considering making Swift a 'first class' language for Android, reports TNW. Sources say that representatives from Google, Facebook, and Uber recently met in London to discuss the language.

iPhone SE now available in India

iPhone SE is now available for purchase in India. The phone is available offline as well as online through Flipkart and Infibeam. The iPhone SE is available in two variants; the 16GB is priced at INR 39,000 ($585) and the 64GB at INR 49,000 ($735). 

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Facebook is Now Using Artificial Intelligence to Describe Photos to Blind People

Facebook has announced that it has started using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind people.

WhatsApp Messenger Announces Full End to End Encryption

From now on when you and your contacts use the latest version of the Whatsapp, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats.

PS4 Remote Play App is available now for Windows & OS X

Sony launched Remote Play for Windows and OS X. This new feature now allows you to stream your PS4 games on your desktop PC

Foxconn Prepares to Set Up AMOLED Production Lines at Sharp

Following its takeover of Sharp, Foxconn is preparing to set up new AMOLED production lines at the company, reports DigiTimes.

Apple Remotely Fixes Siri Security Vulnerability

Apple has remotely fixed a security vulnerability with Siri that allowed access to a user's contacts and photos without a passcode

Apple Releases Beta Versions of OS X 10.11.5, tvOS 9.2.1, watchOS 2.2.1

Following the release of iOS 9.3.2 beta, Apple has released betas of OS X 10.11.5, tvOS 9.2.1, and watchOS 2.2.1.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Apple Stores Are Switching From Plastic Bags to Paper Bags

Apple is switching to environmentally friendly paper shopping bags for its retail locations, according to a leaked employee memo obtained by 9to5Mac.

Panasonic announces Lumix GX85

Panasonic has launched a new compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the LUMIX DMC-GX85. The GX85 has a 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor without a low pass filter, which improves the detail by 10% over Panasonic's previous 16 megapixel sensors. 

Oppo F1 Plus global rollout begins,

The rollout of the Oppo F1 Plus has started and the phone is now available in select Countries

In Europe, the phone will be on sale online starting May with a price of £299 in the UK and €389 elsewhere. In India the phone will retail for INR 26990 ($400)

Security Flaw in iOS 9.3.1 Allows Access to Contacts and Photos Without Passcode

A security flaw discovered by Jose Rodriguez. in iOS 9.3.1 allows access to your contacts and photos without entering a passcode.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Microsoft Lumia 650 spotted listed on Amazon India

Microsoft Lumia 650 has been spotted listed on Amazon's India website. It is being offered by a local retailer with shipments beginning April 30. As for the price, the white model carries a tag of INR 16,599 ($250), while the black one will set you back INR 16,700 ($252). Both variants offer dual-SIM capabilities.

New Microsoft Band 2 update brings ability to add more tiles

Microsoft has rolled out a new update to its Band 2 fitness wearable that brings some new features such the ability to add more tiles and create challenges, as well as regular bug fixes.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

OneDrive's iOS client now lets you download multiple photos and video

Microsoft has updated OneDrive's iOS app .  The New update brings new features such as the ability to download multiple photos and videos in a single attempt, as well as some regular Bug Fixes

Tesla has received more than 232K pre-orders for its Model 3 electric car

Tesla has already received a whopping 232,000 pre-orders for its new electric vehicle. This was revealed by its CEO -  Elon Musk in a tweet today.

Google Photos now lets you search with emoji

Google has added the ability to search through your Photos library using emoji. The new emoji search works pretty much like the text search.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Microsoft releases Lumia 650 in the US and Canada

Microsoft Lumia 650 is now finally available in the US and Canada. This comes after a three-week pre-order period for the new mid-range smartphone. The Lumia 650 is priced at $199 or CAD 199,

Apple Flies Pirate Flag Over Cupertino Headquarters

Apple is flying a pirate flag over its Cupertino headquarters in celebration of the Apple's 40th anniversary.

Samsung is Reportedly Planning to Release a Foldable Device Next Year

Samsung is planning to bring a foldable smartphone/tablet concept to life next year, reports ETNews. It is speculated that the device will be a 5-inch smartphone when closed and will open to a 7-inch tablet.

OnePlus X gets a price cut in India

OnePlus X has gotten a price cut on Amazon India, and now sells for INR 14,999 ($225)

Friday, April 01, 2016

Foxconn and Sharp Announce $3.5 Billion Takeover Deal

Foxconn has officially agreed to takeover Sharp, paying $3.5 billion for a 66% share in the company. That number is significantly lower than the original $5.8 billion deal which was put in jeopardy by $2.7 billion in undisclosed liabilities

Apple Releases New 'Safari Technology Preview' Browser

Apple has released a new 'Safari Technology Preview' browser that gives users an early look at upcoming web technologies in OS X and iOS.

Microsoft Brings 'Bots' to Skype

Microsoft today introduced Skype Bots - a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into your daily messaging on Skype. Skype Bots are available through messaging today but will also be available for audio and video calling in the future

Tesla announces Model 3, starts at $35,000

the most affordable Tesla  Model 3 will start at $35,000. Not exactly cheap but a steal considering what you will get in return. Despite being the company's least expensive car,

Foxconn to Focus Sharp Investment on OLED Production

A majority of Foxconn's investment in Sharp is designated for developing its OLED production capabilities, reports DigiTimes. This makes sense as Apple is widely expected to begin a shift towards OLED displays for its mobile devices.