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Google's Gmail and Facebook's WhatsApp top one billion monthly users Google's Gmail and Facebook's WhatsApp top one billion monthly users
- February 02, 2016

Launched in beta in 2004, the service has gradually grown to become a ubiquitous email platform and the beta label was abolished in 2009. Facebook hinted at the Whatsapp milestone on its recent earnings call when it said it finished the year with "nearly" a billion monthly active users . (more...)
Google's Parent Company Is Now The World's Most Valuable Business Google's Parent Company Is Now The World's Most Valuable Business
- February 02, 2016

It garnered $23.4 billion operating profit at a margin of 31.9 percent. The report will be the first time Alphabet will break out results for what it calls " Other Bets ", which includes Google Fiber; smart home accessory maker Nest Labs and the secretive "X", home to the self-driving cars project. (more...)
Facebook is changing your News Feed again Facebook is changing your News Feed again
- February 02, 2016

Facebook is now moving a step ahead in advancing its features with a heavy dependency on a second signal, which means to perform what users want to see. In the blog post, Facebook warned pages about getting higher clicks on certain content. Considering the dual factors, if there is discrepancy in the number of stories being clicked and the number of people wanting to see those stories, referral traffic could decline. (more...)
US Mobile Removed Xiaomi Products from Online Store US Mobile Removed Xiaomi Products from Online Store
- February 02, 2016

Instead of being part of an "official" release, the devices are being imported and sold by mobile network US Mobile, as first reported by PC Magazine. The installment plan is offered by US Mobile through its online web store and involves signing up for one of US Mobile's plans where subscribers can create/modify those plans according to their needs. (more...)
Huawei's Honor 5X hits the USA market as affordable midrange phone Huawei's Honor 5X hits the USA market as affordable midrange phone
- February 01, 2016

We say this because Huawei will produce the Honor 5X for only $200 off contract, with features that otherwise must have cost a user nothing less than $500. For this dirt cheap rate, you'd be able to see a phone with a 5.5 inch screen, that provides a resolution of at least 1080P and an aluminum chassis. (more...)
Consumers are turning away from tablets and towards 2-in-1 tabtops Consumers are turning away from tablets and towards 2-in-1 tabtops
- February 01, 2016

The tablet market continues to decline according to a new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker . It was, though, a record quarter for detachable tablets, a category in which IDC includes Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro, with shipments in this category reaching an all-time high of 8.1 million devices, more than double a year earlier. (more...)
Apple to release Apple to release "two iPhone 7 Plus models in September"
- February 01, 2016

Apple is now reported to be working on a new device, all but 4 inches in size! The iPhone's year-to-year sales growth is now the slowest seen since the company began selling the product in 2007. It is expected that the iPhone 5SE will feature the screen resolution that was included in the recent iPhone 6S. The details captured by the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus camera are outstanding to say the least, but also keep in mind that some of the shots above are doctored to achieve the desired ... (more...)
Google's Project Skybender Aims to Deliver 5G Wi-Fi Google's Project Skybender Aims to Deliver 5G Wi-Fi
- February 01, 2016

One of the main challenges Google faces is getting high frequency millimetre waves to work from a high-flying drone. A new report from The Guardian swears Google has been working on a new movement that goes by the name Project SkyBender . (more...)
The Status of Windows Phone - Alive, Dead or Dormant?
- February 01, 2016

The last major upgrade of its operating system, known as Windows 8, was widely viewed as a flop, which hurt PC sales even more. To be true around ten percent of all the Windows smartphone users are running the most recent Windows 10 Mobile OS on their handsets. (more...)
Microsoft tests underwater data center Microsoft tests underwater data center
- February 01, 2016

Microsoft has over 100 data centers around the world, spending over $15 billion to build and maintain them, according to the report. Company's researchers believe that the future of data centres may lies under the sea. It may not be as deep as Jules Verne envisioned in his iconic work "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", but Microsoft is embarking on a deep sea adventure by placing data centers at the bottom of the ocean in a bid to save money - and the environment. (more...)
Apple Is Working On An iPhone That Charges Wirelessly Apple Is Working On An iPhone That Charges Wirelessly
- February 01, 2016

Wireless-charging still feels like it's a long ways off, but if anybody can take a poorly thought out concept and find a way to make it work, it's Apple . Rumors suggest that Apple is now working on a next-generation technology that will allow users to charge their iPhones and iPads from a further distance. (more...)
Microsoft gaining on Amazon in cloud
- February 01, 2016

Microsoft made $1.35 billion in revenue from Microsoft Surface tablets alone in the last quarter, largely due to the new Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book laptops, the company reported. Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Total revenue, however, fell 10.1 per cent to $23.80 billion, squeezed by a strong dollar as well as a weak personal computer market that has reduced demand for Microsoft's Windows ... (more...)
Facebook shares bounce after rise in revenue
- January 31, 2016

The healthy revenues are matched by a strong profits for the fourth quarter and the full year of $1.5bn and $3.6bn respectively. Advertising revenue was up 56.8 percent to $56.4 billion in the December ending quarter of 2015, an impressive figure even for a quarter where advertising expenditures spike. (more...)
Apple investigating wireless charging for iPhone and iPad
- January 30, 2016

It's never too early to start speculating about the new iPhone, and rumor has it that Apple could start integrating wireless charging into new iPhones as early as 2017. Bloomberg says Apple is now coordinating with its partners in the United States and Asia to come up with a new wireless technology for its next iDevices. (more...)
Apple has secret staff of "hundreds" building VR and augmented reality prototypes
- January 30, 2016

It is not clear if and when Apple's work on a headset prototype will make it past the development stage into an actual product, and the company often secretly works on technologies that never see the light of day. Apple has also bought the current expertise in augmented and virtual reality by acquiring PrimeSense, Faceshift and Metaio. The Financial Times earlier reported the acquisition and Apple's push into augmented reality and virtual reality. (more...)
All Dolled Up — GMC Sierra All Dolled Up — GMC Sierra
- January 30, 2016

The All Terrain Package normally costs $2,480, so we can imagine the X version will cost substantially more. "Styling is the biggest influence on Sierra customers and the new Sierra All Terrain X builds on that with a more aggressive, personalized appearance that complements its exceptional capability", says Duncan Aldred , vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. (more...)
Microsoft results show effects of turnaround strategy
- January 30, 2016

Like a friendly but persistent sales rep, Microsoft has a message for anyone who owns a personal computer: If you haven't yet upgraded to Windows 10, the company highly recommends it. Analysts don't expect Microsoft to see revenue from Windows 10 until later this year. Microsoft's cloud business is booming at a flawless time. (more...)
Apple to take a bigger bite from Indian smartphone market Apple to take a bigger bite from Indian smartphone market
- January 30, 2016

He told us that he's been expecting this story since the iPhone craze began. Apple reported that, over all, a billion iPhones, iPads, Macintosh computers, iPod touch devices, Apple TV units, and Apple Watch wearable computers had "engaged" with its services in the past three months. (more...)
Facebook Soon to Offer More Reactions Than 'Like'
- January 30, 2016

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were expecting adjusted earnings of 68 cents per share and revenue of $5.37 billion. Advertising on mobile devices accounted for around 80% of all advertising revenue, the social network also said . Also this month, Facebook announced a drive to be a place for sports, with a new online hub for news and sharing on sporting events. Looking at monthly active users, Facebook grew by just under three per cent over the quarter to 1.59bn, with the fastest ... (more...)
Feast your eyes on these glorious Dark Souls 3 screenshots Feast your eyes on these glorious Dark Souls 3 screenshots
- January 30, 2016

Reported by Gematsu , players will start the title revived in the Untended Graves as an Unkindled wherein gamers are to verse the powerful Ludex Gundyr to be tested of being worthy of advancing. The rest of the screenshots and concept art also have their own description on there. The images show some new weapons, armor, bosses, and locations that fans can expect to see in the game. (more...)

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