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IPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It IPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It
- May 12, 2016

Apple hasn't revealed sales figures for the watch, but most analysts estimate the company has sold 12 million or more, producing well over $5 billion in revenue. Ending a 13-year streak, Apple's flagship iPhone posted the first even drop in revenue this quarter. World over, smartphone sales are slowing down. (more...)
Android VR Headset Rumored for Google I/O 2016 Android VR Headset Rumored for Google I/O 2016
- May 11, 2016

If you have more funds to dispense on this type of gadgets, Facebook's Oculus Rift and HTC's promising Vive experience could be a better choice. Regardless, the price tag for this "baby" is 20 (CAD) Canadian dollars, in the United Kingdom, it is £15 and in France and Germany you can buy it for €20. (more...)
Google Wants To Create Equality With Its Professional Women Emoji Google Wants To Create Equality With Its Professional Women Emoji
- May 11, 2016

Jeremy Burge, the founder of both the online resource Emojipedia and World Emoji Day, as well as a member of the Unicode Consortium's Emoji Subcommittee, told the Guardian that the proposal from Google was well-written and "pragmatic from an encoding point of view", meaning that it could be implemented fairly quickly. (more...)
Apple reportedly readying HomeKit controller app Apple reportedly readying HomeKit controller app
- May 11, 2016

While there is that possibility that Apple will delay or entirely ditch the idea, the iPhone maker filed a trademark for a HomeKit icon late previous year by using a shell company - a proof that the rumor is not just a speculation . Devices can be grouped into rooms, zones and scenes for creating customised set-ups when leaving the house, for example, or for certain times of day. (more...)
Meizu M3 Note with 3GB RAM & 4100mAh battery Launched in India Meizu M3 Note with 3GB RAM & 4100mAh battery Launched in India
- May 11, 2016

It weighs in at 163 grams, measures 153.6x75.5x8.2mm, and will be available in Grey, Gold, and Silver colour variants. It comes with the mTouch 2.1 fingerprint sensor that is claimed to have an unlock speen of 0.2 seconds. That said, the Redmi Note 3 has a slightly upper hand in the hardware department, particularly the processor and camera . The m3 note It supports dual 4G SIMs which means both the SIMs can support 4G network simultaneously. (more...)
Uncharted 4 microtransaction prices revealed, from $5 to $50 Uncharted 4 microtransaction prices revealed, from $5 to $50
- May 11, 2016

It's a short-lived thing, of course - Nate's long-thought-dead brother Sam returns, and drags Nate back into the old life . With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. (more...)
Nvidia's GTX 1080 will rock your virtual world
- May 10, 2016

NVIDIA Chief Executive Officer, Jen-Hsun Huang revealed Team Green's latest GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080 to the world via a live stream from Austin, Texas. The footage, taken by PC Gamer at an announcement event for the GTX 1080, shows DOOM up and running using the Vulkan API with the in-game FPS counter enabled. (more...)
Xiaomi's Mi Max phone has a huge display and a big battery Xiaomi's Mi Max phone has a huge display and a big battery
- May 10, 2016

For a budget device, it's incredibly well equipped and even has a fingerprint sensor on the back. Alongside the release of the Xiaomi Mi Max, the company is unveiling its custom software interface, MIUI 8 . Besides a renewed design with new fonts and bolder colours, MIUI 8 also includes new features including app cloning and multiple accounts on the same phone. (more...)
Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri
- May 10, 2016

When he asked if it would be warmer than 70 degrees near the Golden Gate Bridge after 5pm the day after tomorrow, the virtual assistant immediately showed the right hourly forecast from the Weather Underground app. In the demo, Viv was able to handle a bunch of complex requests, which also includes connecting with third-party merchants for booking reservations and purchasing goods. (more...)
Matt Damon talks about Jason Bourne's 'dark place' in new featurette Matt Damon talks about Jason Bourne's 'dark place' in new featurette
- May 10, 2016

I think often we elevate this idea of the tortured genius, but I think [Damon and Greengrass are] geniuses at what they do, and they're not torturing anyone, from what I can see". If there is one character he gets asked about most frequently, Matt Damon says, it's undoubtedly Jason Bourne . On board for the next chapter in Universal's action series are newcomers Tommy Lee Jones and the seemingly omnipresent Alicia Vikander . (more...)
Microsoft waives July's Windows 10 upgrade deadline for assistive-tech users Microsoft waives July's Windows 10 upgrade deadline for assistive-tech users
- May 10, 2016

But, Microsoft has admitted that it will have one interesting feature on the way for the mobile version of its new Microsoft Edge browser: extensions. Microsoft has been busy reminding all and sundry this weekend that its year-long free upgrade to Windows 10 offer is about to expire. With users turning up their noses at Windows 8 in favor of the far more popular Windows 7, or even the aging XP, the company was eager to get users to adopt Windows 10 . (more...)
Opera browser expands its Free VPN as an App for iOS Opera browser expands its Free VPN as an App for iOS
- May 10, 2016

And that is just one of its possible use case scenarios, there are a whole lot of equally ingenious ways in which it can sneak you around blocks and walls set up by colleges, offices and other institutions who don't want you playing YouTube on their data. (more...)
Facebook sees trademark victory against Chinese drinks copycat
- May 10, 2016

The company in question was Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks, which applied for a trademark in 2011 to begin selling foods and drinks with the " face book ", name attached. Whether Facebook would simply become another option for people to use among their social networks or manage to become as significant a presence as it has done in the West, is hard to say. (more...)
Apple Shelves Plans for Smart Connector on iPhone 7? Apple Shelves Plans for Smart Connector on iPhone 7?
- May 09, 2016

A new report by Apple Insider said that a source revealed to Macotakara that Apple have been considering the inclusion of the Smart Connector, but they decided not to in the end. A Smart Connector was also delineated in outline drawings made by Mac Fan, yet those drawings are frequently largely based on circulating rumors. Check out both images on MacRumors . (more...)
Microsoft announces changes to app policies on Windows Store
- May 09, 2016

We've already shown you a slightly bodged-together way of blocking ads in Edge, but now Adblock Plus and AdBlock extensions have been officially released to the Windows Store. Their revenue comes from the users viewing the ads on their site. " Windows 10 Pro offers a subset of those capabilities and is recommended for small and mid-size businesses looking for some management controls , but not the full suite necessary for IT pros at larger enterprises", a company spokesman said in a ... (more...)
Microsoft to end free Windows 10 upgrades
- May 09, 2016

Currently, only those who are using Windows 10 will be able to enjoy the new extensions, but soon they will be available for everybody. Right now, developers have been slow to adopt the Windows Store. The free overhaul offer will end on July 29 and we need to ensure you don't pass up a great opportunity. After that, users running older versions of Windows will still be able to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 , but they'll have to pay $119 to purchase a license for the full version of ... (more...)
Pokemon Sun/Moon First Details Coming May 10 Pokemon Sun/Moon First Details Coming May 10
- May 09, 2016

The reveal is scheduled to happen at 9 PM Japan Standard Time (8 AM Eastern Time), though it hasn't been confirmed if it will be through a digital broadcast or some other means. In the past, Masuda had hinted that the titles will come with more than 10 Pokemons, although he said this without being serious. Here's to more Pokemon info coming down the pipeline next week! Since Game Freak has chose to take their time in officially revealing Pokemon Sun and Moon details, all we have had in ... (more...)
Dell to rebrand as Dell Technologies following closure of EMC acquisition Dell to rebrand as Dell Technologies following closure of EMC acquisition
- May 09, 2016

EMC and Dell's combined EMEA business will be worth more than $20bn, according to EMEA executives from the storage vendor who have outlined what the takeover will mean for the region. EMC will also give partners an additional 25 points on all flash deals for a total of 45 per cent margins. Features include support for file, block and VVols, snapshots and remote replication and integrated Copy Data Management . (more...)
Google Nexus 6P Can Now Rival The Best In Mobile Photography! Google Nexus 6P Can Now Rival The Best In Mobile Photography!
- May 09, 2016

According to GSM Arena , a supposed benchmark listing of a Google Nexus 6P has been spotted on the Geekbench website. Nexus devices are always among the most-awaited ones every year, but Google really raised the bar last year by launching the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. (more...)
Overwatch's open beta is nearly identical to final release Overwatch's open beta is nearly identical to final release
- May 09, 2016

Here are the differences in the Overwatch beta and the full game. Can't get enough of the Overwatch beta? Blizzard has stated that in-game progress will be reset on launch to put everyone on equal footing. We had a tough choice. Overwatch's beta runs until May 9, with a worldwide release scheduled for May 24 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The open beta will be on until May 9th, so if you want to try this game before purchasing it, hurry up, and download it. (more...)

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