Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Action Packed Ski Video Shot Entirely by an Apple iPhone

A 25-year-old Nicolas Vuignier shared an action packed ski video, shot entirely on an Apple iPhone. While the sole “shot by iPhone” idea is not really that new, the quality and making of this video really redefines what is possible. While some will argue this was made by something a bit more professional (high-quality RED anyone?) than a run-off-the-mill production smartphone like this, it seems the video was really shot by a device like, just using the custom lenses. Nicolas Vuignier has shared an incredible video on YouTube showcasing himself skiing down a mountain in Sweden. And we can only be amazed by how well it

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Apple, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, , Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables

2016 According to Apple: What Lies Ahead?

In addition to a significant focus on updating and refreshing their existing products, last year also saw Apple launch some long-anticipated new releases, namely the iPad Pro for ‘prosumer tablets’, Watch for the wearable industry and the carrier unlocked (so-called SIM-free) iPhone 6S, where you can use any carrier you want. Whilst many might reflect on 2015 as a year of upgrades, hardware and add-ons for the tech giant, 2016 looks set to hold plenty of promise in terms of completely new products and branching out into unexplored fields. Here is a look ahead at what Apple may have in store for us over the coming

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Mobile, Mobile World Congress, News, Smartphones, VR World

HTC, Samsung both Feature UltraPixel Camera?

February is the month when all the major and minor smartphone vendors come to exhibit their wares in the halls of Barcelona’s BICC (Barcelona’s International Convention Centre), and two of the vendors that are expected to make a splash will be Samsung and HTC. This time, UltraPixel camera technology might make its biggest splash yet. HTC is gearing up to launch the One M10 flagship smartphone (Perfume), while Samsung is planning to launch three Galaxy S7 phones; Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Edge+. Both HTC and Samsung (S7 Edge+ only) will utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of LPDDR4 memory and with up to 128 GB

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Entertainment, Gaming, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, News, , VR World

Smartphone Gaming in 2016

In the first few months of any new year, consumers excitedly begin to anticipate the year’s incoming smartphones which are, not coincidentally – usually given their first introduction, during the February/March festival and trade show season (Lunar New Year and Mobile World Congress). This year is no different as smartphone manufacturers begin to leak whispers of what we can expect with their latest releases. In many ways, everything we look for in a smartphone; screen, processor, memory, battery life, can all be summed up by what smartphone gamers look for too. Gamers are reliant on every aspect of a smartphone’s features and, while some fans

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Business, Hardware, Mobile, News, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR)

Lenovo Sells 10,000 VR Sets in Less than a Second

While the VR hypetrain is gearing up, the question is will the sales follow, or will VR and latter, AR land flat, just like the 3D hype-train ended? The answer to that question is simple – market interest and actual sales results. Pre-orders for Oculus Rift showed that the demand is there, and if you want to order the Rift CV1 today, you won’t get your hands on one before July 2016. While Facebook / Oculus are not disclosing how much units they have in production, it’s hard to gauge interest. Lenovo came out with a different concept, which is tested and proven worldwide, but the

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CPU, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Qualcomm, Samsung, Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature Gen2 14nm Exynos 8890, 5.1″ Display

As Mobile World Congress draws near, more information is coming out about all the new phones from key players in the industry. One such hotly expected family of smartphones will be 7th generation of Galaxy phones, more commonly known as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Samsung Galaxy S7, codenamed SM-G930F (the international version of S7) is expected to use a ‘Exynos 8890 version 7.0’ processor. From the information we managed to obtain, it will use Gen2 14nm FinFET process, designed and manufactured in Austin, TX. Given that 14nm is starting to look like a long node for Intel as well, as we reported yesterday

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Companies, Microsoft, Mobile, Smartphones, Software Programs, Windows, Windows Phone

Lumia 950 and 950 XL Owners Get a Free Year of Office 365

This isn’t the first time Microsoft is giving away free stuff to owners of its Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. A few weeks ago, everyone who pre-ordered Lumia 950 XL smartphone received a free Display Dock. Now, the software/hardware giant from Redmond is giving away something more interesting, a free year of Office 365 subscription to owners of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. A rather nice way to say thanks for choosing the company’s flagship smartphones, isn’t it? In case you were wondering, the Office 365 Personal subscription is now reduced to $59.99, making this a rather interesting offer. Customers that are eligible for the subscription are

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Amazon, Apple, Breaking, Business, Exclusive, Google, Microsoft, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Smartphones, Tablets

Microsoft to Offer Data Plans, Mobile Service

MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator is becoming a thing of fashion among IT giants, and could start to slowly squeeze conventional telecom operators, especially among the early adopters. Among the traditional IT names, IBM was the first that ran its own MVNO that was accessible to non-employees (back in 1990s, you could subscribe to IBM’s modem service and use it globally), but that was not widely adopted until Amazon launched its Kindle tablet, which used Qualcomm’s MVNO, and later replaced it with an in-house, SIM-free architecture for Kindle devices more known as the Whispernet. As Google seeked a path to grow, the company decided to become a fully fledged

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Analysis, Companies, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, VR World

GoPro Announces Q4 and Calendar Year 2015 Preliminary Results

It seems that the 2015 results are not that good for GoPro overall. The company released their Q4 and 2015 financial results, giving us an in-depth perspective into their finances. The company expects revenue to be approximately $435 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and $1.6 billion for the calendar year. Fourth quarter revenue reflects lower than anticipated sales of its capture devices due to slower than expected sell through at retailers, particularly in the first half of the quarter. Fourth quarter revenue includes a $21 million reduction for price protection related charges resulting from the HERO4 Session repricing in December. Non-GAAP gross margin

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Apple, Are You Serious?

Maybe you’ve heard; Apple has a bright idea to change the 3.5mm jack for the headphones on their upcoming devices. While the reason for this may only be known to their executives and some genius in the marketing department, it is one of the most retarded decisions a corporate giant can make. No, I don’t believe going digital or doing anything that “improves sound quality” for their devices has any real-world yield on items like these. No, there is no real need to remove the tried and tested, albeit old way of connecting your headphones. There is however the question of corporate ethics, morality and

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Analysis, Business, Companies, Microsoft, Mobile, Smartphones, Tablets, VR World

Microsoft CMO Confirms Engineering Effort On Surface Phone

The title stands – if we use the term “confirms” rather loosely. No, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela didn’t exactly blatantly reveal that the tech giant is working on a Surface Phone. No! He did however, release some rather interesting info on the potentially upcoming new device. This would be a device that would tie in all the software, hardware and design aspects that come with the current Windows 10 and ensure a full saturation of the entire specter in the selected IT market area. In a recent episode of Twit, Mary Jo Foley pushed Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela on the prospect

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Apple, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Apple launches official iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case

As an avid Apple iPhone user, I welcome this innovative product with great zeal. The Apple Smart Battery Case is just what you think it is. It’s a lightweight solution that connects to your iPhone, allowing you a prolonged battery life. While some other companies have made their own accessories in similar fashion, this is officially released by the Cuppertino giant and it should definitely work better. For example, it plugs in to iOS of your Apple smartphone giving you the battery charge information. A small convenience compared to third-party cases, but one after all. The device promises to add an additional usage life. According to

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Companies, Mobile, Samsung, Smartphones

Samsung Brings The Goods With Note 5 In Gold Platinum

Gold is awesome. Gold Platinum, hell, that’s even better. Samsung decided to refresh the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lineup (probably for the upcoming holidays) with a new exterior finish option available for their smartphones. The Note 5 is an excellent phone. It features nice specifications and a large sized screen, giving the business people plenty to cheer for. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560×1440 resolution, Exynos 7420 Octa-Core SoC, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage, 5MP front shooter, 16MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, and a capacious 3,000 mAh battery. On the other

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems

Apple Advances Past The $1 billion sales mark in India

Apple crossed the $1-billion sales mark in Indian operations for the first time, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday. The company posted a 44% increase in sales and have doubled their profits overall. This marks success at yet another emerging market for Apple. The Indian market provides impressive sales, growth and revenue for the tech giant. The sales value of over $1 billion also marks another step in turning Apple into one of the biggest companies in the IT sector in the world today. Getting a better grip on markets like this will help in the quest of becoming

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Android, Companies, Google, iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, , Tablets

Google Plus Just Took A More Fashionable Turn

Google just released information about the pending Google Plus update. The popular, but not the highest popular social media network out there, just got better. The reasons are several: there is a new design, a completely revamped way of how you use Google Plus and quite an interesting selection of features coming up. For many, Google Plus has been and is an unwanted child of the social media world – but in all true fairness, it does bring a whole lot to the table, that most of us haven’t really utilized or understood well enough. Google has been talking with their users, all in order

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Business, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, Wearables

Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit

Fossil Group announced that they will enter a definitive agreement to acquire wearable startup Misfit. The acquisition thus enables the watchmaker to venture into different areas of wearable products, adding to their lineup. Misfit brings to Fossil Group a scalable cloud and app platform, a world-class software and hardware engineering team, a native wearable technology brand and a pipeline of innovative products. “We have a significant opportunity to add technology and connectivity across our platform of watches and accessories,” said Kosta Kartsotis, chief executive officer of Fossil Group. “With the acquisition of Misfit, Fossil Group will be uniquely positioned to lead the convergence of style

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3D, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile, News, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR)

VR hits Magical $99 Price with Samsung’s New GearVR

As we all know, the key to adopting a technology for mass market is hitting the ‘sweet price point’, which is typically based around three figures – $99, $199, $999. $999 was the price point when first VHS demolished Betamax, CD replaced vinyl, DVD replaced VHS, and so on. $199 was the price point that Apple hit with the iPhone and we all know what happened afterwards. $99 however, is a price point where a product becomes a commodity, whatever it is. After launching its first generation GearVR Innovator Edition for $199, Samsung teamed up with Facebook and Oculus to prepare a product which could

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Business, Gaming, Mobile, Smartphones, Tablets, VR World

Activision set to buy ‘Candy Crush’ developer King Digital for $5.9B

Activision Blizzard, Inc.  today announced an agreement to acquire King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion in equity value ($5.0 billion in enterprise value). The addition of King’s highly-complementary business further positions Activision Blizzard for growth across platforms, audiences, genres, and business models. King Digital Entertainment is the creator of ‘Candy Crush’. The highly addictive online video game is one of the most popular mobile games in the world right now and it comes as a non-surprise that a juggernaut in the game world would decide to obtain it. The acquisition comes as one of the first for the game company, giving them a taste of the mobile game

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, Videos

Apple’s new iPhone 6s ad features NBA star Steph Curry

Unlike some past product campaigns, Apple went with an A-List of celebrities to promote their newest iPhone 6S. The addition of well-known public figures like Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez and Bill Hader helps with the product’s relevancy. This newest advert shows NBA star Stephen Curry, fresh off a championship campaign, doing some interesting bits and tricks with an Apple iPhone. The short video has the Golden State’s favorite player hitting a half court shot, confidently turning his back against the basket as the ball heads in the net and walking towards the camera with swag pouring from every step he takes. This advert gives us a

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Mobile, News, VR World

Samsung Electronics to Announce Galaxy S7 in January 2016

According to the Korean publication ET News, Samsung plans to change the product introduction cadence for their Galaxy S flagship lineup. According to sources in the supply chain, ET News claims the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in January 2016, probably during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The product announcement should follow with a complete turnaround in the company’s smartphone sector, by splitting Samsung’s models into Premium and Sub Premium, followed by Mainstream and Entry Level. If that sounds like a bad idea, you’re not the only one. The idea behind Samsung’s plan is a simple one. They want to attract more customers and diversify their lineup, but is

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