Xiaomi is slowly opening itself and their products to the west. The Chinese smartphone giant is expanding its availability on global markets thanks to its e-tailers. One of their leading partners is turning out to be GearBest, who recently sent us the Xiaomi Mijia MI SPHERE 360 Camera. I took the camera to the city of Varazdin in Croatia and checked the real world performance. Given the price of mere $255, can Xiaomi’s 360 degree camera offer the ultimate price / performance ratio? First off, I have to admit that setting the camera was a real pain in the behind, trying to figure out how to install phone
As the week progresses, there are numerous applications wying for your attention. Commuting to and from work, running errands all saw the removal of “idle time”, with us being engulfed with different applications on mobile phones. As smartphone displays have improved, game developers have taken advantage of the latest technology to add beautiful graphics to their creations. If you like playing smartphone games that mix beauty with fun, you’ll want to download these five titles to your mobile device. We list the five mobile experiences you should experience, including some AR and VR experiences that are on the way. Pokémon GO Price: Free, but in-app
Microsoft is ending its ‘free Windows 10’ upgrade program. Ever since the company announced the availability of Windows 10 and a free upgrade for the older versions, the company was adamant it will only offer free upgrade program ‘for a limited amount of time’. That free upgrade program ends on July 29th, 2016. While there is a loophole that can keep your systems running on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and still get the Windows 10 upgrade, discovered thanks to ZDNet: “When you upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the Windows 10 setup program checks your current activation status and reports the result to the activation
It seems that these days, Uber is rocking it out! The well-known transportation service recently introduced UberEats, an app that allows you to order a takeaway the same way as ordering yourself a ride. Now, they’ve introduced ‘Family Profiles’. So, what exactly does this mean? First, with this option you allow your friends and/or family, to share one payment method for Uber overall. One feature passengers have frequently requested is an easy way to pay for family and friends. That’s why Uber announced Family Profiles, a new feature launched in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one
Apple today announced that its Swift™ programming language is now open source. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. Introduced in 2014, Swift is the fastest growing programming language in history and combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.* Apple today also launched the Swift.org website with detailed information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources and links to download the Swift source
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
Tamas Miklos, author of AIDA64 contacted us to let you all know that v5.30 of his multi-platform tool came out today. AIDA64 is one of most versatile system detection and benchmarking applications, supporting practically every major operating system. If you want to know more about your computing device, AIDA64 is one of best tools out there, and the list of new items supported in v5.30 is just impressive. While you could install the application on Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows, v5.30 brings in full support for Windows 10 and Server 2016, as well as Samsung Tizen OS. This is a list of changes for the application: New
Microsoft to release SDK to allow developers to port their apps.
If developers are, indeed, routinely gaming the app review and rating system for profit, then how can users trust app stores’ discovery mechanisms?
Research consultancy Strategy Analytics shows just how big the mobile operating system now is.
For over 25 years ResMed has been providing medical equipment for sleep-disorder breathing. They are clearly not a johnny-come-lately, jumping on the latest hi-tech bandwagon. This fall ResMed introduced the S+, a no-contact sleep tracking device developed for the consumer. This differs greatly from wearables such as the Basis Peak and the Jawbone UP systems that promise to track sleep as well as steps, calories, and activity. The ResMed S+ uses a combination of respiratory and biomotion sensors that not only monitor your motion and breathing while you sleep, but the temperature, light and noise in your bedroom as well. In addition to the biomotion
Hiku scans, records, categorizes, locates, and marks your favorite items to make shopping a no-brainer. The handheld device scans bar codes on your favorite and incidental items. The item is then listed on a shopping list on your smartphone ready to take to the store. You can assign an item to any number of user-named lists – Safeway, Petsmart, RiteAid, GNC, and so forth. Head for the store, display your shopping list on your phone and proceed down the aisles. In this review, I’ll show you with pictures how easy it was to install, learn, and use. I’ll also tell you what I did and
Drones are all the rage and have caught the attention of the crowd-funding public. Ghost is one of the more successful projects on Indiegogo.
Smartphone growth forecast slows down as prices drop.
Mozilla hasn’t ported Firefox over to iOS because of disagreements with Apple. Now, it looks like that will change.
Lovable Japanese froggie toy Keromin can now talk and speak, with its soon-to-be-upgraded singing functions.
In an age of where we get these fantastic and whimsical smartphone sizzle videos, HTC satirically breaks down for us what goes into making a sizzle video.
Canon Japan opens a new option that would bring words to your world, without Photoshop!
Ring is a unique smart home device that allows you to intelligently monitor who is at your door and to change the way we answer our door
Drivebot promises a stress-free driving and car maintenance experience, with smartphone alerts for engine problems, fuel efficiency tips and live monitoring from the car’s sensors.