Android, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Uber

Once Again, Uber Delivers: Family Profiles Introduced

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

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Apple, Companies, Google, VR World

Google’s search engine crawler to stop identifying as an iPhone

While this change won’t really affect particular website users, it does mark a natural shift in Google Bot’s way of doing things. Until now, Google Bot identified itself as an iPhone running iOS 8.3, according to the company. This means that it fetches sites, crawls them and gathers important data – as Apple’s own browser. Now, after this update will make the agent identify as a Nexus 5X running Android 6.0.1 that will crawl the sites as Google’s own Chrome browsers it seems. “We’re updating the user-agent string so that our renderer can better understand pages that use newer web technologies. Our renderer evolves over time and the

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

LG Officially Unveils Their K8 and K5 Smartphones

Following the launch of the K10, K7 and K4 models, the Korean LG Electronics (LG) is launching two new models in their K Series range. Namely, they have released the LG K8 and K5, headed for all the key markets this week: The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The K5 will target customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America (model name Q6 in Mexico). The devices were first revealed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 and they’ve raised quite an interest, thanks to some clever design & technology features. The K Series

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AMD, Business, Companies, CPU, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing

AMD Increases Notebook Market Traction And Exposure

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced increasing momentum for the 6th Generation AMD PRO A-Series mobile processors, based on the introduction of two new HP notebook design wins, new large-scale enterprise deployments, and the expansion of HP adoption of AMD FreeSync™ technology in its notebooks and displays. The 6th Generation AMD PRO A-Series processors, which efficiently integrate extensive AMD CPU, graphics, security, and video processing IP into a single SoC design, will now power two new HP 600 series ProBooks. The HP ProBook 645 14-inch and HP ProBook 655 15.6-inch notebooks allow businesses to equip their workforces with widely configurable and extremely cost-effective HP notebook PCs, enabling

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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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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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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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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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Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), Microsoft, Mobile, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, VR World, Windows

Report: Microsoft Shot Itself In The Leg With AT&T Only Lumia 950 Release

If you want to impede any chances/progress for your issue ridden mobile division, you should not follow the path Microsoft have taken. They are making their new and promising model, Microsoft Lumia 950, an exclusive item to AT&T and their customer base. This didn’t really go off well in the mobile world, to say the least. Currently the company has a low single-digit global market share, something they’ve been trying to ramp up lately. In regards to this, some may think that the company would be begging carriers to sell their newest addition. Unfortunately that’s not the path that the Redmond based giant took. The

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Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), Microsoft, Mobile, Mobile Computing, VR World

Microsoft Released Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL

In the wake of recent hardware releases like the Surface Book, it seems Microsoft is back in business in a big way. Their newly introduced and showcased Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones are here and they look good. They are actually the first smartphones that the company released after the whole Nokia situation subsided overall. The two smartphones come with impressive hardware specifications. The Microsoft Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2-inch WQHD OLED screen and it has a 1440×2560 resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage. Additionally it offers the Windows

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Android, Operating Systems

Paranoids, Meet Your New Phone: Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2

Whether you are a paranoid being or simply want added privacy and/or security, this is the phone for you it seems. The second generation of Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 brings privacy and security front and center. It does this by offering full device encryption, thanks to Silent OS – an interesting version of Android intended for enterprise customers, putting an emphasis on secure and worry-free daily routines. If you thought the Blackphone 2 is another one of those ultra secure, but slow and outdated phones, think again. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, it has a

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Apple, Business, CPU, CPU Reviews, Hardware, VR World

Rumor: Apple’s Upcoming ‘A10’ is a Sexa-core Processor?

According to a rumor, Apple’s next processor should bear the name ‘A10’ and it may come with as much as six-cores. It would be manufactured using a 14 nanometer production process and it would be produced by either Samsung in Texas or TMSC in Taiwan. Original rumor mentioned 10nm process node, but that just goes to show that original source should be taken with a kilogram of sea salt on its tail. These two companies would be competing for orders, the Weibo source said. We can get behind the naming, but the rest seems a bit off as Apple is not a company known for doing major internal hardware changes.

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Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple Ran Out Of Launch-day iPhone 6s And 6S Plus

If you wanted to cop an Apple iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus , you are out of luck it seems! According to a report by Apple Insider, Apple ran out of launch-day phones. Across all launch countries, the earliest possible delivery dates have been pushed to September 29th. For some United States deliveries of the regular iPhone 6s, we are talking about as late of start as second week of October, while the United Kingdom site releases shipments of about one to two weeks. For the larger Apple iPhone 6s Plus, the dates are stretched out to about three to four weeks worldwide. For

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Mobile Computing, News, OSx, VR World, Wearables

Apple iPhone 6S Pricing And Availability Information

After their launch event, Apple finally revealed availability and pricing for the all-new Apple iPhone 6S. While the device itself doesn’t bring a lot of new stuff, it clearly has a tight grip set on the mobile market. You do get the ‘optimized’ iOS9 upgrade (planned obsolescence), some minor styling changes and a more scratch resistant glass, improved aluminum case, changes to the front / rear camera and the way things are done on the phone. But for me as an example, this changes don’t do much to justify switching from the old to the new. The introduction of the 64-bit A9 chip will increase performance, but it is

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Amazon, Android, Business, Companies, Operating Systems

Report: Amazon Will Forego Future Phone Development

According to a story on Wall Street Journal, Amazon will forego any further phone development. While not ruled out completely, the development of the next-generation Amazon phone is extended “indefinitely.” Sources of the paper say that a significant volume of Fire Phone engineers have been sacked, which marks the first round of layoffs in history of Lab126, Amazon’s secretive hardware division. The failure of Fire Phone (no longer available for sale) took Amazon in a direction of rethinking their hardware strategy. With the aformentioned device, even heavy subsidizing didn’t help – the phone wouldn’t sell even when the price was dropped from $199 – $0.99 in an effort

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Android, Google, News, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Wearables

Google Officially Names Android M as Marshmallow

For as long as this operating system existed, it was either codenamed or officially named for candies. Thus, it is no surprise that Google is yet again going for the sugar candy name for the Android 6.0, which is scheduled to debut soon. Called Marshmallow, it will feature the next step in the evolution of the mobile system, designed to provide speed, ease of use and advanced features for the users. “Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them! Since the launch of the M Developer

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Apple, Companies, Hardware, iOS, Toys, VR World, Wearables

Videos: Apple Releases Four New Apple Watch Advertisements

Apple Watch

The four ads, titled Beijing, Berlin, Closer and Goals, all have one thing in common – they showcase how an Apple Watch will help transform your daily lives. From getting directions to making sure where and what to see in different towns and cities, to other potentially interesting social interaction related possibilities. Even the tech savvy individuals will be impressed, specially with some health oriented aspects. While some have spurned these ads, titling them not to Apple’s standards, we find them interesting. They promote the options of the product rather well, putting things you can do with it in perspective. This might be a reaction

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Apple, Auto, Companies, Exclusive, iOS, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Vorsteiner Launches Gold Plated Apple iPhone 6

The Vorsteiner GTRS4 fully customized golden Apple iPhone 6 by Gold & CO London showcasing a fully customized body and overall design.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Internet, Mobile Computing, US, VR World

Internet.org Launches in SEAsia With Free Access to Essential Online Services

Through its partnership with Philippine telco PLDT, Internet.org will provide free access to a curated set of online services to 71.2M prepaid mobile subscribers.

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