YouTube TV is here and it looks pretty nice

After ages of rumours about Google offering traditional TV networks, it is finally officially happening and it is called YouTube TV. It is exactly as it sounds, TV on YouTube. You’ve already seen a lot of News Networks and other TV shows with official YouTube channels where they post short clips of the show. It was obvious there was a potential market for TV on YouTube.  Continue reading “YouTube TV is here and it looks pretty nice”

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Samsung will provide another 60 million OLED panels to Apple

The relationship between Apple and Samsung is more than that of a rival, in fact, Samsung has such relations with a lot of its rivals which end up using arts manufactured by Samsung in their products to compete with Samsung. iPhones are no different and they’ll now be more dependent on Samsung than before. Last year Apple placed an order for 100 million 5.5-inch OLED panels from Samsung to be used in the upcoming iPhone 8, with the value being estimated at $2.59 billion. Now they have ordered an additional 60 million panels.  Continue reading “Samsung will provide another 60 million OLED panels to Apple”

Why apps won’t matter going forward

Remember the time when there were no smartphones? Seems like a lifetime ago doesn’t it? Most mobile apps we had were simple tools such as unit converters or games. Hardly an app for booking your railway or flight tickets nor did we have as efficient mobile versions of websites. Today, almost every service that caters to a large audience has a dedicated mobile app, a mobile version of its website, and a fully functional desktop version, then there are other standards creeping up on them such as Google’s AMP project.
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A new sophisticated scam is tricking even some rather tech savvy Gmail users

Cybercriminals are lurking around every corner of the internet, searching for their next victims. They will use everything in their arsenal to steal our personal information and money. Malware, ransomware and phishing attacks to name a few.

In many cases these fraudsters make simple mistakes, like poor spelling and grammar, that tip us off to their scams. However, there is an extremely effective phishing scam that is difficult to detect hitting and Gmail is the victim of this phishing scam that is even fooling experienced technical users.   Continue reading “A new sophisticated scam is tricking even some rather tech savvy Gmail users”

Apple and Google forced to remove the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn app from Russian appstores

Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network failed to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country, violating a law. This recently-passed Russian law requires that any company holding data on Russians house that data within Russia. Russia began blocking LinkedIn’s website last November under that law, which some critics argue is an indirect form of censorship. Continue reading “Apple and Google forced to remove the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn app from Russian appstores”

Google Pixel trumps Apple iPhone in Black Friday popularity

Google’s new Pixel smartphones proved popular than Apple’s iPhone during the busy holiday shopping season between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even the Samsung Galaxy S7 sold better than iPhone 7/Plus according to the data presented by Localytics.

Google Pixel device activations were up 112% compared to the smartphone’s average number of activations in four preceding weekends. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 saw activations grow by 36% while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 2 increased by 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively. At the bottom of the list is the iPhone 7, which saw a 13 percent bump in sales over Black Friday weekend, according to the research firm. Continue reading “Google Pixel trumps Apple iPhone in Black Friday popularity”

Spotify reveals embarrassing listening habits of some users

We all have our guilty pleasures, but those usually stay private. Spotify is currently putting the strangest listening habits of its users on blast with billboards placed in major cities in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany in a hilarious new marketing campaign, posing some rather serious questions (and providing commentary) about its users.

This is how the music streaming service gives thanks for a ‘weird’ 2016.  Continue reading “Spotify reveals embarrassing listening habits of some users”

Google Pixel has a weird image bug related to screenshots sent from iPhones

When you take a screenshot, on any device, it is essentially an image and as such, can be viewed on any other device without any problems, unless the format is proprietary and requires special software for access. But screenshots are mostly JPEGs so there shouldn’t be a problem viewing them on any computer or phone.

But according to some Pixel owners who are sent screenshots from an iPhone are receiving a wonky version of the image instead. The market is mature enough today that there aren’t many issues when it comes to cross-device compatibility but apparently, the flagships from Google and Apple don’t really like each other much. Continue reading “Google Pixel has a weird image bug related to screenshots sent from iPhones”

VLC media player to bring support for 360 degree videos across all platforms

VLC Media Player, you have to be someone who doesn’t play videos on his computer to not know the name. The app that lets you play basically any video format on practically any platform, is now about to add support for the possible future. By future I mean, 360-degree videos which are becoming more and more common, and yet, strangely, we hardly have any native apps to play them apart from the web browser.
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