Huawei has launched the new Honor Power Bank AP007 in India. The Power Bank has a capacity of 13,000mAh, which should be enough to charge a tablet once completely or a smartphone several times over.
The AP007 has two USB slots to charge two devices simultaneously and supports 5V 2A output to make the charging process quicker. Read more »
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested two men for allegedly breaking into accounts of some Photobucket users and selling off access to their private information without authorization.
According to the US Justice Department, 39-year-old Brandon Bourret from Colorado Springs, and 26-year-old Athanasios Andrianakis from Sunnyvale (California) developed, marketed, and sold a software application, dubbed Photofucket, which allowed viewers to circumvent the website’s privacy settings and hence enabled them access to users’ private and password-protected information. Read more »
Google has added a new feature allowing users to place food orders with select delivery services directly from its search results. “When you search for a nearby restaurant on your phone, you’ll see an option to Place an order in the search results. Just tap that, choose the delivery service and you’ll be taken to their website to complete the order,” the search giant said.
The feature is currently only available in the US, where Google has partnered with six food on-demand providers, including Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, BeyondMenu, Delivery.com, and MyPizza.com. Read more »
Just as previously announced, the Samsung Gear VR headset for the company’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones is now available to buy in the US. Not only that, but it can also be found in stock, both at Best Buy and at Samsung’s own online store.
This version of the Gear VR, dubbed Innovator Edition, will only work with the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge – unlike the original Gear VR which was tailor-made for the Galaxy Note 4. Read more »
Apple Watch is powered by the so-called Apple S1 chip, which specs Apple is still keeping under wraps. Indeed the S1 tiny piece turned out quite an achievement packing an amazing set of features into a single tiny 5.2 x 6.2 mm chip.
Many are still trying to figure out all the pieces inside the S1 chip, including its ARM processor, and more and more details are coming to light. Read more »
Spotify, the popular music-streaming company, is planning to venture into the online-video business, according to a report by Wall Street Journal.
The Swedish company is currently looking for partnerships, and has even approached companies that create content for YouTube, the report notes, adding that the video service will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers alike. Read more »
A few weeks after debuting it in the beta version of the app, BlackBerry has added support for Channels in the latest update to its main BBM for Windows Phone app. The feature is already available in the iOS and Android versions of the messaging app.
“Starting today, Windows Phone users have a new place to join conversations happening right now between people, brands and communities,” the Canadian company said in a blog post. “In real-time you can discover and connect with other #TeamBlackBerry members on subjects that interest you.” Read more »
At Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Microsoft employee and developer evangelist Jerry Nixon said that “Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.” That sounds like Microsoft won’t be releasing any more versions of Windows 10, which is true more or less.
Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, in the sense there won’t be any major releases of Windows hereafter. Microsoft plans to turn Windows into a service, where it will continue to get updates but there won’t be any major releases. Read more »
Back in March this year, Japanese gaming company Nintendo announced that it will finally start making games for smartphones, and now the company has revealed that it plans to release five such games by 2017, with the first one coming by this year’s end.
“You may think it is a small number,” said CEO and president Satoru Iwata, adding that “but when we aim to make each title a hit, and because we want to thoroughly operate every one of them for a significant amount of time after their releases, this is not a small number at all and should demonstrate our serious commitment to the smart device business.” Read more »
Just a couple of months after it acquired deCarta, a San Jose-based startup that provides a software platform focusing on location and map services, Uber is bidding for Nokia’s HERE Maps, according to a report from New York Times.
The ridesharing company has submitted a bid of around $3 billion, the report notes, adding that aside from Uber, a German automakers’ consortium consisting of companies such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, as well as an undisclosed private equity firm have also submitted their bids. The winner is said to be announced later this month. Read more »
Cyanogen has inked a deal with Truecaller to work on a smart dialer app. Truecaller offers smart caller ID capability to let users see the caller’s name on a device’s screen and later report it in case of a spam call.
Right now, users have to download the Truecaller app for Android to enjoy the caller ID functionality. Read more »
Yahoo!-owned photo-sharing service Flickr just rolled out a complete design overhaul of its service for web, desktop, and mobile. The new Flickr also includes new features to make the experience more than just a cosmetic facelift.
New unified search is one major improvement in the new design, which makes image search fast and intuitive. Read more »
Now that it’s finally getting updated to the latest version of Android, perhaps the HTC Nexus 9 tablet might be an interesting purchase for you. If so, and if you live in the UK, you’re in luck – for there’s just been a price drop for the Nexus 9 over there.
You can now buy the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi-only model for only £199.99. That’s a great drop from the £319 level it launched at around six months ago. The downside to this is that there’s no telling how long this offer will last, so it might be gone tomorrow. Read more »
The Fire OS developed by Amazon and which runs on the company’s Fire Phone is based on Android, as you may know. Up until today, though, it was based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. But with a new update, it’s jumped to Android 4.4 KitKat. So while we’re still a long way from a Lollipop base, this is a big step forward.
That detail however isn’t the only new thing that’s in this update – and, by the way, Fire OS still doesn’t come with any of Google’s services, so for most people the underlying Android version may not be that relevant. Read more »
Samsung has been working on its next smartwatch for quite a while now, even confirming itself that the device will come with a round screen. The Korean company has said it wants to take its time with this one, hoping to get it just right, but now it seems the wearable has seen a delay of sorts.
While Samsung hasn’t announced an unveiling date for the Gear A yet, it was expected to come pretty soon. That’s not the case anymore, according to a new rumor claiming that it’s been delayed until the second half of the year. Read more »