The Instagram service has been free of cost to users ever since it launched three years ago on the iPhone. After it became immensely popular, the service was acquired by Facebook for a billion dollars last year, which signalled that there might be a change in the way the company made money. In this case, by starting to make money.
So Instagram has now announced how they will be making money. In the next couple of months, Instagram users in the US will start seeing promoted photos and videos from top brands on their timeline. These photos will appear on your timeline as if you were following that account. If you don’t like a particular photo or video, you can choose to hide it and report it. Read more »
The latest BIG thing from Samsung is already here. We are done with our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the battery torture test has completed, too. Samsung made sure the beast has enough juice to last for quite a bit, supplying a huge 3200mAh battery.
The Galaxy Note 3 features a supposedly very efficient 5.7″ Super AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and runs on the fastest chipset available – the Snapdragon 800. Android 4.3 is charge of operation, though Samsung’s customizations run deep and the TouchWiz goodies are all over the place. Read more »
After launching the Platinum line in the beginning of this year, Archos pulled the cover of three new members with updated internals. The ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD, ARCHOS 101 Platinum and ARCHOS 80b Platinum aid to take on the established players on the market by sporting a lower price tag to go with premium looks.
Leading the way is the ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD pictured above. Read more »
Google launched its own music streaming services at its I/O event this summer. The Google Play Music All Access has been exclusive to the Android platform since then, but we might soon see a native Google Music app for iOS, according to a report from Engadget.
Google is said to have started testing out its native iOS app and the new service will allegedly launch later this month. The app seems to have a few bugs, which need fixing before the final version of the app is out for public. Read more »
The tiny Android-based console OUYA launched back in June in the USA, Canada and the UK. Various retailers offer the former Kickstarter project, which costs $99.99 in North America and £99.99 in the UK
Now OUYA plans to expand its availability across the rest of Europe. Read more »
For its 15 birthday Google updated its popular search engine for the web and now, the upgrades are rolling out to the Android platform.
The latest version of the Google Search for Android comes with a new command called “Ok Google”. The voice search shortcut is currently in operational only in the US, but will gradually roll out to other regions. Read more »
Fujitsu has officially announced its latest Arrow Tab, the FJT21. The newest member of the Android tablet club packs a punch with its powerful hardware and is probably the first tablet to feature a fingerprint scanner.
The Fujitsu FJT21 sports a LCD display of 10.1-inch 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Read more »
Today Google has bought out Flutter, an emerging gesture recognition startup that relies on gestures caught by your webcam to control various applications on your computer.
The acquisition opens up some interesting possibilities in the realm of mobile development for Android, as well as Google Glass. Read more »
Red Bull held a freerunning competition called Art of Motion in the picturesque Santorini island. That was in mid-September but if you missed it you can watch Claudiu Voicu’s video called free runtastic! that captured the highlights of the event and was shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020.
Claudiu is no stranger to using a Lumia to shoot freerunners – he did it before with a Lumia 900. Read more »
Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub are now accepting PayPal payments. The new payment method was added with the latest update of the Samsung services.
Until now both stores accepted only credit cards and vouchers. Read more »
Cheating on benchmarks – everyone is doing it as it turns out, not just Samsung. AnandTech has done some extensive digging and it turns out that virtually all Android vendors cheat on at least a couple of tests, save for Motorola.
Samsung’s list of benchmarks seems longer than the rest and the company does it across three chipsets – Snapdragon, Exynos and Atom. Read more »
Leaked photos and videos of the upcoming iPad 5′s front and rear panels have revealed thinner bezels and the new space grey color to come with the latest 9.7″ slate by Apple. However, the latest pic of the front panel of the iPad 5 some to confirm another new feature – a TouchID enabled Home button.
As a research from our colleague at UnboxTherapy finds out, the hole cutting on the iPad 5 leaked front panel doesn’t match the Home button of the iPhone 5, which is identical to the one on the iPad 4. Read more »
We like ultrabooks that go for portability without sacrificing performance. And we really, really like them when they come made from high-grade materials like carbon fiber and magnesium. Add a screen that go great distances with resolution and technology and we are in love.
If you’re like us then you should check out the new Dell XPS 15. It comes in either 15.6″ 1080p glory with a Core i5 processor and integrated graphics for $1,499 or with a Quad HD+ (that’s 3200 x 1800 pixels) touchscreen that goes for around 235 ppi across the 15.6″ panel, quad-core i7 Haswell chip and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GPU, 16 gigs of RAM, 512 GB SSD for a price that’s yet to be confirmed. Read more »
Dell recently revived the ill-fated Venue brand for their tablets. Today, the company has launched four new tablets under the Venue brand, two of which run Android and the other two Windows 8.
The Android based Venue 7 and Venue 8 are basic budget tablets, with each having a 1280×800 resolution IPS LCD and Intel Atom Z2580 SoC with 2GHz dual-core CPU. The Venue 7 will have 16GB internal memory and the Venue 8 (pictured above) will have a choice between 16 and 32, with both models having a microSD card slot. Read more »
Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3 is one the most talked products in the market. The device is yet to go on sale in couple of major markets, but the smartphone has already undergone a teardown treatment showing all its internal hardware components.
The teardown of the Galaxy Note 3 also reveals that it costs the company around $240 to build the smartphone, which is just about $20 more than what it took to build its predecessor. Read more »