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Android Oreo is coming – Notification badges and more await

Android Oreo, the eight version of Google’s mobile operating system, is now official. Android 8.0 O was not exactly a secret. The company has ran several developer previews (4, in fact) so many of its features have been known for a while. Of course, no feature is guaranteed to make it to the final version […]

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Tech world divided over approach of handling neo-Nazis

The recent violence in Charlottesville brought something to mainstream media that many people seemed to have forgotten: white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups are both alive and well, bolstering their ranks and potential influence as political unrest continues. Another thing that it brought to light once more was that tech firms are quick to appear united […]

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Facebook Watch is the social network’s latest video platform

One of the things that no one can deny about Facebook is that the team(s) working on the social network are very good at understanding where the future is headed. For instance, everyday users were obviously disappointed when Messenger became mandatory yet the platform now boasts 1.2 billion monthly users and is an undeniable success […]

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AI set to be a major feature for both Google and Facebook

The artificial intelligence (AI) that everyone in the tech world is concerned with right now may be nothing like the movies but it is still incredibly interesting. Google and Facebook have long since promoted the various uses of AI and both companies are now using the technology more than ever. Facebook, for its part, has […]

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YouTube Red and Google Play Music to merge into one

If there is one thing that Google is infamous for, it’s the company’s insistence of having two or more apps that do the same thing. In the communications-messaging market alone, Google has more than 6 apps, many of which (like Allo, Duo, and Messenger) do extremely similar things with a few differences here and there. […]

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Malvertising concerns grow as everyday users are in high risk

The subject of cyber-security does not get nearly enough attention. In the digital age, keeping our internet transactions safe and private should be a top priority yet most users have little to no idea about the dangers posed by malicious users and their tools. One of the main problems with security in the digital world […]

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Is mobile streaming about to take off?

Mobile streaming is an often-overlooked area of the games streaming market. When thinking about streaming, most people who consider themselves as gamers will bring to mind titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, Overwatch, and other similar titles which often involve competitive gameplay. However, there is a not-insignificant part of the market […]

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Hydrogen One, RED’s foray into the mobile market, features a ‘holographic display’

RED, the high-end camera maker, has just announced its foray into the mobile market with a device that will apparently feature a ‘holographic display’. Coming from a company with a stellar reputation in the film-making industry, this announcement is unexpected but certainly interesting. The Hydrogen One, as the device has been named, will be positioned […]

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In-display fingerprint sensors to arrive next year

Biometric security features are popular with both manufacturers and consumers. Now, Qualcomm wants to take things a step further by adding in-display fingerprint sensors to smartphone by summer 2018. When fingerprint sensors originally arrived, quite a few people were skeptical about their usefulness, particularly because early models were more expensive than their counterparts. Now, however, […]

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‘Sponsored songs’ show that marketers are exploring new avenues

Spotify’s latest attempt to monetize its service comes in the form of sponsored songs. As confirmed by TechCrunch, the music streaming company is currently testing a new system that is aimed at its free tier users. The sponsored songs system allows labels to promote single songs which will appear above the main playlist/playback interface. The […]

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AI, chat fiction, and apps for different ages

When developing and marketing apps, there are countless things to take into account in order for the apps in question to be successful. For instance, developing a great app and marketing it to the wrong age demographics will all but guarantee its failure. Chat fiction apps are on the rise One does not need to […]

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Apple WWDC 2017 Roundup

The Apple WWDC 2017 keynote has now wrapped up. For those of you who did not manage to catch the event or did not want to sit through every announcement, we have compiled a list of the conference’s most important announcements right here. HomePod One of the biggest announcements of WWDC 2017 was HomePod, Apple’s […]