China Finally Has Google Maps After 8 Long Years

Google Maps is setting foot back in China since 2010. That year saw a rift between the Chinese Government and Google which had lead to the search engine’s exit from the Chinese market.

Many of the Google services like YouTube and Google search are still unavailable in China, where the popularity of android-based smartphones has always been massive. So, Google will be launching a China-specific version of this service. When the users launch and try to find navigation on this app, they will be automatically directed to an app from AutoNavi, a mapping company owned by Alibaba. Read More

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Apple’s App Store Will Soon Have Free Trials On Subscription Apps

Apple is making changes in the App Store with a lot of new content and features. The latest one being free trials on subscription based Apps. The new section named “Try It For Free” is dedicated to this update.

As of now, free trial is available on four Apps namely 1Password, USA Today, Lake: Coloring Books, and Panna: Video Recipes. Once you choose the free trial, you’ll be taken to a Subscription Offer screen that tells you how long the trial runs for, the price after the trial, and how to download the app. Read More

Now Easily Switch From Voice to Video Call On WhatsApp

The most popular messaging app WhatApp has been gradually improving and making changes in the App for the best possible experience. The latest one come with the changes in voice and video calling feature where users can now switch easily between the two.

Users before had to end the voice call first and then make the video call if they had to switch between the two. The new update has solved this issue for many users. The feature basically has a button while you are on a on-going call where pressing this button will send a request to the person on the other side, asking they want to switch from voice to video. Read More

Great Cashbacks On Flipkart’s Apple Week

Good news for Apple fans as Flipkart is hosting Apple week with super cashbacks on iPhones dating back to iPhone 6 and iPhone SE. This is being held between January 9 to January 15.

On Apple iPhone X, ICICI Bank is offering cashback up to Rs 8,000 on EMI transactions with its credit card. The smartphone is priced at Rs 89,000 for the 64GB storage variant featuring 5.8-inch OLED display, Apple A11 Bionic chip, dual 12-megapixel optically stabilized rear camera, 7-megapixel front camera. Read More

Google Working On Self-Doubting AI Systems

Google is advancing in AI technology with ongoing research which focusses on popular deep-learning frameworks that will enable them to handle probability. This will measure the confidence to AI programs to make a decision and also when the AI should doubt themselves.

In the past few years, deep learning machines have been able to recognize objects in images or transcribe speech almost perfectly. Though it requires lot of computing power and training data, and may well get frail at times. Read More

Samsung’s New Processor To Compete With Apple’s A11 Bionic Chip

Apple has always been remarkably ahead with high end processors. The A11 Bionic Chip being the most powerful processor ever manufactured, has more than 100% lead in single-core performance over the best chips from its top rivals, Samsung and Qualcomm.

When it comes to CPU performance, Apple has been leading over the rest of the mobile phone industry. The CPUs are custom-designed and fitted inside the company’s custom A-series applications processors that power the iPhone. None other smartphone has this kind of power-driven chip to run the applications. Read More

Google Invests In China’s Video Streaming Platform Chushou

China is catching up with the video streaming service similar to Twitch, which is based in USA. The ban on YouTube and many other websites in China has been a barrier to the chinese users. Now, this new streaming platform Chushou hopes to progress in China with proper funding and backing up from Google.

Google is part of $120 million round of funding among other companies which will help this platform to expand around the world. Chushou is a mobile video games streaming service that has accumulated more than 8 million unique streamers since first launching in 2015, with an average of 250,000 players streaming daily. Read More

App Store Purchases Crossed Billion Dollar Mark On New Year’s Day

The holiday season is almost coming to a close, but it seems that Apple is making the most of it. The App Store saw a sharp increase in App purchases this New Year shooting over $300 million and over $890 million spent in the week of Christmas Eve.

Apple surprisingly didn’t expect such a massive response from the users since the week after Christmas is usually a lazy one. The company hasn’t shared much details on this, but reports say that the mobile spending has been up about 12% from the last year. Read More