Google banned ‘Gab’, a twitter rival and a platform for free speech, from its Play Store. Gab is an App which promotes free speech and where nothing is censored. Gab wasn’t really popular at the initial stage, but just before it got scrapped from the Play Store, it had around 200,000 users and counting. However the App is available off the charts, ie. a user can download it from the non-market sources, but barring it from the Play Store was infringement of free speech. Read More
In a recent report by Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi, a huge chunk of Apple’s revenue comes from the Tech Giant; Google. Sacconaghi and his team, came to the conclusion that, Google may pay Apple around $3 Billion this year, as the part of the deal. This is a huge amount, no doubt; but eventually what Google pays Apple, is the profit amount which Google makes via the usage of the consumers on the Apple devices. Apple have many sources of revenue, including their sales of numerous devices, also through the purchases made on iTunes and Apple’s App Store. But eventually, Google pays a lot to Apple, and clearly is a huge part of the revenue. Read More
Apple Watch shipments saw two competitors go ahead, with their wearable bands a the top two in the second quarter. Apple have shipped around 2.7 million Apple Watches, during the second quarter of 2017. However its huge competitors, Xiaomi and Fitbit have shipped around 3.5 million units and 3.3 million units, respectively. Apple have seen a great downfall, as in the previous quarter it was estimated that, Apple shipped around 3.8 million units. The new numbers are really low. Read More
Telecom Regulator Trai launched the Do Not Disturb App in June, in India last year. The App allows a customer to report calls from spammers and messages from the same, directly to the telecom regulator, on which further action will be taken. However, Apple have been not allowing the App to be made available on their platform. R S Sharma, the chairman of Trai, have attacked the Tech Giant. The matter have not been looked into, for a year and the frustration has come out in the form of accusations.
Earlier the news stated that Apple was supposed to have a glass embedded Touch ID in the new upgraded iPhone 8, but what seems now as a major blow to the product; Apple plans to scrap the Touch ID altogether. KGI Securities’ Ming Chi-Kuo, in a report quoted that, Apple iPhone 8 will use Face Recognition for security purpose as they will be quashing out the Touch ID entirely. Read More
Far from being installed in evil robots or charged with guiding a spaceship through a treacherous part of the galaxy, artificial intelligence (AI) in 2017 is rather more boring. You’re unlikely to find something that can ask the important questions but you might stumble upon a piece of computer code that can tell you the difference between a banana and a carrot; that, or give you accurate directions to the Post Office. Read More
Google at Google I/O recently announced that it is bringing Google Assistant, its powerful voice assistant which competes with Siri on the iPhone. Available as an App, Google Assistant will now be available for iPhones across the world and users will be able to have conversations with it and get instant responses. Read More
Solitaire, developed and published by MobilityWare is a mind boggling solitaire game, bound to keep you hooked on to the app for hours. With this game, you are sure to explore a whole new world of card games brought almost to life.
With the app’s various features and whole new levels and ways to play the Solitaire game, it’s probably the best version you can ever find!
Snapchat’s CEO Evan Speigel made a huge blunder when he said that Snapchat is only for rich countries and not for poor countries like India. Indians all across the globe have been hurt by this comment and have taken to the Play Store and App Store to put negative ratings and bad one star reviews for the App. Read More
In the top rankings for all brands of laptop for the year 2017, Apple has surprisingly dropped to the fifth position after its reputation took a serious hit in 2016 because of the USB C-port. Apple has always sold its laptops at a premium, but in 2017, it wasn’t considered quite worth by the customers as reported by Laptop Magazine. Read More