Google Is Expanding In France With The New AI Research Centre

Google is slowly and steadily expanding their business across the the globe. This time it is in France where Google is launching it’s new AI Research Center.

Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO wrote blog post detailing Google’s investment in France. This includes three main announcements. First one being, the company will expand it’s office in Paris by acquiring an renting the buildings around Google’s current office and connect them. Read More

Apple’s HomePod To Hit The Market In A Few Weeks

The HomePod, Apple’s upcoming smart speaker equipped with Siri voice assistant was announced to release in December 2017 and rather has been idle ever since. But reports suggest that Apple may roll out this device soon, supposedly in the comings days/weeks.

This speaker will look to compete with Amazon Echo in the same segment. The Amazon Echo is selling at $99 which is a reasonable price, while the HomePod is expected to sell for $349. The HomePod speaker will be available in both white and space grey. Read More

Google Signs Patent Deal With Chinese Tech Giant Tencent

Recently after Google announced the return of Google Maps in China, there is more news coming up. Reports say Google has announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent.

Google had earlier signed similar deals with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Cisco Systems Inc, but the deal with Tencent is a first with a large Chinese tech firm. Google has not disclosed any financial terms of the deal but said that the agreement with the Chinese social media and gaming firm Tencent covers a broad range of products and paves the way for collaboration on technology in the future. Read More

The Top Five Apps For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and is now less than a month away. It’s a day where people in relationships or looking for a relationship, go out of their way to impress and to make their loved one feel special. Smartphones play a key part of most people’s everyday lives and they can certainly come in handy making sure that Valentine’s Day goes off with a bang too. With there being apps for almost everything these days which should you be downloading ahead of the main event? Read More

South Korea’s First Apple Store Opening On 27th January

Apple’s first store in South Korea will be coming up on 27th January. An image on a South Korean forum shows a store covered in a colourful banner with text added below indicating the official opening of the store.

This store is expected to be Apple’s 500th retail store around the world. The store is set to open up a few weeks prior to the Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday, February 9. Read More

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