Cashless transactions against a contactless terminal with the help of Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, iWatch and Mac etc. were recently possible in a lot of locations across the globe, with roll out of the new feature called Apple Pay. The service is now available in Ireland with support from Boon, KBC, and Ulster Bank. Read More
2016 was not a very influential year for Apple. The iPhone 7 was not as astounding as expected, hence the sales didn’t do well and if rumors are to be believed, future production cuts by 10% are to be observed. The iPhone 7 Plus is still popular, but a shortage of sensors for its camera has prompted Apple to scale back because it can’t meet demand. Also, Apple’s premium notebook lineup failed to earn recommendation from Consumer Reports, the reason being the poor battery fitted in the new Apple MacBook Pro devices of 2016. The models with the Touch Bar in the Apple MacBook Pros seemed to have a battery that is lower in capacity, when compared to the batteries in the Apple MacBook Pros of 2015.
The yearly sales didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the company going forwards. Regardless of that, since a new year begins, we continue to expect a lot more from Apple since after all, there are a ton of potential new products the company is set to release.
Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, is a self-governing car developer and an independent company under Alphabet Inc. The company began in 2009 as a project under Google. In 2015, the project completed its first driverless ride on public roads, giving a ride to a sole blind man in Austin, Texas.
In December 2016, Google evolved the project into a new company called Waymo, furnished under Google’s parent company Alphabet.
Apple’s latest 128GB iPad is now available for order via the Apple Online Store. At this stage, shipping will be done within 1-3 days for most models. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models will take 3-5 business days to be shipped. The 128GB iPad will definitely help the iPad lineup grow again as it witnessed a drop of sales with the coming of the iPad mini. Read More
Google today at Google I/O finally revealed Google Glass, something that holds the future of augmented reality. Sergey Brin did a long demo explaining all the features of the Google Glass and mentioned that US based Google I/O attendees will be able to pre-order these cool glasses for $1500 and that the Google Glass will start shipping in early 2013. Read More
Apple’s new iPhone will bid farewell to the standard 30-pin connector that the company currently uses for iPods, iPhones and iPads and will instead sport a new 19-pin connector on the bottom. Techcrunch along with MobileFun have confirmed this rumor and mention that the 19-pin connector already exists but the form factor and actual size is still unknown. This would mean that all current iPhone accessories including dock connectors and charges would instantly become useless and the entire Apple accessory market will be shaken. Read More
Sources have provided MacRumors with photos of a new leaked front panel of a longer all new iPod touch. The supplier claims that the new screen will be at 4.1 inches diagonally. It still appears that Apple is testing out different screen sizes at the moment as other sources claim that the new iPod touch screen could also measure 3.95 inches or even exactly 4 inches. Read More
Facebook already has a brilliant messenger App for chatting with your Facebook friends on the iPhone and as 9to5Mac now reports, a native iPad App is also being developed. The Facebook Messenger iPad App will be a dedicated IM client for Facebook and will offer one-to-one chatting and realtime push notifications. While the App appears exactly like a blown up version of the iPhone App, it serves a very specific market and can be used for quick chat instead of the large Facebook native App. Read More
Google has just announced Gmail Tap, a brand new way for users to type using the Gmail App on their phones. Gmail Tap eliminates the use of a traditional QWERTY keyboard by just placing two keys on the display. Using the concept of Morse code which includes just a dot and a dash, Google has transformed the way users will be able to type using Gmail Tap. Read More