Category Archive: News and Gossip

Moto X4 leaked pictures show the telephone from all angles

There's one more Moto smartphone coming later this month, although its availability could be limited at launch. The Moto X4 is expected to be officially introduced on August 24 in Brazil, just one day after Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 6.

Previous rumors uncovered the Moto X4 will be a mid- to high-end Android smartphone having a dual-camera setup. Today, the smart phone passed the Brazilian equivalent from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means the Moto X4 will probably be announced very soon.

Along with some of the phone's specs, Lenovo also published a handful of... Read more [...]

Lawsuit accuses Disney apps of spying on kids

The Walt Disney Company has been hit having a lawsuit that claims more than forty of its smartphone apps have been spying on children. The suit, that has requested Class Action status, declares that Disney is violating an internet law designed to protect children's personal privacy online. Disney's smartphone apps are very popular; one particular title, "Where's The Water? 2, " has been downloaded between 100 million and five hundred million times.

According to the lawsuits, Disney apps have trackers installed inside that allow data such as geographical information, browsing history and other third party information... Read more [...]

ITC to investigate Qualcomm’s claim against Apple; chip designer seeks import and sales ban

The U. S i9000. International Trade Commission has decided to open up an investigation against Apple. The agency will try to decide whether Apple's use of an Intel modem inside the Apple iPhone actually led it in order to infringe on some patents that belong to chip designer Qualcomm. Apart from investigating a possible patent infringement on the part of Apple, the ITC is reportedly investigating Qualcomm for not offering its standard-essential patents at a fair plus reasonable royalty rate.

In a press release issued this evening, Qualcomm said that it is asking the ITC to issue a Limited Exclusion Order to... Read more [...]

YouTube gains new in-app messaging feature for chat and video writing


Search engines has just announced YouTube now includes a new messaging feature that enables users to chat and share videos inside the app. The new feature will be offered starting today for all YouTube customers on mobile devices.

Apart from being able to share and receive video clips in the app, YouTube users can now chat about the videos they shared, as well as reply with another video clip, invite others to the conversation, and many more.

All the videos a person share will be grouped in a brand new tab on the YouTube mobile app, which will make it easier to see exactly what videos your friends... Read more [...]

Mobile phone era leads to more depressed teens and suicides

It really is hard to say exactly when the smart phone era began. Some will point to January 9th, 2007 when Apple company co-founder and CEO Steve Work opportunities unveiled the first version of the New iphone. Keep in mind that smartphones had been available some time before the unveiling of Apple's well-known handset. Some will say that the start of the smartphone era took place upon July 10th, 2008 with the start of the Apple App Store. The App Store really opened up these devices that users were purchasing, and helped give consumers a focus on what they needed their phones to do.

While the rise of the smartphone has allowed... Read more [...]

Apple’s smartglasses may come with 3D digital cameras, but with no dedicated displays

Back in late June, we told you how former Wall Street analyst Gene Munster said that the Apple iPhone will ultimately be supplanted in popularity by company's rumored pair of AR smartglasses. Munster says that iPhone product sales will peak in 2019 with all the launch of Apple's smartglasses beginning the following year. It is hard to think that a pair of glasses with Augmented Display will become more popular than one of the most much loved smartphone brands in the world.  

Smartglasses are going to be a whole new ballgame, although at first rose the product will drive iPhone product sales since... Read more [...]

Blizzard to launch new Hearthstone: Knights in battle of the Frozen Throne expansion on August 10


Formally unveiled in early July, the next Hearthstone expansion will drop on Aug 10, Blizzard announced today. Dark night of the Frozen Throne is the sixth expansion for the card game and should go live in the Americas region on August 10, while Europe and Asia regions will get it on August 11.

The new growth comes with 135 new cards and also a new type of hero cards that will replace the player's hero plus Hero Power. Moreover, Knights of the Frozen Throne brings a new Lifesteal mechanic, already known to many players since it's a standard ability for a few creature cards.

Gamers... Read more [...]

IDC second quarter data shows tablet market still in disarray

IDC has just completed its evaluation of the second quarter tablet market. For the three month period, globally tablet shipments declined by a few. 4% to 37. 9 mil units. This performance comes despite Apple's new low priced iPad. Even detachable tablets, once expected to prospect the category out of the darkness, were unable to provide much lift for the item. Apple and its iPad continued to have the top market share and also led within unit shipments. For the period from April through June, Apple delivered 11. 4 million tablets worldwide, a year-over-year gain of fourteen. 7%. Apple's market share for the quarter... Read more [...]

Wall Street analysts predict when the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus plus iPhone 8 will launch

There were a number of rumors suggesting that the tenth anniversary iPhone model, dubbed the particular Apple iPhone 8, will arrive past due. One report had the device starting late in the calendar fourth quarter as Apple tries to decide regardless of whether it can place Touch ID underneath the front screen, or put a button on the back of the handset. As it turns out, a facial identification system using 3D-scanning seems one of the most likely answer to keeping the design free from buttons on the front from the device.

After reporting its fiscal third quarter income report yesterday, Apple released several estimates about its... Read more [...]

Motorola cuts the price of its unlocked Moto Z2 Force by $79

The new Motorola flagship, the Moto Z2 Push, is the sequel to last year's Moto Z Force. And the Lenovo owned Motorola made some rather controversial decisions when it came to this year's model. Among the most discussed was your sharp 22% drop in battery capacity from the 3500mAh cell utilized on the Moto Z Force Droid to the 2730mAh cell used on the sequel. Motorola claims that the smaller battery on the Moto Z2 Force still offers all-day power, many of which could be due to the energy sipping 10nm process used on the Snapdragon 835 chipset found inside the Moto Z2 Force.

Another issue is that... Read more [...]