Author archives: Diana Coker

Microsoft has announced plans to release a vital software development kit (SDK) that will give game developers the freedom to bring in any titles that run on PC, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch into Xbox Live. Microsoft could announce the push for X-box Live cross-platform by next month, according to Windows Central, which first spotted the information. Some Android and iOS games have Xbox Live Achievements already, even though while there are just a few of them right now, it’s only in titles from Microsoft Studios that they ...
Dropbox is acquiring electronic signature start-up HelloSign for $230 million in cash. The company announced on Monday. Dropbox HelloSign acquisition marks the largest deal Dropbox has done since it was established in 2007. With HelloSign’s technology, Dropbox's technical capabilities can now be expanded enough to compete with both Adobe and DocuSign. The file hosting service firm will now include functionalities that can potentially lure more big businesses, placing it in a strong position to compete with the likes of Apple, Google,...
IKEA announced a partnership to sell a custom line of smart speakers with Sonos in 2017. Even though it’s not clear what the furniture company could venture into, there’s a confirmation about when. The IKEA Symfonisk line will kick start this August. IKEA and Sonos made the joint announcement in an intensely orchestral video shared by Variety. Although both companies didn’t give away what the speakers will look like, however, they both seem to have something different coming. Rather than a speaker that is placed on bookshelves, these...
Microsoft may have made marks in mainstream PCs, but Google has inarguable supported education in the US by far, having built a range of cheap laptops and learning-made-easier platforms. Well, Microsoft is making efforts to close this wide-growing margin. Together with its partners, which include Acer, Lenovo, and Dell, the tech giant at the BETT education conference announced seven (7) cheap laptops for students to tackle the onslaught of equally-affordable Chromebooks. The cheap laptop prices range from $189 to $319 and that includ...
Microsoft Windows mobile platform users have been advised by Microsoft to make a switch to either Android or iOS phones. Windows Phone’s support page had a change on Friday, first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft. Microsoft has announced that from Dec. 10, 2019, it will stop providing Windows mobile updates for free. This practically means that no more new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or technical content updates for Windows Phones. The company further stated that just a few ...
Facebook has inked lucrative deals with Samsung and other Android smartphone makers to make it impossible for people to delete the app. Bloomberg reported that the app comes pre-installed onto Android devices and can only be disabled and not permanently deleted. The revelation has caused quite a stir among Android users many of whom have taken up to Twitter to announce they’re now swinging to the mighty Apple. A Facebook spokesperson said the deals were put together in place to give loyal Android users “the best” smartphone experien...
Samsung’s presence is always felt at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and while the event is around the corner, information on debuting products are already rolling in, including a bunch of Samsung’s high-end monitors. One of the monitors quite intriguing is the Space Monitor that can be clamped to your desk and adjusted at varying angles. The flexible monitor looks really simple that it could be used at home in any workspace. And the name Space Monitor is not referring to where it could be used but because it gives you space. Th...
Microsoft is planning to release a new family of webcams in 2019, according to a report from Thurrott. One of the webcams will be a 4K-capable webcam which will work with both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. The report also claims that the 4K-capable webcam will introduce a new feature; Windows Hello facial recognition to any Windows 10 PC. And the other webcam will be linked with the Xbox One to reintroduce the Kinect feature – which allows users to sign in automatically once they face the camera. The Kinect feature can also be used by ...
Preparations for CES 2019 coming up next month in Las Vegas can be noticed across various tech companies as they keep teasing products that could debut at the event. PC gaming specialists Razer is warming up to stun its fans with X-box One-focused hardware peripherals at the world’s biggest electronics show, having released surprising editions of its bestselling laptop months ago. The Singaporean hardware maker has released images of its yet-to-launch keyboard and mouse for the Xbox One to show us what the combo would look like. Its ...
YouTube deleted over 58 million videos and 224 million comments that violated its policies within the third quarter, said Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday, as the tech giant demonstrates progress in fighting inappropriate content on its video platform. The activities of extremists on social media platforms and violence provocation from critics’ hateful content have become a major concern among government officials and some groups in the United States, Asia, and Europe. This has resulted in pressure from the groups on so...