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Apple Music has surpassed rival streaming service Spotify in terms of US paid subscribers, reports The Wall Street Journal. Sources say based on records for the month of February, Spotify is trailing behind Apple Music with around 2 million U.S. subscribers. Spotify reported it had 96 million subscribers globally as of the end of 2018. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed publicly in May that Apple Music had crossed the 50 million user base milestone. Though both companies don’t give subscriber data based on region, experts say th...
It’s difficult to rule out notions surrounding the ongoing smartphone market strategy: more cameras, better pictures. And mobile phone companies yet to leverage the technology would rarely please their fans for denying them an opportunity to explore the new way of taking photos. Leaks of a possibly new Motorola flagship posted at CashKaro may indicate that the Schaumburg, Illinois-based Telecommunications Company is not letting its fans down. Leaked images of the possibly quad-camera Motorola flagship, which showed up at CashKaro in ...
Apple has allegedly been scammed out of nearly one million dollars in iPhone replacement scam by two Chinese engineering students in Oregon. According to a report by The Oregonian, the students are now facing criminal charges in federal court. Authorities claim the scheme, which is engineered to steal from Apple by exploiting iPhone return policy using fake iPhones, also involved others aside from the two students. The duo allegedly started since the beginning of 2017 to smuggle thousands of fake iPhones into the US from China. They ...
WhatApp’s group invitation feature has long been a subject of abuse. Many of us have been dragged into annoying group conversations without permission. And in some cases, the admin leaves their group after passing the information they wish to publicize. This nonsense has come to an end. WhatsApp new feature included in the latest update allows you to prevent users from adding you to group chats without permission from you. Whatsapp started rolling out the new update – currently accessible by some users – today. The Whatsapp group cha...
While it may sound like a luxury getting yourself one of the best smart thermostats 2019, lets also recognize that a smart thermostat is all you need to intelligently control your indoor temperature and reduce your energy bill. The spring months are the guiltiest of epileptic weather conditions; it could be super freezing today and 70 degrees the next day. But must you buy the best smart thermostat to effectively monitor and control your indoor temperature? That depends on what ‘effective’ means to you. The best smart thermostats lea...
UPS drone delivery service has beaten all odds to make first commercial flights in North Carolina, transporting medical samples between various buildings at WakeMed Raleigh’s medical campus. Alphabet’s subsidiary Wing, Uber, Intel, Amazon Prime Air, and other tech biggies have for several years been drooling over the prospect of launching their drone delivery services. UPS successfully launched its drone services on Tuesday ahead of the supposed strong rivals. Thanks to its collaboration with Matternet – a California-based drone tech...
Nintendo is currently working on two new versions of its Switch console and hopes to unveil them by summer, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new Switch game consoles are basically ‘Lite’ and ‘Pro’ versions of the existing Switch console, with additional variations, according to outlet’s sources familiar with the consoles. Among the two-game consoles, the pricier variant will have ‘enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers,’ though not as powerful as Microsoft’s Xbox One or Sony’s PS4 Pro. In other words, 4K HDR gaming...
Apple iPad mini is arguably one of the best handy gadgets to use, though the product was previously abandoned by its parent company, Apple.  The iPad mini 4, released in 2015, was the last iPad mini update, and since then, Apple barely mentions the product. There are speculations that the emergence of ever-larger phones will eventually cannibalize the mini’s middle-sized market. However, the iPad mini 4 has constantly been on sales due to its unique offering, despite featuring outdated techs. Other iOS lineups were regularly updated ...
Qualcomm is edging close to introducing one of the first VR headsets that will function as a standalone mobile headset and also connect to PCs wirelessly. The giant chipmaker has included an 802.11ad wireless 60GHz connection to the headset design it showed off at last year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), enabling the device to feature a wireless connection with 16ms latency, Qualcomm said. The VR headset could be available for purchase in Asia starting later this year, reports CNET. Unlike most VR headsets that won’t let you con...
Google unveiled its Stadia cloud gaming service on Tuesday at the ongoing Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. CEO Sundar Pichai, who once said he plays FIFA 19 “quite a bit,” introduced the Stadia gaming service during his special keynote at the event, describing the service as a platform for everyone. Pichai said Google’s ambition is to stream games to all types of devices. The Stadia will stream cloud-based games to Chromecast, Chrome browser, and Pixel devices. And the platform is expected to launch later this year i...