IT&Software


LG Stylo 4 is now available as Amazon Prime Exclusive for $250
- August 01, 2018

For the more budget conscious consumer, there's LG's Stylo 4, which has now become a Prime Exclusive and seen its price drop from $300 to $250. The Stylo 4 sports a 6.2-inch 1080p display, making it only slightly smaller than the Note 8's 6.3-inch screen. (more...)
YouTube's Desktop Player Now Works Better With Vertical Videos YouTube's Desktop Player Now Works Better With Vertical Videos
- August 01, 2018

YouTube has delivered an update to its desktop web player which allows the interface to automatically adapt to each video's aspect ratio. The addition of the dynamic player to the desktop version of YouTube lets you watch vertical videos without any black bars covering the left and right sides. (more...)
Alleged Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro Specs Revealed
- August 01, 2018

Thanks to looking deep inside a leaked firmware, we get a better sense on what the Mate 20 Pro will be, and some of its key features. First comes confirmation that the Mate 20 Pro flagship will indeed be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, produced using a 7nm process. (more...)
Core i9-9900K benchmarks see it slaying the competition Core i9-9900K benchmarks see it slaying the competition
- August 01, 2018

As for the raw horsepower, we should expect 3DMark Time Spy scores of 10719 for the CPU, and 9862 overall. Compared to the Ryzen 7 2700X (overclocked to 5GHz), the 9900K is way ahead of the AMD chip's score of 9387 points. Likely for overclocking and tweaking, you will need Z390 with an improved power delivery. The Intel roadmap lists that the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K will all release in the first quarter of 2019. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram add tools to limit time spent on the apps Facebook, Instagram add tools to limit time spent on the apps
- August 01, 2018

To access the tools on either app, users need to go to their settings page and on Instagram tapping "Your Activity", and on Facebook tapping "Your Time on Facebook" to access a dashboard showing them how they have spent their time. If someone really is struggling with social media addiction, they'll likely have a hard time following any self-imposed time limits. Muting notifications, so you don't get distracted by people liking your photo of the grilled quinoa smoothie you had for breakfast. (more...)
WhatsApp to roll out group call feature
- August 01, 2018

The rollout has also been surprisingly very quick from the company as most WhatsApp users have already got the option to initiate a group voice or video call on their device. WhatsApp is incredibly popular in Asian countries like India and the addition of group voice and video calling to the platform is going to be extremely popular among users of the app in these countries. (more...)
Monster Hunter World has Sold 8.3 Million Copies Worldwide Monster Hunter World has Sold 8.3 Million Copies Worldwide
- August 01, 2018

In this business, the phenomenal success of Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) from the previous fiscal year continued, with the title gaining further popularity through the expansion of its user base. "During the three months ended June 30, 2018, our industry made rapid advancements in technology through such means as incorporating high-definition visuals as well as AI (Artificial Intelligent) into home video games". (more...)
Audi to reveal electric PB18 e-tron supercar concept Audi to reveal electric PB18 e-tron supercar concept
- August 01, 2018

The styling of the Audi PB 18 e-tron was developed at the new Malibu Design Loft. We're not sure what it'll look like, but a teaser image suggests a wide, low-slung supercar, which is pretty much what we'd expect. "Such a derivative [an electric Audi sports car] would have to be dialled in from the outset to the so-called SAZ (sports auto architecture of the future) which is being compiled in Weissach as you read these lines". (more...)
Logitech is buying Blue Microphones for $117 million Logitech is buying Blue Microphones for $117 million
- August 01, 2018

It's also impossible not to notice Blue's products due to the very eye-pleasing design of the microphones, which cater to your typical desktop users right through to profesisonal studio setups. It's a great partnership full of possibilities. Blue's popularity likely has something to do with the price Logitech paid as well, with The Verge saying that the cost of the transaction topped out at $117 million. (more...)
Milan Red is Another Big Bucks Bird That Wants to Fly Milan Red is Another Big Bucks Bird That Wants to Fly
- August 01, 2018

As if those claims weren't enough, the car's three drive models are called Glide, Hunt and Attack. Milan Automotive have quoted a 400 km/h top speed with a 2.47 second 100 km/h sprint and 300 km/h in just 9.98 seconds. "A auto against the tide" is what Austrian-born Markus Fux , CEO of Milan Automotive GmbH, was aiming for. A brand new Austrian hypercar has been revealed. (more...)
Microsoft testing Your Phone app for Windows 10 Microsoft testing Your Phone app for Windows 10
- August 01, 2018

Need to add a photo to your presentation? While there are several other third-party apps and cloud services that have a similar goal, the Your Phone app promises an easier way to access files across devices. Scan Mode: Reading and navigating while in Scan Mode has been improved. This is probably the easiest thing to sync, but it's also probably the most useful. (more...)
Nvidia to host GeForce event with "spectacular surprises"
- August 01, 2018

NVIDIA will be showcasing its latest graphics cards and 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and 65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR BFGD TVs, alongside a slew of games and other gaming-related goodies during Gamescom 2018 . Again, space is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you and your clan members turn up early to go hands-on with the spectacular PC-powered demos of the most-anticipated, yet-to-be-released games. (more...)
Google to Manufacturers: No More Than Two Notches Per Device, Please Google to Manufacturers: No More Than Two Notches Per Device, Please
- August 01, 2018

It has also detailed how developers can make their apps compatible with devices that support display notches. Because Android is open source, Google can't truly stop any manufacturer from making a device with three notches for some reason (for the record, one should be the absolute maximum). (more...)
Samsung confirms slow Galaxy S9 sales in quarterly report
- August 01, 2018

Adding to its troubles, its vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong, scion of the founding family, was jailed past year for his part in the corruption scandal that brought down former president Park Geun-hye. The company also laid the blame at "weak demand" for its flexible OLED display panels. Same sources also claim that Samsung will shift towards Chinese manufacturer for some of the components in order to keep the prices as low as possible. (more...)
Samsung Q2 net profit dips to $9.9 billion
- August 01, 2018

He pointed to a couple of reasons for the results . With higher prices and incremental upgrades, it appears that fewer consumers are rushing out to buy the latest flagships every year, making for a sluggish smartphone market. Samsung, on the other hand, appears to be committing yet another mistake with regards to its foldable device. "The Company will respond through the early introduction of the Galaxy Note and competitive mid- and low-end models with new features". (more...)
Q1 round goes to OnePlus in battle for India’s premium smartphone market Q1 round goes to OnePlus in battle for India’s premium smartphone market
- August 01, 2018

This was due to strong sales of its flagship OnePlus 6 which was launched during the quarter. Cashback and EMI offers continue to remain the major promotional activities leveraged by brands in the premium segment, with cashback being used by 8 out of 10 models in the premium segment in the online channel. (more...)
Xiaomi, Oppo Reportedly Planning to Launch Foldable Smartphones in 2019
- August 01, 2018

From this, it appears that Huawei is trying its best to at least get a foldable smartphone out by early next year. The report also sheds some light on the approach these companies plan to take with their foldable smartphones. The IT & Mobile Communications division which handles Galaxy smartphones experienced a 20% fall in sales from KRW30 trillion to KRW24 trillion on a yearly basis. (more...)
Nintendo Switch sales almost hit 20 million as software boosts profits Nintendo Switch sales almost hit 20 million as software boosts profits
- August 01, 2018

Things will undoubtedly pick back up as the holiday buying season approaches, especially with major titles like Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. The Switch, which launched in March 2017, sold 1.88 million units between April and the end of June . In the meanwhile, the 3DS family (which also includes 2DS and New 2DS XL) reached 72.89 million units shipped. (more...)
Fortnite’s guided missiles are back, but a glitch is turning them invisible Fortnite’s guided missiles are back, but a glitch is turning them invisible
- August 01, 2018

This is the first time that Switch players have come into contact with this weapon, but its initial release on other systems was met with controversy for being far too overpowered. Available in Epic and Legendary variants, the weapon's fuse duration has been cut from 18 to 15 seconds. Reload time has also been slightly increased, while the movement speed of the missiles has been slightly decreased. (more...)
Microsoft Boosts Game Pass on the Xbox One Dashboard, Launches Official Clubs Microsoft Boosts Game Pass on the Xbox One Dashboard, Launches Official Clubs
- August 01, 2018

The firm said more and more subscribers are increasingly checking out what new games are added to Game Pass every month, and so the new dedicated tab should help. Additionally, the new feature works to highlight popular games, new titles, and the latest deals on games and downloadable content. Xbox Games Pass content was already accessible from the Microsoft Store and the "My Games and Apps" section, and some users may not be happy to be another "ad" for Microsoft's game streaming service. (more...)
Google Clock app can now use Spotify for alarms Google Clock app can now use Spotify for alarms
- August 01, 2018

The app's already fast, smooth, and easy-to-use, but today it's getting a big upgrade with support for musical alarms thanks to a new partnership with Spotify . Now when your alarm goes off you can hear the music you chose from Spotify instead of the built-in sounds. This new feature for the Clock app is available for both the free Spotify users and the folks who subscribe to Spotify Premium. (more...)
Honor Note 10 price, specifications, features, comparison Honor Note 10 price, specifications, features, comparison
- August 01, 2018

The device is the successor to the Honor Note 8 , which was launched in 2016. The Honor Note 10 possesses noticeable features, such as its large 6.95-inch AMOLED display. For selfies, there is a single 13MP camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. For security, there's a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock. (more...)
Mozilla Is Changing Firefox Logo After Years, Wants Your Feedback Mozilla Is Changing Firefox Logo After Years, Wants Your Feedback
- August 01, 2018

Director, Firefox User Experience and Tim Murray, Creative Director, Mozilla explained that it was revamping the "fast fox" logo to better represent the suite of products that it now produces. This is a fire icon in one, and an abstract diamond icon in the other. Each system also starts with a "masterbrand icon" meant to cover the entire Firefox brand and would "show up in [Mozilla's] marketing, at events, in co-branding with partners, and in places like the Google Play Store where our ... (more...)
Apple working on dual-Sim iPhone models
- August 01, 2018

As 9to5Mac points out, diagnostic report for the system now includes references to "second SIM status" and "second SIM tray status". In developed markets like the U.S., carriers will force Apple to not sell dual-sim iPhones to protect their revenues. (more...)
Mobile partners with Nokia in $3.5 billion 5G network deal
- July 31, 2018

Separately, Nokia said that this deal has no effect on its recently announced full-year guidance as the contract was already included, a report from IANS added. T-Mobile CEO John Legere accepts the award for CEO of the Year at the 2018 GeekWire Awards. "And together with Sprint, we'll be able to do so much more". (more...)