Microsoft has taken another big leap. After launching two flagship smartphones Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the company is ready to take the gadget market by storm with its Surface Pro 4. To woo gadget lovers, the company even unveiled its much-awaited laptop, the Surface Book and both are now available at pre-order.
Surface Book features
Touted to run at a twice speed of MacBook Pro, Surface Book sports a 13.5-inchPixelSense display with 3000×2000 pixels resolution and 267ppi pixel density. Like Surface Pro 4, this too is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The first laptop of the company also offers a choice of processors and users can either get an Intel Core i7 processor or Intel Core i5 processor. The company has also offered a choice of RAM, between 8GB and 16GB.
Surface Pro 4 features
Apart from the Surface Pen, that is bundled with both Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft Surface Pro boasts of a wide display measuring 12.3-inches along with 2736×1824 pixel, PixelTouch. As expected by users, the screen is well-protected by 0.4mm Corning Gorilla Glass 4. To ensure a hassle free performance, Microsoft has offered a choice of three different 6th generation Core processors of Intel, Core i5, Core i7 and Core M3. Storage is also not a problem with this device as its storing capacity starts from 128GB and can be extended up to 1TB. It also supports a high-speed RAM of 16GB. Yet, the basic model starts from 4GB. Claimed as sturdier, thinner, lighter and faster model, Surface Pro 4 also has impressive camera features with 8MP at the rear and 5MP at front.… Read the rest
Tech giant Google is all set to make a new investment in the field of communication by investing in Symphony Communication Services LLC, a messaging startup. Symphony offers a centralized platform to different individuals, corporate users and financial firms towards digital communications. Therefore, its collaboration with Google is expected to bring some significant developments in the world of communication.
Speculations are doing the rounds
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has made a new round of investment for Symphony, which is now valued at $650 million. However, a source close to the deal told Reuters that talks between the two companies are in progress and they are yet to make a final decision on the terms.
While there is no confirmation from any of the companies involved so far, reports of the deal have already fueled up speculation. The service, which is backed by several banks along with the Goldman Sachs Group, is now touted to become a rival of Thomson Reuters Corp. and Bloomberg LP, as these are trusted sources for offering information and messaging services to investors, traders and bankers.
At present, Symphony’s services are available for small businesses as well as individuals for free while businesses which have more than 50 users need to shell out $15 per month for every user. … Read the rest
Apple TV and Google Chromecast will no longer be available on Amazon.com or its partner sites as the company has decided to ban the sale of these items for an indefinite period of time.
Although the decision may appear to be quite baffling, it is actually an initiative to boost the sale of Prime Instant video streaming service. While Google Chromecast and Apple TV have been discontinued, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, Xbox and Roku will be available on the portal, as these are compatible with the Prime Instant video service.
Amazon to sale Prime Instant video service compatible players
According to the reports, Amazon has decided to restrict their services only to those media players, which are compatible with Prime Instant video so that users can buy without any confusion. Prime Video services is now considered to be an integral part of 99 annual Prime loyalty membership of Amazon. Hence, the steps adopted by the company is not very surprising. Yet, some customers were disappointed for the sudden announcement. While Amazon has cleared their stance on Thursday, Apple and Google are yet to make any comment about this decision. Amazon.com Inc. is a major online retailer and on Thursday, their shares closed with a positive note, 1.7 percent or $8.83 to $520.72.… Read the rest
The much-awaited flagship smartphones of the year, Apple iPhone 6S Plus and Nexus 6P are out in the market. Being the flagship device of the company, both phones come with some groundbreaking features making it difficult for buyers to seal the right deal.
Comparing the specifications
The sleek iPhone 6S Plus comes with 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches dimensions and experts consider it to be a best buy for those interested in playing games, clicking pictures or recording videos on the phone. The high brightness, contrast, wide viewing angles and sRGB coverage on the 5.5-inch IPS LCD allow users to get complete detailing of images. Much hyped 3D Touch technology introduced in this phone also makes it a worthy buy.
While Apple’s slim and lightweight design has enchanted a large number of buyers, Nexus 6P with 6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches dimensions is sure attract those looking for really pop colors. The extra detailing on the 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display gives splendid view of any image or video in the phone.
Even though both the phones have a wide screen, Google’s phone offer better camera features. iPhone 6S Plus boasts of a 12MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera while Nexus 6P comes with 12.3 MP rear camera along with 8MP camera at the front.
While iPhone 6s Plus enjoys a size advantage, Google Nexus 6P flaunts bigger size at a lighter weight. Both the phones have lots to offer, take your pick.
Apple launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus earlier this month. These phones carry on the legacy of last year’s releases–the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. If we consider the broader features of the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, there’s only one thing common between the two. They are both available in Space Gray, Silver and Rose Gold colors. Released on the same day, both devices also have an aluminum body and run on the iOS 9.
That’s about where the similarities end. Lets take a look at what differentiates the models.
The iPhone 6s Plus has a larger size as it measures 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches, while the iPhone 6s is 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches. With a weight of 5.44 oz, the iPhone 6s is also lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus, which is heftier at 6.77oz.
While both phones offer similar display features, the iPhone 6s Plus has a larger screen size of 5.5 inches. The iPhone 6s has a 4.7-inch screen. They are also differ in terms of the screen resolution as the iPhone 6s has a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, which is lower compared a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that the iPhone 6 Plus enjoys.
Users will experience a marked difference in the battery life of these phones. On 3G mode, the iPhone 6s is reported to support a battery life of 14 hours, while the iPhone 6s Plus boasts of a much higher battery life of 24 hours in the same mode.
It’s clear that the iPhone 6s Plus has many advantages over the iPhone 6s. Let the price difference also decide which phone you would like to pick. While the iPhone 6s comes at about $650, the iPhone 6s Plus comes at a price of $750.
Apple has launched the iPhone 6s as well as iPhone 6s Plus but like all other releases, these new smartphones did not get a worldwide release either. The company has selected 12 regions for its initial launch and users in India would be disappointed that they will not be one of the first ones to get it.
For now, users in USA, UK, Singapore, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany and Japan can get these phones via pre-order. France, China, Canada and Australia are also one of the first regions where the new Apple smartphones would be available from September 25.
Prices may vary
Though the release date for all 12 regions is the same, pricing varies from one region to other. In the USA, the 16GB iPhone 6s variant costs $649, 64GB variant costs $749 and 128GB variant costs $849. Prices of the iPhone 6s Plus start from $749 for the 16GB variant. In Canada, prices of the the iPhone 6s start from CAD 899 and 6s Plus starts from CAD 1029.
All regions have a varied price so it would be a good idea to check that while ordering.
India may get Diwali release
India provides a great market for Apple products but there is no launch date. However, it is anticipated that the company may launch the smartphones sometime in November, in time for the Diwali season. There is no update on the price of the smartphones in India.
In a recent event, the tech-giant Apple has made a series of launch, including two iPhones, iPad Pro, Apple TV and the iPad mini 4. Though the smartphones, iPad Pro and Apple TV got the maximum hype in the media coverage as well as in the event, many are interested to know about the launch of the iPad mini 4.
iPad mini 4 prices at a glance
The new seven inches tablet of the company, which boasts of interiors quite similar to that of iPad Air 2 has created much hype in the Indian market. However, the company has not made any announcement regarding its launch or price in India. Even though there is no official confirmation, NDTV Gadgets reported the price of iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 16GB model to be around Rs. 28, 900. While the 64 GB variant is reportedly priced at Rs. 35,900 and 128 GB is priced at Rs. 42, 900. The reports also indicate that 16GB Wi-Fi cum cellular iPad mini 4 is priced at Rs. 38,900, 64GB at Rs, 45,900 with 128 GB at Rs. 52,900.
Though sources have revealed the prices of the models, there is no information regarding the release dates of the models. Therefore, people waiting for the launch of this new tab will have to wait for some more time. … Read the rest
The wait is finally over as Apple unveils its new smartphones, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with an iPad Pro as well as an all new Apple TV. While the new smartphones have brought in some fresh features like 3D force-sensitive touch and an array of new colors along with a better camera, it has failed to impress investors. They were expecting to see some groundbreaking features in the phone.
Apple iPad Pro and Apple TV fail to impress
The Apple iPad Pro, which is now paired with a stylus called “Pencil”, did not fetch positive responses from investors or Apple lovers. Many even criticized the company for adding the stylus because Steve Jobs never appreciated it.
Although Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed great hopes from the brand new Apple TV set-top box, this has also failed to impress investors. The new set-top box with voice control features is one of the most ambitious projects of the company and a negative reaction may affect the company adversely.
Apple fails to meet expectations?
The expectations with Apple releases are always high and it is often difficult for the company to meet the bar. Things could have been better if the smartphones introduced some innovative technologies other than just modification of the old device. However, the latest iPhone 6s has not made an impression so far.
Starcraft has enjoyed an unputdownable popularity among gamers and its availability on the browser is welcoming news. Ryuta “gloomyson”, a GitHub user, has successfully uploaded Starcraft’s original version on the browser, which means the game can now be played from any device and at any time.
Though this is a great news for gamers, it might not last too long as they have used the original game assets without Blizzard’s permission, reported The Next Web.
Playing Starcraft is easy now
Playing the game on your browser is simple as you do not need to free a lot of space on your device to install the game. All you need is a strong internet connection and updated graphics to enjoy the animations.
To enjoy the game, one needs updated hardware. The game is currently in demo mode but could be pulled down soon.
At the same time, cheat codes meant for the original game can be used on the browser as well, which means more fun for gamers.
However, there is still a doubt regarding the availability of the game on browser as Blizzard may lodge a legal case against Ryuta for using their assets illegally. … Read the rest
Uber Technologies is all set make another expansion in the coming days by entering another 100 cities in China in the coming year. The new announcement on Tuesday, is a clear indication of the fact that the company is doubling their previous goal they had s et three months ago, said Travis Kalanick, the Chief Executive of the U.S. ride-hailing service.
Uber claims 30-35 percent market share
According to the reports, presently China unit of the company, which functions in around 20 cities has raised $1.2 billion in the current fund-raising while Didi Kuaidi, the local rival of the company grossed $3 billion. Both the companies are giving tough competition to increase their hold in the market and Uber, which is new entrant in the field already has 30% to 35% of the market share.
During his speech, Kalanick even said that Uber has also adopted the new set of regulations that governs ride-hailing service in the country. Kalanick even highlighted the benefits of the relation between Chinese Internet search leader Baidu and Uber.
During his speech, Kalanick also focused on how their expansion to new Chinese cities can increase job scope or help in building better infrastructure and check pollution or congestion in the roads, which the government always aims at.… Read the rest