Japanese company Line is one of the few that have mastered the art of making money with free messaging services. It goes beyond messages and offers a “one stop service” – stickers, games, video calls, you name it. Line has it all – for a small price of course. That model has been extremely successful: Line raised 1.1 billion dollars in their double IPO (Japan and the US), making it the biggest in tech this year.
The release of the iPhone 7 nears and with it, mere rumors get replaced by leaks. The newest one claims to show the new Apple flagship next to the iPhone 6S and looks pretty genuine, but raises some big questions. One in particular: How is Apple going to get the public excited for a phone that looks almost the same as their previous one?
Snapchat has built a social media kingdom on a fairly straight forward promise. The things you share will disappear soon after you share them. But with the new update which adds Snapchat memories the social media giant is moving further away from its roots.
The chinese startup brought out a highly promising third generation of their flagship smartphone. With almost half the price compared to the rest of the smartphone realm the OnePlus 3 still seems able to deliver the results fans were asking for.
In a tragic event last week, a Tesla car had its first crash with a human fatality. The Tesla S model had its autopilot turned on and apparently neither the driver nor the automated systems managed to see a white trailer against a bright blue sky in time to hit the brakes. This sets an important sign to all Tesla drivers to not take Autopilot as a granted, finished product, because the company itself says it isn’t.
The bad news surrounding Microsoft’s push for their new OS just won’t stop coming. Recently, we learned that the company was forced to pay out 10,000 dollars in small-claims court for forcing the Windows 10 update. Improvements are coming, though. Microsoft’s latest update request is going to be the last if you decline it, the company promises.
In what was the biggest fight in tech last week, Spotify called Apple “uncompetitive” and accused them of “wanting to eat their cake and everyone else’s too”. This harsh statement fell after Apple refused to add the latest Spotify update to its App Store. The music-streaming app didn’t want to share its income through iTunes, but Apple says all developers do that on their platform.
Contrary to what most science fiction novels will lead you to believe, AI doesn’t necessarily have an innate desire to destroy all mankind and conquer Earth. An algorithm developed at MIT is learning to predict human interactions and reactions by watching countless hours of TV series.
A Twitter photo of Mark Zuckerberg has been creating headlines recently. A probably accidental reveal showed the laptop of Facebook’s founder has tape over its webcam and microphone. This raises a question many people ask themselves: Should I do it too? Or are the others just paranoid? Here’s why you probably should:
Rumors about Apple removing the standard 3.5mm headphone jack have been intensifying in the last months. Leaked pictures and reports have at this time almost confirmed that the new iPhone won’t have a 3.5mm jack. And the HTC 10 has ditched it already. Here’s why that’s bad news:
In case you have been paying even the slightest amount of attention to tech news recently, you probably know the biggest headline of last week: Microsoft bought the professional network LinkedIn for the huge 26 billion. We’re here to spell out the details of the acquisition and look at the risks and possibilities connected with it.
The annual developer conference of Apple wrapped up last week and it didn’t disappoint. While there was nothing really crazy announced, like new devices or never seen before apps, WWDC 2016 brought a lot to the table. Almost every piece of Apple software saw some updates. Here’s a recap of the biggest ones:
Are you concerned whether your secret love for Taylor Swift is going to ruin your next relationship before it has even begun? Do you need to know if your potential date also enjoys Disturbed in the early hours of the day?
The Apple worldwide developers conference (WWDC) hasn’t even started yet and the first big announcement from the company has already hit media front pages. Apple has announced some major changes to the App Store which are supposed to benefit developers in multiple ways. Here’s a breakdown:
Meem, an interesting new gadget, has started shipping after a successful Kickstarter. The charging cable backs up the most important data from your mobile device each time you plug it in. While it’s nothing groundbreaking, Meem could be pretty useful.
Motorola, which was bought by Lenovo back in 2014, has revealed its newest bid to revolutionize the smartphone market. The two new devices, the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force will have attachable modules available for purchase. With them, you can significantly increase battery life, add a speaker or even turn your phone into a projector.
The highly popular and anticipated annual report on the “Internet trends” of 2016 has arrived. Made by Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins, the 213 slides tell you all that’s happening to the Internet right now from an economic perspective and backs it up with stats. Here are our highlights:
As always with the release of a new iteration of the emblematic Apple cellphone, rumors are firing up. We probably have about three months until the release of the new iPhone 7. However, rumors are surprisingly tame when compared to previous years.