News

Latest News - February 2019

All News for February 2019

Apple has caught some heat designing increasingly thinner and lighter MacBook Pro systems seemingly at the expense of a proper typing experience, and there was even a class action lawsuit filed last year because of it. The underlying issue is the redesigned butterfly keyboard. Apple has taken measures to improve the... Read more...
The battle for dominance in the streaming audio segment is heating up with Apple Music and Spotify fighting to be tops in the industry. Last summer reports indicated that Apple Music had passed Spotify in subscriber numbers for the first time. Spotify tried to get some of those subscribers back by trialing a new... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S10 launch is a little less than three weeks away, and the leaks have been coming in at a furious pace. Last week, we were presented with various leaked official images of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, and now we're getting some confirmation of some of the features destined for the smartphone... Read more...
Microsoft is cooking up something for GDC that will make gamers very happy. It has an entire GDC session where it will debut and talk about its new cross-platform development platform that will bring support for Xbox Live to platforms including Android, iOS, and the Nintendo Switch in addition to the Xbox and PC... Read more...
Valentine's Day is almost here, and if your sweetheart would rather have tech than candy or flowers, Amazon has your back. The retail giant is running some deals on its line of Echo devices, with the second-generation Echo smart speaker in multiple colors on sale right now for $69.99, a $30 discount off the normal... Read more...
If you are a fan of Titanfall, and the battle royale genre as well, you may soon be in for a real treat. Rumor has it that Apex Legends, a battle royale Titanfall spin-off, will be released as soon as Monday, February 4th. The game is reportedly free-to-play and will be available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation... Read more...
Google has removed over two dozen malicious Android apps from the Play Store that were collectively downloaded millions of times. The apps, which went to great lengths to appear legitimate, sent users pornographic content, redirected them to phishing websites, and collected photos under the guise of applying filters... Read more...
Apple has been struggling a bit with iPhone sales as it has allegedly slashed production numbers for Q1 2019 amid soft demand. Apple isn't the only smartphone maker feeling the pinch of a soft market, while iPhone sales are down, sales of Android devices are faltering, particularly in the high-end range where Samsung... Read more...
When you think of the name Energizer, smartphones don't come to mind unless you are talking about accessories like battery chargers. That will change at MWC 2019 later this month when Energizer rolls out 26 new smartphones. A company called Avenir is building the devices, and it has given up some details on them ahead... Read more...
If you just cannot wait for Anthem to be released at the end of the month, now is your time to get a taste of that sweet exo-suit action. Anthem is free to play this weekend on the Xbox, Playstation 4, and PC. The demo ends Sunday, February 3rd at 9PM EST. PC players will need to log into Origin using their EA... Read more...
The latest test build of the next major upgrade to Windows 10 includes a very interesting feature—Windows Insiders who download and install preview build 18329 (19H1, or Redstone 6) can extend their mixed reality experience beyond Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and run traditional desktop (Win32) apps in mixed... Read more...
We have come a long way from the standard Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and cryptic error messages that plagued us during the Windows 95/98 and Windows 2000/XP days. The error messages have become a bit more detailed over the years, but they can still be a bit nonsensical and difficult for your average Windows user to... Read more...
Earlier this week we talked a bit about the Indian smartphone market where Apple and Samsung found stiff competition from OnePlus. OnePlus led the premium smartphone market overall for Q4 2018 in India, yet it didn't even turn up in the global figures. The numbers from market research firm Canalys are now out for the... Read more...
Months after it was first announced, Phillips has announced that the Brilliance 499P9H ultra-wide monitor is now available for sale. Phillips is aiming the monitor at the business sector, and we’re almost certain that business professionals will come to appreciate its vast amount of screen real estate and... Read more...
Film director Robert Zemeckis and Nike introduced the world to the idea of self-lacing sneakers in the second Back to the Future movie, and now three decades later, shoe makers are making a spirited push to sell consumers on the real thing. Puma is the latest to pounce on the concept with a line of Fitness... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch may be one of the fastest selling gaming consoles, but the Playstation 4 beats all others with its sheer numbers. Sony recently announced that they have so far cumulatively sold 94 million Playstation 4 consoles globally. This announcement comes on the heels of an incredibly successful holiday... Read more...
It seems like hardly a days go by without another Galaxy S10 leak, and today is no exception. Now whether these are actual leaks or strategic (and controlled) ones by Samsung, we have no idea. However, one thing is becoming clear, and that is what the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ both look like, based on the latest... Read more...
It looks as though Apple is going to need a little bit more time to fix the glaring security hole that was found in its Group FaceTime feature. When the exploit was first widely publicized on Tuesday afternoon, Apple initially stated it had “identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this... Read more...
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and even if you're not into sports (or seeing Tom Brady add to his legacy with yet another championship ring, no matter what Madden NFL 19 says), one reason to watch is for the commercials. The Super Bowl is when companies blitz the world with humorous ad campaigns... Read more...
This year's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona is now just a few weeks away, and that typically means that leaks and rumors will start flowing in faster and more furiously than usual. Even the companies themselves are starting to get in on the action around this time of year. That's the case with Huawei, which teased a looming announcement Read more...
It might seem a bit early to some, but Microsoft is already gearing up to get testing ready for the major Windows 10 update that will arrive in the second half of 2019. Predictably, it's called Windows 10 19H2. As you might recall, we are just a few months removed from the disastrous launch of the Windows 10 October... Read more...
Apple and Qualcomm are battling in courts around the world with the heaviest fighting going on in Germany right now. Qualcomm was able to win an iPhone sales ban that forced Apple to pull the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from German stores. Apple has now won a victory in Germany with courts throwing four of the eight patent lawsuits Qualcomm had Read more...
First ... Prev 9 10 11 12 13