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Google leaks updated Photos app screenshots

Published by on May 25th, 2015, No Comments

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With Google’s 2015 I/O conference just around the corner – scheduled for the 28th of May – the company has leaked several images depicting a new version of its Photos app which have been published by Android Authority.

The leak details new tools as well as a re-imagining of pre-existing app features, and it seems that Google are readying a more cohesive photo backup service which parallels Apple’s Photos in both iOS and Mac, as well as Dropbox’s Carousel photo management app.

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Aerial footage of Tesla’s massive Gigafactory

Published by on May 25th, 2015, No Comments

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When Tesla unveiled their plans for a so-called ‘Gigafactory’, back in September of last year, there was a lot of speculation (amidst applause) as to whether or not Elon Musk and Co. would be able to construct the massive lithium-ion plant by it’s intended operational date of 2017.

Since the announcement, curiosity has spiked over the construction of the plant on the outskirts of Nevada, with reports of vertical construction doing the rounds in January of this year.

However, now, for the first time since construction began on the plant, we can actually see the progress – and revel in the sheer scale of the plant – from a bird’s eye view.  (more…)

Apple Maps to receive innovative iOS9 update

Published by on May 25th, 2015, No Comments

Apple MapsApple Maps has been the butt of many a navigation app joke and rightly so. The original mapping service failed quite spectacularly when it was first launched in 2012, navigating people into the sea or to other continents entirely. Apple has since been trying to fix the troubled app and build up its reputation as a reliable mapping service.

Now however it seems as though Apple Maps might just be back in the running. Come WWDC (Apple’s developer’s conference), the navigation app could finally receive an update that gives city-dwellers another reason to take the app for a spin: transit navigation. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Video Review – Bandwidth Blog TV

Published by on May 25th, 2015, 1 Comment

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There once was a time in smartphone history where the line in the sand was clearly drawn. On one side stood Apple, with a beautiful but limited operating system housed in a premium and stylish aluminium frame. On the other was Samsung, with a gaudy but incredibly flexible Android system stationed in enough plastic to make tupperware jealous.

Fast forward, and that axis still exists… arguably. Yet how times have changed; as Apple slowly and carefully extends iOS’ reach, Samsung have made the leap from plastic to metal; and what a fantastic leap that is. The Galaxy A5 is the second Samsung smartphone to stand on this precipice and reap the results. (more…)

Rumour: BlackBerry up for acquisition

Published by on May 22nd, 2015, No Comments

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The BlackBerry rumour mill is once again turning, with new rumours citing that the Canadian company is up for acquisition. Speculation posits that many tech behemoths are interested in purchasing the company, including major names such as Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei.

Interestingly, another certain company – which acquired another famous smartphone marque not too long ago – is also interested: Microsoft.

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Ubisoft to launch VR games in 2016

Published by on May 22nd, 2015, No Comments

ubisoftVirtual reality hardware currently has only a few applications, but come 2016 one of the primary motivations of VR hardware will become reality. Yup, virtual reality gaming! Video game publishing powerhouse Ubisoft plans to release games suited for virtual reality in 2016.

The company is currently developing “a certain number of games” that take advantage of VR, CEO Yves Guillemot told analysts on a call Tuesday. He noted Ubisoft believes in VR and wants to give gamers the chance to become more immersed in virtual worlds. (more…)

Apple leaks updated iPhone 5c

Published by on May 21st, 2015, 1 Comment

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Product leaks out of Apple don’t happen that often, though the latest indicates that the Cupertino company intends to return its cheapest handset to the market, following much speculation that the company intends to produce either an updated iPhone 5c or new iPhone 6c.

The image – which actually advertises a new iPhone Lightning charging dock – depicts what appears to be an updated iPhone 5c model – possibly an iPhone 6c – sporting a new Touch ID sensor.

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LG confirms plans to launch another flagship in 2015

Published by on May 21st, 2015, No Comments

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Traditionally the Korean smartphone manufacturers have followed each others lead quite closely when it comes to important smartphone releases. This year will probably be no different. (more…)

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