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Google says teens causing rise in voice search usage

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Many people think that today’s digital assistants aren’t very useful, but in many circumstances they can be extremely beneficial, at least in our experience. How often do you use Siri, Google Now or Cortana?

A recent study conducted by Google, among others, shows that the younger generations are embracing these assistants wholeheartedly, while adults haven’t embraced them as fervently. According to a new study commission by Google, 55% of users under 18 will use any voice search service, be it Google Now, Siri or Cortana, more than once a day in comparison to 41% of adults. (more…)

This is the Nexus 6: a 5.9-inch phablet

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

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We are probably only a couple of hours away from seeing the latest Google Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6. It might not be what we were all hoping for in terms of the form factor, but we are excited to see what Google intends to do with a screen this large.

Unfortunately, all we see here is a pretty regular looking phone – a design language we’ve come to expect from Google Nexus devices. (more…)

Android looks very different in these new ads (video)

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

The ad above and the two below are now showing on US televisions and it gives us an idea of the new direction Google is taking with Android. It is certainly very different from what we have seen in the past.

It all but shows the new Nexus 6 that we are expecting sometime this week, with the smallest Android figure pulling out a monstrously large phone. We are expecting the Nexus 6 to be a large 5.9-inch phablet, which is a bit disappointing to the stock Android fans out there not interested in the large screen craze. To be honest, Android isn’t optimised in its stock form to really use the larger screens effectively, so let’s hope Google is cooking up something interesting with Android L which we haven’t seen yet.

Check out the other ads below, and let us know what you think about them in the comments section: (more…)

French bank partners with Twitter to allow mobile payments

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

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if you needed any more proof that social networks are quickly entering the realm of mobile, peer-to-peer payments, then you need not look further than this latest partnership.

The world’s second largest social network, Twitter, has partnered with France’s second largest bank – Groupe BPCE – to essentially allow users to transfer money through their tweets.

BPCE made an announcement last month, saying that they will be partnering with Twitter in a new mobile payment service, but that details of how the service will work will all be revealed when it is launched.

And today is that day. At a press conference this morning, the social giant and the bank unveiled how their new service ill work and what it means for French Twitter users.

Firstly, the new service will tie in with BPCE’s existing mobile payment system called S-Money. Before the Twitter integration, S-Money allowed users to send money to their peers via text message. Now that service is essentially getting an upgrade with the Twitter integration.

The service is currently only available for users with French cellphone numbers and bank accounts, but is not limited to those who have a bank account with BPCE.  (more…)

Google service to connect patients with doctors over video chat

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

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Many people have fallen into the same trap that the internet so devilishly sets. You are supposed to get every small bit of information you are looking for, right? Unfortunately, because the internet is open to all, it’s also open to abuse. It isn’t always intentional, but a lot of false information is floating around – especially when it comes to medical advice. (more…)

113 year-old lies about age to join Facebook

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, 3 Comments

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It seems that Mark Zuckerberg and friends over at Facebook may have made an oversight that no-one thought would ever be a problem when creating an account on Facebook. It is a known issue that very young people join under the pretense of being older than they actually are, as Facebook has a minimum age restriction of 13 years old. (more…)

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus SA launch date confirmed

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

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Finally, we have confirmation from Apple about their plans for further roll out of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On Monday, 13 October Apple announced a further 36 countries that will be receiving the latest blockbuster from Apple, with South Africa one of them. (more…)

Apple slaps leaking suppliers with $50 million fine

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

apple-gavel-600x318With the recent wave of patent wars and the secrecy behind new technology we have seen more and more legal challenges as companies seek to protect their IP which will give their products the advantage in the market. Recently Apple has also imposed tight restrictions on what its suppliers can say. This move came in an effort to stop smaller leaks within the Apple production line which has many moving parts. Any company that leaks a product, or starts boasting about being a component producer for Apple will be slapped with a $50 million fine. (more…)

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