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Updated iOS Nokia HERE navigation app available on iTunes

Published by on Mar 13th, 2015, 2 Comments

Nokia HereApple released Apple Maps back in 2012 and to be honest, as an Apple user I have never used it. All my navigation is done through Google Maps and the reason is obvious. Apple Maps had a disastrous debut and hasn’t really recovered since then.

I know there has been a lot of advances made with Apple Maps but still most iOS users prefer to use a different navigation application. Apart from Google Maps there are other options, and the best is Nokia’s HERE Maps. The updated HERE application is now available for iOS on iTunes. (more…)

Sony to shut down PlayStation Mobile

Published by on Mar 12th, 2015, No Comments

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Sony has announced that come July 15th this year, the company will stop publishing all content aimed at PlayStation Mobile – the cross platform initiative aimed at ensuring Sony gaming titles a place across devices such as the PS Vita and Android.

While Sony ceased publishing new games for PlayStation Mobile on Android last year, the news brings about an end to PlayStation Mobile content aimed at the PS Vita.

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Scientists to wake dormant Philae lander on comet 67p starting tomorrow

Published by on Mar 11th, 2015, 1 Comment

rossetaIn November last year the Philae lander successfully landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The landing though was unexpectedly bumpy and left it stranded in an area far colder and with far less sunlight than scientists had originally planned. New plans had to be made for short term experiments and the long term future of the lander.

Starting tomorrow, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to make contact with the stricken Philae lander for the first time in nearly four months… (more…)

Game of Thrones’ fifth season will air simultaneously worldwide

Published by on Mar 11th, 2015, No Comments

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We live in the age of super-fast internet (in most places around the world), which means that pirating of television shows and movies is rampant. Game of Thrones has been the most pirated show in the world for a couple of years running, and HBO is looking to curb that trend by simultaneously broadcasting the show in all its markets worldwide. Top Gear is doing the same with its current season, and it seems to be working. (more…)

Uber wants to create 1 million jobs for women drivers by 2020

Published by on Mar 11th, 2015, No Comments

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UN Women and Uber are launching a partnership to work together around the world toward a shared vision of equality and women’s empowerment.

They intend to invest in long-term programs in local communities where we all live and work, as Uber commits to creating 1,000,000 jobs for women globally on the Uber platform by 2020. See some success stories of women driving with Uber in the video below: (more…)

Latest LG G4 image shows a curve

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

While LG’s next flagship is rumoured to not to see its debut until April or May of this year, Twitter account @OnLeaks posted an alleged picture of the device online this morning – and, by all appearances, it seems the G4 is set to have a curve.

Much like the company’s fraternal handset, the newly introduced G Flex 2, it seems the G4 might accomodate a similar – if less extreme – length and widthwise curvature.

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Apple’s new ResearchKit is designed to further medical research

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

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At Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event yesterday, the company announced that they are taking a step in an all new direction, one that they haven’t been involved in yet – medical research.

While Apple has had their fingers in almost every pie over the last few years, the medical field is something they have only briefly touched on with last year’s launch of HealthKit. Yesterday, however, the tech giant revealed plans to help medical researchers find so-called ‘test subjects’ easier – thus helping the medical world to do their research more efficiently.

ResearchKit is an all new software platform that is aimed at helping medical institutions do more thorough research by collecting medical data from iPhone users.

The platform integrates with Apple’s existing HealthKit tool to essentially turn your iPhone into a tool that will provide medical researchers with informative diagnostics.  (more…)

Apple reveals eye-watering Apple Watch prices

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, 10 Comments

apple-watch-67-970-80Today is a good, no make it great day for Android Wear. The Cupertino boys officially revealed the Apple Watch types and prices at their “Spring Forward” event. Needless to say the Samsung, Motorola and LG teams are high-fiving each other after Apple revealed their crazy Apple Watch prices.

You will be able to buy (or finance) one of three Apple Watch types, the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. Here is all you need to know about pricing… (more…)

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