Technology: Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million. In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said, “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering More...

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By nasbanky On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Technology: Instagram separates messaging feature into a new app called Direct, currently in testing

Instagram is currently testing Direct, a new messaging app that was previously a part of the main Instagram app. Basically, the company has taken the direct messaging feature of Instagram and spun it into a separate More...

By nasbanky On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Technology: Snapchat rolls out context-specific filters

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has rolled out a new feature in the app that automatically suggests filters to users based on context. The app can now analyze the image that has been captured and then suggest More...

By nasbanky On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Technology: Apple to bring a fix to the freezing iPhone X screen

After complaints started surfacing that the OLED display of the iPhone X get unresponsive at low temperatures, Apple acknowledged the issue. Early adopters were reporting that the new flagship needs just a few seconds More...

By nasbanky On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Technology: Broadcom offers to acquire Qualcomm for $130 billion

We often mention Qualcomm in relation to its Snapdragon chipsets, but the company is also one of the biggest providers of modems. The tech giant might soon find itself under new ownership in a suitably massive deal More...

By nasbanky On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Technology: WhatsApp gets ability to delete messages

WhatsApp is getting a new feature, and a long requested one at that. The feature in question lets you delete/recall messages after they’ve been sent. To access the delete functionality, just tap and hold. Then More...

By nasbanky On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Technology: iOS 11 is already on 47% of Apple mobile devices, overtaking iOS 10

iOS 11 was released a little over three weeks ago, and now it’s already managed to overtake its predecessor as the most used version on Apple’s mobile devices. According to analytics company Mixpanel, More...

By nasbanky On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Technology: Samsung brings two new camera sensors: 12MP 1.28µm with Dual Pixel and 24MP 0.9µm

Samsung’s ISOCELL camera sensor brand has two new additions – one in the Fast and one in the Slim categories. The first one is a smaller version of Samsung’s 12MP Dual Pixel sensor, that will eliminate the More...

By nasbanky On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Technology: Samsung Galaxy Note9 to have under-display fingerprint sensor

Next year’s Samsung Galaxy Note9 is now predicted to sport a feature that was mentioned a lot in early rumors regarding both its predecessor, the Note8, as well as Apple’s iPhone X. We’re talking More...

By nasbanky On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Technology: Understanding the dual camera systems on smartphones

Dual camera systems on smartphones have been around for several years now. Some of the earliest examples include the weird 3D camera on the HTC EVO 3D. Then it was HTC again who introduced it in a different form More...