Bam! Mobile World Congress 2016 passed by like in just a blink of the eye and now we’re suffering from post-congress withdrawals. Not without good reason, by the way. Three (big) smartphone makers released their flagships for this year including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. On a less than positive note, it’s rather sad that we won’t be getting the standard Galaxy S7 in Malaysia.
Although we pretty much knew everything about the two smartphones prior to the South Korean manufacturer taking the MWC floor, we didn’t know how good the camera on the follow-up to the Galaxy S6 flagships would be.
We were eager to find out so we pit the edgy Samsung number against other formidable smartphone cameras.
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The co-founder of Oculus has just added more fire to the PC vs Mac argument. Based on performance, he places them next to the useless systems of yesteryear – for Rift’s virtual reality headset at least.
Considering that VR is about to go big in the near future, this could cause some concern to the execs at Cupertino. Well, Apple usually enters the race late anyway. And as usual, they’ll find a way to get vendors and developers on board when they think it’s the right time to enter the game.
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You know those times when you’ve accidentally dunked your smartphone in water and proceed to charge it shortly after? Nope, us neither. But still, once you’ve made a device water resistant, it doesn’t hurt that you’d prompt your customers that charging is imposible (yes, say it with a Spanish slang) – when it feels that your smartphone is a little on the wet side.
Hugo Barra, Global VP of Xiaomi made full use of his time on stage earlier today. The exec rolled around in the company’s Ninebot mini high-fiving and networking with eager Mi fans. He spent most of his time on stage talking about how the global variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 that outperforms the Nexus 6P and the OnePlus 2.
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Skynet is real or will be soon enough but before we accept the inevitable, Dubai will play host to the first ever World Drone Prix. These remote controlled flying robots will maneuverer across a track at speeds over 100 km/h and zoom about in different zones that’ll test both the drone and the pilot’s ability.
Malaysian Mi fans are in for some fun, as the local Xiaomi HQ has announced a select few will be chosen to spend some quality time with the one of the most affordable power-packed devices – the Redmi Note 3 Pro – before its official launch.
Only 15 hopefuls will be chosen and if you tick all the right boxes, you’ll be able to keep the Redmi Note 3 Pro, free of charge. The smartphone maker has also announced its plan to release the device sometime in April 2016.
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You’ve got to love the usage of that Marvel catchphrase. These developers are not giving up and using a whisper reference just adds the icing on the cake to show they’re back with a bang. If you’re unfamiliar with Popcorn Time, this app is the pirate equivalent to Netflix – letting you stream and watch TV shows and movies.
The team that prefers to be known as “Pochoclin” present themselves to be the crusaders of the couch potato world. Despite their good-will, the BitTorrent-based client is still very much illegal and we don’t condone its use.
One of Windows (Mobile)’s biggest holes is the fact that the app store is such a barren desert. Many well-known apps are missing and that’s just one of the reasons why people don’t even start to consider the operating system. For the year 2015, Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store have at least 1.2 million apps each – Windows? Only 300,000.
Redmond wanted to solve this, by introducing a Windows Bridge platform aka Project Astoria. Through the project, app developers could easily just port over the same Android code that they used to make apps for the Google Play Store for Windows Phone devices.
Then, last year rumours flared up that Project Astoria was going bust and now Microsoft has confirmed it themselves.
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Experiments are fun, mobile related experiments are even more so. MacRumors decided to record a blocked number’s attempts to call and text a blocker on an iPhone. And we’re sure that you’ve always wondered what actually goes on and whether these blocked numbers can actually reach you. This was what they found out.
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Ever had that awkward moment when your friend “Likes” a post that shouldn’t be “Liked” in the first place? Yeah, the times where you’ve just announced you’re jobless or gone through a bad break up. I received it too on other posts that would never be socially acceptable to “Like” but now my friends will be able to react with five other ways.
Apparently folks in seven countries have been Facebook’s lab rats, testing the extended “reactions” with positive feedback going all around. It took Facebook a good year but at least, there will be less misplaced positive vibes and more emotionally appropriate reactions as it launches across Android, iOS and browsers.