Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat OS Arrives

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
The newest version for Google’s popular smartphone OS has now arrived. The new Android 7.0 OS, also known as Nougat, will be made available with on-the-air- updates on compatible Nexus phones in the coming weeks. The beta versions of the said Android OS has been available to the public since May of this year with some added features for the beta users to try out first hand. The new version of the Android OS w

New Tech May Make Long Distance Wireless Charging Possible

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Wireless charging today already exists. But it requires the device and the charging base to be just inches of each other, just like what the current Qi technology offers. But a new technology developed at MIT may someday make wireless charging operate similar to WiFi, charging devices wirelessly anywhere in a particular vicinity. Scientists at MIT have developed technology that they call MagMIMO that offers a new s

Apple Unveils The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
There has been a lot of talk recently about the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 and how it will look like. All is now finally revealed as Apple finally introduces the new Apple iPhone 6 along with the iPhone 6 Plus. A handful of new features also come with the new smartphone models. But the most noticeable change is with the phones screen size and shape. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a larger screen than its

Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon for two days

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Google has been testing the potential of augmented reality and how it can be integrated into the tech giant’s services, and we get to experience that for a limited time. Just for two days from today, Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon. In a video presentation, players would have to hold their mobile devices out in front of them and spot wild Pokemon appear on the screen. Battle with them and throw virtu

Gartner Reports 102 Billion App Store Downloads for 2013

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
The app market has become a very lucrative market now that smartphones have taken over. People now use their mobile phones for doing many things other than making phone calls. Thanks to apps, the smartphone has become a versatile product that further makes them more appealing. And because of this, app downloads have seen a surge in demand that has recently reached 102 billion uploads so far this year. According to

Chat Apps Overtake SMS for the First Time

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
For the first time in tech history, instant messaging apps likes WhatsApp has overtaken SMS text messaging in terms of the volume of users, as reported by research firm Informa. According to Informa, almost 19 billion messages were sent daily on chat apps last year, while about 17.6 billion text messages were exchanged during that same time period. This shift may create a tremendous impact among mobile carriers, wh

NTT DoCoMo Develops Hands-free Videophone System

Monday, October 15th, 2012
People still consider audio phone calls as the primary means of communication. One reason why this is still the norm is because it still is the more convenient way available. The popularity of making handsfree calls even make them even more convenient. But in the near future, video calls would someday catch on with technology that will enable it to be a handsfree option as well, just like the Handsfree Videophone

Square Payment App Adds More Loyalty Features

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Square mobile payment system has launched a rewards program on its Square Register and Pay with Square app to attract new customers and make existing customers come back for more. Pay with Square users can collect merchant cards from their favorite establishments and track rewards from purchases on an in-app punch card. Merchants can treat new customers with first visit specials, while rewarding regular customers

Facebook Opens App Center

Friday, June 8th, 2012
With apps now becoming quite popular among smartphone and tablet owners, business in this market is booming, with much more to expect. More and more app markets are suddenly sprouting up, with current leaders of the market being Apple and Google. You can now add Facebook into the list as it has just opened its own App Center recently. Facebook has just announced that it is opening up the doors to its own App Cente

New Tactile User Interface Prototype Forms Physical Buttons On A Touchscreen Surface

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
With touchscreen displays now becoming the preferred interface for many of today’s devices, it may someday even be used for other bigger devices. But using them may not always be convenient for most people. Virtual keys and buttons on the touchscreen can sometimes be inconvenient to use with the lack of some tactile experience, making users prone to mistakes when using them. Tactus Technology is developing a