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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Apple Watch native apps available later this year, Apple to release new SDK

Apple Watch native apps available later this year, Apple to release new SDK

Jeff Williams, Apple's operations chief, revealed during the Code Conference that native apps for the Apple Watch will be available beginning fropm September to November. Apple will also be releasing a new software development kit (SDK) at WWDC 2015 next month.

Google can answer your question before you even finish asking

Google can answer your question before you even finish asking

Google has always tried to predict the needs in your life with Google Now. The search giant now decides it wants to predict what you want to know as well, and is rolling out an update that lets it answer your question before you finish asking one.

Periscope, Twitter live-streaming service, now on Android

Periscope, Twitter live-streaming service, now on Android

Periscope is now here on Android, bringing new features and a fresh Material Design-inspired interface.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Twitter reportedly interested in acquiring news aggregation app, Flipboard

Twitter reportedly interested in acquiring news aggregation app, Flipboard

This deal, should it be a fruitful one, could potentially stop the hoaxes, rumors, and misinformation that shroud the breaking news stories you read on Twitter.

Google awarded patent to customize your search results by accent

Google awarded patent to customize your search results by accent

Personalized search results are useful, yet annoying and dangerous. At least, the ones based on your search history can be. But how about accent-based personalized search results? It's probably more trouble than help, not to mention a little racist, and unjustly so, at times.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Microsoft to bring Cortana app to Android and iOS devices

Microsoft to bring Cortana app to Android and iOS devices

Microsoft aims to make Android and iOS devices work better with Windows 10 on the PC, and one of them is a Cortana app.

MSI is first motherboard manufacturer to receive Windows 10 WQHL certification

MSI is first motherboard manufacturer to receive Windows 10 WQHL certification

MSI's recently announced H81M-P33 motherboard is the first to receive officialy certification for full compliance with Windows 10. More MSI motherboards with official WHQL certification are to follow.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Rumor: Google to address OS fragmentation issue with update guarantee for Nexus devices

Rumor: Google to address OS fragmentation issue with update guarantee for Nexus devices

A report by Android Police claimed that Google will announce a new initiative where Nexus devices will receive major system updates for two years and security patches for three years from an OS release. Will this address the fragmentation of the Android platform?

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Android M's internal codename may actually be Macadamia Nut Cookie

Android M's internal codename may actually be Macadamia Nut Cookie

Google's upcoming version of the Android operating system may be called Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC), as this term is being referenced in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Friday, 22 May 2015

Adobe to discontinue Photoshop Touch in order to focus on its CC apps

Adobe to discontinue Photoshop Touch in order to focus on its CC apps

Adobe has announced that it will be removing its Photoshop Touch app for its iPhone and iPad from the App Store, and will instead be focusing on their Creative Cloud apps.

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