Snapchat made two major announcements today: One, the company has changed its name to just Snap; secondly, Snap released its first physical product, and it’s a pair of sunglasses with a camera on board.
Shortly after Google released its new messaging app Allo, public reception has been generally positive for its features, but not so much for online privacy. Just ask Edward Snowden.
The fallout isn’t over.
As if going from dot-com darling to afterthought wasn’t unfortunate enough, Yahoo today confirmed data of at least 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in 2014 in what many are describing as the “biggest cyber breach ever.”
LeEco might not ring bells outside of China, but it’s gradually becoming a force in India, and soon, the rest of the world. Headliners like the new flagship Le Pro 3 show how serious the brand has become with smartphones. With the loaded specifications of the latest model, we can’t help but welcome the handset wholeheartedly.
Hey, remember when Apple announced the iPhone 7, and people were really excited about the bigger iPhone’s Portrait mode — aka the thing that allows you to lace close-up shots with creamy bokeh, like how an SLR camera would — only for them to find out the feature would be added later as a free software update?
Photokina happens only once every two years, so you can imagine how big it is for camera brands who want to show off their latest products. For reference, the event in 2014 introduced two DSLR cameras still widely used today: the full-frame Nikon D750 and the high-performance Canon EOS 7D Mark II. There’s a lot to cover this year, so here’s a compilation of the biggest announcements made at Photokina 2016, in no particular order.
It feels so nostalgic to witness the release of a brand new Nokia phone, yet still strange to see it done by Microsoft. This is the situation we’re in now, but we can’t complain. It’s a Nokia, after all.
The Pokémon Go Plus accessory is finally available, and it’s here to rid users of the nuisances Pokémon Go players have been experiencing since its launch. No, the wearable won’t cure the broken tracking system or the in-game errors, but it’ll make creature catching a little less of a headache.
IPhones, as Apple fans — even the most zealous ones — will tell you, have the unfortunate reputation of having a short battery life. And while the new iPhone 7 should last at least an hour longer than its immediate predecessor, Apple still thinks users could use a bit of help getting through a full work day.
Leica has been around for ages, and is well known for releasing absurdly expensive cameras. Except now: The German company decided to make something a little more affordable, and it’s called the Sofort, which translates to “immediate” in English. How’s this possible? It’s an instant film camera, and looks just like the older (and even cheaper) Fujifilm Instax mini 90.
We’re entering an age where traditional laptops just don’t cut it anymore. They’ve matured so much that there’s nothing to offer other than lowered prices. On the other hand, 2-in-1 convertibles with their multiple usage modes are becoming the norm, but with their newer technology comes less attractive price tags. HP wants to change all that with the highly capable yet affordable Pavilion x360.
Another year, another iPhone release. This year, as has been the case the past two years, we’re getting two models: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The original PlayStation 4 has been available for nearly three years already, and fans have been clamoring for an upgrade. Blame it on being spoiled by the yearly successors smartphones and laptops have been getting, but now does seem like a good time to add some much-needed features to the old PS4. The PlayStation Pro and Slim are doing just that.
The Dell XPS 13 is widely considered to be the most attractive Windows laptop, and we have to agree. With a nearly bezel-free screen, lightweight build, and high-end processor inside, it’s the notebook you’ll want to use wherever you go. With the release of Intel’s seventh-generation chips, Dell decided to update its most popular laptop with better specs, plus a fresh coat of paint.
On Friday, September 16th, the Apple Store doors will open to the first iPhone 7 customers in the U.S. and several other markets — many of whom have started queuing since Monday.
So iOS 10 is out. And while we do think Apple’s “biggest release ever” is great and works as advertised on newer devices, the software update might not be to your liking, or it simply doesn’t run well on your iPhone or iPad. Which leaves you with one option: downgrade to the previous version of iOS.