Heart-pumping, visually stimulating, and a masterclass of cinematic storytelling in video games. Those are just some of the words that we’d use to describe Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Indeed, protagonist Nathan Drake’s last adventure on the PlayStation 4 serves as a worthy punctuation mark to the Indiana Jones-inspired series, which sold over 28 million copies worldwide and helped put Sony’s console ahead of the Xbox One in the marketplace.
Back in June, Apple held its 2016 developer conference, and among other things, unveiled a future major software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods called iOS 10. Fast-forward several weeks later, and the company today released the update for public beta testing, following a similar trial run with users who have developer accounts with Apple.
Last month, Apple announced iOS 10 at WWDC 2016 — and, predictably, the upcoming software update for iPhone and iPad owners was one of the show’s highlights. That is partly because of the new messaging features coming to Apple’s own Messages app.
Globe Telecom, one half of the Philippines’ telco duopoly, held its first Wonderful Wold with Globe event last June 24. And on the sidelines of the evening’s program that saw Netflix, Sports Illustrated, and Turner Broadcasting, among others, joining Globe’s growing list of content partners, we spoke with Globe chief advisor Dan Horan about data capping, expanding fiber-internet service in the Philippines, what the Netflix partnership will look like and mean for customers, and his company’s evolution into a content provider.
After weeks of releasing beta versions to the wild for testing and collecting submissions for Android N names since the Google I/O 2016 developer conference in mid-May, Google has finally named its next major mobile operating system update. Android N will now forever be known as Android Nougat, following today’s announcement on Snapchat and Twitter.
I’m really excited to represent GadgetMatch as we celebrate our first year of doing what we do.
Our first anniversary is coming up so the timing couldn’t be any perfect. At Social Media Day I will be taking part in a panel with other entrepreneurs who have turned their passions into professions. Joining me are Jessica Nazarali, Founder of IT Girl Foundation and Liz Lanuzo, Founder and EIC of ProjectVanity.com
The continued advances in technology have transformed smartphones into commodities, and as companies continue to wage the price war, the market is coming dangerously close to a point where a company might do the unthinkable to stand out: sell products at lower than cost price and pray the gamble pays off with astronomical sales figures.
That is the situation a startup from India will find itself in when it begins shipping the world’s cheapest smartphone for $4 (251 rupees) this week. At that price, you’re basically just paying for the cardboard box that will presumably house the device.
Okay, real talk: We didn’t expect to hear about a lot of exciting stuff when Globe held its first Wonderful Wold with Globe event for the year, for reasons that would probably resonate with local tech insiders.
Soon, you’ll be able to broadcast video from your phone’s YouTube app. Taking a cue from Facebook and Twitter, YouTube today announced that mobile live streaming will be available in its app for mobile devices, which totally makes sense given its history with live broadcasting. It has previously live streamed the Royal Wedding in 2011, and in the following year, Felix Baumgartner’s momentous leap from the stratosphere.
You may want to hold off from shopping on any of Ensogo’s marketplaces. The troubled ecommerce platform announced this week that it will cease all operations in Southeast Asia amid job cuts that halved its staff of 600 at the start of the year and accusations of delayed payments to its merchants.
The Nexus 6P is one of the best mobiles to come out of 2015, in part because of how Google prioritizes software updates for its own line of devices.
But, as with all honeymoon phases, the Nexus 6P, along with the rest of the Nexus bunch, will face a time when Google will cease rolling out new updates for existing hardware. As expected, Google has so far been coy about the exact end of life of its signature smartphones and tablets, until today.
I think you’ll agree with me when I say the tech in our devices today is off-the-charts good, though battery life continues to be a pain point for most consumers. There are ways to get more out of your gear, of course, and Microsoft reckons you can increase your computer’s or tablet’s usage time by up to 70 percent using its default web browser for Windows 10. (To be clear, we’re referring to Microsoft Edge, not Internet Explorer.)
It’s bad enough for Apple that Chinese phone makers like Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi are eating away at its numbers. The problem is compounded when a Chinese regulator orders Apple to stop selling two versions of the iPhone in Beijing.
E3 2016 saw the launch of a new Xbox One console that should give Sony’s PlayStation 4 a run for its money. Gaming’s biggest show also saw the soft unveiling of what is perhaps the most ambitious Xbox yet, a gaming beast with gobs more speed and graphics power than the machine Microsoft is shipping to stores this August. It certainly will be capable of more things than playing videos at super-sharp 4K resolution.
You may not have heard of Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus, but don’t discount it — especially if you’re after a top-end phone for way less than Apple’s or Samsung’s $750 flagship.
Now on its third iteration, the OnePlus 3 could potentially be the flagship killer its makers have been hoping for since their initial release. At least from a technical standpoint, with all the impressive specs thrown at this model, it should be more powerful than any phone Apple or Samsung has built so far.
After announcing its new smartphone line in Barcelona last February, Sony is finally making good on its promise of rolling out its Xperia X smartphones across the globe. Following a May release in the U.K., the Xperia X and XA are coming to the Philippines in mid-July. The Xperia X is already available in India, whereas the lower-end XA should be available by the third week of June.
You may recall earlier that images of a slimmer version of the Xbox One were leaked ahead of Microsoft’s E3 briefing. Now, it’s official: Microsoft got its announcement in, and you’re looking at the new Xbox One S, which is indeed smaller — 40 percent smaller, technically — than the current model. The lesser footprint will allow you to safely use the system in an upright position with a stand that’s sold separately.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco kicks off in less than 24 hours. This year, the software show promises to be even more inclusive than ever before, as company executives take to stage with announcements about new features and changes coming to its four different platforms: OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
The Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, has officially begun, and EA is up first to show us its upcoming lineup. One of the biggest thing to come out of the EA press conference has to be Titanfall 2.
The original Titanfall came out back in March 2014. It set the standard for the next generation of first-person shooters, introducing things like verticality, fast-paced multiplayer action, and, of course, Titans, giant mechs that players can pilot. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, came up to the EA stage to showcase everything new about Titanfall2.