Saturday, January 31, 2015
Google and Facebook are in a competition to woo a 15-year-old computer whizzkid who developed an app that has been downloaded over 500,000 times. His name is Ben Pasternak and he developed a simple game called ‘Impossible Rush’ which has climbed the Apple App Store charts since its launch in October.
It has overtaken Vine, Google and Twitter thanks to its seemingly addictive gameplay. Facebook’s internship department recently invited him for a tour of the company's headquarters in California and one of Google's vice presidents also invited him to its campus.
Microsoft last week released the January update for the Technical Preview of its Windows 10 OS which can now be downloaded from downloaded from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-download with an ISO file download option.
The new build comes with many new features, the most notable being Cortana (Microsoft’s personal assistant, kind of like Apple’s Siri) and the new Xbox app. The Xbox app doesn’t yet support streaming games from an Xbox One to a PC but allows you view friends’ activities, post to timeline, and view game DVR videos. Microsoft’s personal assistant is currently available in US English only and it can sync to Windows’ Phones.
Xiaomi has become a big name in the mobile phone industry thanks to the Chinese market. It has released a new device called Xiaomi Mi Note. It is has a 5.7 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 back panel.
The phone is dual SIM enabled (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) and runs on Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) on a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset and a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53/Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 processor. It is has 3 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory and no memory card slot.
|L-R; Rumoured HTC One M9 and HTC One M9 Plus|
The new HTC flagship phone ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ is in the works and is expected to be released very soon. Some websites claim to have a sneak peek of the phone and shared some unofficial preliminary specifications, here they are:
A 5.5 inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and uses HTC’s Sense UI 7.0 The phone is rumoured to have a Nano-SIM card slot and a fingerprint sensor.
It is said to run on Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop) on a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset and a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 /Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 processor. It is expected to come with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and 128 GB capacity microSD slot.