Month: February 2020

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s recently
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Reliance Industries Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani recently sat down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during Microsoft’s Future Decoded Event in Mumbai. They exchanged ideas about their partnership on various fronts. One of the interesting topics of discussion was gaming and as part of the conversation, Ambani indicated that Jio is working on bringing xCloud
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Chat bots were central to Facebook Messenger’s strategy three years ago. Now they’re being hidden from view in the app along with games and businesses. Facebook Messenger is now removing the Discover tab as it focuses on speed and simplicity instead of broad utility like China’s WeChat. The changes are part of a larger Messenger
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Samsung Galaxy M30s runs on Android Pie, and even though an Android 10 upgrade is still months away, the company is making sure that the phone gets the monthly security updates on time. And occasionally, in advance. Samsung has reportedly released a new update for the Galaxy M30s in India that brings the March Android security patch.
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The FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers’ location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure. But its Commissioners decry the $200 million penalty proposed to be paid by these enormously rich corporations, calling it disproportionate to the harm
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Timex, the veteran American watchmaker company, is back with its latest smart wearable – the Ironman R300 GPS smartwatch. The smartwatch that is listed on its American website is available at $120 (roughly Rs. 8,660) and comes in three colour variants – black, grey, and silver. The company also claims that Ironman R300’s battery will
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End Game Interactive CEO Yang C. Liu has a refreshingly straightforward description of what he and his co-founder Luke Zbihlyj are up to: “We’re just building games. And to be honest, we don’t know what we’re doing.” Despite this self-proclaimed ignorance, End Game has just raised $3 million in seed funding from an impressive group
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The Samsung Galaxy M series has gained a lot of popularity thanks to affordable prices and up-to-date hardware. Samsung has managed to lower prices by selling these models online, reducing distribution costs. The sub-Rs. 15,000 Samsung Galaxy M30 set the pace, and a refreshed version, the Galaxy M30s, really helped the company strengthen its position in this segment. Samsung
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Realme Band will be available for purchase through a “Hate-to-wait” sale following its official launch in India on March 5, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth revealed through a tweet posted on Friday. The smart fitness band will be a part of the Chinese brand’s artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) ecosystem that would also include a
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