The problem with Apple releasing its own music-streaming service is that it now has to compete with existing services like Spotify without using its control over the iOS ecosystem to hinder the competition. There haven’t been many issues in this regard, but after preventing Spotify from releasing an update for its iOS app, Apple is now… Continue reading Spotify is accusing Apple of using its power to hinder its competition
In the two years since OnePlus exploded onto the smartphone scene with the OnePlus One, rumors that the company is working on everything from a smartwatch to a tablet have popped up, though no evidence of these claims has ever been presented. Now, just a couple of weeks after the release of the OnePlus 3, co-founder Carl Pei… Continue reading Check out the OnePlus smartwatch that will never exist
A little more than a month after asking Android users to suggest names for the next version of Android, codenamed Android N, Google announced the official name through Snapchat on Thursday morning. Staying true to the dessert motif that it’s been using for the last seven years, Google has decided to us the name Nougat… Continue reading The next version of Android will be called Android Nougat
Speedtest.com has been the go-to place to test out your Internet speed for years, but last month, Netflix launched its own speed-testing website, known as Test.com, that’s even easier and faster than Ookla’s website. However, rumor has it that Google is working on its own speed-testing tool that will surpass even Netflix’s tool in terms of easiness,… Continue reading Google Search might soon have a built-in speed-testing tool
By giving people a place to freely express themselves, and allowing them to find and communicate with similarly-minded people, the Internet serves as the perfect place for opposition and resistance movements to form. That’s why the Chinese government has been trying to monitor and control as much online activity as it can, especially since Xi Jinping… Continue reading China is forcing Apple to monitor and report App Store users
We all know that virtual reality is going to be massive, which is why so many companies are trying to secure a dominant position in the emerging industry while it’s still in its infancy. One of the ways Oculus has been trying to achieve this is by paying developers, using the obscene amount of money it… Continue reading Oculus has stopped blocking exclusive content on other headsets
Being able to download content to your device so that you can stream it offline is an essential feature for music-streaming services, but not so much for video-streaming services. Being able to download content to your smartphone while you’re on Wi-Fi allows you to access that content while you’re out and about without having to worry data… Continue reading This might be the year Netflix finally adds offline playback
Close to 72% of the voters in the United Kingdom took part in yesterday’s historical referendum, with 52% of them voting to leave the European Union. The consequences of this decision will be enormous and far-reaching, which is why it’s a bit worrisome that Google Search queries like “what happens if we leave the EU” and “what is the… Continue reading What does Google Search tell us about Brexit?
As a non-profit organization whose one mission is to “defend the free and open web,” it makes sense that Mozilla wants its community to help update its brand identity. In a blog post on Wednesday, the organization expressed its desire to create a new brand identity that will help people “know and understand” it better, and… Continue reading Mozilla wants its community to help update its brand identity
The OnePlus 2 is a great smartphone, but it’s far from the “flagship killer” that OnePlus describes it as. For a company whose motto is “Never Settle,” OnePlus did a lot of settling with the OnePlus 2, and the smartphone hasn’t been able to capture fans in quite the same way the OnePlus One did. However,… Continue reading Is the OnePlus 3 a true flagship killer?