A new forecast on the state of the app economy indicates the third quarter will see record-breaking revenues spent on apps and games. According to App Annie, consumers worldwide will spend $34 billion on apps and games in Q3, a 20% year-over-year increase on spending. The increase indicates that the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on consumer
Nokia G50 was launched on Wednesday as the latest affordable 5G phone by Nokia brand licensee HMD Global. The new Nokia phone comes with a waterdrop-style display and carries triple rear cameras. The Nokia G50 also includes 64GB of onboard storage and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC. Currently, the Nokia G50
PayPal has been talking about its “super app” plans for some time, having recently told investors its upcoming digital wallet and payments app had been given a go for launch. Today, the first version of that app is officially being introduced, offering a combination of financial tools including direct deposit, bill pay, a digital wallet,
Google Pixel Fold, the first foldable smartphone from the tech giant, may launch in late 2021. Google’s foldable smartphone under the Pixel lineup has been in rumours for quite a while and new leaks suggest that the handset will make its debut by the end of this year. The foldable Pixel smartphone is reportedly codenamed
SmartNews, a Tokyo-headquartered news aggregation website and app that’s grown in popularity despite hefty competition from built-in aggregators like Apple News, today announced it has closed on $230 million in Series F funding. The round brings SmartNews’ total raise to date to over $400 million and values the business at $2 billion — or as
OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 users are now getting a new XPan Mode. This mode has been designed to replicate the experience of using Hasselblad’s XPan camera, which provided the advantages of the 35mm format together with the ability to swiftly switch to full panorama without having to change the film. In XPan Mode
Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The funding will be put towards investment in Tile’s finding technologies, ahead of the company’s plan to unveil a new slate of products and features
Oppo F19s may launch in India around the upcoming festive season. Ahead of its launch, some key specifications have surfaced online. The upcoming Oppo smartphone is reported to get a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 48-megapixel primary sensor, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. It is said to run Android
The TechCrunch crew is hard at work writing up the latest from Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch event. They have good notes on the megacorp’s hardware updates. But what are the markets saying about the same array of products? For those of us more concerned with effective S&P dividend yields than screen nit levels,
Oppo Find X3 Pro Photographer Edition has been unveiled in China. The company has partnered with camera-maker Kodak for this new variant of the Oppo Find X3 Pro. It is seen to sport a dual-tone design inspired by Kodak’s classic cameras. The retail box packaging is also going to be similar to what the Kodak
MarginEdge announced Monday it raised $18 million in Series B funding to give restaurant operators a real-time view into their costs. Co-founder and CEO Bo Davis founded the company with Roy Phillips and Brian Mills in 2015. Both Davis and Phillips are veterans of the restaurant industry: Davis was previously the founder of conveyor belt
iPhone 13 launch event is set to be held by Apple on September 14. The invite for a virtual ‘California Streaming’ event has been sent out to the media and a handful of leaks give us an idea of what devices could be launched. The iPhone 13 range is largely anticipated to be announced at
We’ve been scouring the latest rumors and leaks and playing all of The Mamas and The Papas songs forward and backward to get the best possible picture of what we’re in store for with next Tuesday’s “California Streaming’” event. The invites, which went out a week in advance, don’t appear to give the game away
iPhone 13 launch seems to be just around the corner as Apple earlier this week sent invites for its anticipated September event. Just like last year, the iPhone 13 series is rumoured to have the iPhone 13 alongside the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the iPhone 13 mini as four new models.
Tinder is redesigning its app to put a larger emphasis on its social, interactive features with the launch of “Explore,” a new section that will feature events, like the return of the popular “Swipe Night” series, as well as ways to discover matches by interests and dive into quick chats before a match is made.
Samsung on Tuesday introduced a new series of microSD cards aimed at professionals – Pro Plus. It also released a redesigned range of its Evo Plus microSD cards for consumers. The Samsung Pro Plus microSD cards, meant for content creators, offer read and write speeds of up to 160MBps and 120MBps, respectively. The Evo Plus
Europe’s top court has dealt another blow to ‘zero rating’ — ruling for a second time that the controversial carrier practice goes against the European Union’s rules on open Internet access. ‘Zero rating’ refers to commercial offers that can be made by mobile network operators to entice customers by excluding the data consumption of certain
iPhone 13 series is likely to launch sometime this month and the latest information from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman offers details on what the annual Apple fall launch event may introduce. The event is likely to bring the iPhone 13 range and the Apple Watch Series 7. While reports indicated smartwatch production delays, Gurman says that
A startup called Playbyte wants to become the TikTok for games. The company’s newly launched iOS app offers tools that allow users to make and share simple games on their phone, as well as a vertically scrollable, fullscreen feed where you can play the games created by others. Also like TikTok, the feed becomes more
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch seems to be just around the corner as a purported quick start guide of the unannounced phone has appeared on the Web, just days after its user manual. The quick start guide shows some of the primary details about Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and gives us a glimpse of its
TheCut, a technology platform designed to handle back-end operations for barbers, raised $4.5 million in new funding. Nextgen Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Elevate Ventures, Singh Capital and Leadout Capital. The latest funding gives theCut $5.35 million in total funding since the company was founded in 2016, founder Obi Omile Jr.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series is expected to launch sometime next year. A few specifications of two of the models expected in the series – Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra – have surfaced online. The battery capacities of the two rumoured Samsung smartphones have been spotted on China’s 3C certification site. It was earlier
Facebook is preparing to adjust its News Feed to de-emphasize political posts and current events, but news reader Flipboard is instead rolling out an update that puts users in control of their own feeds. The company announced this morning the launch of a new controller on the cover of its own main newsfeed, aka the
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is reportedly getting a new update based on One UI 3.1.1. The latest One UI update is bundled with the August 2021 Android security patch. The update is said to come with new features and some improvements. One UI 3.1.1 was released alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z
Netflix today announced it will begin testing mobile games inside its Android app for its members in Poland. At launch, paying subscribers will be able to try out two games, “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3” — titles that have been previously available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and, in the case
Vi (formerly known as Vodafone Idea) allows its postpaid subscribers to switch to an embedded SIM — or commonly called eSIM. Activating your Vi eSIM requires you to follow certain steps. With the help of eSIM, you can connect to the Vi network without requiring a physical SIM card in your phone. You can also
A new startup called Popcorn wants to make work communication more fun and personal by offering a way for users to record short video messages, or “pops,” that can be used for any number of purposes in place of longer emails, texts, Slack messages, or Zoom calls. While there are plenty of other places to
Apple AirTag has reportedly started receiving a new update that brings firmware version 1.0.291. The firmware update comes just a couple of months after Apple released a previous software version that came to address stalking concerns with the Bluetooth tracker. The AirTag was unveiled in April to help people find and locate their precious items.
A milestone for Jolla, the Finnish startup behind the Sailfish OS — which formed, almost a decade ago, when a band of Nokia staffers left to keep the torch burning for a mobile linux-based alternative to Google’s Android — today it’s announcing hitting profitability. The mobile OS licensing startup describes 2020 as a “turning point”
Google Pixel 6 Pro specifications are yet to be detailed by the company. But in the meantime, Google Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems Hiroshi Lockheimer has possibly suggested some details about the upcoming flagship through a screenshot posted on Twitter. The screenshot, which Lockheimer pulled after it came to notice of some people,