Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tim Cook says India is 'a great place to be' as Apple posts its all-time record revenue



Apple CEO Tim Cook’s bet on overseas markets as the company looks for further growth and expansion is starting to show results.

The company posted strong quarterly iPhone sales and revenue Tuesday, reporting substantial growth in regions such as India, the fastest growth smartphone market. 

Cook, who paid his maiden visit to India as CEO of the company last year, said Apple had “all-time record revenue results” in the country without revealing any numbers.  

The company shipped nearly 2.6 million iPhones in India last year, according to marketing research firm Counterpoint, which claimed that iPhones now account for 62 percent of all premium smartphones shipped in the country.  Read more…

More about Mac, Macbook Pro, Ipad, Iphone, and Tim Cook

Twitter tweaks video again, adding view counts for some users



Like Facebook, Twitter is obsessed with video, and it’s not done tweaking how it delivers those little motion picture clips to your timeline.

As spotted by BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw, some people are now seeing video view counts in their feed next to the usual timer.

A Twitter spokesperson in Australia confirmed the test to Mashable. “As video consumption continues to increase on Twitter, we are constantly experimenting with ways to provide a rich video experience,” he said in an email. “View counts provide helpful context on the popularity of a video, and we are exploring this feature to help surface the best content.” Read more…

More about Australia, View Count, Video, Twitter, and Social Media

Facebook wants to take over your TV



Facebook may soon be making a big push into the TV market. 

The social network is working on a video app for set-top boxes, like the Apple TV, that would feature “TV-quality” shows licensed by the company, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

Though Facebook has spent much of the last year pushing live video, the company is reportedly sees the new app as a place for longer, higher quality content. Facebook is currently trying to make deals with major studios to produce content for the yet-to-be released app, according to the report. Read more…

More about Media, Facebook, Apps And Software, Tech, and Apps Software

Former 'I'm a Mac' actor Justin Long is now shilling for an Android phone



Huawei, the largest smartphone maker in the China and third largest in the world, is looking to invade the U.S. in a very big, splashy way.

The Chinese tech giant has enlisted actor Justin Long, who appeared in Apple’s famous “Get a Mac” TV commercials between 2006 to 2009, to star in its new Android smartphone campaign. According to Campaign US, one reason Huawei hired Long was precisely because of his previous work for Apple.

In a new video called “The Interview,” Long plays the role of a job candidate who is being interviewed by a Mate 9 Android phone to become the director of its own commercial. Read more…

More about Apple, Huawei, Android, Justin Long, and Tech

2 goats manage to get thier heads stuck in 1 bucket



Goats aren’t necessarily known for being the smartest animals in the kingdom.

A man waiting for the bus in Lalitpur, Nepal, stumbled across a sad yet hilarious scene: two curious goats managed to get both of their heads stuck inside a bucket, presumably because there was something delicious inside.

Thankfully a good Samaritan was able to free the goats the from the clutches of the bucket, and it seemed like nobody even missed the bus in the process. 

More about Viral Videos, Goats, Animals, Watercooler, and Videos

This new app is like Instagram for your Lego creations



Lego Life is a new Instagram-style photo-sharing network built with kids in mindLego calls it “An app full of cool stuff. An app full of your cool stuff,” and it provides something for kids that didn’t exist before: a social network to share photos of Lego creations.

The app (available on the App Store and Google Play) is built around having a safe experience for kids, starting with the on-boarding process. Kids can create an account in the app, but it asks for a parent’s email address. The parent then gets a message that confirms the child’s age and gender, activating the account.

SEE ALSO: Google launches Toontastic 3D, a new app for kids to animate with Read more…

More about Kids, Lego, Tech, and Work Play

Actualizing the Internet of Things all starts with wireless



 While it seems “smart” everything is in full swing, the full realization of the Internet of Things is in essence still on standby mode. Homes are smarter than ever and VR, AR, personal drones and a dizzying array of wearables and medical devices flood the market, but there is still potential for more. Indeed, much of the technology is already baked in, just waiting to be actualized. Read More

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Actualizing the Internet of Things all starts with wireless



 While it seems “smart” everything is in full swing, the full realization of the Internet of Things is in essence still on standby mode. Homes are smarter than ever and VR, AR, personal drones and a dizzying array of wearables and medical devices flood the market, but there is still potential for more. Indeed, much of the technology is already baked in, just waiting to be actualized. Read More

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'Waste of my f*cking time': hot mic at GOP press conference catches some heat



Ah, yes: “Waste of my f*cking time.” It’s a phrase many Americans have probably found themselves thinking, recently. 

But some of them can’t hold it in, as evidenced by the way a hot microphone caught someone expressing their unedited opinion during a GOP press conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

After House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded the press conference where he answered questions on President Trump’s recent travel ban, a hot mic on CNN caught someone complaining about the conference just as Ryan walks off stage. Read more…

More about Cnn, Paul Ryan, Politics, Watercooler, and Videos

'Waste of my f*cking time': hot mic at GOP press conference catches some heat



Ah, yes: “Waste of my f*cking time.” It’s a phrase many Americans have probably found themselves thinking, recently. 

But some of them can’t hold it in, as evidenced by the way a hot microphone caught someone expressing their unedited opinion during a GOP press conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

After House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded the press conference where he answered questions on President Trump’s recent travel ban, a hot mic on CNN caught someone complaining about the conference just as Ryan walks off stage. Read more…

More about Cnn, Paul Ryan, Politics, Watercooler, and Videos

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