HTC confesses to ‘spoofing’ HTC One (M8) benchmarks via ‘High Performance Mode”

The New HTC One Has a High Performance Mode Just For Benchmarks

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Everyone seems to rely on benchmarks for getting a sense of the raw power of any device. Benchmarks are used to gauge the performance and may make or break the number one rank for a device.

Everyone, from interested techies to knowledgeable reviewers use and trust benchmarks to know about the power and capabilities of the device. Continue reading HTC confesses to ‘spoofing’ HTC One (M8) benchmarks via ‘High Performance Mode”

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Apple and Samsung head back to their fighting arena with 2 billion dollars at stake for Samsung

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Apple suing Samsung has become quite of a routine with the two smartphone giants returning to their fighting arenas (i.e, the court) to fight each other. They sue on obscure and small things such as animations and subtle design features and have often been referred to as patent trolls, i.e someone or something who just sues for money, not for actual sales damages. Continue reading Apple and Samsung head back to their fighting arena with 2 billion dollars at stake for Samsung

Facebook has a grand plan to bring internet to everyone

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Facebook had announced Internet.org last year which had the ultimate aim of bringing internet to the 2/3 parts of the world that are offline.Facebook had already signed up companies like Samsung, Nokia and NASA to help achieve it’s goal.

What Facebook didn’t explain was how it was gonna go about it. Continue reading Facebook has a grand plan to bring internet to everyone

Google reportedly requires Android phone manufacturers to show ‘Powered by Android’ logo on device bootscreens

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Recently, the latest flagships of Samsung and HTC, i.e the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One featured a new addition not seen before: They both had a ‘Powered by Android’ logo splash on the boot screens . While this little detail may have been forgotten, it has again been brought to the spotlight when rumors surfaced that the addition of the new logo was mandated by Google and Geek further reports that it has received confirmation from Google about the new rule. Continue reading Google reportedly requires Android phone manufacturers to show ‘Powered by Android’ logo on device bootscreens

The US Government can save upto $370 Million just by changing fonts..

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Paper is a valuable commodity. With growing concern about our environment, the world is switching over to digital to help save trees.

As CNN reports, 14 year old  Suvir Mirchandani made surprising discoveries about the Government’s budget which show that changing small things can end in much bigger outcomes Continue reading The US Government can save upto $370 Million just by changing fonts..

Microsoft vows to not go through emails again, in light of Hotmail snooping

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Recently, Microsoft arrested one of it’s employees for leaking a version of Windows 8 in 2012. That’s all right, but then an issue came to light: Microsoft looked through it’s employee’s Hotmail account to discover information and arrest him. Continue reading Microsoft vows to not go through emails again, in light of Hotmail snooping

Yahoo reportedly plans to steal some of Google’s thunder with it’s own YouTube rival

Yahoo once was on the same page as Google, being as popular as ever. Then, it started falling down the ranks while Google continued to usher in the new era.

When Marissa Mayer took control of Yahoo, she changed Yahoo. She made several high-profile purchases such as Tumblr, made Yahoo better and ultimately Yahoo started regaining it’s lost users.

Yahoo woke up from it’s slumber and kept on rising, making new developments every now and then. Continue reading Yahoo reportedly plans to steal some of Google’s thunder with it’s own YouTube rival

Sony releases the Holy Grail: A flexible e-ink screen

Sony's Digital Paper: A Bit Like Paper, a Lot Like $1,100

E-readers are fast replacing books and are responsible for many a book store close down. However, even though they ARE replacing books, they still aren’t replacing much paper.

This is because E-readers aren’t suited for some purposes; they aren’t flexible like paper. Continue reading Sony releases the Holy Grail: A flexible e-ink screen

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad. And it is kind of free!

Microsoft releases Office for iPad, subscription required for editing docs

For long, the tablet had been strictly relegated as a device for consuming, not a device for creating. That has been the style of thinking throughout the ages (Or at least 4 years).

For long, it had been prophecised that an Office Suite for iPad will come and will forever change the game. The tablet will become a productivity hotspot and it will give Microsoft something to grip on even as Desktop sales keep falling. Continue reading Microsoft unveils Office for iPad. And it is kind of free!

Turkey blocks YouTube

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Recently, there was public outrage due to Turkey blocking Twitter.  Turkey was basically mocked when people found workarounds and more than 17,000 tweets were being sent per minute AFTER the ban. The court’s ruling to ‘unban’ Twitter was the last straw.

Now, Turkey has got back in the game and has now blocked access to YouTube. Continue reading Turkey blocks YouTube