News: Reads from WWW
Friday, 18 Jul 2014
For three years, Google has forced Google+ users to use their real names, or face a ban from the social network. This week, Google changed its tune, allowing users to use any name they choose, in the "hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."
Besides laying off 18,000 workers, Microsoft also announced that it will abandon the Nokia X line of phones in favor of lower-cost Lumia devices.
Microsoft has just announced that it will be laying off 18,000 employees, with most of them coming from the company's newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services unit.
Thursday, 17 Jul 2014
Xiaomi's event on July 22 may see the introduction of two upgraded models - the Redmi and Redmi Note - with 4G LTE connectivity. Hit the link to find out more.
Microsoft has started to rollout the Lumia Cyan update (which includes Windows Phone 8.1) to Nokia devices worldwide. In Singapore, the first phones to get it are the Lumia 625 and 925.
In anticipation of future Apple Beats audio devices, Samsung is launching its four new premium "Level" audio products in the U.S., which includes two headphones, one earphone and a Bluetooth speaker.
Good news for anyone who obsessively tracks the roller coaster ride that is bitcoin currency value, the digital currency has now been added to Google's currency conversion feature.
Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 4 flagship smartphone is listed on an online retailer with a price tag and a full list of specs. As with any unofficial leaks and rumors, do take this with a pinch of salt as the information provided is unverified.
Trying to purchase something on your phone or tablet can get frustrating when you need to key in your 16-digit credit card number on a small screen. But Visa aims to solve that problem with its new payment method, Checkout.
Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014
Fitbit and Tory Burch recently launched a new collection to hopefully bring the words 'fashionable' in line with 'fitness tracker', and targets people who does not wear a silicone wristband solely because they think it's ugly.