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Essential PH-1 to skip Android 8.0 and leapfrog to 8.1 Oreo Essential PH-1 to skip Android 8.0 and leapfrog to 8.1 Oreo
- January 31, 2018

This comes as the company announced that it will be skipping Oreo 8.0 and going straight to 8.1. Along with these features there are some more in the latest version of Android. Not only does it speak well of HMD's capabilities, it also demonstrates the benefits of shipping with a almost vanilla version of Android, where little modification has to be done for each and every release. (more...)
Instagram opens post scheduling to brand managers Instagram opens post scheduling to brand managers
- January 31, 2018

The catch? You'll need a third-party social management tool such as HootSuite , Sprout Social, or one of the other companies that's Facebook Marketing Partner or Instagram Partner . This update is only for the API, not for Instagram's official client apps on Windows, iOS and Android. The new change comes as part of a larger revamp of Instagram's API platform that also included a plan to deprecate the older Instagram API Platform over the next two years beginning on July 31, 2018. (more...)
Spotify Quietly Launched Stations Music App On Google Play Spotify Quietly Launched Stations Music App On Google Play
- January 31, 2018

Though the description in the Google Play Store notes that the app is an experiment, it sounds like Spotify is positioning Stations as a free Pandora alternative for those who are overwhelmed by or don't want to pay for on-demand music. The idea behind the app appears to be reducing the steps necessary to start listening to music. "Totally free." Stations is also an "experiment", according to the company. (more...)
Here's our First Look at Detective Pikachu Movie Here's our First Look at Detective Pikachu Movie
- January 31, 2018

Legendary has announced that Nighy and Geere are set to co-star in the film, joining Ryan Reynolds , Ken Watanabe , Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. (more...)
PUBG Update Aims To Make Miramar More Appealing To Players PUBG Update Aims To Make Miramar More Appealing To Players
- January 31, 2018

Developer Bluehole has rolled out a new test-build on the test servers to experiment with some implemented PUBG Miramar map improvements. Reported by VG24/7 , a few Reddit users have been working on ways to skip Miramar and only play on the original Erangel map. (more...)
Weeping Federer hails emotional 20th grand slam title Weeping Federer hails emotional 20th grand slam title
- January 31, 2018

But Cilic knew that this was perhaps his last chance to win his second Grand Slam and wasn't going to go down before giving a mighty fight. Federer who has a wealth of experience playing grand slam finals, did not let the pressure of the occasion get to him and remained composed until the very end. (more...)
Amazon teases new voice for Alexa in Super Bowl ad Amazon teases new voice for Alexa in Super Bowl ad
- January 31, 2018

This is done simply by telling Alexa to send a text message to a particular contact, such as, "Hey Alexa, send a text message to Mom". The recipient needs to be in your phone's contact list. You can send them to any device that receives SMS, including iPhones. Amazon Echo and Dot owners can now access the latest local news and weather from WSLS 10. (more...)
Stock Jolted Higher, On Winner's List Today: Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA)
- January 31, 2018

Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA) has risen 67.32% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.98% the S&P500. Raymond James Svcs Inc has 4,635 shares. has 0.4% invested in the company for 60,740 shares. Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $3.18 million activity. (more...)
Wolfenstein II DLC Released, Focuses on Stealth Gameplay Wolfenstein II DLC Released, Focuses on Stealth Gameplay
- January 31, 2018

The latest slice of Wolfenstein 2 DLC is now available to pick up and it's called The Diaries of Agent Silent Death . The next chapter in a series of three story expansions available with The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass , The Diaries of Agent Silent Death sees you taking up arms as an elite assassin. (more...)
Report Shows Pennsylvania Has Second-Most Structurally Deficient Bridges In Country Report Shows Pennsylvania Has Second-Most Structurally Deficient Bridges In Country
- January 30, 2018

Using government data, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association compiled a report showing that 54,259 American bridges are "structurally deficient". The Federal Highway Administration, says a bridge is classified as structurally deficient if the condition rating for the deck, superstructure, substructure or culvert and retaining walls is rated 4 or below or if the bridge receives an appraisal rating of 2 or less for the structural condition or waterway adequacy. (more...)
Major OneDrive for iOS update brings new look and much more Major OneDrive for iOS update brings new look and much more
- January 30, 2018

Finally, command icons are much larger and clearer now. Still, the update is a significant improvement over previous versions and brings the app's functionality in line with many of its competitors, which makes it worth another look if you have been thinking about switching online storage providers. (more...)
The iPhone X's $1000 price ticket scared everybody away The iPhone X's $1000 price ticket scared everybody away
- January 30, 2018

Ahead of report, some analysts are focused heavily on iPhone sales. Perhaps should have cut the cost of the phone by, say, $50 or $100. "There are more and more calls for a reversal at some point in time", said Hellwig. - to show that its financial health does not rest exclusively on how many new phones it hawks each year. Apple did not respond to request for comment. (more...)
Electronic Arts' (EA) Electronic Arts' (EA) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Oppenheimer
- January 30, 2018

The stock increased 1.61% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $117.05. It has outperformed by 0.96% the S&P500. Phil Frohlich decreased its stake in Enersys (ENS) by 74.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Google removed over 700000 malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017 Google removed over 700000 malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017
- January 30, 2018

There were quite a few reports of malicious Android apps all throughout past year, but new numbers from Google reveal that things could have been a lot worse. In 2017, Google took down tens of thousands of apps with inappropriate content. Finally there is Potentially Harmful Applications or PHA's. Tens of thousands of applications with inappropriate content (such as pornography and extreme violence) were also removed from the Play Store past year, and the install rate of apps that are ... (more...)
'China smartphones dominate India market due to localisation' 'China smartphones dominate India market due to localisation'
- January 30, 2018

The overall decline can be blamed partly on China having one of its worst year-on-year performances in Q4 2017, seeing shipments slump 14 per cent to under 113m units, according to market analyst Canalys . Lenovo, Oppo and Vivo came in behind them, each with about 6 percent market share. Canalys research analyst Ishan Dutt attributed Xiaomi's rapid progress to successful localisation in channel strategy, marketing and products. (more...)
Cilic targets further grand-slam success after Federer reverse Cilic targets further grand-slam success after Federer reverse
- January 30, 2018

The more titles, the more he wants to win.' 'Incredible , ' wrote Stan Wawrinka , who won his first Major title just in Melbourne three years ago. "When the match is late, you have so much time to think about it". Laver doubts Federer would be thinking that way, but suspects the veteran has a window of another year to 18 months to keep piling up the slams. (more...)
Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Runs on the Original Game's Code Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Runs on the Original Game's Code
- January 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus will launch on PlayStation 4 on February 6. Not yet. Does Shadow of the Colossus come close? Shadow of the Colossus was unmistakable a marvelous game when it debuted in 2005. That's over 10 times the improvement and that's why when comparing it from the its original release, the difference is so apparent that fans of the game will have no option but to play the remake. (more...)
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) closed the last trading session at $111.54
- January 30, 2018

First Capital Advisors Group LLC. now owns 6,515 shares of the entertainment giant's stock worth $692,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the period. Pulte Group Inc (NYSE:PHM) was raised too. Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $107,754 activity. Among 9 analysts covering Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (more...)
Nokia Launches New ReefShark Chipsets For 5G Nokia Launches New ReefShark Chipsets For 5G
- January 30, 2018

Shipping in volume will take place in that quarter. "With our 5G Future X portfolio we are opening up network data and network intelligence to our customers to jointly program and tailor machine learning and automation that runs on our new silicon", Nokia president of mobile networks Marc Rouanne said . (more...)
Sega to Publish New Narrative-Driven Game from Makers of Heavy Rain Sega to Publish New Narrative-Driven Game from Makers of Heavy Rain
- January 30, 2018

As far as the studio goes, SEGA says it will continue to try and cultivate exciting new IPs and deliver engrossing experiences to gamers across the world. For more information about SEGA Europe, log on to www.sega.co.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter . The company is working with Heavy Rain lead designer Caroline Marchal on new narrative games. (more...)