Facebook is developing its own TV app

  Facebook has been working on its own TV app that works similarly to the Apple TV. The social media giant hopes the upcoming app will encourage their users to watch longer videos. This falls in line with Facebook’s recent tweaks to their news feed and their discussion with various…

Gmail will no longer support Windows XP and Vista come December 2017

If your daily routine involves accessing Gmail through Google Chrome on a system that’s running on Windows XP or Vista, you might want to consider transitioning over to newer pastures soon, as Google has recently announced that Gmail will no longer support Chrome browsers that are running on version 53…

Office for Mac testers get Touch Bar controls

When Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar laptops, Microsoft was on stage to announce that Office for Mac is adding support for that multi-talented OLED strip. While it isn’t really here yet, we’re inching a bit closer, as participants in the Office Insider program are now able…

5 Ways Technology Is Changing Ecommerce

Customers who are keen to using technology have a huge effect on ecommerce business. Those times when customers were thinking whether buying something online is worth the risk have passed. Nowadays, technology helps customers keep track to their online orders. In addition, customers are now able to interact with retailers.…

Apple Watch took almost 80-percent of total smartwatch revenue in Q4 2016

Just like the iPhone, the Apple Watch is estimated to have taken the lion’s share of revenue in the smartwatch market last quarter. While Strategy Analytics estimated that 5.2 million units were shipped last quarter, research firm Canalys put the figure higher at around 6 million units. This helped Apple…

Former Amazon Fire TV Chief will now lead Apple TV business

Apple has hired an industry veteran to head its Apple TV business. According to Bloomberg, Timothy Twerdahl, former Amazon Fire TV,  joined Apple earlier this month as a vice president for product marketing. Twerdahl has a wealth of experience in internet-connected TV devices; he was the General Manager and Director of…

The iOS version of Chrome is about to get a lot better

Google’s Chrome browser has always been open source on Android and PC, but never available on iOS. This is because Apple demands that browsers use its own WebKit platform instead of their own rendering engines, so Google can’t just use its typical code base for iOS Chrome. However, that’s all…

Pokémon GO has earned US$1 billion in worldwide revenue

Less than two weeks ago, mobile app analytics firm App Annie estimated that Pokémon GO generated US$950 million from players around the world last year. Well, it doesn’t take long for the mobile game app to cross the US$1 billion mark, according to app analytics firm SensorTower. SensorTower estimates that…

PayPal processes USD 31 bln in mobile transactions in Q4 2016

PayPal processed a total of USD 31 billion in mobile payment volume in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company’s latest financial report. This figure represents an increase of 53% over the same period in 2015. Mobile payments represented 31% of the company’s USD 99 billion in payment…

Mobile wallet spend to rise over 30 percent in 2017

Global spend via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% to USD 1.35 trillion, a new study from Juniper Research has found. The study, Mobile Wallets: Service Provider Analysis, Market Opportunities & Forecasts, has found that spend is currently concentrated in the Far East & China, due primarily…