Cyber Monday is the end of the biggest shopping weekend of the year, which starts with the Thanksgiving holiday and then Black Friday: after celebrating with their families, shoppers hit the stores in droves to pick up any bargains they can get their hands on.
The likes of Instagram and similar apps for smartphones have popularised the use of filters on photos. Snap a quick shot, and in seconds you can transform it into something with a retro look, make it looks like a painting, or aim for something more abstract.
Have you played Minecraft? Sorry. Yes. Of course you’ve played Minecraft – it’s the videogame equivalent of asking if you’ve ever played Tic-Tac-Toe or hopscotch. It’s this gaming generation’s most ubiquitous title, available (initially freely) on everything from PCs to low-end smartphones to the newly announced Xbox One X. It took an age, but Microsoft even eventually saw fit to bring it to its own mobile OS, hoping the Minecraft brand’s licence to print money would rub off on the flailing smartphone platform.
At its E3 conference this year, Sony has announced a new collection of smartphone-controlled games designed to entertain the whole family, including those who might not usually play games.
Here’s a Chinese manufacturer that has decided to stick to what it does best rather than diversify. Teclast only designs and sells tablets (and their close cousins, 2-in-1 convertibles) when its rivals flog smartphones, laptops, mini PCs and countless other products.
Microsoft’s handling of Windows 10 preview builds is normally a pretty smooth process, aside from the odd installation glitch, but it all went horribly awry yesterday when several test builds which weren’t ready for release were accidentally deployed – and since then, the software giant has been busy explaining itself and apologizing.
If you are keenly waiting for the arrival of the mobile apps for Office 365's Microsoft Planner, then we have some good news: they’ve now gone live for iOS and Android.
The big news from Computex 2017 keeps coming, with Microsoft and Qualcomm, the company best known for making mobile SoCs (System on Chip) that power some of the most popular smartphones in the world, announcing that Windows 10 is coming to devices made by Asus, HP and Lenovo that will run on the Snapdragon 835 platform.