BlackBerry Priv: A decent Android phone with high price

BlackBerry’s new Priv smartphone is out in the market and there is a lot of buzz regarding it as this is first Android phone that runs Android apps. In fact, it’s also the first Android phone that has actual, physical keyboard. Coming at the price of $699, here we are providing the full review of this Android phone.

Firstly, it’d be right to put that Blackberry that decently customized Android. Though, it doesn’t run the very latest version, but then there are also no silly ideas regarding how to use a phone. You are also free to ignore or turn off the changes BlackBerry made, in case you don’t like them. Meanwhile, there are some bug issues that need to be sorted that there are some apps that freeze up and there were some issues with tag recognition. Sometimes the phone gets really hot. The company has been updating several of the software lately and in the coming days there are going to be more software updates.

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Blackberry Priv: One last throw of the dice for the company?

It has been a long time since BlackBerry struggling to claim fame in the market, however now the brand is set to try out its luck introducing first-ever BlackBerry phone powered by Google’s Android software. Blackberry CEO John Chen, who is a software industry veteran, was hired in 2013 to save the Canadian company. And upon his arrival he make a decision to try luck by joining hands with the world’s most popular operating system, Android.

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Mobile Apps, News

Apple now ranking the top Apple TV apps; games fetch the most prominence

Apple TV Store data is certainly talk of the town, mainly among the developers, who are trying every way possible to get the most updates out. It’s not news anymore that at the time of the TV App Store’s launch, Apple had made hundreds of applications live. However, at that moment it didn’t seem to be enough to build out dedicated category pages or rankings. It is understood that the features will be out there soon enough.

Most people are keen on knowing which apps have attained early success on the TV App Store, however, there is no access to this data. So far, Apple has stayed away from offering rankings and the trusted third-party App Store analytics firms like Apple Annie have no insight into the Apple TV App Store, either.

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News

Google planning for the unification of Android and Chrome

If the recent reports are anything to go by, Google is all set to merge its Chrome operating system, which is presently used in notebook and desktop computers with its Android operating system used in smartphones and tablets. Though there has been no confirmation from Google regarding the same, but Wall Street Journal claims it to be true. Here is what WSJ stated:

  • Chrome OS will be folded into Android.
  • Google has been prepping for this unification since 2013
  • The unified OS is set to be shown in 2016 and later will be released in 2017
  • Chrome OS remains a supported Open Source project that manufacturers choose to use. It’s reported that Google will focus its notebook efforts on the unified platform.

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News

Apple TV Review: Apple Impresses Enthusiasts With Wonderful Features!

Apple is out with its new TV product. Yes, Apple TV is here to entertain the TV enthusiast. This smallish black box runs a zillion apps from several of TV networks and service providers like Netflix. Indexed into some sort of universal search and controlled by voice, this box will certainly be an eye-candy of many. With Apple TV coming at the base price of $149, you don’t need to Wi-Fi passwords and iCloud credentials as it just requires you to get your iPhone with iOS 9.1 and Bluetooth on near the unit and you are raring to go. Or else you can take the remote, that’s a sleek black rectangle with a glass touch-pad at the top; home, menu, play and volume buttons; an accelerometer and gyroscope; and dual microphones for voice commands that get triggered by holding down the Siri button.

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Mobile Apps

Valuable testing tips to follow while developing a mobile app

Testing has always been considered a complex task, especially testing a mobile application that is consumer facing one. It won’t be wrong to say that it is purely an art. Several of mobile operating systems, device sizes and scenarios make it appear extremely difficult. It is necessary to ascertain that the apps meet consumer expectations for speed, responsiveness, ease of use and more.

Hence here we have come up with several of testing tips that will help you while testing a mobile app.

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News

Microsoft launches its new flagship store in Manhattan, near Apple outlet, the Cube!

Going by the latest developments, Microsoft is set to surprise its customers. Till now, the Fifth Avenue Apple store, known as the Cube had been grabbing eyeballs of gadget lovers as well as tourists and now they will have another nearby location to visit.

Reports say that just five blocks south of this popular street, the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant plans to launch its flagship store. This is going to be its newest and biggest store and in order to gather attention of the crowd the company is offering tickets at the grand opening for a concert with rapper Pitbull. The event is going to take place later in the day when the launch is done.

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