Running out of space on Google drive? Need more storage for your files and documents? Well, Google has got you covered as the company is giving 2GB of Google Drive storage space for free. Google’s offering is done in conjunction with the world’s ‘Safer Internet Day’ (SID), which is pretty similar to what it did last year. The organisations aims to promote young individuals to use the internet safely and responsibly.
Google today has officially announced that the offline viewing function for its YouTube app is now available for users in Malaysia. Originally announced for several Asian countries back in 2014, this particular feature allows users to temporarily save videos from YouTube into their device.
Mobile World Congress 2016 is right around the corner and it wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory pre-event smartphone leaks. Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S7 series has surfaced again and it isn’t just a render this time around. There are supposedly actual photos of what might be the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge; along with details about the massive battery and benchmark scores.
Instagram has finally added support for multiple accounts on a single device in its 7.15 update. This has been a long time coming, although it has probably come a lot later than many users would have liked. In any case, Instagram users on Android and iOS will now be able to manage multiple accounts in a more reasonable way.
Apple’s iOS 9 firmware update may bring with it a lot of new features, but it also has the ability to render your iPhone useless if it has ever been fixed by a third party repair provider. Users have been receiving an “Error 53” where the iPhone is disabled without any prior warning or notification and there is no way of bringing it back to life.
Over the years, smartphone manufacturers have tried combining the phone and camera into one device without making it look like a bulky point and shoot camera. Most of these smartphones end up having a protruding camera on the back. Let’s be honest, most of them look quite ugly.
Lenovo’s Vibe Shot, however, is an interesting take on the smartphone camera. Featuring a back design that’s reminiscent of a pocket camera, it’s also the only “camera-centric” smartphone that doesn’t feature a camera hump.
Asus’ ZenFone lineup has seen more than a few additions in the past year. There’s the ZenFone 2, the ZenFone Max, and of course, this device right here: the ZenFone Zoom. As a camera-centric smartphone, the Zoom features a rear camera that is capable of doing 3x optical zoom, something that isn’t commonly found on smartphones.
While an optical zoom sounds cool, is it enough to make the ZenFone Zoom a great Android smartphone? Or is it just a more refined ZenFone 2?
Samsung Malaysia has officially announced the availability of the Gear S2 Classic Platinum and Gold editions in Malaysia. Both the smartwatches were first seen at CES 2016 last month and were further detailed during the Samsung SEA Forum 2016 a few days ago. The retail price for both new variants of the Gear S2 classic smartwatches will be RM1,899.
The cross pollination between Android and iOS looks like it is set to continue in the near future as Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that more of his apps will be heading to Google’s mobile operating system. The news comes as Apple held a town hall meeting to answer questions from the media.
Mozilla has officially given up on Firefox OS and will stop work on the mobile operating system after the version 2.6 release. The group had earlier announced that it was pulling the plug on all Firefox OS based smartphones; and this looks to be the final nail in the coffin for the failed experiment.